Parenting Centres

Karitane parenting centres empower families by providing education, support and guidance for parents with children from newborn to 5 years. We work in partnership with you to identify your goals and develop an individualised parenting plan with strategies to support you. This service includes individual consultations with a child and family health nurse and therapeutic groups. Some of our parenting centres are co-located with other health services, the range of services can vary depending on the unique needs of the local community.


Who uses Karitane parenting centres?

Families with children birth to 5 years who are experiencing early parenting challenges including:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Age appropriate routines
  • Multiple babies
  • Adjusting to parenting
  • Toddler behaviour
  • Anxiety and postnatal depression

Our team

Caring and experienced child and family health nurses, lactation consultants, social workers & psychologists.


Karitane parenting centre is a free health service to the community.

How to start the process / what you need to do first

In this new normal access for parents remains easier than ever, parents can self-refer on-line  here. A referral from a health professional, such as your doctor or a child and family health nurse is also accepted, to find your local child and family health centre, contact HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.

We are a COVID safe organisation and the safety and wellbeing of children and their families is always our highest priority. Our COVID-19 update is here.

To access our Balmain parenting centre, book your initial consultation or follow up appointment here. We ask that you please review and complete the below forms prior to your consultation: Parenting assessment form, consent form.



275 Darling St, Balmain, NSW 2041
Ph: (02) 9575 4111


138-150 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW 2163
Ph: (02) 9794 2300

Oran Park 

8e/351 Oran Park Dr, Oran Park NSW 2570
Ph: (02) 4654 6125


146 Avoca Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9399 6999


Stockland Shopping Centre, Community Room 
211 Lake Entrance Rd, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ph: (02) 9609 7766


310 Sandgate Rd, Shortland NSW 2307
Ph: (02) 4955 8180

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At Karitane, we recognise and appreciate the unique and special differences of every family. Your parenting choices should always be respected. Feeding can be an enjoyable, shared family experience, and a great form of bonding. In the early stages of feeding, you and your baby will both learn a lot from one another. Be patient – enjoy the experience together.

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Sleep and Settling

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At Karitane, we encourage sleeping strategies that respond to your baby’s cues. Doing so will help them feel contained, safe and secure.

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