We 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.
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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
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
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.
Balmain parenting centre
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.
This service includes individual consultations with a child and family health nurse and therapeutic groups.
275 Darling St, Balmain, NSW 2041
Ph: (02) 9575 4111
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Ph: (02) 9794 2300
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Ph: (02) 4654 6125
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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
Shop A, 4 Magdalene Terrace, Wolli Creek NSW 2205
(02) 8257 0955