Seven new Early Parenting Centres will be built in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Frankston, Casey, Wyndham and Whittlesea. These centres will provide a critical role in ensuring parents are getting the advice and care they need, including support with sleep and settling, feeding and extra care for babies with additional needs.
The centres will provide day-stays and longer residential stay programs to improve the health, wellbeing and developmental outcomes for children aged up to four-years-old. Each new centre will include 10 residential units and four day stay unit, supporting more than 5,000 extra families a year.
Bendigo Health will partnership with Tweddle Child and Family Health Services and Ballarat will partner with Ballarat Health and the Queen Elizabeth Centre. To find out more go to Tweddle Child and Family Health Services.