Figtree Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

You are here: Home > Early Parenting Centre > Overview

Illawarra Early Parenting Centre

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre offers a safe haven for parents and babies who are having a difficult time – a place where parents will be supported with compassion and offered guidance in their efforts to care for their little ones.

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre is a new child and family health service providing postnatal support to families with children aged between 28 days to two years old. Part of Figtree Private Hospital, the new service is the first of its kind in the Illawarra, offering the convenience of an accessible inpatient support program, close to home.

Depending on individual needs, families may be offered assistance through parenting home visits, participation in day program education or admission to the hospital’s intensive inpatient program - each designed to improve family health and wellbeing. The unit provides personalised assistance for a range of needs including:

  • Feeding difficulties
  • Infant sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Reflux and colic
  • Maternal exhaustion
  • Maternal anxiety
  • Adjusting to parenting

The service is delivered in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment featuring newly renovated patient accommodation and play areas for your child.

Families are guided by an experienced, multi-disciplinary team including:

  • Experienced nurses with qualifications in Midwifery, Psychiatry and Counselling
  • Lactation consultants
  • Maternal child health nurses
  • Mothercraft nurses
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • GPs

Together our qualified staff provide an integrated treatment approach, working in partnership with families to develop a sustainable, individualised action plan addressing specific concerns. Our personalised care is coupled with group education, helping to strengthen confidence and empower caregivers in their parenting journey.

The Illawarra Early Parenting Centre is a family inclusive unit and partners are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program.

For more information please contact the Illawarra Early Parenting Centre on 02 4255 5000.