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The Child and Family Health Service provides free developmental health checks, support and information on parenting issues for families with children aged 0-5 years.  The centre is staffed by Child and Family Health Nurses who are specialised in child physical and brain development and behaviour

St Ives Shopping Village

St Ives 2075

94857555

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Following the birth of your baby you will be offered a home visit by one of our Child and Family Health Nurses.

At the first home visit the nurse will check the baby's growth, physical and brain development, discuss any issues regarding breast or infant feeding establish the parents support needs and provide parenting group information.

Parents are encouraged to attend their local Child and Family Health Centre for regular health checks at 1-4 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years and any other time as needed.

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Early Parenting Support Group ( for babies up to 12 weeks of age ) - no bookings required

You are invited to join our support group for families following birth until 12 weeks.  Come and meet other parents for a chat and exchange of ideas.  A Child and Family Health Nurse will be available to facilitate discussion and provide support including Breastfeeding Support and advice, sleep and settling information, immunisation information, and adjusting to parenting tips. This group also provides parents with an opportunity to socialise and form an ongoing mother's group once the 12 week group is completed. The group at St Ives is available 3 x a week.

St Ives Child and Family Health Centre

Monday and Thursday 11.00am - 12.00pm

Friday 1pm - 2pm

No prams allowed in group space, pram parking is available

On Thursday May 28th 2020 the Early Parenting Support Group will be held in the St Ives Community Hall located on the Village Green

 

Chinese Speaking Parents Group with an Interpreter ( for babies 12 months and under)

Please click on the link below for times and locations

 Chinese Speaking Parents Group

Introducing Solid Food to Your Baby

Please click on the link below for times and locations ( bookings required)

 Introducing Solid Foods

The Importance of Play

Please click on the link below for times and locations ( bookings required)

 The Importance of Play

Connecting with your Infant

Please click on the link below for times and locations ( bookings required)

 Connecting With Your Infant

 For Northern Sydney Local Health District service information click on the link below :

NSLHD Child, Youth and Family Health Service Website