Parent and Guardian Education Programs

Frankston City Council provides support and training for parents, guardians or grandparents of children from birth to six years of age and their families.

This professional, family-centred primary health service is universal, culturally sensitive and free of charge for Frankston City residents.

Families or professionals wanting a referral or information on Council's Enhanced Services can do so through their Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

Parent Education Sessions

Council's Parent Education Program offers friendly sessions which are free for local families including:

  • Sleep and settling for new babies
  • Newborn communication
  • Creative play
  • Foods for baby
  • Toilet training
  • Post Baby Core Strength

Bookings 

  • Free but bookings are essential on 9784 1756 

Upcoming Parent Education Sessions 2017

Post Baby Core Strength

Facilitated by a qualified physiotherapist, this session offers information on toning and strengthening your core muscles after childbirth.

  • Monday 13 February
    Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre
    55 Towerhill Road
    Frankston South
      
  • Monday 24 April
    Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre
    55 Towerhill Road
    Frankston South

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Baby Makes 3

  • Monday
    Frankston North Community Centre
    26 Mahogany Avenue
    Frankston North
     
  • Tuesday
    Karingal Place
    103 Ashleigh Avenue
    Karingal
       
  • Wednesday
    Frankston South Community and Recreation Centre
    55 Towerhill Road
    Frankston South
      
  • Wednesday and Thursday
    Banyan Fields
    90 Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs
      
  • Thursday
    Langwarrin Community Centre
    2 Lang Road
    Langwarrin

Session start at 6.30pm until 8.30pm

Baby Cues

Having a baby can be a wonderful time in the lives of parents. It can also leave you wanting answers to many questions such as "What does my baby need and want?" This session aims to help parents learn what your newborn is trying to communicate to you.

Location: Banyan Fields Maternal and Child Health Centre
90A Cadles Road 
Carrum Downs

  • Thursday 2 February
  • Thursday 2 March
  • Thursday 6 April
  • Thursday 4 May
  • Thursday 8 June

All sessions are from 10am to 12pm at

Sleep and Settling - Newborns

Information and flexible strategies on sleeping patterns, sleep associations and age-appropriate routines offered. The groups are offered in specific developmental ages.

  • Wednesday 11 January
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
  • Wednesday 15 February
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
      
  • Wednesday 15 March
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston
       
  • Wednesday 12 April
    Botany Park Maternal and Child Health Centre
    53 Lyrebird Drive
    Carrum Downs
       
  • Wednesday 10 May
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston
       
  • Wednesday 7 June
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Infant Massage 0–6 months

This session is for parents to learn the benefits of massage for both parents and baby. Facilitated by a qualified Infant Massage Instructor.

  • Wednesday 1 February
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston  
  • Wednesday 8 March
    Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre
    90A Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs
      
  • Wednesday 17 May
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
      
  • Wednesday 28 June
    Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre
    90A Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Sleep and Settling 3-6 Months

Information and flexible strategies on sleeping patterns, sleep associations and age-appropriate routines offered. The groups are offered in specific developmental ages.

  • Wednesday 22 February
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston
     
  • Wednesday 5 April
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
  • Wednesday 24 May
    Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre
    90A Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs

All sessions start at 10am until 12pm

Foods For Baby 4-12 Months

How? What? When? This session aims to provide the latest information for parents on the introduction of nutritional foods for baby through to enjoying family mealtimes.

  • Wednesday 25 January
    Montague Park Maternal and Child Health Centre
    Bentley Place
    Frankston
     
  • Wednesday 1 March
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
       
  • Wednesday 3 May (4-12 Months)
    Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre
    90A Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs
       
  • Wednesday 14 June (4-12 Months)
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Sleep and Settling 7-12 Months

Information and flexible strategies on sleeping patterns, sleep associations and age appropriate routines offered. These groups are offered in specific developmental ages.

  • Wednesday 22 March
    Botany Park Maternal and Child Health Centre
     53 Lyrebird Drive
    Carrum Downs
  • Thursday 21 June
    Mahogany Rise Child and Family Centre
    2/25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North
    Wednesday 28 September

All sessions start at 10am until 12pm

Positive Play and Behaviour

Preschool behaviour can be challenging. This program encourages parents to develop positive practical strategies for play based on your child’s developmental age.

  • Wednesday 18 January
    Banyan Fields Child and Family Centre
    90A Cadles Road
    Carrum Downs
  • Wednesday 29 March
    Mahogany Rise Maternal and Child Health Centre
    25 Jenkens Street
    Frankston North

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Fun Not Fuss With Food

Helping parents understand the causes of fussy eating and providing ideas on positive ways to deal with them.

  • Tuesday 14 March
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston
     
  • Tuesday 30 May
    Lakewood Child and Family Centre
    107-109 Raphael Crescent
    Frankston

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Toilet Training

An informative session with practical ideas and strategies to help children with this complex new skill.

This session covers topics such as:

  • How do I know when my child is ready? 
  • When is the best time to start?
  • Tips to encourage your child's success.
  • Wednesday 8 February
    Botany Park Maternal and Child Health Centre
    53 Lyrebird Drive
    Carrum Downs
       
  • Wednesday 31 May
    Montague Park Maternal and Child Health Centre
    Bentley Place
    Frankston

Session start at 10am until 12pm

Bookings are essential for these FREE programs.

  • Frankston City Council on 9784 1756

If you are unable to attend, please phone and cancel so we may invite those on the waiting list to attend.

Frankston City Council reserves the right to cancel or change these programs or venues.

These sessions are run by experienced Parent Educators in a relaxed and informative way. To meet the needs of families a choice of dates and times are offered

Breastfeeding Friendly Locations

Information is available on Breastfeeding Friendly Locations.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 03 9784 1754
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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