Parent and Guardian Education Programs

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Coronavirus update: 

Council’s Maternal and Child Health services are operating at reduced capacity.

 All New Parent Groups and Parent Education Sessions are cancelled until further notice.

 

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.

Free Parent Education Sessions

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

Bookings 

  • FREE - Bookings are essential on 9784 1756

2020 Programs

Baby Makes 3

Baby Makes 3 is a parent group program being offered to support and guide first time parents on how to maintain a healthy and respectful relationship during the transition to parenthood.

The program is a two hour session once a week over three weeks for parents and baby, facilitated by both a male and a female group leader.

The Baby Makes 3 program covers the following topics:

  • Becoming a parent for the first time
  • Who does what?
  • Healthy relationships
  • Meaningful equality
  • Intimacy
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Communication

Benefits and outcomes

Some of the benefits include the opportunity for both parents to share their experiences and hear from others who are going through the same journey. For many fathers, this is their first opportunity to meet with other first time parents.

Parents who have participated in the program report it to be an interesting and worthwhile experience, with couples having a greater respect for each other’s roles and improved communication about their relationship.

Sessions

Dates to be confirmed soon.

Download our Baby Makes 3 flyer (5MB)

Baby Cues

Babies give a lot of different hints and cues to tell parents what they need. Learn how to read these signs so you can improve communication with your child.

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Boost Up Blues - 8 Week Program

Being a parent is very rewarding, but it can also be hard work. This support group for mums explores the impact of post natal depression and anxiety in a safe and friendly environment. Bookings essential.

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Sleep and Settling 0-4 months Newborns

Settling babies into sleep patterns is important for their development and for family routine. Learn flexible age appropriate techniques to assist normal sleep development.

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

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.

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Sleep and Settling 6-8 Months

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

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Sleep and Settling - Toddler 12+ Months

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

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Foods For Babies

As babies develop, their food options need to change to ensure optimal growth and development. Get up-to-date information on the introduction of nutritional foods for your baby as they grow, from first foods to family mealtimes. These sessions are for babies from 4 to 12 months.

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

Play Ideas for Toddlers

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

  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

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.
  • Session dates to be confirmed soon.

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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