Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre

The Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre is a wellness service that aims to provide specialised support to families with children aged three years or younger, to enhance their relationships and achieve their parenting goals.

Important information

Referrals are now open for the Casey Early Parenting Centre. The centre itself will open in early 2024.

About the Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre

The Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre is a free service that provides specialised support for sleep and settling, feeding, parent-child relationships and parent-child health and wellbeing. It is a purpose-built facility located in Clyde North, within walking distance to shops, cafes and parks.

The centre provides a range of services including day stays, overnight stays and Telehealth support.

The team includes experienced nurses and midwives, Maternal and Child Health nurses, as well as a social worker and child life therapist.

Referring to the Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre

Families can access the centre through their GP, Maternal and Child Health nurse or by completing the referral form below.

Our pathway to services

More information

Current programs

Day program

  • For families with children under 12 months of age
  • Specialises in supporting families with sleep and settling strategies
  • Offered in the centre on a Tuesday and Thursday
  • Available from 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Families will leave the program with settling strategies they can put into practice at home

Residential program

  • Five days, four nights duration, staying overnight in the centre
  • Arrive on Monday, depart on Friday
  • Specialises in sleep and settling, behaviour concerns, bonding and feeding challenges
  • Intensive support including one-on-one guidance, group education sessions and a variety of playgroup activities
  • Families will leave the program with skills and strategies to put into practice at home

What to expect

At the Murrumbek Casey Early Parenting Centre, we aim to provide a service that is culturally sensitive and inclusive to a diverse range of families and we welcome parenting partners to join you during your stay.

It’s normal for some families to feel overwhelmed before they visit the centre; our staff will support you as you build confidence. Our team is passionate about providing the highest standards of care for families who come into the centre.

The day stay unit has four separate rooms with a cot, where parents can settle their babies with one-on-one support from staff. There is a comfortable area with age-appropriate toys and a small kitchen where families can enjoy refreshments and a light lunch.

The overnight residential unit offers ten private family rooms, each with its own bathroom. There is a large communal dining and kitchen area, where families can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by the centre. Laundry facilities are also available. It is surrounded by gardens and a large, light-filled playroom that is supported by a child life therapist.

What to bring

For our day program

  • Medicare Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card, if applicable, for each person attending
  • Your Child’s Health Record if available
  • Security items (dummies, special toys, blankets) clearly labelled with your child’s name
  • Details of any dietary requirements
  • Age-appropriate food for lunch and snacks for your child; parents can enjoy a light lunch at the centre
  • All the things you need for feeding: formula, teats and bottles (sterilising equipment is available at the centre)
  • Supply of disposable nappies

For our overnight program

  • All the things you need for feeding: formula, teats and bottles (sterilising equipment and bottle warmers are available at the centre)
  • Supply of disposable nappies
  • Non-perishable food items (breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided in the centre)
  • Current medication used by either the parent or child (medication or vitamins in their originally dispensed containers); these will be managed by you and can be stored in the safe in your room
  • Medicare Card, Health Care Card, Pension Card, if applicable, for each person attending 
  • Your Child’s Health Record 
  • Toiletries for the whole family (towels are provided)
  • Clothing for parents and child, such as hats, sunscreen, raincoats, or warm jackets, depending on the season
  • Pram
  • Security items (dummies, special toys, blankets) clearly labelled with your child’s name
  • An extra blanket/doona or pillow (linen is provided)
  • Contact details (phone numbers and email addresses) for other professionals involved in your child’s care e.g. GP, Paediatrician, Maternal and Child Health Nurse

After your stay

We understand that change doesn’t happen overnight; our team is committed to supporting you and your family once you return home. One of our clinicians will contact you a week after your stay, to check in on how you are putting your new strategies into practice.

Location and Contact Information

Address

114 Newgrange Boulevard
Clyde North, VIC 3978

Phone

03 7511 2800

Monday to Friday

8am to 4:30pm

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday