Time spent playing with and talking to your baby is important for their development. Learn Tresillian’s tips on the best ways to interact with your baby. There are many benefits to reading to your baby, singing songs and simple games like ‘peek-a-boo’.
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Can I book myself into Tresillian?
NSW families can ask their GP or Child and Family Health Nurse for a Referral to Tresillian or Self Refer to Tresillian's services. Our Nurses are only a call away, ready to provide a listening ear, helpful advice and to assist you to access the Tresillian service which will best meet your needs. Call the Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on 1300 272 736.
What are the reasons for Self Referral to Tresillian in NSW?
Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming and exhausting. Add to that the stresses of self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it means parenting can be even more difficult. Tresillian can help you and your family during this challenging time with: Practical guidance and support on what you can do to help your baby sleep better, Feeding your baby - Breastfeeding or bottlefeeding, Working out baby’s sleep/feed/play daily rhythm or pattern, Toddler behaviour, Coping with twins or triplets, Self-care – your own emotional health and wellbeing especially during COVID-19.
How is Tresillian funded?
While the majority of Tresillian’s funding comes from the NSW Ministry for Health we do rely on the generosity of the corporate sector and individual donors to assist us with special projects.
How much does it cost?
Day Services are covered by Medicare. Residential Services are covered by Medicare and/or your family’s private health fund. If both parents stay overnight one parent is a boarder and an accommodation/meals charge applies per day. You will be advised of the current rate prior to your admission.
What age-group does Tresillian specialise in?
Our services specialise in caring for families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.
Are there similar services to Tresillian in other parts of Australia?
Yes, we now have Tresillian services based in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. For a full list, click here.
Does Tresillian run Parenting Groups?
Yes, parenting groups are facilitated by experienced staff (nurses, social workers and psychologists) at all Tresillian Centres. Parents in the community are welcome to register, along with those using our services. These programs are designed to improve family functioning and provide parenting information, to promote self-care and understanding of childhood development; and to enhance your relationship with your child. More information about our parenting programs is available at Parenting Programs. Tresillian also facilitates MyTime groups, which are support groups for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. A group leader runs each group and topics include Taking Care of Yourself, Getting the Right Support, Your Child’s Development and Play Ideas. For more information on Tresillian's MyTime groups contact mytime.net.au
Does Tresillian have a Long Day Care Centre?
Yes, Guthrie Early Learning Centre is Tresillian’s community-based long day care service set amidst leafy gardens in Wollstonecraft, on Sydney’s lower north shore. The Centre is renowned for its excellent quality of care and innovative programs provided by a dedicated team of qualified and experienced staff. Guthrie Child Care Centre caters for 42 children per day and is open from 7.30am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday, 49 weeks of the year. For bookings and further information contact the Director on (02) 9432 4040.