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Toddler age range

The toddler years are from the age of 1 until 3 years.

It's an incredible part of life where they're learning to walk, talk and their whole world is growing with exploration and curiosity.

Raising toddlers

Toddlers bring immense joy into a household. It's wonderful to watch them achieve their developmental milestones, from their first steps to their first words. They have boundless curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring the world which can remind you of the simple pleasures in life. 

However raising a toddler can also come with its share of challenges. Toddler tantrums can test the patience of even the most patient caregiver. Sleep challenges, toilet training and the constant need for supervision can be tiring. 

A normal daily routine for the age of toddlerhood usually involves one or two day sleeps. Usually by about 13 and 16 months of age, toddlers are getting down to one middle of the day sleep. They will be eating three meals a day as well as snacks and will be participating in family meals and activities. 

Raising toddlers can be rewarding and challenging however watching them grow and develop makes the journey of raising toddlers a deeply fulfilling one.

Tresillian FAQ's

To book a visit to Tresillian talk to your GP or Child and Family Health Nurse or fill in this short online booking form and one of our Nurses will call you back.

Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming and exhausting. 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.

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.

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 will apply of around $56 per day.

Our services specialise in caring for families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler.

Yes, we now have Tresillian services based in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. For a full list, click here

Yes, courses for parents are facilitated by experienced staff (nurses, social workers and psychologists) virtually and at Tresillian Centres. Parents in the community are welcome to register, along with those using our services. These courses 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 courses for parents is available at here

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.