Welcome to Tweddle
Your stay with us will provide an opportunity for you and your family to explore any issues you are currently facing. Parenting issues involve the whole family and we invite you, your partner or support person to attend.
The program is designed to assist you to achieve your goals. The program has 4 phases:
- Confidence building
- Skill consolidation
- Preparation for home
We recognise that each family is unique. We respond to your individual needs working with you to achieve your goals and we will be on hand day and night. Please make sure to arrive on time so that we can start work together and gain maximum benefit from your stay.
In a typical day, we will work with you to develop confidence in your skills. This will be achieved by observing you and your child and providing you with feedback and encouragement. Information groups are run everyday and you are invited to attend them.
You will have your own bedrooms - one for parents and one for the child, unless otherwise requested. The child's room will have a cot or bed depending on age and your request. Your room also has a security box to store valuables.
It is important that all family members are well enough to participate in the program. Please notify us if you or your family are not well. Your booking will then be rescheduled.
We know that some parents choose not to immunise their children. If there is an outbreak of an infectious disease we will ask the family to leave the program.
Bottles and Brushes
Every year over 1,000 families stay with us, that's a lot of bottles! In keeping with changes in Tweddle's Infection Control Policy, we need to make some changes to ensure the highest infection control standards are maintained to keep you and your baby well during your stay with us.
Tweddle families are now required to bring their own feeding equipment and bottle cleaning equipment (bottles, teats, bottle brush) for use in the communal formula/milk room. We also ask that families no longer leave boiled water in the fridge and instead boil the kettle immediately prior to each formula preparation. This will help us reduce the risk of infections in stored boiled water. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for our families.
If you or your child have an allergy to food or other substances, please tell us. If you have an allergy management plan, bring it with you.
Tweddle is a 'nut aware' environment. So, for child safety no peanut or nut products please.
What to bring
- Medicare card or Health Benefit Card (if you have one)
- Completed administration forms (mailed to you prior to admission)
- Child Health Record Book
- Any medication that any family member is currently taking, in original containers
- Healthy snacks (fruit, yoghurt, rice crackers)
- Reading material or personal music such as ipod / walkman
For your children
- Clothing including footwear
- Nappy pins or clips, pilchers/plastic pants. Cloth nappies are provided
- Nappy wipes
- Dummy (if used)
- Training cup (if used)
- A special toy - book, blanket, soft toy
- Pram or stroller
- Infant formula, bottles and teats including one prepared bottle (if required)
All meals for your family are provided at Tweddle. Our meals are plain but nutritious.
If you or your child have special dietary requirements please discuss this with the intake nurse before admission. Tweddle will provide for your special dietary needs where possible. Any snacks, fruit or special drinks you may want must be provided at your own expense. There is a vending machine on site with some items available for sale.
If you use disposable nappies you will need to supply your own. A small cost for disposal is payable at the time of your admission.
There are no laundry facilities available. Please ensure you have enough clothes for the family for your entire stay.
Visitors are welcome at any time between 8am to 8pm.
Off street parking is available.
We currently have no wifi facility.