Tweddle provides both public and private Day Stay programs in six locations: Footscray, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh in partnership with Djerriwarrh Health Service, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service. We also deliver a Day Stay in partnership with City of Whittlesea  in Mill Park.

It is often an unsettled baby or wakeful toddler that spurs parents into seeking a referral to Tweddle however Tweddle’s multidisciplinary team support parents with many more challenges such as depression, anxiety and transitioning to parenthood.

All programs focus on infant health, development and the promotion of attachment relationships. Attending a day stay program enables practitioners to work alongside parents, look at the whole 24 hour cycle and provide practical strategies to empower parents to do the best they can.

The Maribyrnong and Terang & Mortlake Day Stay programs provide support for parents and their 0 – 3 year old children and our Geelong, Kings Park, Whittlesea and Bacchus Marsh Day Stay programs support parents with children up to 12 months.

Tweddle’s two day Day Stay program enables families to practice strategies learnt in the home environment and then return for further reinforcement for support with other emerging difficulties.

Note for families regarding Bottles and Bottle 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, Tweddle families are 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 infection in stored boiled water.  Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for families.

Phone (03) 9689 1577 for more information.

Tweddle Day Stay Locations

Tweddle Private Day Stay Clinic

  • Duration:             5 hours
  • Cost:                    $385

Tweddle’s private Day Stay Clinic is run from our Day Stay facility at Footscray. The clinic engages one family per day, giving you one on one support and the opportunity to run through a good portion of your baby’s daily routine.  All linen is provided, there is tea and coffee making facilities; you just need to bring something to eat for yourself and anything your child will need for the day (bottles, formula, solids). A support person is welcome.


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