Tweddle provides a combination of residential, day stay, in-home, tele-health, fee for service and community based Early Parenting programs. You can self-refer to Tweddle.
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Tweddle's caring In-Home and Telehealth teams can help you with sleep and settling, attachment, routines, returning to work, feeding, behaviour and more.
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Tweddle Sleep and Settling training
Tweddle's Parent Info Hub has dozens of links to resources including videos, help lines, expert tips and more. Download Tweddle's parenting app if you need additional support.
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Tweddle is delivering a mix of online and face to face professional development and training.
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Tweddle offers face-to-face group and online Childbirth Education classes delivered by experienced Educators. Mums and support people can attend classes at Tweddle or watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes.
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Diversity; Everyone is unique, included and heard.
Equity; Advocacy for fair opportunities.
Inclusion; Meaningful participation for all.
Belonging; Be your authentic self.

Tweddle acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay our respects to Elders past and present. We believe in supporting babies, toddlers, children and families to stay connected to cultures, communities and Countries. Tweddle welcomes people of different age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, intersex status, culture, sexual orientation, relationship status, language, faith, ability levels and socio-economic backgrounds.  We take an intersectional approach in reducing inequality and discrimination by embedding safe, inclusive and affirming partnerships. We celebrate families from all walks of life and promote diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging in principle and practice.

Parents talk about Tweddle’s support.
Tweddle might be renown as a 100+ year-old Sleep School but we are so much more than that, as illustrated in this wonderful Tweddle profile by House of Wellness.
Tweddle provides a combination of residential, day stay, in-home, tele-health, fee for service and community based Early Parenting programs. You can self-refer to Tweddle or get a referral from your trusted health professional.

Once referred to as a ‘Sleep School’, Tweddle offers so much more than sleep and settling. All of Tweddle’s programs change the trajectory of family’s lives, with far reaching consequences now and for generations. Tweddle supports parents and carers of babies and toddlers to strengthen attachment, learn about sleep and settling, read their child’s cues, build parenting skills and confidence and connect with community.

The Tweddle team
The Tweddle Team Ready for 2023
January 25 2023

As we enter our 103rd year, Tweddle staff are rolling up their sleeves in readiness for an incredibly busy 12 months. Parents, babies, and toddlers are once again unpacking their suitcases and being warmly welcomed to Tweddle’s Residential unit and our community-based programs.

Health professionals are referring families to us for intensive early parenting support they can trust, in addition to families having the option of self-referring.

The count-down is on to mid-August when we will open our doors to our second Residential unit in Wyndham, a region which has seen the biggest increase in babies and children aged 0-4 years in Victoria over the past decade.  We can’t wait to move into our new purpose built facility and settle into the neighbourhood.

Here is a program update covering our programs and services for 2023. We encourage families to call us during business hours with any questions or referrals and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.

Wyndham and Footscray building update – New Early Parenting Centres for Victoria

Work is progressing well on both sites with opening dates estimated to be around mid-August. Wyndham will cater for 10 residential families per week and have facilities for four day stay families. Footscray will increase our current capacity to 16 residential families and a new day stay unit.

Notice of Tweddle's 102nd AGM
Notice of Tweddle's 102nd Annual General Meeting
January 30 2023

The Board of Tweddle Child & Family Health Service is pleased to invite interested members of the public to attend its 102nd Annual General Meeting.

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 1st March between 3pm and 4pm.

The AGM will be onsite at Tweddle at 70 Sydney Street Footscray.

To register your attendance please contact Sam Gates-Scovelle on 0425 208 531 or sam.gates-scovelle@tweddle.org.au

Our Programs

Day Stay Programs
Tweddle provides early parenting Day Stay programs in Footscray, Wyndham, Geelong, Kings Park in partnership with Brimbank City Council, Terang in partnership with Terang & Mortlake Health Service and Nhill in partnership with West Wimmera Health Service.
MyTime
MyTime groups are peer support groups for parents and carers of children aged under 18 years who need a higher level of care than other children. Children do not need a formal diagnosis for families to attend. MyTime provides a place to socialise, discuss, to access information, and to support and be supported by other carers...
In Home Service
Tweddle offer gentle solutions to helping your baby or young child learn to sleep and settle. We provide expert in home and telephone support for baby and toddler sleep, settling, behaviour, feeding and parenting uncertainty...
Working Out Dads
After five years of program delivery and evaluation, Tweddle’s Working Out Dads has now become part of a four-year research trial to evaluate ways to promote men’s health and wellbeing during early fatherhood.
Residential Program
The Tweddle Residential Program operates from Monday to Friday each week for vulnerable families struggling with a range of parenting challenges. The early intervention and prevention program has a focus on strengthening attachment, building resilience and supporting you to understand your baby's cues....
Childbirth Education
Tweddle's Childbirth Education classes include a face-to-face option, or an online class pre-recorded at Tweddle delivered by experienced Educators with participating parents. Mums and partners can now watch the classes in the comfort of their own homes at a time that suits them. Participants are sent a password that allows access to Tweddle's Childbirth Education on Vimeo. The password allows access to a two-week viewing period.
Parenting Assessment and Skills Development
Tweddle's Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service (PASDS) is available to parents who have children between 0 and 3 years who are currently involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Professional Development
Tweddle provide training programs and parenting workshops delivered by qualified educators with extensive knowledge and experience specialising in infant mental health, attachment, early parenting support and family partnership education. Tweddle can tailor Professional Development packages for staff, held either at Tweddle in Footscray or at a location that's convenient to you.

Impact of Our Programs

3613

Mums, Dads, Babies & Toddlers (Resi/Day Stay/InHome/PASDs/HoPES)

2,179

Day Stay Clients

354

In Home Clients

720

Childbirth Education families

1594

Completed Assessment and Intake Services

110

MyTime Families

122

Working Out Dads

14

Locations : Pascoe Vale, Wyndham Vale, Maidstone, Point Cook,  Hobsons Bay (Newport)  Brimbank, Maribynong, Melton, Whittlesea, Geelong, Terang, Bacchus Marsh, 

64%

MCHN referrals to Tweddle

 

Make A Difference Today

Social Change
Tweddle is a public hospital and preventative health organisation working upstream with a focus on social change. We foster resilience in families experiencing mental ill health, family violence, isolation, addiction and exhaustion.
The Tweddle Foundation
The Tweddle Foundation supports the critical work and facilities of Tweddle Child and Family Health Service. Help us build a future for vulnerable families so that babies and toddlers get a good start in life.
Get Involved
We welcome your partnership in helping us change lives. Whether it be workplace giving, corporate partnerships, bequests, volunteering or fundraising, your help will make a difference today and for the future.

Tweddle acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government
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