Supporting families in the Latrobe Valley

As a parent, you have the biggest influence on your child's wellbeing and development from the time they are born.

These parenting services are free and available to all families with young children living in Latrobe City and the Shires of Baw Baw and Wellington.

Parents can enjoy learning new ways to:

  • respond to parenting challenges
  • support your child’s development
  • give children the skills for life.

Sleep and settling program

The "What Were We Thinking" (WWWT) program is a sleep and settling program for parents of babies in the first two months of life.

The program provides:

  • Practical skills for developing good sleeping habits from birth
  • Ideas to help adjust to changes in your relationship with your partner after the birth of your first baby.

Sessions are scheduled so that both parents can attend.

if you are a first time parent ask your local Maternal and Child Health nurse about the WWWT program. 

For more information about the program, see the WWWT website.

Supported playgroups

Supported Playgroups meet weekly in fun and casual group sessions. They are led by a qualified facilitator.

The playgroups help you improve everyday interactions with your child so they are ready for kinder, school and life.

Supported Playgroups are available to all families with children 0-4 years old in Latrobe City and the Shires of Baw Baw and Wellington.

Triple P - Positive Parenting seminars

Free Triple P parenting seminars are now taking place at locations in Latrobe City and Wellington Shire Council.

The Triple P parenting seminars help give you practical skills and strategies to:

  • build strong and healthy relationships with your children
  • deal with all types of parenting situations and challenges
  • raise happy, confident children
  • respond to parenting challenges
  • set routines that everyone follows
  • take care of yourself as a parent.

To register for the seminars

Register to attend a seminar on the Triple P website.