Early Parenting Support

Tresillian Family Care Centres is Australia’s largest not-for-profit Early Parenting Service offering professional advice, education and guidance to families with a baby, toddler or pre-schooler. Tresillian has helped generations of parents for over 100 years providing reassurance and support with:

  • Settling baby & sleep difficulties
  • Breastfeeding & bottle-feeding
  • Introducing solids
  • Multiple babies
  • Understanding baby’s cues
  • Toddler Behaviour
  • Parental emotional & psychological well-being  (i.e. stress, anxiety)

Tresillian’s Help Services

Tresillian has Family Care Centres across New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT along with a Tresillian 2U Mobile Early Parenting Van operating on the Mid North Coast of NSW. 

Programs include Day Services, where families visit a Tresillian Centre for a morning/afternoon or receive a visit from a Tresillian Nurse at home.  These services are located in Sydney at Canterbury, Wollstonecraft and Nepean and in rural areas, at Albury Wodonga, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Taree, Queanbeyan, Lismore and Wagga Wagga.  

Tresillian also has inpatient Residential Units for families with more complex parenting issues.  Families can live in for 4-nights/5-days at one of these Units located in Sydney at Willoughby, Canterbury, Macksville and Nepean and in the ACT at Curtin. 

Admission to Tresillian services are via self referral or referral from a health professional.

The Tresillian Parent’s Help Line

For Self Referral and Professional advice from a Tresillian Nurse

Our Nurses are only a ‘phone call away, ready to provide a listening ear helpful advice and to assist you to access the Tresillian service which will best meet your needs.

1300 272 736
Available 7 days a week, 7am-11pm


Tresillian’s Day Services and Parent’s Help Line services are free. Residential admissions are covered by Medicare/Private Health Fund.

Tresillian’s Social Impact

Download our 2021 Social Impact Statement.

The First 2000 Days 

Tresillian’s health professionals promote the importance of the first 2000 days and the actions that can be taken to get better health outcomes for children.
The First 2000 Days Framework (NSW Ministry of Health)