Frequently asked questions

What type of support does the Ellen Barron Family Centre provide?

Ellen Barron Family Centre provides tertiary level education and support with:

  • Responsive Settling
  • Responsive Feeding
  • Breast feeding
  • Bottle feeding
  • Child development and behaviour
  • General parenting

What do I need to do prior to being referred to the Ellen Barron Family Centre?

Families are encouraged to access local supports, for example Child and Youth Community Health Services and General Practitioners (GPs).

What is the age range for children to be admitted to the Ellen Barron Family Centre?

Birth to a child’s third birthday.

Can my child / children over three years of age stay with me at the centre?

Yes. Children aged between three and five years (up to the fifth birthday) can be admitted as a boarder.

When is admission and discharge?

Admission days, times and length of stay vary depending on the program a family is accepted into.

Do I need to bring my own food?

No – Ellen Barron Family Centre provides meals for families admitted to the centre. You can bring your own food if you wish, however this must be pre-prepared and discussed during the intake process. Please note there are only microwave ovens for heating.

What do I need to bring with me for my admission?