Families with children under two years of age may attend Ngala for a full day providing families with the opportunity to explore ways they can address their early parenting concerns. Such concerns may include breast or formula feeding, diet and nutrition, sleep and settling difficulties, child behavioural issues, adjustment to parenting, parental anxiety, parent/child relationships, fatigue and issues related to postnatal depression.The Day Stay service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.
For some families where there is a need for support over a longer period, Overnight Stay may be recommended.
Overnight Stay provides the opportunity for families to set aside four days and nights to explore issues associated with their children's development, family relationships, communication, sleep, dietary issues and other parenting concerns. Waiting times for the Overnight Stay service may be up to 12 weeks.
Consultations- Consultations are designed to be an early intervention strategy and seek to provide a quick response to requests for service where individualised strategies and information/education are required. Parenting issues such as sleep and settling, breast feeding and nutrition, play and development, toddler behaviour and toileting challenges can be discussed and explored. This service is suitable for parents with children aged from 0 to 6 years.