Parenting Education Programs

Parenting Education Groups are an integral part of your antenatal care, supporting the information gained at your antenatal appointments.

Courses are fun, with many activities, and you may meet similar families who live near you.  Some Birth and Parenting groups continue to meet and provide mutual support for years!

Make sure you contact us early in your pregnancy to get into the program with dates that best suits you. For your comfort, we recommend you complete your education classes before reaching 36 weeks.

All our educators are qualified midwives or physiotherapists and have special training in education and leading groups.

Some programs attract a fee see below for prices. Concessions are available. 


We are excited to announce that our face to face programs are resuming at Maitland. Our Skype sessions will be phased out as we reintroduce our full range of trusted Parenting Education programs.

We are still taking bookings for skype sessions for families who are expecting their baby very soon. Please click on the link if you would like to book a skype session


Our class sizes will be smaller to accommodate safe physical distancing. We will undertake routine screening prior to our programs. Please see below for our full program schedule.

We can't wait to see you




Please note our Education programs are conducted at:

550-560 High Street, Maitland NSW 2320

To reserve your spot in any Parenting Education course please contact us: -

        Phone: 4939 2739

        (NB: If we need to return your call, our caller ID will be Private Number)

        OR you can email our office:   




​Class Times


Birth and Parenting

$140 per couple ​ ​ ​ ​

​Saturday 17th October 2020​ 2 weeks ​9am to 3pm ​​​AVAILABLE
​Tuesday 3rd November 2020​ 6 weeks ​6.30pm to 8.30pm​AVAILABLE
​Saturday 14th November 2020​ 2 weeks ​​9am to 3pm ​​​​AVAILABLE
​Saturday 12th December 2020​ 2 weeks ​9am to 3pm ​AVAILABLE


No Charge

​Thursday 15th October 2020​Once Only ​11am to 1pm ​​AVAILABLE
​Wednesday 28th October 2020​Once Only ​​6pm to 8.30pm​​AVAILABLE
​Thursday 12th November 2020​Once Only ​11am to 1pm ​​AVAILABLE
​Werdnesday 25th November 2020​Once Only ​​6pm to 8.30pm​​AVAILABLE
​Thursday 10th December 2020​Once Only ​11am to 1pm ​​AVAILABLE
​Wednesday 16th December 2020Once Only ​​6pm to 8.30pm​​AVAILABLE

​Next Birth After Caesarean (NBAC)

No Charge

Name of programProgram detailsSchedule ​When to come

​Birth and Parenting Program


Pregnant woman and partner/support person



(from 18 weeks gestation to book times that best suit you)

​Most popular program:

  • Self-help strategies for labour and birth, including ways to offer support to the laboring woman
  • Understanding labour and birth, including when to come to hospital
  • Making informed decisions about your care, unexpected events of labour and after the birth
  • Breastfeeding, infant sleep, settling techniques, infant communication & other baby care topics.
  • Changes in the family relationships during the period of the transition to parenthood and strategies to minimise distress in the early weeks. 

Session Options include:

Tuesday evenings


Consecutive Saturdays
2x6 hour

​From 26 weeks gestation



Pregnant woman
(partners also welcome)

New mothers tell us this was very helpful!

  • Observe (via films & discussion) skin to skin contact, baby’s signs of readiness to feed, attachment and positioning baby for feeding
  • Common challenges of breastfeeding
  • Learn about local community resources and support

​3 hour session


Wednesday morning
9.30am -12.30 pm


Wednesday evening
6.30-9.30 pm

​Before 36 weeks gestation

Next birth after caesarean section


Pregnant woman and partner/support person

For women who have had a previous Caesarean birth AND their support person:

  • Clarify facts and concerns relating to vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) versus repeat Caesarean birth
  • Help the woman and her partner to make  decisions relating to their birth options
​Single 2 hour session


Tuesday  3.30pm-5.30 pm


Thursday 6.30pm-8.30 pm

​From 20 weeks gestation