The Parenting Education Service - Scott Memorial Scone Hospital

“Knowledge reduces fear and promotes confidence”

Learning about your pregnancy and growing baby, preparing for labour and the birth of your baby, preparing for the joys and challenges of becoming a parent are all very important parts of your antenatal care and planning.

Scott Memorial Scone Maternity Service offers Birth and Parenting programs to support you and your partner with your physical, mental and emotional preparation for your pregnancy, birth, early parenting and feeding your baby.

The sessions are relaxed and informative, giving you and your support person the opportunity to meet other families and discuss ideas, thoughts and choices for birthing and parenting.



We are excited to announce that our face to face programs are resuming in August 2020. 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 the month of July for families who are expecting their baby very soon.

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


To book call reception on 02 6540 2100

or click the link to book  ONLINE SKYPE SESSIONS


Birth and Parenting               Face to Face Course


From 26 weeks


​Class Times



​Saturday 15th August &

Sunday 16th August 2020 

​9.00am to 5.00pm ​2 Days ​AVAILABLE

​Saturday 14th November &

Sunday 15th November 2020

​​9.00am to 5.00pm​​2 Days ​​AVAILABLE

Our program

Birth And Parenting Program for Pregnant woman and partner/support person

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

  • Self-help strategies for labour and birth, including ways that the support person can offer support to the labouring woman
  • 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 offer some strategies to minimise distress in the early weeks.
  • Organised visit to the Birthing and Postnatal facilities at Tamworth Hospital

Total of 12 hours education.

Session Options include:

  • 6 x 2 hour
  • 2 x 6 hour

Tuesday or Wednesday evenings or Saturdays – bookings essential

Scheduled Class Dates for 2020

February 15th  and 16th

May 16th  and 17th

August 15th and 16th

November 14th and 15th

Book from 26 weeks gestation.

Why come to our programs?

Attending face to face education programs will help you to learn more about your birth and parenting journey as we are able to tailor our programs to meet your specific learning needs. You will share the experience with other pregnant women and families which is an excellent parent-education to meet others about to become new parents.

Our qualified, welcoming team will provide an environment which is informal and relaxed. Our programs are interactive and based on the most up to date information.

Our past clients say

“I felt prepared for anything - best money spent on any course!”

“Good time out from our busy lives to focus on the pregnancy as a couple; it reinforced what we read on internet; partner found it very helpful.”

“Fantastic to meet & share with others at the same stage of pregnancy & share questions about birth, etc.; reduced the fear about what we were facing; we are still in touch with our group on Facebook.”

General information about educational programs

Parenting Education Classes are held at the Education Centre, Scott Memorial Scone Hospital.

Maternity Services Tours are included as part of the classes.

Cost of programs

There is a one off fee for the program, in line with most Australian Maternity Services. Concessions are available – talk to our friendly staff.

Book your place by calling, the Administration Office or Maternity Unit

Phone: (02)  6540 2100 Administration Office
Phone: (02)  6540 2152 Maternity Unit