The Infants' Home Postnatal Program

Service Description

Our postnatal service, Sydney Hope Family Cottage, provides a comprehensive range of postnatal support services for families of children birth to 5 years. Provided via face-to-face home visits and/or phone consultations. Families who are finding adjusting to the role of new parent challenging can self-refer to our postnatal service. Families may also be referred by an early childhood health nurse, GP or other health practitioner. Our postnatal care services include: support with lactation, feeding, sleep and settling, parental wellbeing, adjusting to parenthood, development and attachment and connecting families to local services and community. A home or telehealth visit with a Child and Family Health Nurse is usually arranged after an initial telephone intake consultation. We usually allocate 2.5 to 3 hours per visit.

Alternate Names: Sydney Hope Family Cottage

Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri: 8.30am-4pm


Referral System

Families can self-refer or be referred by an Early Childhood Health Nurse, a GP or another health practitioner.

Service Fees

Free for families in our catchment areas: City of Sydney, Canada Bay, Inner West, Burwood, Strathfield and Canterbury-Bankstown LGA's

Languages (other than English)

Interpreter Services Available

Organisational Information

Area Served

Sydney LHD

Parent Organisation

The Infants Home Child and Family Services

Other Information

Volunteering Opportunities


Other Contacts

Last Updated: 2 June 2023