Early Years Support


Support for the Early Years

Having a child changes your life forever and our Early Years Support Team is right by your side. Our trained volunteers – all parents or grandparents themselves – offer a weekly three to four-hour home visiting service to support families with newborn babies.

Who do we help?

Isolated mothers who lack other support

Mothers experiencing stress, anxiety, difficulty in adjusting to motherhood, ill health or disability, post-natal depression, multiple births or unwell babies

Families with newborns are our priority.

New arrivals to our community

Who are our volunteers?

Our professionally trained and supervised volunteers are reliable, flexible and non-judgemental home visitors who enjoy working with families to build their confidence and parenting skill. Volunteers are screened and must have current Working with Children Clearances and Criminal Checks. Volunteers undergo a four day training held annually and attend regular in-service.

What do we do?

  • Assist new mums with their new baby or young children
  • Help with appointments or shopping
  • Give sleep-deprived mums some in-home respite
  • Link families to local community groups
  • Offer information or resources where needed
  • Reduce isolation by providing friendship and company
  • Share parenting wisdom and experience
  • Assist with household organisation.

Our Locations

3Bridges Early Years Support Services
17B Casurina Road, Gymea Bay NSW 2227

Penshurst Community Centre
23 St Georges Road, Penshurst NSW 2222
1300 327 434

Now in St George

In 2017 3Bridges has begun an Early Years Support pilot program in the St George area which covers Georges River Council and the southern part of Bay City Council.

For further information please contact the Co ordinator Elizabeth at Elizabeth.cook@3bridges.org.au