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Support and services for parents and families

Need some help? Families NSW has a range of different parent support groups or services that may be able to help you and your family. For a comprehensive list of parenting support services, check out where to get support

Parent line – 1300 1300 52

Parent line

Parent line is a helpline supporting parents with information and advice for a range of parenting issues.

Child care

Child care

Preschool, day care, occasional care or home-based care? Information to help you choose the right child care for you and your family's needs.

Schools as community centres

Children with a disability

Services that support children and young people with a disability, learning difficulties or special needs and their families.

Early childhood services

Child health services

There are a range of health services available for babies and young children from help with breastfeeding to hearing and eyesight services.

Supported playgroups


Playgroups provide an opportunity for parents, caregivers and their children to meet and discuss their child’s development in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Schools as community centres

Schools as community centres

Join a family program at your local school through the schools as community centres program.

Where to get support

Where to get support

A comprehensive list of contacts covering a range of parental support and advisory services from child care to relationship counselling.