Treasure Time Support Groups

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation organises Treasure Time Support Groups at various venues for families of premature & sick babies.  These groups provide a friendly and welcoming opportunity for parents to have a cuppa and chat and meet other parents in a similar situation while your children play. All groups are free of charge and siblings/grandparents are welcome to come along.  We would love to see you.  You may also like to read the recent interview with our National Treasure Time Coordinator, Maggie Lloyd.

For more information and to register for any Treasure Time Group please contact our head office;

Meet our National Treasure Time Coordinator Maggie Lloyd HERE

HEALTH NOTE:
We ask that if your Little Treasure is not well that you skip going to your group for that month.  Due to their prematurity, most prem babies will still be experiencing health issues, may have compromised respiratory systems, and are very vulnerable.  For this reason, we also ask that you only attend a Treasure Time Support Group if your baby is fully vaccinated according to their age.  Having a sick child within a group can cause great anxiety for the other parents in the group.  Thank you for your consideration.

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Australian Capital TerritoryTT Ballarat group

Canberra

  • Dates: Last Friday of the Month (except school holidays/Public holidays)
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Venue: Isabella Plains Neighbourhood House,
  • Address: Ellerston Avenue (opposite shops)
  • Coordinator: Sally
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/474196719372352/

QUEENSLANDTT group Brisbane everyone

Brisbane

  • Date:  Last Friday of every month
  • Time:  10:00 am – 12pm
  • Venue: New Farm Meeting Room
  • Address: 967 Brunswick Street, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD, 4005
  • Coordinators: Karen & Lisa
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/420739458136591/

TASMANIA

Burnie – North West Coast Support GroupTreasure Time Pic for website2

  • Date: 1st Monday of every month (excluding School & public Holidays)
  • Time: 11am – 12.30pm 
  • Venue: Burnie Child and family Centre – “The Nook”
  • Address: 36 Thorne Street, Burnie
  • Coordinator: Andrea Carey
  • Cost: Free

 

 


VICTORIA

BendigoTT group Frankston

  • Date: 3rd Monday of every month
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Address: 15 Crook Street, Strathdale. VIC 3550
  • Venue: Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub
  • Coordinator: Mel
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/475269639329031/

 

Ballarat

  • Day: Thursday
  • Dates: June 15th / July 20th / August 17th / Sept 21st / Oct 19th / Nov 16th / Dec 21st 
  • Time9.30 – 11am  
  • Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, Ballarat
  • Address: 20 Eastwood street, Ballarat  (centre Ph:5331 1912)
  • Coordinators: Brooke McMahon and Gabby
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1781160442116614/

 

FrankstonTT Brisbane group Xmas

  • Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month (except during school holidays)
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Venue: Ebdale Community Hub
  • Address: 20 Ebdale Street, FRANKSTON, VIC 3199
  • Coordinator: Christine and Kirsten
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/1620157221541855/

 

Wyndham

  • Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month (including school holidays)
  • Time: 10am – 12 noon
  • Venue: Community Room 2, Penrose Promenade Community Centre.
  • Address: 83 Penrose Promenade  TARNEIT  VIC  3029
  • Coordinator: Sarah
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/352244954881422/

 

Macedon Ranges 

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Date: June 7th / July 5th / August 9th / Sept 6th / Oct 4th / Nov 1st / Dec 6th 
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Venue: Manna Gum Family and Children’s Centre  (Centre Ph: 0447 311287)
  • Address: 71 Robertson Street, Gisborne 
  • Coordinator: Belinda Williams
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/402103723516241/

CANCELLATION NOTE:
Unfortunately, there may be times due to circumstances beyond our control that a group is cancelled. Cancellations are posted on the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation Facebook page and the Treasure Time closed group pages. Please ensure you are registered for your group to ensure you are kept up to date.

Hospital Support

Life's Little Treasures Foundation - Hospital SupportThe Life’s Little Treasures Foundation also provides support to families that are currently going through the journey of prematurity within the hospital with the assistance of social workers. These support groups are only available to families that currently have a child in NICU/SCN at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

These support groups are only available to families that currently have a child in NICU/SCN at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Treasure Time Support Group

  • Date: 1st Monday of the month
  • Time: 1pm – 2pm
  • Venue: 4th Floor (NICU) – Parents Retreat Room
  • Co-ordinators: Meaghan & Alex
  • Phone: 1300 697 736 (head office phone line)

Evening support group for Dads at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

  • Date: Held on the 2nd and 4thWednesdays of the month
    (allowing for facilitator availability).
  • The hospital its self currently offers two sessions each month, in the evenings, for dads whose babies are in the Newborn Intensive and Special Care unit at the RWH.
  • A chance for dads to meet other dads, talk about their experience and provide feedback to the hospital about ways in which they can support dads.
  • There is also a closed Facebook group that has been set up to provide a social-networking platform for these dads.  To find out more about it; please ask the group facilitator.

Read the article that appeared in The Age about the beginnings of the Dads group


Other Groups 

Tiny Sparks WA  

Is pleased to open enrolments for their ‘Developmental Play Group’ for Term 2, 2017

  • Who: Children 6 months to 36 months
  • When: Wednesdays 10:15 am – 11:45 am
  • Where:  Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn
  • Dates: 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun
  • Cost: $45 per term
  • What: Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy visiting at every session on a rotational basis. An opportunity for children to be monitored within a small group setting and for parents who have experienced similar journeys to meet in a safe environment with strict wellness policies.  Places are limited to 12. Acceptance of enrolment is first in first served.

Find out more at:  http://www.tinysparkswa.org.au/blog/developmental-playgroup-term-2-2017-enrolments-open

 


Lil Aussie Prems

Where: Eildon Parade Family Play Centre
Address: 73 Eildon Parade, Rowville VIC
Date: 4th Thursday of every month
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Co-ordinator: Kirsten Williams and Rhiann Waterman
Cost: Free to attend
Contact: contactus@lilaussieprems.com.au or 1300 887 875


Please see the following page for more resources on support groups and playgroups.
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