Pre-admission Information

Welcome to Tweddle

Health

It is important that all family members are well enough to participate in the program. Please notify us if you or your family are not well. Your booking will then be rescheduled.

We know that some parents choose not to immunise their children. If there is an outbreak of an infectious disease we will ask the family to leave the program.

Breastfeeding

Families need to bring in any labelled items that will support them with breastfeeding. This may include your breast pump and equipment and containers for storage of expressed breastmilk if applicable. 

Bottles and Brushes

Every year over 1,000 families stay with us, that's a lot of bottles! In keeping with Tweddle's Infection Control Policy, we need to ensure the highest infection control standards are maintained to keep you and your baby well during your stay with us. 

Tweddle families are required to bring their own feeding equipment and bottle cleaning equipment (bottles, teats, bottle brush) for use in the communal formula/milk room.  We also ask that families do not leave boiled water in the fridge and instead boil the kettle immediately prior to each formula preparation. This will help us reduce the risk of infections in stored boiled water.  Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for our families.

Allergies

If you or your child have an allergy to food or other substances, please tell us. If you have an allergy management plan, bring it with you.

Tweddle is a 'nut free' environment. So, for child safety no peanut or nut products please.

What to bring

  • Medicare card or Health Care Benefit Card (if you have one)
  • Completed administration forms (emailed to you prior to admission)
  • Child Health Record Book
  • Any medication that any family member is currently taking, in original containers
  • Healthy snacks (fruit, yoghurt, rice crackers)

For yourselves as parents

  • Clothing
  • Reading material or personal music such as ipod  etc
  • Toiletries

For your children

  • Clothing including footwear
  • Nappy pins or clips, pilchers/plastic pants. Cloth nappies are provided
  • Disposable nappies (small disposal fee applies)
  • Nappy wipes
  • Dummy (if used)
  • Training cup (if used)
  • A special toy - book, blanket, soft toy
  • Pram or stroller
  • Infant formula, bottles and teats including one prepared bottle (if required)

Diet

All meals for your family are provided at Tweddle. Our meals are plain but nutritious.

If you or your child have special dietary requirements please discuss this with the intake nurse before admission, including Halal food. Tweddle will provide for your special dietary needs where possible. Any snacks, fruit or special drinks you may want must be provided at your own expense. There is a vending machine on site with some items available for sale.   

Nappies

If you use disposable nappies you will need to supply your own. A small cost for disposal is payable at the time of your admission. Cloth nappies are provided.

Laundry

There are no laundry facilities available. Please ensure you have enough clothes for the family for your entire stay.

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome at any time between 8am to 8pm.

Parking

Off street parking is available and plenty of street parking.

Local shops

There is an IGA on Barkly St that is a 15 minute walk from Tweddle, as well as local coffee shops and takeaways.  More information in the Parent Handbook.

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