CEO’s Message

We are committed to informing all stakeholders, government, community and families of the key roles that Early Parenting Centres fulfill in supporting families in the very early years. 

Our futures document sets out key messages that highlight the need to invest in the foundations in physical, social and emotional development in order to enable positive life outcomes.

Professor James J. Heckman is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics and an expert in the economics of human development. He said a a recent presentation, "Without doubt, the family is the greatest contributor to the success of children and to upward social and economic mobility....gaps emerge long before children enter kindergarten...  Early investments are important because skills beget skills. " (further information can be found here.)

Tweddle is proud of its history and its infant-centred focus, We work to build the longer term capacities of parenting confidence and competence as we know through the solid evidence base of research that this promotes both positive outcomes for young children and benefits the community in both the short and long term.

In addition to our highly respected core government funded services, we are growing to help more families in more places more often. Our In Home Service and Infant and Perinatal Psychology service ensures that a residential or day stay program is no longer required to access the specialist parenting services provided by our caring team.

We are now working towards improving our facilities in order to continue to have high quality infrastructure to support our therepeutic model of care.  In the not to distant future we will launch our building fund to assist in this much needed development.

We thank the thousands of families that place their trust in us to care for them in difficult times.  We value the opportunity to change lives and we will continue working to broaden our service options to help more families.

Ms Jacquie O’Brien
Chief Executive Officer


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