Information for parents and carers

Request a copy of Growing up in Bean. A guide for new parents and caregivers.

I have developed a guide to provide information for parents and caregivers of babies and toddlers living in the Bean electorate (Woden, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, Tharwa and Norfolk Island).

I know from experience that bringing up a child; whether they are your first, second or third, is one of the most exciting and rewarding times in a person's life, but comes with significant challenges.

The guide aims to help you navigate your way through the early stages of parenting and caring. I hope it assists you in connecting with relevant supports, services and community groups.

It includes information on:

  • looking after your health
  • child health and safety
  • environmental health
  • early childhood education and care
  • financial tips, and
  • phone numbers and website links you might find useful.

To request a copy of the Growing up in Bean guide please fill out the form on this page.

Let us know at the end of the form (in the mail/collect field) whether you would like the kit mailed to your home or if you would like to collect it from my office.

All the very best with the new addition to your family.

David Smith MP