Information for parents and carers

Growing up in Bean: Friday 23 June 2023


Join us for my next community event to welcome the babies of the electorate of Bean (Tuggeranong, Woden, Weston Creek, Molonglo and Tharwa).

Friday 23 June 2023, 10am-12noon

Level 1 Cooleman Court (outside Aldi and Be Eco Family)

Parents and caregivers in Bean who have had a baby in the last two years or are having a baby soon.

Please join us for a free event hosted by David Smith MP, Federal Member for Bean. There will be fun for everyone!

What can you expect?
• A free family photograph taken at the event
• A commemorative certificate for your child (by prior registration)
• A free morning tea
• Chat with service providers including Centrelink and ACT Health
• Play with your little one with free kids activities
• A free goodie bag!

The Growing up in Bean booklet with 70+ pages of information for local families will launched and provided to all attendees.


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