We welcome all kinds of families at QEC: this means that if you’re parenting with a partner, they’re welcome to participate alongside you in the program. If you are parenting alone but have a person who supports you in your parenting role, they are more than welcome to participate in the program with you.
Even if they’re unable to stay for the full 5-day program, we welcome partners and co-carers to attend at any time and stay overnight when possible. This gives both carers a chance to learn and practise parenting strategies together, and helps your child maintain a sense of their usual home life routine and familiar faces.
Your family will have your own room at QEC. Your room has a private bathroom and a separate cot room for your child. We have a mixture of rooms with double and twin-single beds, as well as two disability-accessible rooms. If you require a specific type of room, please let us know before your admission. We’re also more than happy to accommodate any dietary or cultural needs, so please let us know before you arrive. As well as your private room, our playroom is available to you and your child for the duration of your stay. It’s a space designed to help your child learn and play alongside you, as well as other children.
While visitors are welcome, we suggest you limit the number of visits you have during your stay. By focusing on yourself and your child during your stay, you’ll have a better opportunity to gain education and support, practice techniques and strategies and increase your confidence to apply them at home.
While we suggest you limit your time away from the program, if you need to leave for a short period of time, you are welcome to. If you need any additional supplies or personal care items, Noble Park Shopping Centre is about 5 minutes walking distance from QEC. Parkmore Shopping Centre is approximately 5 minutes away by car. There is plenty of parking on site, however, QEC takes no liability for damage, loss or theft of personal property or vehicles so please remove all valuables.
Check out our Welcome to QEC video to get a better feel for what our space offers. If you have questions after watching this video, don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing: [email protected]