Cairns Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Cairns Early Parenting Centre NOW OPEN

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre offers a safe haven for parents and babies who are having a difficult time – a place where parents will be supported with compassion and offered guidance in their efforts to care for their little ones.


The Cairns Early Parenting Centre is a new child and family health service providing postnatal support to families with children aged between 6 weeks to two years old. Part of Cairns Private Hospital, the new service is the first of its kind in the North Queensland, offering the convenience of an accessible inpatient support program, close to home.

Families may be offered assistance through parenting programs and admission to the hospital’s Residential inpatient program - designed to improve family health and wellbeing. The unit provides personalised assistance for a range of needs including:

  • Feeding difficulties
  • Infant sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Reflux and colic
  • Maternal exhaustion
  • Maternal anxiety
  • Adjusting to parenting

The service is delivered in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment featuring newly renovated patient accommodation and play areas for your child.

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre, Cairns Private Hospital is accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI). We also are guided by SIDS guidelines.

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Families are guided by an experienced, multi-disciplinary team including:

  • Experienced Nurses
  • Lactation consultants
  • Maternal child health nurses
  • Midwives
  • Mothercraft nurses
  • Paediatricians
  • Social workers (on referral)
  • GPs (communicating to your local GP)

Together our qualified staff provide an integrated treatment approach, working in partnership with families to develop a sustainable, individualised action plan addressing specific concerns. Our personalised care is coupled with group education, helping to strengthen confidence and empower caregivers in their parenting journey.

The Cairns Early Parenting Centre is a family inclusive unit and partners are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the program.

For more information please contact the Cairns Early Parenting Centre on 07 4052 8077 / 4052 5232 or