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Early Parenting Groups

The Women's and Children's Health Network provides free parenting information and guidance.

Child and Family Health Service

The Child and Family Health Service provides free, state-wide services by qualified nurses, medical staff, social workers, physiotherapists and Indigenous Cultural Consultants.

Ask your Child and Family Health nurse about groups for new parents.

To locate your nearest Child and Family Health centre - click here.

  • Business hours:    Monday - Friday,  9am - 5pm
  • Telephone:             1300 733 606 (line open 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday)

Alternate approach to face to face Early Parenting Groups

The following four videos have been developed as resources to support families while face to face Early Parenting Groups have been temporarily suspended.

CaFHS understands the value for new parents in connecting and networking with other new parents. We know that many of you stay in touch for very many years, even decades, with people you met at parenting groups. However, while our face-to-face Early Parenting Groups are temporarily suspended, we are not able to facilitate this. During this time we encourage you to use your social media to keep connected.

Introduction to Getting to Know Your Baby

Introduction to Sleep and Settling

Introduction to Development and Play

Introduction to Safety

Early Parenting Group Topics

Please find below a range of excellent resources on the topics discussed within the Early Parenting Groups:

Parenting Groups in your local community

To help you find a group in your local community, below are some useful links:

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