Our Child and Family Health nurses offer parenting support and developmental health checks for babies and young children.

What we do

Child and Family Health nurses provide health and developmental checks for infants and young children, promote responsive parenting, and support emotional wellbeing.


We provide support, guidance and information on:

  • infants/child's emotional, physical growth and development
  • breastfeeding and infant/child feeding
  • sleep and settling strategies
  • coping with crying
  • baby's growth and development
  • immunisation
  • safety
  • playing with your baby or child
  • emotional health and wellbeing

We also run parent/carers groups:

  • sleep and settling
  • parenting across developmental stages
  • emotional wellbeing for parent/carers

Who we care for

Babies and children aged 0-5 years.

How to access this service

A Child and Family Health nurse will contact you after you arrive home with your new baby.

You can also ask for the service by calling the Central Referral Service on 1800 600 681.

Service Providers please refer your clients using our referral form.  We will confirm acceptance of your referral following receipt and review of eligibility.

Frequently asked questions

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We can help if you have questions about your child’s development.

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