Brisbane Early Parenting Centre is open for admission to newborn babies from the age of 4 weeks. These young infants are not yet old enough to be immunised thus are not protected against immunisation preventable illnesses. We at Brisbane Early Parenting Centre have a duty of care to avoid potentially exposing these vulnerable infants to such life threatening diseases. As our centre has shared communal living spaces we may therefore be unable to safely allow admission of infants from 6 weeks of age who are not vaccinated (in line with the National Immunisation Program, Queensland Schedule) in to the Centre.
The Brisbane Early Parenting Centre is a secure unit, located on the ground floor of North West Private Hospital. It has 7 private rooms. Parents admitted to the Brisbane Early Parenting Centre are accommodated in their own private room with ensuite. Infants and toddlers will also have their own space close to the parent.
Also provided is an LCD television with Foxtel, Wi-Fi, in-room telephone and bar fridge.
The centre has a safe play area for infants and toddlers. Parents will also have access to a kitchenette within the unit.
A massage therapist is available on Monday and Thursday. We will ask you on admission if you would like this service (we have volunteers and staff to watch your babies). Prices start at $80 - health rebates are available. Contact details of therapist, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring
When preparing for your admission to the Brisbane Early Parenting Centre please pack the following essential items:
- Infant health record book
- Health insurance details
- Medicare card
Parents will also need to bring:
- Casual comfortable day clothes / some warm clothes
- Night attire
- Current medications
- A drink bottle
For your infant please bring the following:
- Clothing - enough for duration
- Disposable nappies
- Nappy bags / wipes
- Favourite toys / blankets (just a few)
- Current medications
- Bottles, brush, teats, formula and infant cup (if required) - please label with your child's name
- Own cot sheets if your baby has eczema or sensitive skin
- Bedtime reading books
- Child sleeping bag / night wear
- Ear phones (to watch TV without sound)
The Brisbane Early Parenting Centre provides:
- Highchairs (rockers for small babies)
- Food / meals for you and your baby
- Steam steriliser and bottle warmer
- Towels and linen
Please note: we follow the SIDS/RED NOSE guidelines – If an infant has the ability to roll, then they should be placed on their back first. Only once a baby has been observed as repeatedly rolling from their back to front over a few weeks can they stay in that position.
Download our policy on safe sleeping for infants and children