The Manningham Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service is free for all families with children living in Manningham from birth to school age.
All MCH nurses are registered nurses with additional qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health.
Our Maternal and Child Health service includes :
- Review your child's health, growth and development
- Education and promotion around your child's early years
- Parenting support and information
- First time parent groups
- Feeding and nutritional guidance
- Immunisation information
- Infant and parent emotional well-being support
- Child safety information
- Connecting parents to local community services
Key Ages and Stages
We offer 10 free Key Age and Stage consultations:
- Home Visit
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 8 weeks
- 4 months
- 8 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 3 ½ years
See link for further information Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health locations
Bulleen 5-7 Derreck Avenue, Bulleen, 3105
Doncaster MC2, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, 3108
Deep Creek 510-518 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East, 3109
Tunstall Corner Tunstall Road and Maggs Street, Doncaster East, 3109
Templestowe Lower 35-41 Mayfair Avenue, Templestowe Lower, 3107
Warrandyte 8 Taroona Avenue, Warrandyte, 3113
Evening appointments are offered to families who can't attend during normal business hours, appointments are available on Tuesday evenings at Deep Creek and Doncaster.
Maternal and Child Health Line - 13 22 29
24 Hour telephone support with Maternal and Child Health nurses.
Manningham MCH programs and sessions
Starting Solid Foods
Free Information Sessions on how to introduce your baby to solid foods. All your questions answered in a friendly and informative presentation facilitated by a Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
Online bookings are essential via the booking form on the Starting Solid Foods webpage.
Sleep Information Sessions - "Who says I'm Tired"
Exploring how to support your child's sleep from 4 to 12 months.
These sessions are held monthly.
Day and residential stay referrals to Early Parenting Centres are available from your MCH Nurse or GP.
See links below:
We offer offer a full hour consultation with a Lactation Consultant.
Referral through your MCH Nurse
For further breastfeeding information see below:
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Royal Womens Hospital
- Find a Lactation Consultant
- Raising Children Network
Family and Children Community Groups and Activities:
- Find a playgroup
- Dads Groups
- MOPS- Mothers of Pre-Schoolers
- Mother Goose Program
- Library Story-Time
- Mums Space
- DET playgroups
Finding accurate and reliable information about your child’s health, learning and development can be easy with the new free MCH App. Parents and carers can get trustworthy and up to date information easily.
Visit The Department of Education and Training website to download this new MCH App.
- Raising Children Network
- Royal Childrens Hospital
- Department of Health
- Better Health Channel
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Beyond Blue