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 services include information, advice and support on the following:
- Early detection of health and development problems
- Developmental assessment
- Health education and promotion
- Parenting education
- New parents groups
- Maternal health advice, information and support
- Nutritional information and advice
- Breast feeding support and advice
- Immunisation information
- Post-natal depression help and support
- Child safety information.
Key Ages and Stages
Relevant development assessments are performed at the following key ages and stages:
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 8 weeks
- 4 months
- 8 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 3 ½ years
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
(*part time centres)
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.
Enhanced Maternal Child Health Service
The Enhanced Maternal Child Health Service is offered to families who are experiencing significant early parenting difficulties. This service is in addition to the universal MCH service. Referral to this program is made by the centre based nurse.
Maternal and Child Health Line - 13 22 29
24 Hour telephone advice with qualified Maternal and Child Health nurses.
Manningham MCH Programs & Sessions
Baby Sleep Settling Sessions
Learn techniques to help you and your baby establish and develop a daily routine based on feed/play/sleep, suitable for babies from three weeks to three months of age.
The Manningham Sleep Settling sessions are held once a month on the the third Thursday.
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Day stay referrals for further sleep and settling support are available from your MCH Nurse. For further sleep and settling support contact the following:
Parent Information Sessions
Learn information to assist you and your child on the following topics:
Child Behaviour - Common child behaviours and management strategies including tantrums, misbeahviour, seperation distress & aggression.
Toilet Training - Genaral information about approaching toilet training.
Healthy Eating - Information about creating healthy eating habits and other common issues eg fussy eating.
Sleep - Common sleep issues for children form 12 months to 4 years of age.
The Parent Information Sessions are run through the year.
Playgroup for Manningham Families
A supported playgroup for Manningham families, run every Wednesday during school term at the Doncaster Maternal and Child Health Centre
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- Raising Children Network
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne
- Department of Health
- Better Health Channel
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- 24 Hour MCH Line - 13 22 29
- Manningham City Council Immunisation - 9840 9256
- Medicare Australia - 13 61 50
- Royal Children's Hospital - 9345 5522
- Royal Children's Hospital Immunisation- 9345 6599
- Australian Breastfeeding Association - 1800 686 268
- Beoynd Blue- 1300 22 4636