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 and sessions
Free Information Sessions on how to introduce solid foods for your baby held monthly at the Doncaster MCH Centre, MC Square, Level 1, 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster. All your questions answered in a friendly and informative presentation facilitated by a Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
We offer expert guidance and support from a Lactation Consultant.
Our service provides one-on-one consultation by appointment only. Please contact your MCH Nurse 9840 9199 for more information.
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 six months of age.
The Manningham Sleep Settling sessions are held once a month on the third Thursday.
You can view the Sleep Settling Sessions 2018 Sleep Settling Sessions (266.6 KB)
Day stay referrals for further sleep and settling support are available from your MCH Nurse. For further sleep and settling support contact the following:
Playgroup for Manningham Families
Play and Stay is a supported playgroup for vulnerable Manningham families, please contact 9840 9188 for more information.
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
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Royal Childrens Hospital
- Department of Health
- Better Health
- Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
- Beyond Blue