Maternal and Child Health

Contact

Children's Services Centre
500-600 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool
Phone: (03) 5559 4470
Fax: (03) 5559 4900
Email: childandfamily@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

A specialised health care service provided by maternal and child health nurses to all children from infancy to six years and their parents.

This services includes:

  • Appointment based centre sessions and home visits.
  • Children's developmental assessments at key ages and stages.
  • Parenting groups.
  • Immunisation information and assistance.
  • Education, health and wellbeing.
  • Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service (EMCHS).
  • Information and resources for families with infants and children up to six years.

Sleep and Settling groups 2022

Click Here to register for Parenting education session Babies aged approx 6 months
(Sleep and Settling information and INFANT Nutrition and Active Play Session)

Click Here to register for Parenting Education Session-Toddlers 12-18 months
( Sleep and Settling Session)

Or please contact your MCH nurse or MCH Administration on:

Phone: 5559 4470 or childandfamily@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Please see contact your MCH Nurse for further information on 55594470.

 

Would you like to learn more about sleep and settling your babies and children?

Warrnambool MCH are providing free interactive groups for families with babies 3-6 months; 6-12 months and 12 months to 2 years. Sleep and settling concerns are common issues affecting young families. Register for a free sleep and settling group session to better understand baby and toddler sleep and tips and strategies to promote positive sleep patterns and settling techniques.

Topics include:

  • Typical sleep patterns and behaviours
  • how to prevent sleep concerns through attachment, suitable sleep routines and environments
  • solutions and strategies to address sleep concerns, for babies at key development stages
  • Self-care and support for parents.
  • Share your questions and concerns

The sessions are free, but registration is essential.

The Venue is Florence Collins Group Room, 25 Kepler Street Warrnambool.

Babies and Children are welcome. Parents need to supervise when attending.

If you are having ongoing issues with settling your baby or toddler to sleep, free in home- support visits are available please contact your MCHN for further support.

INFANT nutrition and play education sessions 2022

Infant Logo

Click Here to register for Parenting education session Babies aged approx 6 months
(Sleep and Settling information and INFANT Nutrition and Active Play Session)

Click Here to register for Parenting Education Session-Toddlers 12-18 months
( Sleep and Settling Session)

Or please contact your MCH nurse or MCH Administration on:

Phone: 5559 4470 or childandfamily@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Please see contact your MCH Nurse for further information on 55594470.

Would you like to learn more about the latest information on feeding and play for your Infant or Toddler?

Warrnambool City council Children’s and Family Services  are offering the INFANT program for families with babies and toddlers around the ages of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. These free interactive sessions are held in a variety of settings, including first parents groups Education session and our supported playgroup programs.

These INFANT (INfant Feeding, Active play and NuTrition) sessions provide parents with a social opportunity to learn essential  skills and information around healthy eating and active play for their babies and toddlers.

Infant has been developed by child health experts and health professionals at Deakin University’s Institute for Physical ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION.

Topics include

  • Introducing solids,
  • Food refusal and fussy eating,
  • Tummy time,
  • Active play ideas and the role that parent wellbeing plays in your baby’s life.

The sessions are free, but registration is essential.

The Venue is Florence Collins Group Room, 25 Kepler Street Warrnambool.

Click Here to watch a video with Sheree, a parent from the INFANT program

 

Free maternal Child Health App

The free MCH App provides a modern digital solution and a resource families can use every day for trusted information on child and maternal health.

Time saving features include

  • information on popular child health and development topics
  • click-to-call emergency contacts
  • prompts for upcoming MCH consultations
  • and regular updates and messages.

It is available for download from the App Store and Google Play.

App Store Link Google Play Link

Maternal and Child Health Line after-hours service

Victorian families can obtain extra support by calling the Maternal and Child Health Line13 22 29

This is a 24-hour telephone service staffed by qualified maternal and child health nurses. The telephone line provides over-the-phone information, advice and referral to all families with young children.

Maternal and Child Health Support Contacts

Parentline 13 22 89

Interpreters are available through the Translating Interpreter Service131 450 available (24 hours, 7 days a week) for callers who speak other languages.

Hearing and speech impaired callers can connect to the National Relay Service (NRS)24 hours a day, every day

Speak and listen Tel: 1300 555 727, TTY Tel: 133 677, SMS relay Tel: 0423 677 767 Captioned, internet and video relay calls are also available through this service .

Warrnambool City Council Maternal and Child Health Clinics

Allansford MCH Clinic
C/- Allansford Kindergarten Complex
82 Ziegler Parade
ALLANSFORD 3277


Archie Graham MCH Clinic
C/- Archie Graham Centre
118 Timor Street
WARRNAMBOOL 3280

Children’s Service Centre 
500-600 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool
Phone: (03) 5559 4470

Florence Collins Children’s Complex 
27 Kepler St Warrnambool 
Phone: (03) 5559 4470