How is the service currently operating?
Our Maternal and Child Health Service has returned to a full face-to-face service.
All Key Ages and Stages, visits have resumed. COVID-19 precautions continue to be implemented as per the Department of Health and Human Services.
Masks are strongly recommended when attending the Maternal and Child Health Centre. Do not attend your appointment if you or your child are unwell.
For more information or for any concerns, you can call the Glen Eira Maternal and Child Health administration on 9524 3403 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Group talks/educational online sessions
Sleep and settling sessions
Our sleep and Settling information sessions are held both online and face-to-face at our Maternal and Child Health Centres. In these sessions, we provide information, and the opportunity to ask questions, about normal child development, behaviour and good sleep habits and tips for babies and toddlers.
Please book via the links below:
- zero to six months — in person
- zero to six months — online
- six to 12 months — in-person
- toddlers (12 months to 2 years) — online
Available free of charge for all parents and caregivers. Details of dates, locations and bookings are on the links above.
Fact sheets on sleep for babies and young children are available on the Better Health Channel website.
Food in the first 12 months
All sessions are online and held from 2pm to 3.30pm:
- Thursday 23 November
- Monday 11 December
What is the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service?
The MCH service is a free service for parents and carers with children aged from birth to school years.
MCH is a family-focused service offering guidance, support and practical information in parenting, maternal health and family wellbeing.
Programs within the MCH service:
- breastfeeding support
- the health and physical development of your baby or child
- child safety and injury prevention
- keeping your family healthy
- oral health
- playgroups and kindergarten enrolment
- parent education talks
- our new parents' group.
|Bentleigh Maternal and Child Health||542 Centre Road, Bentleigh|
|Caulfield Maternal and Child Health||Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield|
|Elsternwick Maternal and Child Health||274–276 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick|
|Glen Huntly Maternal and Child Health (re-opens Monday 18 September 2023)||Corner Royal and Rosedale Avenues, Glen Huntly|
|McKinnon Maternal and Child Health Centre||186 McKinnon Road, McKinnon|
|Moorleigh Community Village||92 Bignell Road, Bentleigh East|
|Murrumbeena Maternal and Child Health||107 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena|
Key Ages and Stages
Health and development assessments are scheduled for the following ages:
Other useful contacts
- Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26
- Australian Breastfeeding Association Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800 686 268
- Child First Family Solutions: 1300 721 383
- Child Protection Crisis Line: 13 12 78
- Parent Line: 13 22 89
- Kidsafe: 03 9427 1008
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
- Panda: Post & Antenatal Depression Association: 1300 726 306
- Beyond Baby Blues: 1300 224 636
- Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188
- Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence: 03 9523 2100
- Women after Gestational Diabetes: 03 8532 1837
- Royal Children's Hospital - kids health info fact sheets
- Raising Children - the Australian parenting website
- health.vic - immunisation
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand
- Healthy Kids NSW
- Playgroup Victoria
Give us feedback
We welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our services. To give us feedback, email MCHCoordination@gleneira.vic.gov.au