Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions,

 we are excited to announce the reopening of some of our key services and community facilities. Find out more in our COVID-19 services update.

Maternal and child health

Our maternal and child health service provides free help to Glen Eira families with children from birth to school age. The service is staffed by registered nurses with general, midwifery and postgraduate qualifications.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Notice of service delivery

For the continued good health of our community and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it has been recommended by the Chief Health Officer to modify services offered by Maternal and Health Centres until further notice.

Is the Maternal and Child Health service still running?

Yes, our Maternal and Child Health Service is still running. Changes have been made to our service delivery — we are now conducting all consultations via phone. Priority is being given to:

  • new babies,
  • two week Key Ages and Stages,
  • four week Key Ages and Stages,
  • eight week Key Ages and Stages.

Families can also call the Glen Eira Maternal and Child Health Hotline on 9524 3403 between 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday and speak to a Maternal and Child Health nurse for advice and support.

Find links to the Key Ages and Stages online resources below.

We have postponed the following upcoming sessions:

  • Glen Eira Dads’ Group
  • Food in the first 12 months
  • Settling in talk
  • Magical meal times
  • 2+ connect playgroup

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. It’s provided by MCH nurses, who are also registered nurses and midwives.

MCH is a family-focused service which offers guidance, support and practical information in parenting, maternal health and family wellbeing.

How do we help?

Our maternal and child health nurses can help with:

  • breastfeeding and nutrition advice
  • 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
  • immunisation
  • our new parents' group.

Key Ages and Stages 

Health and development assessments are scheduled for the following ages:

Other useful contacts

Give us feedback

We welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our services. To give us feedback, email MCHCoordination@gleneira.vic.gov.au

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