All of our nurses are registered nurses, with additional qualifications in midwifery and maternal and child health.
The service includes advice on health, development, where to find information, support services and opportunities to discuss concerns about your child including:
- early detection of health and development problems
- development assessment
- health education and promotion
- parenting education
- first time playgroups
- health advice, information and support
- nutritional information and advice
- breastfeeding support and advice
- immunisation information
- postnatal depression help and support
- child safety information
Find out more about:
Maternal and Child Health Referral Form
This form can be completed by health service providers when referring clients to the Maternal and Child Health service.
Please forward completed form by preferred methods:
- scanned attachment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- fax to 9409 9866
Book an appointment
To make an appointment, or to change an existing one, please call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9404 8888 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
You can protect your children from serious and preventable diseases through immunisations.
Your maternal and child health nurse can assist you with information about your child's immunisation schedule and where to get them immunised.
Key ages and stages
Health and development assessments are performed around the following key ages and stages:
- 2 weeks
- 4 weeks
- 8 weeks
- 4 months
- 8 months
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 3 1/2 years
Enhanced maternal and child health service
This service is offered to families who are experiencing significant early parenting difficulties. This is a specialised program and you will need to be referred. For more details speak to your MCH nurse.
Baby capsules and car seats
The road laws in Victoria require all people travelling in a vehicle to be restrained correctly, including babies and children.
The kind of seat restraint your child can safely use will depend on his or her weight. We have two preferred suppliers who offer City of Whittlesea residents a discounted rate: