Maternal & Child Health

Our Maternal and Child Health team are still here for you and your child - we're just delivering the service a little differently. Maternal & Child Health nurses are now conducting phone and video consultations, as all centres are closed until further notice. 

 

This is just one measure Council has put in place to assist our community in social distancing and will help stop the spread of COVID-19.

 

For all appointment enquiries email mchbookings@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2844.

 

Groups including Babies in Hume and infant and toddler information sessions are transitioning back to face-to-face sessions on 15 June.

 

Our Breastfeeding Support Service sessions are now by appointment only. Please email babiesinhume@hume.vic.gov.au for more information.

 

Find out more about changes to Council facilities, services and programs.

 

We've prepared frequently asked questions about the delivery of our service during COVID-19 which may answer your questions.

 

Hume City Council provides a range of free maternal and child health services to our community. Our services focus on the early development of your child to ensure your baby gets the best start in life.

Our dedicated team of Maternal and Child Health nurses, midwives and parent educators are specialists in child health and development. 

How to access our services

Someone from our Maternal and Child Health team will call you directly once you are discharged from hospital to arrange a visit to your home.

At the home visit, we will then schedule times with you to visit one of our Maternal and Child Health centres at the following stages:

  • 2 weeks 
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 weeks 
  • 4 months
  • 8 months 
  • 12 months
  • 18 months 
  • 2 years
  • 3½ years

Appointments outside these assessment ages are not generally necessary, unless there is a particular need or developmental concern.

 

 

What do I bring when coming to a Maternal and Child Health Centre?

  • Your baby's Child Health Record Book (the green folder you would have received in hospital)
  • A change of clothes for your baby - including spare nappies
  • Cloth or bunny rugs to cover scales and change table
  • A plastic bag for used nappies

How do I book?

To make an appointment, or change an existing one, please call our central booking line on 9205 2844 between 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, or email mchbookings@hume.vic.gov.au

If your child is unwell, contact your local doctor, or for emergencies contact your nearest Hospital.

Maternal and Child Health Centres (currently closed)

Location Address
Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Community Hub, 180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows

Youth Central, 37 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
Campbellfield 28 Waratah Street, Campbellfield
Craigieburn

14 Mitford Crescent, Craigieburn

Aitken Hill Community Centre, 40 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn

Craigieburn Child and Family Centre, 24-36 Cleveland Drive, Craigieburn

Newbury Child and Community Centre, 440 Grand Blvd, Craigieburn

Craigieburn Early Childhood Services, 153 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn

Coolaroo 492 Barry Road, Coolaroo
Gladstone Park 35 Taylor Drive, Gladstone Park
Greenvale

24-40 Bradford Avenue, Greenvale
Cnr Blossom Drive & Ventura Way, Greenvale West (opening term 3, 2020)

Kalkallo Kalkallo Interim Community Centre, Toyon Road, Kalkallo 
Meadow Heights Visy Cares Learning Centre, 3-13 Hudson Circuit, Meadow Heights
Mickleham Annadale Interim Community Centre, 27 Ellscott Blvd, Mickleham
Roxburgh Park

Homestead Child and Family Centre, 15 Homestead Run, Roxburgh Park

Bluebird Way Child and Family Centre, 12-14 Bluebird Way, Roxburgh Park

Sunbury

Elizabeth Drive Centre, 511 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury

Sunningdale Avenue Children's Centre, 30 Sunningdale Avenue, Sunbury

Tullamarine 27a Dawson Street, Tullamarine

Support services and groups

Our team provides a number of new parent groups that cover a broad range of topics, including breastfeeding and nutrition advice, sleep difficulties, safety issues and play and social development.

Breast Feeding Support Service

If you're looking for reliable advice and support on feeding your child, our dedicated Breastfeeding Support Service is here for you. Find out more about this service.

Enhanced Maternal and Child Health Service (EMCH)

Council provides a Maternal and Child Health service which provides additional support for families and children. Services, support and advice available include:

  • early parenting
  • children's development
  • referrals to local support and health agencies
  • social worker

Referral to this Service can be made through your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.

Babies in Hume

The Babies in Hume Program is a fun, interactive support and education program for all residents with new babies. 

The Babies in Hume© new parent support & education program includes:

  • communication with babies
  • sleep and settling in the early weeks
  • nutrition (feeding in the early weeks and starting on solid foods)
  • relationship changes and self care
  • baby play
  • safety and CPR (baby resuscitation)
  • sleep and settling for older infants
  • toddlers at 15 month and 2 ½ years
  • play and social development

For more information about the Babies in Hume Program, please ask your Maternal and Child Health nurse or email babiesinhume@hume.vic.gov.au

Hume Family Support Program

The Maternal and Child Health Nurse can refer you to the program. Our Parent Support Workers will visit you in your home to provide advice, support and help with any concerns including:

  • feeding issues and sleep settling
  • behavioural issues

Updated : 8:54 AM, 10 June 2020

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