Maternal and Child Health Service

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.

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

At the home visit, we will schedule times with you to visit one of our Maternal and Child Health centres at the following stages in your baby’s development:

  • Two weeks
  • Four weeks
  • Eight weeks 
  • Four months
  • Eight months 
  • Twelve months
  • Eighteen months
  • Two years
  • Three and a half years

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

Booking or changing an appointment

You can also make an appointment, or change an existing one, by phone or email:

Phone: 9205 2844 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Email: mchbookings@hume.vic.gov.au

If anyone in your family is unwell please reschedule your appointment and contact your local doctor, or for emergencies call 000.

What to bring to your appointment

  • 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.

Location

Address

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows Community Hub, 180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows

 

Youth Central Building,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

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

Our experienced team of Maternal & Child Health nurses, Lactation consultants and Parent Support workers will support your breastfeeding journey by offering information in all aspects of parenting. 

Please speak to your Maternal & Child Health nurse or call to make an appointment.

Onsite interpreters are not available with this service.

WhereAitken Hill Community Centre, 40 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn 
When: every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (excluding public holidays)

WhereBroadmeadows Valley Children's Centre, 30-54 Johnstone Street, Broadmeadows
When: every Monday and Friday afternoon (excluding public holidays)         

Enquiries

Email: mchbookings@hume.vic.gov.au

Phone: 9205 2844 (leave a message)

Follow our Babies In Hume Facebook page for updates on services and times.

The Enhanced Maternal and Child Health service is part of Victoria's Maternal and Child Health service and is offered to selected families as an extension of the Universal Maternal and Child Health service.

The suite of support teams offers flexible actions and interventions to families who would benefit from targeted support. 

Enhanced Home Visiting Team

Our Enhanced Home Visiting Team can provide advice, support and help with any concerns including:

  • early parenting
  • child development
  • mental health
  • family violence 
  • referrals to local support and health agencies
  • feeding
  • sleep settling
  • behavioural concerns

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Team

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Team can provide advice, support and help with any concerns including:

  • key ages and stages
  • early parenting
  • enrolment in Early Start Kinder
  • referrals to local support and health agencies
  • Boorais Playgroup
  • Aboriginal Parent as Teacher Program

Outreach Team

Our Outreach Team can provide MCH key age & stages, support and advice in the following settings:

  • preschool
  • childcare centres
  • playgroups

 

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

Our first time parents program for babies four months and under includes:

  • communication with your baby
  • sleep needs of your baby
  • early nutritional needs of your baby
  • lifestyle changes and self care
  • importance of play in the developing infant
  • baby massage
  • keeping your baby safe
  • infant CPR
  • introduction to solids
  • sleep and the older baby

We also host information sessions covering:

  • food and sleep information session for babies aged six to twelve months
  • toddlers information session for toddlers aged 18 months to three years

Ask your Maternal and Child Health nurse for more information about the Babies in Hume Program or email us.

Email: babiesinhume@hume.vic.gov.au