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.

Staying safe

You can help us to deliver our services safely to you and your family by:

    • limiting the number of people attending the appointment
    • bringing a blanket to cover the scales
    • taking all nappies, wipes and other items home for disposal
    • arriving to your appointment early to allow us to meet COVID safe criteria.
    • wearing a mask indoors in line with Government and Council guidelines (people over 12 years of age).

     Please do not attend the centre if anyone in your household has had contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19, or if you or your child have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 24 hours; headache, fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or any other flu-like symptoms.

 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
  • A plastic bag for used nappies.
  • Broadmeadows: Broadmeadows Community Hub,180-182 Widford Street, Broadmeadows
  • Broadmeadows: Youth Central Building, 37 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows
  • Campbellfield: 28 Waratah Street, Campbellfield
  • Craigieburn: 14 Mitford Crescent, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Aitken Hill Community Centre, 40 Waterview Boulevard, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Craigieburn Child and Family Centre, 24-36 Cleveland Drive, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn: Newbury Child and Community Centre, 440 Grand Boulevard, Craigieburn
  • 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
  • Roxburgh Park: Bluebird Way Child and Family Centre, 12-14 Bluebird Way, Roxburgh Park
  • Sunbury: Elizabeth Drive Centre, 511 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury
  • Sunbury: Sunningdale Avenue Children's Centre, 30 Sunningdale Avenue, Sunbury
  • Tullamarine: 27A Dawson Street, Tullamarine.

Our team of experienced Maternal & Child Health Nurses, Lactation Consultants and Parent Support Workers will support your breastfeeding journey by offering information on all aspects of infant nutrition and parenting.

Breastfeeding support services are offered at various locations and times across Hume.

To make an appointment, please speak to your Maternal & Child Health Nurse or contact us

Contact us:

Email: mchbookings@hume.vic.gov.au

Phone: 9205 2844 (leave a message)

Interpreters available

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 funded by Communities for Children Uniting 

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