New parent and baby groups

New Parent Group is a free program offered to all first time parents residing in the City of Melton.

The group is led by a facilitator who will encourage parents to share stories and discuss strategies and techniques to support families in the early transition to parenthood.

What the program offers

The free program runs over 7 weeks and will cover topics such as:

  • Sleep and settling
  • Play and development
  • Self-care and your health
  • Safety and illness
  • Introducing solids

All attendees will receive a free cook book and be invited to participate in an exclusive Baby Bounce session at their local library.

Benefits

New Parent Group provides parents with the opportunity to share their experiences, and gain confidence with parenting, as well as make new life-long friendships.

Parents who have attended New Parent Group sessions have reported enjoyment in meeting other new parents as well as sharing their parenting journey with others.

Indian Cultural New Parent Group

Indian Cultural New Parent Group, is an additional free program that runs alongside your New Parent Group. The 7week program is offered to first time parents of Indian background living in the City of Melton.

The group is led by a facilitator of Indian background who speaks Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Timetable

Week                      Program
Week 1 New Parent Group:  Welcome
Week 2 New Parent Group: Sleep, Settling and Baby Massage
Week 3 New Parent Group: Play and Development
Week 4 New Parent Group: Women's Health and Self Care
Week 5  New Parent Group: Children's Safety and Illness
Week 6 New Parent Group: Introducing Solids
Week 7  Combined New Parent Group's (Local Library Session)                      


Locations

New Parent Groups are facilitated at the following locations:

  • Arnolds Creek Community Centre

    19 Claret Ash Blvd, Melton West VIC 3337 

  • Fraser Rise Children’s and Community Centre

    46 City Vista Crt, Fraser Rise VIC 3336 

  • Hillside Community Centre

    71-79 Royal Crescent, Hillside VIC 3037 

  • Springside Community Centre

    22-50 Becca Way, Caroline Springs VIC 3023 

  • Timber Top Children’s and Community Centre

        Cnr of Fields Street and Timbertop Pde, Aintree VIC 3336

 

For further information

Contact the Melton City Council Maternal and Child Health Central Booking Office: 

Phone: 9747 7287 

Email: babycentralbookings@melton.vic.gov.au or speak to your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.