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.
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.
||New Parent Group: Welcome
||New Parent Group: Sleep, Settling and Baby Massage
||New Parent Group: Play and Development
||New Parent Group: Women's Health and Self Care
||New Parent Group: Children's Safety and Illness
||New Parent Group: Introducing Solids
||Combined New Parent Group's (Local Library Session)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.