New parent and toddler groups
Parent and Toddler Groups
Parents are invited to join us for free parent groups to have a chat with our Parenting Group Educator. It is an opportunity to ask questions, hear from other parents, and get information and support. There are seven different groups:
- Development at 8 months
- Development at 12 months
- Development at 18 months
- Development at 2 years
- Development at 3 ½ years
- Baby/toddler nutrition and fussy eating
- Toilet training
- Toddler play and development
- Managing challenging behaviour
To register your interest in participating please email: MCHparentgroups@melton.vic.gov.au
Please specify in your email which group/s you would like to attend. The Maternal and Child Health Team will then be in contact with more information regarding dates, times, and locations.
New Parent 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 seven 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.
||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 Boulevard, Melton West VIC 3337
- Fraser Rise Children’s and Community Centre
46 City Vista Court, 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 Parade, Aintree VIC 3336
For further information
Contact the Melton City Council Maternal and Child Health Central Booking Office:
Phone: 9747 7287
Email: email@example.com or speak to your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.