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.

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.

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