Resources for families and children
Families and Children Services and Programs Brochure(PDF, 492KB)
Useful websites and services:
Department of Education
Practical information for Victorian parents and carers to support their child's learning needs. Includes information about child care, kindergarten and school.
Visit: Department of Education
The Royal Children's Hospital
Provides realiable, up to date health information for children and families. In the case of an emergency, call 000.
Visit: The Royal Children's Hospital
Raising Children Network
Parenting articles, advice and support from leading Australian experts. Includes development information, play and learning activity ideas for babies and children of all ages.
Visit: Raising Children Network
Information, advice and resources to support parents and carers through every stage, from parenting through to parenting teens.
The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members.
Advice for parents and carers to help keep children safe online.
Visit: esafety Commissioner
Educational Play and Learning
Melton City Council 30 Days of Play
ABC Kids Early Education
Articles, audio and video resources aligned with Australian early years curriculum areas.
Visit: ABC Kids Early Education
Local activities for children and families
Melton City Much More
Explore the City of Melton with this free app covering local events and activities, dining options, special offers and more.
Visit: Melton City Much More
City of Melton Libraries
Regular early years programs including Baby Bounce, Toddler Time and Storytime session
Visit: Early Years Programs
Programs and activities specifically for children including Read, Sing, Chat and Little STEAMers, after school programs and online resources for younger readers.
Visit: Kids Corner
Explore the e-collection of books, magazines, music and films.
Melton Learning Directory
Easy access to local social and support groups, face to face and online learning programs, accredited courses, special events and more.
Visit: Melton Learning Directory
A monthly performing arts and literacy program for babies, toddlers and preschool children, and their parents and caregivers.
Visit: Imagination Magic
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support - 24/7 Support lines
- Lifeline- 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Mens Line - 1300 78 99 78
- Care in Mind- 1300 096 269
Information and resources to support mental wellbeing
Online mental health organisation supporting young people and their families
Mental health and emotional wellbeing support for Australian infants, children, adolescents and families.
Visit: Emerging Minds
Child Mind Instititute
An independent non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them they help they need to thrive.
Visit: Child Mind Institute
Accessible, life long tools to support healthy minds.
Visit: Smiling Minds