Maternal & child health

We provide a range of free maternal and child health services to families with young children.

The program provides 10 free consultations during key stages in your child's life. During these consultation, you can talk with a qualified nurse about your concerns and get advice on parenting, nutrition, breast feeding, wellbeing and more. 

To book in for your first consultation, please call us on 03 5722 8140.

Consultations are available at three locations:

Wangaratta Children's Services
1 Handley Street, Wangaratta
  • Appointments available Monday - Thursday 
Yarrunga M&CH Centre
29 Flanagan Street, Wangaratta
  • Open session on Tuesday 9am - 12pm
  • Appointments available Wednesday, Thursday and Tuesday afternoon
Moyhu M&CH Centre
Moyhu Memorial Hall,
24-26 Barley Street, Moyhu
  • Appointments available Monday morning
  • Home visits available Monday afternoon

10 Consultation Stages

1 week old

During this home visit, we will introduce and link you to local services. We will also cover safe sleeping, breastfeeding and  provide parenting support.

2 weeks old

We will discuss growth and development, safety, nutrition and feeding. We will also do a hearing review.

4 weeks old

We will discuss growth, nutrition and feeding, parenting and safety. We will also complete a Maternal Health Review.

8 weeks old

We will discuss growth and development, nutrition and feeding, parenting and safety. We will also connect to with parenting groups and provide immunisation information.

4 months old

We will discuss growth and development, nutrition and feeding, parenting and safety.

8 months old

We will discuss growth and development, safety, nutrition and feeding, and oral health. We will also do another hearing review.

12 months old

 We will discuss growth and development, nutrition and feeding, parenting, safety and immunisations.

18 months old

We will discuss growth and development, safety, nutrition and feeding, and oral health. We will also connect you with playgroups.

2 years old

We will discuss growth and development, safety, nutrition and feeding, and kindergarten enrolment.

3.5 years old

We will discuss growth and development, safety, nutrition and feeding, oral health and kindergarten. We will also do a vision screen to check eye sight. This is the final visit as part of the program and you will hopefully feel confident and happy about your child's development!

Playgroups & programs for new mums

We offer two different fun and interactive programs for mums with young children. 

Mother Goose program

We run an interactive singing program for mothers and children every Thursday from 10am - 11am. This program is a great way to meet other mothers and have some fun with your little one! 

The sessions are run in the Community Room at the Wangaratta Children's Services Centre, 1 Handley Street, Wangaratta. Bookings are required so please call 03 5722 8140 to secure your spot! 

Supported playgroup

Our free supported playgroup provides opportunities for parents to learn about local services, to meet with other parents for support and friendship and to build social support networks in the communities in which they live. The program assists your kids to get ready for kinder and school. 
They will become used to being part of a group and learning skills to make them confident in educational and social situations. 

Program days (during school term) and times: Monday 9.30-11.30am (Handley St), Wednesday  9.30-11.30am (Yarrunga Hub)  Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm (Handley St) and is suitable for children aged 0 - 5.

Referral process: Relevant agencies can refer. You can also self-refer using the form below.

Contact: 0429 429 343 or email sp@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Supported Playgroups Referral Form(PDF, 644KB)