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Maternal and Child Health Programs

Our Maternal and Child Health Services (MCH) run a range of programs to support you and your family during the first years of your child's life.

Our MCH programs

In addition to regular service and advice, we offer a range of other programs including:

Sleep and Settling

Our Sleep and Settling Program provides education and support about normal sleep behaviour for children aged from birth to 2yrs.

Our no cost programs support families with a range of strategies to offer babies and children the experience to develop regular sleep patterns.

We provide weekly education sessions to all families in Knox. In each of these sessions we provide the opportunity to ask questions and provide information about:

  • normal child development and behaviour around sleep
  • helpful information about children’s sleep, and
  • how to set your child and family up for healthy sleep.

There are three sessions offered:

  • Newborn Sleep and Behaviour – 0 to 3 months
  • Baby Sleep and Behaviour – 6 to 8 months
  • Toddler Sleep and Behaviour – 18 months to 2 years.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions or if you have questions about the support we can offer, email us at sleepsettling@knox.vic.gov.au.

Book an appointment online

Infant nutrition

Learn more about when to introduce your baby to solid foods, how to offer solid foods, drink from a cup, and other tips and questions

For more support with infant nutrition please email mch@knox.vic.gov.au to discuss the options available.

Breastfeeding

You can seek advice on all your breastfeeding questions. Lactation consultants are available further support, please contact us at mch@knox.vic.gov.au.

Appointments can be booked online.

Book an appointment online

Immunisation

Council runs a number of public immunisation sessions every month at a range of local community centres.

Immunisation is a free service provided by the City of Knox to protect the health and wellbeing of your children. Immunisation not only protects your child from serious diseases, but also other children in the community.

First-time parent groups

These groups cater for parents with new babies and cover a range of parenting topics. Sessions are held once a week, for 6 weeks. You should receive an invitation through your maternal and child health nurse.

Playgroups

Council operate a range of playgroups within our Maternal and Child Health Centres for children aged birth to preschool age.

For more information, see Playgroups in Knox.

Toy Library

Knox and District Toy Library caters for children from babies to 6 years.

Operated like a book library, we have a variety of toys, puzzles and games appropriate to your child’s stage of development.

Map of Rosa Benedikt Centre

Address: Rosa Benedikt Centre, 11-13 Gerda Street, Scoresby VIC 3179.

Phone: 0424 265 790

Opening hours: Every Friday and Saturday, 10 am to noon except for public holiday weekends.

Need help?

Email mch@knox.vic.gov.au and we will get back to you.

Or call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9298 8741.

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