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Maternal and child health services

Maternal and child health nurses will work with your family to help you care for your child until they are ready to start school.

You will visit your nurse at 10 key ages and stages in your child’s development. These local centre visits will help identify any issues and concerns so that steps can be taken in early childhood to deal with them.

Maternal and child health nurses can:

  • give information, support and advice on a variety of topics (including parenting, development and learning, child health, family health and wellbeing, safety, immunisation, breastfeeding, nutrition and family planning)
  • monitor your child’s growth and development in a series of one-on-one consultations at specific times in your child’s early years
  • help with sleeping, feeding and behaviour problems
  • organise parents’ groups (known as Parent Information and Connection session is Knox) where you can get information and have the chance to meet other parents in the local area
  • tell you about other local support services
  • organise additional activities based on your family’s needs (for example, arranging home visits when you are unable to visit a centre)
  • help to contact specialist services if necessary (such as early parenting centres)
  • offer additional support and services to families experiencing difficulties.

NEW! Knox MCH now offer some Saturday morning and later afternoon appointments – if you are interested please complete the booking form and select Saturday as your preferred day or evening as your preferred time.

Please note these appointments are limited, and may not be at your local centre, if you have any questions please call 9298-8741

Your nearest Maternal and Child Health Centre

Browse our map of Maternal and Child Health Centres in Knox or find the address in the table below.




Forest Road

Cnr Forest Road & Stockton Avenue

Ferntree Gully

Knox Children and Family Centre - Bayswater

41 Phyllis Street


Knox Children and Family Centre - Wantirna

81 Argyle Way

Wantirna South


81 Anne Road



77 Liberty Avenue



100 Murrindal Drive


Marie Chandler

11 Park Crescent



17 Fuchsia Street

Ferntree Gully

Provide feedback on the care of your child

Knox City Council is committed to providing the very best service possible to you and your family.

We conduct client satisfaction surveys on a regular basis, but your feedback is welcome any time. You can either complete a client feedback form which is available in the Centre waiting rooms or call the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator on 9298 8309.

All of your personal information is treated in confidence and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Maternal and Child Health 24 hour Line – 13 22 29

For enquiries outside our standard working hours, you can contact the Maternal and Child Health 24 hour line.

Qualified maternal and child health nurses provide information, support and advice to Victorian families with children from birth to school age (5 years old), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone: 13 22 29.

Need help?

Email and we will get back to you.

Or call our Maternal and Child Health team on 9298 8741 (between 8.30am – 12.30pm, Monday to Friday).


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