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Maternal and Child Health
Our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service is free for City of Ballarat families with babies and children, from birth to school age. This service supports families with helpful information on a wide variety of topics in early parenting, child health and development, and family health and wellbeing issues. Maternal and Child Health can provide specialist referrals and help to link families with local community based supports, and enable social...
Parent Place is a safe and inclusive environment where you can relax, change and feed your baby, have a cup of tea or coffee and let your children explore our play space. All are welcome. Our friendly team can provide you with general support and a range of information on services for families with young children, including: Childcare Kindergarten Playgroups Family Day Care Immunisation Maternal and Child Health Nurses Whe...
A playgroup is a group of parents, carers and their children aged five and under, who meet to play, socialise and have fun.
Family Day Care
Family Day Care is a popular alternative to centre based care. It offers low educator to child ratios in a home-based environment, where siblings can be cared for together. This is home-based care, with a ratio of one early childhood educator to four pre-school aged children, with up to seven children in total. It offers family care (i.e siblings are cared for together), and care for school-aged children until the end of primary school and bey...
Occasional Child Care
Occasional Child Care offers a minimum of two hours care or up to a full day/week at our purpose-built Girrabanya site. Bookings are available on the day (places permitting) or up to three weeks in advance. Staff ratios are one staff member for every four children under the age of three years, and one staff member for every 11 children over the age of three years. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm, 48 weeks per year, with...
Our qualified immunisation nurses provide scheduled, funded vaccinations for children as per the National Immunisation Program.
Early Years Guide
View the Early Years Guide. The guide is perfect for new parents, grandparents and carers of young children. It features local kindergartens, schools, playgroups, advice and support groups, health and specialist services, and recreation and family fun.
Our Central Kindergarten Registration Scheme ensures the whole community can access a fair, equal and timely system for processing kindergarten enrolments.
Victoria Park is a large recreational area and one of Ballarat's most significant parks. On 23 May 1890 citizens helped plant more than 3000 trees to celebrate Victoria's first Arbor Day.