Child Friendly Ballarat Community Advisory Committee
The City of Ballarat is seeking applications for the next tenure of the Child Friendly Ballarat Community Advisory Committee. Find out more about this opportunity.
Parent Place is a FREE drop-in centre located in Norwich Plaza for all parents and care givers. Parent Place is open to the public from 10am-2pm every day.
- Best Start
Best Start is a prevention and early intervention project that aims to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of all Victorian children
- Breastfeeding Promotion
The Promoting Breastfeeding Project aims to increase breastfeeding rates in line with national targets and raise awareness in the Ballarat community about the importance of breastfeeding
- Child Friendly Ballarat
Ballarat was added to the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities global website in June 2007
- Early Years Plan for Ballarat
The City of Ballarat's Municipal Early Years Plan 2010 - 2013 outlines the direction needed across Ballarat to improve outcomes for children
- Maternal and Child Health
Visits to a Maternal and Child Health Centre at key ages are recommended to review the health, growth and development of every Victorian pre-school child.
- Child Care & Playgroups
The City of Ballarat runs multiple child care centres in the community and is a great supporter of developing playgroup networks
- Family & Parenting Support
The Family Wellbeing Program is a free confidential Maternal and Child Health Service available to families in the Ballarat area.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against vaccine preventable diseases
The City of Ballarat’s Centralised Kindergarten Enrolment Scheme is an initiative to ensure the whole community has access to kindergarten enrolments.
The Early Years Guide is designed to assist families to locate services available for themselves and their children aged from birth to 12 years of age.
You will find a variety of information including the following: childcare, maternal and child health care, kindergartens and primary schools, specialist childrens' services, family and health services, pregnancy and birth and recreation.
Maps showing parks and playspaces are also available.
Collect you FREE copy of the early years guide from:
- Ballarat City Council - come in and collect your copy from Customer Service at the Phoenix, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat
- Central Highlands Regional Library Branches:
- Ballarat Central - 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat
- Sebastopol - Albert Street, Sebastopol
- Wendouree - Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre