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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, an...
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 ...
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 2 hours care or up to a full day/week. Bookings are available on the day or up to three weeks in advance. Occasional Child Care is available at the Girrabanya Integrated Children's Centre, benefits of the flexible booking system support parents to meet family needs such as taking a break from the demands of parenting, studying, shopping, keeping appointments, recreation, part-time / casual work hours...
Child Care Centres
Our vision is for trusting, inclusive, interconnected relationships between children, families, educators and communities that support children to be happy, safe and to reach their full potential. Our mission is to provide the children of Ballarat with learning opportunities that provide the best possible start in life through: Responsive interactions that contribute to healthy brain development Equitable and inclusive practices that s...
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.
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Almost 15 years ago, the Brown Hill Progress Association rallied to save the Brown Hill Pool from closure. Today, the dedicated community group continues to manage this outdoor City of Ballarat aquatic facility to ensure the community can get together to make a splash each summer.