Family and Children's Services
The Maternal and Child Health Service is a service jointly funded by the Victorian State Government and Mansfield Shire Council.
The Maternal Child Health Service is designated to give parents support, advice and information about Child and Family Health issues and monitor growth, health, development and behaviour.
Enhanced Home visiting is also available for parents and children with special needs or other issues.
The Maternal Child Health Nurse has qualifications in General Nursing, Midwifery and Maternal and Child Health and Community Health. Other qualifications are Lactation Consultant registered with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.
There is no cost for these services and they are available to anyone with a child 0-6 years. The Centre is situated on the corner of Highett and Curia Streets in Mansfield opposite the Council offices.
For further information please phone the Maternal and Child Health Nurse (03) 5775 8537.
| Monday || EVHS || EVHS |
| Tuesday || Appointments || Open Session |
| Wednesday || Open Session || Appointments |
| Thursday || Appointments || Appointments |
| Friday || Appointments || Appointments |
Mansfield Family Day Care is a community based childcare scheme, which is sponsored by the Mansfield Shire Council, and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services.
Family Day Care is a program whereby children up to the age of 12 years are cared for in the homes of registered careproviders. Each careprovider caters for up to four preschool age and three school age children at any one time.
It offers an alternative to centre based care and informal minding arrangements, and is particularly suited to babies and small children who respond to the individual attention given by the careprovider.
Careproviders are situated in both Mansfield and the surrounding district. Careproviders’ homes are visited and monitored regularly by Family Day Care Coordination Unit staff, who discuss children’s’ progress and provide support and guidance.
Mansfield Family Day Care offers full time, part time, before and after school, school holidays and casual care. Childcare Benefit subsidies are available to eligible families to assist with the cost of fees.
For further information please phone the Family Day Care Coordinator on (03) 57758567.
The family support service can work with families to develop practical life skills, parenting skills and community support networks.
A unique aspect of the family support service provided by the Mansfield Shire is the “Home is Where the Heart Is”
- Home tutoring program
. This program is able to assist families in which a child needs extra support in learning and confidence in school.
The home tutor works with the parent/s and the child to promote learning at home and develop stronger links with the child’s school.
The family support service is free
and is funded jointly by the Department of Human Services and the Mansfield Shire Council. To find out more about this service telephone 5775 8576.