Maternal and Child Health Services

This is a free service for parents and carers with children aged 0-5 years. Once you have a newborn, the midwives from the hospital will hand over their care of you to the Maternal and Child Health Services. Even if you are new to the area, you can still access their services.

The Maternal and Child Health Services are a family focused service provided by registered nurses and midwives. They offer guidance, support and practical information in all aspects of parenting, maternal health and family well-being.

To find out more what the Maternal and Child Health Services offers, visit the City of Port Phillip website.

Our local Maternal and Child Health Service in Elwood is based at Poets Grove. You can contact them through the Poets Grove website.



St Kilda Library

Located at 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. They run a Baby Rhyme Time for children aged 0-18 months, a Tiny Tots Story Time for 18 months – 3 year olds and Pre-School Story Time for ages 3-5 years. These story time sessions are a fun way to introduce your baby, toddler and young children to the joys of storytelling and reading. There is also a bit of singing too. It is free and relaxed, so if your child is a bit noisy you don’t have to worry too much.

Picture Books for Babies & Pre-Schoolers

Picture Book of the Week

See the Port Phillip Library website for more details.



Elwood Toy Library

What a great place! Your child will be in heaven. Hundreds of toys, puzzles, games and costumes to keep your little ones happily entertained. Elwood Toy Library is a not for profit community organisation, where, for a small annual fee, you can borrow toys like you borrow books.

See the Elwood Toy Library website for more information. Or visit them behind Elwood’s Community Centre at 87 Tennyson Street.

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