Family & children

Councils make a significant contribution in helping families to raise their children. Councils also invest in community activities to increase social connections and create learning opportunities for children and their parents. Services may include:

  • Child care: long day care, occasional care, family day care, after school care
  • Neighbourhood and community houses
  • Playgroups and toy libraries
  • Kindergarten programs, buildings and central enrolment services
  • Maternal and Child Health centres provide regular check-ups for all babies from birth – six years, parenting advice and support, new parent groups
  • Immunisations: delivered through schools, workplaces and free community sessions.