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CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Is your child due for a health check or
immunisation? A quick phone call and it may be
the most important appointment you make this
As you child grows up and your Maternal Health
appointments are less frequent, it's easy to let the
months pass by.
If your child is reaching the following ages this
year, be sure to mark their health check or
immunisation on the calendar.
If your child is attending four-year-old kindergarten
in 2015, registrations are now open for the
Centralised Kindergarten Enrolment Scheme.
Applications may be received by the City of
Ballarat Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme
from 1 January, two years prior to your child's
Not sure when to enrol?
Check this table to confirm you child's
For information and an application form, visit
3 AND 3½ YEARS
Two years and three and a half years are Key
Stages in the Maternal Health calendar and your
child is due for an appointment with your City of
Ballarat Maternal Health Nurse.
Topics for assessment and discussion include
healthy eating and play, injury prevention, starting
kindergarten, and communication and language.
A vision test is also done at the three and a half
To make a Maternal Health appointment,
call 5320 5155.
All four-year-olds are due for immunisations befo
The City of Ballarat Immunisation Clinics are held
regularly at a number of locations in Ballarat. No
appointments are necessary.
To view locations, dates and times, visit
www.ballarat.vic.gov.au and look up the
Immunisation Calendar and Locations.
If you can't make the immunisation session, you
can pre-book an appointment.
For an immunisation appointment, call
5320 5850 or 5320 5155, or email
Date of Birth 1/5/2009
A new Saturday morning
immunisation clinic will provide
all early childhood immunisations
and will particularly cater for
four-year-olds busy at kindergarten
during weekday sessions.
When: 9 to 11am, second and
fourth Saturdays of the month
9 February to 14 December, 2013
Where: Girrabanya Maternal and
Child Health Centre
This is a drop-in clinic -- no
appointments required. Please
note: the Saturday clinic is just for
For information, call 5320 5155.
Make your family's health your top priority
Child and Family Services Ballarat Inc. (CAFS) is looking
for passionate volunteers committed to making a positive
difference in the lives of local people.
Join its community volunteer program to help provide
support and practical assistance to CAFS foster carers
and their families.
Volunteer roles include: childcare services, tutoring,
transport, recreational activities and outings, and home
maintenance and chores including lawn mowing and
home repairs. All volunteers are required to attend
free training sessions and obtain police, Working with
Children and referee checks.
Interested in volunteering with CAFS?
Call CAFS Volunteer Program at 5337 3333.
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