Children and families

Everything you'll need to know about our services for children and families in Darebin.

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Immunisation prevents the spread of diseases and protects the community. We provide immunisations for babies, children and adults.
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Discover what supports are available to you and your family with parenting, health and early development.

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3 and 4 year old kindergarten can provide the foundation that shapes children's future health, happiness, growth, development, learning and more.
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Playgroups are fun, supportive environments for children aged 0 to five to play and develop social skills. Learn about the playgroups in Darebin.
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Starting child care is an important milestone in your life and your child’s life.
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An outside school hours care (OSHC) service provides education and care for primary school-age children after hours and during school holidays.
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Some children need extra support to take part in activities and events with other children their age. We encourage all children take part.
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Learn more about how we supports your child's play with toy library and our play maps.

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The Darebin Best Start program focuses on vulnerable children, to ensure they can access quality early childhood experiences.
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We run a huge array of programs to help the families of Darebin to get the best start possible.

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Find out where to get support and resources to deal with family violence in Darebin.
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Are you an early years educator? We have some great resources to help you deliver strong and inclusive education and care.
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The Our Darebin Schools resource focuses on schools in our neighbourhood precincts, including primary, secondary, Catholic and independent schools.