Early childhood services, activities, information and support for parents and families from birth to eight years old.

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Quality, flexible childcare in Woodend

Quality, flexible childcare in Woodend

Posted on Mon 20 February

Are you a mum or dad who needs a few hours' break to get things done? Then Occasional Care could be just what you need!

Have your say on local health and wellbeing priorities

Have your say on local health and wellbeing priorities

Posted on Thu 16 February

Your input will be used by Council and local health providers to inform health and wellbeing planning across the shire.

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Activities for children

Macedon Ranges offer a range of children's activities and recreational programs for children of all ages including toy libraries, playgroups and various sporting events at our leisure centres.

Schools and education

A listing of schools, learning centres and neighbourhood houses in the Macedon Ranges shire.

Occasional Care

Occasional care provides care for children aged from six weeks to five years in Woodend.


Council provides a free immunisation service to all pre-school children and Year 7 students according to the National Recommended Immunisation Schedule.


Prepare your child for the school year ahead and enrol them at one of our eight kindergartens across the Macedon Ranges Shire.


Providing families in Macedon Ranges with valuable information on local activities and services from birth to eight.

Maternal and Child Health

Visit your Maternal and Child Health Nurse at key ages and stages in your child's development.