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

News & Updates

Help us advocate for kindergarten funding

Help us advocate for kindergarten funding

Posted on Tue 28 March

Please sign a petition calling for continued Commonwealth funding of 15 hours of weekly kindergarten for four year olds.

Immunisation rates increase in the Macedon Ranges

Immunisation rates increase in the Macedon Ranges

Posted on Tue 7 March

Latest data from the Australian Immunisation Register indicates immunisation rates have increased in Macedon Ranges.

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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.

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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.