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Cradle to Kinder provides support to young parents to ensure their baby gets the very best start in life. 

The program commences working with families before the baby is born and continues working with and supporting them throughout the child's early years, to help them become the parents they want to be. 

Supports include:
  • Pregnancy care
  • Preparing for a new baby
  • Healthy eating
  • Parenting skills
  • Child development
  • Child safety
  • Budgeting
  • Links with support and community services
Cradle to Kinder is available to young people under 25, who are pregnant or have a baby under six weeks of age and need some support.

Cradle to Kinder is a Mallee Family Care program, delivered in partnership with the Mallee District Aboriginal Services in both Mildura and Swan Hill.

Referrals are made directly through ChildFIRST on 1300 625 533.


Mallee Family Care Main Office
Haselgrove House
122 Ninth Street, Mildura VIC 3500
T: (03) 5023 5966
F: (03) 5022 1065
E: mildura@malleefamilycare.com.au

This program is supported by the Victorian Government.


Marie Schlemme Family Centre
229 Beveridge Street, Swan Hill VIC 3585
T: (03) 5032 4479
F: (03) 5032 4946
E: swanhill@malleefamilycare.com.au