Helpful Links for Families
Mychild is Australia’s online childcare portal containing information for families, carers and providers. The website provides information about children’s early learning, care and wellbeing. It includes information on different types of childcare, how to access help with the cost of childcare, a searchable database of local child care services, other relevant links and support.
Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities. It gives Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place – the Family Assistance Office. Financial assistance includes the Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Baby Bonus. The Family Assistance Program is the responsibility of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
Staying Healthy in Childcare is a guide to preventing infectious diseases in an early childhood facility. This guide is used in our policies and practices to ensure effective action is taken to minimise risk and spread of infectious diseases/
Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia. The Kidsafe website is dedicated to providing parents with information to keep their children safe and prevent injuries around the home and in daily activities.
The Healthy Kids website is a joint initiative between the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education, Office of Sport and The Heart Foundation. It provides information, resources and support materials about physical activity and healthy eating.
Find resources, articles and information from all stages of raising children, from pregnancy to young adults
Visit this website to find organised playgroups in your local area for a chance for you to meet parents with children of a similar age to support and guide each other, and for your children to socialise and play!
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state and territory regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF.
The Cancer Council Website provides information in regards to Sun Safety, including daily UV ratings.
Keep Them Safe is a tool used by ALL Mandatory reporters who suspects a child is at significant risk of harm. Through this website, the Mandatory Reporter Guide can be accessed, and with information inputted by the reporter, the guide will inform them whether or not to call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.