Parent resources

Anaphylaxis Australia
Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction and is potentially life threatening. Common causes are food, insect venom and medication.
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) is an independent national authority that assists governments in administering the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care.             

Better Health

Better Health provide health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. 

City of Greater Geelong

Stay up to date with local events and information 

Department of Education and Training
State government site providing information on the health, safety, development, learning and wellbeing of children, young people and families in Victoria
Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment Australia

Federal Government department that administers the Childcare Subsidy and contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity and social wellbeing by creating opportunities and driving better outcomes through access to quality education and learning.

Geelong Maternal Child Health Nurse

Locate and contact you local Maternal Child Health Nurse to schedule your child’s regular visits 

Gowrie Victoria

Gowrie Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1939, committed to its purpose: For those who teach and care for children, Gowrie Victoria champions good early childhood education and care. 

Multicultural Resource Centre (FKA)

fka Children’s Services (fkaCS) advocates for children’s cultural and linguistic rights and provides support to education and care services in the provision of culturally rich environments that support a civil society. 

Noahs Ark – Victoria

Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Victoria and the ACT, Australia. Noah’s Ark offer a range of services and programs that support families who have a child (aged 0-12) with a disability or additional needs.              

Nutrition Australia

Nutrition Australia is a non-government, non-profit, community based-organisation with offices throughout Australia. Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians.   

Raising Children Network

The Australian parenting website for information and fact sheets to support children’s development and provide tips for families         

Red Nose – Safe sleeping

Red Nose provides all the information you need about safe sleeping environments and SIDS     

Royal Children’s Hospital – Melbourne

The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria’s children and their families for 150 years. The RCH are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.       

Services Australia (Centrelink)
Online information about the Childcare Subsidy
Starting Blocks is brought to you by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and aims to provide you and your family with trusted information, all in one place.

Staying Healthy in Childcare

All you need to know about illnesses, prevention, exclusion and treatment       

Sun Smart Victoria

Victoria has one of the longest running and most successful skin cancer prevention programs in the world. Since the early 1980s, SunSmart has been promoting sun protection and skin cancer prevention messages. SunSmart’s mission is to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through a targeted prevention and early detection program.                                                                                                                                    

Victoria Poisons Information Centre
A leading specialist tertiary and quaternary health service. Recognised for high-quality, safe, person-centred care, leading teaching and research.
Websters Swim School – Leisurelink 

Swimming lessons are offered at Leisurelink Aquatic Centre 6 days a week, from 6 months of age