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.
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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.
Locate and contact you local Maternal Child Health Nurse to schedule your child’s regular visits
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.
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.
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 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.
The Australian parenting website for information and fact sheets to support children’s development and provide tips for families
Red Nose provides all the information you need about safe sleeping environments and SIDS
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.
StartingBlocks.gov.au 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.
- Starting early childhood education and care is often a child’s first experience outside of their family environment. It can be an emotional time for everyone involved. This fact sheet offers tips on how families support their children during the settling in period.
- Illness in early learning services – It can be difficult for families to know when their child is sick enough to need to stay at home.
- The importance of play in children’s learning and development – this factsheet explains why learning through play is one of the most important ways children learn and develop.
- Supporting children during transitions – Tips to help families support their child if they are transitioning to a new group, room or service.
- Transition to school – Starting school is a major event in the lives of children and their families. Preparing children for this change sets them up for future successful learning and development, particularly if children have not had experience in an early education and care service. This fact sheet offers parents and carers tips on how to support children in their transition to school.
All you need to know about illnesses, prevention, exclusion and treatment
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.
Swimming lessons are offered at Leisurelink Aquatic Centre 6 days a week, from 6 months of age