Useful links

Below is a list of websites that provide helpful information, resources and services:

Family Agencies

Starting Blocks
Helpful information and questions to help choose a child care service.
https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/at-child-care/choosing-a-service/

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
ACECQA is a national entity overseeing early childhood education and school aged care in Australia.
http://acecqa.gov.au

Department of Human Services
Information regarding Child Care Subsidy.
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

My Time, Our Place- Framework for School Age Care in Australia
Information for families on the National Quality Framework for school age care available in different languages.
www.education.gov.au/my-time-our-place

Kids Matter
An Australian mental health and wellbeing support service for children and teenagers.
https://www.kidsmatter.edu.au/

Kids Health, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Health and safety fact sheets available in different languages.
kidshealth.schn.health.nsw.gov.au

Staying Healthy in Childcare
Information regarding common childhood illnesses.
www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/ch55_staying_healthy_childcare_5th_edition_0.pdf

Immunise Australia
Information on childhood immunisation.
www.immunise.health.gov.au

Learning Potential
Resources and information related to children’s learning and development.
https://www.learningpotential.gov.au/

Raising Children
The Australian parenting website.
https://raisingchildren.net.au/

Australian Institute of Family Studies
Australia’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing.
https://aifs.gov.au/

Kids Safe
Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia
https://kidsafe.com.au/

Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAIC)
The National voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children
http://www.snaicc.org.au/

Asthma Australia
Information and support to people with asthma.
www.asthmafoundation.org.au

Healthy Kids
Information about eating well and getting active
www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au

Beyond Blue
Information and support for mental health.
www.beyondblue.org.au

White Ribbon Australia
Domestic violence contact numbers and support services
www.whiteribbon.org.au/find-help/domestic-violence-hotlines

Multicultural Mental Health Australia
Information translated in over 4 languages
www.mmha.org.au

Sun Smart
Information regarding sun safety.
www.sunsmart.com.au

Keep Australia Beautiful
Promoting sustainable communities.
www.kab.org.au

NSW Poisons Information
Latest poisons information and toxicology advice.
www.poisonsinfo.nsw.gov.au

 

 

Children’s Activities

Chess Kids
Free lessons, local clubs and tournaments you can enter.
http://chesskids.com.au

Children in Nature NSW
‘Children in nature’ is about children directing their own play, following their own curiosity, discovering the natural world, engaging their imaginations, making friends, taking risks, and above all having fun.
www.childreninnaturensw.com.au

Cybersmart
Cybersmart provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world.
https://esafety.gov.au/?from=cybersmart

Lego 
Official Lego site with lots of games, downloads, chats forums for fans, and much more.
http://play.lego.com

National Geographic Kids
A treasure trove of great things to watch, make, cook and discover.
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Paper Toys 
Templates for planes, trains and automobiles, and much more.
www.papertoys.com

Primary Games 
Activities designed for primary school-aged children. Educational and fun games, colouring activities, free e-cards and more.
www.primarygames.com

Reach Out 
Reach Out! is a web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times as well as to help others.
www.reachout.com.au

The Surfing Scientist
Fun science experiments, puzzles and games from an ABC TV scientist. Includes many interesting videos from Catalyst and ABC Kids.
www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist