Starting Blocks provides parents with information about early childhood education and care.
Starting Blocks is a starting point to: learn about children’s developmental milestones understand what to expect from an early childhood education and care service find services and learn about their quality ratings get tips on starting child care or preschool, and what can be done at home to encourage your child’s learning and development. Their aim is to provide you and your family with trusted information, all in one place – welcome to Starting Blocks. Starting Blocks is brought to you by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). ACECQA is the national body, overseeing the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF), which has been developed to improve the standard of education and care.
The mychild.gov.au website is Australia’s online childcare system. In this website you are able to source information on different forms of childcare, and how and where to get assistance with the cost of childcare. This information is important in order to gain information on receiving the correct assistance to your individual family circumstances. There is also an option to research and find different childcare centres.
The Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority works with all governments to provide guidance, resources and services to support the sector to improve outcomes for children.
Minister for Education
The NSW Department of Education is responsible for early childhood, primary & secondary schools, adult, migrant & higher education in New South Wales.
Raising Children Network
Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.
Department of Human Services
Social and Health Payments And Services.
Northern Beaches Council
Keep up to date with what’s going on in the community.
Australian Centre for Child Protection
The Australian Centre for Child Protection is a national research centre working to develop evidence-based approaches to the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment.
Kidsafe Australia helping to protect children from accidental injuries. Home safety guide, child car seats, swimming pool security, sport & play safety and much more
Community Early Learning Australia ( CELA)
Community Early Learning Australia™ is the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. We believe all children deserve quality early education and care. Created by Community Child Care Co-operative, built on tradition and prepared for the future. Our mission is to amplify early learning’s value throughout Australia.
NDIS – Early Childhood Intervention
The ECEI approach is available to all children aged 0-6 years with a developmental delay or disability across NSW. An ECEI Coordinator working for one of our partners will be your main contact for the NDIS and can help you understand and access the most appropriate supports for your child.
SIDS and KIDS
Red Nose is a charity that aims to eradicate sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). We believe that we can achieve this through world-class research, advocacy and education.
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