SOME HANDY LINKS
Early Childhood Education and Care Services
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) monitors the quality of Australia’s early childhood services and has a number of helpful resources for families.
Starting Blocks is Australia’s online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area.
Starting Blocks is an excellent place 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
- Find out what can be done at home to encourage a child’s learning and development
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care
The Office of Early Childhood Education and Care is the regulatory authority in Queensland. They have a range of useful tools for families choosing care.
Parenting and Families
Family and Child Connect
Family and Child Connect can help with a range of family and parenting challenges. They will talk with you about your situation and work out the type of support you might find helpful.
Ph: 13 32 64
Janet Lansbury is a RIE® Associate and the author a number of books offering strategies and reflections on parenting using an Educaring® approach. Her blog offers an insight and ideas on common parenting topics
Raising Children Network
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.
Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services is responsible for the development of Australian Government service delivery policy and offers a range of social, health and other payments and services. Support is available through Medicare, Centrelink, the Child Support program, CRS Australia and Australian Hearing.
Family Assistance Office
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.
Sharon is a RIE® Associate that has worked with Adeona over the last 3 years developing our knowledge and skills in applying an Educaring® approach.
Resources for Infant Educarers is an organisation that advocates for Magda Gerber’s Educaring® approach and offers information, training and resources in this.
Please also see Janet Lansbury under Parenting/Families
Kids Gourmet Food
For our Brisbane based services Kids Gourmet Food provides nutritious Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea fresh daily.
Health and Wellbeing
Cancer Council Queensland
The Cancer Council Queensland has tips and resources for staying healthy and cancer prevention, including quitting smoking and SunSmart practices
Kidsafe is the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia and works with the families and the community to keep children safe. Services include information on home, playground, pool and road safety, car capsule hire and care seat fittings.
Nutrition Australia Queensland
Nutrition Australia Is a non profit, community nutrition organisation that provides education, support and training to shape the health and wellbeing of the community to make informed food choices.