Parent's Corner

Please find listed below a series of links and details for our families regarding many childhood concerns and questions.

Topic
Source
Information on behaviour guidance.

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) is run through several
local area health services; http://www10.triplep.net/?pid=58
The Children’s, Youth and Women’s Health Service:

http://www.cyh.com
Information on communicating with children effectively.

http://www.australianbabyhands.com.au/
http://raisingchildren.net.au

(lots of stuff on this site for communicating with children of different ages)
Information on child protection issues.

Napcan: http://www.napcan.org.au/

Protective Behaviours: http://www.protectivebehaviours. org.au/main.htm
Information about safe storage of potentially dangerous products at home.

The best authority is KidSafe NSW:
http://www.kidsafensw.org
http://www.kidsafensw.org/homesafety/index.htm

Though other sites (eg Raising Childrens Network) have some helpful tips

Information about

equipment and furniture for children.

The best authority is KidSafe NSW:
http://www.kidsafensw.org
http://www.kidsafensw.org/homesafety/index.htm
and most things you buy will have an Australian Standard, which you can look at online at:
http://www.saiglobal.com/shop/Script/search.asp
Choice often do great comparisons on children’s products
http://www.choice.com.au

And the Department of Fair Trading have some useful guidelines http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/shopping/safeproducts.html

Relevant information

about OH&S as they relate to the children and families using the centre.

When visiting the centre it is important to keep the following in
mind:
a) follow the directions of staff
b) observe any warning / instruction signs
c) close doors behind you
d) watch out for tripping hazards (eg toys on the floor)
e) take care when lifting (bend your knees, brace your back)
f) follow strict hygiene practices (frequent hand washing)

g) be Sunsafe - http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart
Information on nutrition and good eating habits.

http://www.nutritionaustralia.org
(have some great fact sheets for child nutrition)
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/heal
th-pubhlth-strateg-childnutrition-summary-nsw.htm

(there’s a link on this page to a pdf document on child nutrition

websites for parents, a very handy list)
Information about food handling and storage.

http://www.safefood.net.au

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
Information on hygiene and food safety.

http://www.safefood.net.au
http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
http://www.dh.sa.gov.au/pehs/Youve-got-what/hand-washing.htm
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/ehworm/hygiene/default.asp
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/(Pages)/P
ersonal_hygiene?OpenDocument

http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114

&np=305&id=1864
Information on hygiene and dental care.

http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/teethcaj.htm

http://www.colgate.com.au
Information on sleep equipment and safe sleeping practices. http://www.sidsandkids.org/

Information about
suitable clothing for

play both indoors and outdoors.

http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart

http://www.kidsafensw.org
Information on safe sleeping practices. http://www.sidsandkids.org/
Information on sun protection. http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/sunsmart

Information on

Immunisation schedules.

http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/immunisation.htm

http://immunise.health.gov.au/

Information on

Immunisation clinics.

http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/immunisation.htm
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/topics/immune.html
Most GPs are able to immunise your child and bulk bill under
medicare making it relatively free (or at least inexpensive)

Or Call the Immunisation hotline on 1800 671 811

Other Helpful Websites include:

NSW Department of Health
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/living/child.html
The Children’s Hospital Westmead
http://www.chw.edu.au/parents/factsheets/
have a range of really helpful, easy to use fact sheets on all sorts of things.
Health Insite
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Child_Safety
Lots of quite specific information about various child safety issues.
The Raising Children Website
http://raisingchildren.net.au/
Has a fantastic range of age related guidelines on everything from feeding, to behaviour guidance.
The National Child Care Accreditation Council
http://www.ncac.gov.au
The ‘Families and Children’ page has some great information on high quality childcare, what to look for, where to find it.
The Department of Community Services
http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/html/parenting/parenting.htm
has some great tips on parenting
Tresillian
http://www.tresillian.net/
a fantastic organisation for new parents dealing with the challenges of babies as they arise – they also have a very helpful 24hr hotline
Karitane
http://www.karitane.com.au
again, with a 24hr helpline
Hills Parenting
http://www.hillsparentingcentre.com/
run some great courses, and have some support programs for parents
Australian Breastfeeding Association
http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/
Early Childhood Australia
http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/
Not a lot of information directly on the site, but some great reviews of information, articles, books and resources available to buy



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