NAVIGATION

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
http://raisingchildren.net.au (lots of stuff on this site for communicating with children of different ages)

Information on child protection issues

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 guidelineshttp://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 on sleep equipment and safe sleeping practices

Information about suitable clothing for play both indoors and outdoors

Information on safe sleeping practice

Information on sun protection.

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: