Please find listed below a series of links and details for our families regarding many childhood concerns and questions.
Information on behaviour guidance.
Information on communicating with children effectively
Information on child protection issues
Information about safe storage of potentially dangerous products at home
Information about equipment and furniture for children
The best authority is KidSafe NSW:
and most things you buy will have an Australian Standard, which you can look at online at:
Choice often do great comparisons on children’s products
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
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
(have some great fact sheets for child nutrition)
(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
Information on hygiene and dental care
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 schedules
Information on Immunisation clinics
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
- The Children’s Hospital Westmead
have a range of really helpful, easy to use fact sheets on all sorts of things.
- Health Insite
Lots of quite specific information about various child safety issues.
- The Raising Children Website
Has a fantastic range of age related guidelines on everything from feeding, to behaviour guidance.
- The National Child Care Accreditation Council
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
has some great tips on parenting
a fantastic organisation for new parents dealing with the challenges of babies as they arise – they also have a very helpful 24hr hotline
again, with a 24hr helpline
- Hills Parenting
run some great courses, and have some support programs for parents
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Early Childhood Australia
Not a lot of information directly on the site, but some great reviews of information, articles, books and resources available to buy