Parent Library

  • Red Nose – Safe Sleeping

    The latest evidence-based advice from Red Nose on how keep your baby safe and reduce the risk of sudden infant death.

  • The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network

    Fact sheets on a range of health and safety topics have been developed in partnership by Sydney Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Hunter New England Kidshealth Network. They aim to help you learn about your child’s illness and ways you can help improve their overall health and wellbeing, Factsheets are for educational purposes only, please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child.

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association

    The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia's peak breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA helps more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.

  • StartingBlocks

    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.
  • Munch & Move

    Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years

  • Cancer Council – Sun Safety

    Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Each year almost 2000 Australians die from this almost entirely preventable disease.
    Fortunately, being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.

    Cancer Council provides guidance on how much sun you need and how to protect yourself from getting too much sun exposure.

  • Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority

    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.

  • Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority - National Law

    The National Quality Framework (NQF) operates under an applied law system, comprising the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations.

    The purpose of the applied law system is to set a national standard for children’s education and care across Australia. In effect it means the same law is applied in each state and territory, but with some varied provisions as applicable to the needs of each state or territory.

  • Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority - Regulations

    The Education and Care Services National Regulations (National Regulations) support the National Law by providing detail on a range of operational requirements for an education and care service including:

    • the National Quality Standard
    • application processes for provider and service approval
    • setting out the rating scale
    • the process for the rating and assessment of services against the National Quality Standard
    • minimum requirements relating to the operation of education and care services organised around each of the seven quality areas
    • staffing arrangements and qualifications
    • fees for a range of transactions
    • jurisdiction-specific provisions
  • NSW Government Department of Education – Early Childhood Education

    Information about working in or operating early childhood education services including outside school hours care. Plus, information for parents and carers on the importance of early childhood education, choosing a service and transition to school.

  • The Australian Parenting Website

    This page provides links to a range of resources, services and support organisations for professionals working in the areas of education, child care, child protection and safety, child health and family support.

  • Product Safety Australia

    There are over 15 000 types of products available in Australia, with each being produced by multiple brands. To ensure that these products work safely, the Australian product safety system relies on the cooperation of consumers, suppliers, and government agencies.

  • NSW Centre for Road Safety

    The Centre develops practical solutions to reduce deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads.

  • Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia – Food Allergy Awareness

    Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (“A&AA”) is a registered charity and Australia’s only national support organisation, dedicated to helping individuals and carers alike in managing allergy and the risk of anaphylaxis.

  • Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Name of the element

    The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) was established in 1990 as the peak professional body of clinical immunology/allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

  • NAPCAN – Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect

    Australia’s first secular for purpose organisation to focus entirely on the prevention of child abuse and neglect before it starts.

  • Staying Healthy - Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services 5th Ed

    Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services is a best practice tool that provides simple and effective ways for educators and other staff to help limit the spread of illness and infectious diseases in education and care settings.

  • Hornsby Shire Council

    Hornsby Shire Council provides access to information in accordance with the Government Information (Public Access) Act, known as GIPA.

  • NSW Government – Primary Schools

    Information about NSW public education, including the school finder, high school enrolment, school safety, selective schools and opportunity classes.

  • Health Direct

    Healthdirect Australia is a national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation. It supports Australians in managing their own health and wellbeing through a range of virtual health services.

  • The Australian Parenting Website

    Provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts.

  • Tresillian

    Tresillian is an early parenting service offering families guidance in the early years of their child's life. It offers support to new parents around breastfeeding and settling a baby, as well as dealing with post-natal depression and nutrition.

  • Beyond Blue: 6-12 Years

    Healthy Families is all about giving you the information, knowledge and confidence to support the young people in your life – whether you’re a parent, guardian, grandparent, a favourite uncle or an awesome auntie. We’re also here to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing, especially if you’re a new parent or about to become one.

  • Parent Line NSW

    Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.

  • Community Information Directory

    Hornsby Shire Council 'Community Directory' resource addresses the needs of people who would like to know more, people who are wanting to help others and people who may be experiencing domestic and family violence.

  • Australian Dental Association

    Encourage the improvement of oral and general health of the public by providing high quality professional oral care information and resources. 

  • Raising Children - Toilet Training: When and How to do it