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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.