Provided here are links to websites that have more information relevant to children, child care and kindergarten.
Family Assistance OfficeDept of Human ServicesThe Family Assistance Office has been set up by the Australian Government to give Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place – the Family Assistance Office.
The Department of Education and Training (DET)VIC Eduacation and trainingThe DET is committed to ensuring that every young Victorian thrives, learns and grows, enjoying every opportunity to realise a rewarding and fulfilling life. There are many educational tools for children to learn online and lots of information for parents as well.
Kidsafe VictoriaKidsafe-VictoriaA terrific resource for child accident prevention. Kidsafe conducts injury prevention programs, media campaigns, provides information, develops educational resources and initiates special programs to raise awareness of child safety issues and injury prevention throughout the community.
Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
ACECQA logoACECQA is an independent statutory authority which provide national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia. They work with state and territory governments and the children’s education and care sector to implement changes to education and care that will benefit children and their families.
The Starting Blocks website explains the governance of our service under the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority. Early childhood education is recognised as being pivotal when it comes to supporting and guiding our youngest minds to achieve their best. Starting Blocks helps parents determine our service's practices against those standards established under the National Quality Standards and National Quality Framework. Other resources help .
KidsMatter is a great go to tool that provides information and resources to help early childhood services support the mental health and well being of children and families. Learn strategies and signs for healthy social and emotional development.
Child and Family Services Ballarat
Child and Family Services Ballarat - Childhood Parenting Centre helps support new families with a range of needs, including access to early childhood services in the City of Ballarat.