The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority is an independent national authority that assists governments in administering the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care.
Family Day Care Australia
Family day care is approved child care that truly focuses on each individual child’s development, while providing high quality early learning in an educator’s own home. Visit the Family Day Care Australia website to learn more about this service.
Human Services Australia – Centrelink
You will need to apply to Centrelink to register your chilren for Child Care. All questions relating to CSS amonts need to be directed to Centrelink.
Education and Care Services National Regulations
The Education and Care Services National Regulations are hosted on the NSW government site.
Being, Belonging & Becoming (BBB)
Being, Belonging & Becoming – The Early Years Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school. The framework is a key component of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care. The EYLF was developed by the Australian and state and territory governments with input from the early childhood sector and early childhood academics. It has incorporated feedback from a consultation process, including two national symposiums, national public consultation forums, focus groups, an online forum and case-study trials. The framework offers a vision where ‘all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life’. It has been designed so that early childhood services will be able to develop their own strategies to implement its objectives.
MY Time Our Place
The My Time Our Place – Framework for School Age Care in Australia, helps care services to develop opportunities for school aged children to participate in leisure and play-based activities that respond to their needs, interests and choices. My Time, Our Place is part of the Australian Government’s National Quality Framework which is about ensuring children receive a high standard of education and care. It is one part of the picture that will help Australia realise the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) vision that will see ‘all children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation’.
Staying Healthy 5th Edition
Staying Healthy provides educators and other staff working in education and care services with simple and effective methods for minimising the spread of disease. It contains more ‘how to’ advice on procedures and discussing exclusion periods with parents.
Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians. It offers advice on nutrition and has many helpful nutritious recipe ideas.
Child Care Subsidy Calculator
Use this calculator to get an estimate on your child care fees.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.
SunSmart’s mission is to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality through a targeted prevention and early detection program. SunSmart recommends that all early childhood education and care services and schools develop and implement a comprehensive sun protection policy to reduce UV exposure and associated risks.
Kidsafe provide practical information and resources to parents, carers, early childcare workers, on the hazards that children face and how to help keep them safe.
Early Childhood Australia
As the national peak body for early childhood, ECA is a regular, and trusted, contributor to the public policy debate on all matters affecting young children (birth to eight years) and their families.
Supporting the inclusion of children with additional needs including children with diagnosed disabilities, challenging behaviour or social and emotional difficulties as well as supporting families and Educators when they have concerns about a child’s development.
Australian Early Development Census
The AEDC provides evidence to support the critical work of the early childhood education sector in delivering the best development opportunities and outcomes for children. There are a number of ways in which early childhood educators can work with and support communities to help shape the future and wellbeing of Australian children.