Kids Help Linewww.kidshelp.com.au or 1800 551 800
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Serviceswww.communities.qld.gov.au or 13 74 68
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)www.acecqa.gov.au
Starting Blocks (information about early education and care)www.startingblocks.gov.au
Links to community assistance support
ParentingComprehensive, practical and evidence based approaches to assist in the task of parenting can be found at the following sites.
Raising Children Networkwww.raisingchildren.net.au
Early Childhood Australiawww.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/parent-resources
Health Direct (health information and 24 hour advice)www.healthdirect.gov.au
Car Seat SafetyEnsuring that children are safe when traveling is a fundamental part of raising children in a safe environment and as such educators are required to have yearly car seat safety checks, ensuring that each child is an age and height appropriate seat. For more information about car seat safety, you can access the following links.
SleepingSleep and rest is a vital part of each child’s day, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children during they this time, all educators participate in the Red Nose Safe Infant Sleeping e-learning online course, which provides an introduction to current evidence-based information about sudden unexpected deaths in infancy, fatal sleeping accidents, and the infant care practices demonstrated to reduce the risk of SIDS. Everyone can access more information at https://rednose.com.au.
Our Sleep and Rest Policy can be accessed here …. Information about safe sleep and rest practices in child care can be accessed at www.acecqa.gov.au/Safe-sleep-and-rest-practices
NutritionHealthy eating and active bodies ensures the continued wellbeing of all children and the following information can be used by families and educators to assist children in getting the right start to life.
Starting Blocks Nutritionwww.startingblocks.gov.au/other-resources/infographics/#
Australian Guide to Healthy Eatinghttps://healthy-kids.com.au/food-nutrition/guidelines-recommended-intakes/australian-guide-healthy-eating/
Healthy Kids; get well, get activewww.healthykids.nsw.gov.au
Child ProtectionNurturing Family Day Care Scheme and all associated personnel understand and ensure to the highest of standards that each child is protected. The safety of children is taken very seriously and their freedom from all abuse is at the forefront of every decision and action made by an associate of Nurturing Family Day Care Scheme. This comprises of; The Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy and all associated elements that are required in accordance with the Blue Card Services, to ensure that the risk of harm to children in a regulated service is identified and minimised; and; How the environment is kept safe for children.
Resources on mandatory reporting can be accessed on the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services website; https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/protecting-children/about-child-protection/mandatory-reporting
If concerned the Regional Intake Services (RIS) are part of the Department of Community, Child Safety and Disability Services and receive information about child protection concerns and can be contacted in
- South East Qld on 1300 679 849
- South West Queensland on 1300 683 390
- Brisbane on 1300 682 254
- After hours on 1800 177 135 or 3235 9999
If there is concern about a child, but the risk isn’t meeting the threshold for reporting to Child Safety, Family and Child Connect phone number can be given to the family, or with their permission, an educator can contact them on, 13FAMILY or 13 32 64.