Useful Links

Blacktown City Council

Department of Human Services (formely Centrelink)

Choosing a Centre – NSW Family and Community Services

Early Childhood Australia

Sydney’s Child Magazine Online

NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

Early Years Learning 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.

National Quality Framework (NQF)
The National Quality Framework raises quality and drives continuous improvement and consistency in Australian education and care services.

Early Childhood – Department of Education
A government website with good reference material for families.

Speech Pathology Australia
The fact sheets in the publications tab are an excellent resource for parents looking to read up on speech issues, speech development and to locate a speech therapist.

NSW Ministry of Health
The ‘Healthy Living’ tab has a lot of useful references for parents and families in general. Also provides information regarding accessing government based services.

Healthy Kids
A reference point for all health related issues relevant to families as well as providing information on the ‘Munch and Move’ Program currently implemented in the Centre. Contains easy to read fact sheets and a wealth of health related ideas.
Although not an Australian site, still a sound reference for information relating to family health.

Yogies online CCMS portal.