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Resources and Contacts

ACT Cancer Council

Cancer Council ACT offers a large range of free SunSmart resources for education and care services, including posters, information and advice, sample sun protection policies, shade audit tools, newsletters, and apps.

ACT Health Directorate – Health Protection Service

Health Protection Service grants food business registrations and provides information on immunisation, communicable diseases and infection control.

ACT Professional Support Coordinator

The PSC is funded by the Australian Government to provide professional development, support and resources to the education and care sector in the ACT. The PSC also provides the bicultural support program to assist services to successfully support children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Indigenous children in their program. Ph: 1800 228 772

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority

ACECQA is an independent statutory authority providing national leadership in promoting the Education and Care Services National Law across all states and territories, and the National Quality Standard. You can access copies of the relevant legislation, application forms, information sheets and national registers of education and care services, as well as subscribe to the ACECQA newsletter.

Australian Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for approving education and care services for the purposes of administering Commonwealth government subsidies under the Family Assistance Law, such as the Child Care Subsidy.

Australian Department of Health

The Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood resources promote the key messages included in the healthy eating and physical activity guidelines.

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. They provide a range of resources to support educators in their role.

Family Foundations (Belconnen Community Services)

Family Foundations is an early intervention program that offers parenting advice and strategies to families with children from birth to 5 years. The program supports families and early childhood educators in the ACT through case work and training opportunities.

Kidsafe ACT and NSW

Kidsafe ACT and Kidsafe NSW are dedicated to prevention of unintentional injuries to children. They provide useful information for education and care services about safety in the playground, homes, on the road and in & around water.

Kidsmatter Early Childhood

KidsMatter Early Childhood is a flexible, whole-service framework providing evidence-based support for early childhood education and care professionals. It offers resources and tools for educators, families and health professionals to work together in supporting children's mental health and wellbeing.

Preschool Matters

Preschool Matters acknowledges and recognises the expertise of families in their child’s education and the importance of parental involvement and engagement in the preschool program. It provides online resources to provide support for families about local ACT preschool programs and outlines ways in which families can engage in early education.

Red Nose

Red nose provides information about safe sleeping practices for infants and toddlers.

Starting Blocks

Developed by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Assurance (ACECQA), Starting Blocks is a website for parents on all things early childhood education and care, children’s development and what can be done at home to encourage their learning and development.