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Looking for more information? Here are important contact details and links to agencies and services that you will find helpful.

Important Contacts and Help Services for Families

Parentline

1300 130 052

Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat-Sun: 4pm – 9pm

Parentline is a telephone counseling, information and referral service for parents and carers of children aged 0-18 years who live in NSW. Services include the Early Childhood Intervention Infoline since early 2011.

Tresillian Parents Helpline

1800 637 357

(02) 9787 0855 (Sydney Metro)

You can speak to one of Tresillian’s qualified Child and Family Health Nurses on any aspect of parenting children aged up to 5 years.

Australian Breastfeeding Association

1800 686 268

www.breastfeeding.asn.au

The Australian Breastfeeding Association website has an extensive range of FREE breastfeeding literature.

Alcohol & Drug Information Services (ADIS)

1800 422 599

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

You can call ADIS anytime of day or week for support, info, advice, crisis counseling and referral to services in NSW.

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800

www.kidshelp.com.au

This service encourages children aged 5-25 years to develop better relationships with peers or family and to get help through problems.

Lifeline

13 11 14

Lifeline is a National charity providing all Australian’s experiencing a personal crisis support and suicide prevention services

Medicare

13 20 11

9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Poisons Information Centre

13 11 26

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Playgroup Australia

Beyond Blue

1300 22 4636

www.beyondblue.org.au

Web Chat is also available from 4pm – 10pm

The national depression and anxiety initiative.

Immunise Australia

www.immunise.health.gov.au

Information about immunisation.

Centrelink

13 61 50

For information regarding Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Parenting Payments, Double Orphan Pensions, Baby Bonus, Paid Parental Leave, Maternity Immunisation Allowance.

NSW Department of Health

(02) 9391 9000

www.health.nsw.gov.au

For important health messages and publications.

Raising Children Network

www.raisingchildren.net.au

The Australian parenting website with information for parents regarding children’s behaviour, communication, development, nutrition, safety and sleep for children. It also has information for parents about their own wellbeing.

Australian Childhood Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

1300 422 327

www.acecqa.gov.au

ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for early childhood education and care services nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.

Department of Education and Communities, Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate

1800 619 113

www.dec.nsw.gov.au

The ECECD regulates the operation of early childhood education and care services for children from birth to school age.

What’s Happening @ Kinda-Mindi

This is the first in a series of 3 workshops from the Life Education Centre. The workshops will run across consecutive days at the centre. This first workshop is about road safety.
Life Education Centre - Harold's Summer Holiday
Kellyville: 5th June / Glendenning: 13th June / 10.00am
This is the second of three workshops from the Life Education Centre. This workshops is about healthy lifestyle choices - including food and beverages.
Life Education Centre - Harold's Healthy Play Day
Kellyville: 6th June / Glendenning: 14th June / 10.00am
This is the third of three workshops from the Life Education Centre. This workshop focuses on emotional wellbeing, sense of belonging and connecting with others.
Life Education Centre - Harold's Thankful Heart
Kellyville: 7th June / Glendenning: 15th June / 10.00am
Our favourite (and most comfy) week of the year! All staff and children can wear their pj's to the service each day!
Pyjama Week
Glendenning: 19-24th June / Kellyville: 10-14th July
All children are invited to bring a teddy or favourite soft toy for this day. We will be having a picnic lunch with our soft, pretend friends.
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Friday 7th July
This week, the children are invited to dress up as superheros. We ask that a gold coin donation be made during this week and all donations will go to Bear Cottage.
Superhero Week
24-28th July / In support of Bear Cottage
This workshop for children encourages the development of responsible values and attitudes towards recycling, water use and other waste management issues.
kNOw Waste Binwise Education Program
Wednesday 26th July / Glendenning Centre Only