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Looking for more information? Here are important contact details and links to agencies and child care 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.

Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate (ECECD)

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.

NSW Food Authority

www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au

The NSW Food Authority works with key agencies, including local councils and NSW Health, to ensure effective food safety.

Munch & Move

www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au

Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time.

What’s Happening @ Kinda-Mindi

A great interactive show for all children, introducing them to a variety of reptiles.
Reptiles Rule`
Week beginning 23rd July / Please see your services event calendar for days and times.
Our services have planned a variety of activities in recognition of Schools Tree Day. Please see your services event calendar for more details.
Schools Tree Day
Friday 27th July
www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/
International Friendship Day
Monday 30th July
www.snaicc.org.au/children
National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children's Day
Saturday 4th August
This week we will be focusing on dental health. Please see your service event calendar for specific details.
Dental Health Week
6th - 12th August
We encourage everyone to wear jeans today in support of the research conducted by the Children's Medical Research Institute into genetic diseases and other conditions.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 3rd August
We have a variety of interactive experiences and workshops scheduled for this week. See your individual service event calendar for specific details.
Science Week
11th - 19th August
The theme this year is: Find Your Treasure. See your individual services event calendar for specific details.
Book Week
17th - 24th August
We encourage everyone to purchase a daffodil in this day to support and raise money for the Cancer Council.
Daffodil Day
Friday 24th August