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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

We hope you all enjoy your special morning tea!
Pancake Day
Tuesday 25th February 2020
An initiative connected to Clean Up Australia Day. See your individual service for further details.
Schools Clean Up Day
Friday 28th February 2020
World Hearing Day is held on 3 March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. It coincides with Hearing Awareness Week in Australia.
World Hearing Day
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
See your service for details on daily events.
St Patrick's Day
Tuesday 17th March 2020
This National Close the Gap Day, we have an opportunity to send our governments a clear message that Australians value health equality as a fundamental right for all. ANTaR aims to bring people together to share information, and most importantly, to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.
Close the Gap Day
Thursday 19th March 2020
The theme for 2020 is " Take Action Together". Everyone has a role to play in saying, 'Bullying, No Way!'.
Bullying Awareness Day
Friday 20th March 2020
See your individual service for details of special events.
Seniors Week
23rd - 29th March 2020
Kinda-Mindi will be recognising this day on Friday 20th March by hosting buffet lunches at all service. Families and educators are encouraged to bring a plate of food from their cultural or family background to share with everyone on the day.
Harmony Day
Saturday 21st March 2020
This is Purple Day! Purple Day was started in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.
Epilepsy Awareness Day
Thursday 26th March 2020
Earth Hour is a WWF-Australia initiative, and is the world’s largest community-driven climate change campaign. At the centre of Earth Hour is switching off lights to show a commitment to taking action. Earth Hour takes place in Saturday 28th March, however, Kinda-Mindi will take part on the Friday.
Earth Hour Schools
Friday 27th March 2020