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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

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”.
World Environment Day
Wednesday 5th June 2019 / https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour the ocean, which connects us all. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. The ocean is important because it: * Generates most of the oxygen we breathe * Helps feed us * Regulates our climate * Cleans the water we drink * Offers a pharmacopoeia of medicines * Provides limitless inspiration!
World Oceans Day
Saturday 8th June 2019 / https://www.worldoceansday.org/
Kinda-Mindi does not charge fees for public holidays.
Public Holiday - Queens' Birthday
Monday 10th June 2019 / All services are closed.
June 20 is World Refugee Day, a day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees. Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
World Refugee Day
Thursday 20th June 2019 / https://www.unrefugees.org.au
LETS WORK TOGETHER FOR A SHARED FUTURE: This years theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia's democracy.
NAIDOC Week
Sunday 7th - Sunday 14th July 2019
Casual days may be available due to the number of children that go on holidays at this time. Speak to your service Director if you may need an extra day during this time.
School Holidays
Monday 8th July - Friday 19th July 2019
National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your favourite pair of PJ's to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. With the money raised from National Pyjama Day, you’ll be helping offer learning skills to more than 1000 children, fund educational resources and help provide stable, positive relationships.
National Pyjama Day
Friday 19th July 2019
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help us plant one million new native trees and shrubs across the country. It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun!
Schools Tree Day
Friday 26th July 2019
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
International Friendship Day
Tuesday 30th July 2019