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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

Jeans for Genes is the iconic fundraising campaign of Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 2nd August 2019
WE PLAY on our Land. WE LEARN from our ancestors. WE BELONG with our communities. In 2019, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day is celebrating the early years, and promoting the importance of early years education and care for our little ones.
National Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Children's Day
Sunday 4th August 2019 / We Play, We Learn, We Belong
Dental Health Week, which takes place in the first full week of August, is the Australian Dental Association’s annual major oral health promotion campaign. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in throughout their lives.
Dental Week
Monday 5th - Sunday 11th August 2019
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week
Saturday 10th - Sunday 18th August 2019
This years theme is READING IS MY SECRET POWER. See you child's service for details on any special events happening during this week.
CBCA - Book Week
Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd August 2019
The daffodil is recognised internationally as the symbol of hope for all people affected by cancer. Cancer Council chose it as our emblem as it heralds the return of spring, pushing its way through the frozen earth after a long winter, representing new life, vitality and growth. To Cancer Council, and those affected by cancer, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer free future. It is a day for Australians to give hope to those affected by all cancers by donating to support a cancer free future.
Daffodil Day
Friday 23rd August 2019
See your service for specific event details.
Father's Day
Sunday 1st September 2019
This national fundraising campaign raises money throughout the month of September to support children living with cancer.
Footy Colours Day
September - Any Day / www.fightcancer.org.au/footy-colours-day-homepage
Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care. It's a chance to say thank you to Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national level.
Early Childhood Educators Day
Wednesday 4th September 2019 / earlychildhoodeducatorsday.org.au/
The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Moon Festival, is a harvest festival celebrated notably by the Chinese and Vietnamese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night.
Mid-Autumn Festival
Friday 13th September 2019
School Holidays
28th September - 13th October 2019