Useful Links

The Australian Government Department of Education

The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education, school education, post-school, higher education, international education and academic research.

Department of Education and Communities - Early Childhood Education

http://www.dec.nsw.gov.au/what-we-offer/regulation-and-accreditation/early-childhood-education-care

The Department of Human Services – Community Services (formally DoCS)

Community Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and work to build stronger families and communities. They provide child protection services, parenting support and early intervention, foster care, adoption services and help for communities affected by disaster.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority (ACECQA)

ACECQA is the new national body ensuring early childhood education and care across Australia is high quality. ACECQA will oversee important changes to early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia

  • Address: Level 15, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
  • Postal Address: PO Box A292, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Email: enquiries@acecqa.gov.au
  • Phone: 1800 181 088

Community Services

Domestic Violence Line
24hr statewide line: 1800 65 64 63

Poisons Information
National 24hr poisons information line: 13 11 26

Kids Helpline
24hr counselling and support for young people: 1800 55 1800

Family Day Care Australia
http://www.familydaycare.com.au

Australian Taxation Office
Business Tax Enquiries: 13 28 66
Personal Tax Enquiries: 13 28 61
Website: www.ato.gov.au

Kidsafe NSW
Kidsafe is a non profit, charity organisation that aims to promote awareness of child safety issues and injury through the development of resources and public education.
Phone: (02) 9845 0890
Website: www.kidsafensw.org

Munch and Move
The Schedule of Munch and Move ‘train the trainer’ workshops, the information flyer and Expression of Interest form can be accessed from the Healthy Kids website. Go to www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au click on ‘Campaigns &Programs’ and then on the ‘Family Day Care Training Page’

Cancer Council NSW
The Cancer Council provides children’s services with advice on how to develop a SunSmart policy and resources on how to become a SunSmart service, in addition to providing practical advice on shade provision and the provision of a smoke free environment within the home and car.
Phone: (02) 9334 1900
Website: www.cancercouncil.com.au

Asthma Foundation of NSW
The Asthma Foundation of NSW informs and educates the community about asthma related issues and supports people with Asthma in achieving a healthy lifestyle while managing their asthma.
Phone: (02) 9906 3233
Information Line: 1800 645 130