Helpful Websites for Children

ACECQA
Responsible for the assessment and ratings process for education and care services using the National Quality Framework (NQF)
www.acecqa.gov.au
 
Better Health Channel

Health and medical information
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
 
Children with Additional Needs

Information on how to access care and education services for children with additional needs including hearing impairment support and early child intervention services that include kindergarten support
www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/additional-needs/Pages/default.aspx

Immunisation

Information about the recommended and fully funded vaccine plan by age group under the National Immunisation Program
www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/immunisation
 
Kindergarten

Information about kindergarten programs including how to find a local service
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/kindergarten
 
Maternal and Child Health

Information about the free Maternal and Child Health services designed to support child health and development from birth until school age
www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/mch 
 
Parenting Research Centre

Provides information on research and programs to help raise children
www.parentingrc.org.au
 
Playgroup Victoria

Provides information about the different types of playgroups including how to find a local playgroup
www.playgroup.org.au
 
Raising Children Network
The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years.
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Royal Children’s Hospital

Range of information including fact sheets
www.rch.org.au

Starting Blocks
Provides information about early childhood education and care and how to find a local service
www.startingblocks.gov.au


Toy Libraries Australia

Provides information about the benefits of toy libraries including how to find a local toy library
www.toylibraries.org.au