A Parent Update is emailed to all families of Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service each month. A copy is also emailed to WFDC Educators.
Child Care Subsidy
A range of information resources are available to assist families in understanding the details of the Child Care Subsidy System.
Early Years Health Development
The Early Years Health website has a range of information about children’s social and emotional well-being, children’s development and communication; healthy eating and physical activity; and other health and safety guidelines. https://learningplace.eq.edu.au/cx/resources/file/d1fe14fb-4339-4210-80e7-27637e4e6411/1/portal/index.html
Healthy Start for School
Healthy Start for School was introduced by the government to help make sure that children are healthy, fit and ready to learn when they start school. If you and/or your partner receive an income support payment at any time during the financial year in which your child turns four, your child is required to undergo a relevant health check. If the health check is not completed, part or all of your Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement for your child will be withheld. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/centrelink/family-tax-benefit-part-a-part-b/healthy-start-for-school-health-check
Protecting Children from Harm
Wynnum Family Day Care & Education Service takes our responsibility to provide a safe and caring environment for all children seriously. We believe that the safety of children is paramount at all times and aims to protect a child’s right to be safe from abuse of any kind. We aim to educate all parties about their roles in child protection and also about signs of abuse and ensure that all requirements of child protection requirements are being met. The below links provide an overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse.
Raising Children Network
The Australian parenting website: comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0-15 years. https://raisingchildren.net.au/
Starting Blocks provides families with information about early childhood education and care. https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/
It has been prepared by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). ACECQA is the national body, overseeing the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Starting Blocks is a starting point to;
- Learn about children’s developmental milestones
- Understand what to expect rom an early childhood education and care service
- Find services and learn about their quality ratings
- Get tips on starting child care of preschool, and what can be done at home to encourage your child’s learning and development
Staying Healthy in Childcare
Staying Healthy in Child Care provides simple and effective methods for minimising the spread of infections for many common childhood diseases encountered in child care organisations and the home.