Selecting a suitable child care centre for your needs, and searching for information about raising and keeping children safe can be an onerous task. So, we have included a number of useful links to help:

The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne has a Childcare and Children's Health web page which includes publications about Childcare and Children's Health. You can view the articles and supporting fact sheets by visiting The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne's website.

Queensland Health provides a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders. To find information about current health alerts, child health, immunisation, infectious diseases, hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion visit the Queensland Health website.

Child care centres are heavily regulated. To find information about Queensland's child care Regulations and Licensing visit the Office for Early Childhood, Education and Care Department of Communities website.

NCAC is an organisation that provides aid for child care professionals to deliver quality child care by providing services with advice, support and resources . They also assist families to understand the value of quality care and make informed decisions when selecting a child care provider. Family Factsheets are also available to provide information about aspects of child care, including advice and tips that will assist families to prepare for child care and to recognise quality child care practice. To research information about quality assurance for child care centres visit National Childcare Acreditation Council website.

Nutrition Australia is Australia's peak community nutrition education body and promotes the health and well-being of all Australians. Visit Nutrition Australia to find scientifically based nutrition information and recipes, and data from its Childcare Advisory Service.

The Queensland Child Health service aims to provide the best available health information for parents and carers of children and young people. For more information visit Queensland Child Health.

Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation, dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood accidents in children under the age of 15 years. For up to date safety information, fact sheets and product recall alerts visit Kidsafe.

For comprehensive, practical, expert child health and parenting information and activities covering children aged 0 - 8 years visit the Raising Children Network Australian parenting website.

A National not-for-profit organisation dedicated to saving babies' lives through the elimination of sudden and unexpected infant deaths, and for supporting bereaved families visit the SIDS website.

Extra Curricula Programs at the Centre

PhysiKids is a fully qualified organisation designed to promote physical activity in children. Visit Physi Kids to find out about the program that the centre hosts each Monday from 2:30pm and each Thursday from 2:00pm.

Ginger Sport is a fun soccer coaching program for girls and boys ages 2 - 10 years. Visit Ginger Sport to find out about this program that the centre hosts each Friday from 10:30am.

Dance Along is a program that is held each Wednesday at 2:00pm at the Centre. It's aim is to encourage children to explore music and dance, to learn to move to music and to sample the wide variety of dance styles and movements from around the world. Visit Dance Along to find out more about this program.

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