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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.


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.


Protecting Children from Harm

Clarence Family Day Care 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.


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.
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National Quality Framework

ECEC services in Australia are covered by the National Quality Framework. The NQF introduced a new quality standard in 2012 to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care services. The NQF includes

The NQF includes:

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