There are a range of websites below with useful information and resources.
Raising Children Network
The complete Australian resource for parenting newborns to teens. This website is huge and includes feature videos on parenting, development guides, common health issues, child friendly movie reviews, getting kids to eat healthily, play and learning , technology and much more..
The Children’s Hospital Westmead Fact Sheets
Medical Fact Sheets on everything from Allergy, Life Support, Obesity, Infections to Mental Health
Hills Shire Council Community Information Directory
A selection of directories to help you access services in the Hills Shire from child care, education, recreation, school holiday activities to aged care.
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
A National Register that records vaccinations given to children under 7 years of age. All children are required to provide their preschool / Childcare Centre or their Primary School with an Immunisation History Statement.
NSW Department of Education and Communities
This parents’ section has links to useful information about key aspects of your child’s education and school life from preschool through kindergarten to year 6, and transition to high school.
Australian Children’s Education and Care Authority
The Families section outlines how quality education and care is vital to your child’s development and explains what the National Quality Framework means for you. It provides practical information so you know what to look for, what questions to ask and where to find answers.
Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework is an early childhood curriculum framework, which will guide early childhood educators in developing quality, early childhood education programs. The framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes to support and enhance young children's learning from birth to five years, as well as their transition to school. This will help ensure consistency in the delivery of learning programs around Australia.
Playgroup is an informal session where mums, dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies meet up in a relaxed and friendly environment. The adults stay to interact with other adults and to play with their children.
Early Childhood Australia
Find information on different types of childcare and how to get assistance with the cost of childcare. Also find links to other useful websites about children's health and well-being, parenting and family support services.
ABC for Kids
This is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) website for children and their carers. It is a rich and happy environment for children to explore as well as a detailed information point with easy access to everything you need to know about your favourite ABC Kids' characters, TV programs and online games.
Parents and carers have the most critical role of all in keeping children healthy. This site provides information for parents and carers about healthy lifestyles for children.