Child care information for parents

Looking for child care?

Use these resources to help you look for quality child care:

Child Care Standards 2018

Child Care Booklet - why choose child care? how to choose a provider or centre?

Day care centres - what parents should ask

Registered Day Care Provider Listing as of 21st February 2019

Day Care Centre Database for Website as of 22nd April 2019

Child day care allowance

Guidance on infection control, exclusion and reporting of health events in schools and other child care settings

Visit the page for child care providers for information on their application process and requirements.

Looking for a camp?

Your child will spend a lot of time at camp during the summer break and other holidays. Ensure that the camp is run well and in a safe environment with the following guides:

Camp Guidelines for Parents - 14 June 2018

Safe Camps Guide

Top 10 things to ask about a camp

Guidance on infection control, exclusion and reporting of health events in schools and other child care settings

Visit the page for child care providers for information on their application process and requirements.

Nutrition

Feeding a child (infant, toddler or preschooler) can be difficult. Our Children’s health page can help or use the tools below:

Breastfeeding your baby

Feeding your baby

Preparing lunches for toddlers and preschoolers

Happy mealtimes

Immunisations, Health Clinics

Below are some helpful resources to keep your child healthy:

Health clinics

Immunization Schedules

Disease Fact Sheets

Development Support

The Department of Health provides early intervention services for babies and young children. For more information about these resources visit:

Your Early Child's Development Journey

Asthma Resources

Baby Walker Brochure - Keep your Infant Safe

Child Care Training and Education Resources

Television - friend or foe

Dental health

P1 Screening

Occupational Therapy for Children

Physiotherapy treatment

Speech-Language Therapy

 Visit the page for child care providers for information on their application process and requirements.

Feedback