Early Years @ Phoenix Park – Links

Listed below are some websites that may provide information and/or help to parents and caregivers. Please note: that we offer links to other websites that are unrelated to Long Day Care and Sessional Kindergarten. Early Years @ Phoenix Park believes that these websites may be of use to you or your children, but we are in no way responsible for content on these websites. We recommend you check their privacy policy before offering any personal information.

Community Child Care Association
An independent non-profit organisation that works to support the provision of quality, affordable, community-owned family and children’s services.  It provides training, resources, advice and advocacy. We are a member of CCC and use a number of their resources. You will find information on what to look for in child care, lobby kits and campaigns. – www.cccinc.org.au

Early Learning Association Australia
A not for profit non-government organisation that promotes, develops and sustains quality early childhood education.  We are a member of ELAA and use a number of their resources. – www.elaa.org.au

MyChild
Provides information on a range of topics such as the Federal Government’s early childhood agenda, as well as advice on caring, learning, supporting and the wellbeing of your child. The mychild.gov.au website has information on the different types of financial assistance available when placing your child in child care, such as Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. – www.mychild.gov.au

Australian Tax Office
The ATO website offers information on family tax benefits and child care rebates. – www.ato.gov.au

Department of Human Services
The website offers information on family tax benefits and child care rebates and mygov logon. www.humanservices.gov.au

Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Provides information and resources about your child’s development, schooling and education from birth through to 18 years of age. You’ll find helpful resources on learning, health, wellbeing and school life from early childhood through primary and secondary school, as well as life after school. DEECD also advises on what child-care services need to comply with, what to look for in a child care centre, fees, your child’s learning and lots more. – www.education.vic.gov.au

City of Stonnington
The City of Stonnington is our sponsor and who owns the building and has set up the Phoenix Park Children’s Hub. They also offer Children and Family Services which includes training courses such as “Child & Infant CPR” – www.stonnington.vic.gov.au

Royal Children’s Hospital
The Royal Children’s Hospital cares about informing and supporting parents and careers about their child’s health issues.
For RCH fact sheets on children’s health that are written for parents go to – www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo
The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) is at the forefront of Australian research into early childhood development and behaviour. It conducts research into many conditions and common problems faced by children, such as obesity, language and literacy delay and behavioural concerns. – www.rch.org.au/ccch

SunSmart
Early Years @ Phoenix Park is a SunSmart centre. Sun exposure in the first 10 years of life has a significant impact on the lifetime risk of developing skin cancer. Ensuring children are well protected from the sun in early childhood care and education settings are a major priority for the sunsmart program. – www.sunsmart.com.au

Yooralla
Yooralla provides quality disability services for Victorians in need. – www.yooralla.com.au

Better Health Channel
Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian government. – www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Kidsafe Victoria
Kidsafe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA), was established in 1979. They are an independent, non-profit, charitable foundation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death, injury and associated disability to children. They have an extensive array of tip sheets that families may find helpful.- www.kidsafevic.com.au

Nirvana Playgroup
Established in the early 1990s, Nirvana Playgroup is a parent run organisation, supported by Stonnington Council, located at the Phoenix Park Children’s Hub. It runs five days a week, Monday through Friday, offering four daily sessions of 2 hours in duration playtime. Nirvana Playgroup caters for over 55 families with children ranging in age from newborn to 5 years. Playgroup is open for preschool aged children only. – www.sites.google.com/site/nirvanaplaygroup