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01 Sep 2018... This factsheet gives information for kids starting primary school. Back to school is an exciting time for students and families. Find tips on how you can help your child have a positive start to school.
01 Sep 2018... This factsheet provides information about starting secondary school.
A guide in pictures to teenage sleeping, with tips for helping teens, teenagers and adolescent children get to sleep, relax before bedtime, and wake up effectively.
This brochure explains the benefits of teaching a child more than one language.
01 Dec 2020... Birdie's friends are all sick, but doctors and nurses are there to help. A story for young children about illness in the community. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Feb 2017... A big wind blows away Birdie's nest! A story for young children about recovering from cyclones.Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
Birdie and her friends take shelter from an earthquake. A story for young children about recovering from earthquakes and tsunamis.
Contents: What is a boil? What is impetigo? How are boils and impetigo treated? How are boils and impetigo spread? How can you stop the spread of boils and impetigo?
Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, and cause wheeze, cough and problems with breathing.
01 Feb 2016... Baby sleep habits depend a fair bit on both temperament and sleep routines. This resource will explain baby sleep developments and provide advice.
01 Aug 2019... The information in this fact sheet aims to describe a common pattern of breathing seen in very premature infants.
Apnoea of prematurity is a breathing pause that can occur in premature babies. This resource provides advice for parents on the management of apnoea of prematurity.
01 Dec 2018... This is information from the Australian Breastfeeding Association for breastfeeding mothers who are planning to fast for Ramadan.
Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children, caused by a viral infection of the lungs. The infection causes inflammation and mucus to build up in the airways, making it more difficult to breathe.Bronchiolitis is most common in babies under six months, but sometimes occurs in babies up to 12 months old.
Bringing the Early Years Learning Framework to life in your community. As early childhood educators relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Genuine, positive relationships with children, families and each other are essential if we want to achieve positive outcomes. When we think about relationships it is usually relationships with children that spring to mind. But the relationships and partnerships that we build with families are just as important. Working with parents is rewarding, challenging and always full of possibilities.
01 Jul 2006... The research shows that experiences in infancy and early childhood are very important. It has also shown that babies have social needs for interaction and communication. The brochure explains why it is important to talk to babies. It also provides nutritional advice.
Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. The virus leads to swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). This swelling makes the airway narrower, so it is harder to breathe. Children with croup develop a harsh, barking cough and may make a noisy, high-pitched sound when they breathe in (stridor). Croup mostly affects children between six months and five years old, but it can affect older children. Some children get croup several times. Croup can get worse quickly. If your child is having problems breathing, seek urgent medical attention.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments. All school communities should have clear definitions outlined in their school policies and procedures for bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence.
01 Mar 2016... The National Immunisation Program provides free diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, polio and Hib vaccine to infants at two, four and six months of age. This document provides a pre-immunisation checklist and information about side effects. Includes diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine consent form.
The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families.
Fever (a high temperature) is common in children. Fever is a normal response to many illnesses, the most common being an infection in the body. Fever itself is usually not harmful - in fact, it helps the body's immune system fight off infection.
This factsheet provides tips to help parents feed fussy eaters.
Home safety and injury prevention poster.
01 Jul 2009... How to prevent colds, how to identify colds and what to do if it is something more serious.
16 Dec 2021... Information about the hepatitis B vaccine given to newborn babies. Includes information about the disease, why babies should have the vaccine, and information about possible side effects. It is important to start the hepatitis B immunisation as soon as possible after birth.
This resource explains how and when to access kindergarten for your children.
01 Jul 2007... Learning Stories provide a way of documenting or recording children's learning. Instead of using a type of checklist of what a child can or cannot do, story telling (or narrative) is used to identify children's unique interests and record challenges and achievements in a way that is positive and meaningful to children, families and carers
01 Jul 2020... In these 2-minute videos, Tash and Chomper, the smiliest crocodile, show us how to have some fun when we brush our teeth. Using child-friendly cues, smiling like a monkey and roaring like a lion, and simple actions, they invite young children to take an active role in brushing their teeth.
01 Oct 2012... Fact sheet about measles, including information about how the infection is spread, symptoms, treatment and immunisation.
01 Dec 2022... This translated resource provides information about the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for children at 12 months and 18 months of age through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It includes information on what they are, the vaccine itself, possible side effects and a short pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Nov 2016... 'Our Playtime' is an educational video created by Sutherland Child and Family Interagency, focusing on the parent-child relationship.
01 Jul 2007... New pressures and changing social conditions increasingly limit children's experiences of the outdoors.
A numeracy resource for parents/carers which describes how children learn about measurement and offers practical and fun suggestions for developing this skill.
A numeracy resource for parents and carers which describes activities to promote children's understanding of graphs and tables.
Every day and every situation is a time for learning. As your baby becomes more alert, look for opportunities to enjoy and share your baby's discoveries.
01 Oct 2017... Home safety and injury prevention poster on poisoning prevention.
01 Apr 2013... This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support early childhood settings, staff and families.
01 Sep 2021... There are two main models for raising bilingual and multilingual children - one person-one language, and heritage language as home language. The best way to help children learn broad vocabularies in languages other than English is to always use those languages with them. You can support your child's multilingual or bilingual development through play, community activities and everyday activities at home.
This information sheet includes a checklist to ensure the safety of babies and children while sleeping.
01 Dec 2020... Developmental resource for children 5-8 months to learn the essential skill of sitting.
01 Sep 2021... Techniques to soothe a crying baby, including recognising the reason why they are distressed and how to keep a crying baby safe.
Aboriginal English varies across Australia, but differs to Standard Australian English in its sound system, grammar, story structure and in the way it's used - words often have different meanings and take into account the rich linguistic heritage of Indigenous culture.
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have hydrocephalus - 'water on the brain', including information on the effects of hydrocephalus, how it is treated, what problems can occur with shunts and warning signs of a shunt not working or infection.
This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.
Is your child ready for toilet training? Our illustrated guide explains the signs and takes you through basic toilet training steps.
01 Dec 2020... Developmental resource for children
01 Jul 2009... Water, and to a more limited extent, milk, are the only drinks children need to stay hydrated and healthy. Adequate hydration is particularly important in children, who can quickly fall ill when dehydrated.Why water is the best and how to encourage water drinking in children
Video water safety messages in other languages for older Victorians, people caring for small children, and men.
01 Jun 2015... Information for parents on hearing checks for babies, and why they're important for detecting problems early.
01 Mar 2015... Information from the NSW Statewide Infant Screening-Hearing (SWISH) Program for parents whose baby was found to be not eligible for screening, and referred directly for a diagnostic assessment.
28 Jul 2021... The Kids Health Booklet has straightforward information on how to care for your sick child, covering common childhood illnesses and local after-hours care options.
01 Nov 2019... This translated resource provides information on the free pneumococcal vaccine provided by the National Immunisation Program schedule to infants. It outlines what the disease is, the vaccines, who is eligible for the vaccines and also possible side effects.
Different children have different sleep needs, habits and problems. Here are answers to 20 frequently asked questions about children's sleep.
01 Dec 2020... What to do when a baby is choking? This factsheet with a lot of pictures illustrates how to prevent choking and clear blockages for babies.
Home safety and injury prevention poster on choking prevention
This resource provides information on child development and important laws and information about parenting in Australia.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about spotting the early signs of cerebral palsy and getting a diagnosis. Also, child health specialists explain that cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain. They talk about the different types of cerebral palsy, how it affects children and some of its causes.
ELAA has developed resources to help parents and carers keep children safe in cars. This resource guides parents and carers through buying, fitting and using child restraints and booster seats in cars.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about inclusion for your child with a disability. Inclusion means your child can be a part of something like everybody else: at home, at school, in your community.
01 Jan 2022... Infographics depicting the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children, that parents should be aware of. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It can be hard to identify and can lead to death. The best chance to get better from sepsis is to treat it quickly.
01 Mar 2021... Information about toddler sleep patterns and behaviours (1 to 2 years), toddler sleep rhythms at 1 to 2 years, settling your toddler at 1 to 2 years, toddlers and sleep regression, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including bonding with your baby aged 0 to 6 months, settling and calming your baby and developing a sleep routine.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns includes connecting with your toddler, recognising your toddler's tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment and bedtime routines for your toddler, helping your toddler sleep safely and moving your toddler from cot to bed.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns includes connecting with your preschooler, recognising your preschooler's tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment and bedtime routines for your preschooler, helping your preschooler sleep safely and moving your preschooler from cot to bed.
01 Feb 2021... A virus has made Birdie's friends sick! Birdie feels lonely and worried. What if everyone stays sick forever? A story for young children about recovering from a virus. Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Sep 2017... This fact sheet lists and explains the general features of a more serious illness which should prompt you to see a doctor more urgently. These include alertness, irritability, breathing, skin colour and appearance, and fluids in and out.
01 Jun 2015... This chapter titled 'Getting ready for school' is one of 6 chapters developed with and for the Afghan community. The 6 chapters aim to: improve the health literacy of viewers, improve appropriate utilisation of health services and improve health. This particular chapter provides information on child health, development and child services. These include: maternal and child health services; general practice clinics; kindergartens, playgroups and mothers groups.
It's not only babies, toddlers and children who need to be immunised against common childhood illnesses - parents, grandparents and carers do too. You could unwittingly give a serious illness to your child if your immunisation status is not kept up-to-date.
Breastfeeding and childcare provides information for both parents and childcare providers, and outlines the rights of mother and baby regarding breastfeeding and childcare.
01 Apr 2013... This translated brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics for early childhood.
01 Sep 2021... Picture cards with illustrations to explain breastfeeding positions to try for comfort and attachment. Suitable for 0-3 months.
Home safety and injury prevention poster on burns & scalds prevention.
01 Jul 2022... The resource explains how to care for gums and teeth and how to brush children's teeth.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with cerebral palsy talk about what happens after your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They describe why it's important to look after yourself, connect with other families and have a good support network. They also talk about different therapies. Health specialists say why early intervention is important, especially for helping children reach goals like feeding or dressing.
This form asks parents to provide written consent for their children's school to conduct head lice inspections.
01 Oct 2012... Information on how to manage an asthma attack following the Kids Asthma First Aid Plan.
01 Aug 2019... You have been given this factsheet because your baby has been born with genitals that look a bit different (atypical). These genital differences are sometimes referred to as 'intersex variations', 'differences of sex development' or 'variations in sex characteristics'. This fact sheet provides information for families to fully understand the issues and risks associated with your child's specific intersex variation in order to make informed decisions about their best care and treatment.
Childhood and adolescence are critical periods during which exposure to UV radiation is more likely to contribute to skin cancer in later life. Parents have an important role to ensure their children establish healthy sun protection habits during the early years. Research into the effectiveness of role modelling shows us that adopting sun protective behaviours yourself means your children will be more likely to do the same. This resource provides simple information about the five sun protection measures recommended during the daily sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels reach three or higher). The resource is two-sided with English on one side and one of 10 languages on the other.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, child disability experts talk about what to do if you're concerned about your child's development. Parents of children with disability talk about getting a diagnosis, following their instinct and getting second opinions. Parents also talk about how they felt when they heard their child's diagnosis of disability.
01 Jul 2002... Anxiety is a word that health professionals use when a child is fearful or distressed and the distress keeps going on for a long time.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, you can find out how to get information about child disability services and where to start. Child disability experts take you through funding options, how to find good service providers and different types of respite care. You'll also hear from other parents about their experiences of respite care and counselling.
01 Feb 2017... Birdie and her friends have to get away from a bushfire. A story for young children about recovering from fires. Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and 'big feelings'. There's information for parents and carers too.
01 Dec 2013... Information for 'contacts' of people with measles - meaning those who've shared the same air as someone with measles. Includes information about symptoms and treatment to prevent the disease.
The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a lining called the meninges. Infection or inflammation of the meninges is called meningitis. There is normally a fluid between the meninges and the brain or spinal cord called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In meningitis, the CSF becomes infected.
01 Oct 2012... Information about meningococcal disease, an uncommon but serious disease, which is more likely to affect small children, adolescents and young adults. Includes symptoms, prevention and treatment.
01 May 2014... A guide to help parents encourage healthy eating in children over 12 months who want more milk than they need.
01 Nov 2020... How to teach newborn babies to sleep using a flexible routine of feeding, sleeping and playing
Parents take part in Nino's Child Restraint Challenge to make sure they are buckling their children into forward facing restraints correctly.
01 Jul 2011... Many people think that 'baby' teeth are less important than 'adult' teeth, but looking after your child's first teeth is vital. In fact, good oral health begins even before these first teeth appear. A combination of good brushing, a healthy diet and regular visits to the dentist will help your children to grow strong and healthy teeth.
Parents count too - helping your child with arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
This factsheets has information to help parents teach their children to count.
01 Oct 2012... Information about pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that can be very serious in small children, but is preventable by immunisation.
Everything in your baby's world is new and fascinating.Talk to them about what they can see, hear and feel.
Your baby is fascinated by everything! You can make up songs and stories for them and capture their interest and excitement.
01 Jul 2017... Children are becoming increasingly independent and adventurous, often exploring and climbing on objects. At this stage, children have little understanding of danger and require constant supervision. This fact sheets provides tips on how to keep children safe at home, on the street, in the car and when they play.
01 Jul 2004... How to recognise serious illness like in your children. The brochure lists some of the signs and symptoms that suggest that a young child may be quite sick and need urgent medical attention
01 Jul 2004... It is natural that as children begin to have more contact with the wider world they become more exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause disease.
01 Aug 2019... If your baby is not breathing this fact sheet will explain how to perform resuscitation on your baby.
An information brochure for parents and carers regarding children's safety when they are travelling to and from school by car.
01 Aug 2019... You have been given this fact sheet because your baby or child has been diagnosed as having a variation in sex characteristics. This means your child was born with naturally occurring characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies. These differences are also sometimes referred to as 'intersex variations', 'differences of sex development' or 'conditions associated with reproductive development'. Different people prefer different terms.
01 Jul 2022... About sleep problems in children and teens - trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, night terrors, nightmares, sleepwalking and bedwetting
01 Sep 2019... This translated fact sheet provides detailed information for people living with Spina Bifida and may also have a neurogenic bladder. The fact sheet provides information on what problems can occur with bladders, bladders that do not empty completely, bladders that leak urine, and the management of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
01 May 2017... Tantrums are extremely common in toddlers and preschoolers. They're how young children deal with difficult feelings. It helps to tune in to your child's emotion, and to avoid situations that trigger your child's tantrums.
This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families.
01 Jul 2017... Your toddler will become increasingly mobile now and start to walk. They will also become very curious; trying to open cupboards, turn switches on and off and seek out items they know exist even if they are hidden from view. At this age your toddler will want to test everything by putting it in their mouth. Toddlers will imitate the actions of adults, so it is important for parents to model safe behaviour.
01 Oct 2017... Tooth tips for children 1 to 2 years of age, for parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Thumb and finger sucking.
Tooth tips for 2 to 6 years old. Aimed at parents, grandparents and carers. Eat well. Drink well. Clean well. Dental visits. Tips on toothbrushing.
Fact sheets for parents and carers. Bullying is usually described by the types of behaviours involved, so we talk about verbal, social and physical bullying. Bullying is sometimes also labelled by where it occurs or by what type of harm is done. These words can be used alone or in combination. It can be confusing!
Play is more than just for babies and children. It's how they learn and develop. Playing with your child is one of the most important things you can do.
This translated consent form is for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and the Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough vaccine that are offered to all children in Year 7 at secondary school or aged 12 to 13 years in the community setting. It firstly provides information on HPV and Diphtheria-tetanus whooping cough, and then has the consent form attached.
How to recognise when a child is ready to move from a cot to a bed, and how to make your home safe before the move.
This help sheet explains what to do if your child or infant has a milk allergy
01 Jul 2004... Australia is populated by people of many different cultural groups whose differences contribute to a dynamic, vibrant society. In supporting CALD families, carers can help build a tolerant, harmonious society in which diversity is valued. The brochure also contains information on allergies and anaphylaxis
01 Jul 2006... Fathers are becoming more aware of the significant impact their actions have on the health and well being of their children and their family as a whole.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, parents of children with Down syndrome talk about getting the diagnosis during pregnancy. They say they talked with their families about how this child would fit into their lives, and about deciding to go on with the pregnancy. Also, child health specialists explain what Down syndrome is and how they test for it.
Home safety and injury prevention poster on falls prevention.
Around 1 in 20 people worldwide is thought to have inherited an altered globin gene which they could pass on to their children. If you are a carrier of an altered globin gene it is important that your partner has a blood test to determine his or her carrier status.
Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a common illness in infants and young children. It usually causes diarrhoea (watery or frequent motions/poo) and vomiting.
Gastroenteritis (gastro) is a bowel infection that causes diarrhoea (runny, watery poo) and sometimes vomiting.The vomiting may settle quickly, but the diarrhoea can last up to 10 days. Gastro can be caused by many different germs, although the most common cause of gastro is a viral infection. Most children do not need to take any medicine for gastro; however, it is important that they drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
01 Aug 2019... A guide to good sleep habits for children, teenagers and adults. Tips for getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough sleep.
01 Sep 2021... An explanation of how to wash your hands correctly, using images.
01 Sep 2018... Jaundice in newborn babies is a yellow colouration of the skin and the whites of the eyes. Visible jaundice occurs in one third to a half of normal newborn babies. It usually does not cause problems and generally fades by the end of the first week after birth. If the jaundice appears within 24 hours of birth, or is still present after 2 weeks, contact your doctor or local hospital.
01 Apr 2013... This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics for early childhood support settings, staff and families.
01 Apr 2019... Parents from all cultures and communities want their children to be safe from harm. While Australia is generally a safe place, children can be harmed at home or in the community.
Fact sheets for parents and carers with information about bullying and violence.
01 Nov 2013... A literature review identified portable pools as a high risk location for child drowning and near drowning. Discussions with bilingual workers, key informants and focus group participants also identified the need for water safety education among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Kids Health developed a portable pool safety brochure titled 'Kids Can Drown Without a Sound' based on focus group feedback conducted by Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS). This brochure raises awareness of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools and the legal requirement for fencing to English and non-English speaking community groups.
01 Jun 2011... This short video shows you how to dress a newborn. It includes tips on what order to put clothes on, and distraction techniques to help older babies who fidget on the change table.
This parenting guide in pictures shows you how to hold a baby or newborn. It includes tips for picking up, handling and cradling your baby.
01 Jul 2019... These videos provide instruction on how to manage an asthma attack following the Kids Asthma First Aid Plan (NAC).
01 Jul 2019... The videos provide instruction on the following: Use of a spacer to administer asthma medication to children 4 years and older.
01 Jun 2014... This short video demonstrates different ways to wrap or swaddle a newborn baby. Wrapping is soothing for some babies and can reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents) by keeping babies on their backs during sleep
This parenting guide in pictures demonstrates daily hygiene and care for newborns and babies. It includes cleaning baby's face and head, nails, umbilical cord and genital care.
01 Aug 2019... The Newborn Intensive and Special Care (NISC) nurseries at the Women's provide the best possible care for babies. To maintain the highest level of care we are continually updating our practice by carrying out careful research studies.
With a little imagination you can turn ordinary things into homemade toys and free activities for kids. Here are some great ideas for kids of all ages.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about your child’s rights to get an education. Education means you learn new things with a teacher. Rights means something that everyone should be able to get, have to, and do.
Cancer is a disease where cells in the body grow in an uncontrolled way. Things that cause adult cancer such as smoking and chemicals aren’t obvious causes of cancer in children. Children’s cancers effect in different parts of the body to adult cancers and occur much less often
01 Jan 2022... Animation about the signs and symptoms of sepsis in children, that parents should be aware of. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It can be hard to identify and can lead to death. The best chance to get better from sepsis is to treat it quickly.
01 Mar 2021... Information about sleep for newborns, including newborn sleep patterns and behaviours, newborn sleep rhythms, newborn sleep cycles, settling your newborn, feeding your newborn, newborns communicating by crying, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Mar 2021... Information about sleep for babies 3 to 6 months, including baby sleep patterns and behaviours at 3 to 6 months, baby sleep rhythms at 3 to 6 months, settling your baby at 3 to 6 months, feeding your baby at 3 to 6 months, maternal and child health nurse visits and where to get help.
01 Mar 2021... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including settling your baby (6 to 12 months), recognising your baby’s tired signs, creating a sleep routine and environment for your baby, creating bedtime routines, feeding, playing, sleeping and your baby.
01 Mar 2023... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including looking after yourself, strategies to help your baby sleep and settle, helping your baby sleep with parental presence, helping your baby sleep by camping out and controlled comforting.
01 Mar 2023... Information about preventing sleep concerns, including looking after yourself, strategies to help your toddler sleep and settle, helping your toddler sleep with parental presence, helping your toddler sleep by camping out and with bedtime fading, controlled comforting and moving your toddler from cot to bed.
10 Jan 2020... A tip sheet for talking to your child, and their friends, peers, and family, about Autism.
01 Sep 2020... This fact sheet, adapted from the World Health Organisation's information, provides tips for parents and carers to help support their children who may be feeling stressed due to the recent news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
01 Sep 2021... An explanation of your newborn's daytime and night-time routines and how to balance routine with their needs.
01 Mar 2011... This video shows you how quickly you can drown in a bath.
A terrible drought means Birdie has to leave her home and friends. A story for young children about getting through hard times and natural disasters.
It rains so much, Birdie and Mr Frog have to get away from the rising water. A story for young children about recovering from floods.
Safety and injury prevention poster on car seat safety.
This fact sheet has information on the law in Australia and making arrangements for the children after you have separated.
01 Dec 2022... Picture cards that explain what to do if your child gets a burn or scald. A burn is an injury to the skin that happens from touching something hot. Scalds are burns from hot liquids or steam. Suitable for 0-18 years.
01 Sep 2021... Picture cards that take you through bathing a newborn safely, including demonstrations of setting up the bath, bathing techniques and baby bath temperature. When you're bathing your newborn baby, it's important to look after your baby's comfort as well as their cleanliness.
01 Oct 2012... Information about ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic for close contacts of a person with a meningococcal infection.
Poster with information on how to sleep baby in a safe cot in parents' room for the first 6- 12 months of life.
01 Dec 2013... Health facility posters provide information about measles signs and symptoms and prompt the general public to inform health care workers to ensure measles cases are quickly identified.
01 Jun 2014... This short video shows how to reduce the risk of SUDI (including SIDS and fatal sleeping accidents). It also includes tips on safe sleeping, sleeping baby on back, sleeping baby at the end of the cot, avoiding a flat head, and sleeping arrangements. It highlights the importance of providing a smoke-free sleeping environment for your baby.
This fact sheet explains how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can help if your child aged between 0 and 6 years has just been diagnosed with hearing loss.
01 Apr 2019... The online safety, Start the Chat Campaign is about helping everyone in a child's life to have a conversation about online safety. The youngest generation of children are the first to grow up in a fully connected digital world - for them, the online world is now just as much a part of their lives as the offline world. It is important to be proactive and talk about online safety early and often. This advertising material provides links to more information on cyberbullying on the eSafety website that can be used in your community.
A numeracy resource for parents and carers which outlines how children learn about temperature and time. It provides practical ideas for developing these concepts at home.
Information about parvovirus B19, a common virus causing 'fifth disease', a mild illness that is more likely to affect children.
Your child will feel valued and loved when you make things with them and listen and respond to their ideas and questions.
In the first two weeks, there's lots of learning for you and your baby - especially about each other.
Exploring the world gives your child the chance to learn, move and connect with others. What is familiar to you can be a new adventure for your child.
Everyday activities can be fun learning opportunities. Pretending, creating and helping allows your child to discover new things.
Babies are learning from their first hours of life. You can learn so much together in their first weeks at home with you.
01 May 2016... Babies find out about the world through play and exploration. You can help by using fun and inspiring baby play ideas and playing baby games.
01 Aug 2018... Preeclampsia is an illness that occurs during or immediately after pregnancy. It can affect both the mother and the baby.
Ideas for parents and carers to help their young children with reading.
Reduce SUDI and SIDS risk by sleeping babies on their backs, creating a safe sleeping environment and breastfeeding if you can.
Sleep can affect concentration, memory and behaviour. It's no wonder that how well your child sleeps has an impact on how well they learn.
01 Sep 2021... Techniques to help your child relax and get a good night's sleep. Suitable for 5-8 years.
Starting primary school? Immunisation information for parents enrolling a child into primary school in Victoria
01 Sep 2018... A translated document that outlines the lawful requirement that all parents must provide a current Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register to enrol their child in primary school. The document outlines what the statement is and used for as well as what to do if a child is immunised overseas.
01 Sep 2021... How to set up and prepare your child to get the most out of their telehealth appointment.
Learning to speak is a crucial part of a child's development and the most intensive period of speech and language development happens in the first three years of life. Even though children vary in their development of speech and language, there are certain 'milestones' that can be identified as a rough guide to normal development. These milestones are outlined in this fact sheet.
01 Aug 2019... When you can spot tired signs in babies and kids, you can get them to sleep more easily. Here's how to spot tired signs and settle your child
This parenting guide in pictures shows why tummy time is important, how to do tummy time with a young baby and how to make sure baby enjoys tummy time.
01 Jul 2010... information on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for your child to develop and maintain strong and healthy teeth, muscles and bones.
This brochure emphasises the benefits of children learning more than one language.
01 Nov 2019... Information to help you in the early weeks with your baby, including health checks, support services and government paperwork.
01 Aug 2017... CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a type of respiratory support therapy used to overcome the obstruction of the airways. It involves the use of a CPAP mask and machine. The CPAP machine uses air pressure to keep the airways open during sleep.
This fact sheet explains how to care for and maintain your child's CPAP/Bi-level mask.
A guide to cryptosporidiosis, an infection which causes diarrhoea. Includes information on causes, prevention and symptoms.
Cutaneous (meaning 'skin') leishmaniasis is a chronic infection caused by a microscopic parasite, leishmania. It causes ulcers or scabs which occur more frequently on exposed body parts such as the wrists, the ankles and lower legs, and the face.
01 Jan 2016... This translated information resource provides information on the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) booster vaccine given for free to children at 18 months old through the National Immunisation Program schedule. It describes what diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) are, describes the vaccines and also side effects. It also has a short pre-immunisation checklist.
01 Mar 2023... This guide to encouraging positive behaviour in children has tips for getting children to behave well.
01 Jun 2013... Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.
01 Apr 2013... Information about communicating with early childhood staff about introducing first foods.
This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support early childhood settings, staff and families.
01 May 2017... This alert notice explains that some children in a school have head lice and explains what parents need to do to prevent the spread of head lice.
01 Jun 2016... The video is about how families can best support language and communication development for bilingual children prior to school.
01 Oct 2009... This translated fact sheet about intellectual disability provides information on what intellectual disability is, how a child is diagnosed, what can be done to help and what causes intellectual disability.
01 Oct 2017... This illustrated guide to indoor home safety for kids has information on smoke detectors, safety glass, poisons, safety gates, sharp items and blind cords.
01 Jun 2015... This short video shows you various holding positions for newborn babies, including facing towards and away from parents or carers. Different holding styles have different advantages. You can experiment to work out which one your baby likes best.
The Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme requires some organisations to report allegations of child abuse and child-related misconduct made about their workers or volunteers to the Commission for Children and Young People.
Quick action may help prevent an asthma attack from becoming an asthma emergency.
This is a poster with 75 suggestions to encourage children (positive reinforcement).
01 Apr 2013... Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity to all staff and carers in early childhood settings.
If your child is turning 4, they may need to have a health check. If they don't, your Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A rate may reduce.
01 Jun 2015... In this short video, a parent of a child with hearing impairment talks about her child's early intervention, including hearing aids, Auslan and speech therapy. Child health specialists talk about helping parents understand what hearing impairment means for their child. They also go through some early intervention options and say why it's important to start intervention early.
01 Mar 2022... This book is about your rights when you work with disability professionals. Rights means something everyone should be able to have or do. Disability professionals are experts who help your child manage life with a disability better. For example, doctors, therapists and support workers.
This resource details when you should call the hospital - when your child's temperature is above 38 degrees, has chills or shaking, excessive vomiting or diarrhoea, refusing to drink and other symptoms.
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