• Great Start

    Department of Education (Tasmania) website providing information on programs and services for the early years.

    Starting Blocks

    Australia’s online childcare portal – Starting Blocks provides parents with information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family; how to get help with the cost of child care; search for a service


    The national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Supports the rights of ATSI children to ensure their safety development and wellbeing.

    Kids Count

    Explores topics of interest for parents, including development and information aimed at raising happy and confident children

    Kids Matter

    An Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative that includes a focus on early childhood and care services, families, schools and community

  • Inclusion support programme

    The ISP assists early childhood and child care services to include children with additional needs by providing inclusion advice, support and funding.


    The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) – information and resources on the National Quality Framework

    Tasmanian Department of Education

    The department’s website provides information for families and the community

    Australian Government Dept of Education

    Information on parent engagement in learning, initiatives and programmes that benefit parents, and information on schools and early childhood services

    Work Safe Tasmania

    Resources and information on safety, compensation, licensing and laws

    Safe work Australia

    National occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) advisory and information provider

    Tasmanian Fire Services

    Fire safety and education information and resources

  • Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

    ‘A voice for young children’. The ECA website provides a range of resources and publications for educators and families

    Family Day Care Australia

    The national peak body for family day care supports and promotes quality outcomes for children; offers a ‘find a service’ option for FDC services in Tasmania

    Playgroup Tasmania

    Establishes, supports and resources playgroups in Tasmania; includes a list of community playgroups throughout the state

    Australian Home Childcare Association

    Peak body for in-home child care programs in Australia funded by the Commonwealth government


    The national non-governmental peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Supports the rights of ATSI children to ensure their safety development and wellbeing.

    Convention on the Rights of the Child

    The convention protects and promotes the rights of children to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, make their voices heard and reach their potential.

  • Child Safety Services

    The role of Child Safety Services is to protect children and young people who are at risk of abuse or neglect

    Cancer Council

    Find information on sun safe practices and the SunSmart Early Childhood Program

    Centre for Community Health

    The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne – publications and resources

    Department of Health & Human Services

    DHHS improves, promotes, protects and maintains the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

    Commissioner for Children and Young People

    The Commissioner advocates for and raises awareness of the rights, interests and wellbeing of children and young people (under 18yrs) in Tasmania.

    Sids and Kids Tasmania (fb page)

    Sids and Kids Tasmania is dedicated to providing education and support services to Tasmanian families.

    Kid Safe Australia

    Kidsafe is dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injuries to children through community education, research, advocacy and environmental and legislative change.


    The Farmsafe Australia network aims to protect the health and safety of farmers, workers, family members and visitors to farms.

    Office of the eSafety Commissioner

    The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online.

    Safe at Home

    Safe at Home is the Tasmanian Government’s integrated criminal justice response to family violence. It offers a range of services working together to protect and support victims of family violence.

    Move Well Eat Well

    Move Well Eat Well is a Tasmanian government initiative that supports the healthy development of children and young people by promoting physical activity and healthy eating as a normal positive part of every day.

    Dietary Guidelines for all Australians

    Guidelines for Food Standards (Australia and NZ) for children and infants; resources available

    Nutrition Australia

    Ideas for promoting health through food and physical activity

    Product Safety Australia

    Information on preventing death and injury from products, including safety issues and recall information on items considered to be harmful

    Staying Healthy resource (NHMRC)

    Provides information on parenting and child wellbeing; ‘Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in ECE and care services’