Mychild.gov.au 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.
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
The Federal Government’s agenda for early childhood education and child care focuses on providing Australian families with high-quality, accessible and affordable integrated early childhood education and child care. DEEWR helps families to participate in the social and economic life of the community through the provision of support for child care services.
Department of Education, Early Childhood and Development (DEECD)
This website provides valuable 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.
Family Assistance Office
The Family Assistance Office has been set up by the Federal Government to give Australian families better access to government services. You can find out more about Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate as well as other family assistance.
Community Child Care Association
Community Child Care Association (CCC) was established in 1971 and works to support the provision of quality, affordable, community-owned family and children’s services. CCC is an independent non-profit organisation that provides training, resources, advice and advocacy.
You will find information on what to look for in child care, lobby kits and campaigns.
Darebin Council has information on children, youth and family services available in Darebin, policies and projects, and frequently asked questions. The Council also has a newsletter Parents Voice, which is aimed at the parents children aged of 0 to 8 years in Darebin.