Professional Guiding Documents and Resources

Priority of Access Guidelines
Sometimes there may be a waiting list for child care services. So, to ensure the system is fair, the Australian Government developed a ‘Priority of Access Guidelines’.

Early Years Learning Framework
Belonging, Being and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) describes the principles, practices and outcomes that support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.

Early Childhood Australia
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation in Australia, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood education and care field.

Staying Healthy in Child Care
Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Children’s rights are written down in a special document called The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was written in November 1989, and it lists all the rights that all children have. These rights belong to every child in the world.

Regulatory Authorities

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
ACECQA supports the administration of the National Quality Framework to ensure consistent implementation across all states and territories.

Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board
EESCRS are the state government authority responsible for regulating early childhood services and schools.

The Department for Education (South Australia)
DECD is a state government department delivering school education throughout the state. Education in Australia at school level is managed by each state, though the Commonwealth government makes a significant contribution.

Department of Education and Training
A department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and academic research.

SA Police Domestic Violence
South Australia Police supports victims of domestic violence and attends domestic violence situations. Call Triple Zero (000) if the situation is an emergency.

DV Connect
24 hour Domestic Violence support

National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and information referral service.

Women’s Safety Services

Domestic and Family Violence Service offers emergency accommodation for up to 12 weeks.

Emergency Safety (domestic violence support)

Family Time

Immunise Australia
The National Immunisation Program (NIP) was set up by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments in 1997. It aims to increase national immunisation coverage to reduce the number of cases of diseases that are preventable by vaccination in Australia.

Kids Alive
Do the five and stay alive, water safety.

Kidsafe Australia helping to protect children from accidental injuries. Home safety guide, child car seats, swimming pool security, sport & play safety and much more.

Nature Play SA

Nutrition Australia
Nutrition Australia is an independent, member organisation that aims to promote the health and well-being of all Australians.

Family and Community Services

Department of Human Services (Centrelink)

My Child
The MyChild Find a child care service feature lists Australian Child Care Benefit approved Child Care Services.

Starting Blocks
Information for parents about early childhood education and care.

Community Children’s Centres SA
Community Children’s Centres are the leading provider of local childcare services across South Australia.