Child Care Articles, Tips & Parent Guides

Welcome to CareforKids.com.au A-Z on child care. Below you will find a range of child care related articles, tips and parent guides that we hope you find informative and helpful.

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A great place to start for families looking for care, this section includes a wide range of articles on every aspect of child care, from benefits, to starting age, to waitlists and more.

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Learn about the different approaches to early learning and how child care services incorporate these into the play-based learning experiences of children in care.

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Funding for early education is complex and confusing, these articles discuss the aspects of finding most relevant to families with children in care.

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Early childhood is a well-researched and fascinating phase of human development, read research of relevance to families with young children.

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Articles and resources written by the team at ABC Kids exclusively for the CareforKids.com.au early education community and families.

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A range of articles and resources on child care centres/long day care services, including checklists, how to identify a quality provider and how to manage issues with your provider.

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This is where you’ll meet some of the superstars of Australian early education, including service directors, educators, industry experts and government leads.

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Articles about preschools and kindys, planned educational programs for children usually aged three to five years old.

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Learn all about family day care a flexible form of early learning delivered in the home of a qualified educator, and how to get a spot!

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Everything you need to know about outside school hours care services for primary school kids, including what services they offer and what to do if you can’t get a spot.

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Information for families considering an in-home care provider, including relationship management, payment and employment rules.

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Learn all about babysitters, flexible care providers who make it easy to leave the children at home and head out for the evening.

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Early education and care is subject to a host of state-based and Commonwealth rules and regulations, which change regularly. Read the latest updates of relevance to families here.

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Evidence-based suggestions for improving the diet, activity levels, physical and mental wellbeing of your preschool-aged children as well as your own.

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Tried and tested tips for balancing the competing demands of work and home life for families with children in child care.

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A range of article compilations for families including first time parents, cost of child care, special needs children, choosing a child care service and planning for care when pregnant.

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Constant vigilance is required when you have small children in the house! These articles offer parents useful tips on maintain a safe and secure environment.

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This section includes activity ideas for every day of the year; open ended art, sensory play, crafts for dinosaur fans, home-made gifts, up-cycled crafts, cooking and more.

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Ideas and inspiration for creating a happy and healthy home life for families with children in care.

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This is where you’ll meet a range of interesting people including early education superstars, thought leaders, writers and working parents who are shaking up the system.

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In the name of constant improvement we regularly launch new resources and/or enhance those already available. Stay abreast of these changes here.

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No two families are the same and these articles were written to boost inclusiveness for families with diverse backgrounds, needs, languages, interests and/or abilities.

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Ideas for boosting the sustainability and reducing the environmental footprint of your home and for raising environmentally aware children.