Helpful Resources

Starting preschool

From Australian parenting website, raising children starting Preschool

Starting preschool

NSW Department of education booklet on getting ready for preschool.

Welcome to preschool

This has been translated into 35 languages, to view these click the below link

Welcome to preschool – translated

Every child benefits

From NSW Government website – Education – Highlighting the importance of Early Childhood Education – Every child benefits

This video illustrate the diverse and valuable impact early childhood education can have on children, including the importance of learning through play.

Video link:

Transition to school

From NSW Government Education website- on how to support children in their Transition to Big school – Transition to school


Tips for families on how to stay safe online

e-safety for parents

Safety and Quality

All approved services in NSW are monitored, regulated, assessed and rated by the department to ensure children are kept safe and secure. Click the links below for more information on this.

Safety and quality

ACEQCA’s Starting Blocks External link website also contains factsheets for parents and families on:

Child Care Ratings

Good food guide

Tips on what to pack in a healthy lunch box

Balancing the lunchbox

Cultural Support agencies

Hunter Multicultural communities – 02 496 08248

2a Platt Street, Waratah

Raising Children multicultural services

Australian Government Dept of social services

Multicultural Neighbourhood centre – 02 496 55291

 3 Illalung Road, Corner of Durham Road, Lambton

Wandiyali Aboriginal community & children’s services – 02 495 75900

116 Lake Road, Elemore Vale

Child protection

The office of the Children’s Guardian       

NSW Government Child protection services

Early childhood intervention services

First Chance – 02 491 03130

               122 Woodstock St, Mayfield North

Reimagine Australia – 02 987 32593

               Level 5, 4 Columbia Court, Norwest

Family Support Agencies

Parent Line NSW – 1300 130052

Raising Children

Australian Government Dept of Social Services

Samaritans – 02 496 07100 – 02 492 21500

32 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow

Health Professional services

Wallsend Health Centre – 02 492 46190 – 02 492 46400

Harker Building, Longworth Avenue, Wallsend

First Steps Parenting Centre – 02 494 46550

Lowrey Lane, Wallsend


Kaleidoscope Child & Family Health Centre

 30 Pearson Street, Charlestown