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Getting started in education and care

Settling into an early childhood education and care service is a big event in your and your child's life. These fact sheets will help you prepare for your child's first day:

Read more about finding and choosing an early childhood service, including information about:

Making the early years count

Babies and children are learning through every experience, and there are so many ways for parents to support their child's early learning and development each day. Find tips, activities and information at The Early Years Count website.

Raising children

Raising children is not always easy but there are resources that can help you meet some of the challenges.

  • A guide to websites, books and DVDs that may answer some of your parenting questions.
  • Helplines, support services, tips for new parents, budgeting for a baby and help with breastfeeding.
  • Early childhood developmental milestones.

Parenting tip sheets

Early learning

Parents and carers help shape children's early learning before they start school. 

Choosing a quality family day care service

Watch our latest videos on quality in family day care services and discover the elements to consider when choosing a service.


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18 May 2017
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