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Network

Network is dedicated to the advocacy, promotion, resourcing and development of play, recreation and leisure activities for 5-14 year olds. This website provides you with information about all things OOSH.

Department of Education

Government website to keep you up to date with what’s going on in our Australian schools.

Raising Children

Raising Children is a parenting website that offers up to date, research based material on more than 800 topics spanning child development, behaviour, health, nutrition and fitness, play and learning, connecting and communicating, school and education, entertainment and technology, sleep and safety.

Department of Human Services

This link provides information about the Child Care Rebate (CCR), Child Care Benefits (CCB) and Jet funding. Follow the link to apply or find out more.

Working with Children Check

All staff members who are taking part in face-to-face employment with children are required to submit a working with children check. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.

ACECQA

ACECQA is the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Association. ACECQA provide national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia. Find out more about children’s care and education in Australia, as well as the new National Quality Framework that Metella Road Out Of School Hours Child Care INC. operates under.

NSW Department of Education

The NSW Department of Education website can assist Families in understanding more about the services provided for children and young people from early childhood to youth advocacy and support. It includes direct information in regards to childcare services.

Other Links & Local Services

Advice, inspiration and guidance for Australian parents covering pregnancy, birth, parenting, school, health, lifestyle, recipes and more
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network cares for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.
The Resilience Doughnut helps children, adolescents and adults to identify and combine their strengths to build resilience
We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from risk of harm, abuse and neglect
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Aim is to create a mentally healthier world for everyone.
Beyond Blue is here to help – whether you're seeking mental health info or qualified support for you or someone else. Find a life beyond the blues today.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free (even from a mobile), confidential 24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
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Get support from a professional, in a safe, secure and anonymous place – whenever you need, wherever you are. headspace provides a national online and phone support service, staffed by experienced youth mental health professionals.
Safety Town has interactive road safety education resources for NSW students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, call 1800RESPECT (1800737732). If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000
Preventing online child sexual exploitation
Learn more about some of the most commonly used drugs affecting Australians right now.​
Family Drug Support provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of people who use substances
Assistance to help you with the cost of child care.
eSafety can help Australians experiencing online bullying or abuse to take action or make a complaint. Discover how we can help you stay safe online.
Raising children.net.au provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and apps backed by Australian experts
Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 to 18 who live in NSW.
Addiction causes harm to your health & interferes with everyday life. Visit for more info. Get facts on addiction, plus info, forums & online tools that can help.
Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing
Moevement guidelines for children and young people