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Family Day Care Australia    Promotes, supports and leads the sector in delivering quality outcomes for children;  providing expert support, guidance and resources to members.

Family Day Care Association Qld    Sponsors programs that strengthen networks and statewide professional development, through training, resourcing, advice, representation and advocacy.

Queensland Government Department of Education and Training    Maryborough regional office, Telephone: (07) 4122 0814 

Department of Education    The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

Department of Human Services (DHS)    Is responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provides access to social, health and other payments and services.  This department has integrated the services of Medicare Australia, Centrelink and CRS Australia on 1 July 2011.  Services include:  baby bonus; immunisation register; CCB; CCR; Centrepay; child support payments; family tax benefit; grandparent advisors; health care cards; JET fee assistance; rent assistance; school kids bonus; youth allowance; and many more.  A full list of services are available on the website.

Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)    Educates and informs the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care.  We also provide governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure NQF policy and service delivery is in line with best practice across the country.  ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.

  • Introducing National Quality Framework
  • National Standard
  • National Laws and Regulations
  • Guide to EYLF and National Quality Standard
  • Child Care Act

Specific links for ACECQA can be found under the Forms and Resources tab.

All Aboard Gympie Region Directory    The directory contains information and links to services and places of interest in our area. 

Inclusion Works!    Is a Queensland based not-for-profit charitable organisation which provides specialist services and support for children with disabilities and additional needs.

Lifeline Australia    Is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support.  A range of services are provided through local Lifeline Centres that meets the needs of the community.  These services may include Suicide prevention; bereavement support; face-to-face counselling; financial counselling; gambling counselling; youth services; disability services; welfare programs; rural outreach; migrant support services; family and mediation services; counselling for children; school based education programs; information education and support groups; aged care visitation; and indigenous support services.

Parent Line    Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.  We do this through confidential telephone counselling which aims to support parents and carers of children.

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH)    Provides access to: Dental, physiotherapy, dietician/nutritionist, counselling, podiatry and GP’s.  Men’s and Women’s groups, Mums & Bubs program, breast  screening and well persons health check day.

13 HEALTH    Qld Health now has a phone line for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.  You can phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.  Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it.  The advice is confidential, qualified and supportive.  13 HEALTH (1343 2584) can ease your concerns.

Australian Breastfeeding Association    Is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service.  Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80 000 mothers each year.  ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.

Robbie’s Place    Is a branch of the Sunshine Coast Family Contact Centre, and is a children’s contact centre which ensures the smooth changeover of children between separated parents and appropriate contact visits between children and their non-residential parents/guardians.  The service is for families who are in conflict and cannot arrange a mutually agreeable or safe venue for child-parent contact.

Hidden Histories Project    Is a follow-up educational resource to the Crossing Cultures – the Big Picture…. Hidden Histories poster series.  It has essentially taken the concept from being a two dimensional resource to an interactive local community multimedia resource; and is designed so that teachers can input specific learning into their pedagogical practices and embed both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives for all learners.

Early Years Family Hub    Email: ABeattie@anglicaresq.org.au  Ph: 5482 9012.   The Hub provides free independent confidential advice for parents, grandparents, or carers regarding parenting and child-rearing issues.  The service provides information, resources and referrals to appropriate Gympie family support services.

Family Relationships Centre    Provides information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships and individual interviews, group and joint sessions for separating or separated families.  Also provides advice on parenting after separation and dispute resolution.

Erin House    Is short-term safe, secure accommodation for women and children in the Gympie region escaping domestic violence.

Laurel Place Gympie    Provides counselling and support for women and young people, including males, up to 18 years, and  counselling for non-offending supporters, and children 0-12 years with sexual behaviours.

Dilly Bag Bush Tucker Products    Dale runs a wide range of Bush Tucker Workshops, classes and demonstrations and is a well established professional Chef who is actively and personally involved in promoting Australian Bush Tucker to the world.

Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE)    Provides domestic and family violence counselling, group work, community education, training, and can support families working with other agencies.

The Salvation Army    Offers caring support for every problem, and services that are wide-ranging and diverse as the areas of need in the community.  Because they have such tremendous scope in the provision on services, each program is able to link with other services in the network, thus enhancing their capacity to help those in need.

Gympie Community Health Centre:  20 Alfred Street, Gympie.  Ph: (07) 5489 8690    Provide information, health assessments and support on infant and child-related issues, breastfeeding, nutrition, child and infant development neo-natal screening and hearing clinics.  Also offers the Triple P program.

Gympie and District Women’s Health Centre    Provides cervical screening, pregnancy help, referrals, information and health counselling.

Men’s Line Australia    Is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Women’s Infolink (Queensland Department of Communities)    Provides free and confidential information and referral services about government agencies and community services supporting women.  Women’s infolink as a first point of contact service puts you in touch with the services, agencies and organisations in your local area.

Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc (CASI)    Provides culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Cooloola region.  Information, advocacy and support for families on health, education, employment, legal issues, community events and work-related programs.

Queensland HealthPlants and mushrooms (fungi) poisonous to people  This section of the website contains descriptions and photos of a number of local plants and fungi (mushrooms and toadstools) that can be poisonous to people. It is not a complete list. If a poisoning or suspected poisoning occurrs contact the Poisons Information Centre without delay.

Red Nose    A safe sleeping environment means that all potential dangers have been removed and the baby is sleeping in a safe place. The ideal place for a baby to sleep is in a safe cot, on a safe mattress, with safe bedding in a safe sleeping place, both night and day. Sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy

Early Childhood Resource Hub    Is your central repository of Australian early childhood resources, quality standards, support and forums. 

QCSL    We are a not-for profit organisation, funded by the Queensland Government’s Office for Early Childhood Education and Care and sponsored by the Geebung & Wavell Heights Uniting Church. We have been providing a free of charge postal library service for Early Childhood Services throughout Queensland since 1993.

Cancer Council Queensland Sunsmart    Queensland is the skin cancer capital of the world. Since 1999, the National SunSmart Program has been recognising Queensland primary schools, OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) and childcare services who are leaders in helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Childhood sun exposure is an important contributing risk factor in the development of skin cancer later in life. Teaching sun safety practices to children throughout their learning years helps shape healthy long term habits.

Gympie Regional Uniting Church    Are on a bible based journey of growing in faith and love, growing together in Christ and reaching out and sharing the healing power of God.