Child Development

Child Development

Links to help you give your child the best possible start in life by understanding and enriching their growth and  development

Pregnancy

Birthing Sense
Leanne Cummins, a local midwife and childbirth educator, has assembled a team of professionals to make a DVD series - a prenatal/birth education class you can watch in your own home. The website also gives access to a regular newsletter Interview with an expert.

Illawarra Birth Choices
Choices for Childbirth Antenatal Classes provide you with information not generally available in other antenatal classes. A comfortable forum where you can listen, learn, ask questions and share in the birth stories of others.

Pregnancy: in a nutshell
Raising Children Network
A comprehensive set of information covering every aspect of being pregnant.

ABC Parenting - Pregnancy & Birth
Topics include, infertility, diet, miscarriages, breastfeeding and a fertility quiz.

The Bub Hub
This website has information and services for pregnant and new parents and carers, including discussions on purchases for young children, what to expect as your baby grows, newsletters and forums. Lots to explore here.

Essential Baby
Resources available on this website for expectant and new parents include: information on conception, pregnancy and birth, and babycare, interactive tools including basal temperature charts, due date calculator and baby name finder, goods and services directory, and chat forums on a variety of parenting topics.

Babies 0-3 months

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of newborn babies.

NSW Department of Community Services
Coping with a new baby. A new baby arriving in the family brings big changes for everyone, particularly for toddlers.

Starting Blocks
Our aim is to provide you and your family with trusted information on early childhood education and care, all in one place.  Starting Blocks is brought to you by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), responsible for promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and outside school hours care in Australia.

ABC Parenting - Newborns 0 - 3 months
Information for parents and carers of newborn babies, including health, safety, development, connecting, daily care and relevant ABC articles. You can also find helpful ways about bathing your newborn, baby massage, and wrapping your baby

Babies 3-12 months

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of babies in this age group.

ABC Parenting - Babies 3 - 12 Months
Information for parents and carers of babies aged 3 - 12 months, including health, safety, development, connecting, daily care and relevant ABC articles

Toddlers 1-3 years

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of children in this age group.

ABC Parenting - Toddlers 1 - 3 years
Useful Information for parents and carers of toddlers, including health, safety, development, sleep, nutrition and relevant ABC articles.

Community Services (formerly NSW Department of Community Services)
Toddlers and toilet training. Learning to use the toilet is one of the big new steps for toddlers.

Preschoolers 3-5 years

Raising Children Network
The Australian Parenting Website
Valuable information and links about all aspects of children in this age group.

ABC Parenting - Preschoolers 3-5 years
Provides information for parents and carers of children aged 3 - 5 years, topics include safety, development, sleep, health and relevant ABC articles.

School Age

Primary schools in Shellharbour City

High schools in Shellharbour City

The In-Betweens:
THE ACTIVITIES, SERVICES & PROGRAMS CHILDREN AGED 9 – 12 NEED
A research report funded by Better Futures now available - download HERE (1.18 MB). 

 

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