KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services. It’s unique because it brings together all the most important people in a child’s life – especially families! Research clearly shows that children who are mentally healthy are better able to meet life’s challenges. They are also better learners and have stronger relationships.
There are quick links to information about:
On the Healthy Kids website, you will find kid friendly recipes, ideas for physical activity and practical ways to improve nutrition, as well as specific factsheets for families and children.
You can also sign up for a quarterly e-newsletter which informs our subscribers of topical or new information on the site.
The website content is structured around five key messages:
- Get active for an hour or more each day.
- Choose water as a drink.
- Eat more fruit and vegetables.
- Turn off the TV or computer and get active.
- Eat fewer snacks and select healthier alternatives.
Mid Western Community Recreation
This website provides information on events and services available in our community.
Mudgee Business Sporting Clubs
This website provides information and contact details for a variety of sporting clubs in our community.
The mychild.gov.au website is Australia’s online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services’ vacancy and fee information.
This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children’s health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.
The objective of this website is to protect children and young people from abuse and neglect.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state and territory regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF.
The website has new, family friendly resources to give parents information about early childhood education and care to help them make the best choice for their child and family.
Department of Education
The Department of Education and Communities provides services for children and young people that span early childhood through to youth advocacy and support. This site has information about schools including enrolling children at school and disability support.