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To keep up to date with all the exciting events, weekly updates, news and notifications at Mud Puddles you can download our new MudPuddlesCottage APP using the below instructions.

www.skoolbag.com.au/app/admin/parentinstructions.pdf


Alternatively we have all the relavant information on the front easel or in the foyer.




USEFUL WEBSITES

Information provided in part by the Penrith/Blue Mountains Parents' Directory

Mud Puddles App
http://www.skoolbag.com.au


Regulations & Law

Education and Care Service National Regulations 2011
Click here to view / download

Education and Care Service National Law 2010
Click here to view / download

Health & Hygiene Best Practice
Staying Healthy in Childcare 5th Edition
Click here to view / download


Parenting - General


Penrith/Blue Mountains Parents'Directory
A resource for parents of children living in the Penrith  & Blue Mountains regions
www.parentsdirectories.com.au

ABC Parenting
General parenting information, including healt, bullying nutition, breast feeding, parenting forums and links to advice hotlines.
www.abc.net.au/parenting

Aust Prem
Provides support to those expecting a baby and who are at risk of having a premature birth.
www.ausprem.org.au

Australian Multiple Birth Association
For families with twins, triplets, quadruplets or more.
www.amba.org.au

Human Services Community Services
Parenting section of the Human services Community Services website.
www.community.nsw.gov.au/parents-carers-and-families/parenting

Grandparents Network
A free social interaction network for people 45 years+
www.grandparentsnetwork.net

Karitane
Provides support and information to families experiencing parenting difficulties.
www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au/karitane

Parenting NSW
Practical tips, information and resources to help make parenting a little easier.
www.parenting.nsw.gov.au

Raising Children
A government funderd resource that includes quality assured information for parents of children aged 0-8 years.
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Tresillian
Offers practical help and advice to families with young children: 24 hour Parents Help Line, Day Stay Visits, Residential Programs (parent and baby live in), Parent Education Courses.
www.cs.nsw.gov.au/tresillian

Triple P Parenting

Triple P is a system of easy to implement proven parenting solutions that help solve current parenting problems and prevents future problems before they arise.
www1.triplep.net

Paperwork/Financial Related


Births, Deaths & Marriages
Information and forms for registering your child's birth.
www.bdm.nsw.gov.au

Child Support Agency
All the information you need about the Child Support Agency and child support payments can be accessed here.
www.csa.gov.au

Family Assistance Office
Information and forms about parenting related payments.
www.familyassistance.gov.au

Medicare
Forms for Medicare registration, Australain Childhood Immunisation Register, etc.
www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/yourhealth/forms/index/htm

Medical/Health

Allergies
Developing anaphylaxis awareness through education and support.
www.allergyfacts.org.au

The Children's Hospital Westmead
Health information for parents on a wide range of topics.
www.chw.edu.au

Safety

Kidsafe
Child Safety is an important issue and this website aims to spread the word to help make NSW a safer place for children.
www.kidsafensw.org

SIDS and Kids
Contains information and publications on sudden infant death, grief/bereavement issues and safe sleeping.
www.sidsandkids.org

RTA
It is important that families are aware of the new childcare restraint laws being implemented in NSW and the general safety recomendations to have restraits fitted by an authorised fitter.
www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadsafety/downloads/children/crep.pdf


Breastfeeding


The Australian Breast Feeding Association
ABA runs a group that offer information, basic breastfeeding tips, expressing and storing breast milk, supply issues, breastfeeding in speacial circumstances, weaning, nighttime parenting and more. Breast feeding helpline staff by trained counsellors that hlp thousands of mothers every year.
www.breastfeeding.asn.au

Loss & Grief Support

The Bonnie Babes Foundation
A non-profir organisation established to councel families grieving after the loss of a baby from miscarriage, stillbirth or prematurity.
www.bbf.org.au

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (SANDS)
Promoting awareness, knowledge, support and understanding following the death of a baby, from conception through to infancy.
www.sands.org.au

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