We at Yawarra Children's Services understand the time and effort you will be devoting to finding 'just-the-right' child-care centre for your child.

To help you make a fully informed decision, we have listed below a number of organisations which have an interest and influence in ensuring that the centre you finally choose, will be appropriately compliant with Commonwealth and State Government requirements, and has the culture and character you are seeking for your child.

Click on the logo to link to the organisation's website

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Community Children’s Centres SA

Community Children’s Centres SA (CCCSA) is an SA based incorporated and not-for-profit organisation representing a network of over 100 child-care centres located throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area, the Adelaide Hills and regional areas.

Its mission is to support and encourage its members to provide the highest quality care and education for children aged from birth to school age.

Nature Play SA

Nature Play SA is a not-for-profit organisation that started in 2014 with start-up funding from the South Australian Government. Our vision was simple – to get more children outside playing in nature. In their backyards, local parks and wilder places, like National Parks.

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA - pronounced a-see-kwa) is an independent national authority that assists governments in administering the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children's education and care.

ACECQA works with the Australian and state and territory governments to:

  • implement changes that benefit children birth to 13 years of age and their families

  • monitor and promote the consistent application of the Education and Care Services National Law across all states and territories

  • support the children's education and care sector to improve quality outcomes for children.

Starting Blocks

Starting Blocks is a Commonwealth Government initiative which provides parents with information about early childhood education and care.
Starting Blocks is a starting point to: 

  • learn about children's developmental milestones  

  • understand what to expect from an early childhood education and care service

  • find services and learn about their quality ratings

  • get tips on starting child care or preschool, and what can be done at home to encourage your child’s learning and development. 

Government of SA - Dept of Education  - Types of early childhood services

A list and details of the various early childhood services available in South Australia from the SA Government 

Parenting SA

Site contains the popular, free Parent Easy Guides and covers a wide range of topics about raising babies, toddlers, children and young people from birth to 18 years. There are also Guides specially developed for Aboriginal and multicultural families.

KidsSafe Australia

To make a safer world for kids by leading the promotion of action to highlight and to minimise the unacceptable level of risk and consequence of injury to children in our adult-focused world.

To prevent child deaths from unintentional injury and reduce the severity of unintentional injuries to children aged less than 15 years, through education, research, advocacy and environmental, legislative and behaviour change.

The Women's and Children's Health Network (WCHN) 

promotes the health, well-being and development of children, young people and families across South Australia by providing:

  • support to parents in areas of parenting

  • health services for infants, children and young people

  • support for families and children with additional needs

  • up-to-date health information for parents, children and young people.

Early learning and childcare​ - Childcare Finder

Early learning and child care provides the foundation for children to develop both educationally and socially in a safe environment, while supporting parents into work. The Australian Government provides a number of subsidies and programs to help you with the cost of your child care.

National Health and Medical Research Council 

The NHMRC fund and create opportunities to ensure Australians have access to evidence-based, authoritative health advice.

They create pathways to a healthier future through research funding, health guidelines and ethical standards.