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There are many things you can do at home to help your child grow and develop.

One of the most effective ways is through play based learning – using a variety of playful methods to encourage your child to use their imagination and develop skills.

Some ways to contribute to your child’s learning through play:

  • promote safe play practices to encourage your child’s learning and decision-making
  • be playful and have fun with your child to encourage healthy habits and bonding.

Read our fact sheet on the different types of early childhood education and care services and ways you can prepare your child for care.  

Talk to other parents and families

Sometimes reading through all the useful information isn’t enough. Sometimes you need to talk to people who have been there or are about to start on their own journey.

Our Starting Blocks Facebook page is a forum where parents can collaborate and share useful parenting tips with other parents and family members who also follow our page.