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Supporting Your Child's Early Learning

Parents can, and do, play a very hands-on role in their child’s early learning – from making healthy snacks and lunches to organising playdates or adventures to the park or library.

When parents have a good understanding of their child’s developmental stage and needs, they can make more informed choices about how to support and extend their child’s learning. And have a lot of fun doing it along the way!

Below are some links to activities and information to help you get start locally and online.

Getting out & about

Boroondara libraries

Zoos in Victoria

Melbourne activities for kids

Toy libraries in Boroondara


Raising Children Network

Kids Count (Australian Childhood Foundation)

PBS parents

Helping parents cope with crisis (download document from Red Cross)

Healthy living & eating

Better Health channel

Immunisation services in Boroondara

Healthy lunch boxes for kinder kids (from Better Health channel)

Guide for keeping kids with infectious conditions home (download Australian Government chart)

Information on infectious conditions (download Australian Government document)

Kindergarten & Early Learning

Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES)

About Kindergarten (Department of Education and Training)

Kindergarten Early Years Learning Framework

Developmental milestones 3-4 years (Women and Children’s Health Network)

Developmental milestones 4-5 years (Women and Children’s Health Network)

Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) resources for parents

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACEQUA)


Finding a school (Department of Education and Training)

Starting school (Department of Education and Training)

Education consultancy & parent support for starting school

Early Childhood Learning — transition statements

Disclaimer- These links are to websites maintained by other organisations. Summerhill Park Kindergarten does not provide any warranty or take any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, source or any other aspects of those websites. The links are provided for your convenience only and do not indicate expressly or implicitly any endorsement by Summerhill Park Kindergarten. You access those websites and use the information, products and services solely at your own risk.

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