Links and Contacts

Starting Childcare

To make sure you are ready to start childcare, please visit the following sites:


You will find other useful links by clicking on the headings below:

Regulatory Authorities

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

Education and Care Unit- Tasmanian Department of Education

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

Professional Guiding Documents and Resources

Belonging, Being and Becoming – Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)

My Time, Our Place – Framework for School Age Care (MTOP)

Early Childhood Australia

Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care services (5th edition)

Australian Dietary Guidelines and Infant Feeding Guidelines

Local Schools and Councils

Department of Education

Table Cape Primary School
Ph: 03 6442 3377

Boat Harbour Primary School
Ph: 03 6445 1187

Somerset Primary School
Ph: 03 6435 1114

Cooee Primary School
Ph: 03 6431 1151

Stella Maris Primary School
Ph: 036 6431 4004

Burnie Primary School
Ph: 03 6433 3655

Burnie City Council

Waratah/Wynyard Council

Central Coast Council

Children’s Health and Safety Resources for Families
Family and Community Support Services


Gateway Services


Playgroup Australia

Raising Children Network

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre (ASELCC)
Ph: 03 6430 5779

Early Childhood Intervention Service
Ph: 03 6435 2021

Children’s Dental Service
Ph: 03 6434 6469

Child Protection
Ph: 1300 737 639

Parenting Line
Ph: 1300 808 178