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No Jab, No Play Legislation

The Victorian Government has now introduced the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation as an amendment to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.

From 2016, all 3 and 4 year olds accessing Seabrook Kindergarten must provide Seabrook Kindergarten with a current Immunisation History Statement, proving that immunisations are up-to-date at the point of enrolment. Children can only be enrolled in our service if they are fully immunised for both the 3 year old activity group program and the 4 year old kindergarten program. A Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet about the legislation is attached for your information.

Providing Documentation of Immunisation History at Child’s Enrolment

The best way to prove your child immunisations are up-to-date is by providing a current copy of an Immunisation History Statement for your child from the ACIR. This certificate will need to be provided when you come to the kinder office with your letter of offer to register your child’s place. This offer will only be accepted if the correct documentation is provided and is valid.  Parents/carers can get a copy of their child’s Immunisation History Statement:

• through Medicare online accounts or the Express Plus Medicare mobile app
• at a local Medicare service centre
• by requesting a statement be posted to them in the mail:
– phone 1800 653 8091800 653 809 FREE
– email acir@medicareaustralia.gov.au

Further information on the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation is available below:

No Jab, No Play Fact Sheet – click here

Early Childhood Road Safety

Parents and carers can make a real difference in ensuring their children are safer in the road environment. Road Safety Education Victoria and VicRoads has lots of information on road safety.

http://roadsafetyeducation.vic.gov.au/parents-and-carers.html

Early Life Foundations

This organsation provides expertise and support to parents, educators and organisations to create optimal parenting, learning and educational environments for children birth to 12 years.

http://earlylife.com.au/info/

Preparing your child for school

Moving from kindergarten to primary school can be an exciting but challenging time in your child’s life. Learn ways you can help make this a smooth and stress free transition for your child.

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/transition/Pages/default.aspx

Hobsons Bay Multicultural Advisory Group

The Hobsons Bay City Council Multicultural Advisory Group (MAG) was formed in 2001 as part of the Council’s commitment to strengthen its capacity to address issues of its Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.  For more information, please click the following link:

http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Multicultural/Hobsons_Bay_Multicultural_Advisory_Group

Families & Children

Hobson’s Bay City Council have several services listed in this handy guide for families and children. For more information, please click the following link:

http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/Families_Children

DET

The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support, services and resources for all Victorians, from birth through to adulthood. To access website, please click following link:

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

ACECQA

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

Welcome to the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF establishes higher standards for all education and care services in Australia so children to age 13 years get the best possible start in life. The program sets levels of safety and quality to benefit all children and their families who use approved education and care services
To access this website, please click on the following link:

http://www.acecqa.gov.au/

Claiming Child Care Benefit – Registered Care

Please click here to find details on how to make a claim for child care benefit for registered care at Seabrook Kindergarten (by printing off form (FA018) with notes via the internet).

The First People of Hobson’s Bay

The Aboriginal people who lived in what we now know as the City of Hobsons Bay are the Yalukit Wilum, a name meaning ‘river camp’ or ‘river dwellers’.

Their history and story are told in this book ‘The Yalukit Wilum: The First People of Hobsons Bay’. The book features a number of contemporary Aboriginal artworks and is also available at all Hobsons Bay Libraries.

For more information, please click on the following link to Hobson’s Bay City Council’s website

http://www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/Community/History_Demographics/The_First_People_of_Hobsons_Bay