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Parenting Advice and Information

There are a number of excellent parenting websites and books providing great parenting advice in Australia. Below are some selected websites we have chosen to provide quality parenting information. If you'd like to suggest other sites for our list, please contact us with your suggestions at info@findababysitter.com.au.


Information Sites

Essential Baby
Essential Baby
The place to find great information, resources and support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, baby, toddlers, kids, maternity and parenting. Access the very active discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums and talk to other mums about parenting. Find A Babysitter.com.au is part of the Essential Baby parenting network.
www.essentialbaby.com.au

Office of Early Childhood Education and Child Care
Federal Goverment website
www.oececc.gov.au

Parenting Research Centre
Research & information about how to raise children well.
www.parentingrc.org.au

Raising Children Network
National parenting information site
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Parenting Expert
Michael Grose
www.parentingideas.com.au

Best Start - State of Victoria
An early years initiative from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC).
www.beststart.vic.gov.au


Safety Sites

Kidsafe
Child accident prevention foundation. Find A Babysitter.com.au is a proud sponsor of Kidsafe.
www.kidsafe.com.au

Office of the Child Saftey Commissioner Victoria
Tips on choosing a babysitter.
www.ocsc.vic.gov.au


Parenting Books

Jackie Goodsman (2006) Hello and Welcome books.
Self-published. Handy little books that help children transition into new care environments.
www.rainbowdaybooks.com

Melissa Doyle & Jo Scard (2007) The Working Mother's Survival Guide
Published by Allen & Unwin.
www.workingmotherssurvivalguide.com
www.allenandunwin.com (online store)

Alison Osborne (2006), The Post-Baby Conversation
Rockpool Publishing. Available at all major bookstores.

Sonia Williams (2006) Show Mummy The Money
Published by Lucy McGoo. Available via:
www.showmummythemoney.com.au


Parenting Sites and Services

Here are some of our favourites to check out!

Career Mums
A national jobs board and candidate search board connecting mums to flexible jobs.
www.careermums.com.au

Mums @ Work
Australia's leading provider of return-to-work training and career guidance for mums.
www.mumsatwork.com.au

Resume Partners
A site to help job seekers prepare cover letters, resumes and interview skills.
www.resumepartners.com.au

Parent Wellbeing
A site that aims to help parents achieve a better quality of life by providing resources and information.
www.parentwellbeing.com

Mummy's Wish
A registered charity to provide support to mums battling cancer. Set up by a Brisbane mum of two small children who has fought her own battle with cancer.
www.mummyswish.org.au

Yum Mum
Organic food for children, stocked in many stores nationwide. Assists health conscious parents by providing children with the most nutrient rich, healthy organic baby food available.
www.yummum.com.au

Immaculate Reception
A Melbourne service to help parents with newborns - preparing the home, delivering dinners, arranging supports.
www.immaculatereception.com.au

Little Tummy Tucker
Nutritional meals for babies/toddlers delivered to your door between the Sunshine Coast and Sydney.
www.littletummytucker.com.au

Little Aussie Prems
Australian support site for parents with babies born prematurely.
www.lilaussieprems.com.au

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