Resources for Parents and Carers

Find out about:

  •  Child development
  •  Local community groups
  •  Parenting support services & resources.

  • Child Development
  • Local Community Groups
  • Parenting Supports
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Child Development
Learn the signs. Act Early

Learn the Signs Poster

NSW Health Poster providing a summary of developmental milestones.

Movement Guide (Birth – 5yrs)

Birth to 5 Years Pamphlet

Guidelines developed by the Department of Health to create healthy and safe routines for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

The First 1000 Days

The First 100 Days

Research paper examining the impact of early experiences on all aspects of development and functioning. From the Centre for Community Child Health. Published in 2017.

Kids Matter eBook

Kids Matter eBook

eBook focusing on early childhood brain development from conception to 5 years.

Raising Children Website

Raising Children website

Australian website providing up-to-date, evidence-based, scientifically validated information about raising children and caring for yourself as a parent or carer.

Lifting our Game

Traffic Lights

Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools Through Early Childhood Interventions. Published 2017.

Local Community Groups
Out of the Nest

Raising happy healthy kids in the Blue Mountains

Website created by Blue Mountains parents for local parents/ carers, sharing information, stories, tips and local resources.

Blue Mountains Mums

We are a supportive community of mums sharing tips, ideas and knowledge.

A supportive community of local mums who share and discuss ideas and tips about raising little people in the Blue Mountains.

Blue Mountains Community Directory

Find out about local services and groups.

Search the Directory to find out about local and online community organisations and groups. Get help, have fun, and connect with your community!

Parenting Supports
Parent Line NSW

Counselling, Information & Referral

Parent Line is a free telephone counselling and support service for parents and carers with children aged 0 – 18 who live in NSW.

Food, Financial & Housing Support

Food, Financial & Housing Support in the Blue Mountains

Find out about support services in your local area, as well as online and phone referral services.

DV West – Domestic Violence Service

DV West

Specialist domestic violence service for women and children. Provides refuges, transitional housing, outreach support, group programs for women and children, counselling, and information and resources about domestic violence.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Triple P Program

Triple P Positive Parenting Program is a proven approach to parenting that gives parents and carers tools and strategies to raise their child in an environment that is safe, loving, and predictable.



Advice for parents and carers to help kids stay safe online. Includes information about cyberbullying, online pornography, screen time, gaming, grooming and more.

Traffic Lights – Sexual Behaviours in Children

Traffic Lights

Knowing how to identify, understand and respond to sexual behaviours in children and young people helps adults to support the development of healthy sexuality, and to protect young people from harm and abuse.

DV West Bulletin. Domestic Violence is a Parenting Choice.

DV West Bulletin

Perpetrators who engage in patterns of violence and control create an unsafe and unstable family and home environment.
Diversity & Inclusion

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children

National non-government peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children information & resources.

Rainbow Families

Rainbow Families

A network of support for children and families within the NSW LGBTIQ community.


Rainbow Families School Support Guide

A school support guide developed by Rainbow Families. Topics include starting Kinder or Day care, Rainbow Families and Primary School, and Teasing, name-calling and bullying.