NSW Government launches online parenting hub
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The NSW Government has launched an online hub to support parents

by Freya Lucas

February 27, 2024

The New South Wales Government has launched an online hub, designed to be a one-stop-shop for parents from pregnancy to the start of the school years. 


Designed to offer information on cost-of-living support, as well as ensuring that children have the best start in life and are set up for success, the hub will help parents, carers and families to access Government services, rebates and support for their child, from pregnancy through to the start of primary school.


The Brighter Beginnings Parent and Carer Information Hub will remove the challenge that parents, carers and families currently face in having to navigate across disparate NSW and Australian Government websites by bringing these resources together, allowing parents to access services and support relevant to their child’s age.


For the different stages of pregnancy and a child’s life, the website includes advice and support services for health, mental health and wellbeing, nutrition, play and development, relationships, financial advice and any relevant payments or rebates.


With two in five children in NSW developmentally at risk or vulnerable before they start school, according to Australian Early Development Census data, the parent and carer hub is seen by the Government as a vital part of the new support it is providing to bridge that gap.


“There is a lot of information out there and it can be overwhelming for parents and carers,” Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car said.


“This is about cutting confusion and giving families the support and information they need during the formative years of their child’s life.”


The Hub was designed in consultation with community members, parents and carers, early childhood educators and health professionals, ensuring families are connected to the practical support they need.

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