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Child Care/Long Day Care Services
Contact details of long day care services across the Surf Coast Shire.

Child Safe Standards
Find out about the Child Safe Standards implemented by Council.

Early Years Newsletter - Term 1, 2017
The Early Years Newsletter is a publication that is produced once a quarter for Surf Coast families. The aim of the newsletter is to promote and celebrate our diverse communities, events and activities that focuses on children, their needs and achievements.

Early Years Policies
View a copy of Council's Early Years policies, including those currently under review

Early Years Reference Groups
Networking group encouraging discussions between service and agency providers.

Early Years and Youth Register
Register to receive regular email updates on early years services in the Surf Coast Shire.  These emails include regular Maternal & Child Health information, Early Years Newsletter, parent education youth programs and information on upcoming events.

Early Years and Youth Strategy 2015 - 2018
Surf Coast Shire Council’s Early Years and Youth Strategy 2015-18 is intended to guide the ongoing development and delivery of programs and services for young citizens during their formative years from birth to 25.

Family Day Care
Home based child care service in a small group environment.

Immunisations
Details regarding immunisation sessions, pre-immunisation checklist and reactions to vaccinations.

Kindergartens and three year old activity program
Contact details of the Kindergartens and three year old activity programs across the shire.

Maternal and Child Health
Free Council service providing expertise, advice and support for families caring for children from 0-6 years.

Midwifery Group Practice
Service for pregnant women offered by Barwon Health in the Surf Coast area.

Occasional Child Care
Short term care program for children from 12 months of age up to six years of age.

Playgrounds
Playgrounds brochure including location and facilities of all Surf Coast Shire playgrounds.

Playgroups
Information on joining a play group and starting your own play group.

Torquay Children Services Hub
Contact, bookings and enquiries.

Toy Libraries
The library provides toys that encourage learning, creativity and inspiration in children.

Schools
Contact details of the Surf Coast Shire schools.

Vacation care
Care program available for primary school children during school holidays periods.

Information for families new to the Surf Coast  
A list of activities for children in the Torquay area.