Find support for children during Covid-19.

If you require support with children, there are a number of options during Covid-19.

Government, Local Councils, local organisations, service providers and individuals offer a range of support for children during Covid-19. 

Australia Wide Support

Children need support during Covid-19, find how you support them and yourself during this challenging time. 

Childcare Support

The new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package with start from the Monday 6 April 2020 with weekly payments made directly to early childhood education and care services in lieu of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy. Payments will be made until 28 June 2020 and families will not be charged fees during this time. For more click the link.

Digital Supports

A range of State Governments are supporting students to learn at home with access to digital devices including internet connections. Contact your Department of Education for your state or your local school to learn how to access these options.

Healthdirect - Childcare and Child support 

Health direct offer an overview of current supports for children, school, childcare and school holiday closures. For details click the link to find out what is available for your child. 

Unicef - talking to children about Covid-19 

How to talk to your children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Eight tips to help comfort and protect children. Click for more details.

Kids Helpline 

When coping with Covid-19 and when things feel out of control it’s important to have coping strategies ready. Kids Help Line is available anytime - call 1800 55 1800 or send an email or talk to on WebChat. Click for more information.

Centrelink support for families

Find out about your family payments and child support if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

For more details on what families can access, click the link below.

Ideas to keep children busy

Keeping kids busy

The Conversation explores keeping kids busy.

Kids at home because of coronavirus? Here are 4 ways to keep them happy (without resorting to Netflix)

Ideas for bored kids

How collecting feathers and doing handstands can help your small children deal with coronavirus

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