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Local Health Districts are a good place to start for advice on physical activity. In addition the following links may help early childhood services in planning physical activity policies and programs.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Childhood Sector Advisory Group Inc (ATSIECSAG) 

The ATSIECSAG is a useful general link. Local elders are best contacted through your local Lands Council, Aboriginal cultural centres and cooperatives.

Ethnic Community Services Co-operative

This Co-operative has a Bicultural Support Pool with a wealth of information regarding working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care services across Australia.

The NQF includes National Law and National Regulations, a National Quality Standard, assessment and quality ratings process, and national learning frameworks.

This helps deliver a higher standard of care for children in the critical areas of education, health and safety. It also provides clear and comprehensive information for families so they can choose the best services for their child.

All early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard

Standards on nutrition and physical activity are included in the NQS under Quality Area 2 'Children's health and safety'.

Playground Advisory Unit

The Playground Advisory Unit (PAU) is the leading independent organisation in NSW that issues technical and design advice in relation to playgrounds and children’s play in a variety of settings. For safety information regarding a variety of playground equipment and playground surfacing contact the Playground Advisory Unit of Kidsafe NSW.

Raising Children

The Raising Children parenting website is supported by the Australian Government and offers information for parents on children's physical activity.

Sports Ability Activity Cards

These activity cards are great inclusive games for people with or without a disability. They are easy to use and provides examples of modifications to cater for all skill levels. These games can be used developmentally or to provide new pathways in disability sport.