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Stay @ Home and Play

Stay @ Home and Play packs
Stay @ Home and Play packs

A great local initiative, Stay @ Home and Play, involving state and local governments and the community working together is supporting vulnerable children in the Bundaberg area.

Libraries across the region have teamed up with the Department of Education to provide packs of zero or low-cost early-learning activities and information to vulnerable families.

The resources are designed to help children and their families cope with isolation while the community follows health advice to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Bundaberg Regional Library is playing its part in supporting parents and carers to keep children engaged and learning through play.

Department of Education, Early Childhood Education and Care Director for the North Coast Region, Kathleen McKain said that partnerships with local community, support services and government is a significant element to improving the wellbeing of children, particularly those experiencing developmental or resource vulnerability.

“Through the Department’s Connect 4 Children Strategy, we are working together to give all children a great start,” Mrs McKain said.

“The Stay @ Home and Play Activity Packs, delivered through and supported by a range of organisations, is just one of the initiatives which supports children’s wellbeing, particularly in the current environment. 

“Some 26 organisations are now on board to deliver Stay @ Home packs directly to families including the Department of Child Safety, Uniting Care and Integrated Family and Youth Service.”

All families can enjoy the Stay @ Home and Play booklet, one part of the activity pack, which includes no or low cost ideas for families with young children here.