Breastfeeding Friendly Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) recognised services have made a commitment to support breastfeeding mothers with infants and young children in their care.
Below are ECEC services with recognition
- Communities at Work Isabella Plians Child Care & Education Centre, Isabella Plains
- Bonnyrigg Child Care, Bonnyrigg
- Cessnock ELC, Cessnock
- Five Senses Childcare, Colyton
- Goodstart Early Learning Narwee, Narwee
- Kin Early Learning Centre, Queanbeyan
- North St Marys Children’s Centre, North St Marys
- Sandcastles Childcare Chatswood 2, Chatswood
- Singleton ELC, Singleton
- Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre, Kirrawee
- Story House Maitland, South Maitland
- Tenterfield Child Care Centre, Tenterfield
- Tracey’s Family Daycare, Manly Vale
- White Rabbit Child Care, Naremburn
- Barefoot Early Childhood, Mooloolah Valley
- Condon Kids Early Learning Centre, Condon
- Great Beginnings Kelso, Kelso
- Guardian Childcare & Education Queen Street, Brisbane City
- Rosemont Cottage Eco-Early Education and Care, Toowoomba South
- South Burnett Child Care and Kindergarten, Kingaroy
- Academy of Early Learning, Sydenham
- Creative Garden Pakenham, Pakenham
- Embracia Childcare and Kindergarten, Kyneton
- First Five Early Learning Reservior, Reservior
- Headstart Early Learning, Clyde North
- Roseberry House Early Learning Centre, Maryborough
- Rowan View Children's Centre, Wendouree
- Toot Toot Childcare, Melton West
- Uniting Cooke Court SEED Program, Richmond
- Bambi Childcare Centre, Geraldton
- Bambi Childcare Centre Fitzgerald, Geraldton
- Great Beginnings Cloverdale, Cloverdale
- Great Beginnings Yangebup, Yangebup
What this recognition means for Early Childhood Education and Care services
We see lots of mums retuning to work and they have no choice but to wean off. This can be a very stressful factor for the child trying to settle into the childcare and wean off at the same time. We are located in a office complex where there are lots of mums work. We have had lots of mums coming to the centre to breastfeed during their breaks that provides minimal disruption with the child's milk intakes while mums settling back into workforce. Having the official recognition will help families feel more approachable and supported to continue breastfeeding.
Having breastfeeding friendly ECEC service recognition will allow us to provide educators and families with support around breastfeeding, and assist us with creating a safe, welcoming environment for mothers to breastfeed their children.
By ensuring all families know that we are here to support them to continue to breastfeed once they have returned to work.
Our service aims to provide a space where families are welcomed and feel supported to stay and provide a safe space for them in their parenting journey.