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Welcome to the June health & wellbeing update for 2022!

Can you believe we are already half way through 2022! Time really does fly. Now is the perfect time to stop and reflect on all that you and your service have achieved so far and to reflect on all the exciting and fun opportunities still to come! 

Each month, we aim to share resources, programs, grants, professional learning opportunities and events to help maximise wellbeing in your service.

The Health Promotion Team at Central Bayside Community Health Services (CBCHS) are always available to provide tailored support to help your services build a whole of service approach to health and wellbeing for children, staff and families, using initiatives
 like the Achievement Program and more! If you would like free support to build a positive and healthy environment within your service, please get in touch with our team to get started!

Take care,
Kayla - Health Promotion Team at CBCHS 

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Noriter Bilingual Early Learning 
Congratulations to Noriter Bilingual Early Learning Centre who have received Victorian Government recognition for all six health priority areas in the Achievement Program. This includes Healthy Eating and Oral Health, Physical Activity and Movement, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Safe Environments, Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs and Sun Protection.
Rachael, Centre Director said “It is a great achievement that we are proud of. Thanks to the support of your team, we were able to confidently work through the framework. In particular your support with policy development was helpful and created valuable discussion points with our educators.”
If your early childhood service is interested in participating in the Achievement program or would like support to work through it, visit our website or contact me here.
Victorian Early Years Awards
A reminder that the Victorian Early Years Awards nominations are open! These awards celebrate the outstanding work of our early childhood sector to improve the learning, health and wellbeing of Victorian children and families.

Nominate someone whose leadership, achievement, dedication and innovation helps improve outcomes for children with grants of $15,000 up for grabs for winners to support their nominated program/initiative or professional development.

Nominations close Monday 13 June 2022.
Nominate Here
Update on the Cooks Network
Last month, we officially launched the Cooks Network! There was a total of 17 cooks who attended from the Kingston, Stonnington & Glen Eira areas sharing their knowledge and experience.

The network included a brief introduction of the Victorian Menu Planning Guidelines for Long Day Care and how these can be used to create nutritious meals for the children at their centre's. The network is free for local cooks to join and will support members to develop practical skills to meet the Victorian Guidelines.

If you are interested in joining the Cooks Network or receiving further support, please fill out this form or email Kayla at
Road Safety Education EOI
Complete EOI here
Achievement Program Update | TAOD Health Priority Area
Recently, the Achievement Program have updated the Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs benchmarks and resources to now include e-cigarettes and vaping.
The updated resources for ECS are:
  • Benchmark table
  • Toolkit                                                  
  • Policy checklist & template
  • Information sheet outlining what the updates mean for ECS
The updated resources can be found in your Achievement Program online portal. If you have any questions or queries please reach out.
Achievement Program Website
Play Learn Grow

Play Learn Grow is a free text message program for parents and carers of Victorian children aged 2 and 3. It has been developed in collaboration with leading early childhood experts.

It provides information, practical advice and easy activities to support their child’s learning, development, health and wellbeing at home.

Play Learn Grow will be available in Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Karen and Simplified Chinese. For more information click here

Play Learn Grow Poster
NAIDOC Week| 3-10 July
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year’s theme – Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! calls for us to support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative and cooperative reforms. We must continue fighting for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders and our communities.  

There are many ways your service can celebrate NAIDOC Week this year to recognise diverse cultures and promote a sense of belonging and inclusion - check out some ideas here.
The Health Promotion Team at CBCHS is funded by the Department of Health, allowing us to offer free, tailored health and wellbeing support to your early childhood service.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can support your service,
get in touch with Kayla on or 8587 0205.
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