Children and Families
The Camden Local Government Area (LGA) has one of the highest proportions of children in NSW with 10,077 children between 0 and 12 years of age, representing 20.5% of the total population in 2006 (ABS, 2006). For more stats, please visit the community profile.
Camden Council is committed to making significant investments into planning and ensuring the wellbeing of children and families. We provide information and advice about a range of services for children, along with parenting, family health and safety issues in the Camden local area.
Please click on the following link to visit our Camden Kids Website: www.camdenkids.com.au
What is Council doing for children and families?
Council holds a range of events and activities for children and families. Please put these dates in your diary and stay tuned for more information on these children's activities, events and other opportunities in the local area:
• Kids Fun Day: 11 September 2013
For more information on local events and activities please visit Council's event calendar.
Camden Family Day Care is an accredited child care service which provides care for small groups of children aged 0-12 years in a carer's home environment. Care givers are carefully selected to ensure the highest quality of service is provided.
For more information on Family Day Care, please contact:
Address: Cnr John and Mitchell Streets, Camden
Camden Library Service provides a variety of services for children aged 0 -12 years including:
• Story time
We also have dedicated children's spaces in our libraries that include items specifically catered to this age group. Children are encouraged to join the library and are never too young to become a member.
For more information on Children's Services at your Library, please contact:
Children's Service Librarian
Camden Council holds 4 FREE Occupant Restraint Fitting and Checking days per year where you can have all of your child car restraints, harnesses and booster seats checked for safety and correct fit.
Council's Community Road Safety Officer
For current information on Child Restraint Legislation, and which child restraint is required for your child, please refer to the RTA website: http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/
‘Bumps, Bibs, Tots and Teeth' is an annual children's expo held in November each year. The expo aims at providing new & experienced parents with the support & services they require in raising their new child. A wide range of services and products are on display along with a number of fun activities for both parents & children from 0-5 years.
For more information on the expo, please contact:
Play is of vital importance to the development of healthy and happy children! Camden Council provides and maintains 66 play spaces with a variety of play experiences and equipment to suit all ages and abilities. These can be the destination for many hours of interactive family play. For full details and features of all playgrounds, please visit the Camdenkids website.
Council also provides a range of sport and recreation facilities for children and families including:
As part of Council's Donations Policy, a Mayoral Citizenship Award certificate and book prize is awarded to one student from each primary and secondary school in the Camden Local Government Area at the school's end of year Award Ceremony. Nominations open in November each year.
For further information, please contact:
Council's Public Relations Officer