Education & Care Services

SIDS and Kids Infant Safe Sleeping Child Care Kit

The Child Care Kit was developed to inform staff and carers employed by child care services/providers, including long day care and family day care, to ensure all those who care for babies are aware of the current and evidence-based SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleeping accidents.

The new Child Care Kit will:

  • Provide all child care services with clear evidence-based information to support a consistent and national approach to create a safe sleeping environment for all infants
  • Assist services to evaluate their current practice through self-assessment
  • Provide guidance for Child Care Providers to ensure policy and practice are in alignment with key quality areas, standards and elements embedded within the National Quality Standard and link to related sections of the National Law and Regulations.

Resources in the new kit include:

  • Self-assessment and reflective tools to measure baseline knowledge and to assist educators and the service to ensure best practice standards are employed
  • Guidance on developing a safe sleeping policy, including a sample policy and a supporting checklist and guidelines for Education and Care Services
  • Further information and resources for educators including background information, brochures, information sheets, an FAQ, and  DVDs
  • A safe sleeping checklist to be used during enrolment and orientation of families
  • Information for families including posters for display and ongoing education
  • Emergency response and bereavement support

Each kit includes a new Safe Sleeping DVD.

Purchasers of the Child Care Kit will also receive occasional email newsletters including news relating to the contents of the Child Care Kit as well as safety news relevant to Education and Care Services.

How to Order

The Child Care Kit is $190 including GST and Postage and Handling.

Order online using the code CCK to receive 15% off.

Alternatively, download the order form here and submit in one of the following ways:

  • Email to
  • fax to 03 8888 1691
  • post to SIDS and Kids, 1227 Malvern Road, Malvern VIC 3144, or
  • Call 03 8888 1657 to order or request an invoice.

For Childcare Centres who are required to raise a purchase order, SIDS and Kids’ ABN is 55 050 464 616.

Last modified: 9 June 2016

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