Being the parent of a 2-year-old

Benefits of childcare for your toddler

If you're unsure of whether or not to use registered childcare, or to accept the funding available for some 2-year-olds, this information will help you understand the benefits that you and your baby will experience.

Sharing books

Sharing books with your child is a great way to explore ideas and learn together. Watch PACEY President and childcare expert Penny Tassoni's top tips for reading together.

Mark making - tips for parents 

Explore what mark making is and how you can support your child to develop the early skills needed to start writing and develop mathematical  understanding, creative expression, art and drawing.

Your child's key person

Whatever your childcare setting, your child will have a key person assigned to them. Learn more about what the key person's role is and how you can work well together.

Outdoor play

Access to outdoor play is so important to children's development. Learn more about why, and discover ideas and inspiration to get outside together.

Transitions and settling in

Change can be a challenge - for you as well as for your child. This factsheet looks at how you and your childcarer can work together to support your child through change - from settling in with a new childcarer to leaving childcare and heading to school.

Toilet training tips

Childcare expert Penny Tassoni shares her top tips for successful toilet training.

Supporting Behaviour

Two-year-olds can be challenging. Their developmental stage means that they can be very determined, but also impulsive. This will change as they develop language but in this "in between" stage they can be become very frustrated as they struggle to communicate their feelings. Here's a short series of videos that might make this phase a little easier.