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A better start for children in Belconnen

By Ben Faulks

Belconnen real estate has always been a great place to raise your children. Excellent schools, lots of activities and a beautiful suburban landscape spells a fantastic area to bring up junior. It's good to be recognised for exceptional results, and it looks like the recent release of the Australian Early Development Census is doing exactly that.

The place to be young

The survey, which began in 2009, investigates the lives of over 300,000 children across Australia, measuring them across five integral development domains: physical health; social competence; language and cognitive skills; emotional maturity and communications skills, and general knowledge.

The nation as a whole has done extremely well, with the national results demonstrating that kids in Australia have come a long way in the last few years. Only 22 per cent of children were described as vulnerable on one or more domains, which is a significant improvement from 2009.

However, there can only be one 'winner', and ACT has come out on top. Compared to the national average, we have lower percentages of vulnerable children in four out of the five domains – all except physical health.

"While the ACT is performing well overall, we do need to do some extra work in the domain of physical health and wellbeing," said Minister for Young People Chris Bourke.

Great strides have already been made in addressing this issue in the ACT.

"Families can also access vital health checks, including vaccinations, for their children …, through the Maternal and Child Health (MACH) Nursing Service."

Clearly, the ACT, Canberra and Belconnen are proving themselves very kid-friendly places! For more information on how you can get your own piece of Belconnen real estate, get into contact with the team at Ray White Belconnen today!

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