Grandparents Day is a chance for children and the community to thank grandparents for their love and support.
This special day recognises the significant contribution that grandparents make to their families and communities. It is also an occasion for acknowledging the efforts and devotion of grandparents who are full-time carers for their grandchildren.
In 2016, Queenslanders will celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 30 October.
Did you know that in 2011 around 937,000 Australian children received child care from a grandparent on a regular basis. This represented over a quarter of all children (26%) aged 0-12 years who regularly attended some type of child care.1