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VACANCIES

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol  Limited Vacancies are available. Visit
www.piedpiperkinder
garten.com.au
 fill out a booking request or ph 4620 9777

Harrington Park
Mihiri's Family Day Care night and weekend care available enrol now

Ingleburn 
The Pines Academy Child CareLimited Vacancies

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten -
Mount Annan
 enrol now for 2018/2019 book a tour!

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale limited vacancies
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RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
 

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Campbelltown 
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School

Elderslie   
Macarthur Early Learning 
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills 

Harrington Park
Mihiri's Family Day Care, Harrington Park

Ingleburn 
The Pines Academy Child Care

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

Minto
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joselin Farm
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Minto

Rosemeadow 
Willow Tree Kindergarten

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Ruse
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Ruse


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

St George Local Child Care

Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

Inner West Local Child Care

Parramatta Local Child Care

Liverpool/Fairfield Local Child Care

Western Sydney Local Child Care

Canterbury/Bankstown Local Child Care

Eastern Suburbs Local Child Care

Ryde/Eastwood Local Child Care

Hills Local Child Care

North Shore Local Child Care
Northern Beaches Local Child Care
Illawarra Local Child Care

 
APRIL 2018

Welcome to the Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory newsletter. 

This month we welcome

read all about these great services below.

Be sure to check out all our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family when selecting child care.

Easter is just around the corner and it's a great time to celebrate with family and friends but our parent information this month's parent resource is a timely reminder about the damage all the chocolate/sweet can do to their teeth and how important dental health is.  

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FEATURED SERVICES

Western Sydney University Early Learning Campbelltown offers

  • Highly Qualified caring educators to nurture your child
  • Curriculum planned according to the Early Years Learning Framework
  • School Readiness Program
  • Nutritious meals provided and prepared daily
  • Spacious indoor playrooms
  • Large shaded outdoor area
  • Open 7.30am-6.00pm
  • We are an exceeding service
  • Provide an online program to communicate with families via their smart phone/ tablet or PC.
  • Each child is UNIQUE and is a valued member of our community
  • No Charge for public holidays

Contact usfor more information.


Kumon Narellan   Find out why I'm good at maths and love reading!

Strengthen the skills your child learns at school with Kumon Maths and English.  Contact your local Kumon to near how we can support your child's learning

Kumon Narellan Education Centre  Instructor Paruksha Majaraj  0468 678 775


Vision Australia Support for children, adolescents and families.

Every child is unique, and as a parent you know they interact and learn in their own wonderful way. Finding out your child has vision loss can turn your world upside down. You may have all sorts of questions. What does the future hold for them? How will they manage at school?  How will this affect our family?

Much of what we learn in life is through watching. So children with vision loss need to gather information about their world in different ways, and parents are their first and favourite teacher. 
At Vision Australia we offer your family a personalised approach and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of your child. Vision Australia will be with you and your family throughout your child's life – from birth and first steps, starting school and discovering their talents to graduating, finding after-school jobs and making the most of adulthood.

You will get the support you need to be the expert on your child’s situation. This includes becoming confident in the choices you make for them and proven approaches to help them realise their potential.

In collaboration with you, your Vision Australia support person will access the expertise of our allied health team, professionals and specialist staff to develop strategies that suit your child’s needs. Your child can learn and master important life skills including:

  • Daily routines such as mealtime and family outings
  • Playing, moving and exploring 
  • Using language and listening
  • Social skills such as sharing and joining in    

Your personal support person will meet with you and your child in your home, your closest Vision Australia office or wherever you feel most comfortable. They will work with you so that your child can enjoy a smooth and successful transition to school.
Vision Australia supports people of all ages who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.  Contact us for more information.


Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol & Pied Piper Kindergarten - Raby
Are you looking for quality child care in a safe and friendly environment, with large open beautiful outdoor play areas?  Child Care that offers age appropriate programs including school readiness, by qualified, experienced, mature staff?

Pied Piper Kindergarten’s are family owned since 1995. Pied Piper Kindergarten offers Long Day Care for 0-5 years olds, and Before & After School Care and Vacation Care for primary school aged children.

Centre opening hours are 6.30am – 6.30pm.

Contact us at  Blair Athol Ph: 4620 9777  Raby Ph: 9824 9680


Hearty Health invites you to sign up for their Monday May Madness Sale.   This special won’t last long so contact Hearty Health at www.heartyhealth.com.au or 1300 728 762 for more information.

Plus don’t forget to like theHearty Health Facebook Pageand visit the Hearty Health Blog to keep up to date with all the hints and tips from the kitchen including this delicious recipe that was popular over Easter- enjoy:

Hearty Health Chocolate Chips  *gluten/grain free, refined sugar free
1 cup coconut, desiccated or shredded
1 cup cacao powder
1 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup any organic dried fruit (I had apricots in the pantry)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  2. Pour into to a grease proof paper lined slice tray and for some extra fun and festivity – sprinkle with hundreds and thousands
  3. Place in freezer until set and slice into chunky portions that look like chunky chips!  Yummo and filling too.

Note:  this chocolate is best kept refrigerated


Camden Child and Family Therapies Child Anxiety Program With Child Psychologist Rebecca Summers Director of Camden Child and Family Therapies

Time:  9.00am – 10.30am
Day:  Saturday Mornings (6 sessions)
5 May to 9 June 2018 at 35 Elizabeth St, Camden. 

Please note that the cost of the program is $495.00, plus $15 each for both the Child and Parent Workbooks. The total cost of $525.00.   To secure a place in the group, $100.00 deposit is required and the remainder at commencement of group.  If your child has a Mental Health Care Plan, you will receive a rebate of $21.65 upon attendance each week. Total rebate is $129.90. The Plan can be obtained from your GP, if eligible.

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Camden Child and Family Therapies on 0427 861 861.


PARENT INFORMATION

Taking Your Child To The Dentist

When babies are little there is so much focus and speculation when it comes to teething, not to mention excitement when the teeth start to appear. But what should you do once they come through? Here are some guidelines on caring for your children's first teeth

When to start

The Australian Dental Association recommends that you take your child for their first dental visit just after their first baby teeth come through. There are several reasons why an early start is a good idea:

  • Your child will become familiar with going to the dentist.
  • Care of baby teeth is highly important. If any baby teeth fall out too soon, permanent teeth can come in crooked or crowded. A dentist can intervene by using a "space maintainer", which is a shallow substitute for a real tooth.

What will happen at your child's first visit?

Your child's first visit to the dentist should be as comfortable as possible. During the visit, your dentist will:

  • Check your child's face and jaws to make sure everything is in alignment.
  • Check both teeth and gums to make sure they're healthy, and look for signs of "baby bottle" tooth decay, a common problem in infants and toddlers.
  • Instruct you in how best to care for your child's teeth and gums, including advice on their diet, brushing their teeth, and whether they need a fluoride supplement.
  • Suggest a schedule for future visits.

How to prepare your child

Even if you have started taking your child to the dentist as early as possible, they may feel anxious about dental visits once they become toddlers. Here are some suggestions for making dentist trips as easy as possible:

  • Take time to "play dentist" with your child at home. Take turns at being the dentist, and make it fun.
  • Read your child a story about going to the dentist.
  • Make the dental appointment for a time when your child is well-rested.
  • Talk to your dentist before the visit about any medical or psychological problems your child may have.
  • Openly discuss any concerns your child may have.

Overcoming fear

Sometimes the normal anxiety a child might feel about going to the dentist becomes a strong fear. Here are some suggestions on how you might help them:

Perhaps your child hasn't developed a good rapport with your dentist. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to deal with children; look one up or ask your friends.

Try and find out what your child is afraid of. Older children may have heard scary stories from their school friends, and they often aren't true! Your older child may need to have certain procedures explained to them correctly. If it's just a general fear, something as simple as a reward after visiting the dentist might be enough to get them through the door and in the chair.

Check how you've been talking about the dentist. If you've been nervous about going to the dentist yourself, you might have passed the fear onto your children. Also be careful which words you use. Words such as "drill", "hurt", "jab" or "needle" cause anxiety.

Sit close to your child during the visit.

Don't worry if your toddler has a few tears at first; chances are they will soon calm down if your dentist is friendly and you are close by.

The Camden Macarthur Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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