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VACANCIES

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol  taking enrolments for now www.piedpiperkinder
garten.com.au
 

Narellan
Macarthur Kids limited vacancies enrol now

Raby
Pied Piper Kindergarten limited enrolments for 2019 Visit
www.piedpiperkinder
garten.com.au

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This month you have a chance to win a $50 wish gift card.

For your chance to win simply email us with your contact details and tell us how you have used our site/facebook to go into the draw to win.  Good luck!


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
 

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Campbelltown 
Western Sydney University Early Learning Campbelltown

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School

Elderslie   
Macarthur Early Learning 

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
Macarthur Kids

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


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 2019

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.

Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.  We hope our parent resource gives you some tips and more information about anxiety.

WIN, WIN... a $50 Wish Gift Card.  To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us with your contact details to go into the draw to win.
FEATURED SERVICES

Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol & Pied Piper Kindergarten - Raby
Pied Piper Kindergarten is a family owned childcare service which has provided high quality childcare for children in Long Day Care, Before and After School Care and Vacation Care since 1995. Our vision to create a safe, clean and welcoming place where all parents should be proud to send their children. The two centres in Blair Athol and Raby open from 6:30 to 6:30, 50 weeks a year, catering for children ages 0-12. Each of our rooms is specially designed to ensure your child receives the best opportunities for learning and development.

Our Pied Piper team is made up of dedicated, enthusiastic and highly qualified educators who are committed to ensure your child is nurtured. This allows us to work together to create a rewarding early education and care experience for your children and your family.  The utilisation of the Early Years Learning Framework enhances your child’s learning and education through their ideas, interests, strengths and abilities whilst they play.

We believe in building a community that values children, respects their rights and prepares them for the transition to school and readiness for life. Children meet important milestones and have loads of fun along the way at Pied Piper Kindergarten.

We would love the opportunity to show you around our centres, so feel free to pop in and say hello, or Enrol Now by contacting our friendly staff!

73-77 Thunderbolt Dr, Raby  Phone: 9824 9680
37 Mt Erin Rd, Blair Athol     Phone: 4620 9777


Macarthur Early Learning 
Why Choose Macarthur Kids? Finding a new childcare centre for your child can be a daunting task. At Macarthur Kids our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical and aesthetic skills to become competent and confident individuals.

We believe the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of care, and making you feel welcomed, recognised, acknowledged and respected by all our staff.
Arrange a Tour today, there are limited places available.

What’s included in your fees:

  • Nutritious balanced meals – Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon snacks. 
  • Care supplies such as nappies, wipes and sunscreen.
  • Secure Entry to service, always greeted upon entry
  • Access to our secure, electronic sign in and sign out system – Kiosk.
  • Access to Childcarers App – your childs online learning portfolio.

The Centre Director Bernice, will be more than happy to show you around and answer all your questions


Hearty Health are the leading specialists in Child Care Catering.  Meals are prepared and delivered daily.  We prepare and deliver nutritious meals to Child Care Centres.  We employ only qualified chefs and use fresh and natural produce in meal preparation. 

Menus change with every season to reflect seasonal fruit and vegetables. We cater for special diets including dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, etc. 

No lock in contracts.  Contact us for more information www.heartyhealth.com.au  P: 1300 728 762.


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 visionaustralia.org

Nana's Weighted Blankets are attending the Sydney Royal Easter show This year. We are having a stand in the Home and Lifestyle pavilion.

Come and visit us and grab a bargain. 
http://www.nanasweightedblankets.com.au/  or phone Nana on 0410478810


Frontrunner Learning Centres  Jeffrey has a message for you, click here to watch it and learn how kids that are struggling at school can have an extra support.
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Centres/videos/2222560724662062/


PARENT INFORMATION

Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.

Anxiety during childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worries might be:

  • being shy or being worrying about being laughed at
  • being upset before and/or after being left at childcare or school
  • worrying about schoolwork, sport or their health

But many children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children, stopping them from getting the most out of life.

Signs of anxiety in children

If a child is often anxious, they might:

  • try to avoid the situation or issue they’re worried about
  • get headaches and stomach aches often, especially when away from home
  • have trouble sleeping or have vivid nightmares
  • worry often
  • need a lot of reassurance
  • want things to be perfect and get upset if they’re not
Supporting children with anxiety

You can support your child by:

  • acknowledging your child’s fears – don’t dismiss or ignore them
  • gently encouraging your child to do things they’re anxious about
  • waiting until your child actually gets anxious before you step in to help
  • praising your child for doing something they’re anxious about
  • avoiding labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’
Treating anxiety in children

Kids’ mental health is important. If you’re concerned, see your doctor, a psychologist or a mental health service. Some children have an anxiety disorder, such as:

  • a phobia
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • separation anxiety.

Children who have severe anxiety can benefit from psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or, in rare cases, medication.
You can also get professional support from:

Where to get help

Helping your child overcome anxiety issues is easier if you seek help. Talk to your doctor or see below for online programs, tools and information that can help.

Click here for more information
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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