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·    This month we welcome

·    Vacancies

·    Win, Win, Win

·    Local Events

·    Detailed Listings

·    Parent Resource



Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Monday vacancies only


Cath's Kindy

Vacancies for all ages, immediate start available

Win Win Win!

Your chance to win a Penny Scallan Back to School Pack valued at $70.00 


Stuck on You has released their Lifestyle Collection to their ever-growing product range.

This collection includes stick-on name labels, clothing labels and bag tags in a large variety of designs and sizes. The pack includes 55 Penny Scallan Children's Name Labels, 55 Penny Scallan Children's Clothing Labels and 2 Penny Scallan Bag Tags, all with the design of your choice and in your child's name! Visit to see the full range of products.

For your chance to win simply
email us at and tell us if you have used our website to find or look for child care.







Local Events


Vacation Care Holiday Programs

14 to 27 April

Healthy, educational and fun activities for primary school children aged 5 to 12.
Phone: 4645 4443

21 April and 23 April

Special Holiday Storytime
(0-8 years old)

Come to Camden Library at 11am to enjoy.  Meet the Beetles storytime and free craft Workshops.
Bookings are essential. PH 4654 7777

22 April and 24 April

Special holiday storytime
(0-8 years old)

Come along an listen to a reading of Bugs in My Garden and join in the craft activities.

Booking are essential.  PH 4654 7777





Local Child Care
PO Box 1100
Ph: 0403 187 292


Welcome to the April Camden Macarthur Child Care Newsletter

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 our little ones will eat can do to their teeth and how important dental health is.  This month's parent resource is about going to the dentist with your children, it has lots of helpful information.

Great news....this month you will notice a change to our website, we have added a few new ways to look for child care, you can now look at our detailed listings by age, suburb and care type.  As well as looking still at all local services by name and suburb.  We hope you find it much easier!

We have also added new directory called Resources For Child Care Providers directory which gives information on products and/or services which are specifically of interest to owners/providers of child care services including real estate services, educational products and education services.  More listings will be added shortly so be sure to check back regularly.

Have you used our website to look or find child care?  If so go into our draw to win, simply email us.  This month our prize is a Penny Scallan Back to School Pack valued at $70.00 from

Happy to Easter to everyone. Until next month, regards, Donna

This Month We Welcome

Step By Step Long Day Care & Preschool

Step By Step Long Day Care & Preschool has just reopened after our fire of April 2008 and we are proud to offer you a newly refurbished, modern, warm and friendly service in which to care for your child.

Our centre has an open, relaxed atmosphere where we cater for each child's intellectual, aesthetic, moral, social, emotional and physical development. We, at Step By Step, aim to create a stimulating, attractive, supportive and responsive environment which is conductive to learning. We strongly believe in working in partnership with all our parents so your input as a parent is always highly valued, respected and encouraged.

Our service also includes:

·         School readiness program

·         Individual portfolios per child

·         Personalized day books for 0 - 2

·         Nutritious hot meals

·         Large undercover sandpit with lots of outdoor play areas

·         Fully Air-conditioned


Our centre is a 56 place Long Day Child Care Centre and Pre-School catering for children from 0 - 5 years old. We are currently taking new enrolments and have places available across all age groups.

We are also happy to be providing Before and After School Care for children aged 5 - 12 years who attend Appin Primary School and are also offering Vacation care during school holidays including the upcoming Easter break.

Our centre is located on a ½ acre of natural bushland and we have maintained this natural setting with grass, trees and bark soft fall areas.

Our caring and fully qualified team look forward to welcoming you and your family to our centre.  Please contact us today to discuss your child care needs.

The Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory

Detailed Directory Listings


Step By Step Long Day Care & Preschool


Adrienne's Early Learning Centre & Preschool


Campbelltown Family Day Care Scheme

Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre

Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc


Leaping Learners Early Education Centre


Little Einsteins Early Learning Centre


Little Einsteins Early Learning Centre


The Rainbow Family Centres for Children

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm


Jenny's Kindergarten


Jenny's Kindergarten


The Rainbow Long Day Care Centre


Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre


Cath's Kindy

Parent Resource

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.

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