This month our parent resource is useful tips for new dads! Having a new baby in the house can be a busy and stressful time....sometime dads can feel overwhelmed, hope our resource gives you some useful tips to help you enjoy this time.
WIN...WIN.... This month you have a chance to win dinner for two valued at $100.00 and a verified babysitter for your little ones for the evening proudly brought to you by KiwiOz Nannies.
For your chance to win simply email us to go into the draw and tell us if you have used our newsletter or site to find or look for care or child related information.
Kind regards, Donna
First Aid For You specialise in a 2 hour information and demonstration session on the most important child related first aid any parent, grandparent, parent to be or any person in care of children should learn!
In a relaxed and practical, hands on session participants will learn the skills and gain understanding on how to manage child related emergencies, these include:
Child and Baby Resuscitation
Allergic Reaction Management
Head Injuries & Convulsions
Plus many more 'must know' topics and tips on child safety.
Private courses only require a minimum group size of 6 people and WE COME TO YOU. Babies and children are also very welcome to attend all our sessions.
First Aid For You also conducts courses for Fundraising events, Baby Showers and accredited certificate courses in Apply (Senior) First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis. www.firstaidforyou.com.au WE COME TO YOU! 1300 853 050
Special offer: Mention the August Newsletter and receive a FREE pair of left or right children's scissors with every purchase over $20.
Pencil Grips Plus now has a wide range of children's scissors for all ages and abilities, and for both left and right handed children. We have also extended our range of hand strengthening putty, exercise tubing and bands.
If your child continues to struggle with their pencil grip you are more than welcome to call or email our experienced Occupational Therapist. Local families are also able to organise a time to drop in and try out any of our pencil grip range or other products.
Pencil Grips Plus in collaboration with Occupational Therapy Paediatric Services has also been running workshops to early childhood teachers, schools and parents. Topics have focused on fine motor skills, pre-writing in readiness for school and sensory processing.
Contact Dayna on 0414 367 391 if you are interested in running any of our professional development workshops within your centre or network
We Care, We Nurture, We Develop
Kids Kinder Childcare is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.
Kids Kinder is a privately owned and operated childcare centre operating for long-day hours providing care and education programs for children 2-6 years old.
The centre operates 52 weeks a year Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm closing only on public holidays.
We have a team of dedicated childcare professionals who each day provide a fun and safe learning environment with daily routines similar to that of home for each child.
Kids Kinder is big enough to provide lots of toys, equipment and great facilities, yet small enough to provide an individual level of care for each child and their family. Our focus is the well-being of each child and their learning.
We believe that all children are unique. It is our hope to extend and compliment the home by providing a happy, stable and secure environment in which each child develops towards their full potential.
SPECIAL OFFER: enrol now for 2011 and receive a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.
We currently have vacancies for all ages and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our lovely centre, please contact us
Being a dad is the most rewarding, challenging and important job you will ever have.
The way we behave with our kids will have a big effect on them, on what they do, how they feel about themselves, and how they turn out. Studies have shown that children whose fathers spend time with them and show that they are interested in them do better at school, are happier and more confident and have higher self-esteem.
Many fathers and soon to be fathers have lots of love and good intentions to offer their families. They have an idea of what a "good father" is and the type of experiences and relationships they would like with their children. However, like all new jobs they may want to be "good dads" but may be uncertain how.
Children need fathers who:
Spend time with them
Show them love
Listen to them
Are interested in them
Are realistic in their expectations of them
Are fair and firm
Respect their feelings
Help them feel safe and protected so they may explore, learn and grow
Children also need fathers as role models/mentors or teachers to help them:
Learn about relationships
Learn about masculinity
Learn about sexuality
Learn about important life skills
What can I do?
Slow down - put things into perspective and make time to enjoy being a dad to your baby or young child
Get involved right from the start. Sing, read and talk to your baby regularly and make the bond early. Your relationship with him/her will be better for it
Make time and talk with your father and other fathers or expectant dads about their experiences of fatherhood and how it changed their life
Have a look at the other priorities in your life and consider whether they are compatible with your new life and your partners expectations of fatherhood
KiwiOz Nannies, trusted worldwide for ten years, has recently launched a new office in Sydney!
We supply friendly and experienced nannies, au pairs and babysitters throughout the Sydney region.
We offer the following services
full time and part time nannies
travel/ holiday nannies
www.kiwiozchildcare.com.au/This month you have the chance to win a dinner voucher for two to the restaurant of your choice (value $100) while a verified KiwiOz babysitter cares for your children in the comfort of your own home!
To enter simply email us and tell us how you have used our directory to find child care or child related services.
Triple P Group (Positive Parenting Program) to help parents understand why children behave the way they do and how to positively deal with children's behaviour through a range of strategies. Triple P group sessions are structured around effective parenting strategies, which aim to:help you build a good relationship with your child; promote your child's development and encourage positive behaviour; assist you with managing common child behaviour problems and how to plan ahead to avoid potentially difficult situations
Location Camden Civic Centre Training Room, Cnr of Oxley and Mitchell Street, Camden
Date: Wednesday 3 Aug 2011 to Wed, 7 Sep 2011
Time: 10am - 12:00pm
Phone 9426 4341
Keeping Kids In Mind
A post-separation parenting workshop. Learn how to deal more effectively with the emotional and practical issues of parenting after separation. Explores loss and grief in parents and children, communication with your ex-partner, anger, assertiveness, power grabs and impact on children. Location: Rosemeadow Ambarvale Community Centre, 2 Mowbray Place, Rosemeadow
Date: 5 Friday Mornings 10am--12:30pm 26 August, 2, 9, 23, 30 September
Bookings: 4628 0044
Literacy For Life Week Speech Pathology Week
21-27 August 2011 Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services A great time to let your school know about ESP&TS school based speech pathology services! It is essential to foster good literacy skills - regardless of age. Almost half of Australians aged between 15 and 74 years do not have the literacy skills needed to meet the demands of everyday life. Literacy plays an enormous role in all areas of life - education, work, relationships, socialising and day-to-day chores. Literacy is necessary for many forms of communication, especially with social communication (email, SMS and social media) increasingly being expressed in text form.
Speech Pathologists play an important role in the early identification and management of communication difficulties with reading and writing, as well as verbal communication in both children and adults. Click here for more info