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AUGUST 2012

Welcome to the August 2012 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory.

This month we welcome Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre at Camden Park to our child care directory.

Our parent resource this month is survival tips for working parents, as a working mum I find it a struggle some days to get everything done, I hope this resource gives you some helpful tips.

WIN...WIN.... a telephone or Skype session with unlimited support from Sleep Angel valued at $150.00.

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 other child related information.

Until next month, kind regards Donna

FEATURED SERVICES

Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre is a Long Day Care Centre, catering for children aged 0-12yrs.

Leaping Learners Early Education Centre is opened 7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year.

Our Camden Park Leaping Learners is a modern, purpose built 68 place childcare centre situated on Remembrance drive, just before the Bridge Water Estate.

   

This preschool has stunning rural views and state of the art facilities. Our child care centre is conveniently located just near the Camden by pass with easy access to the M5, Camden Valley Way and the Northern road.

As a new centre just opened we have limited vacancies so please contact us.

Chatabout Speech Pathology is a family-based private practise, specialising in treating children who have a communication difficulty. Our aim is to target learning in a fun and friendly way!

We see children of all ages, and support a range of difficulties including developmental delays, specific language learning difficulties and literacy. We also offer therapy services and treatment plans for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our services include assessing children's current skill levels, providing professional therapy services, and working collaboratively with parents, teachers and other health professionals. We are able to offer home and school visits.

If you have any concerns about your child's speech, language or development, contact us or visit http://www.chatabout.com.au/


First Aid For You specialise in a 2 hour information and demonstration session on the most important child related first aid any parent, grand parent, 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
  • Choking Management
  • 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.

For more information visit www.firstaidforyou.com.au or call 1300 853 050

Nana's Weighted Blankets Just like a big hug from Nana!

Ask yourself, how long since you got to sleep peacefully through the night? What is a good night's rest worth, for you and your child?

Our blankets are nontoxic, hypoallergenic and fully machine washable. We are so convinced our blankets will help you sleep naturally, that we offer a 100% money back Guarantee.

We sell:

Weighted Blankets
Weighted Toys
Weighted Vests
Zippy Sheets
Sensory tools and much more!

Visit us to see our full range http://www.nanasweightedblankets.com.au/


Therapy & Learning Centre

Are you concerned that your preschooler may not be ready to go to school next year? Does your preschooler tend to avoid some preschool activities?

At the Therapy and Learning Centre, Kirrawee we can assess and help to improve school readiness. Often these children are working very hard to perform many simple motor tasks. Motor skills need to be developed to an appropriate level so learning is fun and effortless. This then helps the child to stay on task and will mean that classwork is more efficient.

Initially we do a full evaluation of each child's motor and perceptual development. Our Physios and Occupational Therapists specialise in paediatrics and design individual programs for each child to address concerns identified. Sessions are fun and boost the child's confidence.

Concerns that we can address include poor fine motor skills, poor pencil grip, poor concentration, poor coordination, clumsiness or tripping over, awkward running style, difficulty with shapes or puzzles, undecided handedness. We also do postural checks and can address concerns regarding foot posture and growing pains.

No referral is needed and sessions can be claimed through private health funds. Children enjoy therapy sessions and like to practice activities at home as their confidence and skill levels grow.

While we see many school aged children also, starting at the preschool level brings much quicker results and can help prevent difficulties with the development of reading and writing.

www.therapyandlearningcentre.com.au or phone 95217447

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You are specialists in delivering high quality, engaging courses in first aid to child care centres and parents. Our trainers have a passion and enthusiasm for what they teach, making sure all participants have fun while learning important lifelong skills. Most importantly we come directly to your home or workplace. Contact us on 1300 853 050 or  www.firstaidforyou.com.au  for more information
Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre
Global Tutoring is taking enrolments for Term 3! With a focus on understanding, dedicated and highly qualified teachers and a proven ability to make a difference, Global Tutoring can help your child to achieve excellent academic results. Check out or website today for info on primary school courses, high school courses, HSC tuition, selective school preparation and OC preparation. Visit us

Little Kickers
Maternitywear.com.au Those pants you're wearing feeling uncomfortable only 16 weeks and already busting out?
At maternitywear.com.au we are offering a terrific incentive to purchase some new maternity pants with a selection of pants on sale with $20 off the normal price.So why struggle with bad fitting work and casual pants when you can save on an affordable correct fitting comfortable pair from www.maternitywear.com.au. Also finding your briefs and bras not coping and uncomfortable we offer the famous European brand range of Cantaloop maternity intimates of briefs, nursing and pregnancy bras, nursing camisoles and tanks so comfortable you won't know you are wearing them and all at introductory prices with savings off the normal prices. So why not go to maternitywear.com.au and browse through the entire range.

Read and Exceed
Playsafe Kids
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Bow Bowing
Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing
Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Campbelltown
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Campbelltown Community Preschool
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Harrington Park
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park 4
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park North OSHC
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn
YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Leumeah
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Narellan
Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

St Helens Park
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - St Helens Park

Minto
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten

PARENT INFORMATION

Survival Tips for Working Parents

Being a working parent is a challenging role. It involves a balancing act between meeting your child's needs for care and attention, sharing a satisfying relationship with your partner and friends and being a reliable and competent employee while trying to enjoy life and parenthood. Make Life Easier by:

  • Setting realistic and achievable goals for you and your family
  • Asking for help
  • Changing your expectations and priorities around the house
  • Involving other supportive adults in the planning and sharing of parenting and household responsibilities
  • Be realistic about what can be achieved each day.  Routine is important. Having an unpredictable lifestyle is time consuming and unsettling for everyone. Young children become frustrated, overwhelmed, and rushed when routines are frequently changing (understandably, sometimes it cannot be helped).

Talk to your partner about household responsibilities and expectations as a parent and an adult household member. 

Starting and finishing the day on a happy note:

  • Give yourself extra time in the morning
  • Re-think what is essential to be completed before leaving the house each morning
  • Pack your work and childcare bags the night before
  • Use time in the car as a valuable opportunity to connect with your child both on the way to childcare and on the way home. Sing songs, and listen to your child when they speak to you
  • Most importantly, leave work stresses, at work
  • Organise the next days clothing the night before, for you and your child
  • Avoid conflicts and fights in the morning - it is always a no-win situation for everyone
  • Make sure your child goes to bed early enough as this ensures they have adequate sleep for development and growth and gives you and your partner time to interact as adults and friends 

Feeding the family does not need to be stressful!

  • Prepare double amounts of food and freeze for later
  • Invest in a slow cooker and put dinner on before you leave for work
  • Also remember your evening meal does not always have to be a hot meal
  • Depending on the age of your child, try and enjoy dinner around the table with the television off and all family members present. This is a good habit to get into and provides a great opportunity to meaningfully interact with your family
  • Consider a no TV rule in the morning as this can distract everyone from getting ready

Shopping:

  • Add an extra hour to childcare for shopping later in the day
  • Avoid taking tired and hungry children shopping
  • Consider shopping on-line or in the evening ask your partner to do the shopping
  • Another suggestion is to do a big weekly shop to avoid the need to shop every day

Washing:

  • Wash and hang the clothes the night before
  • Fold washing properly and save ironing
  • Children do get sick when you least expect it:
  • Ensure your employer knows you are also a parent, so if your child does become sick you can take leave
Otherwise, have an alternative plan - either arrange for your partner to care for your child or have a backup such as a grandparent or good friend on standby   from http://www.tresillian.net/
 

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VACANCIES
use the links below to see detailed information

Campbelltown
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

Minto
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm enrol now

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now


WIN, WIN, WIN

Sleep Angel provides in home and online support for families experiencing difficulties with their child/ren.

We individually tailor a plan to suit your family situation. Our techniques are gentle and effective. We offer telephone/Skype consults, Day visits and Overnight support.

For more information about our great services contact us www.sleepangel.com.au or like us on Facebook

For your chance to win a telephone or skype session with unlimited support. Valued at $150.00.

To enter simply email us and tell us how you have used our directory to find child care or child related services.


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers

Dynamight Kids
Hand In Hand Child Care Services
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Westcott - Stationery Products
First Aid For You


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Chatabout Speech Pathology
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia
Learning Links
Literacy & Learning Centre
Sleep Angel
The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service
Passageways


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Nana's Weighted Blankets
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders


CARE IN OTHER AREAS
use the links below to see our other directories
 
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
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