The Pines Academy Child Care is located on Macquarie road between Cumberland and Henderson roads (5 minutes drive from M5 freeway)
- Gorgeous historical heritage home converted into a childcare adds character to your child’s educational journey.
- 90 place Service caters for Long Day Care (6 weeks to 6 years old) and Out of School Hours Care (kindergarten to year 6 – before/after school and vacation care). Long Day Care consists of nursery (0-2 years) with adjoining cot room and change area, large toddler room (2-3 years) with adjoining bathroom, large preschool room (3-5 years) with adjoining bathroom.
- There are three separate playgrounds – a playground for the pre-schoolers securely located at the front of the property including large sandpit, side playground for the toddlers and a smaller yard located at the rear of the property for the nursery room which also includes a sandpit
- The hallway is beautifully decorated with brilliant artwork adding wonder to the children’s day. There is also a large fish tank which is the focal point of discussion upon arrival and departure of the centre. A team of friendly staff with extensive knowledge, training and experience in the field.
Contact us for more information about enrolment/waitlisting and current vacancies.
ENROL NOW to secure your position. We have limited places at all locations, so book a tour today!
Contact your local Jenny’s Centre today to avoid disappointed.
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills 024623 1913
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan 02 4647 2422
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 02 4647 2622
Learning Links new centre at SOMA Wellness in Gledswood Hills (near Camden) is now taking bookings, for Term 3.
The Learning Centre offers a range of services to support children with learning difficulties and disabilities, including:
- Speech therapy
- Psychological intervention
- Educational support for literacy, numeracy and learning concerns
We are currently offering FREE 30-minute speech and language screeners for children over 4 years of age (offer limited). This can assess your child’s comprehension, grammar, speech and phonological awareness to determine if any intervention is required.
Learning Links has over 45 years’ experience helping kids learn. Our mission is to provide children who have learning difficulties with the skills, services and family support to empower them to reach their full potential.
For more information on how we can support your child or to book your screener appointment call 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au
. Our Gledswood Hills Learning Centre is located at Suite 7 (Level 1), SOMA Wellness, 7 Gregory Hills Drive Gledswood Hills NSW 2557
Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol & Pied Piper Kindergarten - Raby
Enrol Now At Pied Piper Kindergarten! Pied Piper is now taking Enrolments for 2020, on a first in, first serve basis.
Pied Piper has been a family owned establishment since 1995. We offer Long Day Care for 0-5 year olds, as well as before and after school care for primary school aged children.
Centre opening hours are 6:30am- 6:30pm. Don’t miss out and Enrol today! Visit us at www.piedpiperkindergarten.com.au Or call us at Raby; 9824 9680 or Blair Athol; 4620 9777
Macarthur Kids A specialised School Readiness program to prepare your child for school.
Macarthur Kids supports the essential foundations for learning for all children and in doing so provides a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum where children are learning important knowledge, skills and attitudes that will not only prepare them for school but for lifelong learning.
Our focus is on making your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible and giving your child important skills to help them enter school as confident, capable and involved learners. We want children to be achievers and most importantly we want children to be happy and excited about moving forward and facing new challenges
Our team of qualified educators are responsible for integrating the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework into our learning contexts to ensure that your child`s learning outcomes are achieved. Some of the daily tasks that they will perform with your child includes:
- Promote language and cognitive development
- Plan and teach a play based curriculum
- Plan incursions and excursions to extend on learning.
- Observe children to evaluate and record progress
- Assist with personal hygiene
- Promote health and safety concepts
- Encourage empathy, cooperation and respect
- Encourage and promote positive attitudes towards learning.
Five Key Learning Outcomes
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators
A Natural Learning Environment creates challenging spaces to assist children in recognising, assessing and negotiating risk, and building confidence and competence within themselves.
Every child IS uniquely and wonderfully different
Wondering how you can help prepare your preschooler to learn how to read, spell and write?
Ensuring your child has good speech and language skills is important. Also of critical importance is laying down some foundations for learning literacy at school.
So – be inspired and get ready to have some fun with the following activities!
Syllable Counting is learning how to break words up into their smaller parts. For example; “birthday” has two syllables, “birth/day”. “caterpillar” has four syllables, “cat/er/pil/lar”. Don’t forget the one syllable words such as “chair”.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to activities to build skills in counting syllables; here are a few ideas… ensure to make it enjoyable!
Get physical – clap it out… or skip, jump, hop!
Get musical – toy drums, guitars, keyboards, maracas etc… Are great to tap, strum, play, shake to the beat of the syllables.
Name items you can see in the room of a house, or whilst in the car, and count out the syllables.
Build a tower- take turns counting syllables using blocks; and build a tower as you go; the tallest tower wins.
Syllable word lists can be found easily on the Internet – practice counting syllables in words with 1-4 syllables.
If you aren’t sure where to break words up, remember that every syllable has a vowel sound.
Rhyming is a great way to teach your child new words and get them to think about how words can relate to each other. It sets the foundation for your pre-schooler to learn about word families and the different sounds that letters can make. Rhyming words have a repetition of similar sounds e.g. rocket/ pocket; pie/ sky. Some activities include;
Sharing books that rhyme – the most obvious start! As your child gets to know the book; have them complete the sentence for you (fill in the missing word). You can make this fun, by substituting a nonsense rhyming word, and have your child give you the correct version.
On the go – point to items wherever you are, and take turns thinking of rhyming words. E.g. “tree… see!”
Place items on a table, have your child select the word that best completes your sentence E.g. If items include rock, hat, toy, ball; you then make up a sentence – “There was a large cat, who wore a large…???”
Roll a ball to each other, exchanging rhyming words with each turn.
Sing nursery rhymes!
Even if your pre-schooler comes up with a nonsense word, it’s okay, you just want them to get the idea behind how rhyming works.
Hearing the first and last sound in a word
Be sure to focus on the sounds heard (rather than letter names). For example; “Can hear a ‘ssss’ sound in ‘sun’? What else can we think of that starts with ‘sssss’“?
Use family names/ photos
Sound Scrapbook – create a collage of all things starting with a certain sound e.g. “m” page, “s” page etc…
Hearing the last sound can be trickier…
You may give a visual cue, and emphasise the final sound as you say it. E.g. “Room” (whilst pointing to your lips)
Remember to be clear when talking about sounds vs letters to your child. E.g. The letter ‘s’ makes a ‘sssss’ sound etc.
Sounding out words
This is not about the spelling of the words– it is about sounds!
Pre- Kindy; focus on words structures that have 2-3 sounds E.g. ‘go’ (‘g’ – ‘o’) and ‘cat’ (‘c’ – ‘a’ – ‘t’). With a word like ‘shoe’, there are 2 sounds, ‘sh’ – ‘oe’.
Use visual cues
Objects such as blocks
Use movement; steps, jumps, tapping, pointing, whilst saying each sound.
When ready, incorporate practice visually scanning LEFT to RIGHT with objects such as the counters, blocks.
I may as well say it again – HAVE FUN! – That is how kids (and adults) learn best!
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