Covering All Areas
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme educators wanted and educators available now.

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning 
accepting enrolments for 2017 be quick places are limited

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Preschool  have limited vacancies for 2017. Call 96065981 or 0435036540

Macarthur Early Learning enrol now
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie enrol now limited vacancies.

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie enrol now!! Be quick.

The Pines Academy Child Careenrol now 

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields enrol now limited vacancies

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten we have limited vacancies. Act now so you don’t miss out! All meals are provided at our purpose built centre. Come and see us today 37 Mt Erin Road Blair Athol or call us on 4620 9777

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now


This month you have a chance to win a $50 iTunes 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!






Covering All Areas
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre 
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Macarthur Early Learning
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie 

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills

The Pines Academy Child Care

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm 

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre 
Willow Tree Kindergarten

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre


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


Welcome to the December 2016/January 2017 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory. 

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.

This month's parent resource is about introducing your child to child care. With a new year just around the corner and many children are just starting their journey into the world of child care, it's a great time to starting thinking about how to make it easier on both you and your child. We have lots of helpful tips to make the transition to care easier and deal with separation anxiety.
WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 Itunes card.   To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us with your contact details to go into the draw to win. 

Merry Xmas to you and your family, until February, kind regards Donna


Willow Tree Kindergarten  is a 28 place long day care service in Rosemeadow. We cater for children aged 2 - 5 years. We also have before and after school services available for children attending Rosemeadow public school.

Our hours of operation are 7am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year (closing 2 weeks at Christmas).  All meals, beverages, hats & sunscreen are provided.   We also cater for children with a disability and who have additional needs.

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us to discuss you child care needs.

Drum Beats Interactive Drumming Show. Can you find your heart beat?  This is an interactive drumming show especially for before school aged children. 
We take the children on a magical journey discovering the rhythms of different cultures from around the world. Each child is given a drum to play so they can actively participate and enjoy a hands on rhythmical adventure!

Join us as we discover the rhythms of life and meet our special animal friends, Katie the kangaroo, Pinky the kung fu Panda from China & Lumi the lion from Africa.  Dance the Mumbo Tumbo and do the Zoo Blues Count and then lets go outside into the playground to discover the wonderful rhythms of the play equipment and our environment.
The show is great for

  • Left and right brain co-ordination
  • Multiculturalism
  • Fine motor skills
  • Language
  • Animal recognition
  • Fun!
YOU Tube Video Example  Contact us for more information 1300 749 846

 for an enrolment package

Sydney Family Day Care Scheme quality day care services that meet the National Quality Standard, under the Assessment and rating System for children’s services, in a home environment.

All our registered educators are certified in Early Childhood Education and hold current First Aid, Asthma, Anaphylaxis certificates. 

Sydney Family Day Care is an approved Family Day Care Scheme able to administer the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) to families.

We offer standard hours, before/after school hours, even weekend and vacation care for children aged to 6 weeks – 12 years.  We have educators throughout Sydney and we welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

Ready Steady Go Kids – Narellan is a multi sports and exercise program for 2.5 – 6 years olds.

Designed by a paediatric physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist the program helps to develop children’s gross, fine motor, social, listening and concentration skills and encourages children’s continued participation in sport and exercise, whist incorporating basic mathematical concepts, team work and sportsmanship. All of which will improve children's preparation for ‘big school’.

All Sports Indoor Centre, Smeaton Grange, 1/79-83 Anderson Rd, Smeaton Grange NSW 2567 (Thursdays). Wollondilly Leisure Centre – Picton, 434 Argyle St, Picton NSW 2571 (Fridays). Mawarra Public School – Elderslie, Macarthur Rd, Elderslie NSW 2570 (Saturdays).  Contact us for more information.

Diversity Skills Training  is a leader in the educational sector, especially within Child Care! We have been specialising in ensuring that each and every individual within any type of child care has the necessary skills and qualifications in order to succeed and enhance their career prospects. We have already helped many students enter this field and will continue to do so for many years to come!

We work with all types of individuals and cater for any type of learning style, no matter how 'Diverse!'

We are a leading Registered Training Organisation with offices in NSW, QLD and WA! We offer qualifications and workshops, online and face-to-face, ranging from Certificate to Diploma level in a variety of different disciplines: Child Care, WHS, Business, Leadership and Management, IT, First Aid and much more! So no matter where you are, who you are, or how you like to study, we have a course for you! 

Come join us and learn about why students prefer to study with Diversity Skills Training.  Always remember: Study Today, Success Tomorrow.

Contact us for more information.

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie is a dedicated and caring learning environment that caters for children aged 0 to 6 years. Choosing a long day care centre can be very overwhelming and we are here to support you every step of the way from a guided tour through the service, orientation visits and ongoing daily communication through Kinderloop Documentation. We pride ourselves on our excellent facilities, play-based learning environment and professional early childhood educators who are highly qualified, experiences and really love what they do.

Young Academics is here to give young children the brightest start possible. At Young Academics Elderslie we have 2 Nursery classrooms that cater for children 0 to 12 months and 12 months to 24 months. We have 2 toddler rooms that cater for children 2-3 Years and 2 Preschool Rooms that cater for children 3 to 4 years and 4 to 5 years.

Please call Vanessa on 1300 668 993 for more information and to book in a tour.

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange we are committed to ensuring children learn about sustainability and take responsibility for caring for the environment. The children are encouraged to participate in composting, feeding our worms in the worm farm and caring for plants both indoors and outdoors. The children and educators also worked together to create a sustainable vegetable garden.

 Our educators encourage children to see the possibilities in nature and to use natural resources during play including art and craft and numeracy activities. This month the children in the Preschool rooms had a visitor from Camden Council who spoke to the children about recycling.

Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Enrol for 2017! We are taking enrolments and places are filling up quickly, Don’t miss out!!

Pied Piper Kindergarten Raby and Blair Athol cater for children 0-5. We also have before and after school care and vacation care. We first opened our doors in 1995 and are very proud to have supported families in this region for over 20 years.  At Pied Piper we supply all meals and have a comprehensive school readiness program. The children and families at Pied Piper are encouraged to attend our special event days, Mother’s day morning tea, Easter Hat parade, book week activities and many more throughout the year.

Get in quick and reserve your place for 2017! Call us now Blair Athol– 46209777  Or email us for an enrolment package

Hearty Health is the first ever nationally recognized specialised Child Care Caterer.  Because our Chefs cook fresh everyday we can change a Lunch Meal at anytime.  Let us to spoil you with choice!

Hearty Health offer culturally diverse Menus that change with every season AND……offer a selection of ‘Opt In’ Meals – so you can change a Lunch Meal at anytime.

Hearty Health children are given the best start possible everyday.  To find out more, give us a call on 1300 728 762

Pencil Grips Plus  Educational Stocking Fillers And Holiday Activities
Get ready for school with our great range of activity workbooks and tools.
Pencil Grips Plus has an extensive range of high quality products available to assist with pencil grip, writing practice, hand strength, writing posture and fine motor skill development.
Holiday Practice Favourites
•        Handwriting Practice Workbooks – Kindy to Year 6

•        Children’s Gripables Cutlery – Soft and functional
•        Dry Erase Writing Board – Guidelines to assist formation of letters
•        Write Right Pencil Grip Trainer and Pencil
•        Twist & Write Pencils – Great range of colours

Please place all orders by Friday 9th December to ensure pre Christmas delivery.

Visit our online shop at  and enter discount code: THANKS10 to receive 10% off your next order.  More fantastic products can be found on our website or follow us on Facebook

PDF Education Supplies  5% off our entire range of resources - quote PDF Christmas Gift 

* Shatterproof flexible mirrors
* Weatherproof outdoor signs
* Laminated posters
* Vinyl stickers
* Metal signs  * Offer valid from 1/12/16 -22/12/16)

Let's Talk Teeth  Have you bought your calender for 2017 yet?    Let's Talk Teeth have the following end of year offer - If you book for 2017, in 2016 you receive a 10% discount.
If you book and pay your deposit in 2016 for 2017, you will receive a 15% discount.

You can call to make a booking on 0401875225 or visit

Australian Institute of Childcare Training  First Aid Courses now available $140 for Course Number HLTAID004  RTO 91067.  Courses run at your place of business minimum 10 students or our premises at Level 3, Suite 303, 351 Oran Park Drive Oran Park NSW 2567 1300 889 678 

Childcare In-Services now available through AICT. Courses run at your place of business minimum 10 students or our premises at  Level 3, Suite 303, 351 Oran Park Drive Oran Park NSW 2567 1300 889 678   Courses run at your place of business minimum 10 students or our premises at Level 3, Suite 303, 351 Oran Park Drive Oran Park NSW 2567 email 1300 889 678

AFS Training  We at Australian Frontline Solutions (AFS) specialise in training for the childcare industry through delivering First Aid, Combined Childcare, and WHS training to enable you to meet all legislative requirements. This is our 25th year in business please feel free to contact us for our anniversary specials in regards to all your training needs.

AFS Solutions provides training solutions in a variety of areas including but not limited to WHS, First Aid, Security, and customer service. Our clients range from small business through to national and multinational companies. We provide package training for nationally accredited courses as well as specifically designing courses to suit the client’s needs. Our highly experienced trainers will also deliver our clients in house training courses.

We will not only provide you with training, but with the confidence to act in emergency situations.

These courses can be conducted at your premises, another suitable location or in our training rooms.   Our Next Public Courses in December are held on the following dates:

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Wednesday 7th December at 5.30pm and Cost $66.00 (inc GST)

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Wednesday 7th December at 5.30pm Cost $137.50 (inc GST)

Baby Talk – First Aid Awareness – ideal for new parents or grandparents Friday 9th December 2016 at 5.30pm $75.00 (inc GST)

Please contact our office on 1300 660 164 to book your place any of these courses or through our website

 “AFS Solutions delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909”

Please contact our office on 1300 660 164 to book your place any of these courses or through our website

 “AFS Solutions delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909”

You, Us and Your Child’s Vision.    

At Vision Australia we aim to provide specialist support services to children experiencing low vision and blindness, and their families. Services include adaptive technology & training, low vision assessments, equipment solutions, group programs, library services, orientation & mobility services, as well as specialist allied health providers. We also provide one on one specialist support to help you prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Tell us about your family, your child and what your goals are. Together we can develop strategies to empower your child to live the life they choose.

It’s a partnership that can be particularly helpful in the early years, from birth to first steps, and then continue through schooling years, finding a first job and into adulthood. We will support you in negotiating the twists and turns of life and give you the skills and confidence to help your child fulfil their dreams.  Call 1300 84 74 66 to make a referral or contact one of our local offices in NSW.


Introducing your child to child care

Beginning child care can be a difficult time for both parents and children. Some children (and parents) adapt more easily than others. It's normal for some children to look forward to playing with their child care friends, or for you to enjoy spending time back in the adult world.
With a little preparation, the transition into child care can go more smoothly. Here are some tips to help you along.

Introduce the carer

If the carer or centre is not already a person or place your child knows, introduce it slowly.

  • Drive past the child care centre.
  • Visit for a short time and play with your child, then both go home. This will help establish that childcare is temporary, and gives both of you an opportunity to see how the child feels about the new environment.
  • When leaving your child in care for the first time, make it a brief visit. Come back after an hour or two, so your child understands you will always return.

Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is strongest when a child is between eight and 18 months. It is quite normal for children in this age group to be distressed when being left with a carer, but they will usually settle quickly once the parent leaves.
To reduce the impact of leaving your child each day:

  • Talk with your toddler or preschooler about child care being temporary - that you will come back in the afternoon and all go home for dinner together.
  • Allow time to settle into care each day in a relaxed way, without rushing. Play a game together, or breastfeed your baby before leaving.
  • Make sure your child has their security blanket, teddy, or other familiar possessions with them. It may help to give them your worn t-shirt if they are used to having you settle them to sleep at nap time.
  • Leave smoothly when the time comes to go. Stopping and starting can prolong the period of time that your child is upset.
  • Call the carer when you get to work, if you are concerned about your child's distress. Tell your toddler or preschooler that you phoned and heard that they were playing happily - they will be reassured that you are only as far away as a phone call while they're in care.

Other handy hints

Make sure you allow time for a relaxed pick-up at the end of child care, rather than collecting your child in a rush. A baby might want a reunion breastfeed, or your child might want to show you what they've been doing while you were gone.
Some children need extra rest after a day in care, as the child care environment can be very stimulating. Most children will settle into their new routine, even with part time or occasional care, within seven or eight weeks. If your child is still not coping, you may need to consider a different style of care, or reducing the amount of care each week.

Keep in mind that there are many different forms of child care, and an experienced carer may have suggestions that help your child gently adjust to their new environment. Ultimately, your instincts as a parent are the best guide to whether your child needs more time to settle into care.
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