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. All meals, beverages, hats & sunscreen are provided. We also cater for children with a disability and who have additional needs. Contact us for more information.
Macarthur Early Learning Opening 50 weeks of the year hours 7am-6pm, closing only Public Holidays and two weeks at Christmas. Operating 6 rooms across the centre: 0-1yr, 1-2yr, 2-3yr, 3-4yr, 3-5yr, 4-5yr.
Our centre has an open, relaxed atmosphere where we cater for each child’s intellectual, aesthetic, moral, social, emotional and physical development. We aim to create a stimulating, attractive, supportive and responsible environment which is conducive to learning. Our interest and concern for your child is foremost at all times.
Our centre provides learning experiences in following areas: Physical development: – Fine and gross motor skills are further strengthened through indoor and outdoor activities, including manipulative play, block play, water and sand play, balancing beams, bikes, slides, parachute games, cutting, pasting, threading, ball games, painting, and play dough.
Cognitive Development: -Maths and science concepts are encouraged through block play, cooking experiences, abacus, sand and water play. Language development: – is encouraged through staff modelling interactions between staff and children, news time, stories, songs, finger plays, dances, games, poems, dress-ups, home corner, and drama.
School readiness Programs: – Social and emotional independence are strengthened through a wide range of activities including school and library visits are designed to enhance a child’s auditory, visual, and tactile senses.
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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’.
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Diversity Skills Training We provide online training and traineeships. With our online training we support our students with additional Webinars and students can chat or call our trainers at any time.
Traineeships are delivered in the workplace and are usually for Certificate III qualified students upgrading to Diploma. We are also happy to provide First Aid, Child Protection and a range of Professional Development programs to keep childcare staff informed and up to date. Contact us on 02 9649 3330 or www.diversityskills.edu.au
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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 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.