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DECEMBER 2010/JANUARY 2011

Welcome to the December/January 2011 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome at Pied Piper Kindergarten at St Andrews to our child care directory, we also welcome Life Skills 4 Kids to our Additional Needs Directory.

We also welcome Ezyshaid® to our Resources for Parents Directory. Read more about these great services below.

Child care services are taking enrolments now for 2011, so be quick to get in contact with the services that you are interested in for more information be sure to check out the detailed listings.

This month our parent resource about Changing Seasons and how to best dress your child to ensure they are comfortable whilst our seasons are changing. Read more below.

WIN...WIN
.... This month you have a chance to win a set of Children's Gripable Cutlery as well as our Bumpity Blocks valued at $70.00 from www.pencilgripsplus.com.au.

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.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season! We will back in February with all the latest news.

Kind regards, Donna

FEATURED SERVICES

Pied Piper Kindergarten at St Andrews is a family owned /privately run childcare centre which has been establishesd since 1995.

Children love to play, learn and explore in our childcare centres, our staff love to join in too!  At our St Andrews Childcare centre our dedicated and talented staff create environments where children are encouraged to grow and develop. Our dedicated carers and teachers create educational programs that focus on the development of each child's interests by learning through play. Children meet important milestones and have loads of fun along the way at Pied Piper Kindergarten.

We have a 2 - 3 year olds explore and develop in the Lily Room and 3 - 4 year olds learn new skills in the Daisy Room and in our 4 - 5 year olds make friends & become ready for school in the Daisy Room. School aged kids enjoy our Before and After School Care program and we offer Vacation Care during school holidays.

   

For many children, it will be their first time in a child care environment away from family and friends, so it is important that they feel comfortable and secure in their environment right from the start. It is therefore necessary for you as parents and us as educators, to work together sharing information about your child and the centre, so that the transition from home to Pied Piper Kindergarten is as smooth as possible. Every endeavour will be made to achieve the highest quality childcare for your child. 

Please contact us to discuss your child care needs or drop in and see us.


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


Life Skills 4 Kids
Our mission is to help every child develop the critical life skills necessary for a happy, successful future.
If your child struggles with self-control; self-esteem; concentration; social interaction; sensory sensitivities or Sensory processing challenges you've come to the right place!

Life Skills 4 Kids is a family-friendly source offering help, advice, essential skill-building tools and today's most advanced resources for you and your child. We're easily accessible, and our programs are easy to understand and simple to use.

Every child is different, and at Life Skills 4 Kids we celebrate those differences by presenting a wide range of tested and proven tools and strategies adapted to meet your child's particular needs, including:

  • Attention Disorders (ADHD and ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Concentration and Attention Difficulties
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Difficulty With Social Skills

With Life Skills 4 Kids, you are firmly in control every step of the way. You have access to today's most effective tools and programs such as:

  • SticKids(TM)
  • The Alert Program®
  • Weighted Therapy
  • Relaxation Strategies and Techniques
  • Books and CDs for parents, teachers, and kids
  • Newsletters and Information

plus much more! Click here to read all about our workshops.

ARE YOU READY TO HELP YOUR CHILD REACH HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL? Let Life Skills 4 Kids help you to help them! www.lifeskills4kids.com.au


The EzyShaid® Colour, FLIPTEZ® Starter Pack
If you are looking for a great gift or for a fabulous activity for children to do in the school holidays, don't go past these unique shading powders. They have been hailed as,' little bottles of colouring magic' and WON 3rd Prize at the International Toy Show in Dubai 2009!

Why? You can shade, paint stamp or simply use a combination of all three to create your works of art. Each Pack has instructions for use and a DVD can be viewed on our website, www.ezyshaid.com  It's a wonderful teaching tool.There are Youtubes for you to watch as well.

FLIPTEZ® Starter Pack contains 13 colours, matching applicators and a funnel to return powder to the tube.

FLIPTEZ®  are a fast and fun way to colour.Each Starter Pack of FLIPTEZ® covers 1400, A4 sheets of paper with colour. 130 tones can be achieved.FLIPTEZ® are appropriate for:

  • Creative art work
  • Title pages 
  • Project work
  • Backgrounds for creative writing
  • Pre-school colouring
  • Scrapbooking
  • Special Needs Children
  • Child Care Centres
  • Fundraisers     or contact us to exhibit at your fete/fair

Our products come with a money back guarantee and have passed all possible safety standards for Australia, America, Europe (EN71) and Art Standards(LHAMA). They are non-toxic. Recommended age 4+ Applicators can be washed and used as a drawing and painting tool. The FLIPTEZ® tubes have minimal spill, minimal pour and snap shut with a 'click' to ensure that the lid is closed.  Have been hailed as, "An art cupboard in a little box". www.ezyshaid.com


Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO) an early Childhood Training Institution is an Australian wide organisation which has a locally based office in the Macarthur area. ACCCO offers a range of Nationally Recognised & VETAB Accredited Training Programs delivered on a Full-time, Part-time basis as well as being able to offer external studies and traineeships.

Courses available are:
Certificate III in Children's Services (CHC30708)
Diploma in Children's Services (CHC50908)
Advanced Diploma in Children's Services (CHC60208)
Certificate IV in OSHC (CHC41208)
Diploma in OSHC (CHC51008)

ACCCO is dedicated to improving excellence in training and meeting the needs of industry and clients. All trainers are fully qualified and experienced in the Early Childhood Industry.

Contact our NSW Office on (02) 9618 6263 or nsw.info@accco.com.au


The Gifted Choice is closing down all stock must go!!! 50% OFF ALL our educational toys, educational games, children's clothing, children's accessories and giftware.

Use the promo code "FINAL" and you will receive 50% off the total of your order, (EXCLUDES CLOTHING ITEMS WHICH ARE ALREADY REDUCED BY 60%). Sorry we will not be offering any rainchecks! www.thegiftedchoice.com.au


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Bright Star Kids
Cash for a Cause
Cradle 2 Kindy
Enchanted Cubby House
Ezy Shaid
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Kids Kontact
Maternitywear.com.au
My Mini Munchkin
Pencil Grips Plus SPECIAL For the month of December, mention Local Child Care receive 10% of the price of all Children's Cutlery and Development By Design Products cultural background.
Playsafe Kids
Smart Start Learning Centres school preparation program enrolments for 2011 are now open.
Smart Start Learning Centres is offering a 10% early bird discount on their school preparation programs for 3 - 5 year olds. This discount is for group or private lessons and also extends to our early primary tuition program (K-2). Please phone 9990 6664 or 0414 543 074 to discuss your child's needs. You can also log onto our website for further information on our programs www.smartstartlearningcentres.com.au
Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®
The Gifted Choice
Weston Sparkles Domestic Cleaning Service


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Ambervale
Kindy Patch

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin

Bargo
Bargo Child Care Centre
Kids Korner

Bow Bowing

Kool Kids Kindacare

Campbelltown

Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park (North)

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

Leumeah

Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah
Little Green Frogs Pre-School

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare

Menangle Park

Skylarks Kindy

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

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

Narellan
Gumnutz Kids
Kids Korner

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten

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
Foundations Learning Centre

PARENT INFORMATION

Changing Seasons

Spring/Summer is a time of changing temperatures. It is easy to over dress or under dress children at this time of year so as parents need to be aware of the clothing our children are waring.

Children are less able than adults to regulate their body temperature and need you to regulate how much or little they should wear. It is generally thought that babies should wear one layer more that you when going out, as they are mostly inactive.

Older children and more active children can get overheated quickly. When sleeping their room should be the same temperature as yours and to having the same amount of bed linen as you is a safe bet. If you are concerned about the temperature of their room, check it with a thermometer*. Night-waking may occur when your child gets cold or to hot. For children still in a cot you may like to sleep them in a sleeping bag or an all-in-ones to ensure their bed linen is not kicked off. Sleeping bags are dangerous for children sleeping in a bed. Whether your child in a cot uses a sleeping bag or not it is advisable to keep tucking a child in with a top sheet even if they don't remain under it all night. A top sheet can be tucked in with the length across the bed which gives you more tuck and helps keep it in place. Don't leave it loose over the child. Using a top sheet will help your child adjust when moved to a bed and can even eliminate some problems. Alternatively, with older children, you may like to keep one blanket free to be put on later once they are asleep.

During the day a good indication of your child's temperature is to check with you hand behind their neck. Check their body temperature under normal conditions first before trying to check if they are too hot or too cold. Never over heat a child as this is a SIDS risk.

Tips: A good rule to follow when dressing a child is to put layers on. This way if they are getting hot or cold you can either take off a layer or two or put more on to keep them warm.

Click here to view Cradle 2 Kindy's Clothing Guide for all seasons. * Note: In Australia a comfortable room temperature should be around 22-25˚c. Be aware that some nursery thermometers are made for cooler climates are may state 18 -20 as just right. This may be just right if you are from the UK but not if you live in Australia.

This article was written by mothercraft nurse Sally Hall from Cradle 2 Kindy Parenting Solutions.
If you would like more information on this and other similar topics please visit the Cradle 2 Kindy website at http://www.cradle2kindy.com.au/ You can also download a variety of E-books which are packed full of age related tips for practical parenting.

 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Vacancies
WIN, WIN, WIN
Featured Services
Latest News
Local Events
Care In Other Areas
Parent Information
 
Our directories
Additional Needs Providers
Professionals for Children
Child Care Services
Resources For Care Providers
Resources For Parents
Nanny/Babysitters

VACANCIES
use the links below to see detailed information

Ambervale
Kindy Patch enrol now for 2011

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin limited vacancies for 2011

Bargo
Kids Korner limited vacancies

Campbelltown

Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care limited vacancies
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc enrol now for 2011

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC enrol now for 2011 before and after school care

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre enrol now for 2011

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare vacancies on all days! Check out our SPECIAL OFFER: and receive a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.

Menangle Park

Skylarks Kindy limited vacancies for 2011

Narellan
Gumnutz Kids enrol for 2011
Kids Korner limited vacancies

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now for 2011

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

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy we reopen on 10.1.11.  We have very few positions available for 2011.  Check out our new website!!! 

Raby
Foundations Learning Centre limited vacancies


WIN, WIN, WIN

www.pencilgripsplus.com.au
enquiries@pencilgripsplus.com.au

Pencil Grips Plus is Australia's largest supplier of specialist pencil grips. We also stock a range of developmental products that offer creativity and fun, children's cutlery, hand strengthening products, and other classroom/home based resources.

This month we are giving away a set of Children's Gripable Cutlery as well as our Bumpity Blocks. Total value $70.00.

    

Kids will find using utensils fun and easy with Gripables Cutlery. Each set includes a fork, spoon and knife. They feature an easy to grip, notched, soft plastic handle and are dishwasher safe.

Bumpity Blocks are a weighted foam alternative to classic building blocks. The extra weight and unique texture provide increased motor control and the non-standard shapes encourage creativity in building.

 For your chance to win simply email us and let us know if you have used our site or newsletter to find care.

Congratulations to our
November winner
Kristy McDougall


LOCAL EVENTS
Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®

Good preparation for birth and newborn care courses for those due soon will be: Prep for birth and baby course for pregnant couples, held 12th of December for the super condensed one day workshop suitable for very busy couples and calmbirth® courses on Saturdays or Sundays available most weekends. All course dates for 2011 starting in January have been uploaded to the website Visit website for full details and dates

SPOT4KIDS Intensive Holiday Programs

Intensive Individual Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology
Daily one hour sessions (5 days per week, or number of days to be agreed) with the Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist with individually tailored intervention based on needs as identified in an initial assessment. Sessions can also be alternated daily with the Occupational
Therapist and Speech Pathologist.
Price: Normal hourly rate of $125 per hour (visit fees apply to home visits)
Where:
At either our clinic in individual therapy rooms or the sensory gym, depending on your child's needs and session goals, or home visits available (depending on home location). Dates: Available immediately and throughout the entirety of the school holiday period and ongoing throughout the year.

Intensive Individual Combined Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy
Daily one hour sessions (3, 4 or 5 days per week, or number of days to be agreed) with both the Speech Pathologist and the Occupational Therapist with individually tailored intervention based on needs as identified in an initial assessment.
Price: Normal hourly rate of $250 per hour (1 hour each therapist). Where: At our clinic in the sensory gym.
Dates:
Available immediately and throughout the entirety of the school holiday period.

Intensive Group Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology
4 children per group, 2 hours per morning, 3-5 mornings per week, with both an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist, with individual and group tailored intervention based on group needs as identified in initial individual assessments or histories taken from parents. Children must be high functioning and at peer group work levels. Price: $70 per hour per child ($140 per 2 hour session). Where: At our clinic in the sensory gym D
ates:
Weeks starting 10/1/2011, 17/1/2010 & 24/1/2010 only.

Life Skills 4 Kids
Helping Kids Concentrate and Learn.... World-renowned occupational therapist presents Australian workshop tour in early 2011

Diana Henry is one of the world's most experienced Occupational Therapists, specialising in assisting teachers, parents, families and health professionals to understand children who struggle with behavioural, developmental and social learning challenges.

Throughout February and March 2011, Diana Henry is touring Australia with four practical workshops to help children who are struggling at home and school. Workshops are suitable for parents, early intervention specialists, teachers, therapists, psychologists - everyone.

SPECIAL OFFER Register by Dec 23 and receive our early bird special rates (These have already expired for the general public). Just mention the CODE "LCC10" when you register (fax, email or post registrations only).

Workshop 1: Tool Kit 4 Kids.
Workshop 2: Tools for Tots Workshop 3: Tools for Teens.
Workshop 4: Sensory processing measure (SPM 5- 12 years) and the NEW SPM-Preschool for 2-5 year olds.

Click here for more information Registration forms available at www.lifeskills4kids.com.au


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
 
Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces

PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Allergy Pathways
Chatabout Speech Pathology
Karuna Health Care
Learning Links
Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Centre
SPOT4KIDS


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Life Skills 4 Kids 
Pencil Grips Plus

The Sensational Kids SPOT
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
 
The Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292
click here to view to www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au

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