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Welcome to the February 2012 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter and Happy New Year!

This month we welcome Broughton Street Early Learning Centre and Campbelltown Community Preschool at Campbelltown.

Be sure to look at our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice of care for you and your family.

Choosing child care can be a difficult decision so this month's parent resource gives you information about the different types of child care to help make the choices clear.

WIN...WIN.... This month you have a chance to win a term pass valued at $179.00 from Ready Steady Go Kids.

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.

Kind regards, Donna


Welcome Broughton Street Early Learning Centre, we are open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.   We provide long day care, school readiness programs, and vacation care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and school age.

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We provide long day care, school readiness programs, and vacation care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and school age. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
Our centre is registered and approved for child care benefit. This Government initiative reduces your weekly fees. Families also receive a further 50% rebate at tax time.

The routine in each room varies according to the age group. However some aspects of the day are similar. Each room has primary contact staff to ensure continuity of care. This enables children to feel safe and secure with familiar carers who attend to their needs daily.

Mornings consist of free play time where the children make the choice about what they would prefer to engage in. This develops decision making skills that all children benefit from. The activities are placed on open shelving for easy selection.


Free play time allows children to develop and practice skills in all developmental areas. Activities are implemented indoors and outdoors depending on the season. The resources are also age appropriate.

Group times are special times where the children focus on a book, drama, music, dance or other mediums. This is a time when the carer encourages children to join in, thus developing self esteem, patience, turn taking, attention span and the ability to be part of a group. Group times are usually carried out in the morning before lunch to gather the children together. It is also the best time for learning.

We are taking enrolments now for 2012 so please contact us to discuss your child care needs.

Campbelltown Community Preschool s a community managed, not-for-profit organisation.

The Preschool's establishment, survival and success have been solely dependent upon the generosity of the people of Campbelltown. All surplus money is channelled directly back into the service. We were established in 1946 through the enormous fundraising efforts of the local community. Over the years many long hours have been spent by many committee members, campaigning for extra funds in order to continue to provide the local children with a quality educational program, in a happy and caring environment.

Families play a vital part in the continuing success of this Preschool. Annually a parent management committee is elected, who conduct the operational running of the Preschool. We encourage you to become an active member of the Preschool by contributing a portion of your time to the Parent Management Committee. fundraising activities. parent rosters and/or community events.

The Centre is inspected, licensed and partly funded by the Department of Community Services (State Government). We are currently licensed for 40 children per day. We are staffed by qualified Child Care Worker and qualified Early Childhood Teachers Our aim is to provide a warm and stimulating environment to promote all areas of development and growth in each child. We provide an educational program so that your child will make the transition from home to "big" school in a positive supportive environment.


An integral component of our philosophy is that we recognise children take information and learn through many different styles and at their own pace. To effectively facilitate all individuals, we promote and encourage each child to become an active learner. This, we believe, is best achieved through meaningful, fun, open-ended, planned play experiences, whilst incorporating educational aims and objectives for the whole group.

We do not provide meals. Each child will need to bring his or her own nutritional morning tea, lunch and drinks. Our Preschool is a Nut Free Zone. You will also need to bring spare clothing and sun hat.  All of these personal belongings need to be labelled and packed in a suitable school bag.

We look forward to meeting you and your child and hope we can welcome your family to Campbelltown Community Preschool.

For further information, please contact us or come and visit our centre.

Illawarra Children's Services is community-owned and not-for-profit and has served children and families with distinction since 1981.
For children of primary school age, we offer creative workshops and skoolzout - our recreation and arts clubs for children.
We also offer uplifting arts and equity programs so that all children can reach their full potential.
We are very proud of what we do. Come and see why we welcome all enquiries.

Skoolzout @ Harrington Park, Located at Fairfax Clubrooms, Sir Warwick Fairfax Drive, Harrington Park 2567.
Opening Times:
Before school: 7am - 9am
After school: 2.30pm - 6pm
School Holidays: 7am-6pm

Skoolzout @ Narellan, Located at Narellan Community Hall, Queen Street, Narellan 2567.
Opening Times:
Before school: 7am - 9am
After school: 2.30pm - 6pm
School Holidays: 7am-6pm

Narellan Early Learning Centre, 85 Richardson Road, Narellan 2567. Opening Times: 7.30am - 5.30pm.


Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services

Is your child starting school in 2012?

Does your school provide Speech and Occupational therapy?

Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services Pty Ltd offers quality school based, school funded Speech and OT services in preschools, mainstream classes and special units in primary and secondary schools

Tell your school about

ESP&TS the effective, experienced school based therapy team.

Contact Sue Wilks for further information.

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Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You Forte School of Music Macarthur
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Little Kickers
Only Organic
Read and Exceed
Ready Steady Go
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed

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Bargo Child Care Centre

Bow Bowing
Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Campbelltown Community Preschool
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

Playground Learning Centre

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

Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

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 Early Learning Centre
Skoolzout @ Narellan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale
Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre

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

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Cath's Kindy

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten


The different types of child care
Whether you're new to childcare or an old hat, you can't help but be confused by the different titles given to child care services these days. Here's a guide to help you work out what your options are.

Long Day Care
Long day care is just that - child care that is available from early in the morning to early evening, breakfast to dinner. The best option for parents who work the typical nine to five, long day care usually services children from around six weeks to six years, and tend to provide meals, nappies as well as developmental and school readiness programs for the children. Centres remain open during school holidays.

Long day care centres are predominantly approved child care, so parents whose children attend are eligible for the child care benefit. Centres can be run by communities, local councils, private operators and occasionally even employers and companies looking to make their business more family-friendly.

Family Day Care
Family Day Carers look after a smaller number of children in their own home. As a part of a network of caregivers carefully monitored by a family day care scheme, they provide care and developmental activities for the children, and are often more flexible with their hours - some can even include weekends and overnight stays for shift workers.

Family Day Care is generally aimed at non-school-aged children, but depending on the carer can be available to primary school children before and after school. Parents whose children attend Family Day Care are eligible for the child care benefit.

Pre-school or kindergarten is usually for children between the ages of 3 - 5 and is designed to educate children before they begin school. Hours and setup are similar to that of a school - start at 9, finish at 3 and children are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. Centres tend to be closed during the school holidays.

Pre-schools and kindergartens can be privately or council run, or can be an initiative of a community or a part of another service such as long day care or occasional care.

Occasional Care
Occasional Care is designed for parents who require care for short periods of time for children from about six weeks to school age. Care can be provided for an hour or more per day on an irregular (or occasional) basis. Centres often provide developmental activities as the opportunity to socialise with other children for children who are not in regular care or pre-school. Occasional care can be run privately, by local councils or be a community centre, and is often attached to a pre-school or long day care centre.

Before and After School Care
Often referred to as OOSH (Outside of School Hours) is run mainly for primary-school-aged children and opens for care before and after school hours, as well as pupil-free days during school terms. This kind of care is ideal for parents who work typical nine to five days and are unable to drop off and pick up their children at the standard times.

Centres typically provide recreational activities and are usually associated with schools, occasional care centres and preschools.

Vacation Care
Vacation care is designed for school-aged children during school holidays. With hours comparable to that of a long day care centre, children are provided with a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including outings such as the beach or movies. Vacation care is usually offered by before and after school care services.

A nanny is a single carer that cares for the children inside the home and may or may not live with the family. Nannies are typically employed by the parents directly, with hours and duties negotiable. Typically, a nanny's duties revolve solely around the care of the children, however some nanny's also undertake domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Parents looking to hire a nanny also have options such as an Au Pair, which is typically a young person from another country who provides child care in return for board and a small allowance, as well as nanny sharing with another family.
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Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia's largest and most reputable multi-sport and exercise program for preschoolers (aged 2.5-6 years). We have been operating since 2004 and currently run classes at more than 50 locations nationally. Our high quality, physio-designed program teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports in a fun, non-competitive, team-based environment.

Ready Steady Go Kids seeks to develop a lifelong passion for physical activity and sport, decrease childhood obesity, increase confidence and prepare children for participation in school and the broader community.

Delivering a combination of physical and emotional benefits, the Ready Steady Go Kids program is designed to build confidence and self-esteem by providing a platform of knowledge and boosting school readiness skills.
This month you have the chance to win term pass valued at $179.00.
To see class times and details visit or call 1300-766-892

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Managing Challenging Behaviours Collaboratively
8 Session Parent Workshop. Brief Therapy Solutions provides specialised assessment and therapeutic interventions as well as mentoring programs aimed at addressing the complexities associated with behavioural disorders, attachment issues and associated mental health issues in children, young people and their families.

Community Links Wollondilly works with individuals, families and communities of the Wollondilly and Camden Local government areas to build a strong and viable infrastructure that will support vulnerable members of the community and provide them with the capacity to effectively manage their lives. It also provides young people, families and the general community of Wollondilly and Camden with support, information, activities and referrals.

Dr. Steve Walker from Brief Therapy Solutions will be presenting the Managing Challenging Behaviours Collaboratively. Each workshops involves up to eight consecutive sessions each session building on the previous session. Parents will learn about the influences that may affect the behavioural development of their children, such as temperament, genetics, the environment and parenting skills, as well as how the history of children's experiences impact on their coping and attachment.
These workshops offer parents the opportunity to learn and understand underlying factors contributing to their children's behaviour, and take part in an interactive program so that they can encourage changes of behavior within the family dynamics, build new skills and relationships.

Children may have been diagnosed with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), Emotional or attachment disorders, and parents may be feeling as though the behaviours control the day to day family functioning.

These workshops are designed to help parents and families understand the underlying causes of their children's behaviour, and reassess situations regarding their children to get a better 'fit' to reduce the likelihood of outbursts occurring and to teach parents/carers new skills to enhance inadequately developed skills in their children.
Who can attend: Parents/carers of children with challenging behaviours only. For parents who may have children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) Conduct Disorder (CD)

Date: Thursday 16th February 2012 and every Thursday after until 5th April 2012.
Time: 10 am--12 midday
Venue: Narellan Health Centre, Queen Street, Narellan
Cost: Gold coin donation for morning tea.

Cost Gold Coin Donation
Registration essential: Phone 46832776.

Triple P Seminar Series
Is designed to introduce parents to the principles of positive parenting and as a building block for raising confident and competent children.

Information is provided in Three 90min stand alone seminars covering the following topics:
- The power of positive parenting
- Raising confident and competent children
- Raising resilient children.

Tip sheets for parents are included.

Cost free
Location Camden Civic Centre, Corner of Mitchell and Oxley Streets, Camden
Date: 15 March 2012
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on Thursday, ends on 29 March 2012
Phone 9426 4350

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Australian Training Professionals
Hand In Hand Child Care Services
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Westcott - Stationery Products

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Chatabout Speech Pathology
Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia
Learning Links
Literacy & Learning Centre New Remedial Tutoring Programme at the Literacy and Learning Centre
The Literacy and Learning Centre is a specialised service for children who are experiencing difficulties with all aspects of reading, spelling, and learning. A comprehensive assessment at the Literacy and Learning Centre will help to identify why your child is experiencing problems and what to do to help.
The Literacy and Learning Centre now offers the services of a remedial tutor at our Five Dock Learning Centre. Your child works one-to-one with the tutor on a programme that is individualised for your child and that targets their particular areas of difficulty and learning style.
Support from a Clinical Psychologist is also available at the Centre to help children boost their self-esteem and learn strategies to manage any anxiety they may be experiencing.

Please call the Centre to discuss any concerns you may have about your child's learning.

The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service

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Learning Discoveries Psychological Services
Nana's Weighted Blankets
Pencil Grips Plus
The Sensational Kids SPOT
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders

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