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

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now
Sherpa Kids - St John The Evangelist Campbelltown enrol now

Sherpa Kids - St Pauls Primary School Camden enrol now

Macarthur Early Learning enrol now

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

Gregory Hills
Bambinos Kindergarten Gregory Hills enrol now!

The Pines Academy Child Care enrol now 

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre vacancies for all ages.

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm enrol now

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessorilimited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now for 2016

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now



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Covering All Areas
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Sherpa Kids - St Pauls Primary School Camden

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre 
Sherpa Kids - St John The Evangelist Campbelltown
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Macarthur Early Learning
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie

The Pines Academy Child Care

Menangle Park 
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre

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

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 February 2016 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.

Our parent resource this month is about survival tips for working parents....I hope, like me, you find them helpful as we get settled into 2016.

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I Can Read Narellan Learn to read with the I CAN READ system, developed by Australian educational psychologists.

Empowering students to take control of their own reading progress in a fun and easy way, incorporating: spelling, phonics, reading, comprehension, grammar and creative writing.

Classes are kept small, a maximum of 8 students.

No student has failed to significantly improve with the I CAN READ system.

Available in over 60 centres in 8 countries, more than 100,000 students have been through the system.

The I CAN READ system is successful because it offers:

  • Specialised literacy programmes
  • Pre-test/post-test outcomes-based environment
  • Quality pre-reading foundation programme
  • Qualified and specialist trained teacher
  • Effective reading and instruction programme
  • Language rich environment
  • Strong use of expressive (spoken) English
  • Well designed and efficient operations system
  • Systematic procedures that are evidence based

The programmes available at the I CAN READ Narellan Centre range from classes for very young learners to school aged children and beyond:

Little Bears Club
A child-centred programme with an emphasis on expressive and receptive English.

Thinking and Creative Skills
Based on a multiple intelligences approach, this programme is designed to stimulate the imagination, encourage cognitive growth, improve verbal confidence, and introduce phonological awareness.

Preliminary Reading Skills
Covers all the prerequisite skills needed to become a good reader, including phonemic awareness and phonics. Includes oral presentation skills.

A multi-sensory structured reading programme which uses a unique method to teach the student to read and spell quickly and easily.

School Holiday Intensive Programme
A highly interactive and intense 5 day programme for students aged 3 - 14 years. Covers a diverse range of literacy skills aimed at developing self confidence in students. The programmes aim to further develop student's preliminary range of skills and for students wanting to enhance their speech, drama and creative writing skills.

Contact us for your obligation free, diagnostic assessment today  Ph: 02 4648 0555.

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

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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’.  Contact us for more information.

Little Kickers soccer NEW classes 2016

To enrol into a class and secure your spot, Email or call 0499 88 77 55. You can also enrol online via 
Fun Preschool Soccer Program

  • “Little Kicks”, 18 mths - 2yrs 3mths
  • “Junior Kickers”, 2yrs 3mths - 3½ yrs
  • “Mighty Kickers”, 3½ - 5yrs 
  • "Mega Kickers" 5yrs and 6 yrs
Call 0499 88 77 55 to secure a spot

Camden Child and Family Therapies offers The Take Action Program Treatment for Child Anxiety

Take Action is an anxiety management group for children to teach children helpful ways to cope and manage anxiety.  This is an evidence based intervention utilising well-established principles of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Camden Child and Family Therapies is pleased to advise they will be offering this course in March 2016 at their premises in Camden for children aged 7 to 10 years.  This is a 6 week course and will be held every Wed afternoons from 4 to 5:15pm starting March 2nd and ending 6th April.  The presenters will be Principal Psychologist of the practice Rebecca Summers and Provisional Psychologist Christine Dickinson.

For enquiries or to book please see front desk or contact Camden Child and Family Therapies on 0427 861 861  or visit our website at


Survival Tips for Working Parents

Being a working parent is a challenging role. It involves a balancing act between meeting your child's needs for care and attention, sharing a satisfying relationship with your partner and friends and being a reliable and competent employee while trying to enjoy life and parenthood. Make Life Easier by:

  • Setting realistic and achievable goals for you and your family
  • Asking for help
  • Changing your expectations and priorities around the house
  • Involving other supportive adults in the planning and sharing of parenting and household responsibilities
  • Be realistic about what can be achieved each day.  Routine is important. Having an unpredictable lifestyle is time consuming and unsettling for everyone. Young children become frustrated, overwhelmed, and rushed when routines are frequently changing (understandably, sometimes it cannot be helped).

Talk to your partner about household responsibilities and expectations as a parent and an adult household member. 
Starting and finishing the day on a happy note:

  • Give yourself extra time in the morning
  • Re-think what is essential to be completed before leaving the house each morning
  • Pack your work and childcare bags the night before
  • Use time in the car as a valuable opportunity to connect with your child both on the way to childcare and on the way home. Sing songs, and listen to your child when they speak to you
  • Most importantly, leave work stresses, at work
  • Organise the next days clothing the night before, for you and your child
  • Avoid conflicts and fights in the morning - it is always a no-win situation for everyone
  • Make sure your child goes to bed early enough as this ensures they have adequate sleep for development and growth and gives you and your partner time to interact as adults and friends 

Feeding the family does not need to be stressful!

  • Prepare double amounts of food and freeze for later
  • Invest in a slow cooker and put dinner on before you leave for work
  • Also remember your evening meal does not always have to be a hot meal
  • Depending on the age of your child, try and enjoy dinner around the table with the television off and all family members present. This is a good habit to get into and provides a great opportunity to meaningfully interact with your family
  • Consider a no TV rule in the morning as this can distract everyone from getting ready


  • Add an extra hour to childcare for shopping later in the day
  • Avoid taking tired and hungry children shopping
  • Consider shopping on-line or in the evening ask your partner to do the shopping
  • Another suggestion is to do a big weekly shop to avoid the need to shop every day


  • Wash and hang the clothes the night before
  • Fold washing properly and save ironing
  • Children do get sick when you least expect it:
  • Ensure your employer knows you are also a parent, so if your child does become sick you can take leave

Otherwise, have an alternative plan -either arrange for your partner to care for your child or have a back up such as a grandparent or good friend on standby.   from

The Camden Macarthur Child Care & Services Directory
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