Macarthur Early Learning offers an amazing School Readiness Program click here to read our full program.
We pride ourselves on engaging and expanding children’s learning and interests in preparation for school. Through our school readiness program the children are able to develop in a range of areas that allows them to be confident and independent children who are excited about going to “Big” school. Through a range of experiences in different parts of the day children are able to expand their life and learning skills as Educators we need to look at when we guide, assist or just observe the beauty of children learning. Whether this be as an individual, with their peers or from intentional teaching all a valuable and contribute to children mastering the skills of life.
To read more please use this link Click here to read our full program or contact us for more information on 2017 enrolments.
At Kirana Education we believe you can change the world starting with the most important person…you.
As a Nationally Recognized Training organisation, Kirana supports you with the skills needed to drive change and empower yourself from within. Our education solutions are tailored to individuals and businesses and specialise in development through training, education and related human capital service.
We deliver a growing scope of nationally recognised certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses with qualifications in Aged Care, Children’s Services, Community Services, Business, Human Resources, Management, Warehousing and Retail.
Our aim is to ensure our students are skilled with up-to-date industry standards and most importantly getting that dream job through one of our six registered training organisations; Kirana Training Pty Ltd, Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd, Access Training Institute Pty Ltd, Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd, Precision Training Australia Pty Ltd & Learning Lab Pty Ltd.
Let us help you change the world. Contact us www.kiranacolleges.edu.au
or 1300 885 791
Domina General Insurance Brokers Solutions Package will help ensure the long term viability of your business by helping to protect your centre and giving you peace of mind, so that you can focus on looking after the children in your care.
Domina is a family business and has been in operation since 1987.Our aim is to educate you on managing risk so you can make informed decisions about insurance.
Our team travel all over Australia to visit clients and we look forward to building a great relationship with you. For more information please contact us www.domina.com.au or Ph: 02 42 552855
Young Academics Elderslie celebrated Australia Day this year with some wonderful Australia themed learning experiences, involving a variety of art and craft experiences and making some very yummy lamingtons.
The children learnt about the Australian landscape, culture and famous landmarks through pictures and books and enjoyed learning about the different animals and plants that we can find in Australia.
Contact us for more information or to discuss your child care needs.
Grasshopper Soccer South West Sydney
We are a community-based Australian soccer organisation that aims to teach children aged 2-12, the basics of playing soccer in a fun, social and non-competitive environment. Contact us for more information.
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.
Pied Piper Kindergarten
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.
Call us now Blair Athol– 46209777 Or email us for an enrolment package
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AFS Training is turning 28! As part of our celebration we are offering $28 off of some of our Training Courses! In addition to this special offer, we are offering a Children’s First Aid Class for children aged 5-12 years old. This course will be FREE for the first 10 booked in for each date. Normally $25 per child. Bookings are essential each course!
Our Next Public Courses in February 2017 are held on the following dates:
Kids Basic First Aid $25.00 (inc GST) Free For First 10 To Register For Each Date
Saturday 4th 9am-10.30am; Saturday 11th 9am – 10.30am; Saturday 18th 9am – 10.30am; Saturday 25th 9am – 10.30am; Saturday 4th March, 9am – 10.30am
HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $66.00 (inc GST)
Saturday 4th 11am – 1pm; Saturday 11th 11am -1pm; Saturday 18th 11am – 1pm; Saturday 25th 11am – 1pm; Saturday 4th March, 11am – 1pm
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid $137.50 $28 discount $109.50 (inc GST) held on Saturday 4th 11am – 4.30pm; Saturday 11th 11am -4.30pm; Saturday 18th 11am - 4.30pm; Saturday 25th 11am – 4.30pm; Saturday 4th March, 11am - 4.30pm
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting $176.00 $28 discount $148.00 (inc GST) Saturday 4th 11am – 4.30p; Saturday 11th 11am -4.30pm; Saturday 18th 11am - 4.30pm; Saturday 25th 11am – 4.30pm; Saturday 4th March, 11am - 4.30pm
Baby Talk – First Aid Awareness $75.00 (inc GST) Dsicounts For Group Bookings Wednesday 15th February 6pm – 8pm; Wednesday 1st March 6pm-8pm
Please contact our office on 1300 660 164 to book your place any of these courses or through our website www.afssolutions.com.au
“AFS Solutions delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909”
Preparing your child for school
Starting school is a big step in a pre-schooler’s life and there are many things you can do prior to starting school to help prepare them for this transition.
Talk about what to expect:
Schools have different expectations to childcare settings and children need to be aware of these to ease their transition to school. For example in childcare settings the program is child and interest directed, whereas at school the children are required to participate and follow a set curriculum.
Visit the school environment:
- If possible attend the School’s Open Day to learn more about the school. This is also a good way for your child to meet other children starting in kindergarten, their teacher and the Principal.
- If you can’t get to the Open Day, visit the school with your child and point out the differences between childcare or pre-school and formal schooling. Some of these differences include:
- Separate boy/girl bathrooms.
- Bubblers for drinking water
- Playground and classroom set up.
Practice opening your lunch box:
- Many childcare centres provide meals so it can be beneficial for your child to practice opening a lunch box and unwrapping different packaged items. While a teacher will be available to assist, there are usually around 20 children in a class and they may all require assistance.
Teach your child they are responsible for their own belongings:
- Label every piece of your child’s school uniform including their lunchbox and school bag.
- Unlike childcare or pre-school, at school everyone has the same uniform and often, the same school bag.
- Clip a familiar toy onto their school bag so it’s easily recognisable.
Meet with friends prior to starting school:
- Children find it comforting to have a friend going to school with them. If some of their peers from childcare or local groups are going to the same school it can be a good idea to meet and foster this relationship.
Is my child ready for school?
- When assessing whether or not their child is ready for school, parents often want a checklist of items. It is not always as simple as this, but remember you know your child best and you will have a good indication if you meet with your childcare or pre-school educators and discuss their development and progress.
- Pre-schools promote a child’s social and emotional competence when transitioning to school rather than their cognitive knowledge. So when assessing if your child should start school, or even assisting them in developing skills for the school environment, here are a few areas to look out for:
Fine motor skills:
- Pencil control
- Manipulating scissors to cut
- Listening to and carrying out instructions
- Attention span (can they remain at a task to complete it?)
- Becoming aware of how their behaviour impacts on others
- Confidence to approach new tasks and new people (can they ask a new/different teacher where the toilets are if they are lost)
- Ability to take turns (how do they respond if another child is using something they want?
- Co-operative play skills (can they work in a group to achieve a result?)
- Ability to manage emotions (anger and frustration) with minimal adult assistance
- Reduced impulsive actions (an ability to think before acting)
Language and communication skills:
- Sentence structure
- Can recall past events in detail
- Can hold a conversation (turn taking in full sentences)
- Understands language can be used to tell a story (real or imaginary)
Problem solving skills:
- Are able to sort, compare and categorise items according to colour size and shape
- Basic counting
- Ability to complete puzzles
- Thinking of alternatives or other options when a problem arises
What age can my child start school?
This varies from state to state but in New South Wales children can start Kindergarten in the first term of the school year if turning five by July 31st that year.
For more information or help contact Tresillian Parent’s Help Line 1300 2PARENT (1300 272 736)