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

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning 
accepting enrolments be quick places are limited

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Preschool  limited vacancies be quick Call 96065981 or 0435036540

Macarthur Early Learning enrol now
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie enrol now limited vacancies.

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

The Pines Academy Child Careenrol now 

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields enrol now limited vacancies

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten we have limited vacancies. Act now so you don’t miss out! All meals are provided at our purpose built centre. Come and see us today 37 Mt Erin Road Blair Athol or call us on 4620 9777

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 

ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre 
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Macarthur Early Learning
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie 

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills

The Pines Academy Child Care

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan

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 2017 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.

This month our parent's resource provides some great tips and information about Starting school as it 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.
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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 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 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

New resources from PDF Education Supplies  

Garden Mirror For Children -

Toilet Procedure Laminated Poster - 

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

 “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
  • Library
  • 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

Social skills:

  • 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)

Emotional skills:

  • 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)
The Camden Macarthur Child Care & Services Directory
Ph: 0403 187 292

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