Willow Tree Kindergarten is taking enrolments for 2020 with limited positions!
We are a 28 place long day care service in Rosemeadow. We cater for children aged 2 - 5 years. We also have before and after school services available for children attending Rosemeadow public school.
Our hours of operation are 7am - 6pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year (closing 2 weeks at Christmas). All meals, beverages, hats & sunscreen are provided. We also cater for children with a disability and who have additional needs. Contact us for more information.
Taking enrolments for children aged 0-6yrs NOW!
We also offer a specialised School Readiness program to prepare your child for school.
Macarthur Kids supports the essential foundations for learning for all children and in doing so provides a play-based developmentally appropriate curriculum where children are learning important knowledge, skills and attitudes that will not only prepare them for school but for lifelong learning.
Our focus is on making your child’s transition to school as smooth as possible and giving your child important skills to help them enter school as confident, capable and involved learners. We want children to be achievers and most importantly we want children to be happy and excited about moving forward and facing new challenges.
Our team of qualified educators are responsible for integrating the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework into our learning contexts to ensure that your child`s learning outcomes are achieved. Some of the daily tasks that they will perform with your child includes:
Promote language and cognitive development
Plan and teach a play based curriculum
Plan incursions and excursions to extend on learning.
Observe children to evaluate and record progress
Assist with personal hygiene
Promote health and safety concepts
Encourage empathy, cooperation and respect
Encourage and promote positive attitudes towards learning.
Five Key Learning Outcomes
Children have a strong sense of identity
Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Children are confident and involved learners
Children are effective communicators
A Natural Learning Environment creates challenging spaces to assist children in recognising, assessing and negotiating risk, and building confidence and competence within themselves.
Every child IS uniquely and wonderfully different. www.macarthurkids.com.au
Ph 9133 1360 Or email
B4 Big School - Taking enrolments now for the school readiness program and primary school tutoring. Contact Nadia- 0401 683 026
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Learning Links Some children struggle with emotional and social development and this can start to impact on their learning and ability to form relationships with others. Learning Links’ psychologists work closely with families to understand the individual needs of their child.
We use evidence-based therapies to empower children to build confidence, resilience and strategies to manage concerns like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, poor social skills and changes at home.
Bulk billing is available for psychological therapy sessions at our Gledswood Hills Learning Centre, Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm. These appointments have no out-of-pocket costs when referred by a GP under a Mental Health Care Plan. Other rebates are also available.
Learning Links is a registered NDIS provider.
To find out more about how we can support your child or family, call 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au/counselling. Our Gledswood Hills Learning Centre is located at Suite 7 (Level 1), SOMA Wellness, 7 Gregory Hills Drive Gledswood Hills NSW 2557.
Enrol Now at your local Jenny’s Kindergarten & Early Learning Centre and get the best start for your little one. We know making the decision of where your child will attend is one of the hardest decision you will make and we are here to make that decision easier!
Pop by your local JK Centre, you will not be disappointed! jennyskindy.com.au
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills 024623 1913
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan 02 4647 2422
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 02 4647 2622
Kindyhub Starting Kindergarten
Beginning Kindergarten can be an anxious time for children and parents alike. Use Kindyhub to put families’ minds at ease.
Starting kindy can involve children being anxious and scared and parents can feel the same way. There can be separation anxiety, the stress of making new friends, a new environment to deal with, and a new daily routine.
It’s not just the children that are worried – it can be a time of stress for parents too. Is your little one going to be happy? Is this the best kindergarten for them? Are they having their snacks / meals / naps on time? Are the children doing activities at kindy that are beneficial and most importantly, are they having fun!? Read More
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Transition to school
Starting school is an exciting milestone for your child and family. All of you will be experiencing changes as your child settles into a new learning environment, develops new friendships, and spends time with new teachers.
Preparing your child for their transition to school prepares them for future learning and development.
Is your child ready for school?
Being school ready is not dependent on whether your child can read and write. Being school ready is about the whole child. When deciding on the right time for your child to start school, it’s important to consider a range of factors, including your child’s age, emotional maturity, language skills, social skills, physical wellbeing and their ability to undertake simple self-help tasks independently.
If your child is attending an early childhood education and care service, speak to the educators about your child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and seek their views on how to best support their transition to school. Ask the educators about the transition to school strategy they have at the service.
You can also speak with the principal of the school your child may attend. Most schools support your child as they transition to school, through an orientation program, made up of visits to the school and spending time with the kindy teachers and other children.
How can you help prepare your child for beginning school?
- Talk positively and confidently about starting and attending school
- Speak with your child about the change in their daily routine, how will they get to school, what time they have to get up in the morning and what they will have in their lunch box
- Visit the school with your child before they start so they’re familiar with the classrooms, playground equipment, bubblers, toilets, sick bay etc.
- Meet the teachers that may be working with your child and speak about them positively to your child
- Tell your child about support systems that the school offers e.g. if there is a buddy system where an older child supports your child in their first year of school
- Read books together about starting school
- Be involved in your child’s school community e.g. participating in playgroups, orientation days
or other social gatherings like school fetes and welcome barbecues
- Attend school events such as the book week parade, an assembly or school concert
- Develop good relationships with other parents, especially other parents of your child’s friends
- Establish good attendance patterns for your child
- Develop family routines at home to support your child’s learning at school e.g. read with your child each night, help them with any homework etc.
How can your early childhood education and care service support your child’s transition to school?
Both you and your child’s educator at their service play a significant role in supporting a successful transition to school. It’s important that your child’s individual needs are considered carefully to ensure that the transition process is positive and effective.
There are a range of transition to school experiences that many services can, and do, implement to support children transitioning to school. Some examples include:
- Talking to children about school, and encouraging them to ask questions or voice their concerns
- Arranging visits to local primary schools to meet kindy teachers and tour the setting
- Inviting school students to visit the service to talk about what school is like
- Reading stories about starting school
- Including school props, such as uniforms, bags, lunch boxes, and chalk boards in dramatic play areas
- Support children to develop their self-help and social skills through every day routine activities such as meal times when children will practice using lunch boxes and drink bottles
- Providing literacy items such as reading and writing materials in everyday play activities
How can you help your child settle into school?
The following suggestions may help you to support your child to settle comfortably and confidently into school:
- Say goodbye confidently – saying a quick, confident goodbye may help them to feel secure and reassured that you trust that they will be okay at school.
- Label your child’s belongings - labelling everything, including clothing, can help reduce anxiety for children, school staff and yourself. At school, children are responsible for their belongings and labels can help them with this.
- Communicate with your child – take time to tell your child what might be happening at school that day, and in the afternoon, ask your child about their day. This is a great way to build confidence, and to find out how they are feeling as they settle in. If you have any concerns talk with your child’s teacher, who will provide further insight to their day.
- Avoid overloading your child – when children begin school, they tire easily. It may be worth considering fewer extracurricular activities such as swimming, music or dance lessons, until they adjust to their new routine.
For more information visit https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/other-resources/factsheets/transition-to-school