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JULY 2011

Welcome to the July 2011 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome Bright Stars Early Learning at Macquarie Fields and Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing to our child care directory.

We also welcome Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services and Frontrunner Learning Centres to our Professionals for Children Directory.

Forte School of Music Macarthur and Little Kickers joins our joins our Resources for Parents Directory.

This month's parent resource is information about Perinatal Anxiety and Depression. As we know having a new baby can be a very difficult time, and feelings and thoughts vary from person to person. We hope this information helps what can be a difficult and/or confusing time.

WIN...WIN.... This month you have a chance to win a win a Amadeus Healthy Living The Cow Collection Musical Baby Cup, Weaning Spoon, Bowl, Cutlery Gift Set valued at $55.95 (plus postage and handling) from Direct Baby Mart joins our Resources for Parents Directory.

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

FEATURED SERVICES

Bright Stars Early Learning is committed to delivering Early Childhood Care and Education of the highest standard.

Our commitment extends to you, your family and your children. We believe that children's learning experiences are richly enhanced through parents, carers and educators working together and supporting each other's skills and knowledge.

Staff are recruited for their passion and commitment to the joys and challenges of the early childhood years. Children's learning is supported as they investigate, explore, socialise, discover, experiment, question and wonder.
  

Bright Stars Early Learning is a privately owned company.   The Authorised Supervisor and Staff support each other and work as a team to ensure the centre operates at consistently high standards.

Bright Stars Early Learning Centre is fully licensed by the NSW Department of Community Services and Participate in the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System under the National Childcare Accreditation Council.

We are registered for the Child Care Benefit Scheme with the Family Assistance Office, enabling eligible families to claim fee relief.

We are open from 6.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday.   Bright Stars Early Learning Centre is closed for N.S.W. Public Holidays and 1 or 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year.

Please contact us to discuss your child care needs we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely centre.


Leaping Learners Bow Bowing catering for children aged 0-12yrs. We are open from opened 7am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year.

Early education in a reputable preschool learning centre will certainly give your child the edge as they are equipped with the things that should provide them the readiness to take on the big world.
    

Leaping Learners is proud for every staff we employ in our early learning centre will play a significant role on the development of your child. We value professionalism, dedication, and competency to give every client the guarantee of excellence and satisfaction.

With the help of our child care centre you can be assured that the best holistic education will be enough to bring out the best in your child. We can work together with you in making your child ready for the future. Put your confidence on us and we will promise to reveal your child's potentials through the best education and the timeliest approaches that should put your child always a step ahead.

We are currently accepting enrolments please contact us.

Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
Have you heard about school based school funded speech and occupational therapy?

Our service provides

  • School based  School Funded
  • Speech pathology and occupational therapy services in mainstream and special classes across the Sydney region
  • Preschools
  • Schools
  • Secondary schools

ESP&TS provides school based services in both DET and non Govt schools.

School holiday workshops and programs available (parent or school pays options)

Detailed diagnostic assessments available. Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services was established in 1987. It is a private business, consisting of 13 Speech Pathologists and 3 Occupational Therapists. ESP&TS currently services up to 40 schools in the Sydney area.

Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services provides school based, school funded programs which occur within the classroom, with individuals or in groups. This form of service delivery facilitates an active and supported learning environment for students, which encourages generalisation of skills because it occurs within the learning context.

The school- based intervention allows modelling for and collaboration with teachers resulting in sustainable change in management of students with language based needs when programs are supported by and integrated in teaching practice.  Regular parent involvement and feedback encouraged.

Educational Speech Pathology and Therapy programs are accountable and reflect current theoretical knowledge. School based clinical education practicum for Speech Pathology students may also be available to your school.

Educational Speech Pathology also operates throughout Sydney and provides training and development programs In rural areas.

Talk to your school about contacting Educational  Speech Pathology for school based services or visit
http://www.educationalspeechpathology.com.au/

Forte School of Music Macarthur provides high quality music education for the children of Macarthur. We have an innovative approach to teaching music that aims to foster a love of music while developing musicianship skills and self-confidence.

Forte's structured curriculum starts from as young as 6 months of age, right through to adults. Each of Forte's music classes is filled with exciting musical activities designed to make learning easy.

Our multi-sensory approach has been shown to have enormous spin-off effects on a child's ability to concentrate at school and developing self esteem. Most importantly, it's loads of FUN!

To Book your Free Trial lesson, call 02 4647 8824 or for further details visit  www.fortemacarthur.com.au

Frontrunner Learning Centres offer in centre:

  • Professional Individualised Tuition in Reading, Spelling, Writing, Comprehension, Science, Mathematics K-12.
  • Readbetter with the famously successful Cellfield Dyslexia Intervention
  • Listenbetter with Integrated Listening Systems - Sound Therapy
  • Dyslexia and Irlen Screening.
  • Online tutoring systems and revision programmes are also available at www.frontrunnerlearning.com.au

What we aim to achieve for our students:

  • freedom from fear of failure
  • real learning that is more quickly and readily accommodated, assimilated, retained and easily recalled; ~ deeper learning
  • a positive attitude to study and the pursuit of excellence
  • self respect and self confidence
  • a willingness to do one's best and try again 
  • intrinsically motivated students capable of independent study who love learning
  • improving results at school
  • to graduate the student through the levels of our programmes as quickly as possible

How we plan to achieve our aims:

  • carry out a comprehensive academic/educational needs assessment
  • match the student with a caring professional tutor
  • plan an interesting programme that addresses the student's educational needs
  • prepare and maintain a clean, safe educational environment where the student feels welcome and successful
  • provide and administer an effective system of rewards and feedback

What we need to accomplish our aims for the student:

  • regular, punctual attendance
  • full support of the parents
  • a regular time set aside to complete homework - time management
  • a willingness of both parents to be a positive role model for their children
  • open, honest communication and feedback
  • high respect for education, teachers and learning
www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au
1300 851 065

Little Kickers The world's most loved FUN indoor soccer program for BOYS and GIRLS aged 18months - 7th birthday. Play NOT Push!

Using ground-breaking techniques devised in the UK in 2002, Little Kickers has been a global success story...and has now arrived Down Under to benefit our Little Aussies.

At Little Kickers the focus is very much on FUN - a national network of informal yet professionally run classes where enthusiastic boys & girls (18 months - 7th birthday) are given a helping hand to stand on their own two feet.

The real goal of Little Kickers, is to use soccer as a fun forum to instil our growing squad with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie; which we feel will stand them in very good stead for the future.

Little Kickers sessions do not run in terms...so your little one can join the fun at anytime!!!

Our sessions run in the following four age appropriate groups and are very much all-inclusive. No previous experience is required!!!

Little Kicks (18 months to 27 months) Parental participation required; Junior Kickers (2 years - 3.5 years); Mighty Kickers (3.5 years - 5th birthday); Mega Kickers (5 years - 7th birthday).

For more information on the Little Kickers experience please visit www.littlekickers.com.au

Chatabout Speech Pathology is a family-based private practise, specialising in treating children who have a communication difficulty. Our aim is to target learning in a fun and friendly way!

We see children of all ages, and support a range of difficulties including developmental delays, specific language learning difficulties and literacy. We also offer therapy services and treatment plans for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Our services include assessing children's current skill levels, providing professional therapy services, and working collaboratively with parents, teachers and other health professionals. We are able to offer home and school visits.

If you have any concerns about your child's speech, language or development, our team has staff specialising in the following areas:

  •     Speech Clarity/Articulation
  •     Early Language Stimulation
  •     Comprehension
  •     Expression
  •     Sentence Construction & Grammar
  •     Play and Social Skills
  •     Autism Spectrum Disorders
  •     Language Delays/Disorders
  •     Reading & Spelling Difficulties
  •     Stuttering
  •     Auditory Processing Disorders
  •     Voice DisordersContact us for more information
    www.chatabout.com.au

  • Little Einsteins Leaning Centre is a modern childcare with many years of experience in the field of early childhood. We now have 10 Little Einstein's early learning centres all over Sydney's south west & inner areas!

    Our Early Learning centres is licensed for children 6weeks to 6 years with educational curriculums for all catering for all developmental needs, interests & quality school readiness program.
    At Little Einstein's we will provide each and every child with a home like environment, which is friendly and inviting; while at the same time promoting stability, warmth and education in a safe setting for the child by our experienced & professional team of qualified educators

    Our Centre is open 52 weeks a year, closing only on public holidays and weekends.
    Little Einstein's Ingleburn & St Helens awarded High Quality Accreditation by the NCAC 2011.

    Visit our website for all our locations & to also see Little Einstein's Accomplishments & Awards which we have won over the Years. www.littleeinsteins.com.au

    We Care, We Nurture, We Develop

    Kids Kinder Childcare is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.

    Kids Kinder is a privately owned and operated childcare centre operating for long-day hours providing care and education programs for children 2-6 years old.

    The centre operates 52 weeks a year Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm closing only on public holidays.

    We have a team of dedicated childcare professionals who each day provide a fun and safe learning environment with daily routines similar to that of home for each child.

    Kids Kinder is big enough to provide lots of toys, equipment and great facilities, yet small enough to provide an individual level of care for each child and their family. Our focus is the well-being of each child and their learning.

    We believe that all children are unique. It is our hope to extend and compliment the home by providing a happy, stable and secure environment in which each child develops towards their full potential.

    SPECIAL OFFER: enrol now for 2011 and receive a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.

    We currently have vacancies for all ages and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our lovely centre, please contact us


    RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
    use the links below to view detailed information

    Airssential
    Cradle 2 Kindy
    Ezy Shaid
    Forte School of Music Macarthur
    Girl Guides NSW & ACT
    Kids Kontact
    Little Kickers
    Maternitywear.com.au
    My Mini Munchkin
    Only Organic
    Ready Steady Go Australia's largest ball-sport and exercise program for preschool aged children (2.5-6) is pleased to be associated with LocalChildCare.com.au. As an introductory offer, a 25% discount off standard prices is now being offered to all new Term 2 and Term 3 enrollments. To book your spot please call 1300-766-892 or visit www.readysteadygo.net.au and make sure you quote LocalChildCare.com.au to receive your discount

    Pencil Grips Plus
    Playsafe Kids
    Soccatoos
    Smart Start Learning Centres is offering a free lesson for their school preparation program for children entering Kindergarten in 2012. Start preparing your child now for BIG school. Literacy, Numeracy and Handwriting are all included in the program. This offer is for group or private lessons. Please phone 9990 6664 or  0414 543 074 to discuss your child's needs. You can also visit our website: www.smartstartlearningcentres.com.au for further information.

    Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
    The Train Shed
    Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®


    CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
    use the links below to view detailed information

    Appin
    Bambinos Kindergarten Appin

    Bargo
    Bargo Child Care Centre
    Kids Korner

    Bow Bowing
    Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing

    Campbelltown
    Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care
    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

    Glenfield
    Playground Learning Centre

    Harrington Park
    Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park
    Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park (North)

    Ingleburn
    Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

    Leumeah
    Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah
    Little Green Frogs Pre-School

    Macquarie Fields
    Bright Stars Early Learning
    Kids Kinder Childcare
    Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery

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

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

    Narellan
    Kids Korner

    St Andrews
    Pied Piper Kindergarten

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

    Minto
    The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

    Picton/Wilton
    Cath's Kindy

    Raby
    Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
    Foundations Learning Centre

    PARENT INFORMATION

    Perinatal Anxiety and Depression.

    Perinatal Anxiety and Depression, also commonly known as Postnatal Depression, can affect many parents after the birth of their child.

    Many women are confused by their feelings when they become parents. Your mood may change rapidly from joy to amazement to being overwhelmed and 'sad' by the responsibility of having a child to look after. Many new mums experience mood swings and these are attributed to the rapid drop in hormonal levels in the body after the birth and the physical exhaustion of the early days of parenting.

    The emotional low points are generally known as the 'baby blues' and should not be confused with perinatal anxiety and depression.
    What is Perinatal Anxiety and Depression?

    Perinatal Anxiety and Depression, or Postnatal Depression, describes the more severe or prolonged symptoms of depression that last more than a week or two and interfere with the ability to function on a daily basis, including caring for baby.
    Symptoms

    Major symptoms can vary, but may include:

    * Loss of enjoyment in usual pursuits
    * Loss of self esteem and confidence
    * Loss of appetite and weight
    * Broken sleep (irrespective of baby)
    * Sense of hopelessness and being a failure
    * Suicidal thoughts or ideas
    * Panic attacks
    * Loss of libido
    * Fears for baby's or partner's safety or well-being

    Treatments for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

    Depending on the severity of the symptoms, a past history of depression or other causes that need to be discussed with your local doctor. Treatment options vary from medication to group therapy.

    It's important to treat depression as early as possible because partners and young children can also feel stressed when a parent is anxious or depressed.

    Both mothers and fathers can suffer from perinatal anxiety and depression.

    Tresillian offers perinatal anxiety and depression groups for mothers. If you think a group program may be of value in managing your depression, please discuss this with your child and family health nurse or local doctor.

    Contact the Tresillian Parents Help Line for more information on (02) 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 (outside Sydney).

    For more information contact:

    Beyondblue Tel: 1300 22 4636
    Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

    The Blackdog Institute Peri-natal Clinic
    Tel: (02) 9382 6665
    Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

    Post and Antenatal Depression inc (PANDA)
    Website: www.panda.org.au

    Gidget Foundation
    Website: www.gidgetfoundation.com.au

     
    IN THIS ISSUE
     
    Vacancies
    WIN, WIN, WIN
    Featured Services
    Latest News
    Local Events
    Care In Other Areas
    Parent Information
     
    Our directories
    Additional Needs Providers
    Professionals for Children
    Child Care Services
    Resources For Care Providers
    Resources For Parents
    Nanny/Babysitters

    VACANCIES
    use the links below to see detailed information

    Appin
    Bambinos Kindergarten Appin limited vacancies

    Bow Bowing
    Leaping Learners Bow Bowing under new management enrol now

    Campbelltown
    Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care limited vacancies
    St Patrick's Child Care Centre enrol now
    Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc limited vacancies

    Currans Hill
    UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC limited vacancies

    Glenfield
    Playground Learning Centre limited vacancies

    Leumeah
    Little Green Frogs Pre-School enrol now

    Macquarie Fields
    Bright Stars Early Learning vacancies for ages
    Kids Kinder Childcare enrol now. SPECIAL OFFER
    Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery enrol now

    Narellan
    Kids Korner limited vacancies

    Narellan Vale
    Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre enrol now

    St Andrews
    Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now

    Picton/Wilton
    Cath's Kindy enrol now

    Raby
    Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
    Foundations Learning Centre limited vacancies

    WIN, WIN, WIN

    Direct Baby Mart is a family owned and operated Business. We created our online mums & bubs product store because we are a young busy family, we found we just did not have the time to get to all the stores we needed to in order to help our growing young family. We understood that this was the same for many friends and family members too, this got us thinking of how we could help other busy mums and dads who were just like us.

    We have looked at what has helped us in our family and put the ideas into our online store. Being a mum you know what was useful and the necessities you just could not have done without when you had your children. Also taking into consideration for those well known household brand names like Fisher Price and Mothers Choice, we have also give you some new brand names which we know will serve you well.

    This month you have the chance to win a Amadeus Healthy Living The Cow Collection Musical Baby Cup / Weaning Spoon / Bowl / Cutlery Gift Set valued at $55.95 (plus postage and handling).

      

    Healthy eating begins with your baby's first mouthful. This Cow Collection Set alerts your baby's senses and helps make mealtimes fun - feeding your baby 5-a-day has never been easier. This set features a spill-proof or freeflow cow cup, weaning spoon with musical cow, large bowl & spoon and a fork and spoon set.

    With sales exceeding 25 million cups worldwide, the Amadeus Cow Cup features a single piece, easy to clean spill proof valve that can be removed to make the cup free flow when you want it to be. The bite resistant spout and soft grip handles, make it easy for children to take a drink, plus it helps prepare them for self-feeding! Dishwasher Safe and BPA free.

    Be sure to check out our site for all our products http://www.directbabymart.com.au

    To enter simply email us and tell us how you have used our directory to find child care or child related services.


    LOCAL EVENTS

    The Train Shed is open Every Day in School Holidays, 2nd July - 17th July,    10am - 4pm for Rides on Thomas and his Friends. There's 6 Different Trains, 2 Stations and a Tunnel, and the Kiosk is open all day too! Any ticket will take 1 Child + 1 Adult on a train ride together. Great Fun for 1 year - 8 year olds.  www.thetrainshed.com.au

    My Kids And Me
    A workshop for parents who have had children removed from their care. Assists participants to identify parenting skills, strengths and resources and to develop relationships with their children.
    Venue: 35a Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
    6 Tuesday Mornings
    Time: 10am--12:30pm
    Date: 26 July, 2, 9, 23, 30 August, 6 Sept
    cost: $60.00
    Bookings: 4628 0044

    Grassroots Parenting
    This program for parents of children 0-12 give parents an understanding of children's behaviour, provide strategies for effective discipline, encourage positive behaviours and build resilience and self esteem in families. Each of the 8 sessions is self contained. Pick which sessions you would like to attend.
    Session 1: Seedlings--29 Jul For parents of babies
    Session 2: Sprouts--5 Aug For parents of toddlers
    Session 3: Preparing The Soil - 12 Aug Understanding children's behaviour and parent traps
    Session 4: Planting The Seed--19 Aug Communication. Building and getting children to listen
    Session 5: Pruning & Training - 26 Aug
    Encouraging desired behaviours
    Session 6: Getting To The Root of the Problem.
    2 Sept Strategies for challenging behaviours in children
    Session 7: Encouraging Blooms
    9 Sept Building family resilience and handling conflict
    Session 8: Nurturing the Gardener--23 Sept Looking after yourself and building assertiveness skills
    Venue: 35a Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
    Date: 8 Friday Mornings 10am-12:30pm
    Workshop Fee: $10 per session
    Bookings: 4628 0044

    Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth® Good preparation for birth and newborn care courses for those due soon. Visit website for full details and dates of courses for 2011.

    RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
    use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
     
    Australian Training Professionals
    Hand In Hand Child Care Services
    Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd

    PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
    use the links below to view detailed information

    Allergy Pathways
    Chatabout Speech Pathology
    Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
    Frontrunner Learning Centres
    Learning Links
    Literacy & Learning Centre
    SPOT4KIDS
    The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service


    ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
    use the links below to view detailed information

    Learning Discoveries Psychological Services
    Life Skills 4 Kids  
    Pencil Grips Plus
    The Sensational Kids SPOT
    The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders


    CARE IN OTHER AREAS
    use the links below to see our other directories
     
    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
    The Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory
    web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
    email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
    Ph: 0403 187 292

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