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JULY 2012

Welcome to the July 2012 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory.

This month we welcome Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori and Bright Stars Early Learning at Macquarie Fields to our child care directory and Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre to our Resources for Parents Directory.

Our parent resource this month is about biting, I'm sure if you are a parent your child has at some stage bitten or been bitten...it's terrible for everyone. We hope our information can give you some tips on how to manage this stage.

WIN...WIN.... 2 tickets to the upcoming Commonwealth Bank 2012 SYO Toddler Proms Series valued at $30.00 proudly brought to you by Sydney Youth Orchestras

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 other child related information.

Until next month, kind regards Donna

FEATURED SERVICES

Bright Stars Early Learning is committed to delivering Early Childhood Care and Education of the highest standard. 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 caring for children from 2 years to school age.   Bright Stars Early Learning Centre is closed for N.S.W. Public Holidays and 1 or 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year.

  

Every team member at Bright Stars Early Learning Centre have been carefully recruited for their motivation to be the best Early Childhood professionals they can be.

Enrolments are taken throughout the year as positions become available, so don't hesitate to contact us for more information on our vacancies.  


Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori is a pre-school that provides excellence in education for 3-6 year olds based on the Montessori methods. Located in Raby, the school caters for children of south west Sydney ranging from Liverpool right through to Campbelltown/ Macarthur region.

  

We welcome all enquiries and visitors so please contact us to discuss your child care needs.


Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre (Formerly Forte School of Music Macarthur) is the number one provider of quality music education in the Macarthur area. The music school originated in 2006 and has developed a reputation for its friendly and supportive environment, and for maintaining a high standard of excellence.

  

Through a variety of structured curriculums, Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre, offers tuition for children from as young as 1 year right through to adults. We have highly skilled, motivated music teachers providing exciting and award-winning programs.

Whether learning music for fun, for personal development or for exams, our teachers enable our students to achieve their very best. Each of our music classes are filled with exciting musical activities designed to make learning easy and fun!

For more information contact us.


Frontrunner Learning Centres

Achieving Remarkable Results
Individualised Professional Tuition Programmes
Readbetter with Cellfield Dyslexia Intervention
Irlen and Dyslexia Screening
Dyscalculia Screening and Programmed Intervention
Listenbetter with Integrated Listening Systems - Sound and Movement Therapy
Secondary Study Programmes
Franchises Available

www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au Get in Front. Stay in Front. Improve Results and Enjoy Success.

Global Tutoring News & Updates July

Intensive Holiday Workshop for English, Maths, Chemistry and Biology these Winter School Holidays give students the opportunity to get ahead in their studies and refresh their knowledge before school goes back. Enrol now!

Term 3 enrolments are now open. Enquire today about subjects availabilities. Early bird and second subject discounts apply.

The Opportunity Class exam is to be sat on 25th July, less than a month away! Enrol your child in the Opportunity Class Program to enhance their performance in mathematics, general ability and English in a supportive and engaging learning environment, while learning exam skills and strategies at the same time.

Contact Global Tutoring today on 8094 9964 or info@globaltutoring.com.au. To find out what subjects are on offer and hear what parents have to say about their children's progress at tutoring, go to www.globaltutoring.com.au


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You
Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre
Global Tutoring
Little Kickers
Maternitywear.com.au
Read and Exceed
Playsafe Kids
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Bow Bowing
Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing

Campbelltown
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Campbelltown Community Preschool
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Harrington Park
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park 4
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park North OSHC
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn
YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Leumeah
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah

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

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

Narellan
Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

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
Pied Piper Kindergarten

PARENT INFORMATION

Biting

It can be a shock to find that your beautiful baby, raised in a loving and non-violent home, is biting playmates. But rest assured - many children go through a biting phase, and they do outgrow it.
Common reasons for biting include:

  • Teething - usually in babies or younger toddlers;
  • Curiosity - babies have no concept that their actions can hurt others, and may just be wondering what something tastes like;
  • Frustration, anger, or feeling hurt - usually in children who do not have the language skills to express themselves verbally, or do not have the physical ability to get away from another child who has hurt them.

Biting can happen more often when a child is going through a major change, such as weaning, a new baby arriving in the family, or moving to a new house. Children also find it more difficult to control impulsive behaviour when they are tired or hungry.

Empathy is a difficult concept to grasp, and can take some time to learn. While biting will be outgrown with time, there are things you can do to help:

  • In a younger baby who may be biting to soothe their gums or out of curiosity, a gentle "no" and offering a teething ring or toy will redirect the biting.
  • For toddlers and preschoolers, it can help to identify triggers. Keep a note of the time the incident occurred, what happened immediately before the bite, how it was dealt with, and what happened after the incident.
  • Look for patterns: is the child more likely to bite at the end of the day when they are tired? Do they bite most often in disputes over toys? These notes can also be useful in identifying the most effective way to react to the biting.
  • Avoid situations where biting is most likely to occur. This may mean separating two children who tend to bite each other.
  • Help your child learn appropriate ways to resolve disagreements or cope with frustration. Teach your child to say "stop!" while putting their hand up, and to ask for help from adults if they need to.
  • Watch carefully when the child is playing with others. There is no need to intervene in every disagreement. But if a child looks as though they are about to bite rather than resolve the disagreement in an appropriate way, it is important to step in.

Responding to biting with physical discipline, such as biting the child back, is unlikely to help the situation. Instead of understanding how the other person felt when they were bitten, the child may learn that it is reasonable to bite when you are very angry.

As with many behavioural issues, consistency is key. Talk to your child care provider about how they react to biting incidents, and ensure that your methods are compatible.

 

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VACANCIES
use the links below to see detailed information

Campbelltown
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

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

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now


WIN, WIN, WIN

2 tickets to the Commonwealth Bank 2012 SYO Toddler Proms Series,

Join Sydney Youth Orchestras in celebrating its 20th year of Toddlers Proms.

On Sunday 12 August, Sydney Youth Orchestras, in association with Mosman Music Club, will present a concert designed to introduce young children to the world of orchestral music.

Experience the amazing energy and sound of the SYO's Philharmonic Orchestra, led by inspiring conductor & educator Brian Buggy, in this interactive performance for infants to 7 year olds.  
Date Sunday 12 August
Venue    Mosman Art Gallery and Community Centre
Times   9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am
Ticket Prices   $15 or $12 for groups of 6 or more. Children one and under free.
Bookings syo.virtualboxoffice.com.au

For more event dates or details visit www.syo.com.au or Bookings visit syo.virtualboxoffice.com.au

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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMS

Frontrunner Learning Centres
Maths Art as part of the Holiday Study Sessions, in addition to revising the fundamentals or continuing their individualised programme, students may elect to learn how to create pursuit curves and other line drawing effects. Scan them and the possibilities are endless. We can also pick a topic, like quadratics, fractions or sentence writing to study intensively during the holiday sessions. Of course there are games and double points too. Some students might like to study Science, History or Geography to get in front.

Readbetter With Cellfield - Achieving Amazing Results For Children With Reading Difficulties. After guiding many children through the intervention I have observed results that are beyond all my expectations. Phase One - a ten-day intensive course makes real changes to the client's reading ability while Phase Two - a twenty week individualised programme reinforces and further develops the students reading skills. One of my most successful Cellfield students had never read a book before doing the intervention. She is now writing stories, has read all the Harry Potters, Twilight and averaging in the eighties in her Year Ten English assignments.
Listenbetter With Integrated Listening Systems Helps Children With Self-Discipline, Concentration, Fine And Gross Motor Skills, balance and a range of learning difficulties that are associated with auditory and visual processing problems. Many practitioners are employing it to help children who do not have any learning difficulties and who just want to improve their performance. One of my most successful clients is a retired teacher who is enjoying the benefits of improved short-term memory and being able to remember and perform complicated dances.
Winter Holiday Study Sessions

Week One: Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 2012
Week Two: Monday July 9 to Friday July 13 2012 Mornings at Mona Vale 9:30am -- 10:50 am or 11 am -- 12:20 pm Afternoons at Frenchs Forest 2 pm -- 3:20 pm or 3:30pm -- 4:50 pm
Bookings: www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.
com.au

LATEST NEWS

St Patrick's Child Care Centre It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that St. Patrick's Child Care Cenre is closing it's doors after 20 years! The last day of operation will be Friday 29th June 2012. Thank you for everyones support over the years!


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers

Dynamight Kids
Hand In Hand Child Care Services
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Westcott - Stationery Products


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Chatabout Speech Pathology
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia
Learning Links
Literacy & Learning Centre
Sleep Angel
The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service
Passageways


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Nana's Weighted Blankets
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
Northern Beaches Local Child Care

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