Blair Athol
Piper Kindergarten enrol now

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Harrington Park
Skoolzout @ Harrington Parkenrol now outside school hours care

The Pines Academy Child Carecurrently has vacancies for the 0-2 room for 5 days. Please enquire by calling 9605 7932, visiting the service or going on our  
Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre vacancies for all ages.

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

Narellan Community Preschoolenrol now

Picton Community Preschoolenrol now

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessorilimited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre enrol now limited vacancies.

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now

St Helens Park
Just 4 Kids - St Helens Park enrol now 

Bingara Gore Community Preschool enrol now


Kids First Aid is an Australian company that has successfully developed a first aid programme specifically for parents and carers of children 0-16 years. Our Presenters are Paramedics. We focus on 10 common emergency situations that involve children and provide up to date first aid response including +Drowning +Allergies & Anaphylaxis +Choking +Snake & spider bites + Fits & Fevers +Stings +Poisoning +Broken bones + Burns

We have open sessions that you can attend or we can organise a private sessions at your home for your family and friends.

This month you can win one free admission to one of our open sessions in Sydney, valued at $85.00.

For your chance to win simply email us with your contact details and tell us how you have used our site/facebook to go into the draw to win.  Good luck!







Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Harrington Park
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park 

The Pines Academy Child Care
YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Macquarie Fields
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery

Menangle Park 
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre

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

Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Bingara Gore Community Preschool
Picton Community Preschool

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre

St Helens Park
Just 4 Kids - St Helens Park

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

JULY 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 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's parent resource is a guide to 6-14 month olds daily routines. This is a fun and interesting stage in your little ones’ life. This guide will give you some tips on sleeping, feeding and play times. 

WIN, WIN...this month you have the chance to win a one free admission to one of our open sessions in Sydney valued at $85.00 from  Kids First Aid

To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us with your contact details to go into the draw to win.  Until next month, kind regards, Donna

caringfor_youlogoGrasshopper 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.

At International School Of Music Campbelltown we aim to add music to your life by providing early childhood music education classes for 2-12 year olds.

All classes are grouped according to age and are taught in a fun and unpressured environment.

Contact us for more information.

Bellbirds Early Learning Centre  located at Menangle Park, Campbelltown is currently open 52 Weeks per year operating from 7am-6pm and offers:-

  • Long day Care Services
  • Preschool Program with special needs (if needed).
  • Three nutritious meals per day
  • All meals are freshly cooked daily on site in our restaurant style kitchen by our qualified cook.
  • Nappies and linen
  • Sunscreen and hats for all children
  • Bellbirds Early Learning Centre is committed to following all sun safety practices.

The child care centre is currently licensed for 52 children per day and provides a number of high quality learning programs, and an orientation program for children and their families.


Although the routines of each room and age group will vary, the same aspects are contained in each. We endeavour to provide a home and family environment at the Centre, where the children feel comfortable and secure at all times and our daily routines reflect this.

Bellbirds Early Learning Centre provides extra curricula and special monthly events at no extra cost. Your child will be actively engaged in various experiences and programs throughout the whole day.  Contact us to discuss your child care needs.


Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre  is a privately owned and family operated organisation established to provide high quality care and education for children birth to years. Busy Kidz has been operating since 2002.

Kim and John Geraghty are the proprietors and Kim is Early Childhood Trained with 22years teaching experience.

Busy Kidz prides it's self in being a warm, caring and friendly centre, where children can develop and learn to their full potential. Your child will be supported to grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and creatively.

We are a Fully Accredited centre with the National Child Care Accreditation Council and we are licensed for 56 children per day.

We have three bright and colourful playrooms that are large and well appointed with a range of quality toys and resources. All rooms are air conditioned and provide a variety of areas for your child to participate in a range of group and individual experiences throughout their day.

Our large outdoor play area is well shaded with trees and large shade sails. We have a variety of fixed climbing equipment and forts as well as moveable equipment that allow for children to have fun climbing, running, jumping and exploring their environment. 

We provide Nutritious meals cooked on the premises by our cook – Breakfast, Morning tea, Lunch, afternoon tea and a late afternoon tea. Meals meet nutritional guidelines and cater for children with special dietary requirements. Our meals are culturally diverse and prepared with fresh ingredients daily.

We are open 50 weeks of the year from 7.00am to 6.00pm.

Busy Kidz encourages play, a love for learning, creativity and individual expression; we feel that children will develop into strong, confident and independent individuals who can achieve their goals and dreams.  Contact us for more information.


Dynamic Rhythms Music  (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.


Learning-Hats Ready for school & K-6 Tuition centre

New! Learning Hats School Readiness Program is now mobile!  Book now to have a School Readiness Program at your playgroup, family day care service, community centre, preschool etc. Contact us for more information.


Frontrunner Learning Centres providing professional tutoring in Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale for over 17 years. Our tutors are here to see that our students Get in Front and Stay in Front.

This is a place where tutors encourage, motivate and make a really positive difference.   Of course our qualified tutors do more than just set tasks and correct the work. They engender a love of success in the now so that our students believe that they can achieve. Our tutors develop great attitudes that create great results.  That’s why we are successful educators.

Frontrunner Learning Centres offer an initial free diagnostic educational assessment so you know exactly what your child needs in tuition. We facilitate real learning for school-aged children with the fundamentals that they need most in school. Students receive professional and caring help them in Mathematics, English, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension, Grammar, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

With the active support of paediatricians, speech therapists, behavioural optometrists, dieticians and other health care professionals the Frontrunner tutors provide a caring environment that’s helps your child achieve her or his own personal best and really enjoy success.

An integral service Frontrunner Learning Centres offer is Readbetter with Cellfield; much more than a simple reading programme. 
Readbetter with Cellfield is a research based dyslexia treatment that increases visual and auditory processing speeds. It opens and establishes neural networks working to levels deep in the parietotemporal lobes, the occipitotemporal and the anterior system in the left inferior frontal area of the brain. Readbetter with Cellfield uses brain plasticity and clever computer science to synchronise information and deliver it directly where it is needed, quickly and efficiently. 

We do more because we’re extensively and intensively trained and vastly experienced.

We do more than just tutor.  We inspire.  Contact us for more information or 

caringfor_youlogoGo4Fun Healthy Kids Program  is a fun and FREE program for kids aged 7-13 who are above a healthy weight.

Go4Fun runs during term after school, and gives kids and their parents a positive chance to learn about health and nutrition as well as participating in fun games and activities.

Go4Fun helps kids build self-esteem and confidence in a supportive environment, as well as helping to set in place long-term healthy habits for the whole family. The program runs at a variety of locations across New South Wales each term, programs can be seen at


Literacy & Learning Centre is offering the Focused Footy School Holiday Program, which is a unique program that takes advantage of children’s love of footy and being active to encourage the development of important literacy skills.

The Focused Footy School Holiday Program is running in the second week of the July school holidays and is ideal for active children who are struggling at school, have learning difficulties such as reading or spelling problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. 

When?  Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June 2014, 9.00am to 3.00pm   Where? Meet at the Literacy and Learning Centre Suite 4, 2 East Street, Five Dock (activities will take place in Five Dock Park). Ages: 8 – 15 years, Cost: $250 (for five days)

Over five days, children will be doing the activities that they love that involve FOOTY SKILLS – such as improving fitness, practicing ball skills, developing spatial awareness, and learning defensive and offensive skills. At the same time, they will be taking part in activities that reinforce and develop important LITERACY SKILLS – such as being taught basic grammar, identifying text types, and writing an exposition. They will create their own individual footy card, develop their own written fitness program, and gain awards for mastering new skills.

The program is run by two teachers who bring their unique experience and skills to the program. Teacher Kieran Black is also a professional Rugby Union player, who has run numerous skills training programs for children including the All Black’s Skills Coaching Camp. Specialist Literacy Teacher Josine Baz has worked in special education settings in NSW schools and is a Remedial Literacy Teacher at the Literacy and Learning Centre Both teachers are passionate about finding creative ways to encourage active kids to develop their literacy skills. The program is suited for children of all skill levels and does not assume any previous knowledge or experience playing rugby.  For more information call: 9712 8777 or email: or check out our page on Facebook


Sensory Tools Australia presents World-Renowned POWER WORKSHOPS in 2014!  Fantastic opportunities for professionals to gain CPD points and for parents to learn more about what is making their child tick.  Online registration now open!

Sensory Defensiveness: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach presented by Dr. Julia Wilbarger & Patricia Wilbarger AUGUST 2014   Download brochure here. Online registration available NOW


Daily routines: 6 - 14 months

Babies are all very different.  These routines are a guide only.

Your child is strongly influenced by the environment, daily activities and routines. A predictable routine (sequence of activities) including a wind down period (for example, meal, bath, cleaning teeth, story time, brief cuddle and kiss, and into the cot/bed) helps your child establish good sleep patterns.

The feed, play, sleep routine is the core structure of a baby's day at any age. As your baby matures, day playtime increases and night patterns continue but without playtime.

Your baby is unique therefore their need for sleep and the time of waking varies. The following routines are a guide only as your baby's needs and tired signs /cues for sleep may vary from the examples below.

Some days things will go smoothly but illness, disruption to the family environment and/or extra busy days out can all affect your baby's routine.

By 6-8 months your baby's routine is starting to change. This is often a time when your baby is more active during the day and may drop to two day time sleeps. Base your routine on your baby's cues/ needs for sleep. If your baby is generally alert and happy your baby is probably getting enough sleep
By 6 months your baby can commence taking solids. It is also a good time to commence feeding your baby cooled boiled water from a cup.

Some ideas for interacting during awake time include:

  • Floor play
  • Music/ singing
  • Story time/nursery rhymes
  • Finger / toe games
  • Toys - that move, make sound, colourful and vary in texture
  • Cuddles

REMEMBER: it takes time for your baby to develop a predictable routine. This can be a fun time as your child develops new skills such as exploring their world. As your baby becomes more mobile it is important to ensure play areas are safe.

By eight months your baby may have moved to just two day time sleeps. If your baby wakes early or you need your baby to go to bed later, an additional sleep may be needed.

At this age babies may still be night waking or even start to night wake - this can be related to separation anxiety a developmental stage for this age. If this happens provide your baby with reassurance and try to resettle with minimal fuss.

Some ideas for interacting during play time include:

  • Playing music, singing and dancing
  • Providing moving toys/dolls /teddies
  • Reading stories and using cloth books
  • Singing nursery rhymes/cloth books
  • Playing stacking games
  • Playing with toys - that move, make sound, colourful and vary in texture
  • Using pulling and pushing toys
  • Visiting friends, local parks and play groups

REMEMBER: As your baby is now more mobile it is very important to ensure your home environment is a safe environment for your inquisitive toddler e.g. child proof locks
As your baby gets older he/she will progress to only one sleep per day - watch your toddler cues/ tired signs. The morning sleep will progressively get later in the day until it becomes a middle of the day or early afternoon sleep. Your child's tried signs/cues will help you identify their need for sleep

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