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VACANCIES

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

Campbelltown 
ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
Sherpa Kids - St John The Evangelist Campbelltown enrol now

Camden
Sherpa Kids - St Pauls Primary School Camden enrol now

Elderslie   
Macarthur Early Learning enrol now

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

Ingleburn 
The Pines Academy Child Care enrol now 

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields enrol now limited vacancies

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessorilimited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now


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RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
 

Covering All Areas
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Camden
Sherpa Kids - St Pauls Primary School Camden

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Campbelltown 
ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre 
Sherpa Kids - St John The Evangelist Campbelltown
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Elderslie   
Macarthur Early Learning
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie 

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills

Ingleburn 
The Pines Academy Child Care

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields

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

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

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

Rosemeadow
Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre 
Willow Tree Kindergarten

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

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 2016

Welcome to the July 2016 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.

Our parent resource is about the different types of child care that are available and provides descriptions about each type, a must if you are unsure about what type of care suits you and your child or what each name means.

WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 Itunes card.

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
FEATURED SERVICES

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie  is now open…..

Young Academics at Elderslie is a brand new purpose built service, offering long day care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years. The team at Young Academics Elderslie are an excellent team of dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic professionals that value the importance of maintaining a high level of care and education for all children in our service. We pride ourselves on providing holistic support for our families, children and educators through ongoing support and communication, family input into our service and programs, Kinderloop documentation and communication program, implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework, implementation of our Young Academics Curriculum – YA Evolution, a transition to school program and ongoing links with the local community through incursions at the service.

We understand that young children learn through play, investigation and active exploration and our educators place a high value on the classroom learning environments, including the inclusion of new and recyclable materials, natural products, a variety of different textures and an aesthetically pleasing environment from the children’s level.  To ensure each child’s learning is supported we provide a reflective and emergent curriculum, based on the children’s individual interests, learning styles and development.

If you would look to come and have a look around the service and meet our wonderful educators, Please call our customer service representative at our central Hub on 1300 668 993, to book in for a tour.


Frontrunner Learning Centres  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.   Contact us for more information www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au


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.


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 for more information www.kirana.edu.au  or 1300 885 791.

Soccajoeys Macarthur Kids Soccer Classes.  Soccajoeys is Australia’s leading pre-school and junior soccer program for children aged 3 to 8 years. It is a fun and enjoyable indoor recreational setting for children to learn and play soccer. Activities include fun games, instructional scrimmages and skill development.

The program is run on a four term per year basis. The goal of Soccajoeys is to give participants a well-rounded start to their physical, social and educational development.

All our classes run for one hour, and are held indoors.  Soccajoeys has been operating in Macarthur for the past 3 years and offer classes 7 days a week, across 4 convenient locations.   Contact us for more information.


Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields we a family owned and operated centre, which provides quality care and a program for children aged 0 to 6 years of age.  We are open 7am - 6:00 pm Monday to Friday.

We offer:

  • 6 meals a day, nappies, bed linen and all other essentials provided
  • CCB and child care rebate to eligible families
  • Leading indoor and outdoor programs
  • Comprehensive school readiness program and pre-schoolers are given homework and assignments on a monthly basis
  • Fully qualified staff
  • 2 shaded outdoor play ground
  • 3 classrooms
  • Fully air conditioned facilities
  • Events + incursions on a regular basis
  • Excellent communication/liaison with parents including detailed run down of your child's day sent to parents daily via email and elaborated to parents in depth upon pick up.

No Admin fees if you mention Local Child Care.  Limited vacancies be quick.

We have an open doors policy and welcome all enquiries and visitors to our centre so please feel free to contact us for more information or to discuss your child care needs


Hearty Health
With the financial year upon us – now is the time to set your budget for the upcoming financial year!   Lock in prices – set and forget – let us show you how!  Hearty Health are the pioneers in Child Care Catering and have been established since 2000.  We are the premier Child Care Catering Service and specialise in catering exclusively for children.

Hearty Health are the only provider that prepares, cooks and delivers meals in less than 24 hours – now that is fresh!  We do not serve our meals in plastic bags.

Hearty Health Chefs prepare nutritious and balanced meals that are delivered daily to Child Care Centres just like yours.   There are no gimmicks - just quality meals and quality service.
www.heartyhealth.com.au   facebook.com/heartyhealth  For fresh meals delivered daily, contact us 1300 728 762.


Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange 
We have had a very busy and fun filled June at Young Academics Smeaton Grange! We are very proud to have been awarded Most Outstanding Child Care Service at the Camden Wollondilly Local Business Awards this month.
Each month we hold a variety of special events and incursions based on the children’s interests and community events. The children have enjoyed several incursions this month! The children in Nursery 2, Toddlers and Preschool rooms had a great time when they participated in a tennis skills clinic where they put their hand-eye coordination skills into practice and learnt some new gross motor skills too.

All of the children were very excited to have a visit from the fire brigade this month! The fire fighters spoke with the Preschool children about what firefighters do and fire safety. The Preschool children then got to have a turn sitting in the fire engine and spraying water from the hose. The Nursery and Toddler children were involved too - they got to sit in the fire engine and loved hearing the loud siren.

We finished off the month with a visit from everyone’s favourite giraffe – Healthy Harold! Harold taught the Preschool children all about staying healthy and our parents enjoyed the session just as much as the children did.     For more information about our service please contact us on 1300 668 993.

Pied Piper Kindergarten Book now for 2017! We are taking enrolments and places are filling up quickly, Don’t miss out!!

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.

Get in quick and reserve your place for 2017! Call us now Raby - 98249680  OR Blair Athol – 46209777  Or email us for an enrolment package

Pencil Grips Plus 
“Pinch the eyes, cover the mouth and wrap your fingers around the tail”

Loved by children, The Write Right Pencil Grip and Trainer is the latest ergonomic all in one pencil grip, lead pencil and eraser.



The patented shape encourages a proper dynamic grip, the friendly face on the grip provides visual cues for finger placement while grabbing kids attention to extend writing time.

  • Required no sharpening as it is a mechanical pencil. Just click.
  • Two spare leads are included with each grip
  • Available in 3 sizes – small, medium and large
  • Available for both right and left handers

Left handers can celebrate with another specialised product catering for their needs. Try one today.

School Holiday Special Visit our online shop at www.pencilgripsplus.com.au and simply enter discount code: CCD0716 to receive 10% of your order.

More fantastic products can be found on our website www.pencilgripsplus.com.au or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/PencilGripsPlus/


First Aid For You
This school holidays First Aid For You are busy teaching lots of kids around Sydney and beyond how to be a First Aid Superhero!

The one hour workshops teach kids how and when to call Triple Zero, managing bleeding, bites & stings, how to do CPR and more!  The cost starts from just $12 per child and all kids receive take home material.

We can come to your vacation / daycare centre or you are welcome to join us at any of the courses below:

Wednesday 6th July 11:30am Woonona Bulli RSL
Friday 8th July 10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm Narellan McDonalds
Friday 15th July 10:30am North Parramatta McDonalds

For more information or to book, visit our website at http://www.firstaidforyou.com.au/course-dates/course-list or call us anytime on 1300 853 050.

PDF Education Supplies

If you are tired of your sign falling down this month PDF Education Supplies has the answer.

 * visitors please press doorbell and we will be with you shortly (metal sign) $15.00 
* quality improvement plan (individual letter stickers) $25.00
* our community notice board (individual letter stickers) $25.00
We are have also added to our range
* Blank Safety Mirror (shatter proof, rounded corners can be used inside or out) $22.00 we also have Sun Mirrors, Emotions & You are wonderful in the Acrylic Mirror range.
* Torres Strait Islander Counting & Ryyming Book (great way to introduce Torres Strait Islander culture) $24.00

View all at http://www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au/

Australian Institute of Childcare Training
We are moving to new training rooms at Oran Park 1st July 2016. We are taking enrolments now for our July classes face to face or study online. Study Now Pay Later.   For more information please contact us  www.aictlearning.edu.au PH 1300 889 678


Ausure Insurance Brokers Macarthur Pty Ltd  Insurance for the Childcare Industry
Despite best intentions, compliance with regulations and a thorough risk management plan, sometimes things go wrong.

A child injured in care today can make a claim until the age of 18. Depending on the Statute of Limitations in each State and Territory, some can even claim until they’re 21.  Given it can take years to determine the full effect of an injury, it is not uncommon for someone to make a claim long after the event.  

That is why it is important to have a policy that will protect you in years to come for something that happens today. Not all insurance policies do!

Ausure Macarthur’s knowledge of the childcare industry means we can compare different insurance policies to ensure you will always have the best protection, especially as needs change. 

 We can tailor policies to include the following:
• Public & Products Liability
• Professional Indemnity
• Property in your Care, Custody & Control
• Property
• Business Interruption
• Money
• Breakdown of Machinery & Electronic Equipment
• Glass
• Statutory Liability
• Personal Accident for Children
• Personal Accident for Volunteers
• Management Liability (including Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Taxation Audit and other benefits)

This covers all childcare services* including Long Day Care/Preschool/Vacation Care/Before & After School Care/Nannies  *excludes home day care

To have us quote on your childcare insurance needs, contact us or visit http://www.ausuremacarthur.com.au/childcare

Domina General Insurance Brokers  Cyber Insurance for Childcare Centres

What would happen if your centre was a victim of a cyber attack ?  How would you respond ?  Would the private information about the children in your care and their families, as well as your staff be protected ?

All businesses these days are open to cyber attacks and cyber crime. In fact, statistics tell us that a business is more likely to be the victim of cyber crime than suffer a fire.

Cyber Protection Insurance has been developed to protect businesses who are the victims of cyber crime. In fact, Cyber Protection Insurance also covers a whole range of scenarios that relate to the internet operations of a business. Consider the following :-

  • An email is received in your centre and it has a virus attached. The email is opened and as a result your computer system fails
  • An email is received in your centre with a virus attached and you unknowingly forward that email to another business. They open the email and their system is affected
  • Educational information is downloaded on to your website without permission of the owner of that information
  • An inappropriate post is made on your facebook page, leading to a threat of legal action
  • Your centre receives a cyber extortion email telling you to pay an amount otherwise your computer system will be attacked

Traditional insurance policies do not provide protection against any of these scenarios. And that is why you need Cyber protection Insurance.

Domina General Insurance Brokers deals with a range of insurers who specialise in this important cover.

Call us on 0242 552855 or 0438 336646, or contact us  via the web at www.domina.com.au for more information.

AFS Training
Run by experienced trainers – and parents; the Baby Talk first aid course teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to respond calmly and confidently to the most common emergencies children and babies are exposed to.

Learn how to Stay Calm, Take Control of the Situation and Respond in the Critical Moments before help arrives.
This non accredited 3 hour practical session covers areas in first aid relevant to babies and children. Ideal for new parents and grandparents. Topics covered include but is not limited to: CPR/Choking/Asthma/Allergic reactions/Bleeding; burns/Childhood illnesses/Diabetes/Drug overdose.

The training is practical and hands on and can be delivered in a number of formats including:   Come to one of our public training courses. Organise a group session for your mothers group, sports team, childcare parents. Book private training for you and your extended family in the comfort of your lounge room. Call one of our friendly AFS staff members today to discuss 1300 660 164.

PARENT INFORMATION

Types of Child Care

Whether you’re new to childcare or an old hat, you can’t help but be confused by the different titles given to child care services these days. Here’s a guide to help you work out what your options are.

Long Day Care
Long day care is just that – child care that is available from early in the morning to early evening, breakfast to dinner. The best option for parents who work the typical nine to five, long day care usually services children from around six weeks to six years, and tend to provide meals, nappies as well as developmental and school readiness programs for the children. Centres remain open during school holidays.

Long day care centres are predominantly approved child care, so parents whose children attend are eligible for the child care benefit. Centres can be run by communities, local councils, private operators and occasionally even employers and companies looking to make their business more family-friendly.

Family Day Care
Family Day Carers look after a smaller number of children in their own home. As a part of a network of caregivers carefully monitored by a family day care scheme, they provide care and developmental activities for the children, and are often more flexible with their hours – some can even include weekends and overnight stays for shift workers. 
Family Day Care is generally aimed at non-school-aged children, but depending on the carer can be available to primary school children before and after school. Parents whose children attend Family Day Care are eligible for the child care benefit.

Pre-school/Kindergarten
Pre-school or kindergarten is usually for children between the ages of 3 – 5 and is designed to educate children before they begin school. Hours and setup are similar to that of a school – start at 9, finish at 3 and children are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. Centres tend to be closed during the school holidays.

Pre-schools and kindergartens can be privately or council run, or can be an initiative of a community or a part of another service such as long day care or occasional care.

Occasional Care
Occasional Care is designed for parents who require care for short periods of time for children from about six weeks to school age. Care can be provided for an hour or more per day on an irregular (or occasional) basis. Centres often provide developmental activities as the opportunity to socialise with other children for children who are not in regular care or pre-school. Occasional care can be run privately, by local councils or be a community centre, and is often attached to a pre-school or long day care centre. 

Before and After School Care 
Often referred to as OOSH (Outside of School Hours) is run mainly for primary-school-aged children and opens for care before and after school hours, as well as pupil-free days during school terms. This kind of care is ideal for parents who work typical nine to five days and are unable to drop off and pick up their children at the standard times. 

Centres typically provide recreational activities and are usually associated with schools, occasional care centres and preschools. 

Vacation Care
Vacation care is designed for school-aged children during school holidays. With hours comparable to that of a long day care centre, children are provided with a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including outings such as the beach or movies. Vacation care is usually offered by before and after school care services.

Nannies
A nanny is a single carer that cares for the children inside the home and may or may not live with the family. Nannies are typically employed by the parents directly, with hours and duties negotiable. Typically, a nanny’s duties revolve solely around the care of the children, however some nanny’s also undertake domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. 

Parents looking to hire a nanny also have options such as an Au Pair, which is typically a young person from another country who provides child care in return for board and a small allowance, as well as nanny sharing with another family.

The Camden Macarthur Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292
 

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