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- Child Care Services Directory
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Leaping Learners Early Educational Centre
The owners of Leaping Learners Early Education Centre are delighted to advise they have just taken over the former CFK centre at Mt Annan, the centre is located at 11 Stenhouse Drive, MOUNT ANNAN. Enquiries call 9605 7206
Cath's Kindy offers low bonds, no minimum days requirements come 1 through to 5 days, fee relief available. Outdoor program designed by a Personal Trainer. Fantastic working Parent Committee which benefits the families and the Centre. Hot nutritional meals everybody as well as fantastic modern facilities. Individual detailed children's portfolios outlining your child's development and milestones. Plus so much more. You can also be involved in our latest project to improve and enhance our outdoor environment!!! Call now for your personal orientation and check out our website http://www.cathskindy.com.au/
Do you have a Child with Additional Needs?
Come and meet with parents who have children in a range of issues including: ADHD, hearing and sight impairment, behavioural and learning difficulties, speech delay, Autism and other disabilities. A new support group is forming. Free child care available at Teddy Bear Cottage.
Date: 16 June, every other week until 28 December 09
Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm
Venue: Warragamba / Silverdale
More Information: 4774 1940
Date: 28 June 2009
Venue: Silverdale Progress Hall, The hall is on Silverdale Road heading to The Oaks.
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Cost: $5.00 per contestant donation to hall (including drink, snack, certificate and entry in lucky draw).
Come and build ** bring your own lego** and then bring a blanket and picnic lunch
More Information: 4774 2256
Welcome to the June Camden Macarthur
Child Care Directory Newsletter
This month we welcome Bargo Child Care Centre to the directory. Below you can read information about this service as well use the links to visit the detailed listing.
As we start to come into winter I find that the days seem shorter and there is more to fit in. Our parent resource this month is survival tips for working parents....I hope like me you find them helpful.
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Until next month, regards, Donna
Bargo Child Care Centre
Bargo Child Care Centre is a Long Day Care Centre for 20 children between the ages of 2 years and 6 years, also catering for a small number of school age children, before and after school care.
We are a privately run family business. Carolyn and Paul McCorkell form the Company, McCorkell Pty Ltd. Carolyn has been in the Early Childhood field for many years and is The Authorised Supervisor (Director) of the Centre, approved by The Department of Community Services.
We open at 7.00am and close at 6.00pm Monday to Friday. We are closed on public holidays and for 2 weeks over the Christmas period.
We have limited vacancies, so please feel free to drop in and visit us at any time or contact us to discuss you child care needs. We look forward to welcoming you and your child.
Child Care Services Directory
Bargo Child Care Centre
Partners In Care Early Learning Centre
Adrienne's Early Learning Centre and Preschool
Campbelltown Family Day Care Scheme
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah
St Helens Park
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - St Helens Park
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm
Survival Tips for Working Parents
Being a working parent is a challenging role. It involves a balancing act between meeting your child's needs for care and attention, sharing a satisfying relationship with your partner and friends and being a reliable and competent employee while trying to enjoy life and parenthood. Make Life Easier by:
- Setting realistic and achievable goals for you and your family
- Asking for help
- Changing your expectations and priorities around the house
- Involving other supportive adults in the planning and sharing of parenting and household responsibilities
- Be realistic about what can be achieved each day. Routine is important. Having an unpredictable lifestyle is time consuming and unsettling for everyone. Young children become frustrated, overwhelmed, and rushed when routines are frequently changing (understandably, sometimes it cannot be helped).
- Talk to your partner about household responsibilities and expectations as a parent and an adult household member.
Starting and finishing the day on a happy note:
- Give yourself extra time in the morning
- Re-think what is essential to be completed before leaving the house each morning
- Pack your work and childcare bags the night before
- Use time in the car as a valuable opportunity to connect with your child both on the way to childcare and on the way home. Sing songs, and listen to your child when they speak to you
- Most importantly, leave work stresses, at work
- Organise the next days clothing the night before, for you and your child
- Avoid conflicts and fights in the morning - it is always a no-win situation for everyone
- Make sure your child goes to bed early enough as this ensures they have adequate sleep for development and growth and gives you and your partner time to interact as adults and friends
- Feeding the family does not need to be stressful!
- Prepare double amounts of food and freeze for later
- Invest in a slow cooker and put dinner on before you leave for work
- Also remember your evening meal does not always have to be a hot meal
- Depending on the age of your child, try and enjoy dinner around the table with the television off and all family members present. This is a good habit to get into and provides a great opportunity to meaningfully interact with your family
- Consider a no TV rule in the morning as this can distract everyone from getting ready
- Add an extra hour to childcare for shopping later in the day
- Avoid taking tired and hungry children shopping
- Consider shopping on-line or in the evening ask your partner to do the shopping
- Another suggestion is to do a big weekly shop to avoid the need to shop every day
- Wash and hang the clothes the night before
- Fold washing properly and save ironing
- Children do get sick when you least expect it:
- Ensure your employer knows you are also a parent, so if your child does become sick you can take leave
- Otherwise, have an alternative plan - eitherarrange for your partner to care for your child or have a back up such as a grandparent or good friend on standby.