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JUNE 2012

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This month we welcome YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre at Ingleburn to our Child Care Directory, read all about this great service below.

This month our parent resource is about the Baby Blues and Post Natal Depression, having a baby and children is a huge job and often we feel down or stressed out, but what is normal and what is not and where to go for help if you think you have post natal depression.

Until next month, kind regards, Donna


FEATURED SERVICES

YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Open: 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday during school terms.

  

We currently have vacancies, so please contact us or to see more information and enrol visit YMCA OOSH


Cath's Kindy is a purpose built Centre which opened in October 2004. We are the only Long Day Centre in the Wilton area. We offer superior child care, servicing the Wollondilly and Macarthur Region. To give you an idea of where we are, we are located just 3 minutes from the M5 Freeway to Sydney, 2 minutes from Bingara Gorge, approx 13 minutes drive from Picton, 20 minutes drive from Campbelltown and 25 minutes drive from Wollongong.

We are a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic team who are truly interested in your child. Together the team at Cath's Kindy have over "50" years of child care experience and knowledge. We cater for children aged 0-6 years as well as providing Before and After School and Vacation Care. We are open for 50 weeks per year and operate from 7am to 6pm weekdays.

Caths Kindy recently had a Light It Up For World Autism Day. Use this link to view the great article about their event.

For enrolment enquiries please contact us.


Literacy & Learning Centre is a specialised service to help children and adolescents who are struggling with reading, spelling, and learning. A comprehensive assessment at the Literacy and Learning Centre identifies why children are having problems with reading, spelling, and learning, and what to do to help. The results of comprehensive testing form the basis for detailed recommendations or referral to our remedial tutoring programme for help that is tailored to each child's identified difficulties. Support from a Clinical Psychologist is also available to help children boost their self-esteem and learn strategies to manage other problems they may be experiencing, such as anxiety.

Parents concerned about any aspect of their child's learning are able to access a wide range of diagnostic assessments at the Literacy and Learning Centre, which are completed by a Clinical Psychologist. This includes:

  • psychometric/ intelligence testing (also called cognitive or IQ testing),
  • academic/ educational testing,
  • specific learning difficulties testing,
  • testing for dyslexia,
  • assessment of developmental disorders (such as Autism, Asperger's & Developmental Delay),
  • testing for memory and attention problems,
  • assessment of behavioural and attentional disorders (such as ODD, ADHD),
  • school readiness assessments,
  • special provisions testing, and gifted and talented assessment.

    All assessment results and recommendations are discussed with parents, and a comprehensive report summarising test results is also provided. For more information visit us.

  • Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms are a fantastic way to introduce your child to the magical and exciting world of orchestral music.

    Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms are totally interactive and your child will have the opportunity to walk amongst a real orchestra.

    Kids will love this interactive, zany and madcap approach to the orchestra and its music. And of course, kids will be able to get up close to the instruments and might even have the chance to play an instrument or to conduct the whole orchestra!

    Hear some of Sydney's most talented and dedicated young musicians under the direction of our City's most experienced presenters and educators performing special, exciting, entertaining and familiar music, showcasing every instrument.
    Visit us for upcoming concert dates.


    The Train Shed All kids love the Train Rides on Thomas, Toby, James, Percy, Mavis and Gordon.

    Open every Saturday and Sunday and every day in School Holidays 10am 4pm. Admission $8 per adult, Senior $6 & buy the train rides for the children. Any Train Ride Ticket gets 1 child + 1 adult on a ride together. Train Ride Tickets $6 or 6 for $30.

    Hot & Cold Food, Drinks, IceCreams and Devonshire Teas at the Kiosk, or you can bring a picnic. Drive the "U-Drive" Model Trains and see the great selection of Thomas Gifts in the Shop. Birthday Parties - We can host a Birthday Party for you in the Double Decker Carriage or you can book a picnic area and bring your own Group Birthday Party. Visit us for all the details.


    RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
    use the links below to view detailed information

    Ezy Shaid
    First Aid For You also offer accredited courses in Asthma/ Anaphylaxis and Apply First Aid. WE COME TO YOU! Min. Group size is only 5 people.
    Forte School of Music Macarthur
    Global Tutoring NEW: Global Tutoring is now offering Intensive School Holiday courses in HSC Mathematics (all levels), HSC Chemistry and HSC Physics. NEW: Global Tutoring is now offering OC intensive preparation courses, running for four hours Monday-Friday throughout the school holidays. Enrol now to receive an early bird discount! NEW: Greek and Arabic language classes coming soon- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Contact Global Tutoring today on 8094 9964 or info@globaltutoring.com.au to secure a place! Or check out our website at www.globaltutoring.com.au

    Little Kickers

    Maternitywear.com.au The icy chills of winter are biting as the weather changes it's time to rug up for winter with warmer winter work pants or jeans and a smart winter casual top and what about that dress you need.
    At maternitywear.com.au we are offering a terrific incentive to purchase some new maternity clothes with a selection of clothing on sale with up to 50% off the normal price. We also offer the famous European brand range of Cantaloop maternity intimates of briefs, nursing and pregnancy bras, nursing camisoles and tanks so comfortable you won't know you are wearing them and all at introductory prices with savings off the normal prices. So why not go to maternitywear.com.au and browse through the entire range.

    Read and Exceed SPECIAL OFFER: Complimentary Reading Assessments in June 2012 in the Camden/Macarthur region. This is in celebration of the National Year of Reading 2012. For more information including books call 0404 090 826.
    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
    St Patrick's Child Care Centre
    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

    Baby Blues & Post Natal Depression
    What are the baby blues?
    The baby blues is a period of mood swings which you can experience soon after your baby is born. Up to 70% of women experience the baby blues, which lasts from only a few days to a couple of weeks.What causes the baby blues? The baby blues may be caused by sudden changes in your hormone level around the time of baby's birth.However, there can be other causes. After all the anticipation and apprehension you may have felt before the birth of your baby, combined with the physical exertion of the birth itself, you might feel unprepared for the sheer weariness which overcomes you after the event. You will probably need lots of rest to get your strength back.

    How will I feel if I get the baby blues?You could feel emotional and burst into tears for no particular reason. Some mothers feel very tense and anxious. They may worry about minor problems and often have trouble sleeping. Others may just feel generally unwell and excessively tired.

    What is the difference between the baby blues and postnatal depression?
    The baby blues occurs during the first week or so after a baby's birth and lasts for a short while.Postnatal depression is a condition which can last from several weeks to several months and affects at least 20% of mothers. Onset can be any time in the first year after the birth. Isolation from social networks and significant life events such as a death in the family or moving house are strongly linked to postnatal depression.

    Symptoms of postnatal depression:

  • Loss of control when usually competent
  • Poor self-image
  • Low self-worth
  • Inability to cope ie. with household tasks
  • Inability to think clearly or find the right words
  • Tearfulness for no apparent reason
  • Exhaustion and over-concern about lack of sleep
  • Overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depressed mood
  • Poor appetite or overeating
  • Loss of sexual interest
  • Fear of being alone
  • Fear of social contact
  • Irritability
  • Apathy
  • Obsessional thoughts or activities
  • Exaggerated fears about health and safety of self, baby or partner
  • Suicidal thoughts, plans or actions Remember, it is normal for all mothers to experience times of emotional and physical exhaustion. If your depression or anxiety lasts more than two weeks, however, do not hesitate to seek help.

    What should I do if I think I have postnatal depression?
    Try discussing your feelings with your early childhood nurse or your doctor. They may in turn refer you and your baby to a Family Care Centre where you and your baby will receive support, understanding and assistance as required.Talk to your husband/partner or trusted family members and friends.It is important that you should not continue to endure any distressing symptoms in the hope they will go away. Remember that postnatal depression can be treated successfully with the right help.

    Treatment may include:
  • Counselling
  • A group support programme where you have the opportunity to meet with other mothers who are experiencing feelings similar to yours
  • Help with your baby's needs
  • Appropriate medication treatment; caring for yourself will help you to manage all the other things better.

    Will I get better? Yes, you will get better. It may take a while, but with appropriate help you will feel better about the changes in your life.

    Can I help myself? Yes, by seeking help when you recognise that you may have postnatal depression.

    It is important that you take the time to attend to your own needs when demands are being made of you, not only by your baby, but by other members in your family. Plan regular small amounts of time away from baby to recharge. Make sure you do not become isolated in your home.Pay special attention to your diet. Eat regular meals and try to get as much rest as often as your baby allows. From http://www.tresillian.net/

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    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

    Bow Bowing
    Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing enrol now

    Campbelltown
    Broughton Street Early Learning Centre limited vacancies
    Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc enrol now

    Glenfield
    Playground Learning Centre limited vacancies

    Ingleburn
    YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre care available now

    Macquarie Fields
    Bright Stars Early Learning enrol now
    Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery has vacancies for 0-3 year olds. School holidays are just around the corner again, Check out our vacation care program and book early, as places are limited.

    Raby
    Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori enrol now
    Foundations Learning Centre enrol now

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    We are delighted to announce our very exciting "Win an iPad Bundle Pack Competition" running now until 26th June - valued at $670.00. The total prize pool bundle pack consists of:-
    * 1 x Black Ipad 16gb
    * 1 x Leather Smart Cover
    * $60 app/itune vouchers

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    Please feel free to spread the ♥ and tell all your friends and family about our competition. Good luck and thank you for supporting Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory

    LOCAL EVENTS

    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg in Campbelltown
    Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Australia's Highest Profile Child and Adolescent Psychologist, appearing by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau (Syd), will be presenting topics relevant to families and professionals in our community.

    Michael works in a private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist. A regular on Channel 7's Sunrise program, he is an accomplished author, co-founder of CanTeen and a member of various associations including official ambassador for the National Drugs Campaign, Beyondblue, Reach Out and MindMatters.

    Topic #1 Mental Health Issues for Young People (4pm - 5.30pm)

    Topic #2 How to Raise Happy and Resilient Children & Teenagers (6pm - 7.30pm)

    Topic #3 The Five Greatest Challenges for Parents in 2012

    Date: 25 June 2012
    Time: 4pm till 9.30pm
    Venue: John Therry Catholic School Campbelltown
    or
    Date: 26 June 2012
    St Mary's Star of the Sea College Wollongong

    Cost:
    $30 for 1 session
    $50 for 2 sessions
    $70 for 3 sessions
    Reduced Rates for those on Centrelink Benefit/Pension Cards

    * *A light supper will be provided to those attending three sessions

    Registration & Payment due by Friday 15 June. Bookings Essential (02) 4227 1122

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

    Dynamight Kids Safety and Self-Defence program teaches safety and self-defence, so that every child has the tools to tackle all that life throws at them. The weekly lessons provide real solutions and helps children to be strong and confident, with a love of life and an ability to protect themselves.
    Every lesson sis filled with fun and challenging activities that develop skills including coordination, balance, strength, speed, agility, self-confidence and assertiveness. We teach;
    - practical self-defence solutions for children to protect themselves from bullying, rough play, inappropriate touching and even abduction.
    - kids to identify and be aware of danger, use their voice, run away to safety and more then 40 basic techniques to protect themselves in dangerous and uncomfortable situations.

    - a holistic range of safety awareness topcis to help kids stay safe, including its your body, sun safety, fire safety, road safety, burns, bullying and stranger danger.

    Our program runs in childcare and after school centres with 30 minute lessons delivered once a week by visiting Dynamight Kids instructors. Ask your centre today about how to start now! 1300 61 22 88 www.dynamightkids.com.au
    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
    Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
    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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