At Happy Days Early Learning Centre our educators provide support for your child as they become more involved in their surroundings. HD provides four separate learning environments designed to cater for the specific needs of all children aged between 6 weeks – 6 years.
Our fully qualified educators in each room are committed to supporting young children and their families while providing developmentally appropriate programs to ensure the highest quality care and education is provided.
Happy Days also offers a Government funded Four Year Old Kindergarten program. We have a full time Early Childhood Teacher on staff that facilitates the Kinder program 4 days per week. This is the ideal opportunity to prepare your child for school in the coming year.
Through HD your child also has the opportunity to learn how to swim. Thanks to Kingswim you can book your child in now and receive one month free lessons. Just call 1300 054 647 and mention Happy Days to take advantage. Contact us for more information about your child care needs.
Go4Fun 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 www.go4fun.com.au
Psychological Assessment Solutions
is a specialist centre operated by a qualified Child Psychologist in the Kingsgrove and Leumeah area. The Centre provides assistance for parents and teachers who are concerned with their child’s behaviour or emotional adjustment, or just want a second professional opinion. The clinic offers assistance and practical parenting information, advice and support for parents of children of all ages, from infants to teenagers.
The types of concerns that parents and teachers seek assistance for include:
- Vocational Assessment: when your child is not sure what career path to take or what subjects to choose in Year 11 or 12
- Dyslexia Assessment and Learning Difficulties
- School Readiness Assessment and Behavioural Difficulties Assessment such as ADHD and ODD
- Preschool difficulties such as aggression, fears, nightmares, or bed-wetting
- Primary and High School schooler problems such as bullying, low self-esteem, or homework difficulties
- Teenage behaviour concerns such as dating, peer relationships, depression, or anxiety
- Emotional well-being such as depression, anxiety, or stress
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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 teaching 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. If you have concerns about your child's literacy or learning, please contact the Centre to discuss or to make an appointment. You do not require a doctor's referral www.literacyandlearning.com.au
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Caring 4 U Health Solutions
Looking for a new fundraising idea?!
We offer a range of “odour elimination” products for the work place or home. Our products contain no chemicals, no alcohol and it is environmentally friendly. Fresh Wave is made from all natural ingredients which means that is it safe to use around kids and pets!
For Fund Raising events, we offer the Home care and Baby care range of products. These products come in the form of gel crystals, pearl packs, liquid (Spray and Wash) and powder. It is our objective to genuinely support the Fund Raising efforts of your Centre. On that basis, we offer our product on a Wholesale price structure, so your profits will range from $2.10 up to $9.00 per item, depending on the items purchased. The average profit on each product sold is $4.62! For further information, please email
Linni Reeves on 0411 655 216 or visit www.caring4uhealthsolutions.com
ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and preschoolers. Sibling rivalry is often identified when a toddler or preschooler starts to have one or all of the following behaviours:
Some potential sibling rivalry behaviours:
- tantrums, anger and aggression
- regressive behaviour - refusing to use the toilet, wanting to use a bottle or nappies
- losing interest in activities once enjoyed
- ignoring the new baby
- behaviour seems too good to be true or their behaviour is unbelievably difficult
- more demanding
- being withdrawn and more clingy - not want to play with friends or go to preschool
- waking up in the middle of the night
- wanting to get into bed with you
Things to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby:
- Find opportunities for your toddler or preschooler to have contact with very young babies
- Read books about babies or play with baby dolls
- Take your toddler and preschooler to antenatal visits
- Let your toddler or preschooler help organize the baby's bed and other equipment
- If your toddler or preschooler will be going to regular or occasional child care it is helpful to start this prior to the birth of your baby
- Encourage the carer to provide short periods of care before the baby is due, if this is not already happening. This will familiarize both the older child and the carer
Things that may reduce sibling rivalry:
- Let your toddler or preschooler know when you're going to hospital. Even though it is hard, wake them don't just disappear. Sleep problems can start if the young child wakes and finds their parents have gone to hospital
- While you are in hospital if possible your older child should be cared for in their own home
- At the hospital visits be ready to give your older child a cuddle and all your attention before introducing them to the new baby
- Even if your older child becomes upset when they have to leave you it is important that they continue to come for visits while you are in hospital
- Have a gift from the newborn baby to give to the older sibling
- Ask the older child to guess what her new brother or sister is feeling: is the baby hungry? or happy? or cold? This helps the older child to understand that this new arrival also has feelings
- When you need to attend to the baby for lengthy periods ensure you know where your other child is and what they are doing - having a box of special toys or refreshments for them during this time can help
- Keep on reassuring your older child that there is enough love to go around, even though you now have to share your time
- Offer your older child regular (even if brief) periods of close bodily contact, like hugs and cuddles
- Remember that toddlers and some preschoolers find it hard to wait. Don't always delay giving your toddler or preschooler some attention until the new baby is asleep
- Remember that when a new baby arrives your older child can be confused and unprepared for the higher expectations that seem to be placed on them overnight
- Reinforce positive behaviour by praising
- Involve your older child in caring for the baby
- Have special uninterrupted time for each childEnsure both parents are consistent in using family rules
- Set limits and try to have a daily routine so that your older child feels safe and knows what to expect
- If you make promises ensure that you provide what you promised
- Remind people there are two children not just the baby
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