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

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

Gregory Hills
Bambinos Kindergarten Gregory Hills enrol now!

The Pines Academy Child Care currently has vacancies for the 0-2 room for 5 days. Please enquire by calling 9605 7932, visiting the service or going on our website 

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre vacancies for all ages.

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

Narellan Community Preschool enrol now

Oran Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Oran Park vacancies for all ages
Oran Park Community Preschool enrol now

Picton Community Preschool enrol now

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten is almost full for 2015! Call today to avoid disappointment

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now

Bingara Gore Community Preschool enrol now



This month you have a chance to win a $50 Woolworths Caltex Petrol gift card.

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!






Covering All Areas
Aussom Family Day Care
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Happy Days Early Learning Centre
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Gregory Hills
Bambinos Kindergarten Gregory Hills

The Pines Academy Child Care

Menangle Park 
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre

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

Narellan Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Oran Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Oran Park
Oran Park Community Preschool

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre 

Bingara Gore Community Preschool
Picton Community Preschool

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre

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

JUNE 2015

Welcome to the June 2015 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory. 

This month we welcome
Camden Child and Family Therapies
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre 
Literacy & Learning Centre
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre

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 our parent resource is useful tips for new dads! Having a new baby in the house can be a busy and stressful time....sometime dads can feel overwhelmed, hope our resource gives you some useful tips to help you enjoy this time.

WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 Woolworths Caltex Petrol gift 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

Camden Child and Family Therapies is a service that provides Psychological Assessment and Intervention for children, adolescents and their families.  Assistance can be provided for a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties and developmental/learning concerns.

 Areas of intervention include anxiety, depression, anger management, behavioural difficulties, family separation issues, sleep and toileting difficulties, and learning problems.

Assessment can be provided relating to Intellectual/Cognitive Assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. Assessment of Reading also is available.
Counselling for parents relating to stress management, parent training, grief separation issues, behavioural management therapy and attachment therapy is also provided. Contact us for more information.

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre provides long day care, school-readiness programs, and vacation care for children between the ages of 6 weeks and school age. We are registered and approved for the government child care benefit.  Our hours of operation are 7.00am to 6.00pm.

We provide freshly cooked and prepared meals daily, including morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. We cook all of our meals in a commercial kitchen approved by the local council. We have an appointed Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) to monitor and ensure all requirements for food hygiene are adhered to. Our kitchen staff have completed a recognised “Food Handling Certificate”.
We have a large outdoor area for the children to explore, run, and investigate in. Our outdoor yard is professionally designed to incorporate the natural environment to our play environment. We have two well-constructed sandpits with natural rock surrounds and rock gardens cascading down the yard for children to play in and walk through.

We have incorporated sustainable practices within our yards with a large garden for children to grow flowers and plants in as well as a separate vegetable garden. The children have built our centre Scarecrow who is positioned in the centre of the garden to keep our plantation safe. We have raised chickens that live in our backyard and provide us with some wonderful fresh eggs daily.
We have a large undercovered outdoor verandah we utilize during wet weather and during the day for outdoor indoor play.

The top deck area is a designated area for the Pipi room to use in a safe and secure space to practice the use of gross motor skills and to start to explore the outdoor environment.

Contact us for more information or to organise a tour.

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre  is a privately owned Child Care centre , providing high quality care and Education to children 0- 5years. We are committed to providing a warm, caring and safe environment where your child can learn and develop to their full potential, helping to pre- pare for their further schooling years. We believe in working in partnership with parents so your ideas support and input is valued, respected and encouraged.

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.

Our open door policy encourages parents and family to visit and participate in our centre at any time. We welcome family participation and encourage, value and respect each families ideas and input, we consider our centre as an extension to your family. We also provide many special days and activities throughout the year to involve families in our centre activities with Mother's day, Disco's, performers, picnic days, Christmas parties and more.

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.

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.

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 and dyscalculia,
  • 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.

Following an assessment at the Literacy and Learning Centre, children may be referred to the remedial teaching programme. Assessment results form the basis for the development of individualised programmes, which allow children to work at their own pace on areas of greatest need. Support is provided by teachers with experience working with children with special education needs.

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.

The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre assesses children and adults for underlying perceptual issues which contribute to learning difficulties in the areas of: Reading, Spelling, Concentration, Behaviour, Motivation and Self-Esteem.

An assessment will determine if the perceptual condition, Irlen Syndrome / Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome (SSS), is present. This is a genetic, light sensitivity condition which affects 10-20% of the population and can cause eyestrain, headaches, migraines, fatigue, frustration and depth perception difficulties.

Should an assessment confirm the condition, Irlen Spectral Filter Lenses are prescribed to eliminate, or reduce significantly, a person’s perceptual difficulties and allow them to process visual information more efficiently and effectively.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre on 02 9554 4790

Little Kickers Macarthur, the world’s most loved indoor soccer program for boys AND girls aged 18 months – 7 years, is now operating in your neighbourhood!
At Little Kickers the focus is very much on FUN – a network of fun yet professionally run classes where enthusiastic boys & girls are given a helping hand to stand on their own two feet.

The real goal of Little Kickers is to use soccer as a fun forum to instil our growing squad with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie which we feel will stand them in very good stead for the future.

We are the NUMBER ONE most loved toddler soccer program (we have the awards to prove it!!!!)

Little Kickers sessions do not run in your little one can join the fun at any time!

Our sessions run in the following four age appropriate groups and are very much all-inclusive. No previous experience is required!

•    Little Kicks (18months – 27months) – with parental participation
•    Junior Kickers (2 years – 3 ½ years)
•    Mighty Kickers (3 ½ years – 5 years)
•    Mega Kickers (5 years – 7th birthday)

Classes currently provided in the following indoor locations with more to come in the coming months:

•    Harrington Park
•    Currans Hill
•    Leumeah
•    Smeaton Grange
•    Elderslie
•    Picton
•    Appin

Contact us today for a free trial Ph: 0499 88 77 55

Bambinos Kindergarten Gregory Hills & Bambinos Kindergarten Oran Park offers a brand new state of the art service for your children to play, learn and grow. We cater for the working families as well as offering an extensive preschool program for children in their final year before primary school.

Long day care ages range from 0- 6years and we also offer before and after school care plus Vacation care. Our educators are fully qualified and our managers are not only highly qualified but also highly passionate and hard working, ensuring Bambinos brings you the best team possible to educate and care for your children.

We are accepting enrolments now so please contact us

Got a dribbler? Want a trendy dribble bib that really works?! BabyUV have a range of up to 50+UPF, natural, soft, light weight, 95% pure cotton/5% spandex dribble bibs. High quality ultra-soft and silky smooth 100% polyester fleece backing for added absorbency, with 4 snap lock poppers to adjust head size, neck size and length. Full range

Hearty Health the leading specialist in Child Care Catering.
Hearty Health have been providing healthy meals for children for over 15 years.
Our Chefs are preparing and cooking nutritious and balanced meals that are being delivered daily to Child Care Centres around Sydney.

There are no gimmicks - we offer quality meals and quality service.  We would be happy to provide samples of the meals we provide.  For balanced and fresh meals prepared and delivered daily, contact us 1300 728 762.

First Aid For You  Are your kids ready to be superheroes and help save a life?  Our First Aid for Kids courses are one hour HANDS-ON workshops on the most important and most common First Aid skills every child should learn - with separate workshops developed to cater for Kindergarten, Stage 1 (Y1-2), Stage 2 (Y3-4) & Stage 3 (Y5-6).

This practical and fun session will be facilitated by one of our amazing trainers, who are all qualified First Aid Instructors and SUPER Mums!*

We will come to your school or venue at a date and time that suits you!  Including during school holidays, weekends and after hours.
Required group size – minimum 10

For just $12.00 per child, they will receive: Practical, hands on skills, take home material to ensure continuation of learning and participation certificate

What's covered? Calling 000, CPR, Recovery Position, Asthma, Blood Loss and Poisons & Stings

How do we Book?   Contact us on 1300 853 050 or Email  For more information please contact us


Tips For New Dads

Being a dad is the most rewarding, challenging and important job you will ever have.

The way we behave with our kids will have a big effect on them, on what they do, how they feel about themselves, and how they turn out. Studies have shown that children whose fathers spend time with them and show that they are interested in them do better at school, are happier and more confident and have higher self-esteem.

Many fathers and soon to be fathers have lots of love and good intentions to offer their families. They have an idea of what a "good father" is and the type of experiences and relationships they would like with their children. However, like all new jobs they may want to be "good dads" but may be uncertain how.

Children need fathers who:

  • Spend time with them
  • Encourage them
  • Show them love
  • Listen to them
  • Are interested in them
  • Are realistic in their expectations of them
  • Are fair and firm
  • Respect their feelings
  • Help them feel safe and protected so they may explore, learn and grow

Children also need fathers as role models/mentors or teachers to help them:

  • Learn about relationships
  • Learn about masculinity
  • Learn about sexuality
  • Learn about important life skills

What can I do?

  • Slow down - put things into perspective and make time to enjoy being a dad to your baby or young child
  • Get involved right from the start. Sing, read and talk to your baby regularly and make the bond early. Your relationship with him/her will be better for it
  • Make time and talk with your father and other fathers or expectant dads about their experiences of fatherhood and how it changed their life
  • Have a look at the other priorities in your life and consider whether they are compatible with your new life and your partners expectations of fatherhood
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