In This Issue

Featured Services
WIN, WIN, WIN
Vacancies
Parent Resource

Our Directories
Child Care Listings
Professionals For Children
Resources For Parents
Resources For Care Providers
Care In Other Areas

Win, Win, Win
Your Cheeky Monkey is the place to shop online for fabulous handmade products for newborn babies through to Mums, and they also stock cult products like Sophie the Giraffe and Cuski Comforters. Super fast shipping and great customer service, find them at www.yourcheekymonkey.com.au
Your Cheeky Monkey has put together a great pack of handcrafted goodies for any child, containing a gorgeous handmade fun kids washer with hand crocheted edging, as well as 10 hand-knitted Finger Puppets valued at $50.
To enter to win simply email us and let us know if you have used our site or newsletter to find or look for child care.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY WINNER
Giuseppina Barros
Vacancies
use the links below to view detailed information

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin limited vacancies for all ages.
limited vacancies
Blair Athol
Partners In Care Early Learning Centre vacancies for all ages.
Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre limited vacancies
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc limited vacancies
Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC and Vacation Care vacancies for before and after school, taking bookings for April school holidays now.
Glenfield
Glenfield Preschool Kindergarten limited vacancies
Playground Learning Centre limited vacancies
Ingleburn
UnitingCare Ingleburn Children's Centre limited vacancies
Menangle Park
Skylarks Kindy
vacancies for all ages.
Narellan
Kids Korner limited vacancies for all ages.
Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy limited vacancies.
Raby
Foundations Learning Centre limited vacancies for all ages.
Local Events
Thirlmere Festival of Steam
Thirlmere village comes alive with street parades, steam machinery and historic vehicles, food, music, country crafts and displays. Catch the Thirlmere Flyer Steam Train (bookings essential) from Sydney or Campbelltown Stations.

Date: 7 March
More information ph: 4681 8001 or visit www.nswrtm.com.au
Camden Show
Variety of exhibitions, displays and amusements.

Dates: 19 & 20 March
Venue: Camden Showground
Ingleburn Festival
Ingleburn's big day out with all day entertainment, rides, stalls, live music and fireworks.
Date: 20 March
Venue: Oxford Street, Ingleburn
Time: 10am start

Parenting Teens
This 4 session course will explore many ways a family can handle parent-teen issues. Parents can attend the entire course, or individual sessions.
Session 1: understanding your teenager
Sessions 2: communicating with your teenager
Session 3: setting boundaries and discipline
Session 4: conflict management and self esteem
Venue: Catholiccare, 35a cordeaux street, campbelltown
Time: 4 thursday evenings 7pm - 9:30pm
Date: 4, 11, 18, 25 March
Cost: $10 per session
Bookings: 4628 0044
Parenting Children With Challenging Behaviours
This 2 session program will help you to understand your child and explore communication & behaviour
management strategies.
Venue: CatholicCare, 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Time: 2 Tuesday mornings 10am - 12:30pm,
Date: 16 & 23 March
Cost: $20
Bookings: 4628 0044
Parenting Toddlers
2 sessions full of information, skill building and sharing. The course will look at growth and development of toddlers and pre-schoolers and what parents can realistically expect and do.

Venue: CatholicCare, 35a Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
Time: 2 Wed mornings 10am - 12:30pm
Date: 24 & 31 March
Cost: $20
if you have a local event you would like to add please email us

Resources For Care Providers

products and services just for child care services: use these links to see more information

Australian Child Care Career Options
Elizabeth Richards Pty Ltd
Everything Child Care
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd

Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces

Bowral Farmyard Friends are you looking for a new exciting and fun incursion for your centre? Thinking about booking Bowral Farmyard Friends. If you wish to book a Farmyard visit, dates are filling fast, please contact us to secure the best date for your centre or discuss our educational incursions.
Care In Other Areas

use these links to find child care in other areas of Sydney




March 2010
Welcome to the March 2010 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.
This month we welcome Skylarks Kindy Menangle Park and Foundations Learning Centre at Raby to the directory. Below you can read information about these services as well use the links to visit their listings.
We are delighted to announce our Special Needs Directory this directory is designed to give you information on professionals/specialists who specifically work for children with additional/special needs. This month we welcome The Sensational Kids SPOT who joining our read more information about these services and how they may be able to help your children below.

Hard to believe school holidays are just around the corner.are you thinking about vacation care? Be sure to look at our April school holiday program from UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC and Vacation Care more details below.
Have your little ones return to kindy without their items properly labelled? This month we welcome Bright Star Kids, Labels & Wall Art. Orders can be placed online. More details below.
If you are like me I am always looking for lovely things for my children, but I love the convenience of shopping from home, spend some time looking at the The Gifted Choice they stock a wide range of children's products including: educational toys, educational games, art/craft supplies, children's clothing, children's accessories and giftware a great way to shop.

Some child care services still have vacancies for 2010, so be quick to get in contact with the services that you are interested in and get your child's name on the list for 2010 be sure to check out the detailed listings
This month's parent resource is from Karuna Health Care about alternative approaches to helping children Battling Ear Infections. This resource will give you some tips and suggestions on different methods/approaches to help care for your child with ear, nose or throat issues.
WIN.WIN....have you used our website to look or find child care? This month you have a chance to win a great pack of handcrafted goodies for any child, containing a gorgeous handmade fun kids washer with hand crocheted edging, as well as 10 hand-knitted Finger Puppets valued at $50.00 from www.yourcheekymonkey.com.au
For your chance to win simply email us to go into the draw and tell us if you have used our newsletter or site to find or look for care.
Until next month, kind regards, Donna
Featured Services
Foundations Learning Centre is conveniently located on the Corner of Spitfire & Hurricane Drive at Raby.
We are a vibrant, innovative and family owned and operated childcare centre that is committed to providing high quality care for all families and children.
We are passionate and dedicated to ensuring that all children are provided with the best head start to their learning and education. This is why our motto is "From the ground up we grow and learn".
We value and take pride in our centre building strong collaborative relationships with all families and our staff.
Our childcare centre offers Long Day Care, Pre-school Program and caters for children with special needs.
The centre is open from 6.30am to 6.00pm per day, 52 weeks per year and caters for children 2-6 years.
We currently have limited vacancies and look forward to welcoming you to our centre and discussing your child care needs with you so please contact us at your earliest convenience.
Welcome to Skylarks Kindy we are located at Menangle Park. Skylarks is a small privately owned Long Day Care Centre. We are situated in a tranquil semi rural location just 7 minutes from Macarthur Square and only 3 minutes from Broughton College.

We strive to have a family type, relaxed environment for all our children but at the same time provide the highest standard of care. Our centre is open 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years.
We Offer
  • Fully qualified staff
  • Child Care Benefits
  • New purpose built centre with every modern facility
  • Large outdoor play areas
  • Air conditioning in all rooms
  • Nutritional meals
  • School readiness programme
  • Yearly portfolios
  • Approved Sunsmart Centre
We are proud of the quality of care we provide. Our staff are fully qualified, experienced, talented and caring. You are welcome to call in at anytime and see for yourself or contact us to discuss your child care needs.
Adrienne's Early Learning Centre and Preschool. We are a small, privately owned centre, committed to providing the highest quality care for children aged 0-5 years old, within a safe, personal and professional environment.

Adrienne's is licenced by the Department of Community Services. The Centre also participates in the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System, where we have achieved the highest rating across all areas. We are an approved service for the Child Care Benefit (CCB), enabling parents to claim reduced fees.

Our Centre is defined by the quality and commitment of the staff. As dedicated educators and classroom teachers they are highly motivated, experienced, caring and qualified to best meet your child's needs.

We are open Monday- Friday 7.00 am to 6.00pm and we are able to take 29 children per day aged from 0 to 5 years of age.
The Centre is airconditioned and well equipped, with all resources complying with current regulations. In keeping with our Sun Safe policy, our large outdoor area has both shade structures and several beautiful trees, that protect our children from harmful sun.

Programs are provided for differing age groups and encompass all developmental areas- social, emotional, physical and intellectual. Transition from one stage to the next is individually structured. A School Readiness Program has been developed to assist children with literacy, numeracy and reading skills. We also implement a phonics program further enhancing our children's literacy skills and better equipping them for school.

We are accepting enrolments for 2010 so please contact us to discuss your child care needs or to arrange a visit with us.

Sensational Kids OT in conjunction with Southern Sydney Speech, Language and Learning Clinic are part of the consortium The Sensational Kids SPOT which is a FaHCSIA approved "Helping Children With Autism" Early Intervention Provider offering information, assessment, intervention and support services to families and carers of children with a diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder. These specialised service providers are situated in two locations in the southern area of Sydney and offer a range of services:
With over 20 years experience and based in Mortdale, Southern Sydney Speech, Language and Learning Clinic is a specialist Paediatric Speech Pathology Clinic offering assessment and intervention for children aged 0-18 years. Areas of assessment and intervention include:
  • Articulation and Language Delay;
  • Dyspraxia;
  • Language-based Learning and Literacy Difficulties (with additional training in
    Lindamood and THRASS)
  • Stuttering;
  • Swallowing and Feeding for infants/toddlers, and children with congenital abnormalities (e.g. Down's Syndrome) or craniofacial abnormalities (e.g. cleft palate);
  • Adolescent Language Disorders- organisational and study skills, exam technique and essay writing;
  • Developmental Delay;
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders- with training in PECS and augmentative communication systems;
We offer individual assessment and therapy, home and pre/school programmes, preschool screening assessments, consultative services to parents, carers, teachers and other professionals as well as informative presentations and workshops for staff training and parents. For more information contact us
Sensational Kids OT is a Paediatric Occupational Therapy practice with over 10 years experience which offers therapy and assessment for children aged 0-18 years. We are able to offer specialised services to a range of neurological disorders such as;
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Dyspraxia
  • Developmental Delay
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Emotional & Behavioural Disorders
  • Gross & Fine motor, play and social delays
Wwe aim to maximise each child's potential and to support their development through a motivational framework of play. We have a strong focus on family-centred practice and encourage family participation, providing opportunities for ?hand's-on' learning experiences within each session. We work in state of art therapy centres with highly specialised sensory equipment. We deliver individualized programs and aim to work with each child and family to facilitate their success and independence. Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment.
At Bright Star Kids, Labels & Wall Art, we love to create a range of quality label designs perfect for kid's uniform, children's shoes, sport gear, toddler cups, baby bottles, bags and more! Decorate your kid's room with our removable wall art and you'll be amazed at how easy it will be to transform your kid's room! Contact us today and see our wonderful items.
The Gifted Choice stocks a wide range of children's products including: educational toys, educational games, art/craft supplies, children's clothing, children's accessories and giftware.

Support your centre with our special offer: we have put together an incentive bonus to help where we can. When registering you will be asked to provide the name of your Centre, please also include the suburb in the name field.

If you include your Centre details they will receive 20% of the total you spend with us; which they can use for the purchase of items for the centre or perhaps even convert the amount to a gift voucher to be used as a prize as part of their own fundraising. Please note that items that are on special or that are discounted do not earn the 20% incentive bonus for the Centre. For more information contact us
At Little Soles, Children's Shoes we specialise in high quality children's shoes designed for growing feet. Specialising in quality imported footwear from babies to teens
We understand, for the proper growth of your children's feet, comfort and fit is very important. That's why at Little Soles we pride ourselves in putting your children's feet in the right shoes. Our professionally trained staff take great care to ensure your child is provided with the shoe that fits best.

We offer a range of European and locally made shoes for babies to teens that are made from enduring high grade leather, whilst being highly fashionable and fun!
SPECIAL OFFER: Winter range arriving in store now.mention the Child Care Directory to receive 15% Discount - Winter Shoes or Boots. Expiry Date: 31.03.2010
Vacation Care
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC and Vacation Care has is currently enrolling for the April Vacation care to be held at Currans Hill Public School from 7am-6pm in the school holidays.
Click here to view the exciting program. Cost for vacation care is $40 per day minus child care rebate percentage discount if eligible. Parents then pay cost of excursion. Places are filling quickly to enroll you will need to contact Kirsty on 0427 411 749 and complete an enrolment form.
Professionals For Children
use the links below to view detailed information
Child Care Directory
use the links below to view detailed information

Currans Hill
Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park

Harrington Park North

Menangle Park
Skylarks Kindy
Special Needs Directory
use the links below to view detailed information

The Sensational Kids SPOT
Resources For Parents Directory
Parent Resource
Battling Ear Infections
Karuna Health Care offers treatment for children to have their ear, nose and throat problems effectively treated without using antibiotics.
An incredible 83% of Australian children will have had an ear infection before they are three years old. Otitis media, or middle ear infection, is the most common reason antibiotics are prescribed for children. Research says that children who have had more than two ear infections before the age of five years are more likely to have behavioural problems, which can affect them beyond ten years of age.
Being in a consistently bad mood can be a sign of ear problems. Frustration and poor concentration is common, due to poor hearing. Wanting the TV louder, shouting and paying little attention when spoken to, are signs of ear problems and poor hearing.
More and more parents who want to avoid antibiotics and surgery for their children. Antibiotics and surgery are not the only ways to treat this problem, and many are finding good management of their children's ear nose and throat problems using natural medicines and checking on nutrition.
The first step is to deal with the current ear problem. Fever, pain and infections can be treated with homeopathic medicines.
The second step is to find out why the child is having repeated ear infections
Preventing coughs and colds which lead to ear infections, is also an important part of treatment.
Homoeopathic medicines increase children's resistance to coughs, colds and tonsillitis, and help to avoid further use of antibiotics. The medicines also clear the ears so that grommets are not necessary.
The third step is to maintain good health. This may be through maintenance homeopathic medicines, nutritional supplements or a combination of these.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your enquiries.
Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory
Web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au Email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au Ph: 0403 187 292
PO Box 1100 SUTHERLAND NSW 1499
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