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MARCH 2011

Welcome to the March 2011 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome Airssential Life Care to our Resources for Parents Directory.

We are adding more services every daily so please be sure to look at our detailed listings regularly.

This month we will be giving away a gift voucher valued at $50.00 from Apple of my eye.
 
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 or child related information.
Kind regards, Donna

FEATURED SERVICES

Kindy Patch Ambarvale is a quality child care centre that provides education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years through a range of tailored long day care programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum.

  

The centre is open from 6:30am to 6:30pm and is run by a dedicated team of educators who are passionate about their important roles within the centre and who are committed to providing a caring, educational and fun environment.

We provide nutritious meals for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack well as age appropriate toys, furniture and equipment.

Contact us for more information or to organise a time to visit our centre and discuss your child care needs.


We Care, We Nurture, We Develop

Kids Kinder Childcare is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.

Kids Kinder is a privately owned and operated childcare centre operating for long-day hours providing care and education programs for children 2-6 years old.

The centre operates 52 weeks a year Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm closing only on public holidays.

We have a team of dedicated childcare professionals who each day provide a fun and safe learning environment with daily routines similar to that of home for each child.

Kids Kinder is big enough to provide lots of toys, equipment and great facilities, yet small enough to provide an individual level of care for each child and their family. Our focus is the well-being of each child and their learning.

We believe that all children are unique. It is our hope to extend and compliment the home by providing a happy, stable and secure environment in which each child develops towards their full potential.

SPECIAL OFFER: enrol now for 2011 and receive a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.

We currently have vacancies for all ages and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our lovely centre, please contact us


Airssential Since Airssential began in the Australian market over 15 years ago, the company's vision has been to educate, empower and partner people under their doctor's supervision, in becoming proactive in the management of their health. At Airssential, we believe that better health underpins a better quality of life.

Especially in ailing children, improved health requires reliable medical devices to treat their symptoms or monitor their body's vital signs and alert parents, if the need to seek further medical advice is necessary. Airssential offers an extensive selection of medical and personal products for home therapy, monitoring of health conditions or simply to improve well-being.

Airssential products are available through selected pharmacies or via the internet. All products are robust, safe and easy to use and conform to international standards. Products are designed with the highest quality components and manufactured in quality-assured facilities to ensure accuracy, reliability and a long product life.

Airssential brands relevant to child health include: Airo:   Asthma Nebulisers, MDI Spacers, Peak Flow Monitors and  user friendly Anti-Dust Mite Bedding. LifeLine Attest:  Blood Glucose Monitors, Test Strips, Lancing Device, Lancets. LifeTemp: Thermometers - Mercury-free Clinical, Electronic and Medic IR Ear with Disposable Lens Covers. Vitalic: Well-being products including: Moist Heat Wheat Packs, Instant Ice Spray, Hot and Cold Gel Packs, WeightMaster Scales, FM Pedometer.

Register your details on our website and receive our quarterly Health Matters Newsletter and access to product promotions and discounts. www.airssential.com.au


The Sensational Kids SPOT 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;

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
Please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment or get more information.

Southern Sydney Speech, Language and Learning Clinic is now available for onsite Speech Pathology services in your preschool and school. Assessments and group or individual therapy sessions can be offered at your preschool and school if there are a suitable number of parents, teachers and students interested in this option. Please contact us for further details on 0412 513528


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Airssential
Cash for a Cause
Cradle 2 Kindy
Enchanted Cubby House
Ezy Shaid
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Kids Kontact
Maternitywear.com.au
My Mini Munchkin
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Smart Start Learning Centres
Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Ambervale
Kindy Patch

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin

Bargo
Bargo Child Care Centre
Kids Korner

Bow Bowing

Kool Kids Kindacare

Campbelltown

Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park (North)

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

Leumeah

Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah
Little Green Frogs Pre-School

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare

Menangle Park

Skylarks Kindy

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

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

Narellan
Gumnutz Kids
Kids Korner

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten

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
Foundations Learning Centre

PARENT INFORMATION

Taking Your Child To The Dentist

When babies are little there is so much focus and speculation when it comes to teething, not to mention excitement when the teeth start to appear. But what should you do once they come through? Here are some guidelines on caring for your children's first teeth

When to start
The Australian Dental Association recommends that you take your child for their first dental visit just after their first baby teeth come through. There are several reasons why an early start is a good idea:

  • Your child will become familiar with going to the dentist.
  • Care of baby teeth is highly important. If any baby teeth fall out too soon, permanent teeth can come in crooked or crowded. A dentist can intervene by using a "space maintainer", which is a shallow substitute for a real tooth.

What will happen at your child's first visit?
Your child's first visit to the dentist should be as comfortable as possible. During the visit, your dentist will:

  • Check your child's face and jaws to make sure everything is in alignment.
  • Check both teeth and gums to make sure they're healthy, and look for signs of "baby bottle" tooth decay, a common problem in infants and toddlers.
  • Instruct you in how best to care for your child's teeth and gums, including advice on their diet, brushing their teeth, and whether they need a fluoride supplement.
  • Suggest a schedule for future visits.

How to prepare your child
Even if you have started taking your child to the dentist as early as possible, they may feel anxious about dental visits once they become toddlers. Here are some suggestions for making dentist trips as easy as possible:

  • Take time to "play dentist" with your child at home. Take turns at being the dentist, and make it fun.
  • Read your child a story about going to the dentist.
  • Make the dental appointment for a time when your child is well-rested.
  • Talk to your dentist before the visit about any medical or psychological problems your child may have.
  • Openly discuss any concerns your child may have.

Overcoming fear
Sometimes the normal anxiety a child might feel about going to the dentist becomes a strong fear. Here are some suggestions on how you might help them:

  • Perhaps your child hasn't developed a good rapport with your dentist. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to deal with children; look one up or ask your friends.
  • Try and find out what your child is afraid of. Older children may have heard scary stories from their school friends, and they often aren't true! Your older child may need to have certain procedures explained to them correctly. If it's just a general fear, something as simple as a reward after visiting the dentist might be enough to get them through the door and in the chair.
  • Check how you've been talking about the dentist. If you've been nervous about going to the dentist yourself, you might have passed the fear onto your children. Also be careful which words you use. Words such as "drill", "hurt", "jab" or "needle" cause anxiety.
  • Sit close to your child during the visit.
Don't worry if your toddler has a few tears at first; chances are they will soon calm down if your dentist is friendly and you are close by.
 
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

Ambervale
Kindy Patch enrol now

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin limited vacancies

Bargo
Kids Korner limited vacancies

Campbelltown

Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care limited vacancies
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc enrol now

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC enrol now for 2011 before and after school care

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare vacancies on all days! Check out our SPECIAL OFFER: and receive a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.

Menangle Park
Skylarks Kindy limited vacancies

Narellan
Gumnutz Kids enrol now
Kids Korner limited vacancies

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now

Minto
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm
limited vacancies

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy We have very few positions available for 2011.  Check out our new website!!! 

Raby
Foundations Learning Centre limited vacancies


WIN, WIN, WIN

This month we will be giving away a gift voucher valued at $50.00.

Apple of my eye is a local business who specialises in homemade accessories. I create headbands, hair clips, brooches, bobby pins, rings and hair ties with buttons, lace, pearls and ribbon. 

To enter simply email us and tell us how you have used our directory to find child care or child related services.


LOCAL EVENTS

Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth® Good preparation for birth and newborn care courses for those due soon. Visit website for full details and dates of courses for 2011.


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
 
Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces

PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Allergy Pathways
Chatabout Speech Pathology
Learning Links
Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Centre
SPOT4KIDS


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Learning Discoveries Psychological Services
Life Skills 4 Kids 
Pencil Grips Plus
The Sensational Kids SPOT
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
 
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Ph: 0403 187 292

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