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MARCH 2012

Welcome to the March 2012 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome Passageways to our Professionals for Children.

Be sure to look at our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice of care for you and your family.

Ipad, ipods and smart phones are common place these days and it can be difficult to find great educational apps for your children. This month we give you information about the Little Reader 3 Letter Words app which is great for young children, hope you enjoy.

WIN...WIN....a free reading assessment for your children from Read and Exceed valued at $77.00.

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

Passageways is all about having fun and developing creativity while making sense of the world around us. Offering a range of programs from drama workshops, parent education and support, emotional intelligence workshops, anxiety and resilience programs, Passageways brings together professionals from many different modalities; psychology, drama, art, education, to provide a space and resources in which we can all work together to make meaning of our experience. In a world in which some eight year olds are suicidal and exhausted with expectation and many parents are depressed, manic or frankly overwhelmed Passageways provides alternative ways of thinking or simply a safe space in which to think and validate experience. Recognising, understanding and expressing our experience builds a healthy sense of self and supports emotional and physical well-being.

At present Passageways is looking for groups, whether they be mother's groups, playgroups or pre-schools and day care centres to take part in the pilot of a new program entitled BIG Bear Little Bear. This program, created by child psychotherapist Joy Stewart is targeted at children aged 4 to 6. It is an introduction to an emotional vocabulary which supports the development of emotional intelligence, the basis of resilience. Interested parties should contact Joy at info@passageways.com.au. I'd love to have a conversation with you.

For more information visit www.passageways.com.au

Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre
Our Pre-School opens at 7.30am and closes at 5.30pm. After school care goes through to 6.00pm.  Our centre's pre-school program operates between 9.00am and 3.00pm, the centre also offers Long day Care for those parents who seek all the benefits of Pre-Schooling for their children, with flexibility of extended hours for work or urgent commitments.

Pre-School operates Monday to Friday for 50 weeks a year. We are closed all public holidays, and for two weeks over Christmas.

Our program is designed to promote social, intellectual, emotional, physical and culture growth in each child.

Programs are developed based on the children's interests with the assistance of teacher's observations of the children's needs, and they are flexible and can be adapted to change of interest. 

Pegasus Pre School is licensed by the Department of Community Services to care for 30 children per day, and is staffed in accordance with the departments requirement relating to qualifications and staffing levels.  The staff at Pegasus Pre-School endeavour to provide your child with a warm and stimulating environment.

We are an accredited centre, and we continuously aim for the highest achievement of accreditation, which also means that our parents are eligible to claim Child Care Benefits provided by the Federal Government where applicable (dependant on the assessment of parents financial circumstances).

At Pegasus Pre-School, we provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the children. Our cook ensures that all the meals provided are part of their nutritional daily dietary requirements according to the Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents (Nutrition Australia, 2003).

We look forward to showing you our lovely centre, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your child care needs.


Little Einsteins Leaning Centre is a modern childcare with many years of experience in the field of early childhood. We now have 10 Little Einstein's early learning centres all over Sydney's south west & inner areas!

Our Early Learning centres is licensed for children 6weeks to 6 years with educational curriculums for all catering for all developmental needs, interests & quality school readiness program.

At Little Einstein's we will provide each and every child with a home like environment, which is friendly and inviting; while at the same time promoting stability, warmth and education in a safe setting for the child by our experienced & professional team of qualified educators

Our Centre is open 52 weeks a year, closing only on public holidays and weekends.

Little Einstein's Ingleburn & St Helens awarded High Quality Accreditation by the NCAC 2011.

Visit our website for all our locations & to also see Little Einstein's Accomplishments & Awards which we have won over the Years. www.littleeinsteins.com.au


This month were getting ready for autumn and winter as the weather changes it's time for the great Autumn casual look of jeans and a smart casual top.

At maternitywear.com.au we are offering a terrific incentive to purchase some new maternity jeans with a selection of tops at a saving of 30% off the normal price. When you purchase a pair of maternity jeans from our range of dark denim or vintage wash in regular or plus size range you can also select from a range of great casual tops and save 30% on the price of the top making a fabulous package for casual Autumn -Winter wear.

Go to maternitywear.com.au and browse through the range.


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You
Forte School of Music Macarthur
Little Kickers
Maternitywear.com.au
Only Organic
Read and Exceed
Ready Steady Go
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Soccatoos
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Bargo
Bargo Child Care Centre

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

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC

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

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
Skoolzout @ Narellan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale
Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre

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


This month's educational app is Kids Learning to Read - Little Reader 3 Letter Words 

A fun new way to learn how to read. Little Reader is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn how to recognize and read words all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first words around the page. Ideal for ages 0 to 6.

If your little one loves learning new words, then the Little Reader will become one of their most treasured apps and soon they will even be able to read them on their own!

Features:

✔ Turn "Tile Magnets" ON or OFF from the settings page. The tile magnet automatically snaps pictures in place. This is great for little fingers. However, if you want to take your reading skills to the next level, you can now turn this off which is great for older kids learning to read.
✔ Add your own voice - now your toddler can listen to the entire story in mommy's or daddy's voice
✔ Audio hints - turn audio hints where the word is read out loud on touch ON or OFF
✔ Added ability to switch between capitalized and lowercase letters
✔ Uses real, crisp professional images that are carefully handpicked vs. cartoonish illustrations
✔ Fun & engaging voice artist keeps kids engaged
✔ Multi-sensory learning tool - combining seeing, hearing, and tactile feedback
✔ Multi-language support - since you can edit all existing items and sounds so you can record everything in your native tongue
✔ Over 150 three letter words included
✔ Three letter words are grouped into CVC words such as bat, cat, hat, etc.

Customization:

✔ Record your own voice - you can record everything in your own voice
✔ Min. number of items - You decide the min. number of words to show per page
✔ Max. number of items - You decide the max. number of words to show per page
✔ Create new word lists - want to help your little one with a specific set of words? No problem, just create a new list of words.
✔ Customize items - every item is fully customizable (text, audio, and image). You can also add your own words and images
✔ Customize game sounds - can even customize the game and success sounds so that your little one hears your words of appreciation

For more information click here
 
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

Campbelltown
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning enrol now
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery limited vacancies enrol now


WIN, WIN, WIN

Win a free reading assessment for your child or someone you know who needs help with their reading.

Read and Exceed, the organisation known for providing rapid, realistic, reading results is offering this free assessment valued at $77.00.

Read and Exceed is a specialised, intensive 12 week (on average) reading program which comes with a written money back guarantee! The program is designed to bridge the gaps in the reading process for the estimated one in five students who struggle with reading.

Our highly intensive, specialised course, fast tracks the remediation of reading problems through the development of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic approaches. Through repetition of exercises, designed to improve memory, the brain is quickly able to decode unknown words. Fluency and comprehension are greatly improved and the reading jigsaw is put back together piece by piece.

Assessments are conducted in the following locations: Engadine, Allawah, Mittagong. Act now!

www.readandexceed.com.au
Ph: 1300 473 234  (1300 4 READING)

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


LOCAL EVENTS

Bringing Up Great Kids
Through the program it is expected that parents will come to: Learn more about the origins of their own parenting style and how it can be more effective;
identify the important messages they want to convey to their child and how to achieve this;
understand the messages that children convey to their parents and how they do this;
discover how to overcome some of the obstacles that are getting in the way of being the kind of parent they would like to be; learn about the importance of building self esteem in children;develop strategies to manage their parenting approach despite the mounting pressures on their time and their role.
This is a free group for parents with limited free child minding available. Morning tea and lunch included
Location 6 Warby Street, Campbelltown
On 27 March 2012
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Repeats every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, ends on 3 April

Bookings 02 46 401100

Triple P Seminar Series
is designed to introduce parents to the principles of positive parenting and as a building block for raising confident and competent children. Information is provided in Three 90min stand alone seminars covering the following topics:
- The power of positive parenting
- Raising confident and competent children
- Raising resilient children.
Tip sheets for parents are included.
Cost free
Location Camden Civic Centre, Corner of Mitchell and Oxley Streets, Camden
Date: 15 March 2012
10:00am -12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on Thursday, ends on 29 March
Bookings: 9426 4350


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
 
Australian Training Professionals
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
The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service
Passageways


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Nana's Weighted Blankets
Pencil Grips Plus
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
The Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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