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MARCH 2013

Welcome to the March 2013 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory. 

This month we welcome Edspecially 4U to our Resources for Parents Directory. Dayspare and Inspire Education to our resources for care providers directory. Read all about these services below.

Our parent resource this month is about biting, I'm sure if you are a mum your child has at some stage bitten or been bitten...it's terrible for everyone involved. We hope our information can give you some tips on how to manage this stage.

WIN...WIN.... ....This month you have the chance to win a 50 minute First Aid for Families presentation from First Aid For You. This course is an informative, fun and practical training session that covers all the 'must know' topics relating to baby and child first aid valued at $250.00.

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 other child related information.

Until next month, kind regards Donna

FEATURED SERVICES

Edspecially 4U

Is your child Ready 4 School? EDSpecially4U offers you the chance to prepare your child for BIG school. In a small group environment, only 1 hour per week we develop CONFIDENT learners.

Learning with Confidence. Our School Readiness Classes introduce:

  • letters - using phonic instruction
  • numbers
  • shapes
  • colours
  • fine motor activities (writing)
  • phonemic awareness (the sounds of language), as well as
  • an introduction to sight words.
EDSpecially4U has a team of teaching professionals who offer quality instruction in the area of School Readiness. We offer School readiness programs that use stimulating resources, craft activities, songs and games to teach new skills and concepts.

Children love learning to be ready 4 school at ED Specially 4U. Classes during the week and on Saturdays for more information visit www.edspecially4u.com.au

Sensory Tools Australia

The Traffic Jam In My Brain One Day Workshop at Penrith Panthers is a Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences.

Presented by international speaker Genevieve Jereb, OTR, "The Traffic Jam In My Brain" is a fun, informative and interactive seminar designed for parents, therapists and other professionals. You will gain understanding of the basics of sensory processing and learn "ready-to-use" strategies to support learning, attention, social and emotional relationships and behaviour in children. 

This workshop gives you a set of dynamic, practical tools incorporating: Regulation, Respiration, Rhythm, Relationship, Play & Movement Don't miss out! Places are strictly limited.  REGISTER AT: http://www.sensorytools.net/ or phone: 02 4578 6123

Dayspare is a web based solution enabling child care centre's to notify their existing customers of ad-hoc vacancies. The solution was developed specifically for child care centre's to address the management of continual customer contact regarding vacant days. The solution consists of a customer facing calendar and the child centre administration pages. Communicating ad-hoc vacancies allows existing parents with less than 5 days care increased access to child care.

Income generated from the extra day's booked can be re-invested back into your child care centre ! Visit www.dayspare.com

Inspire Education is a leading provider of vocational training and education across Australia. We deliver a wide variety of online courses as well as classroom based or blended (classroom & online) programs.

As many of you know, every child care worker in Australia will be required to hold, or else be working towards, a Cert III or Diploma in Children's Services qualification by the 1st January 2014. Get started now in one of our great childcare courses, including the Certificate 3 in Children's Services and Diploma of Children's Services, and you'll be ready when the changes come into force!

Already experienced in childcare? Talk to our helpful staff about receiving recognition of prior learning for the skills and expertise you already possess! To get started, all you need to do is visit www.inspireeducation.net.au and request a free information pack for the course of your choice. Check out our great specials while you're there!

Our enrolment coordinators are also standing by to take your free call on 1800 506 509 or email them at enquiries@inspireeducation.net.au


Are you pregnant? or do you know someone who is, here is a great opportunity to win a voucher for $200 of maternity clothes that you can select from maternitywear.com .au

Just go to our Facebook Page and like us to for a chance to win fabulous maternity clothes. But don't delay as you only have until 25th March to enter. Why not browse our website www.maternitywear.com.au and check out what you may like to win.

PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Begin Bright School Readiness & Primary Tutoring Centres
Chatabout Speech Pathology
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia 
Learning-Hats Ready for school & K-6 Tuition centre
Literacy & Learning Centre  In March, the focus of at the Literacy and Learning Centre is on assessment. Parents are often keen to launch into tutoring or remedial work, and often question the benefit or need of putting their child through a lengthy and sometimes costly assessment process. In our latest blog post, we identify five reasons why comprehensive assessment is important when you are concerned about your child's reading, spelling, or learning and in planning the best way to help them improve their skills --
On Monday 25th of March, 2013 at 12.30 pm, we will be holding a one hour information session titled "Why is my child struggling to learn to read." The information session will be run by Clinical Psychologist, Sandra Graudins and will take place at the Literacy and Learning Centre in Five Dock. Parents will be able to ask questions about their child, and tea and coffee will be provided. Bookings are essential as there are only a limited number of places available. Please call Sandra on 9712 8777.

New Growth Children's Therapy Centre
Passageways
Sleep Angel

PARENT INFORMATION

Biting

It can be a shock to find that your beautiful baby, raised in a loving and non-violent home, is biting playmates. But rest assured - many children go through a biting phase, and they do outgrow it.
Common reasons for biting include:

  • Teething - usually in babies or younger toddlers;
  • Curiosity - babies have no concept that their actions can hurt others, and may just be wondering what something tastes like;
  • Frustration, anger, or feeling hurt - usually in children who do not have the language skills to express themselves verbally, or do not have the physical ability to get away from another child who has hurt them.

Biting can happen more often when a child is going through a major change, such as weaning, a new baby arriving in the family, or moving to a new house. Children also find it more difficult to control impulsive behaviour when they are tired or hungry.

Empathy is a difficult concept to grasp, and can take some time to learn. While biting will be outgrown with time, there are things you can do to help:

  • In a younger baby who may be biting to soothe their gums or out of curiosity, a gentle "no" and offering a teething ring or toy will redirect the biting.
  • For toddlers and preschoolers, it can help to identify triggers. Keep a note of the time the incident occurred, what happened immediately before the bite, how it was dealt with, and what happened after the incident.
  • Look for patterns: is the child more likely to bite at the end of the day when they are tired? Do they bite most often in disputes over toys? These notes can also be useful in identifying the most effective way to react to the biting.
  • Avoid situations where biting is most likely to occur. This may mean separating two children who tend to bite each other.
  • Help your child learn appropriate ways to resolve disagreements or cope with frustration. Teach your child to say "stop!" while putting their hand up, and to ask for help from adults if they need to.
  • Watch carefully when the child is playing with others. There is no need to intervene in every disagreement. But if a child looks as though they are about to bite rather than resolve the disagreement in an appropriate way, it is important to step in.
Responding to biting with physical discipline, such as biting the child back, is unlikely to help the situation. Instead of understanding how the other person felt when they were bitten, the child may learn that it is reasonable to bite when you are very angry.

As with many behavioural issues, consistency is key. Talk to your child care provider about how they react to biting incidents, and ensure that your methods are compatible.
 

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VACANCIES
use the links below to see detailed information

Blair Athol
Partners In Care Early Learning Centre enrol now
Piper Kindergarten enrol now just opened

Campbelltown
 
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre enrol now

Harrington Park
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park enrol now for vacation care and 2013 outside school hours care

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre just opened, vacancies for all ages.

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

Narellan
Narellan Community Preschool enrol now for 2013
Skoolzout @ Narellan enrol now for vacation care and 2013 outside school hours care

Picton
Picton Community Preschool enrol now for 2013

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now

WIN, WIN, WIN

First Aid For You specialise in information and demonstration session on the most important child related first aid any parent, grand parent, parent to be or any person in care of children should learn!

In a relaxed and practical, hands on session participants will learn the skills and gain understanding on how to manage child related emergencies, these include:

  • Child and Baby Resuscitation
  • Choking Management
  • Allergic Reaction Management
  • Head Injuries & Convulsions 
  • Plus many more 'must know' topics and tips on child safety.

First Aid For You also conducts courses for Fundraising events, Baby Showers and accredited certificate courses in Apply (Senior) First Aid, CPR, Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis.

For more information visit www.firstaidforyou.com.au or call 1300 853 050

This month you have the chance to win a 50 minute First Aid for Families presentation valued at $250.00. This course is an informative, fun and practical training session that covers all the 'must know' topics relating to baby and child first aid. Babies and children are also very welcome to attend the session.

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


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers

AFS Consulting 10% discount to anyone who "Like's" our Facebook page before the end of March on all of our First Aid Courses. 10% discount to all group bookings booked and paid for before the end of March. These specials can be combined for March only giving a potential discount of up to 20%. For details and conditions contact our office on 1300 660 164
Centres Direct
CleverStuff Educational Toys 
Dayspare
Dynamight Kids
 
First Aid For You 
Inspire Education
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Learning-Hats Ready for school & K-6 Tuition centre
Nana's Weighted Blankets

New Growth Children's Therapy Centre
Sensory Tools Australia
Speak-a-boo! Speech Pathology
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Australian Music Schools
CleverStuff Educational Toys 

Edspecially 4U
First Aid For You 
Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre 
Global Tutoring 
Maternitywear.com.au 
Musica Viva In Schools
Playsafe Kids
The Train Shed


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Blair Athol
Partners In Care Early Learning Centre
Piper Kindergarten

Camden

Jellybeans Family Day Care

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Campbelltown 
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Campbelltown Community Preschool 
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

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 
YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre

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

Narellan
Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool
Skoolzout @ Narellan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

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

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy
Picton Community Preschool

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten

CARE IN OTHER AREAS
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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
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