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VACANCIES

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

Blair Athol
Piper Kindergarten is almost full for 2015! Call today to avoid disappointment

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

Gregory Hills
Bambinos Kindergarten Gregory Hills
enrol now!

Ingleburn 
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 www.Littlesmarties.com.au 

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre vacancies for all ages.

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

Narellan
Narellan Community Preschool enrol now

Picton
Picton Community Preschool enrol now

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now
Pied Piper Kindergarten is almost full for 2015! Call today to avoid disappointment

Rosemeadow
Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre enrol now limited vacancies.

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now

Wilton
Bingara Gore Community Preschool enrol now


WIN WIN WIN

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This month you have a chance to win a $50 Coles Group & Myers 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!


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
 

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

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Campbelltown 
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

Ingleburn 
The Pines Academy Child Care
YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

Macquarie Fields
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 Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

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

Oran Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Oran Park

Picton/Wilton
Bingara Gore Community Preschool
Picton Community Preschool

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Rosemeadow
Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre
CARE IN OTHER AREAS

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

 
MARCH 2015

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

This month we welcome

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.

Our parent resource information this month is about Preschoolers and is full of useful tips and suggestions to help you and your little ones.

WIN, WIN...this month you have the chance to win a Coles Group & Myers gift card valued at $50.00

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


FEATURED SERVICES

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.


Pencil Grips Plus is owned and operated by a qualified paediatric Occupational Therapist who can offer advice and support when selecting products for your child.

Pencil Grips Plus is Australia’s largest supplier of specialist pencil grips. We also supply a range of sensory motor products aimed at developing fine and gross motor skills, drawing and handwriting.

Try out the Writing CLAW, Jumbo Grip, Crossover Grip, The Pencil Grip, Uglee Pen, Heavyweight Pencil or the Twist ‘n Write Pencil. We stock a range of scissors, exercise putty, bands & tubing plus a range of coloured Perspex drawing/writing boards, coloured handwriting guidelines, children’s gripable cutlery, and other developmental products.

Consultation with our Occupational Therapist is available to provide ideas for developing children’s pencil grasp and other fine/gross motor skills. We’re also available to visit local child care centres and schools to demonstrate our product range.

Shop online at www.pencilgripsplus.com.au, or email or call 0414 367391 us directly to place an order. Purchase orders are also accepted. 


The Pines Academy Child Care is located on Macquarie road between Cumberland and Henderson roads (5 minutes drive from M5 freeway)

  • Gorgeous historical heritage home converted into a childcare adds character to your child’s educational journey.
     
  • 90 place Service caters for Long Day Care (6 weeks to 6 years old) and Out of School Hours Care (kindergarten to year 6 – before/after school and vacation care).   Long Day Care consists of nursery (0-2 years) with adjoining cot room and change area, large toddler room (2-3 years) with adjoining bathroom, large preschool room (3-5 years) with adjoining bathroom.
  • There are three separate playgrounds – a playground for the pre-schoolers securely located at the front of the property including large sandpit, side playground for the toddlers and a smaller yard located at the rear of the property for the nursery room which also includes a sandpit
     
  • The hallway is beautifully decorated with brilliant artwork adding wonder to the children’s day. There is also a large fish tank which is the focal point of discussion upon arrival and departure of the centre.  A team of friendly staff with extensive knowledge, training and experience in the field.

Contact us for more information about enrolment/waitlisting and current vacancies.


I Can Read Narellan Learn to read with the I CAN READ system, developed by Australian educational psychologists.

Empowering students to take control of their own reading progress in a fun and easy way, incorporating: spelling, phonics, reading, comprehension, grammar and creative writing.

Classes are kept small, a maximum of 8 students.

No student has failed to significantly improve with the I CAN READ system.

Available in over 60 centres in 8 countries, more than 100,000 students have been through the system.

The I CAN READ system is successful because it offers:

  • Specialised literacy programmes
  • Pre-test/post-test outcomes-based environment
  • Quality pre-reading foundation programme
  • Qualified and specialist trained teacher
  • Effective reading and instruction programme
  • Language rich environment
  • Strong use of expressive (spoken) English
  • Well designed and efficient operations system
  • Systematic procedures that are evidence based

The programmes available at the I CAN READ Narellan Centre range from classes for very young learners to school aged children and beyond:

Little Bears Club
A child-centred programme with an emphasis on expressive and receptive English.

Thinking and Creative Skills
Based on a multiple intelligences approach, this programme is designed to stimulate the imagination, encourage cognitive growth, improve verbal confidence, and introduce phonological awareness.

Preliminary Reading Skills
Covers all the prerequisite skills needed to become a good reader, including phonemic awareness and phonics. Includes oral presentation skills.

I CAN READ
A multi-sensory structured reading programme which uses a unique method to teach the student to read and spell quickly and easily.

School Holiday Intensive Programme
A highly interactive and intense 5 day programme for students aged 3 - 14 years. Covers a diverse range of literacy skills aimed at developing self confidence in students. The programmes aim to further develop student's preliminary range of skills and for students wanting to enhance their speech, drama and creative writing skills.

Contact us for your obligation free, diagnostic assessment today www.icanreadsystem.com Ph: 02 4648 0555.


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Sensory Tools Australia The Traffic Jam In My Brain
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

Sydney – 10th April

http://shopau.sensorytools.net/

Young Academics Early Learning Centre Smeaton Grange strives to meet the needs of families in our community.  We welcome all families to our centre and aim to provide an environment that is an extension of their homes. We believe parents are children’s first and most important educators and that working in partnership with families is crucial. When families and early childhood educators work together the results have a positive impact on children’s learning and development, enhancing their well-being and learning achievement.

Our educators will be committed to building warm, respectful, responsive relationships with the children, building upon the diverse cultural backgrounds of each child whilst promoting each child’s sense of identity. We are committed to equity and believe in all children’s capabilities to succeed.  We offer children the freedom to explore and discover through play based learning whilst providing programs that aim to enrich their learning through planned experiences and programs. Our facilities and resources are purpose built to accommodate and promote all children’s development and learning.

Our centre caters for children from birth to 6 years, we will provide three age appropriate playrooms, with each room well resourced with materials to suit the developmental level and competence of the age group to which it caters. Our rooms are known as: 0-2 years - Turtles; 2-3 years- Dolphins and 3-6 years Starfish

For more information on vacancies and how to enrol contact us


PARENT INFORMATION

PRESCHOOLERS

The preschool period is one of transition as your child starts to get ready to go to school. The preschool period goes from 3 years to school entry. This period of your child's life is a period of becoming independent and competent. Preschoolers have moved from the 'what's that' stage to wanting to know 'why?'.

Characteristics

Some important preschooler characteristics include:

  • Changing physical appearance as they become taller
  • Using words creatively and telling stories
  • Managing to:
    • Feed themself
    • Go to the toilet (they do have occasional accidents)
    • Wash their hands and wash themselves in the bath (they still require strict supervision near water)
    • Choose and dress themself in simple clothing (they like bright colours and patterns but they don't always match)
  • Not liking their hair being washed – as they have difficulty keeping eyes shut for long enough
  • Enjoying helping to prepare food
  • Using a fork, but still enjoy eating with their fingers
  • Being more aware of their need for sleep – they still require an afternoon nap
  • Separating from primary carer for an increasing length of time
  • Walking, running skills fully developed
  • Enjoying doing craft activities
  • Creating very imaginative drawings/paintings and they can tell a story about the drawing
  • Being lively, noisy and assertive
  • Enjoying outdoor play – they still have difficulty adhering to rules
  • Begin to be involved in shared play
  • Seeking the company of playmates.
Guidelines For Parents

The things you can do to help your preschooler are:

  • Learn about expected developmental behaviours so you have age appropriate expectations for your preschooler
  • Provide opportunities to experience everyday situations – remember things you take for granted are new experiences for your preschooler
  • Include a range of adults and other children into their lives
  • Provide an environment that is rich in language, reading and music
  • Provide unstructured time to help your preschooler to learn to play quietly
  • Provide a safe environment for the preschooler to play, sleep and grow
  • Allow your preschooler to practice skills – helping set the table, getting dressed, brushing their hair
  • Give your preschooler plenty of your time – remember you are still your preschooler's favourite playmate
  • Encourage outdoor activities
  • Avoid conflict by allowing your preschooler limited choices – do you want a drink of water or juice
  • Learn to know when your preschooler is tired, angry and frustrated, this knowledge will assist you avoid conflicts and no win situations
Remember: each child is an individual and develops at their own pace.

For further help:
  • Visit either your local Child and Family Health Centre or local doctor.
  • Call Tresillian Parent’s Help Line on (02) 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 (Freecall outside Sydney)
Speak to a Tresillian Nurse on-line at Tresillian Live Advice

The Camden Macarthur Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292
 

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