North Shore Paediatric Dentistry
Smiles that go miles in a gentle and caring environment. Specialising in dental care for children;
- Dental ‘Phobics’
- Special Needs & Medically compromised children
- Tongue Ties- Newborns – 18 years of age
- Sedation facilities- Nitrous Oxide/ Happy Gas & General Anaesthetic
- CDBS accepted
- Referral not mandatory
- No bulk billing
- Parking in the building premises
- Emergency & After hour services
Contact us for more information 1300 466 773 www.nspd.net.au
Pencil Grips Plus is a Sydney based company owned by Dayna Davidson who worked as a paediatric Occupational Therapist for over 16 years. We can offer advice and support when selecting products that best meet your child’s needs at home and within the childcare or classroom setting.
We offer the largest range of specialised pencil grips, pencils and pens, as well as scissors, drawing/writing Slopeboards, hand putty, balance cushions, and cutlery. Shop online at www.pencilgripsplus.com.au, or email/0414 367391 us directly to place an order. You are also welcome to visit our office in the south of Sydney to try out our products.
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre provides high quality long day care, school-readiness and government-approved full-day kindergarten programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.
Our services are fully registered and approved for the government child care benefit. We are open Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 6:00pm
for more information.
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie is opening in March 2016. Open from 7am – 6pm, caring for children 6 weeks to 6 years. We will be a new and modern service to the area. Young Academics uses the Kinderloop program to keep parents involved.
The Young Academics Evolution Program is a holistic education framework that has been specially designed by early childhood education experts to encompass all aspects of your child’s development. Young Academics Elderslie will be overseen by an experienced team of educators and operational support who will be a constant presence in the service. To find our more or go on our waitlist please call 8624 7888
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.
Young Academics Early Learning Centre Smeaton Grange is located minutes away from the new housing estates of Gregory Hills, Harrington Park, Oran Park and Gledsworth Hills. The centre features spacious architecturally designed rooms, two large covered outdoor play areas, off street parking and secure access for families. Young Academics Smeaton Grange features 5 spacious play rooms as well as a separate dining room for the 3 – 5 year olds. We provide all nappies, wipes and meals. Our new menu has been developed in collaboration with a nutritionist to ensure all children are eating fresh, nutritious, home style meals every day.
Our Smeaton Grange centre teaches The Young Academics Evolution Program which is built on the Early Years Learning Framework. Our educators take a play-based approach to teaching and believe that learning takes place most effectively in environments that are safe, interesting, challenging and fun.
To enquire about spaces available and to arrange a tour of the centre you can visit our website or call our centre manager Amanda on (02) 4647 8445
Camden Child and Family Therapies offers The Take Action Program Treatment for Child Anxiety
Take Action is an anxiety management group for children to teach children helpful ways to cope and manage anxiety. This is an evidence based intervention utilising well-established principles of cognitive behavioural therapy.
Camden Child and Family Therapies is pleased to advise they will be offering this course in March 2016 at their premises in Camden for children aged 7 to 10 years. This is a 6 week course and will be held every Wed afternoons from 4 to 5:15pm starting March 2nd and ending 6th April. The presenters will be Principal Psychologist of the practice Rebecca Summers and Provisional Psychologist Christine Dickinson.
For enquiries or to book please see front desk or contact Camden Child and Family Therapies on 0427 861 861 or visit our website at www.camdenchildtherapies.com.au
Ausure Insurance Brokers Macarthur Pty Ltd An Important Change in Childcare Legislation from January 2016
As of January 1, 2016 the National Quality Framework (NQF) implemented new Educator to Child ratios for the child care sector. This was rolled-out across all States & Territories, other than TAS & WA where they were already in place.
The NQF is the result of an agreement between all Australian governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children using education and care services.
Since its commencement in 2012, the NQF introduced a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
The changes to the Educator to Child ratios bring national consistency to this important area of the NQF and allows staff to give more individual attention to each child.
Affected age groups, services and jurisdictions are as follows:
- New ratios apply for children older than 24 months and younger than 36 months at centre-based services in NSW, Queensland and South Australia.
- New ratios apply for children older than 36 months up to and including preschool age for all centre-based services in Queensland and Victoria.
- New ratios apply for preschools in ACT, Northern Territory and South Australia.
- New ratios apply for family day care services in Queensland.
Although there were several changes, the age group of children in care from 24 months to 36 months saw the most significant shift with ratios in NSW, QLD and SA reducing from 1:8 to 1:5. To read more, please visit the blog on our website
Domina General Insurance Brokers Cyber Insurance for Childcare Centres
What would happen if your centre was a victim of a cyber attack ? How would you respond ? Would the private information about the children in your care and their families, as well as your staff be protected ?
All businesses these days are open to cyber attacks and cyber crime. In fact, statistics tell us that a business is more likely to be the victim of cyber crime than suffer a fire.
Cyber Protection Insurance has been developed to protect businesses who are the victims of cyber crime. In fact, Cyber Protection Insurance also covers a whole range of scenarios that relate to the internet operations of a business. Consider the following :-
- An email is received in your centre and it has a virus attached. The email is opened and as a result your computer system fails
- An email is received in your centre with a virus attached and you unknowingly forward that email to another business. They open the email and their system is affected
- Educational information is downloaded on to your website without permission of the owner of that information
- An inappropriate post is made on your facebook page, leading to a threat of legal action
- Your centre receives a cyber extortion email telling you to pay an amount otherwise your computer system will be attacked
Traditional insurance policies do not provide protection against any of these scenarios. And that is why you need Cyber protection Insurance.
Domina General Insurance Brokers deals with a range of insurers who specialise in this important cover.
Call us on 0242 552855 or 0438 336646, or contact us via the web at www.domina.com.au
for more information.
At Vision Australia Ltd we aim to provide specialist support services to children experiencing low vision and blindness, and their families. Services include adaptive technology & training, low vision clinics, equipment solutions, group programs, library services, orientation & mobility services, as well as specialist allied health providers.
Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Tell us about your family, your child and what your goals are. Together we can develop strategies to empower your child to live the life they choose.
It’s a partnership that can be particularly helpful in the early years, from birth to first steps, and then continue through schooling years, finding a first job and into adulthood. We will support you in negotiating the twists and turns of life and give you the skills and confidence to help your child fulfil their dreams. Call 1300 84 74 66
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Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and preschoolers. Sibling rivalry is often identified when a toddler or preschooler starts to have one or all of the following behaviours:
Some potential sibling rivalry behaviours:
- tantrums, anger and aggression
- regressive behaviour - refusing to use the toilet, wanting to use a bottle or nappies
- losing interest in activities once enjoyed
- ignoring the new baby
- behaviour seems too good to be true or their behaviour is unbelievably difficult
- more demanding
- being withdrawn and more clingy - not want to play with friends or go to preschool
- waking up in the middle of the night
- wanting to get into bed with you
Things to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby:
- Find opportunities for your toddler or preschooler to have contact with very young babies
- Read books about babies or play with baby dolls
- Take your toddler and preschooler to antenatal visits
- Let your toddler or preschooler help organize the baby's bed and other equipment
- If your toddler or preschooler will be going to regular or occasional child care it is helpful to start this prior to the birth of your baby
- Encourage the carer to provide short periods of care before the baby is due, if this is not already happening. This will familiarize both the older child and the carer
Things that may reduce sibling rivalry:
- Let your toddler or preschooler know when you're going to hospital. Even though it is hard, wake them don't just disappear. Sleep problems can start if the young child wakes and finds their parents have gone to hospital
- While you are in hospital if possible your older child should be cared for in their own home
- At the hospital visits be ready to give your older child a cuddle and all your attention before introducing them to the new baby
- Even if your older child becomes upset when they have to leave you it is important that they continue to come for visits while you are in hospital
- Have a gift from the newborn baby to give to the older sibling
- Ask the older child to guess what her new brother or sister is feeling: is the baby hungry? or happy? or cold? This helps the older child to understand that this new arrival also has feelings
- When you need to attend to the baby for lengthy periods ensure you know where your other child is and what they are doing - having a box of special toys or refreshments for them during this time can help
- Keep on reassuring your older child that there is enough love to go around, even though you now have to share your time
- Offer your older child regular (even if brief) periods of close bodily contact, like hugs and cuddles
- Remember that toddlers and some preschoolers find it hard to wait. Don't always delay giving your toddler or preschooler some attention until the new baby is asleep
- Remember that when a new baby arrives your older child can be confused and unprepared for the higher expectations that seem to be placed on them overnight
- Reinforce positive behaviour by praising
- Involve your older child in caring for the baby
- Have special uninterrupted time for each childEnsure both parents are consistent in using family rules
- Set limits and try to have a daily routine so that your older child feels safe and knows what to expect
- If you make promises ensure that you provide what you promised
- Remind people there are two children not just the baby
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