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

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning 
accepting enrolments be quick places are limited

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Preschool  limited vacancies be quick Call 96065981 or 0435036540

Macarthur Early Learning enrol now
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie enrol now limited vacancies.

The Pines Academy Child Care enrol now 

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields enrol now limited vacancies

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessorilimited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten we have limited vacancies. Act now so you don’t miss out! All meals are provided at our purpose built centre. Come and see us today 37 Mt Erin Road Blair Athol or call us on 4620 9777

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre enrol now



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Covering All Areas
Sydney Family Day Care Scheme

Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

ABC Preschool Academy
Broughton Street Early Learning Centre 
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Macarthur Early Learning
Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie 

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills

The Pines Academy Child Care

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm 

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre 
Willow Tree Kindergarten

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

Smeaton Grange
Young Academics Early Learning Centre


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 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 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.

This month's parent resource is about Sibling Rivalry, if you have more than one child I am sure you know what I mean. This resource will give you some tips and suggestions on how to deal with sibling rivalry and survive!

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Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie is situated alongside the new development Argyle in Elderslie. Positioned among the suburbs with views to the hills of Camden and Kirkham, Young Academics Elderslie is poised to support the community as it grows.   Young Academics Elderslie is situated close to local primary schools, local sporting facilities and parks and is in the perfect family suburb. The centre can be easily accessed from Camden bypass and Camden valley way for those travelling through as they start or end the day. The service has the perfect combination of nature added including a worm farm, vegetable gardens, and natural gardens filled with dwarf citrus trees.     We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange is located close to amenities such as a gym, sport and swimming facilities which means families can pick up their children and be close to after school activities.

The layout of the service is designed to allow children to visit with siblings and friends from other rooms through the day, with lots of windows for viewing other rooms and a flexible routine that allows children to mix and have shared time in indoor and outdoor environments. Families are greeted by the smell of nutritionally prepared meals as they enter the centre, which children enjoy in the sunny dining room.  The rear of the centre is boarded by a heritage protected creek which allows the children to watch nature as they play and develop their inquisitive nature.

The Smeaton Grange service recently underwent Assessment and Rating to determine how well the service meets the National Quality Standard and National Regulations. Smeaton Grange achieved an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’, indicating that the service exceeds the National Quality Standard.  Please contact Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange to discuss your child care needs.

All of our services offer:
• Nappies, wipes, Avent Bottles and sunscreen
• All Linen provided- Cot and Bed sheets
• Five freshly prepared nutritious meals each day
• Extended opening hours (7:00am to 6:00pm each day)
• CCB and CCR entitlements for families
• Safe and secure environment with keypad access

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

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.

March NEW products from PDF Education Supplies

  • Metal sign “Reserved Parking” keeping your car park safe and for the exclusive use of parents & visitors attending your service
  • Laminated poster “Autism Recognition”  encouraging parent to see help early if concerned (also see Emotions Mirror)
  • Laminated poster /placemat “Healthy Eating” encouraging healthy eating practices
  • Chance to win 2 great prizes by simply writing a Google review for PDF Education Supplies (winner’s announced 1/4/17)
Contact us for more information.

Let's Talk Teeth  is excited to let you know that from April 2017, we will be providing children who attend an Oral Health Incursion, with a FREE dental check up at their local 'Pacific Smile' Dental Clinic.  

Pacific Smiles has clinics across Sydney and it is recognised in the Oral Health Community as being full of professional, kind and up to date clinicians.  It is so exciting to be able to provide this opportunity to children aged 0-5 years, this demographic is recognized as an "at risk" group in our community and to be able to support families in this way is a dream come true.   This offer has been a little while in the making and we are so pleased that it is finally here. 

Dates for Oral Health Incursions are fast running out with August completely booked out, and only four spots left in June.  If you are thinking about booking, now is the time.  For more information contact us on 0401875225 or email or

AFS Training is turning 28!  As part of our celebration we are offering $28 off of some of our Training Courses!

In addition to this special offer, we are offering a Children’s First Aid Class for children aged 5-12 years old.  This course will be FREE for the first 10 booked in for each date.  Normally $25 per child. 

Bookings are essential each course!  Our Next Public Courses in March 2017 are held on the following dates:

Kids Basic First Aid $25.00 (inc GST) Free For First 10 To Register For Each Date

Saturday 4th March, 9am – 10.30am HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $66.00 (inc GST)

Saturday 4th March, 11am – 1pm HLTAID003 Provide First Aid $137.50 $28 discount $109.50 (inc GST)

Saturday 4th March, 11am - 4.30pm HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting $176.00 $28 discount $148.00 (inc GST)

Saturday 4th March, 11am - 4.30pm  Baby Talk – First Aid Awareness $75.00 (inc GST) Discounts For Group Bookings

Wednesday 1st March 6pm-8pm   Please contact our office on 1300 660 164 to book your place any of these courses or through our website

 “AFS Solutions delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909”

Domina General Insurance Brokers  Business Interruption insurance is designed to protect the money or income you may lose when your business is interrupted and unable to operate. This may happen due to a variety of causes such as a natural disaster, or even something simple like a power outage.  That said, there is much more to protecting your business than simply insuring your physical assets. As you know, your business assumes an ongoing income to stay afloat. Without this ongoing income, things can get tricky.

Why is it important?   The owners, shareholders, and/or those who have provided finance into your business expect an ongoing income that will cover the financing costs, the costs of operating the business and an acceptable level of profit. The profit and ongoing expenses including payroll, management and other staff bonuses and financing costs all should be insured. Without it your business may simply go down the plug hole in the event of a loss.

Business Interruption insurance is designed to make up for the amount of money lost due to the interruption to your business. It is an essential part of your child care business insurance program.   For more information please contact us  or 02 4255 2855.

Diversity Skills Training offers Smart and Skilled Funding for NSW student for face to face and online classes. Contact us now to find out about how you can save on your course fees!


Sibling Rivalry

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
  • whingeing
  • 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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