Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol  Limited Vacancies are available. Visit
fill out a booking request or ph 4620 9777

Harrington Park
Mihiri's Family Day Care night and weekend care available enrol now

The Pines Academy Child Care Limited Vacancies

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten -
Mount Annan
 enrol now for 2018/2019 book a tour!

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale limited vacancies


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Blair Athol
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School

Macarthur Early Learning 

Gregory Hills
Jennys Kindergarten & Early Learning Gregory Hills 

Harrington Park
Mihiri's Family Day Care, Harrington Park

The Pines Academy Child Care

Mount Annan
Jenny's Kindergarten - Mount Annan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joselin Farm
The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Minto

Willow Tree Kindergarten

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Pied Piper Kindergarten 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Ruse


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MARCH 2018

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

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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The Pines Academy Child Care
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).    Contact us for more information or to organise a tour. 

Macarthur Early Learning  Opening 50 weeks of the year hours 7am-6pm, closing only Public Holidays and two weeks at Christmas.

Within our centre we have 6 rooms and each is catering for a different age and learning stage.  With this system within our service we are able to cater more individually to each child's abilities and development as they grow within our care. Our nursery is a calm and homely environment which considers each of our infants a gift. Each room having their own defining qualities that engage the children in learning while being supported in caring and warm environment, We assist in the preparation of the children for an easy transition from preschool to kindergarten with our school readiness program. 

Our centre has an open, relaxed atmosphere where we cater for each child’s intellectual, social, creative, emotional and physical development. We aim to create a stimulating, engaging, supportive and responsible environment which is encouraging the children to explore and engage in their learning environment.

We aim to capture your child's attention with amazement and wonder as they engage in learning and play.  This results in a very happy child who is excited to attend and wanting to learn.  This is our aim to guide and assist in children developing their full potential while in our care, this is our purpose and rewarding in every element. We welcome all enquiries so please contact us for more information.

Limited Vacancies are available. Please go to www.piedpiperkinde
and fill out a booking request or call us on 4620 9777. All meals included, full school readiness program, before and after school care and vacation care is available for our Pied Piper families.

New from PDF Education Supplies  

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  • Our Happy Place
  • Organic Rubbish Sticker  


Hearty Health  has released its new Autumn seasonal menu with a heap of new meals and variety.

Not only are all Hearty Health menu’s seasonal, they also rotate over a four week period which means no day is ever really the same.

The Autumn menu will feature the all new Hearty Health Bliss Bar and from the trials to date it is going to be a huge winner for the kids.

For more information about our service or to sample the Autumn menu, call 1300 728 762 or

Hearty Health have been preparing and cooking meals for child care centres for the last 18 years. 

  • All meals are cooked from scratch daily and delivered directly to child care centre fridges across Melbourne and Sydney.   
  • All meals are nut, egg and preservative free with reduced sugar and salt. 
  • Specific diets and allergy requirements are catered for which makes it not only easy for child care centre’s to manage but safe for everyone involved.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and keep your eye out for hints, tips and recipes.

Camden Child and Family Therapies Child Anxiety Program With Child Psychologist Rebecca Summers Director of Camden Child and Family Therapies

Time:  9.00am – 10.30am
Day:  Saturday Mornings (6 sessions)
5 May to 9 June 2018 at 35 Elizabeth St, Camden. 

Please note that the cost of the program is $495.00, plus $15 each for both the Child and Parent Workbooks. The total cost of $525.00.   To secure a place in the group, $100.00 deposit is required and the remainder at commencement of group.  If your child has a Mental Health Care Plan, you will receive a rebate of $21.65 upon attendance each week. Total rebate is $129.90. The Plan can be obtained from your GP, if eligible.

If you have any questions, or would like further information, please contact Camden Child and Family Therapies on 0427 861 861.

Sylvanvale Therapy Hub provides therapy services for children of all ages and abilities. Whether your child needs a little bit of extra support to help get them ready for school, or has an intellectual or physical disability, our highly skilled therapists can help.

  • Our team is mobile – we can come to a location of your choice anywhere in the greater Sydney region, such as home or school.
  • We offer an extensive range of therapy services including occupational therapy, speech pathology, individual skills development, behaviour support, counselling, psychology, exercise physiology, assessment and training.
  • Our multi-disciplinary team works together to deliver comprehensive care that addresses your child’s needs andmeets agreed goals. 
  • We help keep your costs down by charging less than the NDIS Price Guide and we don’t charge for travel costs. We also are accredited under Medicare, the NDIS, Better Start and HCWA, and can help you apply for funding.
  • ‘Therapy Assistants’ are available to provide therapeutic support, as well as maximise therapy funding.

Contact us today on 1300 244 577 or email Find out how our caring and responsive team of therapists can help your child reach their full potential.

Sensory Tools Australia   The Traffic Jam In My Brain  Live Workshop Download Our Brochure

A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences.

Presented by international speaker and songwriter Genevieve Jereb O.T., "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. 

Who Should Attend?  Parents, Educators, Care Givers, Pre-School Teachers,  Child Care Workers,  Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Paediatricians and other Professionals who work with children.

Group Discounts Apply 5 or more participants 10%  10 or more Participants 20% off.    Please email Early Bird Rate $219 (up to one month before your conference) Full Rate $245


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 child
  • Ensure 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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