Welcome to the November 2010 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome at SPOT4KIDS Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy service to our Professionals For Children Directory.

We also welcome The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders to our Additional Needs Directory.

We also welcome Cradle 2 Kindy to our Resources for Parents Directory. Read more about these great services below.

Child care services are taking enrolments now for 2011, so be quick to get in contact with the services that you are interested in for more information be sure to check out the detailed listings.

This month our parent resource is about car seat restraints, as a mum I know how confusing the new laws are, we hope our parent information will help clarify what seats you require for your little ones.

.... This month you have a chance to win $50 worth of handmade accessories from Apple Of My Eye.

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 child related information.

Until next month, kind regards, Donna


We Care, We Nurture, We Develop

Kids Kinder Childcare is dedicated to providing a safe, friendly environment that fosters your child's social and educational development.

Kids Kinder is a privately owned and operated childcare centre operating for long-day hours providing care and education programs for children 2-6 years old.

The centre operates 52 weeks a year Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm closing only on public holidays.

We have a team of dedicated childcare professionals who each day provide a fun and safe learning environment with daily routines similar to that of home for each child.

Kids Kinder is big enough to provide lots of toys, equipment and great facilities, yet small enough to provide an individual level of care for each child and their family. Our focus is the well-being of each child and their learning.

We believe that all children are unique. It is our hope to extend and compliment the home by providing a happy, stable and secure environment in which each child develops towards their full potential.

SPECIAL OFFER: enrol now for 2011 and receive one week free childcare. Offer valid to 30/11/2010

We currently have vacancies for all ages and look forward to welcoming you and your child to our lovely centre, please contact us

SPOT4KIDS Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy service specialising in the screening, assessment and intervention for 0-18 year olds with speech and language delays, learning difficulties, Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders, attention deficits and developmental delay.

We have 16 years experience working with children and their families to improve function and independence in everyday meaningful activities such as school activities (eg. reading, writing, spelling, speaking) play, sports and self care activities such as tying shoelaces and using cutlery.

Our practice is child-centred and we believe that all children's needs are unique and therapy goals are best achieved when we work collaboratively with the child, their families and teachers to fully understand and address these needs. As a result, we are able to develop specific home and school programs for children to compliment therapy and ensure acquired skills are transferred from therapy to the home and classroom.

We use a sensory integrative approach as well as more "traditional" occupational therapy models and cognitive strategies.

Our speech pathologists are trained in a wide range of proven techniques for the treatment of speech, language, literacy, social skills and stuttering difficulties.

Additionally all of our therapists are trained in a multi-sensory literacy program offering individual or group tutoring and we are registered with 'An Even Start', a government funded program assisting children who did not reach benchmarks during national literacy testing.

Our therapists are primarily mobile therapists, servicing clients in their school, day care or home environments however we have clinics at some of our locations. We are registered Medicare providers and are registered with private health funds so that our clients can take advantage of the rebates available to them.

For more information please contact us

The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders
The word dyslexia is associated with a variety of reading and perceptual disorders.  Irlen Syndrome is a form of Perceptual Dyslexia. Symptoms include poor spelling, writing, inefficient reading, sore eyes, headaches, glare sensitivity and depth perception difficulties.

Irlen Syndrome is not an optical condition. For some, it can co-exist with non-related visual acuity conditions. For many, perceptual distortions are caused by the brain (not the eye) mis-processing light and glare.

Irlen's patented colour lens technology corrects the way the brain is mis-processing specific frequencies in the light spectrum. Irlen Lenses can therefore, provide immediate assistance. Where necessary, a prescription from your optometrist can also be included. The result is a miracle for some - an important part of the puzzle for others.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? Light Sensitivity, Problems with Contrast, Problems with Print, Restricted Reading Span, Attention Deficitand/or Poor Depth Perception. For more information contact us

Cradle 2 Kindy
We have a comprehensive range of parenting services for families which cover areas such as newborn care,  breastfeeding, routines for baby, sleep and settling techniques for a crying baby, coping with an unsettled baby, a baby with colic, a baby with reflux, a baby who refuses to drink, a sleep deprived baby, high need baby, sleep deprived parents,  children who don't sleep, children with sleep issues and toddler behavioural issues such as tantrums, food refusal, night waking, and unacceptable behaviour and much more.

We also offer The Ultimate Gift for Any Parent!
A new baby arrives with challenges unique to you and your partner's gene pool. Figuring out the sleep, feed and comfort/crying cycles can often be an emotional rollercoaster ride for mum, dad and supporting family members.

A Parenting Coach is trained to help parents care for newborns through to toddlers. A visit to your home will look holistically at your child in his/her environment - feeding, sleeping, eating or behavioural issues that may arise to challenge any sense of harmony in the home.

Having a Parenting Coach on call is one of the life changing experiences offered to parents.  Cradle 2 Kindy parenting coaches are passionate about equipping parents to care for children from birth to five years old.  Give the gift of a Parenting Coach, go to read more about this wonderful service which provides an optimum start for all new parents - and baby!

To complement their coaching service for parents with children with children from birth to 5 years old Cradle 2 Kindy also have their own on line shop which sells their own products including extra large baby wraps, a sleep CD, four e-books with parenting tips for: birth to 3 months,  3-9 months, 9-18 months and toddler and child.  They also offer gift vouchers and a choice of gift ideas for a new baby.

For more information contact us

The Gifted Choice is closing down all stock must go!!! 50% OFF ALL our educational toys, educational games, children's clothing, children's accessories and giftware.

Use the promo code "FINAL" and you will receive 50% off the total of your order, (EXCLUDES CLOTHING ITEMS WHICH ARE ALREADY REDUCED BY 60%). Sorry we will not be offering any rainchecks!

use the links below to view detailed information

Allergy Pathways
Chatabout Speech Pathology
Karuna Health Care
Learning Links
Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Centre

use the links below to view detailed information

Bright Star Kids
Cash for a Cause
Cradle 2 Kindy
Elizabeth Richards
Enchanted Cubby House
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Kids Kontact
Little Soles, Children's Shoes
My Mini Munchkin
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Smart Start Learning Centres school preparation program enrolments for 2011 are now open.
Smart Start Learning Centres is offering a 10% early bird discount on their school preparation programs for 3 - 5 year olds. This discount is for group or private lessons and also extends to our early primary tuition program (K-2). Please phone 9990 6664 or 0414 543 074 to discuss your child's needs. You can also log onto our website for further information on our programs www.smartstartlearning

Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®
The Gifted Choice
Weston Sparkles Domestic Cleaning Service

use the links below to view detailed information

Kindy Patch

Bambinos Kindergarten Appin

Bargo Child Care Centre
Kids Korner

Bow Bowing

Kool Kids Kindacare


Campbelltown Prebyterian Community Child Care
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Playground Learning Centre
Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park (North)

Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn


Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah
Little Green Frogs Pre-School

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare

Menangle Park

Skylarks Kindy

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

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

Gumnutz Kids
Kids Korner

St Helens Park
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - St Helens Park

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Cath's Kindy

Foundations Learning Centre


New child restraint laws are here, summary of changes

  • Children younger than six months must be secured in a rearward facing restraint.
  • Children aged six months to under four years must be secured in either a rear or forward facing restraint.
  • Children aged four years to under seven years must be secured in forward facing child restraint or booster seat.
  • Children younger than four years cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows.
  • Children aged four years to under seven years cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows, unless all other back seats are occupied by children younger than seven years in a child restraint or booster seat.
  • New child restraint laws - Frequently Asked Questions

    Choose the right child restraint

    A child that is properly secured in an approved child restraint is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than one who is not.

    Child restraints can be purchased from retail outlets or hired from some local councils, some maternity hospitals, community groups and from privately run rental companies.

    Child restraints available in Australia must meet the Australian /New Zealand Standard 1754:2004 Child restraints for use in motor vehicles. The standard is one of the toughest child restraint standards in the world and child restraints manufactured to this Standard offer good protection in a crash.

    A significant number of the restraints have been tested and assessed under the Child Restrain Evaluation Programme (CREP).

    Find out more about the results of these tests and the guidelines you should follow when buying a child restraint in the safer child restraints brochure.

    • Using a restraint correctly greatly increases a child's safety during a crash.
    • Placing a child in a restraint that is designed for a larger/older child increases the risk of serious injury in a crash.
    • Ensure the restraint is installed correctly. See a restraint fitter if in any doubt.
    • Always use the top tether strap where required.
    • Teach your child to always keep both arms within the harness system of the child seat or the seat belt of the booster seat.
    • When using a seat belt with a booster, ensure the seat belt is correctly fitted over the child's shoulder.
    • Move your child into a forward-facing restraint only when they no longer fit into a rearward-facing restraint.
    • Move your child into a booster seat only when they no longer fit into a forward-facing restraint.
    • Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Resources For Parents

use the links below to see detailed information

Kindy Patch limited vacancies

Bambinos Kindergarten Appin
limited vacancies

Kids Korner limited vacancies

St Patrick's Child Care Centre We currently have vacancies on a Friday in the 3-5 room. We are almost full for 2011. Our babies room is full for 2011.

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC term 4 before and after school vacancies available.

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare vacancies for all ages.

Menangle Park

Skylarks Kindy enrol now for 2011

Kids Korner limited vacancies


Cath's Kindy limited vacancies


This month we will be giving away a prize pack of handmade accessories worth $50.00.

Apple of my eye is a new local business who specialises in homemade accessories. I create headbands, hair clips, brooches, bobby pins, rings and hair ties with buttons, lace, pearls and ribbon.

Not only do we create special hair pieces for your special little princess for their birthday, christening or flower girl, we also can do button hair ties and ribbons for you to wear to school. 

Please come by my store Apple Of My Eye and/or Facebook for the grand opening on Saturday 6th November.

 For your chance to win simply email us and let us know if you have used our site or newsletter to find care.

Congratulations to our
October winner
Christina Ralevska


123 Magic & Emotion Coaching
This time tested workshop provides easy-to-follow
steps for disciplining children aged 2-12 years
without yelling, arguing or hitting.

Venue: 35a Cordeaux St, Campbelltown
Time: 3 Friday Mornings 10am-12:30pm
Date: 26 November, 3 & 10 December
Cost: Workshop Fee: $30
Bookings: 4628 0044

Parenting Children With
Challenging Behaviours

This two session workshop will help you to understand your child and explore communication & behaviour management strategies.

Venue: 35a Cordeaux St Campbelltown
Time: 2 Thursday Evenings 7-9:30pm
Date: 18 & 25 November
Cost: Workshop Fee: $20
Bookings: 4628 0044

Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®
Upcoming courses for those due soon will be: Prep for birth and baby course for pregnant couples, held Wed evenings 7pm 10 November to 15 December (or) one day workshop coming up on the 21st of November, or calmbirth®  courses on Saturdays or Sundays available most weekends.
Visit website for full details and dates

SPOT4KIDS Intensive Holiday Programs

Intensive Individual Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology
Daily one hour sessions (5 days per week, or number of days to be agreed) with the Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist with individually tailored intervention based on needs as identified in an initial assessment. Sessions can also be alternated daily with the Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist.

Price: Normal hourly rate of $125 per hour (visit fees apply to home visits)
At either our clinic in individual therapy rooms or the sensory gym, depending on your child's needs and session goals, or home visits available (depending on home location).
Dates: Available immediately and throughout the entirety of the school holiday period and ongoing throughout the year.

Intensive Individual Combined Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy
Daily one hour sessions (3, 4 or 5 days per week, or number of days to be agreed) with both the Speech Pathologist and the Occupational Therapist with individually tailored intervention based on needs as identified in an initial assessment.

Normal hourly rate of $250 per hour (1 hour each therapist).
Where: At our clinic in the sensory gym.
Available immediately and throughout the entirety of the school holiday period.

Intensive Group Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology
4 children per group, 2 hours per morning, 3-5 mornings per week, with both an Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist, with individual and group tailored intervention based on group needs as identified in initial individual assessments or histories taken from parents. Children must be high functioning and at peer group work levels.

Price: $70 per hour per child ($140 per 2 hour session).
At our clinic in the sensory gym
Dates: Weeks starting 10/1/2011, 17/1/2010 & 24/1/2010 only.


St Patrick's Child Care Centre,
I am very happy to say that we received outstanding results in Accreditation. We had High Quality in every area except 1, which was Good Quality. As you can imagine we are thrilled, our parents are VERY happy!

It is such a great centre, I am very proud of the staff as we all work hard EVERY day to ensure quality child care is given to the children.
We are busy preparing for our Graduation and Christmas Celebrations. This is so busy with the staff sharing so many ideas with each other. On 6Th November we are having the Bunnings BBQ so if you are passing please come and say hello. On Tuesday 2nd November we have a Sport Day for the children. It is lots of fun. The children get sponsored by family to complete activities. It is all very non competitive and every gets an award, the staff join in too.

Hope you all are well and I might see you at the different workshops around the area. We are actually hosting a EYLF at St. Patricks on 25th October.

Regards Ann, children and staff.

use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)
Elizabeth Richards Pty Ltd
Bowral Farmyard Friends
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces

use the links below to view detailed information

Pencil Grips Plus
The Sensational Kids SPOT
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders

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