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NOVEMBER 2011

Welcome to the November 2011 Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory Newsletter.

This month we welcome Skoolzout @ Harrington Park, Narellan Early Learning Centre and Skoolzout @ Narellan to our children care directory.

Westcott - Stationery Products joins our Child Care Providers and Read and Exceed joins our Resources for Child Care Providers.
Health & Wellness Australia joins our Professionals for Children Directory.

Can't believe how quickly the year is flying by. Lot of services are accepting enrolments for 2012 so it's time to get in contact with the services of your choice. Be sure to look at our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family.

This month's parent resource is about taking your children to the dentist, this can be stressful for both parents and children, we hope this helps make it a little easier.

WIN...WIN.... This month you have a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher from Harry's Toy Box

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.

Kind regards, Donna


FEATURED SERVICES

Illawarra Children's Services is community-owned and not-for-profit and has served children and families with distinction since 1981.
For children of primary school age, we offer creative workshops and skoolzout - our recreation and arts clubs for children.
We also offer uplifting arts and equity programs so that all children can reach their full potential.
We are very proud of what we do. Come and see why we welcome all enquiries.

Skoolzout @ Harrington Park, Located at Fairfax Clubrooms, Sir Warwick Fairfax Drive, Harrington Park 2567.
Opening Times:
Before school: 7am - 9am
After school: 2.30pm - 6pm
School Holidays: 7am-6pm

Skoolzout @ Narellan, Located at Narellan Community Hall, Queen Street, Narellan 2567.
Opening Times:
Before school: 7am - 9am
After school: 2.30pm - 6pm
School Holidays: 7am-6pm

Narellan Early Learning Centre, 85 Richardson Road, Narellan 2567. Opening Times: 7.30am - 5.30pm.


Read and Exceed

The Read and Exceed Program is a unique 12 week (on average) reading program which fast tracks the remediation of reading problems in both children and adults. The program has been used successfully to help students who are experiencing the following:-

  • Reading difficulties
  • Reading fluency problems
  • Reading comprehension problems
  • Dyslexia based reading problems
  • Problems reading English
  • Reading/Learning disabilities in general

We are committed to helping our clients reach their potential in the area of reading. Read and Exceed offers a written guarantee on all our services.  Read and Exceed has centres in The Sutherland Shire, St. George, The Inner West, The Illawarra, The Southern Highlands and Campbelltown.  If you do not reside in these areas, the program is available via a specialised sound technology.

 For more information, please contact us

Health & Wellness Australia. Having happy and healthy children is a goal of every parent. For Health & Wellness Australia, helping children to achieve a greater sense of well being is extremely rewarding. We feel privileged to be involved with their journey to better health.

Health & Wellness Australia is a national network of clinics which are dedicated to providing our clients with the most up to date complementary medicine and natural health care. As part of our quality service, we provide you with highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about their work.

For more information about the services we provide please visit our website www.hwaustralia.com.au. For all enquiries or bookings contact us on (02) 9964 0099.


Westcott - Stationery Products is developed especially for children and preschoolers. The scissors, sharpeners, erasers and rulers are designed with children in mind.

The Microban range, which features antimicrobial product protection, inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes stains and odours, which is perfect for messy little hands. The scissors in this range come in bright, assorted colours with a safety stainless steel blade and tip, in sizes to suit growing hands. To make crafting fun at home, there is also the Critters and Wild One's ranges which feature designs in different animal characters.

Fun Wild One's activity sheets can be found on www.westcottaus.com.au Get your child to colour in one of the activity sheets before 30th November and send it to Westcott Activity, Pilot Pen Australia, Locked Bag 6015, Regents Park, NSW 2143 to receive a free pair of Wild Ones scissors (first 50 received, include return address details) and see your child's work published on the website. To find your nearest stockist of Westcott products, call or e-mail our customer service team on 1300 325 866, service@pilotpen.com.au

Bright Stars Early Learning

On Friday the 21st of October, the children at Bright Stars Early Learning Centre invited their grandparents to come and visit. The 3-5 year old children helped Miss Robyn (Centre Cook) to prepare a yummy fruit salad for morning tea, which they also helped to serve to our guests. After morning tea, some of our grandparents were offered an opportunity to read the children a story. All of the children enjoyed listening to our grandparents read, as they created different characters through their voices and actions.
The children enjoyed introducing their grandparents to their friends and shared in some craft experiences as they made beautiful star shaped magnets to mark the day, and some exquisite noodle necklaces, to which many of the grandparents wore home. It was a wonderful day, and all the children enjoyed showing off their school, friends and work to their grandparents.   

We currently have vacancies for  0-2yrs and 4- 5yrs so please contact us to visit our great centre and discuss your child care needs.

EzyShaid®, The Art Of Shading 
If you are looking for a great gift or for a fabulous activity for children to do in the school holidays or for Xmas, don't go past these unique shading powders. They have been hailed as,' little bottles of colouring magic' and WON 3rd Prize at the International Toy Show in Dubai 2009!

Why? You can shade, paint stamp or simply use a combination of all three to create your works of art. Each Pack has instructions for use and a DVD can be viewed on our website, www.ezyshaid.com  It's a wonderful teaching tool. There are Youtubes for you to watch as well.

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FLIPTEZ® Starter Pack contains 13 colours, matching applicators and a funnel to return powder to the tube.

FLIPTEZ®  are a fast and fun way to colour.Each Starter Pack of FLIPTEZ® covers 1400, A4 sheets of paper with colour. 130 tones can be achieved.FLIPTEZ® are appropriate for:

  • Creative art work
  • Title pages 
  • Project work
  • Backgrounds for creative writing
  • Pre-school colouring
  • Scrapbooking
  • Special Needs Children
  • Child Care Centres
  • Fundraisers       or contact us to exhibit at your fete/fair

Our products come with a money back guarantee and have passed all possible safety standards for Australia, America, Europe (EN71) and Art Standards(LHAMA). They are non-toxic. Recommended age 4+ Applicators can be washed and used as a drawing and painting tool. The FLIPTEZ® tubes have minimal spill, minimal pour and snap shut with a 'click' to ensure that the lid is closed.  Have been hailed as," An art cupboard in a little box".

To see the full range and to order visit www.ezyshaid.com or email jan@ezyshaid.com


Frontrunner Learning Centres offer in centre:

  • Professional Individualised Tuition in Reading, Spelling, Writing, Comprehension, Science, Mathematics K-12.
  • Readbetter with the famously successful Cellfield Dyslexia Intervention
  • Listenbetter with Integrated Listening Systems - Sound Therapy
  • Dyslexia and Irlen Screening.
  • Online tutoring systems and revision programmes are also available at
    www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au

For more information contact us at www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au or 1300 851 065


Maternitywear.com.au

Australia's most AFFORDABLE place to shop for Fashion Maternity Wear with huge savings on our collections you can shop online at your convenience on our secure web store for a huge range of stylish fashion maternity wear from Latest Addition and Materna-Tee designed and made by Cosmic Clothing Company Sydney Australia.

Our maternity wear range includes breastfeeding clothes, bestselling maternity wear jeans, maternity wear for work, and elegant maternity wear evening dresses, comfortable casual pregnancy clothing, maternity pants, stylish casual maternity tops, nursing tops, maternity sleepwear and the full range of famous European Cantaloop maternity intimate wear. With Maternity Sizes from extra small to tall and plus size maternity wear Size Range (8 to 26).

We offer the largest range of PLUS SIZE MATERNITY WEAR clothes Available in Australia. With such great value maternity wear, we ship our maternity wear all over Australia and around the world why not browse our range today http://www.maternitywear.com.au or ph 1300 255 628 or 46481428


Playsafe Kids is the leading importers/distributors of children's play equipment.

With Christmas just around the corner you can take advantage of our great website, where you can purchase great gifts.

We specialise in childrens fun filled needs at very competitive prices, selling durable and long lasting products.  Brands include Step 2, Little Tikes, Feber, Lerado, Eurotrikeand more.  Product range includes cubby houses, slides, playcentres, ride-ons, pretend play furniture and more.

Visit us online or come to our show room at 320 Edgar Street Condell Park and see our products and receive good old fashioned customer service and great advice.

To see our full range visit http://www.playsafekids.com.au/  or call Ph: 97900303

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 Deficit
Poor Depth Perception

For more information contact us Suite 3d, 5 Belmore Street, Burwood,
Phone: 02 9747 1122   Fax: 02 9747 1422 or www.dyslexiaservices.com.au

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Airssential
Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You It's time to update your CPR skill. We come to your own home and teach you first aid. It only takes 2 hours. Contact us today!
Forte School of Music Macarthur
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Little Kickers
Maternitywear.com.au
Only Organic
Read and Exceed
Ready Steady Go
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Soccatoos
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Bargo
Bargo Child Care Centre

Bow Bowing
Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing

Campbelltown
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

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Harrington Park
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park 4
Bambino's Kindergarten Harrington Park North OSHC
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

Leumeah
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Leumeah

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery

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

Narellan
Narellan Early Learning Centre
Skoolzout @ Narellan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale
Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre


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

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

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten

PARENT INFORMATION

Taking Your Child To The Dentist
When babies are little there is so much focus and speculation when it comes to teething, not to mention excitement when the teeth start to appear. But what should you do once they come through? Here are some guidelines on caring for your children's first teeth

When to start
The Australian Dental Association recommends that you take your child for their first dental visit just after their first baby teeth come through. There are several reasons why an early start is a good idea:

  • Your child will become familiar with going to the dentist.
  • Care of baby teeth is highly important. If any baby teeth fall out too soon, permanent teeth can come in crooked or crowded. A dentist can intervene by using a "space maintainer", which is a shallow substitute for a real tooth. 

What will happen at your child's first visit?
Your child's first visit to the dentist should be as comfortable as possible. During the visit, your dentist will:

  • Check your child's face and jaws to make sure everything is in alignment.
  • Check both teeth and gums to make sure they're healthy, and look for signs of "baby bottle" tooth decay, a common problem in infants and toddlers.
  • Instruct you in how best to care for your child's teeth and gums, including advice on their diet, brushing their teeth, and whether they need a fluoride supplement.
  • Suggest a schedule for future visits.

How to prepare your child
Even if you have started taking your child to the dentist as early as possible, they may feel anxious about dental visits once they become toddlers. Here are some suggestions for making dentist trips as easy as possible:

  • Take time to "play dentist" with your child at home. Take turns at being the dentist, and make it fun.
  • Read your child a story about going to the dentist.
  • Make the dental appointment for a time when your child is well-rested.
  • Talk to your dentist before the visit about any medical or psychological problems your child may have.
  • Openly discuss any concerns your child may have.

Overcoming fear
Sometimes the normal anxiety a child might feel about going to the dentist becomes a strong fear. Here are some suggestions on how you might help them:

  • Perhaps your child hasn't developed a good rapport with your dentist. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to deal with children; look one up or ask your friends.
  • Try and find out what your child is afraid of. Older children may have heard scary stories from their school friends, and they often aren't true! Your older child may need to have certain procedures explained to them correctly. If it's just a general fear, something as simple as a reward after visiting the dentist might be enough to get them through the door and in the chair.
  • Check how you've been talking about the dentist. If you've been nervous about going to the dentist yourself, you might have passed the fear onto your children. Also be careful which words you use. Words such as "drill", "hurt", "jab" or "needle" cause anxiety.
  • Sit close to your child during the visit.
  • Don't worry if your toddler has a few tears at first; chances are they will soon calm down if your dentist is friendly and you are close by.
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
Vacancies
WIN, WIN, WIN
Featured Services
Latest News
Local Events
Care In Other Areas
Parent Information
 
Our directories
Additional Needs Providers
Professionals for Children
Child Care Services
Resources For Care Providers
Resources For Parents
Nanny/Babysitters

VACANCIES
use the links below to see detailed information

Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre enrol now

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning enrol now vacancies for 0-2yrs and 4- 5yrs

Narellan

Narellan Early Learning Centre enrol now

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy enrol now for 2012


WIN, WIN, WIN

Win a $50.00 gift voucher from Harry's Toy Box

Harry's Toy Box offers an amazing range of quality educational and award-winning toys for kids of all ages. Our collection can be viewed online and we also offer toy parties were you can see touch and play with our great range of games, puzzles, art & craft sets, puppets, imagination play, books and more!

View our range at www.harrystoybox.com Or email info@harrystoybox.com or call Kylie on 0418 270 571 based at Annandale

To enter simply email us and tell us how you have used our directory to find child care or child related services.


LOCAL EVENTS

Festival of Fisher's Ghost - 3 to 13 November 2011
Each November, the legendary Festival of Fisher's Ghost comes alive in Campbelltown. The Festival is steeped in history, dating back to 1956. It is named after Australia's most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher.

Held over 10 days, the Festival features the spectacular Street Parade, the prestigious Fisher's Ghost Art Award, annual Fisher's Ghost Fun Run, a Street Fair, Craft Exhibition, open days and a giant carnival with fireworks.

Be part of the legend and enjoy the many events on offer - if you dare!

For more info visit: www.fishersghost.com.au

I Just Want My Child To Be Happy At School

A FREE workshop for parents and all who work with or support children in the early years of school, learn how to understand you child's strengths and capabilities and build resilience for difficult transition times.

Iron Bark Meeting Room
Narellan Library Building
Cnr Queen & Elyard Streets,
Narellan
Date: Monday 7 Nov 2011
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Enquiries/bookings 02 4625 1863


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
use the links below to see detailed information for care providers
 
Australian Training Professionals
Hand In Hand Child Care Services
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Westcott - Stationery Products

PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Chatabout Speech Pathology
Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia
Learning Links
Literacy & Learning Centre
The Sydney Child Assessment & Testing Service


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
use the links below to view detailed information

Learning Discoveries Psychological Services
Life Skills 4 Kids  
Nana's Weighted Blankets
Pencil Grips Plus
The Sensational Kids SPOT
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders


CARE IN OTHER AREAS
use the links below to see our other directories
 
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
The Camden Macarthur Child Care Directory
web: www.camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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