Catherine Field Pre-School
is a non profit community based preschool service that has been operating since 1989. Open from 9:00am - 3:00pm or extend hours 8:15am - 3:45pm during school terms for children aged 3 to 6 years. Contact us for more information.
B4 Big School
Only several weeks remaining for Term 4 to come to an end.... Prepare your child for one their most important years of their life- kindergarten! Visit us and checkout our School Readiness Methodology- we can work together to achieve some of the goals you may have for your child, for 2018.
We also provide tutoring support for the various age groups with the aim of supporting the community needs. Please logon to our website for more information or contact Nadia on 46 273 153 or email me
Camden Child and Family Therapies
New Psychologist at Camden Child and Family Therapies – Christina Dickinson
Camden Child and Family Therapies is delighted to welcome Psychologist Christina Dickinson to our practice.
Christina assists children and families with a range of psychological concerns and assessments. She brings a few years of experience working with in the Macarthur Region. She is an asset to our team.
Christina is available for consultations Tuesday’s and Thursday’s.
Our other Psychologist and Director Rebecca Summers is available for consultations Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday
Some of the areas we can provide assistance are;
• Behavioural Difficulties (incl. ADHD, ODD)
• Anxiety (e.g. Phobias, OCD, Separation Anxiety)
• Aggressive Outbursts/Anger Management
• Grief & Loss (e.g. parental separation)
• Learning/ Developmental Difficulties
Clients can receive Medicare Rebate for sessions with a referral. Private Health Insurance rebate is also available. For all appointments and appointment fees please contact the practice on 0427 861 861 or www.camdenchildtherapies.com.au
Morning or Afternoon Tea compliments of Hearty Health
Childcare catering specialists Hearty Health are offering centres a complimentary morning or afternoon tea for any 3 to 5 year old rooms this month.
This is a great opportunity for children in your centre to sample Hearty Health’s delicious menu and for educators to find out a bit more about what Hearty Health does.
To book your morning or afternoon tea, simply:
Hearty Health have been preparing and cooking meals for child care centres for the last 17 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.
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Positive Living Skills Early Childhood Wellbeing Program teach children habitual skills to build their social and emotional competence, starting in early childhood and continuing through to the end of Primary School, so children can move into adolescence with a strong sense of self-worth and a range of practical mental wellbeing skills and strategies they can continue to build on.
The programs also support and enhance educator wellbeing, while also supporting parents, carers and the wider community.
The Positive Living Skills Early Childhood Wellbeing Program is a unique program that has been developed specifically to assist children, educators, and families.
The PLS program:
- Consists of 6 core concepts: Highlights, Feelings, Focus, Relaxation, Cooperation and Self Esteem.
- Is educator friendly with little to no preparation before delivery of learning experiences.
- Includes 48 individually scripted ‘ready to implement’ one-page Learning Experiences mapped to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) Curriculum, with ideas for extensions, adaptations and variations
- Also includes 20+ audio tracks, plus colour visuals, posters, and more
- Supports Early Learning Centres to implement the quality areas of the National Quality Standards (NQS).
- Includes Professional Development for Educators
- Includes ongoing support from the Customer Engagement Specialist supporting educators as they work their way through the program, and
- Supports and connects with families via the PLS ‘Family Link’ - an online hub available for families of ‘Positive Living Skills’ Centres where they can access and download a range of resources some of which are used within the PLS program and additional resources to support their child’s learning as well as their own wellbeing.
Enquire today about how the Positive Living Skills program can support your Early Learning Centre www.positivelivingskills.com
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Tips For New Dads
Being a dad is the most rewarding, challenging and important job you will ever have.
The way we behave with our kids will have a big effect on them, on what they do, how they feel about themselves, and how they turn out. Studies have shown that children whose fathers spend time with them and show that they are interested in them do better at school, are happier and more confident and have higher self-esteem.
Many fathers and soon to be fathers have lots of love and good intentions to offer their families. They have an idea of what a "good father" is and the type of experiences and relationships they would like with their children. However, like all new jobs they may want to be "good dads" but may be uncertain how.
Children need fathers who:
- Spend time with them
- Encourage them
- Show them love
- Listen to them
- Are interested in them
- Are realistic in their expectations of them
- Are fair and firm
- Respect their feelings
- Help them feel safe and protected so they may explore, learn and grow
What can I do?
- Slow down - put things into perspective and make time to enjoy being a dad to your baby or young child
- Get involved right from the start. Sing, read and talk to your baby regularly and make the bond early. Your relationship with him/her will be better for it
- Make time and talk with your father and other fathers or expectant dads about their experiences of fatherhood and how it changed their life
- Have a look at the other priorities in your life and consider whether they are compatible with your new life and your partners expectations of fatherhood