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

ABC Preschool Academy enrol now
Sherpa Kids - St John The Evangelist Campbelltown enrol now

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Preschool  have limited vacancies for 2017. Call 96065981 or 0435036540

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

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie enrol now!! Be quick.

The Pines Academy Child Careenrol now 

Macquarie Fields
Kids Kinder Childcare Macquarie Fields enrol now limited vacancies

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessorilimited vacancies
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now

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


Welcome to the October 2016 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 Biting.  As a mum of 3 I have had the experience of my little one biting it can be very stressful, our parent information will give you some useful tips and strategies for dealing with this stage.
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Australian Music Schools  ‘It’s amazing what can happen when you start for the fun of it!’ 

AMS is the home of fantastic music classes with fabulous results. Learn to sing, play, read & create music – classes for all ages from 2 year olds to adults. Quality music education by professionals in a fun environment.

Exams, Eisteddfods, Concerts & Camps – see the testimonials on

Jump! Swim Schools Campbelltown
JUMP! was founded to create a private teaching facility for babies, infants and children to learn to swim; away from the vast numbers at public facilities.

JUMP! provides a clean, modern and private indoor facility which is heated throughout the year. Our service is unique by providing smaller classes which allows the swim instructors to develop positive relationships with both parents and children.

As our service is more intimate it allows the teachers to be able to focus on each child and gain trust and confidence which will enhance their swimming ability. As we are a private facility we expect that the customer service provided is reliable and beyond the standards of other swimming facilities.  Contact us for bookings.

Soccajoeys Macarthur Kids Soccer Classes

Soccajoeys is Australia’s leading pre-school and junior soccer program for children aged 3 to 8 years. It is a fun and enjoyable indoor recreational setting for children to learn and play soccer. Activities include fun games, instructional scrimmages and skill development.

The program is run on a four term per year basis. The goal of Soccajoeys is to give participants a well-rounded start to their physical, social and educational development.
All our classes run for one hour, and are held indoors.  Soccajoeys has been operating in Macarthur for the past 3 years and offer classes 7 days a week, across 4 convenient locations.

Contact us for more information.

Macarthur Early Learning   2017 Enrolments open now!  Please contact us for more details, or see our website  Phone 46582244 / email

Macarthur Early Learning cares for children 0-6 years. We endeavour to create a setting in which children will find comfort and security with a sense of belonging. We offer a rich, stimulating and nurturing environment to stimulate imagination, promote creativity, and enhance aesthetic development through play based activities in accordance with the Early years Learning Framework.  Contact us for more information.

First Aid For You will be holding their one hour First Aid For Kids workshop for 4-12 year olds this school holidays!

Thursday 6th October - Taren Point McDonalds
Friday 7th October - Wetherill Park McDonalds

Kids will learn how to be First Aid Superheroes by learning how to manage bleeding, bites & stings, even CPR and more!   Visit our website for more information -  These workshops are almost sold out so be sure to give us a call to book - 1300 853 050.

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Smeaton Grange

August and September have been very busy and exciting months at Young Academics Smeaton Grange! We had a lot of little Olympians running, jumping, hopping and shot-putting through YA Olympics Week! The children loved learning about the Olympics and having a go at the different events they had been watching at home. Later in the August our Olympians turned into scientists for National Science Week as they conducted experiments and learnt to hypothesise and explore different concepts. The children at Young Academics Smeaton Grange also enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters for Book Week and loved a special visit from Cheryl – the Children’s Librarian at Narellan Library.

The children in Preschool 1 and 2 had a visit from Silly Billy Barbara this month who took us all on a very funny and entertaining numeracy adventure. We are looking forward to continuing all the fun and learning at Young Academics Smeaton Grange in October!

Pied Piper Kindergarten Book now for 2017! We are taking enrolments and places are filling up quickly, Don’t miss out!!

Pied Piper Kindergarten Raby and Blair Athol cater for children 0-5. We also have before and after school care and vacation care. We first opened our doors in 1995 and are very proud to have supported families in this region for over 20 years. At Pied Piper we supply all meals and have a comprehensive school readiness program. The children and families at Pied Piper are encouraged to attend our special event days, Mother’s day morning tea, Easter Hat parade, book week activities and many more throughout the year.

Get in quick and reserve your place for 2017! Call us now Raby - 98249680  OR Blair Athol– 46209777  Or email us for an enrolment package

Young Academics Early Learning Centre - Elderslie 
Young Academics Elderslie consistently participates in a variety of special events days and celebrations throughout the year.

On Monday the 19th of September the educators and children at Young Academics Elderslie had a terrific day dressed like pirates and did a big treasure hunt, looking for gold and special treasures for ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’. The ‘pirates’ held lots of discussions about who pirates are, what they look like and sailing on a boat like a pirate.

Participating in our ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ experiences enabled the children to explore their curiosities using their imagination whilst engaging in a group activity and enhancing their friendships with their peers.

PDF Education Supplies   With Christmas coming there is a high chance that Parents/Grandparents might be tempted to take photos at the Christmas concert, but we live in a world where it is no longer safe for this to happen.  Custody battles, restraining orders, people posting to social media it makes children vulnerable so it is important that ONLY authorised staff take photos and videos of children.

PDF EDUCATION SUPPLIES have a vinyl sticker which is perfect to attach to the front door as a reminder just $5.00 gst inc.

Photographs and videos are classified as “personal information” under the Information Privacy Act 2000.

AFS Training  We at Australian Frontline Solutions (AFS) specialise in training for the childcare industry through delivering First Aid, Combined Childcare, and WHS training to enable you to meet all legislative requirements. This is our 25th year in business please feel free to contact us for our anniversary specials in regards to all your training needs.

AFS Solutions provides training solutions in a variety of areas including but not limited to WHS, First Aid, Security, and customer service. Our clients range from small business through to national and multinational companies. We provide package training for nationally accredited courses as well as specifically designing courses to suit the client’s needs. Our highly experienced trainers will also deliver our clients in house training courses.

We will not only provide you with training, but with the confidence to act in emergency situations.  These courses can be conducted at your premises, another suitable location or in our training rooms.

Our Next Public Courses in October are held on the following dates:

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Saturday 1st October, 2016 at 9am or Wednesday 26th October, 2016 at 5.30pm Cost $66.00 (inc GST)

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Saturday 1st October, 2016 at 9am or Wednesday 26th October, 2016 at 5.30pm  Cost $137.50 (inc GST)

Baby Talk – First Aid Awareness – ideal for new parents or grandparents Saturday 15th October, 2016 $75.00 (inc GST)
Please contact our office on 1300 660 164 to book your place any of these courses.

“AFS Solutions delivers nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909”.   View all training courses Call us today 1300 660 164 or email

At Vision Australia  we aim to provide specialist support services to children experiencing low vision and blindness, and their families. Services include adaptive technology & training, low vision assessments, equipment solutions, group programs, library services, orientation & mobility services, as well as specialist allied health providers. We also provide one on one specialist support to help you prepare for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Every child is unique and learns in different ways. Tell us about your family, your child and what your goals are. Together we can develop strategies to empower your child to live the life they choose.

It’s a partnership that can be particularly helpful in the early years, from birth to first steps, and then continue through schooling years, finding a first job and into adulthood. We will support you in negotiating the twists and turns of life and give you the skills and confidence to help your child fulfil their dreams.

Call 1300 84 74 66 to make a referral or contact one of our local offices in NSW.

Sensory Tools Australia   A fresh and innovative online seminar!  Gen Jereb's The Traffic Jam In My Brain is a Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences, presented by international speaker Genevieve Jereb OTR.

Now you can view the workshop on your own schedule (broadband Internet connection required on a single computer), learning at your own pace how to help support children to “learn and thrive from the inside out.” Gen Jereb's dynamic, practical tools incorporate:

  • Regulation
  • Respiration
  • Rhythm
  • Relationship
  • Play and Movement

New for 2016: improved video quality, and MOBILE ACCESS. Start watching on your desktop, then continue on your mobile or tablet. (Note that mobile data rates may apply.) If you can watch a YouTube video, you can watch Gen Jereb's Traffic Jam In My Brain ONLINE.

This online experience comprises seven contact hours of Gen’s acclaimed methodology and will be available from October 1st through November 15th, 2016!

Ausure Insurance Brokers Macarthur Pty Ltd   Insurance for the Childcare Industry .
Despite best intentions, compliance with regulations and a thorough risk management plan, sometimes things go wrong.

A child injured in care today can make a claim until the age of 18. Depending on the Statute of Limitations in each State and Territory, some can even claim until they’re 21.  Given it can take years to determine the full effect of an injury, it is not uncommon for someone to make a claim long after the event.  

That is why it is important to have a policy that will protect you in years to come for something that happens today. Not all insurance policies do!

Ausure Macarthur’s knowledge of the childcare industry means we can compare different insurance policies to ensure you will always have the best protection, especially as needs change. 

 We can tailor policies to include the following:
• Public & Products Liability
• Professional Indemnity
• Property in your Care, Custody & Control
• Property
• Business Interruption
• Money
• Breakdown of Machinery & Electronic Equipment
• Glass
• Statutory Liability
• Personal Accident for Children
• Personal Accident for Volunteers
• Management Liability (including Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Taxation Audit and other benefits)

This covers all childcare services* including:
• Long Day Care 
• Preschool
• Vacation Care
• Before & After School Care
• Nannies 

*excludes home day care

To have us quote on your childcare insurance needs, contact us by visiting our new website



It can be a shock to find that your beautiful baby, raised in a loving and non-violent home, is biting playmates. But rest assured - many children go through a biting phase, and they do outgrow it.
Common reasons for biting include:

  • Teething - usually in babies or younger toddlers;
  • Curiosity - babies have no concept that their actions can hurt others, and may just be wondering what something tastes like;
  • Frustration, anger, or feeling hurt - usually in children who do not have the language skills to express themselves verbally, or do not have the physical ability to get away from another child who has hurt them.

Biting can happen more often when a child is going through a major change, such as weaning, a new baby arriving in the family, or moving to a new house. Children also find it more difficult to control impulsive behaviour when they are tired or hungry.

Empathy is a difficult concept to grasp, and can take some time to learn. While biting will be outgrown with time, there are things you can do to help:

  • In a younger baby who may be biting to soothe their gums or out of curiosity, a gentle "no" and offering a teething ring or toy will redirect the biting.
  • For toddlers and preschoolers, it can help to identify triggers. Keep a note of the time the incident occurred, what happened immediately before the bite, how it was dealt with, and what happened after the incident.
  • Look for patterns: is the child more likely to bite at the end of the day when they are tired? Do they bite most often in disputes over toys? These notes can also be useful in identifying the most effective way to react to the biting.
  • Avoid situations where biting is most likely to occur. This may mean separating two children who tend to bite each other.
  • Help your child learn appropriate ways to resolve disagreements or cope with frustration. Teach your child to say "stop!" while putting their hand up, and to ask for help from adults if they need to.
  • Watch carefully when the child is playing with others. There is no need to intervene in every disagreement. But if a child looks as though they are about to bite rather than resolve the disagreement in an appropriate way, it is important to step in.
Responding to biting with physical discipline, such as biting the child back, is unlikely to help the situation. Instead of understanding how the other person felt when they were bitten, the child may learn that it is reasonable to bite when you are very angry.

As with many behavioural issues, consistency is key. Talk to your child care provider about how they react to biting incidents, and ensure that your methods are compatible. 
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