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. Cost 35 per day base fee. Contact us for more information.
Macarthur Early Learning Opening 50 weeks of the year hours 7am-6pm, closing only Public Holidays and two weeks at Christmas.
Operating 6 rooms across the centre: 0-1yr, 1-2yr, 2-3yr, 3-4yr, 3-5yr, 4-5yr.
Our centre has an open, relaxed atmosphere where we cater for each child’s intellectual, aesthetic, moral, social, emotional and physical development. We aim to create a stimulating, attractive, supportive and responsible environment which is conducive to learning. Our interest and concern for your child is foremost at all times.
Our centre provides learning experiences in following areas: Physical development: – Fine and gross motor skills are further strengthened through indoor and outdoor activities, including manipulative play, block play, water and sand play, balancing beams, bikes, slides, parachute games, cutting, pasting, threading, ball games, painting, and play dough.
Cognitive Development: -Maths and science concepts are encouraged through block play, cooking experiences, abacus, sand and water play. Language development: – is encouraged through staff modelling interactions between staff and children, news time, stories, songs, finger plays, dances, games, poems, dress-ups, home corner, and drama.
School readiness Programs: – Social and emotional independence are strengthened through a wide range of activities including school and library visits are designed to enhance a child’s auditory, visual, and tactile senses. Contact us for enrolment information.
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 contact us on www.australianmusicschools.com.au
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 more information.
Pied Piper Kindergarten - Blair Athol & Pied Piper Kindergarten - Raby
Are you looking for quality child care in a safe and friendly environment, with large open beautiful outdoor play areas? Child Care that offers age appropriate programs including school readiness, by qualified, experienced, mature staff?
Pied Piper Kindergarten’s are family owned since 1995. Pied Piper Kindergarten offers Long Day Care for 0-5 years olds, and Before & After School Care and Vacation Care for primary school aged children.
Centre opening hours are 6.30am – 6.30pm.
Pied Piper Kindergarten is taking enrolments for 2019
Don’t miss out enrol today www.piedpiperkindergarten.com.au or call us at Raby 9824 9680 at Blair Athol 4620 9777.
The Positive Living Skills initiative supports Early Learning Centres and Primary Schools across Australia to lead a culture of mental wellbeing in their communities.
The PLS Early Childhood Wellbeing program resources and training are designed to support educators children and families to build practical skills for long term mental wellbeing.
- 48 individually pre-prepared Learning experiences each mapped to the EYLF Curriculum
- 20+ audio and visual resources
- Coloured visuals and posters
- The ‘Possa Bill’ Puppet
- Learning Story templates
- Professional Development webinars for educators
- Ongoing Customer Engagement support from PLS
- LIFETIME LICENCE for a limited time
‘There was a gap there, a need for us to find a program that would help us support the children and the families in our community. The program helps children to acknowledge their feelings, to communicate, to relax, to get along with others, and Possa Bill and his mottos have taught us a lot about the sort of people we want to be.’ Rebecca Cragg, Preschool Director
To join an upcoming ‘live’ Positive Living Skills information webinar or download an Information pack, visit our website
Hearty Health Spring Menu is receiving positive reviews from the kids in child care and Early Childhood Educators.
Designed especially for children in Child Care, the Hearty Health Menu contains all the nutrients children need to keep them happy and full all day long. Hearty Health plan and create the menu, make the meals and then deliver straight to your fridge, plus there are options for allergen and cultural requirements! We take the stress out of meal time and save you time and money.
We invite you to book in a free tasting of our Spring Menu so you can taste the difference that Hearty Health makes…one meal at a time.
Contact Hearty Health at www.heartyhealth.com.au or 1300 728 762 to book a tasting of our delicious Spring menu and see what all the fuss is about.
Frontrunner Learning Centres Australia has curated some meaningful content for us Click here to read our article about how your child's brain works when we read for them
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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:
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 14th, 2018!
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.