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SEPTEMBER 2011

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

We can't believe how quickly the year is flying by. Lot of services are accepting enrolments for 2011 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.

Our Parent Resource this month is Survival Tips for Working Parents. This article is full of useful tips for working parents we hope it makes it a little easier.

WIN...WIN.... This month you have a chance to win an Unlimited Ride Gift Voucher which entitles 2 Children and 2 Adults to unlimited rides for a day at The Train Shed at Luddenham valued at $60.00.

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

Little Einsteins Leaning Centre is a modern childcare with many years of experience in the field of early childhood. We now have 10 Little Einstein's early learning centres all over Sydney's south west & inner areas!

Our Early Learning centres is licensed for children 6weeks to 6 years with educational curriculums for all catering for all developmental needs, interests & quality school readiness program.

At Little Einstein's we will provide each and every child with a home like environment, which is friendly and inviting; while at the same time promoting stability, warmth and education in a safe setting for the child by our experienced & professional team of qualified educators

Our Centre is open 52 weeks a year, closing only on public holidays and weekends.

Little Einstein's Ingleburn & St Helens awarded High Quality Accreditation by the NCAC 2011.

Visit our website for all our locations & to also see Little Einstein's Accomplishments & Awards which we have won over the Years. www.littleeinsteins.com.au


Soccatoos is a soccer activity and development program for boys and girls aged 3, 4 or 5. Children don't need any previous soccer experience to join and play. The programs are welcoming and inclusive and the experienced coaches are always warm and caring. The programs are deliberately non-elitist and non-competitive and focus on the children having lots and lots of fun.

The children are taught in an age appropriate manner, using unique child intuitive terms and concepts. Lots of emphasis is placed on important social skill development. The programs involve far more than simply teaching children sound soccer fundamentals. There are always two or more coaches and there is a maximum of 12 children in each class. Children never wait too long for their turn and in the soccer game at the end of each class, every child gets to kick. Soccatoos ...is soccer fun, just for pre-schoolers. www.soccatoos.com.au 1300 478 811

WIN...WIN...WIN Soccatoos is giving you the chance to win 1 of 4 Soccatoos vouchers valued at $50 each. All you have to do is click on the link below and be one of the first 4 people to correctly complete Squawky the Soccer Cockatoo's quiz. Squawky says you can find the answers to his Quiz somewhere in the Soccatoos website (www.soccatoos.com.au) Log on now and start quizzing!!!

SQUAWKY'S QUIZ
Entries close 5.00pm Friday 14th September 2011. Winners will be notified by email or SMS. The vouchers are not transferrable and must be redeemed before 30 June 2012. They are not redeemable for cash and must be used against the cost of enrolment fees in a Soccatoos program. NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing - Permit Not Required.


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 a FREE LAPTOP or a FREE $300 COLES VOUCHER. Terms and conditions apply.

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


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
use the links below to view detailed information

Airssential
Cradle 2 Kindy
Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You
Forte School of Music Macarthur
Girl Guides NSW & ACT
Kids Kontact
Little Kickers
Maternitywear.com.au
My Mini Munchkin
Only Organic
Ready Steady Go
Pencil Grips Plus
Playsafe Kids
Soccatoos
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed
Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth®


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY
use the links below to view detailed information

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin

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
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park
Bambinos Kindergarten Harrington Park (North)

Ingleburn
Little Einstein's Early Learning Centre - Ingleburn

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

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

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

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

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten

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


PARENT INFORMATION

Survival Tips for Working Parents
Being a working parent is a challenging role. It involves a balancing act between meeting your child's needs for care and attention, sharing a satisfying relationship with your partner and friends and being a reliable and competent employee while trying to enjoy life and parenthood. Make Life Easier by:

  • Setting realistic and achievable goals for you and your family
  • Asking for help
  • Changing your expectations and priorities around the house
  • Involving other supportive adults in the planning and sharing of parenting and household responsibilities
  • Be realistic about what can be achieved each day.  Routine is important. Having an unpredictable lifestyle is time consuming and unsettling for everyone. Young children become frustrated, overwhelmed, and rushed when routines are frequently changing (understandably, sometimes it cannot be helped).
  • Talk to your partner about household responsibilities and expectations as a parent and an adult household member.  

Starting and finishing the day on a happy note:

  • Give yourself extra time in the morning
  • Re-think what is essential to be completed before leaving the house each morning
  • Pack your work and childcare bags the night before
  • Use time in the car as a valuable opportunity to connect with your child both on the way to childcare and on the way home. Sing songs, and listen to your child when they speak to you
  • Most importantly, leave work stresses, at work
  • Organise the next days clothing the night before, for you and your child
  • Avoid conflicts and fights in the morning - it is always a no-win situation for everyone
  • Make sure your child goes to bed early enough as this ensures they have adequate sleep for development and growth and gives you and your partner time to interact as adults and friends 
  • Feeding the family does not need to be stressful!
  • Prepare double amounts of food and freeze for later
  • Invest in a slow cooker and put dinner on before you leave for work
  • Also remember your evening meal does not always have to be a hot meal
  • Depending on the age of your child, try and enjoy dinner around the table with the television off and all family members present. This is a good habit to get into and provides a great opportunity to meaningfully interact with your family
  • Consider a no TV rule in the morning as this can distract everyone from getting ready

Shopping:

  • Add an extra hour to childcare for shopping later in the day
  • Avoid taking tired and hungry children shopping
  • Consider shopping on-line or in the evening ask your partner to do the shopping
  • Another suggestion is to do a big weekly shop to avoid the need to shop every day

Washing:

  • Wash and hang the clothes the night before
  • Fold washing properly and save ironing
  • Children do get sick when you least expect it:
  • Ensure your employer knows you are also a parent, so if your child does become sick you can take leave
  • Otherwise, have an alternative plan - either arrange for your partner to care for your child or have a back up such as a grandparent or good friend on standby. 
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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

Appin
Bambinos Kindergarten Appin limited vacancies

Bow Bowing
Leaping Learners Bow Bowing under new management enrol now

Campbelltown
St Patrick's Child Care Centre enrol now
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc limited vacancies

Currans Hill
UnitingCare Currans Hill OSHC limited vacancies

Glenfield
Playground Learning Centre limited vacancies

Leumeah
Little Green Frogs Pre-School enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning vacancies for ages
Kids Kinder Childcare enrol now.
Kidzland Preschool Kindergarten & Day Nursery enrol now

Narellan Vale
Pegasus Preschool & Long Day Care Centre enrol now

St Andrews
Pied Piper Kindergarten enrol now

Picton/Wilton
Cath's Kindy enrol now

Raby
Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre limited vacancies


WIN, WIN, WIN

http://www.thetrainshed.com.au
Ride with Thomas, Toby, James, Percy, Mavis and Gordon.

The Train Shed at Luddenham is open every Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday and every day in School Holidays 10am - 4pm

There's a kiosk, or you can bring a picnic.

This month we are offering an Unlimited Ride Gift Voucher which entitles 2 Children and 2 Adults to unlimited rides for one day at The Train Shed valued at $60.00.

Model Train "U-Drive" layout inside and a Thomas Shop (of course). No need to book for a family visit, just turn up when you are ready.

We do Birthday Parties in the Double Decker Train Carriage, or you can book a Group Picnic Area for a large gathering and bring your own Party.
Luddenham is situated between Penrith & Narellan - just west of Liverpool.

Visit http://www.thetrainshed.com.au for more details, or phone 4739 0199 for enquiries.

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


LOCAL EVENTS

The Train Shed. Is offering a Free Sausage Sizzle for ALL Dads and Grandads on Father's Day Sunday 4th Sept 2011 and Free Train Rids for ALL Dads and Grandads for the day
and they don't even have to take any kids on the train with them!
Sausage Sizzle 11am - 2pm.
Rides 10am - 4pm.
No booking required

Campbelltown Show
Date: 3 to 4 September 2011
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00am
Tabcorp Park Menangle Park Paceway. Racecourse Avenue, Menangle Park, NSW, 2560
Commencing on Friday 2nd September 2011 we have our brand new Disability and Carers Day (DC Day) for the Macarthur community. We also have the judging of our community Art, Photography, Ceramic and Craft competitions and the Official Launch of the 2011 Campbelltown Family Show. Friday is Free Entry for all our disability and Carers community and we are providing discounted ride tickets operating from 10am to 4pm.
Saturday 3rd is Race Day from 9am to 8pm and it looks set to be huge. TABCORP is holding a Harness Race Meeting during the evening of our show, our 1st Annual Horse Competition is on in the morning and there are plenty of rides, exhibitions and entertainment throughout the day. A great day for the whole family, especially those that have not experienced a 'real' TABCORP Harness Race Day!
Sunday 4th September is Fathers Day - Opening at 10am what a better family day out than at the local community show. With a free ride for every dad, a huge animal farm and reptile pit for the family, carnival food favourites such as dagwood dogs and of course your favourite showbags. Check out our local Macarthur exhibitors, try local wines or purchase from our regional art and craft societies. Sunday is not just Father's Day but Family Day!

Disability Expo 2011

Date: 16-17 Sep 11
Time: 9:00 am
Comfort Inn Hunts Liverpool Cnr York St and Hume Hwy, Casula.
An Informative expo providing support, information and services for all disabilities and ages.
Informative seminars and a wide variety of stall holders.
Entry Fee - Gold coin donation (optional) All proceeds going directly to Autism Advisory and Support Services in Liverpool

Transition into Parenthood & Calmbirth® Good preparation for birth and newborn care courses for those due soon. Visit website for full details and dates of courses for 2011.

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

PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
use the links below to view detailed information

Chatabout Speech Pathology
Educational Speech Pathology & Therapy Services
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Learning Links
Literacy & Learning Centre
SPOT4KIDS
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
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email: info@camdenmacarthurchildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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