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Welcome to the September 2012 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory.

This month we welcome Catherine Field Pre-School, Partners In Care Early Learning Centre at Blair Athol and Pied Piper Kindergarten at Blair Athol to our Child Care Directory.

AFS Consulting and CleverStuff Educational Toys joins our Resources for Care Providers.

Musica Viva In Schools and CleverStuff Educational Toys joins our Resources for Children Directory. Read about these great services below.

Our parent resource this month is about the different types of care. Our parent information resource gives you the difference between preschool, long day care, family day care, vacation care, oosh and much much more. With many services taking enrolments now for 2013 we hope this helps make the decision a little bit easier.

WIN...WIN.... two 2 lesson for an early primary school aged child valued at $80.00 from Global Tutoring.

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 other child related information.

Until next month, kind regards Donna


Catherine Field Pre-School is a non profit community based preschool service that has been operating since 1989.

Located off Camden Valley Way, we are only a short 10 - 15 min drive from areas like Harrington Park, Camden, Narellan, Eagle Vale and Hoxton Park.

Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm and ex hours 8:30am - 3:30pm. We are open during the school term as well.

Catherine Field Preschool is run by a committee of parents (elected in Feb/March of each year at the Annual General Meeting) and is a non-profit organisation, catering for 29 children a day, between the ages of 3-5 years.

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

Partners In Care Early Learning Centre
We offer

  • Beautiful Purpose Built Centre,
  • Positions for children 2-6yrs
  • Childcare benefit available
  • Open from 7am - 6pm.
  • Fully qualified and enthusiastic staff
  • A warm and friendly environment.
  • Comprehensive developmental pre school program with individual programming.
  • Hot nutritional meals provided.


We look forward to showing you our centre so please contact us today to discuss your child care needs.

Pied Piper Kindergarten OPENING JANUARY 2013
Catering for 70 children per day from 0-6 years old, open 6.30am to 6.30pm, conveniently located, modern purpose build centre. Accepting waitlist now.

To see detailed inormation on our centre, please contact us.

At CleverStuff Educational Toys you will find outstanding quality educational toys and supplies.  Wooden Toys,  Magnetic Toys,  IQ teasers,  Puzzles,  Early Maths & Literacy,  Eco-Friendly Toys & Geeky Science Stuff and loads more. 

Toys produced specifically to fit within the Early Years Learning Framework, in a price bracket Aussie Centres &  families can afford.

Educational Toys that Make a Difference.    We reckon that's pretty Clever!  To see our full range visit

Musica Viva In Schools tours a diverse range of professional musicians to schools all over Australia, inspiring teachers and students through live music performance, and as artists in residence.

Musica Viva In Schools offers accredited teacher professional development courses and curriculum-linked resources so no matter what level of skill, students and teachers will get the most out of the live music experience.

Visit for more information.

AFS Consulting specialises in training for the childcare industry through delivering First Aid, Combined Childcare, and WHS training to enable you to meet all legislative requirements.

AFS Consulting 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 or at another suitable location.

For more information contact us.



Whether you're new to childcare or an old hat, you can't help but be confused by the different titles given to child care services these days. Here's a guide to help you work out what your options are.

Long Day Care
Long day care is just that - child care that is available from early in the morning to early evening, breakfast to dinner. The best option for parents who work the typical nine to five, long day care usually services children from around six weeks to six years, and tend to provide meals, nappies as well as developmental and school readiness programs for the children. Centres remain open during school holidays.

Long day care centres are predominantly approved child care, so parents whose children attend are eligible for the child care benefit. Centres can be run by communities, local councils, private operators and occasionally even employers and companies looking to make their business more family-friendly.

Family Day Care
Family Day Carers look after a smaller number of children in their own home. As a part of a network of caregivers carefully monitored by a family day care scheme, they provide care and developmental activities for the children, and are often more flexible with their hours - some can even include weekends and overnight stays for shift workers.

Family Day Care is generally aimed at non-school-aged children, but depending on the carer can be available to primary school children before and after school. Parents whose children attend Family Day Care are eligible for the child care benefit.

Pre-school or kindergarten is usually for children between the ages of 3 - 5 and is designed to educate children before they begin school. Hours and setup are similar to that of a school - start at 9, finish at 3 and children are required to bring their own lunch and snacks. Centres tend to be closed during the school holidays.

Pre-schools and kindergartens can be privately or council run, or can be an initiative of a community or a part of another service such as long day care or occasional care.

Occasional Care
Occasional Care is designed for parents who require care for short periods of time for children from about six weeks to school age. Care can be provided for an hour or more per day on an irregular (or occasional) basis. Centres often provide developmental activities as the opportunity to socialise with other children for children who are not in regular care or pre-school. Occasional care can be run privately, by local councils or be a community centre, and is often attached to a pre-school or long day care centre.

Before and After School Care
Often referred to as OOSH (Outside of School Hours) is run mainly for primary-school-aged children and opens for care before and after school hours, as well as pupil-free days during school terms. This kind of care is ideal for parents who work typical nine to five days and are unable to drop off and pick up their children at the standard times.

Centres typically provide recreational activities and are usually associated with schools, occasional care centres and preschools.

Vacation Care
Vacation care is designed for school-aged children during school holidays. With hours comparable to that of a long day care centre, children are provided with a variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including outings such as the beach or movies. Vacation care is usually offered by before and after school care services.

A nanny is a single carer that cares for the children inside the home and may or may not live with the family. Nannies are typically employed by the parents directly, with hours and duties negotiable. Typically, a nanny's duties revolve solely around the care of the children, however some nanny's also undertake domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Parents looking to hire a nanny also have options such as an Au Pair, which is typically a young person from another country who provides child care in return for board and a small allowance, as well as nanny sharing with another family.


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Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Playground Learning Centre enrol now

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm enrol now

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now


Global Tutoring
Wonder if you child needs more help with school work?

Global Tutoring can help. Global Tutoring offers tutoring for all ages and levels. We believe that in order to build a solid foundation for a language, all basic areas have to be thoroughly explored: Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation, Vocabulary, Research and Writing. All our courses start with a diagnostic assessment that places students at an appropriate starting level from where they progress to higher levels.

This month you can win 2 free sessions for early Primary school child valued at $80.00.

For more information about our services contact us

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

use the links below to see detailed information for care providers

AFS Consulting
CleverStuff Educational Toys
First Aid For You
Dynamight Kids

Hand In Hand Child Care Services
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Westcott - Stationery Products

use the links below to view detailed information

Chatabout Speech Pathology
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Health & Wellness Australia
Literacy & Learning Centre
Sleep Angel

use the links below to view detailed information

Nana's Weighted Blankets
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders

use the links below to view detailed information
CleverStuff Educational Toys
Ezy Shaid
First Aid For You
Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre
Global Tutoring is taking enrolments for Term 4! With a focus on understanding, dedicated and highly qualified teachers and a proven ability to make a difference, Global Tutoring can help your child to achieve excellent academic results. Check out or website today for info on primary school courses, high school courses, HSC tuition, selective school preparation and OC preparation. Visit us
Musica Viva In Schools
Read and Exceed
Playsafe Kids
Sydney Youth Orchestras Toddlers Proms
The Train Shed

use the links below to view detailed information

Blair Athol
Partners In Care Early Learning Centre

Bow Bowing

Leaping Learners at Bow Bowing

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
Campbelltown Community Preschool
Unique Kids Early Childhood Centre Inc

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School

Denham Court
Leaping Learners Early Education Centre

Playground Learning Centre

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

YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

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

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

Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Cath's Kindy

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten

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