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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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/Kindergarten 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.
Nannies 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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