Welcome to the September 2013 Camden Macarthur Local Child Care & Services Directory. 

This month we welcome Foundation Learning Centre at Raby, Leaping Learners Early Education Centre at Mt Annan and Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre at Camden Park to our Child Care Directory.

This month our parent's resource is about sibling rivalry. Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and pre-schoolers we hope the information below will be of help.

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.

WIN, WIN, WIN...this month you have the chance to win a Purple Presentation Pack value $65 from

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


Foundation Learning Centre at Raby is a vibrant, innovative and family owned and operated childcare centre that is committed to providing high quality care for all families and children.

We are passionate and dedicated to ensuring that all children are provided with the best head start to their learning and education. This is why our motto is "From the ground up we grow and learn".


We value and take pride in our centre building strong collaborative relationships with all families and our staff.

Our childcare centre offers the following services:

- Long Day Care
- Pre-school Program
- Special Needs Catered For
- Bus Service Available

The centre is open from 6.30am to 6.00pm per day, 52 weeks per year and caters for children 0-6 years.

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

Our Camden Park Leaping Learners is a modern, purpose built 68 place childcare centre situated on Remembrance drive, just before the Bridge Water Estate. This preschool has stunning rural views and state of the art facilities. Our child care centre is conveniently located just near the camden bipass with easy access to the M5, Camden Valley Way and the Northern road.

Our Mount Annan Leaping Learners is a purpose built 56 place childcare centre situated across the road from Mount Annan Primary School (between Mount Annan Dr and Welling Drive Dr, minutes from Narellan rd, Camden Valley Way and the M5).

Conveniently located in the Early Education centre school grounds is Before and After School Care and Vacation Care.

To find out more about current vacancies and how to enrol or organise a tour please contact us

AFS Consulting. We specialise 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.

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Sibling rivalry

Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and preschoolers. Sibling rivalry is often identified when a toddler or preschooler starts to have one or all of the following behaviours:

  • Attention seeking - eg shouting, interrupting, throwing toys
  • Aggressive behaviour - eg hitting, biting
  • Regressive behaviour - eg clinging, wetting their pants when they had been toilet trained for many months.

It is almost impossible for a toddler and some preschoolers to understand they are having a new brother or sister until it actually happens.

Remember: sibling rivalry is a normal reaction to a new baby. The severity of the behaviour often depends on your toddler's temperament.

Some potential sibling rivalry behaviours

  • tantrums, anger and aggression
  • whingeing
  • refusing to use the toilet, wanting to use a bottle or nappies
  • losing interest in activities once enjoyed
  • ignoring the new baby
  • behaviour seems too good to be true or their behaviour is unbelievably difficult
  • more demanding
  • being withdrawn and more clingy - not want to play with friends or go to preschool
  • waking up in the middle of the night
  • wanting to get into bed with you

Things to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby

  • Find opportunities for your toddler or preschooler to have contact with very young babies
  • Read books about babies or play with baby dolls
  • Take your toddler and preschooler to antenatal visits
  • Let your toddler or preschooler help organize the baby's bed and other equipment
  • If your toddler or preschooler will be going to regular or occasional child care it is helpful to start this prior to the birth of your baby
  • Encourage the carer to provide short periods of care before the baby is due, if this is not already happening. This will familiarize both the older child and the carer
  • Avoid telling them about the baby a month or so before the baby is due, toddlers and preschoolers don't like to wait for exciting things to happen.

Things that may reduce sibling rivalry

  • Let your toddler or preschooler know when you're going to hospital. Even though it is hard, wake them don't just disappear. Sleep problems can start if the young child wakes and finds their parents have gone to hospital
  • While you are in hospital, if possible, your older child should be cared for in their own home.
  • At the hospital visits be ready to give your older child a cuddle and all your attention before introducing them to the new baby.
  • Even if your older child becomes upset when they have to leave you it is important that they continue to come for visits while you are in hospital
  • Have a gift from the newborn baby to give to the older sibling.
  • Ask the older child to guess what her new brother or sister is feeling: is the baby hungry? or happy? or cold? This helps the older child to understand that this new arrival also has feelings.
  • When you need to attend to the baby for lengthy periods ensure you know where your other child is and what they are doing - having a box of special toys or refreshments for them during this time can help
  • Keep on reassuring your older child that there is enough love to go around, even though you now have to share your time.
  • Offer your older child regular (even if brief) periods of close bodily contact, like hugs and cuddles.
  • Remember that toddlers and some preschoolers find it hard to wait. Don't always delay giving your toddler or preschooler some attention until the new baby is asleep.
  • Remember that when a new baby arrives your older child can be confused and unprepared for the higher expectations that seem to be placed on them overnight.
  • Reinforce positive behaviour by praising
  • Involve your older child in caring for the baby eg fetching things, have supervised play periods
  • Have a special uninterrupted time for each child
  • Ensure both parents are consistent in using family rules
  • Set limits and try to have a daily routine so that your older child feels safe and knows what to expect
  • If you make promises ensure that you provide what you promised
  • Remind people there are 2 children not just the baby - a sign on the front door can be helpful
  • End each day on a positive note with the older child - focus on a positive behaviour displayed during the day, e.g. you played really quietly today

For further help:

  • Visit either your local Child and Family Health Centre or local doctor.
  • Call Tresillian Parent's Help Line on (02) 9787 0855 or 1800 637 357 (Freecall outside Sydney)
Speak to a Tresillian Nurse on-line at Tresillian Live Advice

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Blair Athol
Piper Kindergarten enrol now

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre enrol now

Jellybeans Family Day Care
Currently has educators with vacancies in Tahmoor, Wilton, The Oaks, Currans Hill and Oran Park. Enrol now.

Harrington Park
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park enrol now for vacation care and 2013 outside school hours care

Macquarie Fields
Bright Stars Early Learning limited vacancies

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre just opened, vacancies for all ages.

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

Narellan Community Preschool enrol now for 2013
Skoolzout @ Narellan enrol now for vacation care and 2013 outside school hours care

Picton Community Preschool enrol now for 2013

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori limited vacancies
Foundations Learning Centre enrol now

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre enrol now limited vacancies.


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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 view detailed information

Begin Bright School Readiness & Primary Tutoring Centres
Chatabout Speech Pathology
Frontrunner Learning Centres
Learning-Hats Ready for school & K-6 Tuition centre
Literacy & Learning Centre 
New Growth Children's Therapy Centre

use the links below to view detailed information
Learning-Hats Ready for school & K-6 Tuition centre
Nana's Weighted Blankets
New Growth Children's Therapy Centre
Sensory Tools Australia
Speak-a-boo! Speech Pathology
The Sydney Irlen Dyslexia Centre For Reading and Perceptual Disorders

use the links below to view detailed information
Australian Music Schools
Edspecially 4U
First Aid For You 
Hire For Baby
Dynamic Rhythms Music Centre 
Miffy The Movie
Playsafe Kids

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AFS Consulting
Centres Direct
First Aid For You 
Inspire Education
Playsafe Kids Pty Ltd
Total Washroom Systems

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Blair Athol
Piper Kindergarten

Jellybeans Family Day Care

Camden Park
Leaping Learners Early Learning Centre

Broughton Street Early Learning Centre
UWS Unique Kids Early Learning

Catherine Field
Catherine Field Pre-School 

Harrington Park
Skoolzout @ Harrington Park 

YMCA Sackville Street Outside School Hours Care Centre

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

Menangle Park
Bellbirds Early Learning Centre

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

Narellan Early Learning Centre
Narellan Community Preschool
Skoolzout @ Narellan

Narellan Vale
Jenny's Kindergarten - Narellan Vale 

The Rainbow Family Centres for Children - Joste-Lin Farm

Picton Community Preschool

Elizabeth Macarthur Montessori
Foundations Learning Centre
Pied Piper Kindergarten

Busy Kids Preschool Long Day Care Centre

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