Families @ Carlingford Education Service limited positions available enroll now
Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Carlingford OPENING SOON! Enrol now.

Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Greystanes Enroll now

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre Vacancies enrol today

South Granville
Scribbles and Giggles Child Care Centre @ South Granville open 2019!! Register your interest now



This month you have a chance to win a $50 wish gift card.

For your chance to win simply email us with your contact details and tell us how you have used our site/facebook to go into the draw to win.  Good luck!


Little Giants Auburn

Carlingford Multipurpose Learning Centre
Carlingford West Kindergarten Inc 
Families @ Carlingford Education Service
Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Carlingford

Constitution Hill 
Greenleaf Early Learning Centre

Active Kids Ermington
Colour My World Children's Centre 

Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Greystanes
TLC Early Education & Care Centres

First Academy Child Care Centre

Amana Child Care Academy
Leaping Learners 

Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Botanica

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre
Merrydays Kindergarten Society Inc 
Thrive Early Learning Centre Merrylands

North Rocks
Little Green Treehouse Early Education Centre
North Rocks Community (Uniting) Church Preschool

Growing Minds After School 

Explore & Develop - Parramatta
Fun2Learn Early Learning Centre

Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Rydalmere

South Granville
Scribbles and Giggles Child Care Centre @ South Granville

Waratah Montessori Preschool

Scribbles Long Day Care Centre
The Little Kids School 
Learning Through Play Preschool & Long Day Care Centre  

West Ryde
Colour My World Children's Centre


Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

St George Local Child Care

Liverpool Fairfield Local Child Care

Canterbury Bankstown Local Child Care

Western Sydney Local Child Care

Inner West Local Child Care

Camden Macarthur 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
Illawarra Local Child Care

APRIL 2019

Welcome to the Parramatta Local Child Care & Services Directory newsletter.

This month we welcome

Read all about these great services below.

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.

Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.  We hope our parent resource gives you some tips and more information about anxiety.

WIN, WIN... a $50 Wish Gift Card.    To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us with your contact details to go into the draw to win.

Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Carlingford is OPENING SOON.

Taking enrolments and conducting private tours now.

Limited positions available so be sure to contact us today.

Open 52 weeks per year from 7am-6pm Monday through to Friday. 

All inclusive, with a focus on genuine care and exceptional education for children from 0 to 6 years old.

Contact us  19 Morshead Avenue, Carlingford 2118. Call 0449953601

Growing Minds After School
If you’re looking for the support your child needs to be happy, healthy and successful, you’ve come to the right place.

Growing Minds is a multi-disciplinary before school, after school and vacation care organisation that engages children’s minds and bodies alike. Growing Minds is about helping your children reach their full potential in an engaging, enjoyable environment. With a curriculum modelled on current best practices, we offer three core streams:  Education · Empowerment · Sports

Growing Minds is suitable for children from Kindergarten through Year 6.  We offer:

Before School Care - commences at 7am. We offer your children a perfect start to the day with quiet activities and breakfast.  Our school drop off service ensures they’re at school in good time for first bell.

After School Care - commences at 3.00pm and runs until 6.30pm. We offer a school pick up service, and a range of activities. Services include tutoring, social skills development and sports training.

Vacation Care - everyone finds excursions exciting! Enrich your children’s lives through our vacation program, which encourages children to be involved in a wide variety of activities including art, craft, cooking, sport, dance and drama.
Contact us for more information  Growing Minds

Hearty Health are the leading specialists in Child Care Catering.  Meals are prepared and delivered daily.  We prepare and deliver nutritious meals to Child Care Centres.  We employ only qualified chefs and use fresh and natural produce in meal preparation. 

Menus change with every season to reflect seasonal fruit and vegetables. We cater for special diets including dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, etc. 

No lock in contracts.  Contact us for more information  P: 1300 728 762.

Vision Australia  Support for children, adolescents and families.

Every child is unique, and as a parent you know they interact and learn in their own wonderful way. Finding out your child has vision loss can turn your world upside down. You may have all sorts of questions. What does the future hold for them? How will they manage at school?  How will this affect our family?

Much of what we learn in life is through watching. So children with vision loss need to gather information about their world in different ways, and parents are their first and favourite teacher. 
At Vision Australia we offer your family a personalised approach and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of your child. Vision Australia will be with you and your family throughout your child's life – from birth and first steps, starting school and discovering their talents to graduating, finding after-school jobs and making the most of adulthood.

You will get the support you need to be the expert on your child’s situation. This includes becoming confident in the choices you make for them and proven approaches to help them realise their potential.

In collaboration with you, your Vision Australia support person will access the expertise of our allied health team, professionals and specialist staff to develop strategies that suit your child’s needs. Your child can learn and master important life skills including:

•    Daily routines such as mealtime and family outings
•    Playing, moving and exploring 
•    Using language and listening
•    Social skills such as sharing and joining in  
Your personal support person will meet with you and your child in your home, your closest Vision Australia office or wherever you feel most comfortable. They will work with you so that your child can enjoy a smooth and successful transition to school.

Vision Australia supports people of all ages who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.  Contact us for more 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 to find out more visit

Colour My World Children's Centre focuses on becoming a “Home away from Home” for our children.

We want our children to feel safe, secure and happy…..enabling the education to follow from this. Where children learn through play and environments are another teacher. Our centre operates from 7am – 6pm : Monday – Friday for 50 weeks of the year.

Our waiting list is free of charge, located via our website   Come be a part of our CMW family.

Scribbles and Giggles Child Care Centre @ South Granville, the family owned and operated service that provides long day care for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 6 years are expanding their locations and will be opening our 3rd Centre which will be located in South Granville, with operating hours of Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm.

Our journey began in 2007 when we opened our doors for the first time to families in the Rydalmere community.  In 2014 we had the opportunity to grow the Scribbles and Giggles family to the Lidcombe community and opened our 2nd centre.

The team at Scribbles and Giggles aim to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical skills to become competent and confident individuals.  So our parents/guardians, feel safe in the knowledge that their child is receiving the best possible care.

We encourage children to be navigators and active participants in their learning journeys and advocate their rights to contribute to decisions that affect them. This advocacy leads to children displaying autonomy and enabling them to build a strong sense of self.

We aim to provide a support network to families utilising our centre and provide them with knowledge, advice and professional support should this be required.

Our Mission is we believe that all children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life.  Contact us for more information.

Nana's Weighted Blankets are attending the Sydney Royal Easter show This year. We are having a stand in the Home and Lifestyle pavilion. Come and visit us and grab a bargain.  or phone Nana on 0410478810


Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.

Anxiety during childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worries might be:

  • being shy or being worrying about being laughed at
  • being upset before and/or after being left at childcare or school
  • worrying about schoolwork, sport or their health

But many children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children, stopping them from getting the most out of life.

Signs of anxiety in children

If a child is often anxious, they might:

  • try to avoid the situation or issue they’re worried about
  • get headaches and stomach aches often, especially when away from home
  • have trouble sleeping or have vivid nightmares
  • worry often
  • need a lot of reassurance
  • want things to be perfect and get upset if they’re not
Supporting children with anxiety

You can support your child by:

  • acknowledging your child’s fears – don’t dismiss or ignore them
  • gently encouraging your child to do things they’re anxious about
  • waiting until your child actually gets anxious before you step in to help
  • praising your child for doing something they’re anxious about
  • avoiding labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’
Treating anxiety in children

Kids’ mental health is important. If you’re concerned, see your doctor, a psychologist or a mental health service. Some children have an anxiety disorder, such as:

  • a phobia
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • separation anxiety.

Children who have severe anxiety can benefit from psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or, in rare cases, medication.
You can also get professional support from:

Where to get help

Helping your child overcome anxiety issues is easier if you seek help. Talk to your doctor or see below for online programs, tools and information that can help.

Click here for more information
The Parramatta Child Care & Services Directory
Ph: 0403 187 292

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