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Little Explorers Early Learning Centre
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Auburn
Little Giants Auburn

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

Constitution Hill 
Greenleaf Early Learning Centre

Ermington
Active Kids Ermington
Colour My World Children's Centre 

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

Girraween
First Academy Child Care Centre

Guildford 
Leaping Learners 

Lidcombe
Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Botanica

Merrylands
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

Parramatta
Growing Minds After School 
MindChamps Early Learning Parramatta

Rosehill
Explore & Develop - Parramatta
Fun2Learn Early Learning Centre

Rydalmere
Rise & Shine Kindergarten Rydalmere
Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Rydalmere

South Granville
Scribbles and Giggles Child Care Centre @ South Granville

Telopea
Waratah Montessori Preschool

Toongabbie
Mani's Family Day Care, Old Toongabbie

Wentworthville
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


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AUGUST 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.

This month’s parent resource is entitled “Wondering how you can help prepare your preschooler to learn how to read, spell and write?” brought to you by Sonia Bestulic.  Children’s Author, Founding Director Speech Pathologist from Talking Heads Speech Pathology and Podcaster of Chatabout Children.

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FEATURED SERVICES

Rise & Shine Kindergarten Rydalmere are excited to be opening our amazing new service located in Rydalmere. This new service will open it's doors in August 2019, and as with all RSK services we have spared no expense in creating beautiful environments for the children in our care. 

This picturesque historical landmark building offers multiple light filled spacious rooms ready for exploration and play. Comprising of multiple classrooms catering to children aged 3 - 5 years, our centre features a literacy room, construction and dramatic play room, library, alfresco dining, art studio, yoga / exercise room as well as our unique Smart Start room. Our facilities are completely unique and truly amazing, and reflect our philosophy of the environment being the 3rd teacher. Our philosophy sees us valuing children's innate connection with nature, so at our service you will see amazing natural play spaces with water creeks, real grass, gardens, and a design around outdoor classrooms and learning.

Contact us to book a tour and see our amazing facilities for yourself


Colour My World Children's Centre, West Ryde & Colour My World Children's Centre, Ermington 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 www.cmwchildrenscentre.com.au   Come be a part of our CMW family.


Learning Links
If your child is showing signs that they struggle with learning, have social, emotional or behavioural issues, or are behind their peers with speech development or fine and gross motor skills, Learning Links is here to help.

Learning Links is a registered NDIS provider in the area of Daily Improved Living and offers a range of assessments to support your child's NDIS plan. Assessments including cognitive/IQ, academic skills, dyslexia, autism, ADHD, behavioural, speech and language, and occupational therapy. Following each assessment, you’ll receive a comprehensive written report to outline results as well as recommendations for your child.

Bulk billing for psychological therapy is now available at our Liverpool Learning Centre to help children struggling with anxiety and depression, social skills or making important transitions. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for weekday appointments 9.30am-2.30pm when referred by a GP under the Mental Health Care Plan - for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

To find out more about psychological therapy or how we can support your NDIS plan, contact our friendly Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au. Our Liverpool Learning Centre is located at Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie St (North), Liverpool NSW 2170.


Frontrunner Learning Centres providing professional tutoring in Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale for over 17 years. Our tutors are here to see that our students Get in Front and Stay in Front.

This is a place where tutors encourage, motivate and make a really positive difference.

Of course our qualified tutors do more than just set tasks and correct the work. They engender a love of success in the now so that our students believe that they can achieve. Our tutors develop great attitudes that create great results.

That’s why we are successful educators.
Frontrunner Learning Centres offer an initial free diagnostic educational assessment so you know exactly what your child needs in tuition. We facilitate real learning for school-aged children with the fundamentals that they need most in school. Students receive professional and caring help them in Mathematics, English, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension, Grammar, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

With the active support of paediatricians, speech therapists, behavioural optometrists, dieticians and other health care professionals the Frontrunner tutors provide a caring environment that’s helps your child achieve her or his own personal best and really enjoy success.

An integral service Frontrunner Learning Centres offer is Readbetter with
Contact us for more information www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au
or www.frlc.com.au 


PARENT INFORMATION

Wondering how you can help prepare your preschooler to learn how to read, spell and write?

Ensuring your child has good speech and language skills is important. Also of critical importance is laying down some foundations for learning literacy at school.

So – be inspired and get ready to have some fun with the following activities!

Syllable Counting is learning how to break words up into their smaller parts. For example; “birthday” has two syllables, “birth/day”. “caterpillar” has four syllables, “cat/er/pil/lar”. Don’t forget the one syllable words such as “chair”.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to activities to build skills in counting syllables; here are a few ideas… ensure to make it enjoyable!

Get physical – clap it out… or skip, jump, hop!
Get musical – toy drums, guitars, keyboards, maracas etc… Are great to tap, strum, play, shake to the beat of the syllables.
Name items you can see in the room of a house, or whilst in the car, and count out the syllables.
Build a tower- take turns counting syllables using blocks; and build a tower as you go; the tallest tower wins.
Syllable word lists can be found easily on the Internet – practice counting syllables in words with 1-4 syllables.
If you aren’t sure where to break words up, remember that every syllable has a vowel sound.

Rhyming is a great way to teach your child new words and get them to think about how words can relate to each other.  It sets the foundation for your pre-schooler to learn about word families and the different sounds that letters can make. Rhyming words have a repetition of similar sounds e.g. rocket/ pocket; pie/ sky. Some activities include;

Sharing books that rhyme – the most obvious start! As your child gets to know the book; have them complete the sentence for you (fill in the missing word). You can make this fun, by substituting a nonsense rhyming word, and have your child give you the correct version.

On the go – point to items wherever you are, and take turns thinking of rhyming words. E.g. “tree… see!”

Place items on a table, have your child select the word that best completes your sentence E.g. If items include rock, hat, toy, ball; you then make up a sentence – “There was a large cat, who wore a large…???”

Roll a ball to each other, exchanging rhyming words with each turn.

Sing nursery rhymes!

Even if your pre-schooler comes up with a nonsense word, it’s okay, you just want them to get the idea behind how rhyming works.

Hearing the first and last sound in a word

Be sure to focus on the sounds heard (rather than letter names). For example; “Can hear a ‘ssss’ sound in ‘sun’? What else can we think of that starts with ‘sssss’“?

Use family names/ photos
Catalogues
Story books
Sound Scrapbook – create a collage of all things starting with a certain sound e.g. “m” page, “s” page etc…
Hearing the last sound can be trickier…

You may give a visual cue, and emphasise the final sound as you say it. E.g. “Room” (whilst pointing to your lips)

Remember to be clear when talking about sounds vs letters to your child. E.g. The letter ‘s’ makes a ‘sssss’ sound etc.

Sounding out words

This is not about the spelling of the words– it is about sounds!

Pre- Kindy; focus on words structures that have 2-3 sounds E.g. ‘go’  (‘g’ – ‘o’) and ‘cat’ (‘c’ – ‘a’ – ‘t’). With a word like ‘shoe’, there are 2 sounds, ‘sh’ – ‘oe’.

Use visual cues

Coloured counters
Fingers
Objects such as blocks
Use movement; steps, jumps, tapping, pointing, whilst saying each sound.
When ready, incorporate practice visually scanning LEFT to RIGHT with objects such as the counters, blocks.

I may as well say it again – HAVE FUN! – That is how kids (and adults) learn best! 

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