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VACANCIES

Ermington
Colour My World Children's Centre, Ermington limited positions available. 

Merrylands
Little Explorers Early Learning Centre Vacancies enrol today

WEST RYDE
Colour My World Children's Centre - West Ryde limited positions available.
We also take tours once a month if families are interested in making a booking.
OPEN DAY

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre  113 St John St  Merrylands
Saturday 27th October, 2018
Time: 10am – 2pm
Bring your family and friends for a fun day out! 
Sausage Sizzle| Jumping Castle | Face Painting |And more

Enrol at the Open Day to receive 2 weeks of care free! (Conditions apply).
Ph: 9897 7254 www.littleexplorer.com.au


LOCAL JOB VACANCIES


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This month you have a chance to win a $50 iTunes 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!


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
RESROURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
CHILD CARE DIRECTORY

Auburn
Little Giants Auburn

Carlingford
Carlingford Multipurpose Learning Centre
Carlingford West Kindergarten Inc 
Families @ Carlingford Education Service

Constitution Hill 
Greenleaf Early Learning Centre

Ermington
Active Kids Ermington
Colour My World Children's Centre 

Girraween
First Academy Child Care Centre

Guildford 
Amana Child Care Academy
Leaping Learners 

Lidcombe
Oz Education 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 
Little Bees Childcare Parramatta CBD
Integricare Children's Centre Parramatta 

Rosehill
Explore & Develop - Parramatta
Fun2Learn Early Learning Centre

Rydalmere
Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Rydalmere

Telopea
Waratah Montessori Preschool

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


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

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

OCTOBER 2018

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.

Our parent resource this month is about biting, I'm sure if your child has at some stage bitten or been bitten...it's terrible for everyone. We hope our information can give you some tips on how to manage this stage.

WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 ITunes 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.
FEATURED SERVICES

At First Academy Child Care Centre believe that for a child to succeed, he/she must have inspiration, help, self esteem and other resources before being able to achieve any goals, so we endeavour to provide the children with the ingredients for success.

We strive to promote a mutually beneficial partnership with all families and the wider community, integrating culturally diverse backgrounds, beliefs and attitudes.

We strive to assist families with objective information or advice in relation to their child and endeavour to develop a positive relationship with them.

So, if you are looking for a dedicated early childhood service that treasures and encourages every child to achieve success through rewarding experiences, quality care and education.  
We are open from 7.00am to 6.00pm week days, our service caters for children from 0-6 years old.  We provide a specialised school readiness program and learning programs that are tailored for your child, a variety of fresh, warm meals, lots of fun and the best of all.

Contact us for more information.


Learning Through Play Preschool & Long Day Care Centre

We are a new family owned and operated Long Day Care Centre catering for 43 children aged 0-6 years old. The centre prides itself with its commitment to providing the highest standards of care and Early Childhood Development. The centre is a 'Home away from Home' for the children and families using the service.
      
Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. 

The centre closes on all public holidays and operates 50 weeks per year.

The centre employs fully qualified staff and is Government Accredited and parents may be eligible for child care benefit.

Vacancies Available Now!!!  please contact us.

Merrydays Kindergarten Society is community based children’s service, catering for 37 children per day between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age. Our centre is open between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday. Our service is closed for 4 weeks over the Christmas period and on Public Holidays.

Merrydays is a non- profit organisation funded by the NSW Department of Human Services. Our building and all of the belongings within it are owned by the Management Committee in the year of operation.

Merrydays Kindergarten Soc Inc aims to provide High Quality Care, non-institutionalised early childhood care and education. Our centre has qualified, trained and experienced staff members.

Merrydays is committed to providing the principles of care as outlined in the Quality Improvement and Accreditation System, Quality Practices Guide provided by the National Childcare Accreditation Council and the more recent Early Years learning Framework for Australia.

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.


Oz Education Lidcombe  join us as our centre opens their doors to families and friends, every LAST Saturday of every month at our Early Learning Centres for a Community Fun Day.

Drop in with your little ones and take part in a wide range of fun experiences, meet and greet our wonderful team and find out more about the benefits of enrolling in an Early Learning Centre. There are 30% off Registrations Fees.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts on the government changes and will take all your enquiries in relation to CCS changes to our team for their expert advice.

RSVP today at 1300 644 125    Time:  10am to 1pm   Dates :  October 27th 2018 & November 24th 2018

31-33 Swete St Lidcombe   NSW   Ph: 1300 644 125    ​www.ozeducation.com.au


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 contact us on www.australianmusicschools.com.au


The Positive Living Skills initiative supports Early Learning Centres and Primary Schools across Australia to lead a culture of mental wellbeing in their communities.

The PLS Early Childhood Wellbeing program resources and training are designed to support educators children and families to build practical skills for long term mental wellbeing.

  • 48 individually pre-prepared Learning experiences each mapped to the EYLF Curriculum
  • 20+ audio and visual resources
  • Coloured visuals and posters
  • The ‘Possa Bill’ Puppet
  • Learning Story templates
  • Professional Development webinars for educators
  • Ongoing Customer Engagement support from PLS
  • LIFETIME LICENCE for a limited time

There was a gap there, a need for us to find a program that would help us support the children and the families in our community. The program helps children to acknowledge their feelings, to communicate, to relax, to get along with others, and Possa Bill and his mottos have taught us a lot about the sort of people we want to be.’ Rebecca Cragg, Preschool Director

To join an upcoming ‘live’ Positive Living Skills information webinar or download an Information pack, visit our website.

Hearty Health Spring Menu is receiving positive reviews from the kids in child care and Early Childhood Educators.   

Designed especially for children in Child Care, the Hearty Health Menu contains all the nutrients children need to keep them happy and full all day long.    Hearty Health plan and create the menu, make the meals and then deliver straight to your fridge, plus there are options for allergen and cultural requirements!   We take the stress out of meal time and save you time and money.

We invite you to book in a free tasting of our Spring Menu so you can taste the difference that Hearty Health makes…one meal at a time.  

Contact Hearty Health at www.heartyhealth.com.au or 1300 728 762 to book a tasting of our delicious Spring menu and see what all the fuss is about.


Frontrunner Learning Centres Australia has curated some meaningful content for us Click here to read our article about how your child's brain works when we read for them

You can find relevant information about your child's development by following our facebook page


A fresh and innovative online seminar!  Gen Jereb's The Traffic Jam In My Brain is a Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences, presented by international speaker Genevieve Jereb OTR.

Now you can view the workshop on your own schedule (broadband Internet connection required on a single computer), learning at your own pace how to help support children to “learn and thrive from the inside out.” Gen Jereb's dynamic, practical tools incorporate:

  • Regulation
  • Respiration
  • Rhythm
  • Relationship

Improved video quality, and MOBILE ACCESS. Start watching on your desktop, then continue on your mobile or tablet. (Note that mobile data rates may apply.) If you can watch a YouTube video, you can watch Gen Jereb's Traffic Jam In My Brain ONLINE.

This online experience comprises seven contact hours of Gen’s acclaimed methodology and will be available from October 1st through November 14th, 2018!

https://sensorytools.net/collections/workshops/
products/traffic-jam-in-my-brain-online-workshop


PARENT INFORMATION

Biting 

It can be a shock to find that your beautiful baby, raised in a loving and non-violent home, is biting playmates. But rest assured - many children go through a biting phase, and they do outgrow it.
Common reasons for biting include:

  • Teething - usually in babies or younger toddlers;
  • Curiosity - babies have no concept that their actions can hurt others, and may just be wondering what something tastes like;
  • Frustration, anger, or feeling hurt - usually in children who do not have the language skills to express themselves verbally, or do not have the physical ability to get away from another child who has hurt them.

Biting can happen more often when a child is going through a major change, such as weaning, a new baby arriving in the family, or moving to a new house. Children also find it more difficult to control impulsive behaviour when they are tired or hungry.

Empathy is a difficult concept to grasp, and can take some time to learn. While biting will be outgrown with time, there are things you can do to help:

  • In a younger baby who may be biting to soothe their gums or out of curiosity, a gentle "no" and offering a teething ring or toy will redirect the biting.
  • For toddlers and preschoolers, it can help to identify triggers. Keep a note of the time the incident occurred, what happened immediately before the bite, how it was dealt with, and what happened after the incident.
  • Look for patterns: is the child more likely to bite at the end of the day when they are tired? Do they bite most often in disputes over toys? These notes can also be useful in identifying the most effective way to react to the biting.
  • Avoid situations where biting is most likely to occur. This may mean separating two children who tend to bite each other.
  • Help your child learn appropriate ways to resolve disagreements or cope with frustration. Teach your child to say "stop!" while putting their hand up, and to ask for help from adults if they need to.
  • Watch carefully when the child is playing with others. There is no need to intervene in every disagreement. But if a child looks as though they are about to bite rather than resolve the disagreement in an appropriate way, it is important to step in.

Responding to biting with physical discipline, such as biting the child back, is unlikely to help the situation. Instead of understanding how the other person felt when they were bitten, the child may learn that it is reasonable to bite when you are very angry.

As with many behavioural issues, consistency is key. Talk to your child care provider about how they react to biting incidents, and ensure that your methods are compatible.

The Parramatta Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.parramattachildcare.com.au
email: info@parramattachildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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