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VACANCIES

Lidcombe
Betty Elaine Kindergarten enrol now for 2020 and beyond.

Greystanes
Munchkin Manor Early Learning Centre, Greystanes Enrol now

Merrylands
Little Explorers Early Learning Centre
Now taking enrolments for 2020 and offering 1st week gap-free for all new enrolments.

To take advantage of this offer and secure a place for your child, please call (02) 9897 7254 or 0432324300

LOCAL JOB VACANCIES


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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
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
Betty Elaine Kindergarten
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

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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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 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/carer resource is about choosing the correct car seat for your child as they grow, hope you find this helpful.

WIN, WIN... a $50 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

Betty Elaine Kindergarten
Karen is the New Owner of the Betty Elaine Kindergarten but has worked at the centre for 15 yrs previous to purchasing the centre. She prides herself on providing “a home away from home” environment for all children, their families, educators and visitors. A place that is warm and welcoming.

All our Educators are qualified and experienced. The BEK is very proud of the long standing service, loyalty and commitment of their educators. Room Leader of the Waratah Room Joanne has provided over 30 years of dedication to the centre and numerous children. All Educators develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and guide, support and encourage each child to actively engage and participate in the learning program.  Contact us for more information.


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.

Our service is one in which “flexibility” is a main component of operation, we strive on accepting and implementing new experiences, and aim to keep up with current early childhood education practices and development theories.  Contact us for more information.


Rise & Shine Kindergarten Rydalmere are excited to be opening our amazing new service located in Rydalmere.

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


Scribbles Long Day Care Centre offers care for children birth to 5 yrs.

Please visit the centre in person for more information or to fill in a waiting list form.  Enrol now for 2020 and beyond.  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.   Locations across Sydney,  more details Visit www.australianmusicschools.com.au


Kindyhub is secure web-based software enabling educators to simplify and streamline documentation and enhance communication with parents, in-turn improving children’s learning outcomes.  
 
We customise the platform to suit individual centre requirements, we assist with building your own report library and daily record charts. Kindyhub also offers pre-formatted documents for those centres who require a quick and easy layout. Why not add your centres key learning outcomes and philosophies, which will be available to link into the features of Kindyhub.  

 Kindyhub has the ability to integrate with other best of breed platforms, including Parent TV, The Phenoxic Cups, MiStaffing, System 7, Munch & Move KindyNow, CCS Platforms and any other third party application you require your educators to access.     

Kindyhub offers all centres the option to have your own custom app! Maintain your centres brand across everything you do, including the Parent App. This app can also act as an additional marketing tool for your centre, we can link in third party apps to unify the parent experience.

All data is secure and ensures the protection of information. Kindyhub complies with the legislation in regards to all data that must be stored on Australian services.      Contact us for more information.

Want a FREE Gibson Gorilla Educator Pack?    HOW? WE HEAR YOU ASK
EASY - Bring your sister centre/s across to Kindyhub OR refer a friend to receive a Gibson Gorilla Pack for your centre and the referral centre.

We understand there are many services who use different documentation and communication platforms across centres that are under the one brand. 

Why not make your process more streamlined and efficient. Having all your services with Kindyhub will allow your Operations Managers to view all centre details,  providing support to your educators and families. 

For more information please contact Kindyhub on 02 8916 7421 or hello@kindyhub.com.au * Conditions Apply 


Little Explorers Early Learning Centre
We are a long day care centre located in Merrylands.  We provide high quality care for children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our opening hours are 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

We value the learning of fundamentals such as language, literacy, numeracy, art, music, self-help skills, problem solving and investigation. We are dedicated to providing your child with the latest education techniques and the very best educational start.

Our educational programs are based on the Early Years Learning Framework, which focuses on Belonging, Being and Becoming. Our program is developed through children’s interests, strengths, family input, community links and intentional teaching. Each interest-based learning experience is planned to developmentally support and challenge the children within an environment that fosters each child’s self-worth.

At Little Explorers Early Learning Centre we pride ourselves on delivering high quality early childhood education, with an approach that provides parents with the peace of mind that their child is being cared for by qualified Educators. We are dedicated to providing a stimulating, hands on learning environment, which is guided by each child’s current interests and development.

We take pride in creating a sense of belonging and community for children and their families. Our centres consist of two rooms with small class sizes, to ensure your child is cared for in a personal homelike setting. As well as large outdoor play spaces focusing on the natural environment, to provide enriched learning opportunities for children to be active, creative, inquisitive and independent.
Contact us for more information.


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.

We offer a range of assessments, including cognitive/IQ, academic skills, dyslexia, autism, ADHD, behavioural, speech and language, and occupational therapy. Our professionals can determine your child’s strengths, needs, preferred learning style and any appropriate interventions – an important first step in understanding how to best support them.

Following each assessment, you’ll receive a comprehensive written report to outline results as well as recommendations for your child. This can be also used to support your child’s NDIS plan.

Learning Links understands that every child is unique and has different strengths and challenges. That’s why we work closely with each family to provide guidance and the best possible program and opportunities for them to reach their full learning potential now and in the future. 

To find out more about assessments or how we can support your NDIS plan, contact our 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.

PARENT INFORMATION

Child car safety starts with properly fitting appropriate child seats and ensuring they are used correctly. It can also help to keep children happy and entertained so that you can focus on driving.

Driving with children Children aged 0 to 7 years must travel in a safely fastened child restraints. The right car seat or booster seat for your child depends on how old and how big he is:

Rearward facing (child faces the rear of the car) - use from birth and up to 6 months, with a built-in 5 or 6 point harness. Type A in the Australian Standard.

Forward facing (child faces the front of the car) - use when the child has outgrown the rear facing restraint up until at least 4 years of age, with a built-in 5 or 6 point harness. Type B in the Australian Standard.

Note: Forward facing restraints, Type B, fits most children up to at least 4 years of age. However, a new forward-facing restraint with an inbuilt harness, Type G, can be used up to approximately 8 years of age.

Booster seat - for children who have outgrown their forward facing restraint up to at least 8-10 years of age, to position the lap and sash belts safely. Type E, F in the Australian Standard.

Note: Booster cushions are boosters without the back and side wings that protect the child's head. They are being phased out, except for those built into cars.

Lap sash seatbelt - a seatbelt that has one part that goes across the lap and another that goes over the shoulder. It's recommended that children move to a lap sash belt only when they've outgrown the full booster seat or when their eyes are higher than the back of the full booster seat. A good adult seat belt fit can be achieved when a child is approximately 145 centimetres tall.

If your child is too small for the restraint specified for their age, they should be kept in their current restraint until it's safe to move to the next level.

Remember: it’s illegal and unsafe to carry your child on your lap in a car, even if you’re wearing a seatbelt.

Extract from https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/parenting/keeping-children-safe/car-safety

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