Little Giants Auburn enrol now.

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

Little Explorers Early Learning Centre Vacancies enrol today

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.  Contact us

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!


Little Giants Auburn

Carlingford Multipurpose Learning Centre
Carlingford West Kindergarten Inc 
Families @ Carlingford Education Service
Laughing Clowns Early Learning Centre 

Constitution Hill 
Greenleaf Early Learning Centre

Active Kids Ermington
Colour My World Children's Centre 

First Academy Child Care Centre

Amana Child Care Academy
Leaping Learners 

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

Explore & Develop - Parramatta
Fun2Learn Early Learning Centre

Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Rydalmere

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


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 about Toddlers and Eating. Hope this resource gives you some tips about toddlers and eating which can be a difficult stage in parenting.

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.

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.

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 aim to provide each child with a high quality of care and education in a warm, friendly and loving environment. We work together with families to ensure a smooth transition and a continued sharing of information, goals and achievements to help each child reach their fullest potential.  Contact us for more information.

Explore & Develop - Parramatta is licensed for 78 children per day, educating and caring for children from birth to six years. At Explore & Develop Parramatta, we aim to provide an environment where children can feel safe, secure and happy. 

We give priority to nurturing relationships and providing children with consistent emotional support so that they become confident and develop the skills and understandings they need to interact positively with others.

We operate from 7:30am – 6pm Monday to Friday. We are closed on Public Holidays and 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Contact us for more information Explore & Develop Parramatta or to book a tour, please call 9898 1100 or email us

Scribbles & Giggles Child Care Centre @ Rydalmere aims to provide high quality care in all areas of development, one of them is the child’s education. Our program is set up according to the child’s interests and needs to get them taking their first steps into learning.. We also are proud to admit that we have mixed in another vital ingredient into our programs to benefit your child – FUN!!  Accepting children aged 0 - 6 years.

Contact us for more information.

Waratah Montessori Preschool we offer a preschool program for 3 to 5 year old children based on the Montessori philosophy of education for up to 29 children a day. 

We offer extended hours and a choice of days for the benefit of working parents with a minimum of 2 days attendance a week.  The centre is open 50 weeks of the year and children can attend either for preschool hours from 9.00am to 3.00pm or for extended hours from 8.00am to 4.00pm. 

All eligible parents are able to access the Child Care Benefit from the Family Assistance Office as we are approved as a "long day care centre".

Children bring their own lunch and fruit for morning tea, whilst afternoon tea is provided for all the children by the centre.
The preschool is located on the extensive grounds of a local public school in a custom built building with a beautiful shaded outdoor area.  It is a small, privately owned centre with a  stable and committed staff including a Korean member on 3 days per week.

Our program caters particularly well for the development of children’s gross and fine motor skills, as well as literacy, numeracy and social skills.

We look forward to welcome you and your child, please contact us to discuss your child care needs.

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 :   September 29th 2018;  October 27th 2018 & November 24th 2018

31-33 Swete St Lidcombe   NSW   Ph: 1300 644 125    ​

Looking for quality care for your little one? At The Little Kids School Wentworthville we have been providing loving care from our family-owned and run child care centre for ages 0-6 years old. We would like to extend an invitation to families to come by for an obligation-free tour to see our new and improved playground which features a sustainable garden and beautiful, eco-friendly play space with a bike track, pirate ship and natural experiences to explore. To book a tour please email director Kelly  or call on (02) 9688 3452.

Established in 2010, First Aid For You has been delivering courses that are designed to make you think, laugh and learn along the way.

We provide professional hands-on group training for 5 people or more.

We come to you at home or at work, 7 days a week, conducting courses at a time that suits.

Delivering both accredited courses and information sessions in:

  • First Aid For Families ( 2 hours and perfect for all parents and carers of children)
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID001 Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • 22024VIC Emergency Management of Asthma
  • 22099VIC First aid management of Anaphylaxis

FAFY Trainers are dedicated, passionate, qualified mix of paramedics, nurses, medical specialists, child and adult educators BUT most importantly amazingly talented and experienced MUMS.

We also run First Aid for KIDS Workshops – a 1 hour interactive, fun and very informative first aid course just for 5 – 12yr olds. Are your Kids ready to be Superheroes and help save a life?    Bookings are now available for School Incursions, Vacation and After Hour School Cares and private workshops.
For more information visit or call 1300 853 050

Active Kids Ermington

Active Kids Group aims to inspire children with a lifelong passion for learning. We achieve this by providing a high-level of care and education in an environment designed to stimulate and inspire.

For 25 years now, we have consistently provided children between 8 weeks and 6 years of age with the tools to confidently learn and grow. We make sure all our children achieve their highest potential, ensuring every child’s love of learning is nurtured.

We are proud to say that Active Kids Group is among the most preferred and loved long day child care centres. We currently have 15 locations across Sydney and are now taking enrolments for 2019.

Contact the Family Relations Team for more information on 2019 enrolments. Ph 8362 3000

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!

Hearty Health
The start of Spring means a new Spring Menu release at Hearty Health!    Packed with delicious dishes, flavours and freshness there is no better time to try our meals than right now.

Some highlights from the Hearty Health Spring Menu include our new Hearty Health Chicken Corn and Sweet Potato Pie and the eagerly awaited Taco/Burrito Sensation.

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 or 1300 728 762 to book a tasting of our delicious Spring menu and see what all the fuss is about.


Eating & Toddlers 

After the age of 12 to 18 months, there is a definite change in children's eating patterns as their growth slows down and they require less food. It is common for parents to be concerned that their toddlers are not eating enough or seem to be becoming fussy with the type of food they will eat. 

Toddler eating behaviour:

  • eat less
  • like to eat frequently
  • may become fussy with their food
  • like to handle and explore their food
  • may develop strong likes and dislikes ... and frequently change their minds about what they like and what they don't like!
  • frequently mimic the eating behaviours of their parents

Meal times

Parents need to provide a safe, comfortable environment, and food that is nutritious and appropriate to the age and stage of your toddler. 

Remember toddlers enjoy:

  • eating with the family and they will often try to eat from other people's plates
  • eating without interference from others as they will use a spoon as well as their fingers - but be prepared for a bit of a mess and meal times to be time consuming
  • eating small meals or snacks at regular intervals
  • helping with simple food preparation - toddlers will often snack on the food as they help you
  • having things ready straight away - they don't like to wait for anything so BEFORE sitting your toddlers in their high chair have their food ready to eat
  • drinking milk and juice - this can decrease their appetite - so limit these types of drinks or add water to dilute the concentration

Things to remember:

  • Aim to make mealtimes enjoyable for the whole family ... not a battleground
  • If your family normally eats their evening meal late, your toddler may be tired and will need to eat earlier
  • Provide a variety of foods
  • Encourage safe eating habits - always get your child to sit down to eat
  • Praise your child for eating a range of foods rather than the quantity of food they eat
  • Reduce distractions during mealtime - turn off the television

Toddlers like attention:

  • If behaviour is positive - praise
  • if behaviour is disruptive ue distractions, or remove them from the table and re-offer once again a short time later
  • Always wash your hands and your toddler's hands prior to handling food

Reassure yourself with the following thoughts, young children:
·  eat when hungry
·  never starve to death from refusing food

If Still Concerned
Keeping a record of what your toddler eats for a week can be helpful. You might find:

  • They eat more food than you thought they did
  • There is a pattern of too much milk or juice that is decreasing their appetite
  • Too many snack foods are being allowed between meals
If you remain concerned ask for help from your child and family health nurse  or local doctor.
The Parramatta Child Care & Services Directory
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