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VACANCIES

Brighton Le Sands
Little Dolphins Long Day Care Centre  is taking waitlist applications for 2020 and welcome families to arrange a booking to view our service or contact us on 9556 2882 to enquire about enrolment for your child.

Hurstville
CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre - Hurstville limited vacancies enrol now
Inspire Kids Early Learning Centre enrol now
Kidz on The Avenue we are taking enrolments for 2020 now

Sans Souci
Rainbow Cottage Child Care
Centre
  We are currently taking bookings for 2020, so please give us a call to book a tour to explore our centre.


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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY 

Covering all areas
All Areas Family Day Care 

Allawah
Camelot Kindergarten Allawah

Arncliffe 
Busy Bee Long Day Childcare Centre 
Do-Re-Mi Long Day Childcare
LadyBugs Day Care

Bardwell Valley
Daystars Bardwell Valley

Beverly Hills
Angels at Beverly Hills Family Day Care 
Barfa Bear Child Care Centre 
Footsteps Early Learning Centre

Bexley
Albyn Cottage Childcare Centre 
Bunny Cottage Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre
Giggles Early Learning Centre 
Growing Patch Early Learning Centre
Kinderoos 
Learn & Play Early Childhood Education & Care Centre 
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Tumbling Teddy's Cottage Child Care Centre
Turtletot Childcare Centre

Brighton Le Sands
Little Dolphins Long Day Care Centre 
Shining Stars Childcare

Carlton
Babyland Child Care Centre 
Happy Feet Child Care
Little Star Early Learning Centre
The Little Cottage 

Earlwood
Clemton Park Outside School Hours Care
Earlwood Children's Centre
Earlwood Uniting Church Preschool
Jelly Beings Early Learning Centre
My Early Learning Centre Earlwood 

Hurstville
CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre - Hurstville
Danebank 
Jenny's Kindergarten - Hurstville
Kiddyland Childcare Centre
Kidz on The Avenue 
Inspire Kids Early Learning Centre
Maher St Cottage Child Care Centre
MindChamps Early Learning Hurstville
My Little Angels Learning Academy Hurstville

Hurstville Grove
Crayons Kindy
Hide and Seek Family Day Care 
Kids & Co Pre School

Hurstville South
St Marks' Pre-school Kindergarten 

Kingsgrove
Cheeky Monkey Day Care Centre
Learn Bright Early Learning Centre
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Kingsgrove

Kogarah
Little Angels Family Day Care, Kogarah

Lugarno
Paula's Kindy Lugarno

Monterey 
Montessori By-The-Bay     

Mortdale 
Chantel Learning Childcare Centre
Edelwiess Child Care Centre
New Era Early Education Centre
Parkside Montessori

Narwee 
Active Kids Narwee

Oatley
Arndu St Pauls Preschool
Jenny's Kindergarten - Oatley
Oatley Red Bear Preschool
            
Peakhurst 
A Little Rei Of Sunshines Early Learning Centre Peakhurst
Attunga Cottage Children's Centre 
Learning Links Preschool 
Peakhurst Early Learning Centre
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Peakhurst 
Smarties Early Learning Centre 
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre – Peakhurst West

Penshurst
Helen's Family Day Care
My Little Angels Preschool and Long Day Care Centre 
My Little Sunshine Early Learning Centre

Ramsgate
Wafaa's Family Day Care

Riverwood
A Little Rei Of Sunshines Early Learning Centre Riverwood
Jenny's Kindergarten  
Learning Wonderland

Rockdale
Banbury Cottage

Sans Souci
Honey Bee Pre-School Kindergarten
Green Gables Kindergarten
Little Endeavours Early Learning Centre
Miracles  On Russell
Sans Souci Community Pre School
Rainbow Cottage Child Care Centre

Tempe
Betty Spears Child Care Centre


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

Parramatta Local Child Care

Liverpool/Fairfield Local Child Care

Camden Macarthur Local Child Care

Western Sydney Local Child Care

Canterbury/Bankstown Local Child Care

Inner West 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


 
DECEMBER 2019/JANUARY 2020

Welcome to the St George Local Child Care & Services Directory newsletter.

This month we welcome:

Read all about these great services below

This month’s parent/carer resource about the different types of child care options, as choosing the right service can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time for you and your child. It’s important to consider your options early and research the type of early education and care that suits your family best and will provide the best outcomes for your child. Read more below.

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

Inspire Kids Early Learning Centre is purpose built educational facility providing quality care and education for children aged between 0 to 5 years. 

Inspire Kids ELC has been specifically designed to encourage creativity as well as providing an educationally stimulating environment for your child.



With 17 years experience in delivering high-quality care and service to our communities, we understand and value the importance of great start in children’s learning journey. We look forward to being a part of this journey with you and your child.

Inspire Kids ELC is an approved child care centre. Parents can claim for Government Child Care Subsidy(CCS) through Department of Human Service website.  Contact us for more information.


Learning Wonderland  We are a Preschool and Childcare Centre for ages 4 months to 5 years.

We have Long Day care hours 10 hour day between 7.30-6pm as well as Preschool Hours 9-3pm.

Our children are separated in three Class Rooms

  • Bubs 0-24 months      
  • Toddlers 16 months- 35 months      
  • Preschool 3-5 years


Learning Wonderland’s curriculum caters upon children's own experiences, knowledge, skills, attitudes, needs, interests, and views of the world. 

We believe in the power of children's interests as a tool for learning and the importance of providing opportunities and resources to extend upon these interests.    Early Development and School Readiness is the Fundamental part of our Program.  Contact us for more information.


Learning Links Preschool is a not for profit, community based organisation program licensed by the Department of Education and Communities.   Our Preschool forms part of Learning Links with a long history of providing services to children and families since 1972.  We are proud of our high quality inclusive preschool where children of all abilities learn side by side, maximising their learning abilities and wellbeing as they progress to primary school.

Our preschool is rated as Excellent by the Department of Education.  The preschool embraces the practices and principles of the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards for Early Childhood Education and Care.

The staff work in partnership with families to develop an individualised program designed to enhance every child’s participation and learning in our warm and natural preschool environment.

In addition to our professional team of Teachers and Educators, children and families have access to allied health professionals in the preschool program including Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.

Learning Links is a registered Sun Smart centre and Munch and Move service.
Learning Links Preschool is open Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4pm, during the school terms and excludes public holidays.  Contact us for more information.


My Early Learning Centre Earlwood provides children with high quality educational care in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

Our centre operates Monday - Friday from 7.30am - 6.00pm, catering for babies and children from 3 months - to 6 years old.

We provide delicious and nutritious cooked meals which include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.

MY ELC has a wonderful preschool program that is delived by qualified, experienced and caring educators. Our program is developed to improve language, fine motor skills and gross motor skills and ensures children are ready cognitively and socially before they start school. We also tailor our program to cater for each child's individual interests whilst learning through play.
 
We look forward to your enquiry and taking you on a tour of our centre.

For more information please call 9559 5254 or visit myelc.com.au 


Daystars Bardwell Valley  State of art centre with great indoor and outdoor environment!!!  We cater for children 0 to 6 years of age

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am until 6:00pm.

We provide childcare, preschool and school readiness program as well as nutritional meals, nappies,  extra curriculum activities such as languages, Technology, music and movement.

Here at Daystars we view children as ‘daystars’ because they light up their families, our Service and the community.

We view children as unique individuals with the ability to construct knowledge about themselves, others, and the world around them. Children develop and learn at their own pace through active play, exploration and discovery. They become beings who belong, and are connected to, the world they live in through interactions with others. Children are provided with interesting and enjoyable learning experiences that challenge their natural curiosity, encourage their creativity, and inspire their love for learning.  Contact us for more information.


At CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre - Hurstville we strive to structure our program to enhance learning and extend our children’s skills and interests.
Our learning centre provides a great range of services to maximise children’s learning potential .
We provide :

  • Integrational program
  • Transition to school program
  • Free weekly targeted lessons
  • Fun and educational excursions and incursions
  • Smart board, integrated technology and STEM education
  • Multimodal program, child-focused and stimulating activities
  • Strong collaboration with families and the local community

Positions for 2020 available now!

2019 Open Day
We will be holding open day from Tuesday the 3rd December until Thursday the 5th December. We will be showcasing our education services to share what we do and how we teach your children. Please feel free to join us on these days!

Vocation Care  We will also be offering vocation care to school aged children this summer holidays, spots are available now so contact us for more information. We have a jam packed program, ready to entertain and delight the children as much as we can, from boxarama day’s, to culinary explorations building on the children’s mini masterchef skills, we have so much on offer, it’s hard to pass up the chance!

Email or 95851621,  48 Queens Road, Hurstville  https://casschildcare.org.au


Enrol now for 2020 and secure your child’s spot so you aren’t disappointed.

Head to our website jennyskindy.com.au to complete your online enquiry or contact your local Jenny’s centre today


All we need for Christmas is you!

Give your little one the love of learning and reading with our unique Early Learning and Preschool curriculum based on 2 decades of research.

Our unique pedagogy relies on the 4 domains of Education, Psychology, Neuroscience and Theatre and nurtures the Champion Mindset in every child.

The holidays are a time for giving and our gift to you is 2 weeks of free education and care over the holidays. No need to wait until Christmas day, book a tour now to get your present today!
Call 1300 646 324 and ask about MindChamps Early Learning Hurstville 


HoPALoNG Occupational Therapy
Providing the best possible service to help children and young people develop confidence and skills to successfully cope with life’s challenges.  Mention this ad for a free strengthening ball with your first appointment.

  • Do you find it difficult to read your child's handwriting and book work?
  • Does your child have difficulty playing on playground equipment, riding their bike, swinging a swing, climbing or balancing?  
  • Does your child have difficulty opening recess packets, using cutlery, getting dressed, doing up zippers and button, doing a puzzle or playing with small games?  
  • Does your child 'over-react' to your sudden touch, clothes tags, lying backwards, dogs barking, the vacuum cleaner or grass/sand on their feet? Or do they constantly move about to seek out those sensations?
  • Does your child have difficulty asking their friends to play, thinking before doing, self esteem and confidence? 

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions, then your child may benefit from Occupational Therapy.     At Hopalong we run individual assessment and therapy programs as well as group programs to address the above skills and for children age 2 years to 18 years.   Contact us to find out more.


Positive Thinking Clinic
Amanda Dounis is a Client /Solution Focused Strategic Psychotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Professional Counsellor, and Early Childhood Proficient Teacher.  Amanda has an extensive list of qualifications.

Amanda has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years in Australia.  She is a successful and award winning owner /operator of 4 early learning centres in the St George area.  For several years now, Amanda also volunteers her services to Lifeline Australia.

Being a member of the Mental Health Academy (MHA), Australian Counselling Association (ACA), the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA),  and National Standards Education Authority (NESA), Amanda abides by relevant codes of conduct and ethical practice guidelines.

Amanda is passionate about healthy eating, physical exercise, and continuous professional academic development.

Amanda’s philosophy is simple: “Everybody is important; everybody deserves to live their best life. I am here to help you connect with yourself and others, to solve your requests as quickly and effectively as possible, in a way that is long lasting and sustainable”.

Her approach is unique.  She integrates therapies and customises them to suit the needs of the client.  She aims to work with clients to co-create individually tailored and sustainable solutions.  Amanda’s interventions aim to address the important relationship between the mind and body.  She enjoys helping clients attain a greater wellbeing.

With psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and counselling support, you can make healthier choices in any area of your life.

If you are dealing with an addiction or compulsion, Amanda can help resolve the underlying dynamic so you can make a better choice in each moment.  If you are stressed out or anxious, Amanda can integrate mindfulness and hypnotherapy, and provide you with tools so that you can manage everyday.  If you are struggling with learning difficulties, exam /performance anxiety or assignment procrastination, Amanda’s experience of her own academics has provided her with knowledge on performance, motivation, organisation, and ultimately her own successful outcome.  Amanda has achieved a proficient list of qualifications and an exhaustive list of professional development evident of her academic commitment over the years.

There are many areas that Amanda will be able to provide you with support and a positive outlook.  And if she cannot, she will make every effort to discuss with you the most appropriate professional /agency that she sees fit for your needs.

Learning Links’ Prep 4 Preschool early intervention playgroup is a gentle introduction to supporting and promoting your child’s learning in a small group setting. The group provides a relaxed, safe and engaging environment where play activities are tailored to enhance the development of each child. Our professional and experienced Early Childhood Educators, Occupation Therapist and Speech Pathologist are available to provide information and support to help your child communicate, move and play – in preparation for a smooth transition to a preschool or other early childhood seeting. You will also have opportunities to meet other families and for your child to learn alongside other children.

Prep 4 Preschool is suitable for families with a child aged from 2 years with additional needs, or who are facing difficulties regarding their child attending an early learning. Siblings are welcome to attend. Groups will run in 2020 at Oatley on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and at Rockdale on Tuesday and Wednesday.

To find out more about the Prep 4 Preschool early intervention playgroup, please contact Melissa on 0433 548 350 or email prep4preschool@learninglinks.org.au. You can place your child’s name on the Prep 4 Preschool waitlist via the Learning Links website: www.learninglinks.org.au/playgroup


Rugbytots   
December specials for Rugbytots preschool programs starting in 2020. Contact Jason on 0481 123 995 or email for more information. www.rugbytots.com.au


Talking Heads Speech Pathology The Talking Heads Speech Pathology team are known as long standing advocates for children’s development and learning literacy (reading, spelling and writing). As part of our proactive encouragement for parents and educators to interactively share books for language development; we have;

  • A FREE DOWNLOADABLE interactive reading guide; visit www.chataboutchildren/com/products/
  • CHRISTAMS GIFT IDEA! Our Director, Sonia Bestulic is offering a special on her TWO CHILDREN’s PICTURE BOOKS; published by traditional publishers. Reece Give Me Some Peace! (Shortlisted for the 2019 Speech Pathology Australia Book of The year Award) & Kisses in Your Heart (released June 2019).

Visit www.sonia.bestulic.com.au for teachers notes, book trailers and book reviews. If you would like to purchase the TWO BOOK BUNDLE SPECIAL – they can be signed/ dedicated to a childcare centre (x2 Hardback copies $39.95 + postage) email sonia@talkingheads.net.au

  • Our clinic podcast Chatabout Children with Sonia Bestulic continues to provide fantastic free valuable information and the audience is healthily growing! Latest topics include;
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Growing Up with Dyslexia
  • Raising Environmentally Conscious Kids

You can access the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher or www.chataboutchildren.com

  • Childcare Screenings 2020 – call the clinic on 9553 1400 for an EOI form!

Talking Heads is closed over the Christmas/ New Year period; closing December 20th, 2019 and re-opening on Monday 13th January 2020. Emailed enquiries and phone message enquiries are welcome, and will be addressed on re-opening.


Frontrunner Learning Centres

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PARENT INFORMATION

Types of child care services

Choosing the right service can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time for you and your child. It’s important to consider your options early and research the type of early education and care that suits your family best and will provide the best outcomes for your child.

There are many education and care options available to suit the needs of your child and your family:

+ Long Day Care
Long day care is perfect for those who work long days and need care for their children during business hours. It operates for at least 8 hours a day, typically Monday to Friday in a child care centre and caters for children, from birth to school age.

+ Family Day Care
Family day care is great for parents who want their children to learn and play in small groups, in a homelike environment. It caters for children, birth to 12 years and is held in the home of a registered educator.

+ Preschool Services
Preschool usually caters for children aged three to five years and is perfect for parents with children who are almost ready for primary school. Sometimes known as kindergarten, it can be a standalone service or part of another education and care service or school.

+ Outside School Hours Care
Outside school hours care operates before and after school and/or during school holidays. This service works well for parents with school age children, who need care outside of school hours.

These services are not regulated under the National Quality Framework (NQF):

+ Occasional Child Care
Occasional child care works on a casual basis for short periods of time. It caters for children, birth to school age and suits those who would like or need a temporary service.

+ Mobile Services
Mobile services travel through communities to offer occasional, preschool or long day care services in rural, urban and remote areas. It generally caters for children up to six years old, and is great for parents who live too far away from an early education and care service.

+ Other Child Care Options
There is a wide range of other child care options available, including family, friends, babysitters and nannies. These types of services are flexible and rely heavily on the family’s needs. They are generally run in a home and operating times may vary.

To find out more visit https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/
The St George Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.stgeorgechildcare.com.au
email: info@stgeorgechildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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