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.

Little Angels Family Day Care, Kogarahlimited position Monday to Friday available now

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


St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Peakhurst West

October 26th 2019
10am - 2pm
45 Ogilvy St, Peakhurst

This is a great opportunity to meet our passionate team, visit our wonderful centre, book a personalised centre tour and have a great family day out!

There will be fun for the whole family including Kindy Farm, BBQ, activities and more!

*Special enrolment offer on the day!


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






Covering all areas
All Areas Family Day Care 

Camelot Kindergarten Allawah

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

Albyn Cottage Childcare Centre 
Bunny Cottage Pre-School & Long Day Care Centre
Giggles Early Learning Centre 
Growing Patch Early Learning Centre
Learn & Play Early Childhood Education & Care Centre 
Nubia's Family Day Care, Bexley
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
St Mark's Brighton-Le-Sands Pre-school Kindergarten

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

Connells Point
Giggle and Learn Early Childcare & Education Centre

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

CASS Hurstville Child Care Centre
Jenny's Kindergarten - Hurstville
Kiddyland Childcare Centre
Kidz on The Avenue 
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
Camelot Kindergarten South Hurstville
St Marks' Pre-school Kindergarten 

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

Little Angels Family Day Care, Kogarah

Paula's Kindy Lugarno

Montessori By-The-Bay     

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

Active Kids Narwee

Arndu St Pauls Preschool
Jenny's Kindergarten - Oatley
Oatley Red Bear Preschool
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

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

Wafaa's Family Day Care

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

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

Betty Spears Child Care Centre


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


Welcome to the St George 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.

Rugbytots   The program is designed to create a fun environment with developing core motor and social skills plus educational development like colours, shapes and numbers etc whilst teaching basic footy skills of how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team whether it be for Rugby League, Union, oztag or touch.

With sessions running for age groups from 2 to 7 years old, head to for more information or call 0481 123 995 or email

We also run a preschool program designed for 3 years of age and up, is to create a fun environment with developing core motor and social skills plus educational development like colours, shapes and numbers etc whilst teaching basic footy skills of how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team whether it be for Rugby League, Union, oztag or touch. 

Visit for more information or call 0481 123 995 or email

Bexley Jack and Jill Preschool is an inclusive community based, non-profit preschool operated by our Parent Management Committee. The preschool holds a rating of Exceeding National Standard from ACECQA.  

Our preschool has been providing quality early childhood education and care for over 65 years and is proud of its excellent reputation. All staff are qualified educators or university trained teachers and each has extensive experience in the early childhood field.

The preschool honours diversity and proudly welcomes children and their families from over 25 different nationalities and also provides an inclusive program for children with additional needs.

We are open from 8.20am - 3.40pm and are licensed for 37 three to five year olds each day.  Drop in any day between 9.30 and 2.30 and complete a waiting list application. Contact us for more information.

Edelwiess Child Care Centre

We are a family run Long Day Care Centre in the Mortdale Heights area with many dedicated, caring and long serving carers and teachers.

We offer care to children between the ages of 2 years to school age within the hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We aim to provide a happy, nurturing family environment with lots of activities and school readiness programs available.

Contact us for more information.

Footsteps Early Learning Centre is open 7.30am – 6pm Monday – Friday and operates for 50 weeks per year. We are closed on public holidays and for a two week period over Christmas each year.

We are a long day care centre licensed for 28 children per day. We cater for children aged from 18 months – 5 years of age. Children are welcome to attend any number of days that are required; we do not have a minimum or maximum number per week.

We split our centre into 3 groups, 2-3 year olds, 3-4 year olds and 4-5 year olds. In doing this we are able ensure that all children are with children their own ages and programs are developmentally appropriate for each group. We operate with a higher staff to child ratio than recommended by the Education and Care Services National Regulations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your child at all times.  Contact us for more information.

Oatley Red Bear Preschool  is a family owned and operated child care centre. The centre owners, Laureen and Anthony, have 13 plus years experience in the industry.  

Family ownership brings with it a focus on the attention to detail, the drive to succeed and honour and pride of business ownership plus the responsibility of the day to day running of the business.

Our centre is small and intimate and has the warmth and love that children require to grow and thrive.   Contact us for more information.

St Marks' Pre-school South Hurstville is a community based, not-for-profit pre-school. The pre-school commenced operation on 19th May, 1970 and was officially opened by the Mayor of Kogarah on 29th June, 1970.  

We take enormous pride in our excellent reputation within the community and work at all times to provide an environment that is warm and welcoming.

We look forward to welcoming your family and hope we can assist you and your child on their lifelong journey of learning. 

Please feel free to contact us to arrange a tour of our lovely preschool and meet our educators. You are welcome to visit on Thursdays at 9:30am, or for alternative times, please contact us

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, 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.

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

Vision Australia   Have you ever been curious to meet a horse? Have you ever wanted to ride a horse? You are invited to join us on Friday 4th October as we meet some of the horses at Kurnell Boarding Stables and learn about the horses and how to look after them. You can also try riding one of the horses with guidance from an instructor from Kurnell Riding School.

We are inviting all school students who are clients of Vision Australia.

Friday 4th October, 2019, Arrive: 10:45 am Pony rides: 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at Kurnell Boarding Stables and Riding School,  Lot 2 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell NSW 2231.

Riding instructors from Kurnell Boarding Stables and Riding School will teach you about the horses, how to look after them and about the horse-riding equipment. You will get to meet the horses and learn how to interact with them. You will each have a turn riding a horse that is being led by one of the riding instructors.  RSVP essential for more information click here.

Vision Australia  Readiness group for parents and carers
Vision Australia’s Readiness groups have been developed by, and are led by, our specialist staff including:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Assistive Technology Specialists
  • Orientation & Mobility Specialists
  • Counsellors

Education in the early stage of life is the foundation for independence, inclusion and employment.
So much of a child’s learning is through incidental visual learning and occurs with family. Children who experience a vision impairment learn less by watching others and more through fun and accessible play activities.

Vision Australia’s Readiness groups for parents and carers have been specifically developed to help you build the skills and knowledge needed to support your child to be successful in the home environment and the community, now and in the future.

The groups will include educational sessions for parents/carers about the child development areas they identify as important for their children. These sessions will focus on supporting parents and carers to implement key strategies to support their child at home and in the community with life skills, independence and social inclusion.

Groups will include content such as:

  • Setting expectations for your child and helping them to achieve them
  • Self-advocacy skills
  • Equipment and Aids to increase independence
  • Support and services available for school children
  • Career awareness and future employment
  • Hear from parents and others who experience blindness or low vision

If your child experiences low vision or blindness and is 0 – 12 years old, please call to find out more and book in for the next group in your area. Be quick as places are limited!

The next group will commence:  To be confirmed based on interest.  Location: Liverpool, Campbelltown or Caringbah depending on attendee preference. The group will run once a week for 6 weeks.   Contact Us  Call: 1300 847 466 or email us

Enrol now and secure a position for your children for 2020! Pop by one our state of the art facilities and speak to our highly qualified dedicated Educators.

Jenny's Kindergarten - Hurstville
Jenny's Kindergarten - Oately
Jenny's Kindergarten - Riverwood 

Talking Heads Speech Pathology
Sunday Morning Speech Pathology Services - Are Now Available At Talking Heads Speech Pathology.  Spaces are limited and filling fast – please contact the clinic on 9553 1400 (Kogarah location only).

Would your Childcare/ Preschool love a Children’s Author Visit?

Bookings for Children’s Author visits by Sonia Bestulic (Founding Director of Talking Heads Speech Pathology) have been a great success in 2019! Only 2 spaces left this year. Bookings have commenced for 2020.

Sonia is the Author of;  Reece Give Me Some Peace! (Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Award 2019) – Released Sept 2018
Kisses in Your Heart – Released June 2019 Learn more at and email with your booking enquiries.

Working with kids on the Autism Spectrum? Learn about super practical strategies you and your staff can apply within your centres right now; with an invaluable episode with Autism Expert and Teacher Sue Larkey!

Tune in to Talking Heads Speech Pathology podcast - Chatabout Children with Sonia Bestulic, available on iTunes, Stitcher or through the website

Learning Links
Learning Links’ Prep 4 Preschool supported playgroup will be running in Oatley and our new site, Rockdale, during Term 4. It 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 Therapists and Speech Pathologists are available to provide information and support to help your child communicate, move and play – in preparation for a smooth transition to preschool. 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 Oatley on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Rockdale on Tuesday and Wednesday.

To find out more about Prep 4 Preschool, please contact Melissa on 0433 548 350 or email You can place your child’s name on the Prep 4 Preschool waitlist via the Learning Links website:

Positive Thinking Clinic  First of all, a great feeling towards being nominated for the bayside business awards for 2019.   Exciting packages coming up include:

Wanting an opportunity to try audios to see if you can make a change in your mindset and thus weight?  A great option when you want to use this minimally invasive procedure.  After all, what goes in our ears forms part of our diet doesn’t it?

Mindfulness: this is ever so increasingly popular.  Have you realised its not “mindlessness”, its actually “mindfulness”.  A focus of attention.

Healing grief: grief may visit us in a number of forms.  Sometimes we need the help of a professional to ensure a healthy journey.

Melting worries and relaxing [kids]: one of my most popular programs.  Kids find their own “magic” or technique to view worries in a different lens, and to experience a new way of relaxation. 

Single session hypnosis on health

Feeling curious? Visit my website to find out more and connect with me on social media to stay up to date with workshops and upcoming self development events (or for any single sessions that you or a family member may need)


Rainbow Cottage 
We were very happy to have Sydney Children's Hospital Visit us to collect their donation we raised.  Staff from the Children hospital came to receive a $1000 donation that the service raised with the families of the service by the Educators conducting a variety of activities and raffles. We are extremely proud to network with businesses in our local community to come together put the raffles together. Many gave vouchers for their services and some families within our service also contributed.

We have organised a Science incursion for our little friends,  Kailedescope will come down and transform our room into a science room of fun. We cant wait to see what they have instore for us.

October Saturday 5th Positive Thinking Skills will be holding another workshop for our Preschoolers. We really love the feedback we are getting form both the children and the families on the workshops provided.

Banbury Cottage
We have been very busy focusing on book week, which lasted 3 weeks at our service. We had a week of dress ups, and 2 weeks continued on of setting up 3-4 book areas in the rooms. Children continually bringing in books to share with their peers. We had some amazing parents come down and have story time with us. We also celebrated Father's Day with a Black Tie Formal Disco. It was very special, with Dad's turning up in their suits and their children in their 'Special Outing' clothing. We are very impressed at how many Dads did come down, it was wonderful to see. The children loved dancing along to the music in our Disco set up in the Tweety Room.

In the Preschool room we have been focusing on creative manipulatives using magi paperclay to extend on one of our book week books 'Cicada's'. The children made their own Cicada and also made a wind up Cicada. We also made a maze for the children to use their wind up Cicadas. This was also a great science experience as we used alot of problem solving and trial and error and looking at the mechanics of the wind up part of the piece.

Banbury was in undated with Pirates on Talk Like A Pirate Day, the children explored all aspects of Pirates, including making a flag, making telescopes, an eye patch, learning new vocabulary and the use of tone in the voice. We made treasure maps, had Pirate ships and treasure boxes set up for exploration and face and arm painting.

We have watched our plants and flora grow as Spring has sprung and all the seedlings we planted are sprouting. We also are collecting Woolworths seedlings and will be planting them soon. The children have observed our blueberry plant over the past few months and have noticed the flowers have dropped off and the fruit is starting to grow larger. We look forward to watching the colour change soon.  Our Leaf Insects began laying eggs, restarting the life cycle of the Leaf Insect.

We celebrated The Moon Festival with a parent contribution of Moon cakes for the children to try. We love families helping us include their culture into our days.


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.

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