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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
Kidz on The Avenue limited positions available now!  taking enrolments for 2020 please book for an Orientation
Danebank  There are currently limited vacancies for Years 5 and 7, 2020. We look forward to welcome new families as they visit and discover Danebank for their daughters. To book a tour, please visit: www.tours.danebank.nsw.edu.au
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Maher St Cottage Child Care
Centre
 limited vacancies, enrol today

Hurstville Grove
Crayons Kindy limited vacancies
be quick.
Kids & Co Pre School limited
vacancies organise a tour today.

Oatley
Arndu St Pauls Preschool Waitlist applications are now open for 2021. If you would like your child to join Arndu St Pauls Preschool, please place their name on the waiting list. Our waitlist is free, so why not head to our website today and sign up. Any further questions please call us on 9580 3004.

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.

OPEN DAY


St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Kingsgrove,
Saturday September 14th
10am - 2pm
2 Beaumont St Kingsgrove
This is a great opportunity to meet our fantastic team, visit our wonderful centre and have a great family day out!

There will be fun for the whole family including:
- Enrolments for 2020
- Guided Tours
- Kidz Zoo
- Face Painting
- BBQ
- Enrolment special offer


Experience the MindChamps difference at our September 28th Tour Day

MindChamps Early Learning Hurstville

Come and see the difference that 3 decades of research has brought to early childhood education. Our internationally renowned curriculum was developed by Australian education, psychology and neuroscience researchers  –  to make a truly holistic program that creates the Champions of tomorrow using the knowledge of today. Not all early learning centres are created equal - but the only way to know is to see it for yourself.
Registration opens September 9th. Follow MindChamps Australia on Facebook to find out more.

Kidz on The Avenue
84 The Avenue, Hurstville NSW 2220
Saturday 12th October
9.30am till 12.30pm
Ph: (02) 9570 5359
www.kotakids.com.au

All welcome.
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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 
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

Carlton
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

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 Hurstville Child Care Centre
Danebank 
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 

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
Jnr Explorers Early Learning 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  

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


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North Shore Local Child Care
Northern Beaches Local Child Care
Illawarra Local Child Care


 
SEPTEMBER 2019

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.

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

New Era Early Education Centre; family owned long day care centre based in Mortdale, NSW. The centre provides care for children aged from birth to five years. We are open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm.

New Era Early Education is a brand new purpose built centre with four separate rooms to teach and nurture each child according to their own developmental stage. In addition, we have large outdoor play areas where children of all ages can play and explore their natural environment. This ensures that the children can participate in physical activities all year round.

Our program is developed according to each child's individual needs. It is based on observations and reflects the outcomes set out by the national early childhood curriculum - the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). For the preschoolers transitioning to school, New Era Early Education also provides a school-readiness program to ensure that this process is as smooth as possible for both the children and their families.  Contact us for more information.


Kids On The Avenue is situated in the heart of Hurstville, provides care for 39 children between the ages of 2 to 6 years, in a fully air-conditioned environment.

The centre is committed to providing the highest standard of care, with highly trained and experienced staff that are always on hand to offer care, education and support to our children and their families.

At Kidz on the Avenue Early Learning Centre, we strive to provide all children with the right teaching strategies to develop a strong sense of self and confidence to assist them with any task they attempt to carry out.
 
Kidz on the Avenue provides nutritious meals that are prepared and cooked on the premises daily.
 
Kidz on The Avenue is open 50 weeks of the year Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm (We are closed on public holidays).   Contact us for more information.


St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Kingsgrove, we provide the highest quality care and education for your child, by working as a team to provide a loving and nurturing home like environment. 

At our centre, we use the world renowned Montessori Educational Program which has proven extremely successful for your child's development and intellectual growth.

• Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm
• Open 52 weeks of the year
• Long day care and preschool 0-5 years
• High quality Montessori educational program
• School readiness, computer and yoga classes
• Highly qualified and experienced staff
• High levels of security and surveillance
• Hot nutritious meals

Contact us for more information.


St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Peakhurst, we provide the highest quality care and education for your child, by working as a team to provide a loving and nurturing home like environment. 

At our centre, we use the world renowned Montessori Educational Program which has proven extremely successful for your child's development and intellectual growth.

• Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm
• Open 52 weeks of the year
• Long day care and preschool 0-5 years
• High quality Montessori educational program
• School readiness, computer and yoga classes
• Highly qualified and experienced staff
• High levels of security and surveillance
• Hot nutritious meals
• 2 spacious fun filled outdoor playgrounds (separate to toddler's area)

Parent involvement is an important part of the culture at our centre, where everyone feels welcomed and valued. Special activities are arranged during the year to allow all family members to partake in the centre's activities and a chance to meet other families.   Contact us for more information.


St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Peakhurst West

At our centre, we use the world renowned Montessori Educational Program which has proven extremely successful for your child's development and intellectual growth.

  • State of the art facilities 
  • 6 weeks to 6 years old
  • Open Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.00pm
  • Open 52 weeks of the year
  • High quality Montessori educational curriculum
  • Highly qualified and experienced staff
  • High levels of security and surveillance
  • All meals provided

Contact us for more information or a tour.


Sylvanvale Clinical Services provides therapy services for people of all ages and abilities.   We offer individual or group therapy services including:

•    Occupational Therapy
•    Individual Skills Development
•    Clinical Psychology
•    Counselling
•    Speech Pathology
•    Assessment and Training
•    Behaviour Support
•    Supported Playgroup

Speech Pathology.   Last week, 25 – 31 August 2019, was Speech Pathology Week. This week promoted the work done by Speech Pathologists with more than 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability that impacts their daily life.

Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listing, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a Speech Pathologist.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”. Speech Pathologists play an important role in enabling people with communication difficulties to realise their communication rights.

Sylvanvale employs two Speech Pathologists who have immediate capacity to see participants at a location of their choice at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rate.   If your child requires the support of a Speech Pathologist, please call Sylvanvale’s Customer Service Team on 1300 233 577 to make an appointment or Contact us for more information.


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 www.firstaidforyou.com.au or call 1300 853 050


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.  www.Jennyskindy.com.au

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


Talking Heads Speech Pathology

Sunday Morning Speech Pathology Services Now Available!

Due to incredible demand for our services, Talking Heads Speech Pathology have opened new availabilities on a Sunday morning at our Kogarah clinic.

Only a few spaces remain!   Please contact our Kogarah clinic on 9553 1400 www.talkingheads.net.au

Learning Links
Prep 4 Preschool at Learning Links Oatley is a is a gentle introduction to supporting and promoting your child’s learning in a small group setting. The supported playgroup 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 and Therapists 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 currently run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

To find out more about our playgroup at Learning Links Oatley, 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:www.learninglinks.org.au/apply-now-prep-4-preschool


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).  positivethinkingclinic.com.au


Danebank  announces new principal for 2020
After an international search, Danebank is delighted to announce Dr Emma Burgess will succeed well-loved and respected Mrs Maryanne Davis, who retires at the end of this year.

Dr Burgess has held senior positions over a 25-year career in education, including her current position of Head of Teaching and Learning at Redlands. She is enthusiastic about leading Danebank into the future: “I’m passionate about education and am continually inspired to be working with incredibly wonderful young people, dedicated teachers and support staff. It really is a dream job!”

Danebank inspires girls from Early Learning through to Year 12 to be equipped for all aspects of life, through the provision of a high-quality, affordable and well-rounded Christian education.
If you have an enrolment-related enquiry, please visit www.danebank.nsw.edu.au/enrolments or contact our Registrar, Mrs Denise Viskovic: 9580 1415.


CENTRE NEWS

Little Dolphins Long Day Care Centre has had a busy month!!

We had many incursions as we explored science week creating a variety of experiences which challenged the children’s knowledge and thinking as well as having them explore through investigation and curiosity. We also had a wonderful visit from the Dentist as they joined us for a talk about healthy eating and oral hygiene. Sydney Dental Clinic brought a giant tooth and tooth brush which the children were encouraged to demonstrate their excellent brushing skills. The Dentist also conducted free dental checks for the children.

The children have been working on creating some beautiful father’s day gifts to take home as well as our planned father’s day afternoon tea which we will be looking forward too. Little Dolphins supports many fundraisers in raising awareness for special causes and are proud to deposit our funds from Jeans for Genes day, daffodil day which we wore yellow and the upcoming foot colours day.

Rainbow Cottage 
A huge thank you to all our Educators and families that got involved in Jeans for Geans Day, by donating and wearing Jeans o support our fundraiser. Such an important foundation to get behind.

We have just purchased an new outdoor  clear easel that at this point the Preschoolers are using in their yard. We have been focusing on our colour recognition, through the easel, mixing colours and combining both sides of easel work. Our favourite has been the self portraits and the portraits the children are able to do for each other as they look through the clear easel, This activity has promoted alot of social interactions between the children as  3 child can paint at one time.  
We also purchased a Mud Kitchen set up for the Mickeys yard, as they have loved bringing home corner outside. So we created a home corner outdoors, using a wooden decking and the new mud  kitchen and we have placed it near the sandpit and our little friends have been busy cooking making cupcakes, dinners and garden salads. When  the weather heats up we will introduce  mud  to our kitchen so the children have access to different medium.

Rainbow Cottage celebrated Science week with lots of hands on science experiments, the coolest as rated by the children was our different size water beads that grew over a week, and the children got to get their hands in and squish and play with them. We discussed size, weight and talked about how the fluid (water) was making them grow each day.

And of course our little friends in the nursery also got to explore science week. The Educators created an erupting Volcano using baking soda and vinegar - but first they wrapped play dough around the bottle , and then wowed the children with the lava of fluffy foam that erupted. Each month in our babies room we explore a country of the month and we learn about a country or culture that one of our little friends families have as their background. In August we explored  Bangladesh, and focused on Eid and looked at the flag, allowing children to paint their own with the colours provided. We have already explored  Russia & Egypt, and in September  we might be doing France and then Australia.

We are currently taking bookings for 2020, so please give us a call to book a tour to explore our centre.

Banbury Cottage
The Educators and children at Banbury Cottage have been busy little bumble bee's over the past month. We celebrated World Tree Day by planting new native plants in our garden with the children. Discussing with them the origins of the tree's and how they will attract butterflies, beetles and birds to our yard. Our children have really shown interest in insects so daily we bring out magnifying glasses for the children to explore the yard and look for insects in our gardens and trees and bushes. The excitement you hear when they call out to each other when they have found a new insect is awesome, and then the gathering of children who also want to have look makes it all so worth it. So much conversation goes on in our yard, so much cooperative play and investigation and exploring. We love spending our days outdoors.

Science week at Banbury was both hands on and full of play and learning, of course we had  some messy play, but we also explored many other aspects of science. Learning about sound and how sound is made. A simple experiment by placing some foil over a speaker and placing some rice on the speaker and watching it move as music played. Our children thought it was the funniest thing seeing rice dance. But it got us all thinking. When the music got louder did the rice jump higher or lower? Try it at home, so much fun.

As Father's Day approached our friends at Banbury got busy making gifts for their dads. Hearing so many beautiful words as to why children love their dads melted our hearts. As you can imagine, there were also some funny comments why kids love their dads so much...... daddy does the biggest farts....daddy loves to sleep watching the TV......daddy loves all the foods. We wish all the dads and Grandfather's a very Happy Father's Day. This year we are holding our own Black Tie Father's Day Disco, for the children and their dads.

Our Preschoolers are looking forward to the next upcoming Emotional Intelligence Workshop being held at the Positive Thinking Clinic with Amanda on the 7th September. For more information reach out and we will share info with you.


PARENT INFORMATION

Toilet Training

Just as your baby starts to get older, and you fall into a comfortable routine, it comes time to toilet train. And all of a sudden you find yourself in a spot where you just don't know what to do! Here are some helpful hints to get your prince or princess on the throne.

Pick the right time
Most children aren't ready to use the toilet until they are two or three years' old.

Start preparing your child
It's a good idea to prepare at least a week

Give it a go
It's a good idea to wait until you've got a quiet week at home before starting. Begin first thing in the morning by putting your child in their special underpants, and some old, loose-fitting clothes.

The first few weeks
Toilet training doesn't happen overnight; it might take your child just a few days to get the hang of it, or possibly a few weeks.
Troubleshooting
Sometimes children need a little extra help.

If you find yourself getting angry, or you feel as though your child is not responding, simply stop. Have a break and try again in a few weeks.
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