Covering All Areas 
All Areas Family Day Care educators with vacancies

Kindy Fun - Caringbah limited vacancies, be quick. Contact us to have the booking fee waivered* conditions apply

Caringbah South
Little Shepherd Pre-School Kindergarten we currently have a Monday and Friday place for 3-5 year old. Parents are able to apply to claim the CCS at Little Shepherd Preschool, be quick.  NQS Rating: Exceeding National Quality Standard.

Connect Preschool Engadine vacancies
Engadine Kindy Castle  limited vacancies for 2019
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Engadine limited vacancies for 2019 be quick!

Lee's Learning Centre enrol now! Opening soon!
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre  Now Open From 7am-6pm. Ages 10 months-5 years.  Positions filling fast contact us today to enquire. Inclusions: nappies, wipes, sunscreen, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and crunch and sip, educational program including a preparation for school program daily and much more (02) 9545 2755

Bita's Family Day Care, Sylvania 2 permanent spots on Thursdays, be quick.



St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Engadine
252 Woronora Road Engadine
Saturday 30th March

Come down and meet our wonderful team! Fun for the whole family including Kindy Farm, BBQ, Face Painting and More



This month you have a chance to win a $50 wish 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 FDC
All Areas Family Day Care 
Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care

Alfords Point 
Best Kidz Early Learning Centre

Inaburra Preschool
Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre

Barden Ridge
Joanne's Family Day Care, Barden Ridge
Shire Christian School

Bonnet Bay
Bonnet Bay Child Care Centre 

Caringbah South Preschool Kindergarten
Dianella Street Early Education Centre 
Jacaranda Preschool
Kid'N Around Early Education Centre
Kids at Kindy
Kindy Fun Caringbah
Koala Child Care Centre
Little Darlings Child Care Centre 
Nest Early Learning Centre
Peter Pan Kindergarten 

Caringbah South
Little Blessings Early Learning Centre
Little Shepherd Pre-School Kindergarten

Kathy's Family Day Care, Como

Chiquitos Family Day Care
Little Darlings II Child Care Centre
Waratah Street Early Education Centre

Bullfrog Children's Centre
Caldarra Avenue Early Education Centre 
Connect Preschool Engadine
Engadine Early Learning Centre
Engadine Gumnut Child Care Centre
Engadine Kindy Castle 
Engadine Occasional Child Care Inc
Engadine Pre-School Kindergarten
Discover My World Early Learning Centre
Heathdene Preschool 
Play 'n' Around Early Learning Centre 
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Engadine

Gymea & Gymea Bay
Gymea Community Preschool 
Gymea Pre-Kindergarten
Little Palace Preschool 
Mighty Kidz Early Learning Centre
Sydney Montessori School
Tom Thumb Kindergarten, Gymea North 

Grays Point
Grays Point Preschool Kindergarten

Hobart Place Early Education Centre
Play 'n' Around Early Learning Centre

Jannali Pre-School Kindergarten
Kiran's Family Day Care, Jannali
Mayflower Preschool
Soldiers Road Early Education Centre
The Little Ones Early Learning Centre

Cocoon Early Learning Centre
Fauna Place Early Education Centre
Julie's Family Day Care

Angel Long Day Care
Fauna Place Early Education Centre
Kirrawee Child Care Centre
Lee's Learning Centre
Mikarie Child Care Centre 
Orchard Early Learning Centre
Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre
Sue's Family Day Care

Lilli Pilli
Lilli Pilli Kindy 

Freckles Early Education Centre Loftus
Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre 

Allison Crescent Early Education Centre
Bradman Road Early Education Centre

45 Karimbla Road Early Learning Centre
Bambi 's Family Day Care 
Karimbla Early Learning Centre
Laugh and Learn Early Learning Centre
Miranda Kindergarten
One Step Up Child Care
Papa Bear Child Care Centre 
Poppi's Preschool & Long Day Care
Wyralla Road Kindergarten

Oyster Bay
Little Rockers Family Day Care
Oyster Bay Preschool 
The Point Preschool 

Freckles Early Education Centre Sutherland
Moore Street Early Education Centre
Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care

Bita's Family Day Care, Sylvania 
Canberra Road Early Education Centre
Honeybears Early Learning Centre 
Little Branches Early Education Centre 
Kankinya Preschool
Meredith's Family Day Care, Sylvania 
Rise & Shine Kindergarten Sylvania
Sylvania Waters Early Education 

Taren Point
Kindy Fun

Footsteps Early Learning Centre 
Franklin Road Early Education Centre

Woronora Heights
Footprints Child Care Centre

Yowie Bay
Yowie Bay Preschool


St George 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

APRIL 2019

Welcome to the Sutherland 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.

Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.  We hope our parent resource gives you some tips and more information about anxiety.

WIN, WIN... a $50 Wish Gift Card.  To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us to go into the draw to win.


Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care

Childcare search underway?

Looking for a loving, safe and fun small group learning environment for your little one?

Join us at our upcoming Family Day Care Childcare Information Session: 9.30am, Saturday 4 May.

Learn about the benefits of Family Day Care, meet our Educators and hear from a parent about their family's care experience.

More than 200 children are currently enjoying nurturing environments & personalised programs offered by our 26 local Educators.

Here's a sample of what families tell us: "Our only regret is we did not discover our daughter's Family Day Care Educator sooner. She genuinely loves the children she cares for and takes great effort to teach them so many things."

Call Sutherland Shire Council if you are seeking a high quality childcare position, or are unhappy with your current service. Ph 9710 0466,

Vacancies are available in our Early Education Centres in the following locations: Children age birth-5 years at Sylvania, Engadine, Menai; age 2-3 years at Sutherland; and 3-5 years at Caringbah, Cronulla, Jannali and Kirrawee. Family Day Care vacancies are also available for a range of ages available across various locations including Menai.

Julie's Family Day Care, Kareela  Registered and licensed through All Areas Family Day Care Scheme
Providing a safe and nurturing, always stimulating environment for your children to explore indoors and outdoors.  A quality service for up to children Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 5. pm.  Ranging in age’s from 6 months to 4 yrs.  My day care environment is subject to regular safety checks and is fully insured.  I am able to administer the CCB & CCR to families who have been approved by the Department of Human Services.

Our small group settings enable and encourages for strong social skills along with independence and confidence within your children.  Fostering resilience and strong grounding.

The children are also exposed to a larger group setting at our Scheme organized Play sessions and incursions.  When possible being a home based environment opportunities arise for Library story time and park visits.

If you are interested in the value of a smaller group setting and the nurturing environment that Family Day Care offers please feel free to contact me

One Step Up Childcare Centre  Providing high quality child care by a team of qualified early childhood educators. Our service will cater to all children from 0 to 6 years of age.  The centre is open from 7:00 am -6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks of the year, closing for public holidays and over the Christmas period.  Contact us for more information.

Tom Thumb Kindergarten, Gymea North 
At Tom Thumb Kindergarten we follow the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The framework is based on play based learning with recognition of the great importance of social and emotional, language, and fine and gross motor skills development.

We recognise parents as primary educators. In working in partnership with our families, your child will be given every opportunity to maximise their learning potential.

We focus on transitioning your child from home to school life by forming a close partnership with our families and working together to develop a secure, and happy environment that is creative, fun and exciting.

We are open from 7 am to 6 pm.  Contact us for more information.

Uniting Early Learning Caringbah offers education and care for children from two years to school age in a nurturing and creative learning environment.
Located adjacent to Caringbah Uniting Church and refurbished with new furniture and educational resources, our non-profit service offers warm and welcoming indoor learning spaces and stimulating outdoor environments for children to explore. 
Your child will enjoy interacting in small groups with familiar staff. The service is approved for 30 children, which fosters a personalised and caring approach. We view your child as an individual, celebrating his or her unique strengths, interests and personality.  Contact us for more information.

Debbie Yuille Speech Pathologist is a dedicated paediatric speech pathology practice specialising in assessment and treatment of speech and language difficulties in children.

Therapy is a collaborative process between the child, parents, therapists and teachers- with all working to improve the child’s communication skills. Debbie’s speech therapy treatment is centred on evidence based best practice and her regular professional development will ensure that your child’s therapy techniques are effective and up to date. Parents are actively involved in planning therapy goals and working with the child to achieve them. 

Speech and language difficulties can include:
-    Language delay and disorders 
-    Speech disorders (articulation, phonology and dyspraxia)
-    Cleft palate and resonance disorders
-    Language based learning disorders
-    Autism Spectrum disorders
-    Stuttering
This practise is a registered provider for Medicare, Private health funds and Better Start and Helping children with Autism Funding. Contact me for more information.

Talking Heads Speech Pathology  Attention all parents and early childhood educators!  Talking Heads Speech Pathology has a valuable podcast all about children; CHATABOUT CHILDREN with Sonia Bestulic.

Podcast episodes include;

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention, Learning and Children
  • Sleep and Children
  • The Latest on Peanut Allergy
  • The Bilingual Child
  • How to Boost children’s first words
  • Ears, Hearing and Tonsils

Most episodes feature interviews with local St George and Sutherland Shire based medical and allied health professionals!   This information is free to access; through iTunes, Stitcher or through the podcast website

The Play Cave   A new exciting indoor family play centre in a wonderful play world of forest inspired play areas, slides, ladders, tunnels, mini sports fields, private party rooms like you have never seen before, and many more fun activities for all kids.

Enjoy a quality mediterranean inspired meal from The Rock Cafe whilst your children play.   Conveniently located in Miranda.   Contact us to find out more.

Hearty Health are the leading specialists in Child Care Catering.  Meals are prepared and delivered daily.  We prepare and deliver nutritious meals to Child Care Centres.  We employ only qualified chefs and use fresh and natural produce in meal preparation. 

Menus change with every season to reflect seasonal fruit and vegetables. We cater for special diets including dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, etc. 

No lock in contracts.  Contact us for more information  P: 1300 728 762.

Vision Australia  Support for children, adolescents and families.

School Holiday Horse Riding Activity…..Have you ever been curious to meet a horse? Have you ever wanted to ride a horse? You are invited to join us on Thursday 18th April as we meet some of the horses at Kurnell Boarding Stables and learn about the horses and how to look after them.   We are inviting all school students who are clients of Vision Australia.      Thursday 18th April, 2019 Arrive: 10:15 am Pony rides: 10:30 am to 11:30 am  Home time: 11:45 am Kurnell Boarding Stables and Riding School Lot 2 Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell Click here for full information…places limited
Contact us for more information about our programs

Billy's Buddies
Billy Slater's Billy's Buddies! Book a 20 week Centre Paid Program and get an extra month for FREE!

Billy's Buddies is a Basic Ball Skills Program designed and owned by Billy Slater for children aged 2 - 6. We focus on developing children's gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, confidence and the ability to work in a team.  By alternating through a different set of games and activities each and every week, we ensure kids are having loads of fun whilst learning and developing their ball skills!

Are you a Centre looking to cover the cost of Billy's Buddies? Why don't you book in one of our Centre paid Programs? We are currently offering 4 weeks FREE for any 20 week booking. The 4 weeks Free can be used at any stage you wish :)

Get in touch for more information or to book in a Free Billy's Buddies Trial. You can contact us via email or on 0421 722 339. You can also check out our website: 

Gran Nannies  We are not your usual Babysitting Nanny Agency.
We are a boutique Introduction and Booking Agency specializing in placing caring experienced women, possessing deep life experience with families. Our special Gran Nannies have had several years of experience raising their own families and now wish to help you with yours. They have the experience that only years of spending time with their very own children can offer.

Our lovely Gran Nannies are of mature age and we cater to the Sutherland Shire district only. They are flexible and happy to help for just a few hours a day, which is perfect for working parents who need school pick ups, afternoon snacks for the children and dinner to be made. Our Gran Nannies look forward to caring for your children and allowing you the peace of mind to return to work, attend that social function or simply enjoy that much-deserved night out knowing that your children are in extremely capable hands and enjoying themselves as well. We also offer Overnights & Emergency Gran Nannies for that unexpected engagement. 

All of our Nannies are intensively screened, trained and carry current First Aid Certificates, have Working with Children Checks and personal Nanny Insurance for peace of mind.  And while they help out with light duties our special Gran Nannies are not expected to clean the entire family home or run unreasonable errands.    Contact us for more information.

Peaceful Warriors: Yoga for Kids and Families
Coming up in Term 2! This playful yoga course is specially designed for preschool aged children (3-5 years) to participate in with their parent. The group will run for 6 weeks on Wednesday’s from May 1st – June 5th at 10.15am.

During each 45 minute class you will have the opportunity to connect and have fun with your little one through yoga poses, breathing and relaxation exercises.

These skills can help to cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills and give you both some tools to manage emotions big and small. A great recipe to develop Peaceful Little Warriors!

Facilitated by a kids yoga teacher, mum and experienced Child and Family Therapist.

To book in or more information: or contact Michelle Ph: 0414 726 432

Nana's Weighted Blankets are attending the Sydney Royal Easter show This year. We are having a stand in the Home and Lifestyle pavilion. Come and visit us and grab a bargain.  or phone Nana on 0410478810

Ready to Read Community Literacy Program  Did you know 1 in 5 children starting school won’t have the skills to learn properly? Prepare your child for “big school”.

Developed by experts in childhood education and speech pathology based on research and evidence, Ready to Read has helped thousands of children across Sydney start school with confidence since 2001.

Extending beyond school readiness, our programs teach children the fundamentals of reading, writing and spelling in order to build a strong foundation of literacy.

  • Term 2 begins May 6th
  • Classes available in Caringbah and Hurstville
  • Classes taught by qualified teachers
  • Small class sizes of up to 5 children
  • All resources provided, program offers fun activities focussing on the seven areas essential to early literacy

Contact us on 9502 3422 or email  for more information.
*Free Trial Class And Introductory Offer Available  *Mention The Sutherland Shire Local Childcare and Services Directory and receive an extra 5% off the introductory rate


Did you know that Mummymetime is a Government Approved In Home Childcare Provider? That means that we have the honour and privilege of helping even more families in the Sutherland Shire & surrounding Sydney regions through in home Childcare with rebated fees. For any families that are struggling please contact Centrelink to see if you are eligible for In Home Care so we can help you, or go to our website for more information.

At Mummymetime we provide care by highly qualified & experienced staff. We work when other centres are closed, providing experienced, qualified Carers in your own home & to take your children to activities. We specialise in supporting emergency service workers, and shift workers. If daycare or preschool isn’t working for your family due to the inflexible hours or ongoing sickness, in home childcare will enable you to continue to meet your work commitments while your child receives high quality care. Whether you’re looking for a nanny, a babysitter or pregnancy support, we have you covered from just 2 hours to as long as you need.

What sets Mummymetime apart? All of our Carers are highly experienced and qualified with training in Early Childhood, Education, or Medical professions and we’re fully insured so the most important people in your life are ALWAYS in safe hands.

  • All Carers have First Aid Training
  • Specially trained Carers are available for special needs
  • All Carers have working with children and police checks

At Mummymetime we don’t just Care for children, we Care for the whole family. Don’t just take our word for it – check out the reviews from happy clients on our website or Facebook page. To find out more or make a booking, contact Leanne day or night:  or 0415 402 133

Frontrunner Learning Centres  Jeffrey has a message for you, click here to watch it and learn how kids that are struggling at school can have an extra support.


Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.

Anxiety during childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worries might be:

  • being shy or being worrying about being laughed at
  • being upset before and/or after being left at childcare or school
  • worrying about schoolwork, sport or their health

But many children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children, stopping them from getting the most out of life.

Signs of anxiety in children

If a child is often anxious, they might:

  • try to avoid the situation or issue they’re worried about
  • get headaches and stomach aches often, especially when away from home
  • have trouble sleeping or have vivid nightmares
  • worry often
  • need a lot of reassurance
  • want things to be perfect and get upset if they’re not
Supporting children with anxiety

You can support your child by:

  • acknowledging your child’s fears – don’t dismiss or ignore them
  • gently encouraging your child to do things they’re anxious about
  • waiting until your child actually gets anxious before you step in to help
  • praising your child for doing something they’re anxious about
  • avoiding labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’
Treating anxiety in children

Kids’ mental health is important. If you’re concerned, see your doctor, a psychologist or a mental health service. Some children have an anxiety disorder, such as:

  • a phobia
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • separation anxiety.

Children who have severe anxiety can benefit from psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or, in rare cases, medication.
You can also get professional support from:

Where to get help

Helping your child overcome anxiety issues is easier if you seek help. Talk to your doctor or see below for online programs, tools and information that can help.

Click here for more information
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