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VACANCIES

Engadine
Connect Preschool Engadine enrol now for 2020 and beyond.

Jannali
Kinder Lane Early Learning Centre enrol now for 2020 and beyond

Kirrawee
Lee's Learning Centre enrol now for 2020 and beyond

Loftus
Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre  enrol now for 2020 and beyond

Miranda
One Step Up Child Careenrol now for 2020 vacancies for all ages.

Sylvania
Honeybears Junior enrol now for 2020
Kiddyland Sylvania just opened!! Enrol now


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PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


NANNY/BABYSITTERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY 

Covering All Areas FDC
All Areas Family Day Care 
Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care

Alfords Point 
Best Kidz Early Learning Centre

Bangor
Inaburra Preschool
Spunky Monkeys Early Learning Centre

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

Caringbah
Caringbah South Preschool Kindergarten
Caringbah Pre-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

Como
Kathy's Family Day Care, Como

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

Engadine
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 Pre-School Kindergarten
Discover My World Early Learning Centre
Heathdene Preschool 
Play Safe Learning
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

Grays Point
Grays Point Preschool Kindergarten

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

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

Kareela
Fauna Place Early Education Centre
Julie's Family Day Care

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

Lilli Pilli
Clear View Academy
Lilli Pilli Kindy 

Loftus
Freckles Early Education Centre Loftus
Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre 

Menai
Allison Crescent Early Education Centre
Bradman Road Early Education Centre
Chantel's Kindergarten Menai
The Cubbyhouse Preschool & Occasional Care Centre
Young Phoenix Academy

Miranda
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 

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

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

Taren Point
Kindy Fun

Woolooware 
Footsteps Early Learning Centre 
Franklin Road Early Education Centre

Yowie Bay
Yowie Bay Preschool


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

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 2020

Welcome to the Sutherland Local Child Care & Services Directory newsletter.

This month we welcome

Read all about these great services below.

This month’s resource is about Coronavirus (COVID 19) including contact numbers/links to stay up to date with the latest information.    Also information from NSW Government regarding extra financial assistance in relation to child care fee/Child Care Subsidy.

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FEATURED SERVICES

Sylvania Waters Early Education is a leading Early Education and Care Service which is located in a quiet yet easily accessible residential area of the Sutherland Shire. We are a well-established, privately run service, operating since 2009 providing quality programs for children aged from birth to 6 years.       

Contact us for more information.

Julie's Family Day Care, Kareela  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 mths 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.

I am a Cert 111 qualified Child Care Educator and attend regular Industry training to keep me fresh and up to date.  Along with mandatory ‘First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis and Children at Risk’ training.

I foster warm, relaxed and respectful yet professional relationships with both children in my care and their families.  I understand that the most important role for me as a caregiver/educator is to form a partnership with parents and families in commitment to support their role whilst promoting their child’s mental and physical development and wellbeing.

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

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 directly on Mb. 0424132667


Little Blessings Early Learning Centre is a privately owned boutique long day care centre.   We care for children aged six (6) weeks to six (6) years and will be open from 7.00am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Our brand new Centre is purpose built and designed to provide the highest possible standard of care and education for children.

We believe all children should “Learn. Share. Laugh. Grow”.  This is not just our motto but is at the very heart of our Centre.  We believe that each child can reach their highest potential by providing them with the opportunity to learn, share, laugh and grow at their own rate.  We achieve this through play based learning and a comprehensive educational/ school readiness program unique to each individual room for ages 0 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 6.  

With Highly qualified caring Teachers and nutritious meals prepared by our very own inhouse chef, your child will love their experience at Little Blessings Early Learning Centre.  Contact us for more information.


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.


Yowie Bay Preschool   We are a small 25 place preschool in Yowie Bay for children ages 3-6 years. Our centre is operated between 8:30 am – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday.

The centre boasts a complete school readiness program along with yoga programs, meditation and a Japanese early learning language program (ELLA).

Our indoor and outdoor areas are set up to encourage and enhance the children's learning through exploring and discovery. 

Our qualified early childhood educators are also on hand to provide a caring and nurturing environment, designed to aide children's learning and development. We pride ourselves on providing a strong sense of community between the parents, children and educators. By involving families in the learning process, we believe this leads to better engagement and improved educational outcomes.

We have recently been assessed through The Department of Education and received a rating of ‘Exceeding’.

For more information call Sally on 95242008 or email us


Energetic Minds is a wellness and wellbeing company for young developing children.
A wife and husband team from a creative arts primary and secondary trained background and a Police Officer of 15 years, we have developed a unique wellness program based on the Early Years Learning Framework.

This exciting holistic program is a “one stop shop” aimed to build social connections, confidence, while providing a foundation for healthy behaviours. Our aim is, to encourage the involvement of the one child that wouldn’t normally participate in physical and verbal activities. If we can achieve this, than we have done our job and improved the learning qualities of this growing child.

Under the umbrella of the Mind Body and Me! Program, we have 5 exciting programs run by our amazing educators who are also accredited Yoga, Zumba, Meditation, Pilates and Martial Arts/Karate teachers. The teachers are accompanied by our fantastic and interactive puppets which the children get to meet and learn from. These include; Miss Honey Bee (Yoga), Zumba Zac and Zumba Zoey (Zumba), Sensei Lee (Karate), Jack and Jill (Up Bravery Hill Kids)
Programs:

  • ‘A Mindful Me with Miss Honey Bee’. A Yoga Program. Topics; Kindness, Attention, Calmness, Growing, Creativity, Empathy, Emotions, The Healthy Body.
  • ‘A Zumba Life with Zumba Zac and Zumba Zoey’. A Zumba ProgramTopics; Energy, Fitness, Positive Attitude, Nutrition, Drinking, Hygiene, Sleep, Relationships.
  • ‘A Safe Me with Sensei Lee’. A Martial Arts/Karate Program Topics; Safe Surroundings – Inside and Outside, Fire Emergencies, Calling 000, Stranger Danger, Bullying, Boss of My Own Body, The Healthy Body.
  • ‘Mind, Body and Me! with the Whole Team’.
    A Combination Yoga, Zumba, Karate 9 Week Program. Topics; Mindfulness and Relaxation, Stress and Anxiety Strategies, Physical Body, Strength and Flexibility, The Healthy Body, Respectful and Safe Relationships, Bullying.
  • ‘Jack and Jill Up Bravey Hill’. A Educational In service Program with puppets, roles play, story-time and physical games.   Topics; Feeling Safe and Unsafe, Children’s Rights, Safe Trust, Warning Signs, It’s Ok To Say No!, Body Ownership, Identifying Feelings and Emotions, Secrets.

All classes can be modified to suit the centre’s needs. You may prefer a half day or full day workshop.
The teachers employed by Energetic Minds are fully qualified, fun and energetic with extensive backgrounds working with young children.
We would love to offer you a free trial class!

Please contact us at: energetic.minds@outlook.com or on 0422475780.

Call Sutherland Shire Council if you are seeking a high quality childcare position, or are unhappy with your current service. Phone 9710 0466. Vacancies are currently available in our Early Education Centres and Family Day Care services.

Council’s website is your one-stop childcare destination. Learn about why quality childcare is important, see current vacancies, find out about centre tours, view photos of every service and apply for care online: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/childcare


Childcare Provider specialising in the Sutherland, Illawarra & St George areas. What does that mean? We specialise in supporting Shift Workers, Emergency Care workers, families with children who are constantly sick, premature babies who are susceptible to illness or families who have significant health issues. Families who are eligible for rebated in home childcare, plus NDIS is also supported through our service. We are here to help and support you through these difficult times.

If you need childcare to enable you to work from home through this difficult time then we can help! At Mummymetime our Carers have successfully completed Covid-19 Infection Control Training. We provide experienced, qualified Carers in your own home.  We provide bookings from just 2 hours to as long as you need, including overnight stays. All of our Carers are highly experienced and qualified with training in Early Childhood, Education, or Medical professions. Every Carer has First Aid Training, a Working with Children Check and Police Check, 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
  • We support shift workers; emergency care workers; families & children under stress or sickness

If your Carer gets sick we provide an alternative trained Carer in their place, and because we understand that sometimes things change in busy families, we don’t charge for cancellations.

When others say “too hard”, we say “how can we help”. Don’t just take our word for it – check out the reviews from happy clients on our website http://www.mummymetime.com.au/ or Facebook @mummymetime. To find out more or make a booking, email Leanne@Mummymetime.com.au

Talking Heads Speech Pathology now offers TELEHEALTH services! Access our reputable clinical team from home!
This is an evidence based approach for providing services through an interactive video conferencing platform. It also ensures continuity of care, for children and their families who cannot physically access our services.    Call to make a booking on 9553 1400.

PODCAST ALERT!

The Chatabout Children with Sonia Bestulic podcast, continues to build in popularity, and is renowned for providing parents/ carers, educators and professionals who work with children with super valuable information!

A huge range of childhood development topics are covered; including; sleep, fussy feeding, learning difficulties, first words, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Ears and Hearing, Giftedness, Foundations for Learning to Read and Spell… and much more!

You can find the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and also at www.chataboutchildren.com

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS – PD & Consultative Services

Sonia Bestulic (Founding Director and Principal Senior Level Speech Pathologist) is providing a consultative service to Childcare/ Preschool directors and educators. Professional Development webinars will also be put together in the coming months to meet demand for further training and information. If you would like to access Sonia’s consultative Speech Pathology services (done via videoconferencing) or register your interest in a PD session; please email sonia@talkingheads.net.au

Gran Nannies, we are a boutique Sutherland Shire only Introduction & Booking Agency. We are still taking bookings for families who need help at home with their children whilst they are working from home or in other essential employment at this time.

We also cater to families who have no back up family on hand by offering Mothers Helpers and regular ongoing Fairy Godmothers.

We do all the dirty behind the scenes work for you so that you can simply phone us up and we can offer you lovely nannies of middle age and above who have all cared for their very own children. They all have current First Aid Certificates, Working With Children Checks, Police Checks and Personal Nanny Insurances. We offer maturity and reliability.

There is no last minute worry of who will be caring for your child/ren as we do it all for you and the process is so simple. We provide intensively screened nannies and babysitters so that you can relax & unwind knowing that your child/ren are safe and sound and having loads of fun.

Gran Nannies are continuing to monitor the outbreak of COVID -19 closely and have the health and safety of our whole community, customers and staff front of mind. We are still open for business but are taking the current situation very seriously and have implemented high standards of hygiene and cleanliness for the protection of both our customers and staff.

We offer minimum 2 hour shifts for as long as you wish. We are open 24/7 you can call us anytime on 0431 328 116 or email Fiona@grannannies.com.au
You can visit www.grannannies.com.au or jump on our Facebook page @GranNanniesBabysitting to take a look at our happy client reviews. We hope to hear from you soon.


Rise & Shine Kindergarten Sylvania

We are running an online colouring-in competition on Facebook that is open to anyone in Australia. Prizes include 2 x $200 Westfield Vouchers and 1 x $100 Westfield Voucher for People's Choice. It's the pinned post on our Facebook page- you are more than welcome to share- an activity for those who may be stuck at home!

Kindyhub    is providing families with online "At Home" Learning Experiences.
During these challenging times, we want to ensure you that Kindyhub has your back, both from an Educators and Parent perspective.

Should Childcare Services be forced to close, Kindyhub can assist educators in providing families with a series of online learning videos, stories and  activities to complete at home:

Capture: Educators can upload images of learning activities and short explainer videos to share with families eg. creative arts, a short puppet show, physical activity options and much more.

Daily Journals: Educators can showcase different learning activities that parents can re-create at home.  

Report Library: Kindyhub will create a new report option for all services called "At Home Learning". This will become part of your report library and can be customised to suit your services needs.

Family Stories: Families can upload these learning experiences directly via the Parent App or Web Portal for educators to plan and extend on the learning at home.

At-Home Learning Icon: Families will soon have access to learning activity ideas, daily program suggestions and links to relevant resources. Kindyhub will update on a regular basis.

This is an optional feature that can be enabled or disabled.

Please advise Kindyhub of any relevant information you would like us to include in this feature.     For further information please view Kindyhub's Website


PARENT INFORMATION

Important Information from NSW Government.

Please don’t just unenrol your children from their early education and care centres please!  
If you're experiencing temporary financial hardship because your work conditions have changed, you can apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Temporary Financial Hardship.

ACCS provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for up to 13 weeks. You can get up to 100 hours of subsidised child care per fortnight.

For further details including eligibility and to apply, please visit the Australian Government’s Services Australia website:

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/
subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19/families-coronavirus-covid-19


Contact your Centre Director for more information or mygov.

Key Contacts and Information

Emergencies 000
National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
Health Direct 1800 022 222
Your General Practitioner (GP)

Health authorities are advising to call your GP, or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for further advice should you develop any symptoms of Coronavirus as noted on NSW Health website. If you are seriously unwell and it is an emergency, call 000 immediately.

Keep up-to-date with all the key information, as it is made available via:  

The Australian Government Department of Health is also providing daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts with State specific information on the current status of the virus in Australia, who is at risk and what the Australia Government is doing to address risks. www.health.gov.au/novel-coronavirus-2019
The Sutherland Shire Child Care & Services Directory
web: 
www.shirechildcare.com.au
email: info@shirechildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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