Clear View Academy is a boutique Early Learning Centre situated in Lilli Pilli.
Our centre caters for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age and is conveniently located directly across from Lilli Pilli Public School.
The architecturally designed and purpose built centre provides state of the art facilities that will allow children to explore, discover and achieve their full learning potential through our individualised learning programs focusing on a holistic approach for the children including a focus on their interests and needs.
Clear View Academy provides High Quality Education and care through our environments, our programs and our highly qualified experienced Educational Team.
We provide all meals, nappies and extra activities for all children. We will be offering a development program for allied health professional support, centering around children's physical and emotional well being.
Our hours of operation are 7:00am till 6:00pm Monday to Friday 52 weeks of the year. Contact us for more information.
Djanaba Occasional Childcare Centre
Located at Jannali, Djanaba Occasional Childcare Centre offers a variety of indoor and outdoor play experiences in the purpose built facility. Djanaba is staffed by qualified childcare educators, and provides families with the flexibility to leave children in an early childhood learning environment on days and hours that best meets their needs, sometimes with short notice.
We are one of few services that offer an under 2 years facility in a small and caring environment. We offer regular placements, as well as spaces on an "as needed" basis available.
Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8am - 4pm, $10 per hour per child, with a 3 hour minimum visit. Contact us for more information.
Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care
Family Day Care offers babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers a loving, fun, safe and educational small group environment.
Our 26 highly qualified and carefully selected Family Day Care Educators work from their own homes, providing an outstanding level of care and education to four children under school age.
The children develop a close connection with their Educator and strong friendships with other children also in care. Our team of Educators provide very warm and nurturing environments, maintain close connections and communication with families, and prepare their daily programs specifically for the needs and milestones of each child in care.
More than 200 children currently enjoy the benefits of Council’s Family Day Care service.
Families tell us they value consistency - they arrive at care and are greeted by one Educator who knows their child well. Families also receive detailed information about their child's day - the activities they engaged in, their learning areas of focus and how their child is building their strengths. It's a level of personalised service unique to Family Day Care.
All of Council’s Educators hold formal early childhood qualifications and are extremely passionate about childhood development. Family Day Care operates under the same national regulations and educational frameworks as other forms of approved childcare. The Child Care Subsidy applies to eligible families.
Our Family Day Care program has been caring for and educating local children for more than 40 years.
Contact us for more information.
Sutherland Shire Family Services (SSFS) provides over 15 support programs designed to strengthen the capacity of families within our community, particularly those who have been impacted by disadvantage, violence and trauma.
Our programs include services for families including a range of parenting support, which includes youth & family caseworkers, supported playgroups, occasional childcare service, specialised parenting education and therapeutic programs, our youth centre- Engadine District Youth Service (EDYS) and a range of Aboriginal support services. All of our family support services are provided free of charge to our clients.
We also are the leading provider of specialist domestic violence support & education services in the Shire, including our Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (24-hour Crisis Service), the Southern Sydney Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service, the Love Bites school education programs, Industry and Community training programs such as Toolbox Talks and our Pull Ya Head In Campaign. While our individual support services are free, we do charge a nominal training fee to corporate customers for specialist DV training.
Contact us for more information.
Childcare Vacancies! 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 currently available for children age 2-5 years in some of their Early Education Centres, and across a range of ages in Family Day Care.
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
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 www.mummymetime.com.au 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 Mummymetimeapart? All of our Carers are highly experienced and qualified with training in Early Childhood, Education, or Medical professions 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 take our word for it – check out the reviews from happy clients on our website www.mummymetime.com.au or Facebook page. To find out more or make a booking, contact Leanne day or night: Leanne@MummyMeTime.com.au or 0415 402 133.
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.
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
Wondering how you can help prepare your preschooler to learn how to read, spell and write?
Ensuring your child has good speech and language skills is important. Also of critical importance is laying down some foundations for learning literacy at school.
So – be inspired and get ready to have some fun with the following activities!
Syllable Counting is learning how to break words up into their smaller parts. For example; “birthday” has two syllables, “birth/day”. “caterpillar” has four syllables, “cat/er/pil/lar”. Don’t forget the one syllable words such as “chair”.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to activities to build skills in counting syllables; here are a few ideas… ensure to make it enjoyable!
Get physical – clap it out… or skip, jump, hop!
Get musical – toy drums, guitars, keyboards, maracas etc… Are great to tap, strum, play, shake to the beat of the syllables.
Name items you can see in the room of a house, or whilst in the car, and count out the syllables.
Build a tower- take turns counting syllables using blocks; and build a tower as you go; the tallest tower wins.
Syllable word lists can be found easily on the Internet – practice counting syllables in words with 1-4 syllables.
If you aren’t sure where to break words up, remember that every syllable has a vowel sound.
Rhyming is a great way to teach your child new words and get them to think about how words can relate to each other. It sets the foundation for your pre-schooler to learn about word families and the different sounds that letters can make. Rhyming words have a repetition of similar sounds e.g. rocket/ pocket; pie/ sky. Some activities include;
Sharing books that rhyme – the most obvious start! As your child gets to know the book; have them complete the sentence for you (fill in the missing word). You can make this fun, by substituting a nonsense rhyming word, and have your child give you the correct version.
On the go – point to items wherever you are, and take turns thinking of rhyming words. E.g. “tree… see!”
Place items on a table, have your child select the word that best completes your sentence E.g. If items include rock, hat, toy, ball; you then make up a sentence – “There was a large cat, who wore a large…???”
Roll a ball to each other, exchanging rhyming words with each turn.
Sing nursery rhymes!
Even if your pre-schooler comes up with a nonsense word, it’s okay, you just want them to get the idea behind how rhyming works.
Hearing the first and last sound in a word
Be sure to focus on the sounds heard (rather than letter names). For example; “Can hear a ‘ssss’ sound in ‘sun’? What else can we think of that starts with ‘sssss’“?
Use family names/ photos
Sound Scrapbook – create a collage of all things starting with a certain sound e.g. “m” page, “s” page etc…
Hearing the last sound can be trickier…
You may give a visual cue, and emphasise the final sound as you say it. E.g. “Room” (whilst pointing to your lips)
Remember to be clear when talking about sounds vs letters to your child. E.g. The letter ‘s’ makes a ‘sssss’ sound etc.
Sounding out words
This is not about the spelling of the words– it is about sounds!
Pre- Kindy; focus on words structures that have 2-3 sounds E.g. ‘go’ (‘g’ – ‘o’) and ‘cat’ (‘c’ – ‘a’ – ‘t’). With a word like ‘shoe’, there are 2 sounds, ‘sh’ – ‘oe’.
Use visual cues
Objects such as blocks
Use movement; steps, jumps, tapping, pointing, whilst saying each sound.
When ready, incorporate practice visually scanning LEFT to RIGHT with objects such as the counters, blocks.
I may as well say it again – HAVE FUN! – That is how kids (and adults) learn best!
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