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VACANCIES

Covering All Areas 
All Areas Family Day Care educators with vacancies

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

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

Kirrawee
Lee's Learning Centre enrol now and come to our open day
Sue's Family Day Care has a Wednesday and Friday position coming up in March be quick.

Jannali
Mayflower Preschool – Rated Exceeding under the National Quality Standard. Limited vacancies in our community-based preschool for 3-5 year olds in 2019. Come and join us for a play-based, child focused environment, beautiful large natural outdoor area. Open during school terms. Fees not charged for school holidays or public holiday closure. Open 8am – 4pm. Please call Karen, preschool Director on 95287763 for a tour and to discuss enrolment.     

Check out our LOCAL JOB VACANCIES


OPEN DAY

Lee's Learning Centre
121 Waratah Street, Kirrawee
Sunday 3rd March 2019

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Please come and meet our staff, enjoy a Sausage sizzle with Dragon Dancing at 11:15 am and see our centre.  All welcome.
www.leeslearning.com

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

10am-2pm
Come down and meet our wonderful team! Fun for the whole family including Kindy Farm, BBQ, Face Painting and More

www.stgeorgemontessori.
com.au/

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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

Bonnet Bay
Bonnet Bay Child Care Centre 

Caringbah
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

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 Occasional Child Care Inc
Engadine Pre-School Kindergarten
Discover My World Early Learning Centre
Heathdene Preschool 
Oz Education Engadine 
Play 'n' Around Early Learning Centre 
St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Engadine

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

Grays Point
Anchorage Early Learning
Grays Point Preschool Kindergarten

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

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

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

Kirrawee
Angel Long Day Care
Fauna Place Early Education Centre
Kindarama 
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 

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

Menai
Allison Crescent Early Education Centre
Bradman Road Early Education Centre
Minbalup Preschool

Miranda
45 Karimbla Road Early Learning Centre
Bambi 's Family Day Care 
Karimbla Early Learning Centre
Laugh and Learn Early Learning Centre
Miranda Kindergarten
Oz Education Miranda
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
Moore Street Early Education Centre
Sutherland Shire Council Family Day Care

Sylvania 
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

Woolooware 
Footsteps Early Learning Centre 
Franklin Road Early Education Centre

Woronora Heights
Footprints Child Care 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


 
MARCH 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.

This month's parent resource is about Toilet Training. It's a difficult stage working out whether your child is ready and how to get started. We hope our parent resource will give you some tips.

WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 ITunes Gift card.  To enter simply like us/share on facebook and then email us to go into the draw to win.

FEATURED SERVICES

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.

Our 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.  Contact us for more information and enrolment enquiries.


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. We alternate through different games and activities each and every week, teaching the little ones a range of different ball skills that can be useful in multiple different sports!

Our 40 minute Sessions are run weekly, with no up front Sessions costs and no cancellation fees! Parent payments are set up online via weekly direct debits upon registration. Centre Paid payment options are also available for as little as just over $4 per child!

For more information on the Billy's Buddies Program please head to www.billysbuddies.com.au or contact us via email or on 0421 722 339. 


All Areas Family Day Care  was established in 2013 and has educators in the Sutherland Shire.  It is a new approved service catering to the needs of the community to provide quality home-based child care in all of the Sutherland Shire.

Our Vision:  Creating a Community of Families.  “United We Grow”.  Contact us to find out all about our educators.


Caringbah South Preschool Kindergarten was established in 1983 as a privately operated centre.  In 2013 the centre underwent new management, with renovations being completed in 2016.  This saw the opening of our 2nd room offering Junior preschool to 2 year olds.

Our Pre-School and staff are committed to providing children with not only the best possible child care but also a quality educational pre-school program which will best prepare the children and help them transition easily to school.

An important aim of our centre is to have excellent communication between families and staff.  This helps to provide the best quality of care to meet your child’s needs in regard to care and education.   We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, Preschool Session 9am to 3pm we also offer before and after Preschool care (on request at additional fee) 8am to 4pm for children 2-5 years old.   We close for Christmas and Public Holidays.  Contact us for more information.


Kiran's Family Day Care, Jannali open Monday – Friday, 7.30am – 5.30pm (core hours).  Maximum of five children per day.  I am a trained Family Day Care Educator registered with Approved Service Provider Sutherland Shire Family Day Care Scheme.   The Scheme is fully guided by the National Quality Framework overseen by The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Being part of an Approved Service Provider qualifies families using the service to Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR). 

As a Family Day Care Educator, my practices are in compliant with the Education and Care Services Regulation 2011. I have a First Aid Certification for seniors and it is refreshed every 2nd year compulsorily. My Day Care business has comprehensive Public Liability Insurance renewed every year and the business is subject to monthly ad hoc visit from the Coordination Unit and the renewal of the Educator Registration is subject to Annual Safety Inspection of my premises.   Contact me for enrolment information.


Koala Child Care Centre is a community based not for profit child care centre which is located on the grounds of Sutherland Hospital. Hours of operation are from 6:45am until 6:00pm.

There are three rooms within the Centre, 0-2’s, 2-3’s and the 3-5 preschool room. We are licensed for 12 children in the 0-2 room, 15 children in the 2-3 room and 30 children in the 3-5 preschool room.

Meals provided are breakfast, morning tea, lunch, dessert, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea.    Koala Child Care Centre has established a well known reputation in the local area for the high standard of care and long term experienced staff.  We went through accreditation in November 2017 and received a rating of Exceeding in all 7 Quality areas.  Contact us for more information.


Little Darlings Child Care CentreLittle Darlings II Child Care Centre Our Motto  - Care Respect Education An Extension Of The Home.  

We put our motto in practice by:

  • Providing a home away from home by having an aesthetically pleasing environment that contains a warm décor which is spacious and clean
  • A high standard of care ensured via professional and experienced directors
  • Exposing children to qualified and experienced teachers that have a genuine interest and passion in the field of early childhood
  • Higher staff to child ratio to put into practice a high standard of care
  • High quality rating achieved through the accreditation system.

Visiting and viewing services are between 10am and 11am then 3 to 5pm.  Contact us for more information.


Little Shepherd Pre-School Kindergarten l has provided a high quality education and care program for children aged between 3 -5 years of age for the past forty years.

All of our experienced and qualified educators are passionate about providing a high standard of care and education in partnership with our families.

Our newly renovated centre is located in a residential street away from any main roads. As a centre we focus on the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) in developing play based learning outcomes and programs.  We are surrounded with shady trees, gardens and have a large outdoor area fully equipped with bike track soft fall, challenging and fun play equipment, slippery dip, cubby house and vegetable patch.

This is in response to the children’s interests, strengths and abilities. School Readiness is also our focus promoting children to be independent, social and facilitating a love of learning.  Contact us for more information.


Peter Pan Kindergarten in Caringbah is a privately owned Early Learning Centre and Preschool, recently under new management. We provide childcare for 20 children aged 3 to 6 year olds each day. Situated in the Sutherland Shire on Port Hacking Road for over 50 years, we have contributed to the education of many children in Caringbah by paving the way as each child makes their transition to school.
 
Our Early Education and Preschool Program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework curriculum to encourage each child to be an active and independent learner in a warm, friendly and positive environment. The small group size allows each child to be a part of the day by taking turns and becoming involved in group language and music times. Our highly qualified teachers engage the children throughout the day in a variety of learning experiences and the children are encouraged to assist their peers, as well as support themselves to become independent, caring individuals.

We offer both a long day (from 8am to 4pm) and a short day (from 9am to 3pm).    We are open 50 weeks of the year with a two-week break over Christmas. Peter Pan Kindergarten is approved for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) from Centrelink.  Contact us for more information.


Connect Preschool Engadine (previously known as Engadine Church of Christ Preschool and Kindergarten).

We are a Not-for-Profit Community Preschool providing an educational program for children aged 3 – 6yr olds in Engadine for over 40 years.  We welcome families to spend time with us in our beautiful natural environment.

Connect Preschool is open during NSW Dept of Education School terms only
Days:  Monday to Fridays  Core hours of operation: 8.30am to 4.00pm
Extended Hours available: 8.00 - 8.30am and 4pm-5pm 

  • Small 1 room centre catering up to 27 children
  • Individual attention for your child from long standing dedicated staff
  • Parents provide Morning tea & Lunch

Limited vacancies for 2019 and beyond.  We welcome all enquiries so please contact us for more information.


Learning Links Our exciting new Prep 4 Preschool playgroup is a program for children with additional needs who are not attending a preschool, childcare care or early learning service. The program will run from our Oatley centre, commencing February, in a relaxed and engaging environment to enhance the development of your child. Our experienced Early Childhood Educators and Therapists will be available to provide information and the support to help your child communicate, move and play. The program is FREE, generously funded by the Department of Education (Start Strong Pathways program). To find out more or to apply please call Sarah or Melissa on 8525 8230. Places are limited. Find out more by visiting www.learninglinks.org.au 


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. http://www.nanasweightedblankets.com.au/  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 readytoread@clevercarenow.org.au  for more information.  *Free Trial Class And Introductory Offer Available


MummyMeTime 
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 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 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.


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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