Caringbah South
Uniting Early Learning Caringbah is an exceeding rated small centre of 25 children. We cater for children 2 years to school age. Our centre is open from 7:30am to 5:30pm 50 weeks of the year. Our centre is small, home like, welcoming and nurturing with experienced and passionate staff. We offer a Bush Kindy once a week. Based on best practice in early education, the program gives little people the chance to explore their surroundings, climb trees and use natural resources to play. Our service provides nutritionally balanced morning and afternoon tea, a quality and age appropriate educational program, hats and sunscreen provided, and a completely refurbished centre with new furniture and educational resources.

Connect Preschool Engadine enrol now for 2020 and beyond.

Kinder Lane Early Learning Centre enrol now for 2020 and beyond
Mayflower Preschool is rated Exceeding under the National Quality Standard and has 2 or 3 day vacancies for 2020. Operating during school terms from 8am – 4pm, our program is delivered by experienced and qualified Educators, in an environment that nurtures confident and capable learners. A community based, not-for-profit preschool operating for 41 years, we provide a caring, play-based preschool program with newly renovated indoor space and a large, natural outdoor play environment. Please call us n 95287763 to arrange a visit or for more information.

Lee's Learning Centre enrol now for 2020 and beyond

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

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


Little Palace Preschool
7 Dwyer Street, Gymea  
Tuesday 5 March 2020  9.30am-11.30am
We are small 36 place boutique childcare centre caring for children 6weeks to 6years.
Come and meet our friendly, experienced and qualified Educators. Check out our personalised, educational learning environments.
We provide high quality interest-based learning experiences and activities.  Our Preschool Program includes, and individual School Readiness component developed and implemented by qualified Educators.

The Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards guide everything we do.   Enrol your child within 48 hours of Open Day and we will WAIVE the $150 enrolment fee!!

Enrol your child within a week of Open Day and we will HALVE  the enrolment fee making it only $75

Kinder Lane Early Learning Centre
28 Soldiers Rd Jannali
Saturday 4th April

Visit Our Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, Classrooms And Meet Our Educators.   Secure your position with us on the day and pay only one-week deposit!
Plus enjoy!  Petting zoo,  Face Painting,  Grazing table



This month you have a chance to win a $50 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

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

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 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
Tom Thumb Kindergarten, Gymea North 

Grays Point
Grays Point Preschool Kindergarten

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

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

Fauna Place Early Education Centre
Julie's Family Day Care

Angel Long Day Care
Fauna Place Early Education 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
Clear View Academy
Lilli Pilli Kindy 

Freckles Early Education Centre Loftus
Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre 

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

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

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

Footsteps Early Learning Centre 
Franklin Road Early Education 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

MARCH 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 parent resource is about kids and poisons, including types of poising, poison information number and helpful tips to keep your little ones safe from poisoning as well as some quick suggestions to help if you find your child has been exposed to poison a must read for every family.

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


Kiddyland Sylvania is located on the grounds of Sylvania Public School.  

Our centre accommodates 25 children aged 0 to 6.   We are a family run organisation.  Over the past fifteen years, we’ve provided quality care to children in the St George District through our Hurstville and Penshurst centres.  We have an experienced and dedicated team of educators who are committed to helping every child reach their full potential through our innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed under the Early Years Learning Framework. 

The operating hours are 8am to 5:30pm, Mondays to Fridays.   Contact us for more information.   

Kinder Lane Early Learning Centre

We are a brand new architecturally designed early learning centre created by parents, for families. We welcome little ones from 6 months of age to 5 years. Our centre is open from 7am-6pm, closing on all public holidays and for two weeks over Christmas ( at no fee to our families). 

Contact us for more information.

All Areas Family Day Care was established in 2013.  It is a new approved service catering to the needs of the community to provide quality home-based child care in all of the Greater Sydney Suburbs.

Our Vision:  Creating a Community of Families.  “United We Grow”

Philosophy Statement: All Areas Family Day Care statement of philosophy will guide our interactions with children, Educators, staff, parents and the community.

We Believe:

  • We believe in fostering the relationships children have with their family.  We acknowledge that the family is the most important connection a child has and support them in their individual desires for their child’s care, development and learning.  We encourage all families to become involved in their child’s program on a regular basis.  
  • We value the unique care opportunities that Family Day Care provides to the community and the need to offer families high quality and flexible care for their children.
  • We understand the importance and value of play in a child’s development and acknowledge that play enables children to enjoy, participate, learn, practice, experiment and learn new skills.
  • We believe in embracing the cultural diversity of the community we live in, where values, rights are respected and understanding and empathy are encouraged.  We acknowledge that cultural diversity relates to gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, customs, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences.
  • We believe that children need to be educated about the importance of the natural world and show them how to sustain natural resources, use products wisely and understand the impact we have on the world we live in.  We will focus on making a difference wherever we can, from the Coordination Unit through to the Educators’ homes.
  • We believe in the Early Years Learning Framework and uphold the ideas of Belonging, Being and Becoming as a way to create holistic approaches towards every child in care.

Contact us to find out all about our educators in your local area.

Angel Long Day Care is a purpose built 45 place long day care centre.

Operation Hours are 7am-6pm, 50 weeks per year (two week closure over the Christmas period) The Nest caters for children aged 0-2 years (12 babies per day) The Explorer Room caters for children aged 2-3.5 years (13 children per day) The Inventor Room caters for children aged 3.5-5 years (20 children per day) The centre provides all meals through a catering company called Kids Gourmet Foods.

Nappies are also provided by the centre.   Contact us for more information.

Loftus Kindergarten & Child Care Centre is a well established Boutique size Early Learning Centre, who has been in the community for over 25 years. We accommodate the needs of infants through to preschool aged children in a caring and nurturing learning environment.

We are passionate about providing meaningful learning programs to encourage children to become lifelong learners who are curious and excited about the wonderful world we live in. Our dedicated and caring educators will guide them throughout their journey of exploration, imagination, creativity and play.

We are located in the Sutherland Shire, in the suburb of Loftus walking distance to all local transport. We are open 50 weeks a year and our opening hours are from 7:15am to 6:00pm.  Contact us for more information.

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.

It is a 9 week program called 'Mind Body and Me!' The program consists of: Yoga, Zumba, Meditation, Pilates, Stranger Danger Classes (Karate Shapes), tactile objects and movement activities with the assistance of our fantastic and interactive puppets.

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: or on 0422475780.

Play Safe Learning Take advantage of our *FREE IPAD OFFER!

The PlaySafeLearning curriculum, immerses the children in a world of creative, cognitive play and physical challenges. We have a dedicated Sports and Dance Tots program to help improve fine and gross motor skills, the renowned Reading Eggs, Maths Seeds and ELLA language programs have been implemented into our Pre-School routine and our curriculum and experiences for all ages help support the mental health and social development of each child.

At PlaySafeLearning we welcome every child as a very special and important member of our family. Our Educators not only come with several years of experience, but they are caring, patient, nurturing and friendly. We would be honoured for you to join our family in providing your little ones with the very best start in life.

With our free trial, why not come and see for yourself!

*Terms and Conditions: Limited offer only, valid while spots are available. Ipad provided after 6 weeks of enrolment. Minimum 2 days enrolment to be eligible.   Contact us.

Debbie Yuille Speech Pathologist is a dedicated paediatric speech pathology practice specialising in assessment and treatment of speech and language difficulties in children. Speech therapy is offered at Loftus and at Central Paediatrics in Stanmore. 

Debbie is passionate about helping every child achieve their potential. 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 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.

La Burp Kids
 For the month of March 2020 La Burp Kids will be offering a FREE Spalding Hi Bounce Ball with ALL order over $20 placed on our website 

The FREE Hi Bounce Balls are available while stocks last. 

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:

At Kindarama we pride ourselves on our Programs.  One of our Programs is called - Wellbeing Curriculum focuses on Health, Physical Exercise, Hygiene and Safety.  This curriculum runs similarly to our school readiness curriculum however it included our personalised Sports Skills Program that runs for 2 terms per year.  The children participate in learning skills from 5 sports across the year and learn to utilise these skills in game situations.  We focus on the main gross motor skills that children will use when joining school aged sports programs at school.

In the alternate terms, the children spend the allocated time focusing on healthy eating, the importance of hygiene and also discussing and learning about keeping safe in all situations.

These curriculum's will hopefully guide families during the year to also be working with their child at home on similar topics in the lead up to school.  A child who has their family and teachers working collaboratively will benefit greatly and feel more supported in their development and skills.  Contact us for more nformation.

Wyralla Road Kindergarten
We are very excited to share that we have been nominated as a Finalist in the Australian Small Business Awards 2020. 

We will be heading out into the community to visit the local school, retirement village and parks. We are passionate about our environment, so as part of Clean Up Australia Day Wyralla will be cleaning up the local reserve.

Stay tuned for details if you wish to join us.  

At MummyMeTime  we don’t just care for children, we support families right across the Sutherland Shire and beyond, including shift workers and families with special needs. We’re also a Government Approved In Home Childcare Provider for families who are eligible for rebated in home childcare, plus NDIS is also supported through our service.

At Mummymetime we provide experienced, qualified Carers in your own home & can even take your children to activities.  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; and families & children under stress or sickness for whom traditional childcare just doesn’t work

MummyMeTime makes it easy for you to keep your plans without the last minute worry of who will be caring for your child. 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 or Facebook @mummymetime. To find out more or make a booking, email

Talking Heads Speech Pathology 
Does your child need to build their attention skills?

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN - Attention Boost – Small Group Program


Children with:

  • Autism;
  • Severe attention difficulties;
  • Social and emotional difficulties;
  • Severe language difficulties .


  • Ages 3-8 years old;
  • Can be verbal or non-verbal;
  • Severe attention difficulties;
  • Severe social difficulties (e.g. poor joint attention, poor eye contact, isolated play, diffs turn taking or taking part in activity)
  • Can have a diagnosis of Autism but, no diagnosis required to take part in the group;
  • Committed parents willing to attend 3 sessions per week for 9 weeks.

Group program is aimed to increase a child’s ability to:

  • Build shared attention;
  • Increase focus to one that is adult led;
  • Increase nonverbal and verbal communication .


  • Parent training
  • Fun and engaging program;
  • Innovative approach;
  • Creating positive social interactions and connection.

3x 30 minute sessions per week, for 9 weeks ($50/30 minute group session)   Contact us

Gran Nannies

At Gran Nannies, we are a boutique Sutherland Shire only Introduction & Booking Agency who make it very easy for you to make plans, appointments, go to that concert you have been dying to see or to just simply take a night off with your loved one. You can even book a whole weekend away!

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

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

You can visit our website at or jump on our Facebook page @GranNanniesBabysitting to take a look at our happy client reviews. We hope to hear from you soon.

Kindyhub    Beginning Kindergarten can be an anxious time for children and parents alike. Use Kindyhub to put families’ minds at ease.

Starting kindy can involve children being anxious and scared and parents can feel the same way. There can be separation anxiety, the stress of making new friends, a new environment to deal with, and a new daily routine.

It’s not just the children that are worried – it can be a time of stress for parents too. Is your little one going to be happy? Is this the best kindergarten for them? Are they having their snacks / meals / naps on time? Are the children doing activities at kindy that are beneficial and most importantly, are they having fun!?

 Read more here  KINDYHUB SPECIAL OFFER  Any new services that sign up to Kindyhub before 31st March 2020, will receive 20% off their monthly invoices for 6 months.

Experience Kindyhub first hand and see how our features can assist your services and families.   Click here to book a demonstration or free trial


Kids and Poisons

In New South Wales, every year thousands of children need medical care for poisoning from products commonly found in and around the home. Most accidental poisonings occur to children younger than five, with children aged one to three at greatest risk.

Why are children more likely to be poisoned?

Young children are exploring their world and will put anything in their mouths. They also like to imitate what others do, including taking medications.

What can be poisonous to your child?

Medicines, cleaning, laundry, gardening and car products, insecticides, perfumes, paint, plants, insects and many others.

How can you prevent a poisoning?

  • Store medicines and chemicals out of sight and reach of children, at least 1.5 metres off the ground and in a locked child resistant container.
  • Use medicines and chemicals safely. Follow given instructions and return them to safe storage immediately after use. 
  • Buy products in child resistant containers and use child resistant locks on cupboards or cabinets that store poisons. You can buy these at many hardware stores. 
  • Ensure all products are stored in original containers and are clearly labelled. Regularly dispose of unwanted and out of date medicines by taking them to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal. 
  • Don't call medicines 'lollies'. 
  • Check that the plants in your garden are not poisonous
For more information on the prevention of poisoning, call Kids Health, The Children's Hospital at Westmead on (02) 9845 3585.

First Aid for poisoning

Swallowed poison
Do not try to make the patient vomit.
Pick up the container and take to the telephone.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Poison on the skin
Remove contaminated clothing, taking care to avoid contact with the poison.
Flood the skin with cool running water.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Poison in the eye
Flood the eye with water from a cup, jug or slowly running tap.
Continue for 10-15 minutes, holding the eyelids open.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Inhaled poison
Get the person to fresh air quickly without placing yourself at risk.
Open doors and windows wide, if safe to do so.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Other reasons to call the Poisons Information Centre
To obtain correct first aid advice for poisoning or bites and stings.  To answer any questions you may have about preventing a poisoning, first aid for a poisoning and information about the toxicity of products and plants.

Dispose of "out of date" and unwanted materials responsibly. A free and safe disposal service is periodically provided through the CleanOut program. To find out about the next CleanOut event in your area contact your local council, telephone the Environment Line on 131 555, or visit  Extract from

Disclaimer: This is for education purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. 
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