Connect Preschool Engadine limited vacancies enrol now for 2020
Engadine Kindy Castle  limited vacancies enrol now

Kindy Fun Caringbahare taking enrolments for the rest of this year and wait list for 2020

Sydney Montessori Schoolhave New Long Day Care Hours.  7am – 6pm:  Places available! Due to the popularity of our great  Parent Toddler Program for 0-3 years. we now have an additional day. Wednesday-Friday from 9.30-11.30am during school term.

Mayflower Preschool  is taking enrolments for 2020. Come and join us at our preschool for 3-5 year olds during school terms, open from 8am -4pm. Rated Exceeding under the National Quality Framework. Please call 95287763 for more information.

Kindarama    Taking enrolments for 2020. 
Lee's Learning Centre enrol now and receive TWO weeks of free childcare!!!   New Family incentive!  Enrol and start before 30th of September 2019 to receive two weeks of free childcare. Terms and conditions apply**  Contact us to discuss today.

Oyster Bay 
The Point Preschool  Vacancies for 2020
We have some vacancies for children aged 4 years or in their year before school to start at The Point Preschool in 2020. These vacancies are in our 3 day group Wednesday - Friday from 9am - 3pm. Please contact us via email if you'd like to enrol

Little Branches Early Education Centre has limited vacancies in the preschool room - ENROL before 7 October 2019 and receive 1 free day of childcare per week, valued at over $6,000 per year *Terms and conditions apply.
We are taking enrolments for 2020, enquire now to book in for a tour email or call 9544 7644. 

Taren Point
Kindy Fun  are taking enrolments for the rest of this year and wait list for 2020


Sunday 27 October 2019
30 Waratah St  Kirrawee  NSW  2232
From 10am to 2.00pm
Come and join the fun and see our lovely centre.



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
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
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
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
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

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


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. For some parents/carers, it can be difficult to working out whether your child is ready and how to get started. We hope our parent resource will give you some tips.

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.


Engadine Early Learning Centre is a boutique 32 place centre, with passionate educators who implement curriculums in accordance with National Quality Standards an d Early Learning Years Framework.

The centre is open 7am to 6pm we provides 5 meals per day, Nappies, creams and Formula for babies. The centre is family operated, and focus on providing a home like environment.  

The outdoor area has natural shade from a large Elk tree which encourages beautiful birds to call it home. A School readiness program is implemented focusing on skills to transition children to school.  Learning occurs through play, both intentionally and spontaneously.  Contact us for more information.

Laugh and Learn Early Learning Centre, a new purpose built child care centre conveniently located in Miranda.   We care for children from birth to school age and operate from 7am-6pm.  Contact us for more information

Oyster Bay Preschool is licensed by the department of community services for 27 children per day aged from 2 to 5 years and we have a three-year accredited status.     The preschool is open between the hours of 7.00am and 6.00pm. We are opened during school holidays, however we close for public holidays and for two weeks over Christmas.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our beautiful preschool so please contact us for more information.

Kindy Fun - Taren Point  We are a family run centre, we cater for children from 0-6 years and are open from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year (closed over Christmas).

At our centre we offer:

  • Fully qualifiied and trained, experienced staff;
  • School readiness program;
  • 3 separate rooms for children 0-2, 2-3 years and 3-5 years;
  • Separate outdoor play areas for children 0-2 years and 2-5 years;
  • We provide all meals and snacks;
  • All nappies;
  • All linen for 0-2 year olds;
  • A caring environment for all children;

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful centre, feel free to drop in and discuss your child care needs or contact us.

Connect Preschool Engadine  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

Contact us for more information.

At Freckles Early Education Centre Loftus nothing matters more than providing your child with the best quality care and education.

We aim to achieve this at ALL times for your family by:

  • providing superior facilities, resources and equipment;
  • employing passionate highly qualified educators;
  • innovative age appropriate educational programs for children of all ages (across 3 rooms, nursery, junior preschool and preschool room);
  • specialised preschool program developed by highly qualified early childhood educators in consultation with local schools;
  • healthy and nutritious meals (which includes 5 meals a day, breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea, lunch and supper);
  • Freckles enrolment pack which includes a Freckles school bag, hat and drink bottle;
  • open Monday to Friday 7:30am-6:00pm.

Call us now to discuss your childcare needs on 9576 5748 or visit us

At Kindarama our team are passionate about providing the best quality care and education for each individual child in our service, bringing their various cultures together as one community.  Kindarama Long Day Care Centre aims to provide a journey of learning and discovery in the most comfortable, warm and modern environment.  Our total learning experience challenges the children’s interests and skills across a wide range of educational and sporting experiences, whilst providing 4 separate age appropriate educational classrooms.

Our highly qualified and trained team implement a comprehensive School Readiness Curriculum to ensure all children at our Service have a positive start to formal schooling and are prepared for the next chapter of their education.  Our specifically designed and planned School Readiness Curriculum is implemented alongside our Wellbeing and Sports Curriculum to ensure a holistic approach to learning is provided for all children. 

At Kindarama we offer Extra-Curricular experiences for the children to become involved in to further develop their interests and skills such as Tennis Lessons and Mandarin Lessons.   Contact us for more information

The Point Preschool   Playground Renovation

We are so excited that the renovation to our outdoor learning environment is now finished. Our new learning space continues to reflect our deep respect of the land and nature and our commitment play outdoors. You can see some photos of this amazing space on our FaceBook page.

Shire Christian School   The Shire Prep early-learning program plays a significant part in the adjustment, nurturing and training of our children in what is, for many, their first learning experience outside of the home. 

At Shire Prep your child can learn to adjust and develop school readiness through play, language-based activities and other structured learning experiences. 

Because we are committed to provide a secure, supportive transition from home to school, you and your child experience the warm, friendly and nurturing atmosphere created by our staff and community.

There is strong research evidence that high-quality preschool education and qualified teachers improve a child’s language and cognitive development.
 Shire Prep is open between 8.45am and 2.45pm. It is a class for four and five year olds in the year before formal school entry. More information here.
Children must be four by the end of March in the year they commence at Shire Prep. Your child can be placed on the waiting list from their second birthday.  Contact us for more information. 

St George Montessori Early Learning Centre - Engadine
Our Centre is a bright, sunny two roomed daycare centre with wonderful facilities and enthusiastic Educators ready to both look after and educate your most precious asset!

  • Open Monday to Friday 7am - 6pm
  • Open 52 weeks of the year
  • Long day care and preschool 6 weeks - 6 years old
  • School readiness, computer, yoga and French lessons
  • Montessori Curriculum
  • Highly qualified and experience staff
  • Hot nutritious meals

We are confident that your child will have both a happy and rewarding time and that you will feel reassured your child is in a safe, loving and stimulating environment for those times when you cannot be with them.  We know they are everything to you, and we will make them everything to us too!  Contact us for more information.

Sylvanvale Clinical Services provides therapy services for people of all ages and abilities.  

We offer individual or group therapy services including:

•    Occupational Therapy
•    Individual Skills Development
•    Clinical Psychology
•    Counselling
•    Speech Pathology
•    Assessment and Training
•    Behaviour Support
•    Supported Playgroup

Speech Pathology.   Last week, 25 – 31 August 2019, was Speech Pathology Week. This week promoted the work done by Speech Pathologists with more than 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability that impacts their daily life.

Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listing, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a Speech Pathologist.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”. Speech Pathologists play an important role in enabling people with communication difficulties to realise their communication rights.

Sylvanvale employs two Speech Pathologists who have immediate capacity to see participants at a location of their choice at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rate.   If your child requires the support of a Speech Pathologist, please call Sylvanvale’s Customer Service Team on 1300 233 577 to make an appointment or Contact us for more information.

First Aid For You has been delivering courses that are designed to make you think, laugh and learn along the way.
We provide professional hands-on group training for 5 people or more.  WE COME TO YOU at home or at work, 7 days a week, conducting courses at a time that suits.
Delivering both accredited courses and information sessions in:

  • First Aid For Families ( 2 hours and perfect for all parents and carers of children)
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID001 Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • 22024VIC Emergency Management of Asthma
  • 22099VIC First aid management of Anaphylaxis

FAFY Trainers are dedicated, passionate, qualified mix of paramedics, nurses, medical specialists, child and adult educators BUT most importantly amazingly talented and experienced MUMS.

We also run First Aid for KIDS Workshops – a 1 hour interactive, fun and very informative first aid course just for 5 – 12yr olds. Are your Kids ready to be Superheroes and help save a life? 

Bookings are now available for School Incursions, Vacation and After Hour School Cares and private workshops.  For more information visit or call 1300 853 050

Apply Now For Care In 2020
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.

If you are seeking a childcare position in 2020, now is the time to apply.

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:
Childcare Information Session For Parents

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

Join Sutherland Shire Council at a Family Day Care Childcare Information Session: 9.30am, Saturday 12 October.


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

More than 200 children are currently enjoying small group care, nurturing environments and personalised play-based learning programs offered by Council’s 25 local Educators.

A parent recently said their Family Day Care Educator "has been an amazing part of my child's life. The environment, play equipment, educational program and care is just outstanding. I'm not sure as a parent I could've done better for him. We are so happy we found our Educator and she is able to care for my son in such an incredible way

Talking Heads Speech Pathology
Sunday Morning Speech Pathology Services Now Available!
Due to incredible demand for our services, Talking Heads Speech Pathology have opened new availabilities on a Sunday morning at our Kogarah clinic.

Only a few spaces remain!   Please contact our Kogarah clinic on 9553 1400

Peaceful Warriors: Yoga for Kids and Families  SPRING into September with us at our September Family Yoga Class!  

Kids, partners and grandparents ALL WELCOME for an hour of connecting with each other through yoga poses and games, mindfulness and relaxation and a whole lot of fun!

No need to bring anything, just your willingness to play! Best suited to children 2-10 years.
Pricing:  2 family members: $25     3+ family members $35

More information and bookings:

MummyMeTime is proud to be a Government Approved In Home Childcare Provider! That means 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 with sickness or childcare hours, 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 our Carers are highly qualified & experienced. 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 families at or on our Facebook page @mummymetime. To find out more or make a booking, contact Leanne day or night at  or 0415 402 133.

Learning Links
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. Groups currently run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

To find out more about our playgroup at Learning Links Oatley during Term 4, 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:


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.
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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