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 www.freckleschildcare.com.au
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
• 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.
Bookings are now available for School Incursions, Vacation and After Hour School Cares and private workshops. For more information visit www.firstaidforyou.com.au or call 1300 853 050
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?
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: www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/childcare
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.
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
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.
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 www.talkingheads.net.au
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: https://www.peacefulwarriorkids.com.au/events
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 www.mummymetime.com.au 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 www.mummymetime.com.au or on our Facebook page @mummymetime. To find out more or make a booking, contact Leanne day or night at 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. 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: www.learninglinks.org.au/playgroup
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.