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VACANCIES

Covering all areas
All Areas Family Day Care educators wanted/educators available. 
Baulkham Hills Family Day Care educators available

Baulkham Hills  
Little Bunnies Childcare Centre  enrol now! All five days are available!   Call us and book a centre visit today! 02 9639 4478.

Middle Dural
Dooral Early Learning Centreenrol now for 2019 and beyond


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CHILD CARE DIRECTORY

Covering all areas
All Areas Family Day Care 
Baulkham Hills Family Day Care

Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills Family Day Care
Hillsong Child Care Centre
Little Bunnies Childcare Centre

Bella Vista
Explore & Develop Norwest

Castle Hill
Castle Grove Early Learning Centre
Kings Road Long Day Preschool

Cherrybrook
Cherrybrook Community Pre-school 
MindChamps Early Learning Cherrybrook

Dural
Endeavour Early Education Dural

Glenhaven
Rainbow Haven Kindergarten

Middle Dural
Dooral Early Learning Centre

Rouse Hill 
Rouse Hill Preschool Kindergarten 

Seven Hills
The Hills Little Learners Childcare Centre


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North Shore Local Child Care
Northern Beaches Local Child Care


 
AUGUST 2019

Welcome to The Hills 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 makethe right choice for you and your family when selecting child care.

This month’s parent resource is entitled “Wondering how you can help prepare your preschooler to learn how to read, spell and write?” brought to you by Sonia Bestulic.  Children’s Author, Founding Director Speech Pathologist from Talking Heads Speech Pathology and Podcaster of Chatabout Children.

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FEATURED SERVICES

Rainbow Haven Kindergarten
We are a privately owned long day care centre licensed for 88 children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Our play-based program is based on the children’s interests and we also encourage our families to share their experiences to further extend this program.

Centre Services Include:

  • Convenient opening hours for 7:00am – 6:30pm
  • Five individual rooms which allow staff to cater for specific age groups in a meaningful way
  • Fully qualified, friendly and caring staff including 6 Bachelor qualified teachers.
  • Delicious and nutritious meals provided for morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack
  • Daily diaries containing information about your child’s learning experiences conveniently delivered to your email inbox each day with photos, along with individual observation and personalised learning goals throughout the year.

Contact us for more information.


Rouse Hill Preschool Kindergarten
We cater for 0-6 years.   Open 6.30am - 6.30pm.  Provide hot lunch/ m tea and a/tea for the 0-3 year olds.   3-5 year olds bring their own food as part of our school readiness program.

Pre-school set on 3 acres, with natural shade trees, we have chickens and guinea pigs for the children to help look after. Vegetable gardens in all rooms.  

Interactive smart board and lap tops in the 3-5 year old rooms for the children and educators to develop their investigation skills and to foster a love of learning.  Contact us for more information.


Little Bunnies Childcare Centre 
Limited vacancies are available for 2019! 
Contact us today for more information! 02 9639 4478.

We have received a number of good feedback from our families this year who are very happy with us and this is a big encouragement for our team to continuously improve our care and education for our children and families in 2019!

We look after and educate children from 2 to 6 years in a healthy and interactive learning environment.

Operating hours: 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, meals are provided and included in the daily fee. The meat is Halal certified and prepared freshly everyday. Meals with individual eating requirements are available and prepared fresh to meet families' expectations.  

Our ultimate goal is to provide a holistic support for all children in our community across different learning areas. Our team aims at helping children succeed based on their learning interests and strengths. 
 
Why choose Little Bunnies?

  • Affordable fees (Childcare Subsidy available)
  • Quality care and education programs
  • Strong Transition to School programs for preschool age children
  • Fresh and nutritious meals provided daily 
  • Experienced educators with passion in working with children and families
  • Highly engaging experiences and activities for children at all age groups
  • Open to Families' voices and suggestions
  • Flexible routines
  • Positive parent feedback

Contact us for more information.


Baulkham Hills Family Day Care
Are you looking for accredited, high quality and affordable child care in The Hills District?

Baulkham Hills Family Day Care (established 1979) has been rated as ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’ by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is available to eligible clients to assist with the cost of child care. Please visit Centrelink to determine your eligibility for Child Care Subsidy.

Family Day Care caters to children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. And offers small group education and care for a maximum of 4 children under school age, and 3 children over school age per registered Educator. Baulkham Hills Family Day Care services: Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Winston Hills, Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge, Bella Vista, Stanhope Gardens, Glenwood, Rouse Hill, Beaumont Hills and West Pennant Hills.

Family Day Care is facilitated in the nurturing home-like environment of registered Educators who are trained, supported and monitored by the professional staff at the Baulkham Hills Family Day Care Coordination Unit. 

Educators provide a fun, play-based educational program tailored to the individual interests and needs of each child. Family Day Care is governed by the Education and Care National Regulations & Law and the National Quality Standards including the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place Framework.

Family Day Care offers flexible hours, overnight care, weekend care and Before & After school care.
Contact us for more information.


Learning Links
If your child is showing signs that they struggle with learning, have social, emotional or behavioural issues, or are behind their peers with speech development or fine and gross motor skills, Learning Links is here to help.

We offer a range of assessments, including cognitive/IQ, academic skills, dyslexia, autism, ADHD, behavioural, speech and language, and occupational therapy. Our professionals can determine your child’s strengths, needs, preferred learning style and any appropriate interventions – an important first step in understanding how to best support them. Following each assessment, you’ll receive a comprehensive written report to outline results as well as recommendations for your child.

Bulk billing for psychological therapy is now available at our Bella Vista Learning Centre to help children struggling with anxiety and depression, social skills or making important transitions. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for weekday appointments 9.30am-2.30pm when referred by a GP under the Mental Health Care Plan - for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.

To find out more about assessments or psychological therapy, contact our friendly Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au. Our Bella Vista Learning Centre is located at 6a/7 Meridian Place Bella Vista NSW 2153

Frontrunner Learning Centres providing professional tutoring in Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale for over 17 years. Our tutors are here to see that our students Get in Front and Stay in Front.

This is a place where tutors encourage, motivate and make a really positive difference.
Of course our qualified tutors do more than just set tasks and correct the work. They engender a love of success in the now so that our students believe that they can achieve. Our tutors develop great attitudes that create great results.

That’s why we are successful educators.
Frontrunner Learning Centres offer an initial free diagnostic educational assessment so you know exactly what your child needs in tuition. We facilitate real learning for school-aged children with the fundamentals that they need most in school. Students receive professional and caring help them in Mathematics, English, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension, Grammar, Listening, Speaking and Writing.

With the active support of paediatricians, speech therapists, behavioural optometrists, dieticians and other health care professionals the Frontrunner tutors provide a caring environment that’s helps your child achieve her or his own personal best and really enjoy success.

An integral service Frontrunner Learning Centres offer is Readbetter with
Contact us for more information www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au 
or www.frlc.com.au 


PARENT INFORMATION

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
Catalogues
Story books
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

Coloured counters
Fingers
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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