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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.

Cherrybrook
MindChamps Early Learning Cherrybrook check out our special offer!!

Middle Dural
Dooral Early Learning Centre limited vacancies enrol now.


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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
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
Cherry Bridge Station Castle Hill

Cherrybrook
Cherrybrook Community Pre-school 
MindChamps Early Learning Cherrybrook

Dural
Endeavour Early Education Dural
Learning Blocks Child Care Centre 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

Thornleigh  
Normanhurst West Community Preschool


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

St George Local Child Care

Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

Inner West Local Child Care

Parramatta Local Child Care

Camden Macarthur Local Child Care

Liverpool/Fairfield Local Child Care

Western Sydney Local Child Care

Canterbury/Bankstown 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


 
FEBRUARY 2020

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 make the right choice for you and your family when selecting child care.

This month’s parent/carer resource about transitioning to school.    Starting school is an exciting time for your child and family.   Our resource will give you some tips and hints to help this important transition.  Read more below.

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

Dooral Early Learning Centre  Now accepting 2020 Enrolments

Dooral Early Learning Centre is conveniently located on Old Northern Road in Middle Dural.

6 weeks to 6 years long day care and vacation care

Open 7.00am to 6.00pm

  • Comprehensive school readiness program
  • Healthy meals prepared in the centres kitchen
  • Hat and nappies provided
  • Highly qualified educators
  • Natural play based educational programs

774 Old Northern Road, Middle Dural   PH: 96539966 or 0404223060   f: @dooralearlylearningcentre   w: www.dooralelc.com.au


Welcome to Little Fishes Swim School our award winning Swim School in Oakhurst. We are a family business and have created a friendly, welcoming environment for children and parents.

At Little Fishes, while our friendly Austswim and CRP qualified instructors are teaching your children to swim, we offer our parents the choice of watching your children’s lessons from the comfort of our air conditioned coffee lounge & play area, or from seats right at the edge of the pool.

Little Fishes Swim School classes provide children with water familiarisation, water confidence and stroke technique as well as swim to survive for children aged from 6 months. Our swim school is endorsed by Royal Life Saving Australia, Austswim and Swim Australia. 
We look forward to welcoming you and your children to Little Fishes Swim School. 


MindChamps Early Learning Cherrybrook    2 weeks free for you!
Enrol with MindChamps before 31 March and receive 2 weeks free childcare plus pay zero bond*

The world is changing and childcare needs to change with it. Developed with the latest Australian research in education, psychology, neuroscience and theatre the MindChamps’ approach connects all areas of child development to create a holistic early learning experience.

MindChamps Early Learning Centres and Preschools’ philosophy is based on instilling three critical minds – the Champion Mind, the Learning Mind and the Creative Mind – into every child, to foster future success in school and in life.

Our unique approach to Early Learning offers the strongest foundations for children from 0-6 years to prepare them for the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

MindChamps’ proven curriculum creates confident, compassionate life-long learners with the best chance of success in all areas of life.

Ensure your child reaches their full potential. Book a tour today to learn more about our unique programmes and approach!

Each new Champ will receive an enrolment pack valued at up to $280!

Our Champs get:

A MindChamps bomber jacket
A bucket hat
Our MindChamps backpack
Two school uniforms (for our pre-schoolers)
A complimentary Stay & Play Session (up to 2 hours)

Book a tour today at https://au.mindchamps.org/2-weeks-free/


Little Bunnies Childcare Centre 

Contact us today for more information and enrollment in 2020! Phone: 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 2020!

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.


Learning Blocks Child Care Centre Dural 
Located at 242 New Line Road Dural on the way to the city, this centre is a 79 Place brand new centre catering for 0-6 proposed to open soon.

We are a family owned Early Learning Centre.   We aspire to “offer the best care in the suburbs we operate and create a nurturing environment for you and your child’s individual needs.”   Our focus is to provide individualised care for your child that will meet your families’ specific needs.

Contact us for more information.


Kindyhub    Starting Kindergarten
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

KINDYHUB SPECIAL OFFER
Any new services that signs up to Kindyhub before 31st March 2020, will receive 20% off their monthly invoices for 6 month.

Contact us on hello@kindyhub.com.au or 02 89167422 to set-up an on-line demonstration or have your own trial account set-up so you experience Kindyhub first hand, and see how our features can assist your services and families.
SPECIAL OFFER CODE - LOCALCC20%


Learning Links 
Learning Links offers a range of professional assessments at our Bella Vista Learning Centre to support your child’s learning in 2020, or their NDIS plan.

Assessments can focus on cognitive ability/IQ, academic skills, dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, behavioural, speech and language, and fine and gross motor skills.

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, an assessment can be the first step in understanding these challenges so the right supports can be put in place.

The report from a formal assessment can also be used to support your child’s NDIS plan, and long-term goals. 

Learning Links has over 47 years’ experience in helping kids learn. Our mission is to provide children who have learning difficulties with the skills, services and family support to empower them to reach their full potential.

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

Frontrunner Learning Centres

If your child is struggling with learning at pre-school, find out more about our free assessment:

Book online at: https://frl-centres.cliniko.com/bookings#location
PARENT INFORMATION

Transition to school

Starting school is an exciting milestone for your child and family. All of you will be experiencing changes as your child settles into a new learning environment, develops new friendships, and spends time with new teachers.

Preparing your child for their transition to school prepares them for future learning and development.

Is your child ready for school?

Being school ready is not dependent on whether your child can read and write. Being school ready is about the whole child. When deciding on the right time for your child to start school, it’s important to consider a range of factors, including your child’s age, emotional maturity, language skills, social skills, physical wellbeing and their ability to undertake simple self-help tasks independently.

If your child is attending an early childhood education and care service, speak to the educators about your child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and seek their views on how to best support their transition to school. Ask the educators about the transition to school strategy they have at the service.

You can also speak with the principal of the school your child may attend. Most schools support your child as they transition to school, through an orientation program, made up of visits to the school and spending time with the kindy teachers and other children.

How can you help prepare your child for beginning school?

  • Talk positively and confidently about starting and attending school
  • Speak with your child about the change in their daily routine, how will they get to school, what time they have to get up in the morning and what they will have in their lunch box
  • Visit the school with your child before they start so they’re familiar with the classrooms, playground equipment, bubblers, toilets, sick bay etc.
  • Meet the teachers that may be working with your child and speak about them positively to your child
  • Tell your child about support systems that the school offers e.g. if there is a buddy system where an older child supports your child in their first year of school
  • Read books together about starting school
  • Be involved in your child’s school community e.g. participating in playgroups, orientation days
    or other social gatherings like school fetes and welcome barbecues
  • Attend school events such as the book week parade, an assembly or school concert
  • Develop good relationships with other parents, especially other parents of your child’s friends
  • Establish good attendance patterns for your child
  • Develop family routines at home to support your child’s learning at school e.g. read with your child each night, help them with any homework etc.

How can your early childhood education and care service support your child’s transition to school?

Both you and your child’s educator at their service play a significant role in supporting a successful transition to school. It’s important that your child’s individual needs are considered carefully to ensure that the transition process is positive and effective.

There are a range of transition to school experiences that many services can, and do, implement to support children transitioning to school. Some examples include:

  • Talking to children about school, and encouraging them to ask questions or voice their concerns
  • Arranging visits to local primary schools to meet kindy teachers and tour the setting
  • Inviting school students to visit the service to talk about what school is like
  • Reading stories about starting school
  • Including school props, such as uniforms, bags, lunch boxes, and chalk boards in dramatic play areas
  • Support children to develop their self-help and social skills through every day routine activities such as meal times when children will practice using lunch boxes and drink bottles
  • Providing literacy items such as reading and writing materials in everyday play activities

How can you help your child settle into school?

The following suggestions may help you to support your child to settle comfortably and confidently into school:

  • Say goodbye confidently – saying a quick, confident goodbye may help them to feel secure and reassured that you trust that they will be okay at school.
  • Label your child’s belongings - labelling everything, including clothing, can help reduce anxiety for children, school staff and yourself. At school, children are responsible for their belongings and labels can help them with this.
  • Communicate with your child – take time to tell your child what might be happening at school that day, and in the afternoon, ask your child about their day. This is a great way to build confidence, and to find out how they are feeling as they settle in. If you have any concerns talk with your child’s teacher, who will provide further insight to their day.
  • Avoid overloading your child – when children begin school, they tire easily. It may be worth considering fewer extracurricular activities such as swimming, music or dance lessons, until they adjust to their new routine.
For more information visit https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/other-resources/factsheets/transition-to-school
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