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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.

Dural
Endeavour Early Education Dural are currently running an 8 Weeks Free promotion for all new enrolments * conditions apply so don’t delay Ph: 9651 3418

Middle Dural
Dooral Early Learning Centreenrol now for 2019
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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

Annangrove
Annangrove Preschool Kindergarten

Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills Family Day Care
Fern Gully Child Care Centre
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


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


 
JULY 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 we have some useful advise from www.firstaidforyou.com.au, entitled  Breaks, Fractures & First Aid.   Helpful information should you find yourself confronted with such situation and have to diagnose a broken or fractured arm.

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FEATURED SERVICES

Hillsong Child Care Centre is a high quality Early Childhood Service established to serve the needs of our local community. At Hillsong Child Care Centre we embrace the implementation of the “Early Years Learning Framework” for Australia with key learning outcomes for children.

Our christian environment promotes collaborative partnerships with our families in secure respectful relationships to foster all aspects of children’s development. Support for families is provided in recognising strengths and skills. Links are embraced with our local community partners to promote best outcomes for children and families.

We look forward to hearing from you!  Contact us for more information.


Hillsong City Care - Strengthening Families is a community based initiative that helps families get access to the services they need. Strengthening families provides educational programs, including playgroups to equip parents with positive parenting skills and gather parents in the same season of life to engage with and encourage one another.

A weekly educative program for children aged 0-5 years with a parent/carer; includes morning tea & an age appropriate program and opportunity for friendship.  Cost: $5.00 per family per session.

Playgroup meets Wednesdays from 10.30am-12 noon during the school term at the Hills Campus 1-5 Solent Circuit Baulkham Hills.  We also have other playgroups running at other locations Sydney wide.

For more information please visit our website or 1300 535353 or like us on facebook.


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.


Koorana Child & Family Services provide integrated early education and intervention services for children's growth and needs.   Koorana supports all children aged 0-18 years in the Sydney area. 

Koorana offers a range of intervention and therapy services delivered by:   

•    Occupational therapists; 
•    Speech pathologists; 
•    Physiotherapists; 
•    Behaviour Support Specialists; 
•    Psychologists;  
•    Specialist teachers and; 
•    Social Workers.   

At Koorana you will have access to an expert team of experienced therapists who will work together on a transdisciplinary (children aged 0 – 6 years) or multidisciplinary (young people aged 7 – 18 years) approach to deliver the best possible outcomes for your child.  Koorana are a registered NDIS provider and can process Medicare treatment plans as well as private health fund rebates.

No referral is needed to access Koorana’s services. Families can simply contact us on (02) 8321 9600 to speak to one of our friendly intake officers.  


Little Bunnies Childcare Centre 
Thanks for visiting our page of Little Bunnies CC!
Enrolment for 2020 is open now, please contact us today to make an inquiry and book a centre visit! 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 2019!
We look after and educate children from 2 to 6 years in a safe 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 is 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.



Little Fishes Swim School 

Party Information
 A pool party where you don’t have to worry about cold weather or rainy days … and where the water is always   warm!

 Little Fishes Swim School is available to hire for your child’s birthday party or any occasion that requires an   indoor centre on a Friday night, Saturday or Sunday throughout the year.
 Party Times:

  •  Friday: 7:30pm- 9:30pm  (No extension permitted)
  • Saturday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (with an option to extend for 1/2 hour for an additional fee)
  • Sunday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm (with an option to extend for 1/2 hour for an additional fee)

 Strict finish times apply to all parties.    Other times may be available upon request, please discuss your requirements with us.

Costs:

  • $250.00 (Friday night Booking only)
  • $250.00 for 2-hour hire (Saturday and Sunday)
  • $55.00 per half hour after the first two hours
  • ​Public Holidays a surcharge of $60 applies to all bookings)

Pool hire includes:
- Exclusive use of the centre (pool, grounds and car park) for your party. There’s plenty of space outside for a jumping castle or other rides.
– Maximum of 30 children
– Free use of equipment for games and activities (floating mats, water basketball game, dive sticks, kickboards, noodles) Excludes platforms in pool. 
– Use of hot showers and change rooms
– Use of tables and chairs, fridge, freezer and microwave oven

Catering:  
We can arrange access to cafe items if required, payment on consumption.   You are more than welcome to cater for the party yourself. You can also pick up your party food from McDonalds, Red Rooster, Oporto or Domino’s Pizza who are all just around the corner.   Contact us for more information.


Readiness group for parents and carers.   Vision Australia’s Readiness groups have been developed by, and are led by, our specialist staff including:

•             Occupational Therapists
•             Speech Pathologists
•             Assistive Technology Specialists
•             Orientation & Mobility Specialists
•             Counsellors

Education in the early stage of life is the foundation for independence, inclusion and employment.   So much of a child’s learning is through incidental visual learning and occurs with family. Children who experience a vision impairment learn less by watching others and more through fun and accessible play activities.

Vision Australia’s Readiness groups for parents and carers have been specifically developed to help you build the skills and knowledge needed to support your child to be successful in the home environment and the community, now and in the future.

The groups will include educational sessions for parents/carers about the child development areas they identify as important for their children. These sessions will focus on supporting parents and carers to implement key strategies to support their child at home and in the community with life skills, independence and social inclusion.

Click here to find full details or contact Us 1300 847 466 Email
PARENT INFORMATION

Breaks, Fractures & First Aid

It is all too often that we see children, while playing, fall down and as a result break or fracture their arm, or wrist. Some sage advice from Mary Dawes, Director of First Aid For You – www.firstaidforyou.com.au is offered below, should parents find themselves confronted with such situation and have to diagnose a broken or fractured arm.

While there is no doubt you will see your child fall countless times whilst playing, basic first aid has the potential to turn the situation around and identify the extent to a child’s injury.

Remember that although many play areas are covered with soft bedding below, it is still extremely easy for a child who falls from a height break a bone or cause a hairline fracture.
Most fractures occur within the arm because children will often place their hands in front of them to break the fall.

Here is a list of some of the telltale signs that your child has broken a bone;

  • If a snap or loud grinding sound is heard, it is an indication that the child has broken a bone
  • There will be deformity, swelling, bruising and pain around the area that is injured
  • It will be painful for your child to move or place pressure on this area – ‘guarding/ protecting their arm from others touching it or from them using it’

The following steps should be followed, should your child experience a fall, injuring their arm;

  • Immediately remove the child from any danger
  • Check the injured area for swelling, bruising or deformity
  • Never apply pressure to a broken limb- simply keep the limb in a position of comfort
  • Seek medical advice as soon as possible

“Supervision is key to minimising the chances a child having a fall and it only takes a split second for this to happen while a child is busy playing.

The severity of the fall your child takes is a big indication to the type of injury in which they may have,” adds Mary.

Do a sight – sweep of all areas of play, looking at the potential hazards and the high places children may jump from before letting your child play.

Educate toddlers and older children of the dangers of jumping from high places and climbing on outdoor equipment. Importantly, explain to children that if they were to fall, they could find themselves in a lot of pain, and they should call for help immediately. Remind them to stay calm, without moving the injured area too much.

Please note, these tips and advice are not substitute for first aid knowledge. A first aid course- especially one dedicated to children’s first aid  - such as the First Aid For Kids course will equip your and your kids with the skills needed in such an emergency and you will be grateful you spent the time learning the vital skills.
The Hills Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.hillschildcare.com.au
email: info@hillschildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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