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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


 
MARCH 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 resource is about kids and poisons, including types of poising, poison information number and helpful tips to keep your little ones safe from poisoning as well as some quick suggestions to help if you find your child has been exposed to poison a must read for every family.

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

The Children's Preschool    We are a small, family owned and loved centre, offering a bespoke early education and care service. Our program is guided by the Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF), ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’.

We are open 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, during NSW school terms, providing education and care for 39 children aged 3 to 5 years.    

We believe in a community approach towards children’s learning and celebrate the ‘here and now’ in children’s lives, nurturing who they are becoming.

Our educators hope to provide a loving and secure relationship with every child, giving families a sense of community and leaving their children with extended family.

Our play based educational program centres on empowering children with life skills to be respectful and be responsible. Our vision that children develop empathy, learn to be compassionate, respect difference, promote equality and live happy and healthy lives towards a sustainable future for themselves and others in their journey as young global citizens.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member of our TCP Community so please contact us


All Areas Family Day Care was established in 2013.  It is a new approved service catering to the needs of the community to provide quality home-based child care in all of the Greater Sydney Suburbs.

Our Vision:  Creating a Community of Families.  “United We Grow”
Philosophy Statement: All Areas Family Day Care statement of philosophy will guide our interactions with children, Educators, staff, parents and the community.

We Believe:

  • We believe in fostering the relationships children have with their family.  We acknowledge that the family is the most important connection a child has and support them in their individual desires for their child’s care, development and learning.  We encourage all families to become involved in their child’s program on a regular basis.  
  • We value the unique care opportunities that Family Day Care provides to the community and the need to offer families high quality and flexible care for their children.
  • We understand the importance and value of play in a child’s development and acknowledge that play enables children to enjoy, participate, learn, practice, experiment and learn new skills.
  • We believe in embracing the cultural diversity of the community we live in, where values, rights are respected and understanding and empathy are encouraged.  We acknowledge that cultural diversity relates to gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, customs, beliefs, backgrounds and experiences.
  • We believe that children need to be educated about the importance of the natural world and show them how to sustain natural resources, use products wisely and understand the impact we have on the world we live in.  We will focus on making a difference wherever we can, from the Coordination Unit through to the Educators’ homes.
  • We believe in the Early Years Learning Framework and uphold the ideas of Belonging, Being and Becoming as a way to create holistic approaches towards every child in care.

Contact us to find out all about our educators in your local area.


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. Family Day Care offers flexible hours, overnight care, weekend care and Before & After school care.

Contact us for more information.


Dooral Early Learning Centre  Now accepting enrolments for 2020 and beyond

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


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 
From the moment you walk through the doors at Learning Blocks Dural you will be impressed with the Brand-New education and care service.  Located next to Bunnings at 242 New Line Rd Dural.  The centre has 6 rooms enabling educators to be able to provide greater focus on your child and ensure they grow to feel as though it were their home away from home.

Sensory Room (0-2 Years Old)
The centre caters for babies, 0-2 years old.  Our Cot rooms provides babies a comforting and relaxing space for sleep and rest in a quiet, safe and easily supervised rooms.  The sensory rooms also provide safe and engaging indoor play spaces which allow our educators to create multiple experiences in different areas to foster each individual babies holistic development. Educators ensure a strong focus on responsiveness to babies individual needs and create a care environment that supports opportunities to bond with your child. Educators are nurturing and focus on building trust to ensure babies feel safe, secure and loved.

Discovery (2-3 Years Old)
Developmentally the children in this age group will enjoy their environment and we have created play spaces appropriate to their age group.  Our environments are aimed at promoting curiosity and exploration so that children skills can emerge and develop at their own pace. Educators use intentional teaching practices and scaffold children’s learning so they can reach their full potential. Toilet training is supported in collaboration with families to ensure their child is successful in reaching this important milestone. At this stage of development, children begin to form friendships and significant skills and interest begin to emerge. Educators are focused on fostering and cultivating children’s skills, interest and culture, as they move forward in their journey through preschool.

 Adventure (3- 6 Years Old)
As children progress through their early years and reach preschool age they begin to demonstrate greater independence and express their individuality in a range of meaningful ways. The Adventure preschool room is designed and resourced to provide opportunities for children to practice and build on their existing skills and interests. Children engage in a range of play based learning experiences (guided by the Early Years Learning Framework) to discover new understandings, to learn about themselves and make meaning of their world. Educators have a strong focus on ensuring children’s smooth transition to school by supporting learning experiences, rich in literacy and numeracy, and most importantly, to support children’s social and emotional skills so children may transition toward kindergarten with a strong and positive disposition toward learning and sustaining meaningful relationships.

Indoor and Outdoor Play Spaces
Our indoor and outdoor play spaces which has been newly built are extremely engaging for each age group.  Some highlights include open spaces, sandpits, bike track, Pirate ship in the sensory play area, tepee and a cubby house with climbing areas and slide.  These areas enable educators to create play experiences that challenge and promote exploration.

Our cubby house in the Adventure play area coupled with our log climbing structure is a fun activity that allow children to play, learn and improve gross motor skills, coordination and balance whilst they play with new found friends. 

Contact us for more information.


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

Experience Kindyhub first hand and see how our features can assist your services and families.   Click here to book a demonstration or free trial


PARENT INFORMATION

Kids and Poisons

In New South Wales, every year thousands of children need medical care for poisoning from products commonly found in and around the home. Most accidental poisonings occur to children younger than five, with children aged one to three at greatest risk.

Why are children more likely to be poisoned?

Young children are exploring their world and will put anything in their mouths. They also like to imitate what others do, including taking medications.

What can be poisonous to your child?

Medicines, cleaning, laundry, gardening and car products, insecticides, perfumes, paint, plants, insects and many others.

How can you prevent a poisoning?

  • Store medicines and chemicals out of sight and reach of children, at least 1.5 metres off the ground and in a locked child resistant container.
  • Use medicines and chemicals safely. Follow given instructions and return them to safe storage immediately after use. 
  • Buy products in child resistant containers and use child resistant locks on cupboards or cabinets that store poisons. You can buy these at many hardware stores. 
  • Ensure all products are stored in original containers and are clearly labelled. Regularly dispose of unwanted and out of date medicines by taking them to your nearest pharmacy for safe disposal. 
  • Don't call medicines 'lollies'. 
  • Check that the plants in your garden are not poisonous
For more information on the prevention of poisoning, call Kids Health, The Children's Hospital at Westmead on (02) 9845 3585.

First Aid for poisoning

Swallowed poison
Do not try to make the patient vomit.
Pick up the container and take to the telephone.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Poison on the skin
Remove contaminated clothing, taking care to avoid contact with the poison.
Flood the skin with cool running water.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Poison in the eye
Flood the eye with water from a cup, jug or slowly running tap.
Continue for 10-15 minutes, holding the eyelids open.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Inhaled poison
Get the person to fresh air quickly without placing yourself at risk.
Open doors and windows wide, if safe to do so.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

Other reasons to call the Poisons Information Centre
To obtain correct first aid advice for poisoning or bites and stings.  To answer any questions you may have about preventing a poisoning, first aid for a poisoning and information about the toxicity of products and plants.

Dispose of "out of date" and unwanted materials responsibly. A free and safe disposal service is periodically provided through the CleanOut program. To find out about the next CleanOut event in your area contact your local council, telephone the Environment Line on 131 555, or visit www.cleanout.com.au  Extract from www.chw.edu.au

Disclaimer: This is for education purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or other health professional to make sure this information is right for your child. 
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