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VACANCIES

Belrose
Let's Play Daycare  enrol now for 2020

Brookvale
Explore & Develop Brookvale currently has availability in our Babies room for 2020. Go to our Instagram page to get an idea of environments.

Manly
Pine Street Kindergarten.  We have limited vacancies for 2020 with immediate start.  We are taking wait list for 2021 now.  

Warriewood
Inspire Early Learning Warriewood enrol now
mi kids limited vacancies, enrol now

CHECK OUT Local Job Vacancies


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This month you have a chance to win a $50 gift card.

For your chance to win simply email us with your contact details and tell us how you have used our site/facebook to go into the draw to win.  Good luck!

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS
CHILD CARE DIRECTORY 

Allambie Heights
Allambie Bush Kindy

Avalon
Avalon Beach House Preschool
Bear N Joey Long Day Care and Kindergarten Avalon

Balgowlah
Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah
Punchinello Kindergarten
Northside Preschool

Bayview
St Luke's Grammar School, Bayview Campus

Belrose
Belrose Early Learning Centre
Belrose Kindergarten 
Let's Play Daycare
St Stephens Belrose Kindergarten

Brookvale
Alpha Kids Academy Brookvale
Brookvale Early Learning Centre
Explore & Develop Brookvale
I STEAM Ahead Early Learning Centre
Warringah Mall Child Care Centre

Collaroy Plateau
Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten Inc.

Dee Why
Ekidna - Dee Why School of Early Learning 
St Luke's Grammar School Cottage Program 

Forestville
Forestville Montessori School

Frenchs Forest
Aurora Early Learning Centre - Frenchs Forest
Kindalin Early Childhood Learning Centre Frenchs Forest
Mimosa Kids

Freshwater
Explore & Develop Freshwater

Manly
Little Lane Early Learning Centre
Pine Street Kindergarten

Mona Vale
Jack and Jill Kindergarten

Narrabeen
Gumnut Kindergarten 

Newport
Bardo Road Kindergarten

Oxford Falls
Oxford Falls Early Learning Centre

Seaforth
Peacock Street Long Day Care
Peek-A-Boo Cottage
Seaforth Childcare

Terry Hills
Bindook Cottage
German International School Sydney 
Terrey Hills Community Kindergarten
Thinkers.inq Preschool

Warriewood
Inspire Early Learning Warriewood
Kiddiwinks Play Laugh & Learn
mi kids
MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood
Warriewood Child Care

Wheeler Heights
MindChamps Early Learning Wheeler Heights


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

Inner West Local Child Care

Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

Canterbury/Bankstown Local Child Care

St George Local Child Care

Liverpool/Fairfield Local Child Care

Parramatta Local Child Care

Camden/Macarthur Local Child Care

Eastern Suburbs Local Child Care

Ryde Eastwood Local Child Care
Hills Local Child Care
North Shore Local Child Care
Western Sydney Local Child Care
Illawarra Local Child Care


 
FEBRUARY 2020

Welcome to the Northern Beaches Local Child Care & Services Directory newsletter. 

This month we welcome

read all about these great services below.

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

I STEAM Ahead Early Learning Centre

Looking for childcare in the Northern Beaches area?
Join the team at I STEAM AHEAD!


I STEAM AHEAD Childcare would love you and your little one to join them and explore their new facilities in Brookvale! Meet their amazing educators, discover their innovative take on the Early Years Learning Framework and of course have fun as well!

Our programs
Find out more about I STEAM AHEAD’s unique programs that have a strong focus on incorporating 21st century skills into your child’s everyday activities, and reflect the importance of early childhood learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) through play. Their programs offer children a unique balance between education and play and promote curiosity, exploration, creativity, collaboration, inquiry and critical thinking. 

Our facilities
I STEAM AHEAD has purpose built rooms suited to your child’s age and stage of development, and large outdoor learning environments that include climbing equipment, a sand pit and their very own veggie patch!

From six weeks old to five years I STEAM AHEAD can offer a program suited to your child’s individual needs.  So whether your child is making the transition from home or getting ready for the big wide world of formal schooling, they’d love the opportunity to share in your child’s growth and development journey.

Join in the team and discover the I STEAM AHEAD difference.
Book a tour today!    724 Pittwater Rd  Brookvale NSW 2100  Phone: (02) 8866 2499


Pine Street Kindergarten, we are a privately owned, accredited, long day care centre licensed by The Department of Community Services to provide care for 24 children, 3-6 years.

Our centre is open Monday – Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. We close public holidays and 2 -3 weeks over Christmas.

At times of play activities, the children are free to choose areas of interest in which they will participate throughout the day, both as individuals and as part of a group. We believe children learn self discipline by being able to choose their own play activities. Sharing and co-operating with others is encouraged by staff.

By observing and documenting the development of each child, staff carefully plan a program. This allows staff to concentrate on areas of difficulty as well as areas your child enjoys or excels at. 

Play activities each day will generally include painting, play dough, puzzles, construction, music, storytelling, sand and water play.

Other than group time, all the children play and eat together. We divide the children into two smaller groups for group time, usually 3 to 4 year olds and 4 to 5 year olds. This enables staff to concentrate on levels of development and school readiness.

Our centre is staffed by a professional team of both formally trained and centre trained people, who have been chosen because of their educational qualifications, experience, enthusiasm, confidence and above all, their caring nature. Our staff includes owner/manager, director and six educators, with a minimum of 4 staff per day. Relief staff are used when permanent staff are absent. We open our centre to high school students for work experience throughout the year and also students from teachers and child care colleges.  Contact us for more information.


Punchinello Kindergarten is a small family owned childcare centre committed to offering high quality childcare, since 1980. We care for children aged 2-6 years from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday – 50 weeks per year. 

We are a bright and friendly centre with a great team of highly qualified, experienced educators. Half our educators have been with us for more than ten years, because we know that committed happy educators offer the best possible opportunities for our children. Our mission is to develop and extend each child’s skills, knowledge and interests, through a successful early childhood experience.

We offer a daily program that considers the needs and best interests of each child, plus: 

•         healthy and nutritious meals, including morning and afternoon tea
•         a friendly and experienced team ready to offer total support to our parents and families
•         easy and available parking
Contact us for more information.


Beaches First Aid Up to date with your first aid training???

Book in early with Beaches First Aid and receive discounts on all private first aid course group bookings.

Child Care courses include:
HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting,  *$130pp (1 – 10 people), *$120pp (11+ people)
HLTAID001 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, *$55pp (1 – 10 people), *$50pp (11+ people)

For more information, contact Mitch@beachesfirstaid.com.au or visit us at www.beachesfirstaid.com.au

*Prices quoted are for private group course training where a venue has been supplied by the client. A minimum of 5 people attending a course or minimum payment equivilant to the price of 5 people attending a specific training course is required for private course bookings


MindChamps Early Learning Frenchs Forest 
MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood 

MindChamps Early Learning Wheeler Heights 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/


Warriewood Child Care
Welcome to Warriewood Child Care.  We are a privately run provider of Care and Education for Early Childhood. We feel privileged that children are entrusted to our preschool care and are deeply committed to providing the highest level of day care education in a fun filled and healthy, nurturing environment.

Play is now well recognised for its potential power and influence on a child’s development. Through careful observation, program design and implementation, our preschool / child care teachers identify children’s interests and use this as a basis in providing meaningful learning experiences throughout their child care education, both in a group and on an individual level.

Children learn best when they actively participate in a number of varied, challenging and interesting learning experiences. They learn to communicate, investigate and express themselves through these learning experiences in a friendly, supportive and fail free environment, where independence and co-operation is encouraged and appropriate behavior is reinforced throughout their daily child care experiences.

We provide long day care in a home like environment yet have every possible learning aid a child could wish for, from soft cuddly toys to state of the art computers. 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%

Young Minds Matter
Specialist Intervention and Positive Behaviour Support.   
Our service provides focused support with disabilities and their support networks to improve children’s and young adult's wellbeing, Quality of life, with the goal to reduce patterned negative behaviour and emotions.

Our services supports and improves children's and young adult's lives, who are challenged with a variety of disabilities. These include, Autistic,Aspergers, mental delay , A.D.D and A.D.H.D to name a few. We are here to help clients to have more of a quality of life , using varied therapy and developmental programs. 

Some children and young adults with disabilities exhibit behaviours that concern their family, friends or support workers.

Our intervention of SEL- social and emotional learning. www.mindup.org (along with other therapy’s program) encompasses brain science, positive psychology and behaviour management. These eclectic types of intervention helps to create new patterns of learning and behaviour and to give the individual  (child - young adult) client positive strategies to live a full and enriched life.

Drama classes also provided to children with special needs.  Please feel free to contact us.


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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email: info@northernbeacheschildcare.com.au
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