Canterbury Bankstown Children's Services provides care and education programs for children aged 0 - 5 years. We provide a comprehensive range of childcare services to the community offering long day care; family day care; occasional care; OSHC and vacation care.
Leading the way in child care, we are committed to high quality care throughout our City with a focus on excellence in Early Childhood Education.
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Canterbury Family Day Care Scheme provides Quality Education and Care services that operate under the National Quality Framework. Our Co-ordination Unit staff register and provide ongoing support to educators who provide education and care for up to four children under school age in a home environment.
Our service offers education and care for children aged between 0-12 years. We provide care primarily for children aged 0-5 years as well as before/after school care and vacation care for school aged children.
All our educators have completed qualifications in the early childhood field and also have current Certificates in First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis. Educators provide a range of experiences for children based on their individual needs and interests. Educators provide opportunities for children to play and discover as part of their learning. Contact us for more information.
Canterbury Community Child Care Centre Open 8:30am- 4:00pm. The Centre operates on the school calendar and is closed during school holidays. Exceeding National Quality Standard. Over 50 years preschool education in the community.
Fees for 2018 are $39 for 4 year olds eligible for school in 2019 per day. Minimum 2 days per week attendance. Fees for 2018 are $61 for 3 year olds not eligible for school in 2019 per day. We can only offer 1 day per week for 3 year olds.
Equity Based fee Families with a current NSW health care card and attending an early childhood program for 600 hours per year are entitled to an equity based fee. Daily fee is $20.00. Preference for enrolment is given to children who are four and eligible for school the following year. Children must be at least 3 years old to attend. Contact us for more information.
Earlwood Uniting Church Preschool
- Community Based, not-for profit preschool/ 66 years of operation
- Locally Managed Preschool of UnitingCare Children's Services
- Experienced, trained long term staff – Staff consists of 4 Early Childhood Teachers, 4 Diploma Teachers, 4 Certificate III, 2 Administrative Staff
- 11 staff have current first aid training and 10 staff have asthma/anaphylaxis training
- Staff undergo training throughout the year
- We have 3 class rooms
- Operating 4 school terms – like the public schools, 41 weeks a year. Hours of operation 8.30am-4.00pm
Enrolment Options: (Monday, Tuesday) or (Thursday, Friday) (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) or (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.
My Early Learning Centre provides children with high quality educational care in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Our centre operates Monday - Friday from 7.30am - 6.00pm, catering for babies and children from 3 months - to 6 years old.
We provide delicious and nutritious cooked meals which include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a late snack.
MY ELC has a wonderful preschool program that is delivered by qualified, experienced and caring educators. Our program is developed to improve language, fine motor skills and gross motor skills and ensures children are ready cognitively and socially before they start school.
We also tailor our program to cater for each child's individual interests whilst learning through play. For more information please call 9559 5254 or visit myelc.com.au
Ponyara Pre-School is a non-profit community based organisation where all profits made are put back into the Centre for the education of the children. Ponyara Preschool was established in 1935, by the community for the community and today still remains a small friendly family orientated centre.
We are a small 30 place centre and cater for children aged 3 to 6 years old. Our operating hours are 8.00am to 3.30pm during NSW school term.
We provide a stimulating educational program reflecting the Early Years Learning Framework. Our program is child centred and covers all aspects of child development as well as catering to the individual needs, strengths and interests of each child. We offer a School Readiness program each day to support transmission into ‘big school”. 2019 enrolments now open, contact us.
Padstow Play 'N' Learn "FIRST TWO WEEKS FREE when you enrol for 2019*
Padstow Play N Learn is a small, family orientated service where little voices are heard and big imaginations are stretched. Call or email today to book a centre tour.
*Terms & Conditions. This offer is for the first 10 new families that enrol for 2019 prior to 21/12/18 Enrolments must be for a minimum of 6 months and must commence by 4/2/19"
Are you concerned about your child’s progress at school?
Learning Links provides a range of assessments to determine your child’s learning strengths, their preferred learning style and individual needs - an important first step in understanding how best to help them. A comprehensive written report will be provided and discussed with you after the assessment, outlining the results and recommendations to help your child. Call Learning Links on 8525 8222 to find out how we can help best support your child educational journey. You can also find out more by visiting www.learninglinks.org.au. Learning Links Centres located in Peakhurst, Liverpool, Bella Vista and Maroubra.
St George Martial Arts Academy
Running 'Family Friendly' Martial Arts classes in Sydney's St George area and operating our Dojangs in Kogarah and Kingsgrove, SGMAA offers a timetable of over 50 classes per week for students of all ages and our age specific programs are built on the respected tenets of Martial Arts – courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit.
We aim to teach every student the importance of self respect, focus, discipline and living your life with a Black Belt mindset.
Change your life and discover for yourself why Martial Arts is for EVERYONE! Contact us
for more information.
Pain Free Dentist Sydney
Teeth Whitening Take Home Kit Special* Do you want to whiten your teeth professionally? Would you like a custom made kit that fits your mouth to whiten your teeth for life (refills at $55/syringe). We are currently offering 20% off our teeth whitening kit. Your kit will include your top and bottom custom made trays, 2 syringes plus sensitive toothpaste.
All Crowns* If you are looking for affordable crowns, we are offering 20% off on all crowns till 31st October! This is a limited time opportunity! Our dentists have more than 20 years of experience and you will receive dental treatment of the highest standard!
Check-up, Scaling and Cleaning* We want to deliver more smiles to our neighbourhood. Treat your teeth to a professional dental examination along with scaling and cleaning to remove plaque and stains. The whole package is only $199!
for more details Call us on (02) 9558 8988 or email us
to book an appointment now. We are available during weekends as well.*Offers valid only until 30th November 2018
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Becoming an older brother or sister can be a confusing time for toddlers and preschoolers. Sibling rivalry is often identified when a toddler or preschooler starts to have one or all of the following behaviours:
Some potential sibling rivalry behaviours:
- tantrums, anger and aggression
- regressive behaviour - refusing to use the toilet, wanting to use a bottle or nappies
- losing interest in activities once enjoyed
- ignoring the new baby
- behaviour seems too good to be true or their behaviour is unbelievably difficult
- more demanding
- being withdrawn and more clingy - not want to play with friends or go to preschool
- waking up in the middle of the night
- wanting to get into bed with you
Things to prepare your toddler or preschooler for the arrival of a new baby:
- Find opportunities for your toddler or preschooler to have contact with very young babies
- Read books about babies or play with baby dolls
- Take your toddler and preschooler to antenatal visits
- Let your toddler or preschooler help organize the baby's bed and other equipment
- If your toddler or preschooler will be going to regular or occasional child care it is helpful to start this prior to the birth of your baby
- Encourage the carer to provide short periods of care before the baby is due, if this is not already happening. This will familiarize both the older child and the carer
Things that may reduce sibling rivalry:
- Let your toddler or preschooler know when you're going to hospital. Even though it is hard, wake them don't just disappear. Sleep problems can start if the young child wakes and finds their parents have gone to hospital
- While you are in hospital if possible your older child should be cared for in their own home
- At the hospital visits be ready to give your older child a cuddle and all your attention before introducing them to the new baby
- Even if your older child becomes upset when they have to leave you it is important that they continue to come for visits while you are in hospital
- Have a gift from the newborn baby to give to the older sibling
- Ask the older child to guess what her new brother or sister is feeling: is the baby hungry? or happy? or cold? This helps the older child to understand that this new arrival also has feelings
- When you need to attend to the baby for lengthy periods ensure you know where your other child is and what they are doing - having a box of special toys or refreshments for them during this time can help
- Keep on reassuring your older child that there is enough love to go around, even though you now have to share your time
- Offer your older child regular (even if brief) periods of close bodily contact, like hugs and cuddles
- Remember that toddlers and some preschoolers find it hard to wait. Don't always delay giving your toddler or preschooler some attention until the new baby is asleep
- Remember that when a new baby arrives your older child can be confused and unprepared for the higher expectations that seem to be placed on them overnight
- Reinforce positive behaviour by praising
- Involve your older child in caring for the baby
- Have special uninterrupted time for each childEnsure both parents are consistent in using family rules
- Set limits and try to have a daily routine so that your older child feels safe and knows what to expect
- If you make promises ensure that you provide what you promised
- Remind people there are two children not just the baby