Bear N Joey Long Day Care and Kindergarten Avalon enroll now

Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah enroll now

Let's Play Daycare enroll now

Alpha Kids Academy Brookvale book a tour today!!  Now taking enrolments for 2019 and beyond
I STEAM Ahead Early Learning Centre enroll now for 2019


This month you have a chance to win a $50 wish 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!



Allambie Heights
Allambie Heights Children's Centre

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

Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah
Northside Preschool

St Luke's Grammar School, Bayview Campus

Belrose Early Learning Centre
Belrose Kindergarten 
Let's Play Daycare

Alpha Kids Academy Brookvale
Brookvale Early Learning Centre
Explore & Develop Brookvale
I STEAM Ahead Early Learning Centre
Wattle Road Early Education Centre 

Collaroy Plateau
Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten Inc.

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

Forestville Montessori School
Prepare Early Education Centre Forestville

Frenchs Forest
Making A Difference at Frenchs Forest
Making A Difference for Babies at Frenchs Forest

Explore & Develop Freshwater

Pine Street Kindergarten

Gumnut Kindergarten 
Narrabeen Community Kindergarten

Making A Difference at Oceana

Bardo Road Kindergarten

Oxford Falls
Oxford Falls Early Learning Centre

Peacock Street Long Day Care
Peek-A-Boo Cottage

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

MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood
Treetops Preschool
Warriewood Child Care

Wheeler Heights
MindChamps Early Learning Wheeler Heights


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APRIL 2019

Welcome to the Northern Beaches 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.

Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.  We hope our parent resource gives you some tips and more information about anxiety.

WIN, WIN... a $50 Wish 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.

Bear N Joey Long Day Care and Kindergarten Avalon is a boutique Long day Care and Kindergarten that caters for the care and educational needs for children from 2yrs through to school.

Nestled in a leafy cottage style environment with an inviting outside classroom, the children will benefit from an interest based curriculum and commitment to preparing children for the next stage in life. Through opportunities to explore, question, investigate using technology, creative arts, music, STEM and a nutritious menu, your child will enjoy their time at Bear N Joey while getting the best start in life.  

We are open 8.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and supply a nutritious menu and nappies.    Contact us for more information.

Gumnut Kindergarten is located in Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We believe that all children are loved by God and are equal in His eyes. We aim to provide a nurturing Christian atmosphere with a stimulating learning environment and we seek to provide a program based on the children’s own interests and needs.

We have twenty seven children per day, aged from 3yrs – 5yrs of age with four staff members.
We are open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, however your child may come within these hours if that suits you better.

Most of our staff at Gumnut have been working with us for over 10 years and are dedicated to loving the children and helping them develop to their full potential.   Contact us for more information.

Let's Play Daycare  Hello Northern Beaches Families, 

We are delighted to say that we have a few availabilities for you to come and be apart of our Let's Play family. We are an alternative play based centre located in Belrose. 

We do daily bread baking with the children, wet on wet painting, beeswax modelling, songs and versus each morning and a puppetry story before bed. 

We are open 50 weeks of the year, 8am - 6pm. If you would like to chat or come have a tour we would love to hear from you. 
Ph: 0404 097 722   Email: instagram: Facebook Page:

Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Brookvale
The gorgeous new Paisley Park Early Learning Centre is opening its doors soon at 40 Chard Road Brookvale.  This is a childrens oasis located conveniently at 40 Chard Road Brookvale.  The large open spaces and natural environments, along with the curriculum and the Paisley Park food philosophy (including onsite kitchen and chef delivering seasonal menus developed by Miguel Maestre) is what sets this centre apart.  For more information contact Jo on 1800 724 753.

North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics is a Gymnastics Club based out of the state-of-the-art sporting facility Pittwater Sports Centre located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

We aim to ensure that everyone who comes through our doors has the ability to work towards their personal gymnastics’ goals in a positive, professional and supportive club environment. 

We run a multitude of programs ranging from Competitive, Recreational, Early Childhood along with our fantastic Holiday Workshops Program.
Contact us for more information.

NS Swim School  Swimming A Lifetime Skill
It’s important that your children are as water safe as possible, but nothing can replace watching them at all times. Remember, never leave them around or in the water without a competent adult watching them.

Learning to swim is an integral part of your child being water safe, learning about their buoyancy in the water and the importance of floating, always swimming back to an edge or ledge when swimming in a pool, and much more.

Floating without stress and being relaxed in the water is an important skill at any age. NS Swim School offers this and much more. We have been teaching on the Northern beaches for over 24 years. Our experienced staff have taught from parents and babies to Olympic Gold medallists!

Swimmers of all abilities are welcome, and we specialise in technique and stroke correction.
So why not join our great swim school now and start a skill that lasts for a lifetime!

Upcoming Programs at NS Swim School:- April Holiday 4 Day Intensive Program – Monday 15th April- Thursday 18th April.   Term 2 2019 (10 weeks) - Monday 29th April- Friday 6th July.  Book or enquire NOW. or 9907 4637

Hearty Health are the leading specialists in Child Care Catering.  Meals are prepared and delivered daily.  We prepare and deliver nutritious meals to Child Care Centres.  We employ only qualified chefs and use fresh and natural produce in meal preparation. 

Menus change with every season to reflect seasonal fruit and vegetables. We cater for special diets including dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, etc. 

No lock in contracts.  Contact us for more information  P: 1300 728 762.

Vision Australia  Support for children, adolescents and families.

Every child is unique, and as a parent you know they interact and learn in their own wonderful way. Finding out your child has vision loss can turn your world upside down. You may have all sorts of questions. What does the future hold for them? How will they manage at school?  How will this affect our family?

Much of what we learn in life is through watching. So children with vision loss need to gather information about their world in different ways, and parents are their first and favourite teacher. 

At Vision Australia we offer your family a personalised approach and innovative solutions tailored to the needs of your child. Vision Australia will be with you and your family throughout your child's life – from birth and first steps, starting school and discovering their talents to graduating, finding after-school jobs and making the most of adulthood.

You will get the support you need to be the expert on your child’s situation. This includes becoming confident in the choices you make for them and proven approaches to help them realise their potential.

In collaboration with you, your Vision Australia support person will access the expertise of our allied health team, professionals and specialist staff to develop strategies that suit your child’s needs. Your child can learn and master important life skills including:

•    Daily routines such as mealtime and family outings
•    Playing, moving and exploring 
•    Using language and listening
•    Social skills such as sharing and joining in  
Your personal support person will meet with you and your child in your home, your closest Vision Australia office or wherever you feel most comfortable. They will work with you so that your child can enjoy a smooth and successful transition to school.

Vision Australia supports people of all ages who are blind or have low vision to live the life they choose.  Contact us for more information

Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah

Catering for babies, toddlers and preschoolers our Balgowlah centre encourages a daycare environment that makes children feel safe whilst enjoying the freedom to express themselves as individuals. We provide nutritional meals, nappies and offer a strong foundation for early education.

Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah is conveniently located across the road form Manly West State School. We are a newly opened, purpose built Centre in a beautiful State listed heritage building.

We cater for children aged 6 weeks until 5 years and Operate 7am-6pm Monday-Friday, 50 weeks per year.

Giraffe ELC has an extensive architect designed outdoor environment.  The areas provide many opportunities with a variety of materials to develop the children’s gross and fine motor skill as well as social skills.   We value uniqueness and nurture future growth by embracing the individual. We recognise areas of interest, developing respectful interactions, providing positive guidance, supporting ongoing learning, offering inclusive programs and promoting self-help skills and teamwork.

We have onsite parking to make pick ups and drop offs that little bit easier.

Contact us for more information.

Nana's Weighted Blankets are attending the Sydney Royal Easter show This year. We are having a stand in the Home and Lifestyle pavilion.

Come and visit us and grab a bargain.  or phone Nana on 0410478810

Frontrunner Learning Centres  Jeffrey has a message for you, click here to watch it and learn how kids that are struggling at school can have an extra support.


Anxiety is a normal part of life and can affect anyone, including children. But as parents and carers, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference between normal worries and something more serious.

Anxiety during childhood

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood. In most cases, anxiety in children is short-lived and goes away after a while. Some examples of normal worries might be:

  • being shy or being worrying about being laughed at
  • being upset before and/or after being left at childcare or school
  • worrying about schoolwork, sport or their health

But many children experience anxiety more intensely and more often than other children, stopping them from getting the most out of life.

Signs of anxiety in children

If a child is often anxious, they might:

  • try to avoid the situation or issue they’re worried about
  • get headaches and stomach aches often, especially when away from home
  • have trouble sleeping or have vivid nightmares
  • worry often
  • need a lot of reassurance
  • want things to be perfect and get upset if they’re not
Supporting children with anxiety

You can support your child by:

  • acknowledging your child’s fears – don’t dismiss or ignore them
  • gently encouraging your child to do things they’re anxious about
  • waiting until your child actually gets anxious before you step in to help
  • praising your child for doing something they’re anxious about
  • avoiding labelling your child as ‘shy’ or ‘anxious’
Treating anxiety in children

Kids’ mental health is important. If you’re concerned, see your doctor, a psychologist or a mental health service. Some children have an anxiety disorder, such as:

  • a phobia
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • separation anxiety.

Children who have severe anxiety can benefit from psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or, in rare cases, medication.
You can also get professional support from:

Where to get help

Helping your child overcome anxiety issues is easier if you seek help. Talk to your doctor or see below for online programs, tools and information that can help.

Click here for more information
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