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VACANCIES

Balgowlah
Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah enroll now

Belrose
Let's Play Daycare enroll now

Brookvale
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

Terrey Hills
German International School Sydney we are now taking applications for Preschool and Kindergarten 2020 and beyond. We also still have limited vacancies available at our Preschool for 2019. Enrol now for Preschool and Kindy 2020/2021


OPEN DAY

German International School Sydney 
16 March 12pm – 3pm
33 Myoora Road Terrey Hills
Ph: 02 9485 1900

Our Open Day is a great chance to meet our students, teachers, parents and principal. You can view our class rooms and facilities on one of our student guided tours which run every hour.

Our Principal will also give a presentation about our school, curriculum and learning methods. In addition, you will have the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with our friendly staff including our preschool team, teachers, coordinators and registrar.

German sausages and coffee will be available on site, so we hope you can join us anytime between 12pm to 3pm. Visit us at our Open Day or contact us for private school and preschool tours and detailed information.

www.giss.nsw.edu.au


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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


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

Allambie Heights
Allambie Heights Children's Centre

Avalon
Avalon Beach House Preschool

Balgowlah
Giraffe Early Learning Centre - Balgowlah
Northside Preschool

Bayview
St Luke's Grammar School, Bayview Campus

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

Brookvale
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
Forestville Montessori School
Prepare Early Education Centre Forestville

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

Freshwater
Explore & Develop Freshwater

Manly
Pine Street Kindergarten

Narrabeen
Gumnut Kindergarten 
Narrabeen Community Kindergarten

Narraweena 
Making A Difference at Oceana

Newport
Bardo Road Kindergarten

Oxford Falls
Oxford Falls Early Learning Centre

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

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

Warriewood
MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood
Treetops Preschool
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


 
MARCH 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.

This month's parent resource is about Toilet Training. It's a difficult stage working out whether your child is ready and how to get started. We hope our parent resource will give you some tips.

WIN, WIN... This month you have a chance to win a $50 Itunes 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

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.


Let's Play Daycare is a Steiner influenced long daycare set in a warm and nurturing home like environment specifically tailored for 2-6 years.   It is a play based curriculum full of joy and wonder that supports the child’s social and cognitive skills as well as their fine and gross motor skills by appealing to the emotions and feelings of the child and bringing it into action. 

The children in this age group learn through experiencing the world through movement, doing, and imitation and there is a beautiful balance between free play and structure that gives rhythm and routine to the day and the week. 

Children's play supports creative problem solving so the environment is filled with beautiful indoor natural hand crafted toys and open ended play materials as well as a lovely large garden area with a sandpit and chicken pen (two beautifully friendly and fluffy silky hens) to engage in rich imaginative play.    Enrol today by contacting us.


German International School Sydney 

We offer a combined curriculum of both the New South Wales and German syllabus from Preschool to Year 10. This combination provides learners with a complete education experience in a co-educational and multi-lingual environment. In Years 11 and 12 the school offers the IB Diploma programme. Students and teachers from diverse backgrounds interact in an atmosphere of a fair, caring, respectful, and inclusive community.

At the German International School Sydney (GISS) we emphasise divergent and critical thinking, we teach responsibility, independent learning, and time management.  Our aim is to strengthen our students’ self motivation, creativity and endurance, to help them fulfil and complete projects and plans with patience and pro-activity.

Above all, we feel that learning with one’s brain (thinking), heart (feeling) and hand (doing) is essential for each child’s learning experience and to support each student’s progress. At GISS individuality and socialisation skills are as important as are key academic competencies.  Contact us for more information.


Terrey Hills Community Kindergarten is a small non-for-profit, well established community based kindergarten offering an Early Years Learning Framework preschool education program within a beautiful peaceful warm and inviting bush setting for children 3-5 years from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Each child is cared for individually by dedicated, caring and valued Educators, who’s priority is to create a warm, loving, energetic and stimulating environment for your child and family. We are fortunate to have long-term Educators, including the Director and an Educator who have been at THCK for over 20 years.  Contact us for more information.


MindChamps Early Learning Warriewood
Still looking for the very best Child Care Centre for your child? Look no further and have total peace of mind by enrolling with MindChamps Early Learning @ Warriewood.

Our centre is quietly nestled in the Meriton Housing Development, backing onto the Warriewood wetlands, with a secure carpark and level access for prams and pushchairs.

We are open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and cater for 90 children.

MindChamps Early Learning @ Warriewood is offering 2 weeks complimentary if you enrol before March 31st, 2019!  To enjoy this exclusive offer please quote the promotional code MCA1901. *Terms and Conditions apply.

To discover the MindChamps difference, visit https://au.mindchamps.org/early-learning/book-a-visit/


MindChamps Early Learning Wheeler Heights
Still looking for the very best Child Care Centre for your child? Look no further and have total peace of mind by enrolling with MindChamps Early Learning @ Wheeler Heights.

Our centre features three indoor learning spaces that lead to a landscaped open playground, providing a natural environment for children of all ages to discover and explore.

We are open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and cater for 48 children.

MindChamps Early Learning @ Wheeler Heights is offering 2 weeks complimentary if you enrol before March 31st, 2019!  To enjoy this exclusive offer please quote the promotional code MCA1901. *Terms and Conditions apply.

To discover the MindChamps difference, contact Parent Liaison Manager - Sarah 0423 732 719 or visit https://au.mindchamps.org/early-learning/book-a-visit/


Pine Street Kindergarten
Welcome to 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.

Contact us for more information.


Pittwater Sports Centre is a state-of-the-art Sports Facility located on Pittwater road in North Narrabeen. We have ample parking available onsite.

The Centre is home to multiple businesses including the original Kindygym Australia, North Narrabeen Academy of Gymnastics, Sandbucket indoor playcentre and café, Fitnastics, Fresh Start Fitness & Cross Fit, Beach Life Physio, Hapkido, the Link Church and we also run Kids Holiday workshops.
During the week our café is open from 7.30am and ready to serve you some of Narrabeen’s best coffee, with the adjoining playcentre opening at 8am. It’s also a popular venue for weekend Birthday parties which can be booked via our website.

With Fresh Start Gym now operating 24/7 and Kindygym Australia offering children’s classless from 9am onwards, Pittwater Sports Centre is a hive of activity for both children and adults 7 days of the week.

Our spacious, air conditioned and clean facilities have been a Northern Beaches favourite for over 20 years. Our multi-purpose room is currently available for hire on select days for Term 1 2019. For further enquiries Email us or phone us 02 9913 7421


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. http://www.nanasweightedblankets.com.au/  or phone Nana on 0410478810


PARENT INFORMATION

Toilet Training
Just as your baby starts to get older, and you fall into a comfortable routine, it comes time to toilet train. And all of a sudden you find yourself in a spot where you just don't know what to do! Here are some helpful hints to get your prince or princess on the throne.

Pick the right time
Most children aren't ready to use the toilet until they are two or three years' old.

Start preparing your child
It's a good idea to prepare at least a week
Give it a go

It's a good idea to wait until you've got a quiet week at home before starting. Begin first thing in the morning by putting your child in their special underpants, and some old, loose-fitting clothes.

The first few weeks
Toilet training doesn't happen overnight; it might take your child just a few days to get the hang of it, or possibly a few weeks.

Troubleshooting
Sometimes children need a little extra help.

If you find yourself getting angry, or you feel as though your child is not responding, simply stop. Have a break and try again in a few weeks
The Northern Beaches Local Child Care & Services Directory
web: www.northernbeacheschildcare.com.au
email: info@northernbeacheschildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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