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VACANCIES

Belrose
Let's Play Daycare enroll now  All welcome to our Playgroup click here for details

Brookvale
Alpha Kids Academy Brookvale book a tour today!!  Now taking enrolments for 2019 and beyond
Explore & Develop Brookvale  is a boutique centre located on Old Pittwater Road catering to 48 children.   We currently have availability in our 2-3 year old classroom.  To arrange a tour please call Charlene on 99398336
I STEAM Ahead Early Learning Centre enrol now for 2019 and beyond

Warriewood
Kiddiwinks Play Laugh & Learn just opened! Come and see our beautiful centre today.

OPEN DAY

Let's Play Daycare 
Saturday 1st June 2019
11am - 1pm 

1 Ashworth Ave, Belrose 2085
(Entrance Via 24 Lockwood Ave)
http://letsplayday
care.com.au

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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!


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
Bear N Joey Long Day Care and Kindergarten Avalon

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
Kiddiwinks Play Laugh & Learn
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


 
MAY 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/carer resource is from www.onlyforme.com.au entitled “Introducing Body Safety and Protective Behaviours – Top Tips for Parents”.

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.


FEATURED SERVICES

Kiddiwinks Play Laugh & Learn is a Pre-School & Early Learning Centre Catering for children 6wks to 5yrs of age. We are located in Warriewood. We are open Monday to Friday from 7am - 6pm.

We offered educational programs catered to each childs individual stage and age as well as a school readiness and pre-school program for all children over 3yrs of age. Extra-curricular programs including Yoga, Dance. Language & multi-sports are offered at no extra cost. We have a great natural environment for children to play learn and explore within.

Contact us for more information.


Ekidna - Dee Why School of Early Learning  Our centre is a privately owned family business.The centre is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm per day, 52 weeks per year and caters for children 0-6 years.

Ekidna will ensure children's social and educational needs are enhanced using a variety of experiences. Our centre will offer a safe, secure environment where the children's happiness is paramount.   Contact us for more information.


Cottage is a 3-day a week Pre-School program for children turning 4 years old by 31 March.

Cottage students experience a delightful introduction to the rich and exciting world of learning at school. There are two Cottage classes; each with approximately 20 students, a classroom teacher and a teacher's aide. One class operates on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Taylor Cottage program at the St Luke’s Grammar School, Bayview Campus, is either a 5-day or 3-day a week Pre-School program for children, for children the year before they commence Kindergarten. 

Cottage students experience a delightful introduction to the rich and exciting world of learning at school.  The Cottage Program provides a developmentally appropriate blend of play-based and more formalised learning activities in a resource-rich environment. In addition to Literacy and Numeracy and experiential play, Cottage students receive specialist teaching in Music, Languages, PE, Christian Studies and Library.

The Cottage Program offers activities which will allow the children to participate at their own developmental level and to further enhance their skills by way of opportunities to practise and reinforce existing skills and to further challenge themselves through participation in new and exciting projects.

Each learning experience is aimed at enhancing growth in the areas of Social Development (Personal Development and Health), Emotional Development ((Self-esteem, peer relationships), Physical Development (Physical Education, Gross and Fine Motor Skills), Intellectual Development (Mathematics, English, Human Society and it’s Environment, Science, Creative and Practical Arts, Music, Spanish) and Language Development (Talking and Listening).
Contact us for more information.


Let’s Play Daycare Steiner Playgroup

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and say that we are excited that you will be joining our Let’s Play Family.   We are very excited to say that our Term 2 will start Friday 3rd May at 9:15am.

Click here for full details!

Please email Shanti your RSVP at info@letplaydaycare.com.au

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!  Instagram: Click Here Facebook Page: Click Here Website: Click Here Contact Number (Shanti): 0404 097 722­


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. Beginners across all age groups are welcome! 

Contact us for more information.


Frontrunner Learning Centres 
" I can't do this... I am just too dumb!"
If your child is struggling at school in Maths, Reading, Writing or Homework we can help you. 

Life-changing Tutoring Solutions. We focus on your child's motivation, confidence, anxiety, freeing them from the fear of failure, encouraging them to do their best and never give up and helping them to find the love of learning. 

Book your free educational assessment with us. Over 21 years helping children get in front stay in front.   www.frontrunnerlearningcentres.com.au or 1300 851 065


PARENT INFORMATION

Introducing Body Safety & Protective Behaviours – Top Tips for Parents

With around 1 in 5 children being sexually abused before their 18th birthday, it is extremely important that every parent/carer sits down with their child to discuss protective behaviours with their young children. However, most parents feel ill-equipped to do so and are still in the dark about the reality of childhood sexual abuse. Michelle Derrig, child protection advocate and author of protective behaviours picture book ‘Only For Me’ shares her top tips below:

Understand the statistics
Before introducing the topic, it is essential that you understand the reality of childhood sexual abuse. According to the Australian Criminology’s website almost 90% of victims will actually be abused by someone they know and in approximately half of these cases the child will be abused by a family memberThe other key point to understand, is that not all childhood sexual abuse is perpetrated by adults, with Bravehearts now quoting that ‘somewhere between 30 to 60% of childhood abuse is perpetrated by another child or young person’.  This means that abuse often occurs outside the typical environment you imagine –it could be while children are playing with their peers, on a playdate, at a park, or even whilst at school or their childcare centre.

Provide specific information
To shift the power away from perpetrators, it is important that you don’t just speak in general terms. Instead provide children with specific examples of inappropriate behaviours. For instance:

  • Teach children that it is wrong for anyone to take a photograph of their private parts or show them any images of private parts on any sort of device.
  • Teach children that it doesn’t matter if someone tells them that it’s a game, rewards them, or gives them treats or gifts – it is still not ok.
  • Highlight that these rules apply no matter the person’s age, gender, status in the community, or their relationship to the child i.e. friend, family or stranger.
  • Empower them with the knowledge that they can say ‘no’ at any point that someone’s touch doesn’t feel right - including kissing, stroking, cuddling, snuggling or tickling.
  • Help children to understand the physical cues which may indicate that they’re feeling uncomfortable. i.e. sweaty palms, butterflies in their tummy, feeling sick.
  • Identify that abusive behaviour is never a secret, even if someone threatens them, or if they think they are to blame;
  • Remind children that no matter what, abusive behaviour is never their fault and that they won’t be in trouble.

Practice responding to unsafe situations
Initially, get the children to practice saying ‘no’ in a loud voice; for those aged 3+, also get them to practice a sentence like ‘don’t do that – I don’t like it’. If dealing with older school aged children, you should also provide them with an alternate method to extricate themselves from a situation e.g. saying that they need to go to the toilet, or they think they can hear mum calling.

Develop their network of trust
Help children identify five trusted adults that they could go to, if they were ever worried, or if someone did the wrong thing. Reinforce that nothing is ever so awful that they can’t tell someone about it; and that if they did tell someone and the adult didn’t help them, then they must keep on telling until someone does.

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For further information about having protective behaviour conversations with young children, or to learn about Michelle’s Parent Workshops, you can visit www.onlyforme.com.au

The Northern Beaches Local Child Care & Services Directory
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email: info@northernbeacheschildcare.com.au
Ph: 0403 187 292

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