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VACANCIES

BONDI
London Carriage Preschool & Nursery limited vacancies, enrol for 2020

CHIFLEY
Blue Gum Cottage Children's Centre limited vacancies, enrol now

MALABAR
123four Early Learning Centre  is rapidly growing and are recruiting. Please email info@123fourelc.
com.au
 if you have appropriate qualifications. 
We have our last few spaces in our 2-3year old room and our 0-2 year old cottage. Book a tour to find out our specials and to see our new soft play room and unique spaces.  0499103313
www.123fourelc.com 

PAGEWOOD
Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre enrol now, limited vacancies

ST PETERS
St Peters Community Preschool enrol now


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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN
ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS
RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS

CHILD CARE DIRECTORY 
 
Alexandria
Alexandria Early Education
Explore & Develop Alexandria
Learn & Laugh Alexandria

Bondi
Active Kids Bondi 
Gingerbread Kindergarten
London Carriage Preschool & Nursery

Botany
Zig and Zag Long Day Care Centre

Chifley
A Place To Grow Early Learning Academy
Blue Gum Cottage Children's Centre
Care-A-Lot Child Care Centre, Chifley
Wonderschool Early Learning Centre Chifley

Clovelly
Everlearn Preschool - Clovelly

Coogee & South Coogee
Jane's Place South Coogee Early Learning 

Edgecliff
Thumbelina

Kingsford
Greengables Children's Day Nursery

Little Bay
Pine Cottage Early Education

Pagewood
Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre

Queens Park
Gingerbread Kindergarten

Randwick
Beulah Matumi Child Care Centre
Centennial Park Early Learning Centre 
Randwick Creative Childcare
Platinum Pre School - Randwick
Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Randwick

St Peters
St Peters Community Preschool

Surry Hills
Forever Green Montessori 
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre Children's Services

Rose Bay
Rose Bay Cottage

Rosebery
EORA Children's Centre
Learn & Laugh Rosebery
Little Bees Childcare Rosebery

Malabar
123four Early Learning Centre

Maroubra
Maroubra Junction Early Education Centre
Maroubra Playtime Child Care Centre
Montessori Works Maroubra

Mascot
Active Kids Mascot
Aero Kids Early Learning Centre 
Kindisaurus Child Care Centre
MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 1
MindChamps Early Learning Mascot 2
The Montessori Preschool & LDC of Sydney

Matraville
Kindaburra Children's Centre 
Montessori Works Matraville

Moore Park
Active Kids Moore Park

North Bondi
Marli Marli Daycare

Vaucluse
Vaucluse Cottage

Woollahra
Woollahra Cottage
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
Northern Beaches Local Child Care

Illawarra Local Child Care


 
NOVEMBER 2019

Welcome to the Eastern Suburbs Local Child Care & Services Directory.

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 a brief guide to the Assessment and Rating process under which Child Care services are rated.  If you are like me sometimes it’s very confusing about different ratings and what they mean.  Read more below.

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FEATURED SERVICES

At Kiddie Cloud Early Learning Centre we offer a safe, inclusive, home-style environment for all children. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality educational experience that focuses on each individual child, not only to our Eastern Suburbs children but to any child whose family want quality care and early learning education at a reasonable cost.

We are committed to reinvesting back into our centre, providing ongoing professional development to our educators and staff as well as enhancing and improving our resources in our early learning childhood environment.  Contact us for more information.


Kensington Castle Early Education Centre
Kensington Castle is an early education centre, located in Kensington NSW, and is owned and operated by two families that share a passion for providing the highest quality care and education for children aged from 6 months to 5 years, from 7.30-6.00pm 50 weeks of the year. The centre is a propose built, state of the art centre that aims to provide a warm, home like environment in which children feel happy, secure and nurtured.

The centre is located in what will be a stunning conversion of a 1920’s corner shop and residence. We have a large outdoor play area, made of natural eco-friendly materials  (no fake “outdoor” areas in converted warehouses for our kids!) designed by Australia’s leading early childhood play space designer, Tessa Rose, with bike paths, climbing areas, a huge sand pit and, in the warmer months, even a running stream that children can dam and play in.

Kensington Castle Early Learning Centre is guided by the learning principles, practices and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) 2009. Using this framework, our educational program has been developed with the knowledge that each child is unique and has had different experiences, knowledge, interests and abilities. We aim to provide positive, developmentally appropriate experiences for all of our children and work to ensure that they are active participants in their learning

We offer:
•         All meals
•         A high level of supervision
•         An educational curriculum designed to prepare kids for school
•         Art, music and sports education
•         Huggies nappies and wipes and toilet training assistance
•         Portfolios for parents – with daily photos and reports
•         A team of highly qualified educational staff, running over ratio

Contact us for more information.


Learning Links
If your child is showing signs that they struggle with learning, have social, emotional or behavioural issues, or are behind their peers with speech development or fine and gross motor skills, Learning Links is here to help.

We have a range of assessments to support your child’s learning, including cognitive/IQ, academic skills, dyslexia, autism, ADHD, behavioural, speech and language, and occupational therapy. We also offer NDIS registered services, including speech therapy and psychological therapy.  

Bulk billing for psychological therapy is also available to help children struggling with anxiety and depression, social skills or making important transitions. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for weekday appointments 9.30am-2.30pm when referred by a GP under the Mental Health Care Plan - for up to 10 sessions per calendar year. Saturday sessions are currently run for families unable to attend during the week.

Learning Links has over 47 years’ experience in helping kids learn. Our mission is to provide children who have learning difficulties with the skills, services and family support to empower them to reach their full potential.

To find out more, contact our Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au. Our Maroubra Learning Centre is located at 3rd Floor, Bowen Library 669-673 Anzac Parade Maroubra Junction NSW 2035.


Kyokushin Karate North Bondi  
Bring your kids down to our beautiful, safe, and fully-equipped facility in North Bondi and allow them the opportunity to learn with our friendly, proficient, and world-class crew of instructors.

Our program is designed to enhance mental focus, physical coordination and mastery as well as internal discipline. Undeniable life skills for all ages.

Kiddies aged 5-7 and kids aged 8-12 are placed in age- and emotional-specific classes. We also have the most successful TEENAGE karate program in the area; geared specifically to the teen mind and body. 

The first two weeks of training are FREE and with no obligation :)   Book your child in for trail class on our website 

http://www.karatebondi.com/book  We also do karate parties ;)
PARENT INFORMATION
 

Below is a brief guide to the Assessment and Rating process under which Child Care services are rated

What are the ratings criteria?
Early childhood education and care services (long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, outside school hours care) are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard (NQS) to:

  • promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care
  • improve knowledge and access to information about the quality of services to help families make informed decisions about their child’s education and care.

The NQS is part of the National Regulations and includes 7 quality areas that are important to children’s learning and developmental outcomes.

  • Educational program and practice
  • Children's health and safety
  • Physical environment
  • Staffing arrangements
  • Relationships with children
  • Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • Governance and leadership

Who rates services?
Services are assessed and rated against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority (RA) and given a rating for each of the seven quality areas and an overall rating based on these results. The quality ratings are published on the national registers on the ACECQA website and on the Starting Blocks website.
What does it mean if a service is rated Significant Improvement Required?

If a service has been rated as Significant Improvement Required, the regulatory authority has determined that there are identified risks to the safety, health and wellbeing of children. The approved provider is required to take immediate action to rectify these risks, and the RA will monitor the service closely to ensure those improvements are made.

Continuous Improvement
It may take time for new services to meet each element required in the standards, which can result in a Working Towards NQS or Meeting NQS rating. To find out more about how your child’s service is striving to achieve quality, you can ask to see the service’s Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

A QIP is the document which records the service’s self-assessment of the quality of its practices against the NQS and National Regulations. It also identifies any areas for improvement and contains their statement of philosophy. Educators, children, families and the community should all be involved in the development and maintenance of the service’s QIP.

Why are services with no ratings operating?
Services that have not had an assessment and rating visit hold a rating of “Provisional – Not Yet Assessed”.

Education and care services must undergo many processes and approvals in order to be approved and operate under the National Quality Framework (NQF). This is also a way of ensuring quality and compliance prior to their assessment and rating.

The service will receive a rating when it is assessed and rated by the RA.

If you would like to know when the service will be assessed and rated, please contact the service directly. The RA in your state or territory, responsible for assessment and rating, may also be able to assist you.

You may also like to ask the service for their QIP and their family handbook. This will help you to make a more detailed assessment of the service’s strengths and could also help with identifying the criteria you wish to find in a service.

How often are services assessed and rated?
When regulatory authorities schedule quality rating assessments, the goal is to assess and rate the quality of services, drive continuous improvement and keep information for families and communities accurate and up to date.

To focus resources on services most in need of service improvement, the actions of the RA are responsive and risk-based. Services with a lower quality rating will be re-rated more frequently. Services with higher quality ratings will generally have a longer period of time between assessment and rating visits in recognition of their ability to meet the NQS.

RA’s consider the following factors when managing assessment and rating schedules:

  • The previous quality rating of the service, including results against the quality areas, standards and at the element level.
  • A change in service attributes that could be reasonably considered to affect the service’s quality – for example, changes in approved provider or service management team.
  • Events that occur at the service – for example, serious incidents, complaints or non-compliance with the National Law can indicate a change in quality and a higher scheduling priority.
  • The length of time since the last assessment – for example, over time a quality rating can lose its currency and value for families.

Each RA manages its assessment schedule in a responsive manner, making adjustments to the schedule as new information emerges and making best use of their available resources.
It usually takes a regulatory authority 10 weeks to assess and rate a service. The rating report or rating certificate should be made available to families.

How do RAs ensure that services keep delivering quality after receiving their rating?
RAs make unscheduled and scheduled visits to services in addition to assessment and rating visits. These include monitoring, spot check and compliance visits to ensure the service is operating within the national legislation.

Summary of the steps in the Assessment and Rating process

  • Self-assessment and quality improvement
    Approved provider conducts a self-assessment to determine the quality of current practices against the NQS and linked regulatory requirements.

    Approved provider identifies strengths and where improvements can be made which is documented in a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).
     
  • Notice of visit
    Regulatory authority provides written notice to approved provider that the assessment and rating process has commenced. The QIP is submitted to the regulatory authority prior to the visit, along with any additional information requested by the regulatory authority.
     
  • Assessment and rating visit takes place at the service.
     
  • Draft report
    Regulatory authority provides the approved provider with a draft assessment and rating report.
     
  • Feedback on draft report
    Provider can give feedback on any factual inaccuracies in the report and evidence to support feedback.
     
  • Final report and notice of final ratings is issued to the provider

    Feedback considered before final report is finalised and issued.
     
  • Final report
    Approved provider may choose to apply for a review of final ratings within the set review period.
     
  • Ratings published on national registers
    Once the review period has ended, the final ratings are published on the national registers on the ACECQA website and on the Starting Blocks website.
https://www.startingblocks.gov.au/other-resources/factsheets/assessment-and-rating-process/
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