Phone number is 02 9606 9201

Email to Jillys: chris_buchtmann@hotmail.com

We introduce your child to reading basics before they go to Primary School

The Department of Education and Communities (DEC), are now breaching and fining centres when parents don't sign in or out. The fine value is $2,000-- each time a parent fails to sign in or out. Signing in and out of children is the dept's prime quality item in caring for children. We continue to check the sign in and out at 9am, 2.30pm and 6pm and heavily remind parents of Jillys requirement for parents to be vigilant in signing in and out of their children.

Each breach by a child care centre can carry a fine of up to $22,500 (200 government penality units) from the department. eg, if two parents havn't signed in on the day the officers arrive for a spot check (ie 2 breaches), results in the fine being double. This is resulting in childcare fees going through the roof or centres going broke. We get spot checked by two department officers, on average every four weeks and there seems to be a competition with officers to see how many faults they can find (eg a child's sink tap dripping because a child didn't turn it off fully, or the water is not flowing out of a tap in a proper way, it may be going to the side a little, common breachs) or how they can trick staff into doing something wrong, eg officers talking to staff about say their program for the day and then breaching the staff as they are now not completly supervising children but talking to the department officers. Every time an annonuous complaint is made by the public about a Centre, the dept comes in with multiple officers and does a thorough search for breaches, such as above. There are 350 odd pages of regulations the dept can breach from, nearly each page carrying large monetry fines. so if you want fee to rise report centres many many times.

Under the National Law, DEC officers have the power to enter and remove anything (199(2)(c) take a thing at the premises) they like from a centre as part of 'their investigation,' (Section 199(2)(c) of the National Law) so please don't leave valuables around such as hand bags or mobile phones . They can even take your strollers if they deem it to be part of an investigation and it is very difficult to get them back. Jillys has had its staff attendance records siezed for 6 months before getting them back, resulting in staff not being paid their Super, they don't seem to care. They went through the staff attendance record with a fine tooth comb and found only one day where we needed a Uni qualified teacher for two hours, which Jillys didn't have. There are over 4,000 vacancies for Uni Teachers in childcare, so its impossible to get one. We got breached. It does appear to be a vendeta, 2 hrs in 6 months of records! We did however have 5 Diploma qualified staff in attendance on that day, but that was ignored, they wanted a Uni trained for 2 hrs.

Now you know why fees in the childcare sector are high and who is to blame.

We have VACANCIES for 0-6 years. We offer Centre Based Long Day Care, (LDC) (child care, preschool)) for children from birth (6 weeks of age) to school age in three settings. Babies (0, 6 weeks, 1 and 2 years old), toddlers (2 years old) and preschool (3, 4, 5 and 6years). We have a transition to school program 6 months before they bo to big school (Infants, Primary school), where the children polish their learing of abc, numeracy, manners, caring for belongings, how to unpack lunch and taking direction. Sydney is on the beautiful harbour.

Jillys Early Childhood Development and Educational Centre Pty Ltd has been running now for over 20 years. Our childcare and preschool staff think nothing else other than childcare, childcare, childcare, child care, child care, child care and daycare, daycare, daycare, day care, day care, day care.

 

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

School readiness programme

The Preschoolers Room introduces your child to Phonics. This is a proven method of teaching your child to read phonetically. Jillys uses the structured syllabus called 'Jolly Phonics', used in many of the primary schools (Kindergarten and year 1) in Great Britain. The schools in Great Britian which use 'Jolly Phonics', show reading scores that are much higher than schools using other techniques.

Download a FREE copy of the guide to Jolly Phonics.

Jolly Phonics is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way, and enables children to use them to read and write words. This guide provides background advice for parents and teachers. It explains the principles behind Jolly Phonics so that your understanding of the teaching, and your ability to help a child, is much greater. All the material is suitable for use from 3 years old and much of it is also well suited to use at home. Jolly Phonics includes learning the irregular or 'tricky words' such as said, was and the.

Together with these materials we use storybooks. Parental support is important to all children as they benefit from plenty of praise and encouragement whilst learning. Jillys moves at a pace at which your child wants to go. If interest is being lost, we leave the teaching for a while, rather than using undue pressure. Not all children find it easy to learn and blend sounds. It is important to remember that this is not because they are unintelligent, but because they have a poor memory for symbols and words. Extra practice will lead to fluency in reading and help your child manage.

The five basic skills for reading and writing are:

  1. Learning the letter and combination letter sounds (Jillys uses 42 phonetic sounds, such as ai. ou)
  2. Learning letter formation and correct pencil grip. Jolly Phonics uses the Sassoon Infant typeface which is designed for children learning to read and write.
  3. Blending, the process of saying the individual sounds in a word and then running them together to make the word
  4. Identifying sounds in words. The easiest way to know how to spell a word is to listen for the sounds in that word. The Jiglets help identify the sounds in words. Rhyming games, poems and the Jolly Jingles also help tune the ears to the sounds in words. Jillys also uses actions, such as Weaving the hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss. Wiggle fingers above elbow as if ants crawling on you and say a, a, a. Turn your head from side to side as if watching tennis and say t, t, t. Pretend to be a mouse by wriggling fingers at end of nose and squeak i, i, i. Pretend to puff out candles and say p, p, p and so on.
  5. Spelling the tricky words (advanced work)

Jillys is a private organisation committed to providing the highest standards of care and early childhood development (Kindy, Baby Centre, daycare, Nursery, Long day Care, Child Care, Childcare) for children from six weeks to six years of age. Our well appointed centres offer environments that are warm, safe and secure, and are designed to encourage the natural curiosity in each child to flourish. A high quality physical environment is only the start, however, as it is the excellent team of staff in each of our centres who are truly our most valuable "asset". By providing them with regular in-house training and assistance in furthering their own qualifications, we strive to create an environment in which our staff are supported through their own personal and professional development. It is this combination of excellent facilities and an outstanding team of staff that we believe allows us to provide the highest quality of care for your child. Our vision is that we will help in building a solid foundation of self-esteem, confidence, and overall health and well-being for each child, which will serve to enhance the enjoyment and productivity of their school years, and ultimately allows them to fulfil their individual potential into adulthood. The mission of Jillys is to provide the Parents of young children with opportunity, choice, and peace of mind. We will achieve this by being a committed partner in the care, growth, education and development of their children through the important "formative years". In doing this we are committed to the highest standards of care and early childhood development, with the best staff, using the best facilities.

Our approach to providing the highest quality care for your child is to provide those inclusions that are considered 'standard' from any quality childcare centre: meals (not formula) and bedding/linen requirements are all provided. Our centres operate with a high focus on quality, full-time staff, and a significant proportion of our team (well above 'minimum' requirements) hold tertiary-qualifications. And for those children in the Pre-School age group (3-5 years) we offer a full pre-school program (once only associated with 'traditional pre-schools) within operating hours that meet the needs of working parents. Jillys provide the following as standard inclusions: Meals Our centres provide a nutritious menu of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea, as well as fruit and drinks. Over 50% of your child's recommended daily intake is provided on a daily basis. We also provide an individualised menu to those children who suffer from any known or suspected allergies, and we completely exclude those more common potential allergens (eg peanut butter) as a precaution.

Our School Readiness Program commences at the time your child is enrolled at our centre, regardless of their age, and represents a systematic and continuous approach to preparing each child for primary school. Developmental Goals and Objectives The specific school-related goals and objectives, which are emphasized in the 6-12 month period prior to commencing school, include: · Packing their own bag · Reading their name in a variety of typed and hand written fonts · Home tasks (to gain responsibility for taking information home and sharing it with a parent, and then returning information to the teacher) · Following through on instructions without constant supervision � Eating out of a lunch box (unwrapping food, eating whole pieces of fruit etc) · Forming letters on a line going from left to right · Putting shoes and socks on without help · Health, Hygiene and Safety, including road safety, car safety, 'stranger danger', sun-protective behaviours, dental and oral hygiene, etc · Interacting positively and politely with adults · Working in small and large group situations

Sydney city workers can benefit from having a childcare centre just over the Bridge.

Vacancies exist at both centres ( vacancy, positions available) for yourr child or bub. Contact us, as we have vacancies for all preschool children from 6 weeks to school age as well as before and after school and vacation care for the older children at big school (infants and primary school).

Long Day Care Centres offer childcare and individual learning programs for children aged from 6 weeks to under 6 years of age.

Day Care Centres are open at least 10.5 hours each weekday and can care for your child on a regular full time, part time or casual basis. They are privately run, supported local government, community organisations, employer (commercial) for their employees. Long Day Care centres must be licensed and operate according to State Government regulations. The Child Care Access Hotline 136150 provides information for parents about types of childcare services, vacancies, government help with the cost of childcare and choosing a quality service. The hotline is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 9pm, Australian Eastern Standaard Time on 1800 670 305. A Telephone Typewriter Service (TTY) is available on 1800 639 327 (only for people who are deaf or who have a hearing or speech impairment). A Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) is also available to assist callers from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps families with the cost of child care for long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school hours care, vacation care and other registered care. It is paid directly to your childcare provider to help lower the fees you have to pay. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for other payments or concessions. Telephone the Centrelink Family Assistance Office on 136 150 for more information.

 

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

School readiness programme

 

Liverpool Council and Rossmore has a free Children's Festival and over many years has proved to be to be extremely popular with local children and parents. It has been described as an old style "Village Fair" where local playgroups and children's services provide information and free activities for the children, and local dance schools and bands provide the entertainment on the day. North Sydney Council's free Children's Festival coincides with Children's Week each year. The children have great fun and this year can see: live entertainment prizes & giveaways australian wildlife display healthy food stalls sports activities jumping castles art & craft kindifarm fire engine, police & more! For further general information ring 9936 8100. Parents' quotes: "Keep it up as is!" "Excellent. All people involved were very happy and helpful!" "Fantastic! The kids loved it." And what did parents like most? "Friendly environment, good entertainment" "Everything - entertainment." "All was great!" All childcare services must provide a safe and appropriate care and educational environment for children as outlined in the Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act, 1998. Regulations cover areas such as staff qualifications, the ratio of staff to children, physical requirements of building spaces and equipment, health and safety and administrative requirements.

Child Care points to consider in choosing a centre for your child: Are you welcome to visit your child at any time? Does your child feel welcome? Are family members encouraged to participate in activities? Is information shared between the centre and families? Does the centre's philosophy fit well with your own ideas and values? Is there a planned program of daily activities? Are you encouraged to talk to staff about the programs offered? Do the activities interest your child? Do you and your child feel comfortable with the centre? For further advice on choosing the service that best meets your and your child's needs, contact the National Childcare Accreditation Council on 1300 136 554 or www.ncac.gov.au for their publication Choosing Quality Child Care. Child Care & Family Info Line Phone: 8594 4244, 1800 803 820 Level 1, 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville2043 Web: www.gowrie-sydney.com.au Free telephone information about childcare services. Interpreter service available. Child Care Access Hotline Phone: 1800 670 305 Level 4, 8/10 Hobart Pl, Canberra ACT 2601 Web: www.facs.gov.au Information for parents about childcare services, vacancies, types of care, government help with the cost of childcare and choosing a quality service.

North Sydney Children's 6 Services Guide Financial Assistance Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps with the cost of childcare for long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school hours care, vacation care and registered care. It is paid directly to your childcare provider to help lower the fees you have to pay. The amount of benefit will depend on your income and assets, and the number of children attending childcare in any approved service. If you are the parent or guardian of a child, you may be eligible for other payments. For more information, contact a Family Assistance Office, or visit www.familyassist.gov.au. Your childcare provider can give you further details.  Family Assistance Office Hotline: 13 6150 Web: www.familyassist.gov.au One-stop shop for Australian families eligible for Commonwealth Government Child Care Subsidy and family assistance payments. North Sydney Office Shop P40, Ground Floor, North Point Shopping Centre 100 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060 Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon - Fri Chatswood Office 56-64 Archer St, Chatswood Hours: 8am-4.30pm, Mon - Fri. Playgroups offer an opportunity for children aged 0-5 years to meet, play and learn with other children, and a chance for parents and carers to mix with others. Children must be accompanied by their parent or carer for the entire time. A small fee to cover costs is usually charged.

Early Intervention is essential in developing childrens behaviour.

Playgroup is run by volunteer parents, and contact details change frequently. Contact the Playgroup Association of NSW on (02) 9632 8577 or visit www.playgroupnsw.com.au if you have difficulty making contact with your local playgroup. The Playgroup Association also provides support to playgroups in NSW through starter kits, information and advice, field staff (including a special needs officer and an ethnic liaison officer) and discounted purchase on Playgroup Shop items. Early Childhood Centres provide parenting support with areas such as feeding, behaviour, support groups, education, regular checks of children's growth and development, early detection of any problems and information regarding other children's services. Services are free to Medicare cardholders and available for children 0-5 years. A referral is not necessary - phone for appointment. Centres are located at: Cremorne Phone: 9953 7042 108 Parraween St, Cremorne 2090 Drop-in Hours: 9am-12.30pm, Mon & Fri. Closed Mon afternoon. Appointments: Tue, Wed & Thu 9am-12pm & 2-5pm, and 2-5pm, Fri. Crows Nest Phone: 9438 3019 Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest 2065 Drop-in Hours: 9am-12.30pm, Mon, Wed & Fri. Appointments: 2pm-5pm, Wed & Fri. Group & Appointments: Tue & Thu. Family Health Services  LNS Child & Family Health Centre Phone: 9448 3155 44 Hercules St, Chatswood 2067 Multi-disciplinary, communitybased child and family health service. Assistance with emotional or behavioral problems, paediatric consultations, speech and language assessment and treatment, a hearing clinic and occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology resources for schools. Hours: 8.30am-5pm, Mon-Fri Fees: Free Eligibility: Must live in or go to school in the lower north shore.

Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc Phone: 9923 2727 3 Cunningham St, North Sydney Email: info@earlyed.com.au Web: www.earlyed.com.au Early childhood intervention services for children with a disability or difficulty (physical, intellectual, sensory, social, emotional or behavioural). Group programs, therapy, individual educational sessions, support for transition to school, home visiting and family support. Hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, Mon-Fri Eligibility: Up to school entry. Tresillian Family Care Centre Phone: 9432 4000 25 Shirley Rd, Wollstonecraft 2065 Email: tresillian@email.cs.nsw.gov.au Web: www.cs.nsw.gov.au/Tresillian Parenting assistance for families with children 0-3 years. Support groups include toddler management, first aid and postnatal depression groups. Settling groups for mothers with babies, a Day Stay program, occasional care for babies and an outreach program for assistance with feeding, settling, depression and management. Residential program for 0-2 year olds held at Willoughby. Office Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. Occasional Care: 9.30am- 2.30pm, Wed-Fri Fees: No fee for Day Stay. Occasional Care has daily fee. Eligibility: Up to 3 years. Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting your child from potentially life threatening diseases. These diseases can spread rapidly from child to child and within the community. If children remain unprotected, serious outbreaks can occur.

North Sydney Immunisation Clinic Phone: 9936 8100 Venue: Hutley Hall, 200 Miller St, North Sydney 2060 Email: council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au Web: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au Early childhood immunisation clinic, administered by experienced, fully accredited nurses. The clinic is a drop-in service - no appointment is necessary. Please bring your immunisation record (blue book) and Medicare card. Hours: 2nd Thursday each month, 9.30-11.30am (no clinic in January) Fees: Free Eligibility: Residents of North Sydney LGA, up to 5 years.  Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline: 8853 4999 Mail to: PO Box 680, Baulkham Hills 1755 Web: www.breastfeeding.asn.au Mothers support, breastfeeding counselling, literature and mothering aids, meetings and breast pump hire. Fees: $50 annual membership. Centacare Broken Bay Phone: 8425 8700 40 Merrenburn Ave, Naremburn 2065 Provides a Domestic Violence Court Assistance Scheme, supported playgroups, family mediation, counselling and groups. Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Child Support Agency Phone: 131 272 Level 30, 130 George St, Parramatta 2150 Web: www.csa.gov.au Collection agency for child maintenance payments. Hours: 8:30am-4:45pm, Mon-Fri FAMI Club Phone: 8877 5283 Mail to: Locked Bag 2220, Macquarie Hospital, North Ryde 1670 Support for families where a parent has a mental health issue. Information, counselling, discussion groups, family sessions. Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Family Assistance Office See Page 6 Family Support Service Phone: 8425 8700 40 Merrenburn Ave, Naremburn 2065 Flexible home and centre-based support for families experiencing difficulties. Information and referral, counselling, support groups and parenting assistance. Hours: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. After hours appointments available Eligibility: Families with children aged 0-18 years.  Kids Help Line Phone: 1800 551 800 Web: www.kidshelp.com.au Free children's 24-hour telephone, email and web-based counselling. Hours: 24 hours telephone counselling NSW Department of Community Services Helpline Helpline: 132 111 Web: www.community.nsw.gov.au 24-hour helpline child protection helpline. Children with disabilities, from a non-English speaking background or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent may require extra support to use local children's services. A number of services are available covering health, special education and practical assistance. For more comprehensive information about local services, support and recreational opportunities, visit www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au and click Community Directory, or contact Council on (02) 9936 8100.

Aussie Deaf Kids Phone: 9960 2401 Web: www.aussiedeafkids.com Online support and resources for parents of deaf and hearing impaired children. Australian Association for Families of Children with a Disability Phone: 1800 222 660 590 Orrong Rd, Armadale VIC 3143 Web: www.aafcd.org.au Provides free telephone information and support for families of children and young people with a disability. Centacare Broken Bay See Page 21 Chatswood Assessment Centre Phone: 9448 3182 46 Hercules St, Chatswood 2067 Assessment and counselling for medical and education management issues for children with developmental disabilities. Eligibility: Children under school age with disabilities and special needs. Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc See Page 19 Lifestart Co-operative Ltd - Head Office Phone: 9807 9700 78C Charles St, Putney 2112 Web: www.lifestart.org.au Early childhood intervention services, including home based, centre based and inclusion support services. Family support, information and courses. Eligibility: Children with a disability or developmental delay, up to 5 years. Parent Council For Deaf Education Inc Phone: 9871 3049 2067 Web: www.bcs.org.au Activities are held every Saturday during school terms for children with disabilities. Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years. SDN Northern Sydney Inclusion Support Agency Phone: 9955 3665 8 Rodborough Ave, Crows Nest 2065 Web: www.sdn.org.au Works with childcare centres to support the inclusion of children from culturally diverse backgrounds, children with ongoing high support needs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Eligibility: Up to 12 years. SPELD NSW Inc Phone: 9451 9477 127 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest 2086 Web: www.speldnsw.org.au Phone counselling, information and resources for children and adults with learning disabilities. The Spastic Centre - Children's Services Phone: 9972 8297 McLeod Centre, 189 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights 2100 Web: www.thespasticcentre.org.au Specialist assessment and advice for children with cerebral palsy or a similar condition. Eligibility: Up to 18 years.

Asperger, ADHD, ADD Eqrly intervention is being looked into by the centres to help parents assimilate ther children in the day care environment.

The Spastic Centre - Intensive Family Support Options (IFSO) Phone: 9972 8199 PO Box 184, Brookvale 2100 Web: www.thespasticcentre.org.au Free home-based support program for families with a child with a disability, who are at risk or a crisis point. A family therapist works intensively with the family for a short period. Non-intensive support sessions also available. Hours: Flexible Eligibility: Families with child up to 18 years. FREE North Sydney Immunisation Clinics (Note: this service is for Medicare card holders only) When: 9.30-11.30am 2009: Thurs 12 Feb, Thurs 12 Mar, Thurs 9 Apr, Wed 13 May, Wed 10 Jun, Wed 8 Jul (North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller St North Sydney), Wed 12 Aug, Wed 9 Sep, Wed 14 Oct, Wed 11 Nov, Wed 9 Dec Where: Hutley Hall,

North Sydney Council, 200 Miller St, North Sydney Register: Medicare card holders only, please fax, post, or bring in the registration form. About the Clinic: The clinic provides efficient, reliable and caring immunisation for children aged 0-5 years, administered by a experienced, fully accredited nurses. Your child's immunisation history will be recorded on our computerised system. This will ensure you are informed by letter when your child is due for a vaccine, detailing the date and time of the clinic. The clinic is a "drop-in" service - when you arrive the administration service will ask for your child's immunisation records (blue book) and your Medicare card. There is a play area for children in the Hall and the nurses will attend to you in the order you arrive. Early Childhood Health Centres are maintained in partnership with the NSW Department of Health and North Sydney Council. They offer support for parents in areas such as feeding, behaviour management and children's growth and development. They provide regular health checks and early detection tests, and host a range of education and support groups for families. Services are FREE to parents and carers of children aged 0 to 5 years. Cremorne Early Childhood Health Centre 108 Parraween St Cremorne Phone: (02) 9953 7042 Crows Nest Early Childhood Health Centre Crows Nest Centre 2 Ernest Place Crows Nest Phone: (02) 9438 3019

 

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

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