Bright Little Stars Early Learning Centre on Mowbray enrol today

Bright Little Stars Early Learning Centre on Haig limited vacancies
Chatswood Early Learning
Centre - Magnolia Cottage
 enrol now!

East Lindfield Community Preschool enrol now for 2020

Little Steps Early Learning enrol now

Good Hands Long Day Care
enrol now

Normanhurst West Community Preschool enrol now for 2020

WillowBee Early Learning
limited vacancies, enrol now http://www.willowbee


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Come and see the difference that 3 decades of research has brought to early childhood education. Our internationally renowned curriculum was developed by Australian education, psychology and neuroscience researchers  –  to make a truly holistic program that creates the Champions of tomorrow using the knowledge of today. Not all early learning centres are created equal - but the only way to know is to see it for yourself.

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Bright Little Stars Early Learning Centre on Mowbray
Innovative Early Learning

Apples & Honey Preschool
Bright Little Stars Early Learning Centre on Haig
Chatswood Early Learning Centre - Magnolia Cottage

Rhondas Cottage 

Crows Nest Kindergarten

East Lindfield Community Preschool
Little Steps Early Learning

Thrive Early Learning Centre Hornsby
MindChamps Early Learning Hornsby

Daystars Killara 
Little Giants Killara

Happy Kids Early Learning
Jenny's Kindergarten & Early Learning Lane Cove North 
MindChamps Early Learning Lane Cove 
Nickys Kids Town Lane Cove
Possums Corner Childcare Centre

Senses ELC 

Mosman Kinderland 
The Lookout Early Education Centre

Naremburn Early Learning Centre
White Rabbit Child Care Centre

Cameragal Montessori School

Cameragal Montessori School - Lavender Bay 

Northside Montessori School

CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre – St Leonards

Sydney Grammar School St Ives Preparatory 

Stepping Stones Montessori Long Day Care

Good Hands Long Day Care

Barker College Preparatory School

Peter Rabbit Community Preschool

Konomi Kindergarten
Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner Preschool
Mowbray Place Early Learning Centre
Tree of Life Early Learning School
WillowBee Early Learning Centre


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Welcome to the North Shore 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. For some parents/carers, it can be difficult to working out whether your child is ready and how to get started. We hope our parent resource will give you some tips.

WIN, WIN... a $50 Gift Card.  For your chance to win simply email us  your contact details and tell us how you have used our site/facebook to go into the draw to win.

East Lindfield Community Preschool is a community preschool which has welcomed, cared for and educated children as part of the greater community for over 50 years. It is a place where our committed teachers and educators inspire our children to develop a strong sense of identity while giving them a place to belong. 

We welcome families from all cultures and ethnic backgrounds and aim to honour and respect our community's diversity.

We are open Monday-Friday from 7.30am-3pm.  The Preschool operates on a 4 term basis as set for the NSW Public Schools and is closed on Public Holidays and School Holidays.  

East Lindfield Community Preschool is committed to the employment of staff who are appropriately qualified and experienced. All educators have formal qualifications in Early Childhood Education.  Each class has a trained 4 year university early childhood teacher, and a qualified educator.

We believe that young children's play allows them to explore, identify, negotiate, take risks and create meaning.  The intellectual and cognitive benefits of playing have been well documented.  Children who engage in quality play experiences are more likely to have well-developed memory skills, language development, and are able to regulate their behaviour, leading to enhanced school adjustment and academic learning. Curriculum decision making contributes to each child's learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.  In play, children usually have increased feelings of success and optimism as they act as their own agents and make their own choices.    Contact us for more information.

Normanhurst West Community Preschool is a Non for Profit Organisation providing quality education and care to children aged 3-5 years of age.

The Preschool operates from 9:00am until 2:30pm each weekday during school terms. Our School readiness activities and routines support and guide children to build foundations and confidence as they prepare for big school.

Our spacious indoor and natural outdoor environments  allow interest based learning opportunities for children to build their own identities, to become confident and successful learners within our community.

For Life We Are Learning.  Contact us for more information.

White Rabbit Child Care Centre
Serving the community since 1995, we are a Long Day Child Care Centre for children aged 0 – 6 years and our hours of operation are 7.30am to 6.00pm for 50 weeks of the year.

White Rabbit has been specifically designed to provide a stimulating early learning environment for young minds. It is staffed by caring and qualified educators with many years of experience and is equipped with an extensive range of educational resources.

Conveniently located on the lower north shore of Sydney, close to public transport routes and only one set of traffic lights onto the freeway to the Sydney CBD.

Contact us for more information.

CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre – St Leonards
We are very excited to announce that we have change our business name from Gumnut at Forum to CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre – St Leonards. Our management and staff members are still same and committed to provide quality service to our families and children. CASS Gumnut Early Learning Centre – St Leonards is not-for-profit community-based long day care centre. Our centre is Less than 1-minute walk from St Leonards train station. We provide flexible care sessions to meet family’s needs. We deliver intergeneration program, transition to school program, fun incursion and excursion program. We also deliver STEM education using  smart board with integrated technology. We have built strong connection with community and collaboration with families. We still have few vacancies left. Please call us on 02 94393300 or send us an email to book a centre tour. You can also visit or visit our Facebook page for information regarding centre’s updates and program.

Innovative Early Learning
We have just started a Stay and Play session for all age groups at Innovative Early Learning (11 George Place Artarmon) from 10:00 to 11:00am each Friday, (to encourage some Monday and Friday enrolments ) this is free of charge and if anyone would like to come they just need to send an email  so we can confirm numbers.

Sylvanvale Clinical Services provides therapy services for people of all ages and abilities.   We offer individual or group therapy services including:

•    Occupational Therapy
•    Individual Skills Development
•    Clinical Psychology
•    Counselling
•    Speech Pathology
•    Assessment and Training
•    Behaviour Support
•    Supported Playgroup

Speech Pathology.   Last week, 25 – 31 August 2019, was Speech Pathology Week. This week promoted the work done by Speech Pathologists with more than 1.2 million Australians who have a communication disability that impacts their daily life.

Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listing, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a Speech Pathologist.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression”. Speech Pathologists play an important role in enabling people with communication difficulties to realise their communication rights.

Sylvanvale employs two Speech Pathologists who have immediate capacity to see participants at a location of their choice at the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rate.   If your child requires the support of a Speech Pathologist, please call Sylvanvale’s Customer Service Team on 1300 233 577 to make an appointment or Contact us for more information.

Lift Off! Speech Language and Learning is a highly regarded Speech Pathology Clinic in Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore.

We provide an accessible speech pathology service that assists children of all ages in developing their communication and academic skills. We strive to assist your child in every way possible and offer the highest quality service with individualised attention.
We provide assessment and intervention programs that suit the learning style and specific needs of your child. We offer clinic based services primarily but also provide home visits and school visit on Sydney's North Shore.

We work with children between the ages of 12 months and 18 years in the following areas:

•    Speech development including articulation and clarity 
•    Speech sound disorders
•    Dyspraxia (Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
•    Receptive and Expressive Language development 
•    Higher Level Language skills including executive functioning, auditory processing, working memory 
•    Social skills
•    Autism Spectrum Disorder 
•    Stuttering
•    Voice disorders
•    Primary School language and academic development
•    High School language and academic development
•    Literacy difficulties including dyslexia
•    Written and Oral Expression
•    Bilingual Learning - Cantonese

For more information please Contact Us

First Aid For You has been delivering courses that are designed to make you think, laugh and learn along the way.

We provide professional hands-on group training for 5 people or more.  WE COME TO YOU at home or at work, 7 days a week, conducting courses at a time that suits.

Delivering both accredited courses and information sessions in:

  • First Aid For Families ( 2 hours and perfect for all parents and carers of children)
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTAID001 Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • 22024VIC Emergency Management of Asthma
  • 22099VIC First aid management of Anaphylaxis

FAFY Trainers are dedicated, passionate, qualified mix of paramedics, nurses, medical specialists, child and adult educators BUT most importantly amazingly talented and experienced MUMS.

We also run First Aid for KIDS Workshops – a 1 hour interactive, fun and very informative first aid course just for 5 – 12yr olds. Are your Kids ready to be Superheroes and help save a life? 

Bookings are now available for School Incursions, Vacation and After Hour School Cares and private workshops.  For more information visit or call 1300 853 050


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.
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.

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