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VACANCIES

Ashcroft
St. Anthony's Child Care Centre  We are taking enrolments now for 2020!

Fairfield East
Genesis Early Learning limited vacancies for 2020!

Liverpool
Liverpool School for Early Learning enrol now for 2020
Star Academy Kids Liverpool vacancies for 2019 and beyond enrol now!

Miller
Step Ahead 3 Child Care Centre enrol now


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PROFESSIONALS FOR CHILDREN


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS


ADDITIONAL NEEDS PROVIDERS


RESOURCES FOR CARE PROVIDERS


CHILD CARE DIRECTORY 

Covering All areas
All Areas Family Day Care
Mission Australia Family Day Care South West Sydney 

Ashcroft
ICU Early Learning Childcare Centre
St. Anthony's Child Care Centre  

Austral
Unity Juniors

Cecil Hills
Toddlers & Co Early Learning Centre

Chipping Norton
Chipping Norton Montessori

Fairfield
Imaginations Preschool & Early Learning Centre

Fairfield East
Genesis Early Learning

Hammondville
St George Montessori  Early Learning Centre - Hammondville

Hinchinbrook  
Angel's Paradise Long Day Care Centre 

Kemps Creek
Little Smarties Early Learning Centre - Kemps Creek
MindChamps Early Learning Kemps Creek

Liverpool 
Kinderland Academy Liverpool 
Liverpool School for Early Learning
Little School Long Day Care
Star Academy Kids Liverpool
Young Achievers Early Learning Centre

Miller
Step Ahead 3 Child Care Centre

West Hoxton
MindChamps Early Learning West Hoxton 1
MindChamps Early Learning West Hoxton 2
MindChamps Early Learning West Hoxton 3


CARE IN OTHER AREAS

Sutherland Shire Local Child Care

St George Local Child Care

Parramatta Local Child Care

Inner West Local Child Care

Camden Macarthur Local Child Care

Western Sydney Local Child Care

Canterbury/Bankstown 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 Liverpool Fairfield 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 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
 

Giving your Child the Edge in School
Date: 28 November 2019 (Thursday)  Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: MindChamps West Hoxton 3 (265a Fifteenth Ave, West Hoxton, NSW, 2171)

Come and learn about MindChamps’ school readiness programme and how to prepare your Champ for big school.

Our speaker – acclaimed author and Dean of Research and Programme Development, Brain Caswell - will cover:

  • School Readiness at MindChamps
  • Your role in supporting your Champ’s preschool education
  • General information about literacy & numeracy and how the MindChamps Reading Programme strengthens your Champ’s love of reading.

Who is Brian Caswell?
Brian is the author of over 20 novels and parenting books. With 45 years of experience as an author, a creativity coach, teacher and lecturer he brings unparalleled knowledge to his role as our MindChamps Dean of Research & Programme Development.

It is essential that you register as places are limited for this FREE Giving your Child the Edge in School Session! Don't miss out and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

REGISTER NOW


At St. Anthony's Early Learning Centre we provide high quality care and education for children aged from 0-6. Our staff are fully qualified and run a school readiness program for the pre-school aged children.
The centre is open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm. We have a centre cook that provides nutritious meals for the children.

We have monthly yoga classes free for pre-school children and we also have the SoccaJoeys program.

Our upcoming events are:

  • Diwali celebration
  • Worm Farm workshop for children and educators
  • Halloween Party
  • Christmas Party with a jumping castle and face painters
We are taking enrolments now for 2020!   Contact us for more information

Liverpool School for Early Learning
Our centre is a privately owned and operated early learning centre catering for children between the ages of 2 -6year olds. Angela, the Licensee/Director is a 4 year trained Early Childhood Teacher. Liverpool School for Early Learning is open Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 6.00pm. We are closed public holidays and 2 weeks over the December/January holidays.
 
The centre is currently licensed for 25 children a day between the ages of 2 to 6 years.

Qualified educators interact and observe the children as we provide an extensive school readiness and observation program. We have a 4 year trained Early Childhood Teacher who along with other trained educators implements a school readiness program within our daily curriculum. The educators at Liverpool School for Early Learning are highly qualified, experienced, committed and dedicated to their profession. Our ratio of educators to children is 1 to 5 which allows all educator to provide the best possible care for all children. We pride ourselves on the care and education we provide and welcome you to visit our centre at any time.

Liverpool School for Early Learning prides itself on delivering quality programs for the children in our care, based on current best practices for Early Childhood. With this in mind, our philosophy is based on an Emergent Curriculum and inspired by the teaching in the School of Reggio Emilia, Northern Italy. Liverpool School for Early Learning also implements Australia’s national Early Years Learning Framework, “Belonging, Being and Becoming”. 

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 NDIS plan, 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 about assessments or how we can support your NDIS plan, contact our Customer Care team on 1300 003 900 or visit www.learninglinks.org.au. Our Liverpool Learning Centre is located at Shop 2, 54-56 Macquarie St (North), Liverpool NSW 2170.


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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