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First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese Exceeds National Standards

2020-09-24T00:27:54+00:00

St Therese Preschool & Long Day Care Sadleir-Miller has been rated as ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ under the National Quality Framework. St Therese Preschool & Long Day Care was the first early childhood service established in 2019 by Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS). The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia. Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating. “An overall rating of Exceeding

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First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese Exceeds National Standards2020-09-24T00:27:54+00:00

SCECS delivers not-for-profit preschool to support growing Rosebery community

2020-09-16T22:56:53+00:00

Above: view from Kimberley Grove, Rosebery. The façade is made from Colorbond ‘Coolmax’ steel exterior cladding and roofing, reflecting the former industrial character of the area. Image: Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services. Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS) have had their development application with City of Sydney Council approved for a new 60 place preschool & long day care service for 0-6 year olds, in a bid to support the growing needs of the Rosebery community and the working families in South Sydney. Planned to open its doors in early 2022, St Joseph’s Preschool & Long Day Care on Kimberley Grove,

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SCECS delivers not-for-profit preschool to support growing Rosebery community2020-09-16T22:56:53+00:00

SCECS scraps public holiday charges

2020-08-07T05:29:45+00:00

"Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS) has extended its no charge for public holiday policy for all families who use their services. Earlier this year, the not-for-profit early childhood education provider scrapped charging fees on NSW public holidays at its two preschool and long day care services including St Therese Preschool & Long Day Care Sadleir-Miller. Now, they are extending it across all services." Read more

SCECS scraps public holiday charges2020-08-07T05:29:45+00:00

SCECS continues to offer high quality care during COVID-19

2020-03-20T00:00:58+00:00

Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services continue to offer high quality care during this time of uncertainty. A message from SCECS Managing Director, Franceyn O’Connor: At SCECS, our community's safety and wellbeing remain our top priority.  We will continue to closely monitor and follow all recommendations and advice from the Australian Government and the Department of Health and Regulatory Authorities and are constantly updating our practices and procedures in response to this unprecedented and constantly evolving situation.   Following recent advice from the Australian Government and the Department of Health, SCECS will continue to operate and support our communities as schools remain open. 

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SCECS continues to offer high quality care during COVID-192020-03-20T00:00:58+00:00

SCECS supports asylum seekers with free childcare in new pilot program

2020-06-15T21:49:22+00:00

SCECS is proud that our Early Childhood Services, such as St John’s in Auburn, is funding a pilot program to provide children of asylum seekers access to free childcare, so parents and carers can access work and education. "Haqqi is one of three children in a pilot program for asylum seekers at St John’s Early Childhood Service in Auburn, Sydney. Without it, his mother would have to fork out about $100 per day." "Like many asylum seekers, Ms Mohd, who is from Malaysia, does not have family in Australia to help out with childcare, nor can she access childcare subsidies as

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SCECS supports asylum seekers with free childcare in new pilot program2020-06-15T21:49:22+00:00

TV hit offers inspiration for future of aged care – Anthony Albanese

2020-02-20T02:30:01+00:00

"Anthony Albanese has called for the TV show Old People’s Home For 4-Year-Olds to be considered as part of the future of aged care in Australia under a plan to create ‘daycare’ for seniors." View the full article...

TV hit offers inspiration for future of aged care – Anthony Albanese2020-02-20T02:30:01+00:00

Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

2020-02-07T03:55:49+00:00

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders from adolescence onward. — Margot Sunderland, The Science of Parenting (2007). This article by Maggie Dent is a great read to help you understand the triggers to stress, anxiety and negative emotions and the techniques that can help you manage and reduce the impact it has on you and others. Read more...

Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down2020-02-07T03:55:49+00:00

Why SCECS love rainy days…

2020-02-07T03:57:06+00:00

There are so many ways to make our children's day fun and engaging when it's raining outside.  At SCECS we get creative with activities that get their imagination soaring! No matter what the child’s interests, we find the perfect way to keep them engaged and stimulated.  Sometimes, our most fun days are when we are all inside, when there are projecta, ideas and activities that get us all working closely together in collaboration. These are some of our favourite things to do when it's raining outside. Cosy up for storytime We love reading at SCECS!  Telling stories and bringing characters to

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Why SCECS love rainy days…2020-02-07T03:57:06+00:00