"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
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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. Read more..
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 Read more..
"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...
"A new guide for parents of under 5s from the Morrison Government's eSafety Commissioner will help keep children safe online as more than 1,000 schools and groups around Australia mark Safer Internet Day." Read the full article...
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...
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 Read more..
"If you are in the process of enrolling your child into childcare you will probably be offered a tour of the centre. If not, ask for one – they are extremely helpful in making an informed decision." Read more...
Families battling cost of living pressures have called a new not-for-profit preschool and long day care centre introduced in south-west Sydney “a godsend’. Read more from The Catholic Weekly Read more from The Daily Telegraph https://www.facebook.com/anthonyfisherop/videos/887564264933262/