SCECS news

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

2020-03-04T21:29:44+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 program2020-03-04T21:29:44+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

Catholic preschools open doors to asylum seeker children

2020-02-05T00:23:26+00:00

SCECS will be partnering with the Justice and Peace Office of Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Jesuit Refugee Service; Sydney Alliance and Catholic Care and The City of Canterbury-Bankstown to provide free access to childcare in our Early Childhood Services with wrap-around services to also support families seeking asylum! Read more...

Catholic preschools open doors to asylum seeker children2020-02-05T00:23:26+00:00

Catholic Preschools & long day care services – major shake-up to Sydney daycare

2020-02-05T00:23:49+00:00

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/

Catholic Preschools & long day care services – major shake-up to Sydney daycare2020-02-05T00:23:49+00:00