SCECS news

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


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…


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


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


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

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

First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese


The Sydney Catholic Early Childhood education portfolio just got larger and more equitable for families, with the opening of its first ever not-for-profit preschool. St Therese Catholic Preschool will open in May with up to 40 students, next door to St Therese Catholic Primary School at Sadleir-Miller. Click here to read full article

First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese2019-09-02T04:22:43+00:00

Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services – Join our Team!


We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and reliable team members! Do you have a passion for providing quality education and care to children? Then join our talent pool TODAY! Take your career to the next level and join our growing organisation. At Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services (SCECS), we believe that we are founded on the person of Jesus Christ and enlivened by the gospel. We believe that each child, family and educator is unique and valued individually. We value and honour diversity and accept and celebrate differences in other people. We believe each person and their family’s values, culture, beliefs,

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Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services – Join our Team!2019-02-26T03:20:41+00:00

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and online payment estimator


The new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) has come into effect from 2 July 2018. This will replace both the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The CCS is more than just a combination of the two payments, it is a fundamental change to the way that eligibility for payments to families is assessed, and how the payment is calculated. The amount of CCS that families will receive will depend on individual family circumstances. Families who currently receive Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate and expect to receive the CCS will need to determine their own eligibility for this.

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Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and online payment estimator2019-02-26T03:27:37+00:00