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2409, 2020

First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese Exceeds National Standards

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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1609, 2020

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

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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708, 2020

SCECS scraps public holiday charges

By |August 7th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

"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

1903, 2020

SCECS continues to offer high quality care during COVID-19

By |March 19th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news, Uncategorized|

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

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403, 2020

SCECS supports asylum seekers with free childcare in new pilot program

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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702, 2020

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

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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702, 2020

Why SCECS love rainy days…

By |February 7th, 2020|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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2111, 2019

Catholic preschools open doors to asylum seeker children

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: SCECS news|

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...

209, 2019

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

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: SCECS news|

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

209, 2019

First Catholic Preschool for Sydney Archdiocese

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: SCECS news|

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

1603, 2016

Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services – Join our Team!

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: SCECS news|

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,

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1503, 2016

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and online payment estimator

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: SCECS news|

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

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