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APRIL 2020

Welcome to the Illawarra Local Child Care & Services Directory Newsletter

read all about this great service below.

Be sure to check out all our Detailed Listings to find all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your family when selecting child care.

This month’s resource is about Coronavirus (COVID 19) including contact numbers/links to stay up to date with the latest information.    Also information from NSW Government regarding extra financial assistance in relation to child care fee/Child Care Subsidy.

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Kindyhub    is providing families with online "At Home" Learning Experiences.
During these challenging times, we want to ensure you that Kindyhub has your back, both from an Educators and Parent perspective.

Should Childcare Services be forced to close, Kindyhub can assist educators in providing families with a series of online learning videos, stories and  activities to complete at home:

Capture: Educators can upload images of learning activities and short explainer videos to share with families eg. creative arts, a short puppet show, physical activity options and much more.

Daily Journals: Educators can showcase different learning activities that parents can re-create at home.  

Report Library: Kindyhub will create a new report option for all services called "At Home Learning". This will become part of your report library and can be customised to suit your services needs.

Family Stories: Families can upload these learning experiences directly via the Parent App or Web Portal for educators to plan and extend on the learning at home.

At-Home Learning Icon: Families will soon have access to learning activity ideas, daily program suggestions and links to relevant resources. Kindyhub will update on a regular basis.

This is an optional feature that can be enabled or disabled.

Please advise Kindyhub of any relevant information you would like us to include in this feature.     For further information please view Kindyhub's Website

The Secret Garden Preschool is a privately operated centre.  We strive to create a warm, friendly environment where you and your child come first. 

The Secret Garden Preschool has Vacancies across all days for 2-5 year olds. Call us on 4271 4242 to book in a time to come and visit the service, Make sure you check us out on Facebook

Our Pre-School and staff are committed to providing children with not only the best possible child care but also a quality educational pre-school program which will best prepare the children and help them transition easily to school.

An important aim of our centre is to have excellent communication between families and staff.  This helps to provide the best quality of care to meet your child’s needs in regard to care and education.

We are open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6pm, for children 2-5 years old. We close for Christmas and Public Holidays.

We welcome all enquiries so please contact us.

The Secret Garden Preschool has Vacancies across all days for 2-5 year olds. Send us an email or call us on 4271 4242 to book in a time to come and visit the service, Make sure you check us out on Facebook

Echidna Children's Centre caters for children between 6 weeks and 6 years.  Open Monday to Friday 7am-6:00pm.

At Echidna Children’s Centre we have a strong commitment to the National Quality Standards, always striving to improve our practices in all aspects of service delivery. This is seen throughout the centre and through talking to our qualified and dedicated team. Echidna provide's a safe and secure environment with security for all children and their families and we pride ourselves on the high quality of care and education provided at the centre.

Our fees include meals every day, a variety of resources and activities, a revitalized outdoor space and staff who really make an effort to know your children.

Child ratio is excellent and our staff are highly qualified and experienced. Visitors are welcome at any time.  Contact us for more information.


Important Information from NSW Government.

Please don’t just unenrol your children from their early education and care centres please!  
If you're experiencing temporary financial hardship because your work conditions have changed, you can apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Temporary Financial Hardship.

ACCS provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for up to 13 weeks. You can get up to 100 hours of subsidised child care per fortnight.

For further details including eligibility and to apply, please visit the Australian Government’s Services Australia website:

Contact your Centre Director for more information or mygov.

Key Contacts and Information

Emergencies 000
National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
Health Direct 1800 022 222
Your General Practitioner (GP)

Health authorities are advising to call your GP, or call Healthdirect on 1800 022 222 for further advice should you develop any symptoms of Coronavirus as noted on NSW Health website. If you are seriously unwell and it is an emergency, call 000 immediately.

Keep up-to-date with all the key information, as it is made available via:  

The Australian Government Department of Health is also providing daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts with State specific information on the current status of the virus in Australia, who is at risk and what the Australia Government is doing to address risks.

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