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The Department of Education (DEC) are now breaching and fining centres when parents don't sign in or out. The fine value is could be as high as $2,000-- each time a parent fails to sign in or out. Signing in and out of children is the dept's prime quality item in caring for children. We continue to check the sign in and out at 9am, 2.30pm and 6pm and heavily remind parents of Jillys requirement for parents to be vigilant in signing in and out of their children.

Each breach by a child care centre could carry a fine of up to $22,500 (200 government penality units) from the department. eg, if two parents havn't signed in on the day the officers arrive for a spot check (ie 2 breaches), results in the fine being double. This is resulting in childcare fees going through the roof or centres going broke. We get spot checked by two department officers, on average every four weeks and there seems to be a competition with officers to see how many faults they can find (eg a child's sink tap dripping because a child didn't turn it off fully, or the water is not flowing out of a tap in a proper way, it may be going to the side a little, common breachs) or how they can trick staff into doing something wrong, eg officers talking to staff about say their program for the day and then breaching the staff as they are now not completly supervising children but talking to the department officers. Every time an annonuous complaint is made by the public about a Centre, the dept comes in with multiple officers and does a thorough search for breaches, such as above. There are 350 odd pages of regulations the dept can breach from, nearly each page carrying large monetry fines. so if you want fee to rise report centres many many times.

Under the National Law, DEC officers have the power to enter and remove anything (199(2)(c) take a thing at the premises) they like from a centre as part of 'their investigation,' (Section 199(2)(c) of the National Law) so please don't leave valuables around such as hand bags or mobile phones . They can even take your strollers if they deem it to be part of an investigation and it is very difficult to get them back. Jillys has had its staff attendance records siezed for 6 months before getting them back, resulting in staff not being paid their Super, they don't seem to care. They went through the staff attendance record with a fine tooth comb and found only one day where we needed a Uni qualified teacher for two hours, which Jillys didn't have. There are over 4,000 vacancies for Uni Teachers in childcare, so its impossible to get one. We got breached. It does appear to be a vendeta, 2 hrs in 6 months of records! We did however have 5 Diploma qualified staff in attendance on that day, but that was ignored, they wanted a Uni trained for 2 hrs.

Now you know why fees in the childcare sector are high and who is to blame.

We have VACANCIES for 0-6 years in the preschool. We offer Centre Based Long Day Care, (LDC) (child care, preschool)) for children from birth (6 weeks of age) to school age in three settings. Babies (0, 6 weeks, 1 and 2 years old), toddlers (2 years old) and preschool (3, 4, 5 and 6years). We have a transition to school program 6 months before they bo to big school (Infants, Primary school), where the children polish their learning of the abc, numeracy, manners, caring for belongings, how to unpack lunch and taking direction.

We have vacancies for primary school children as well.  This is under the umbrella of the same service.  We service Before and After school care for the following schools;

  1. Austral PS
  2. Rossmore PS
  3. Leppington PS
  4. Kemps Creek PS
  5. Bringelly PS
  6. The church schools in the area
  7. The Muslum schools in the area
  8. The christian schools in the area

If your child attends Before or After school care with us, then we also offer Vacation Care to those children during the school holidays, which includes excursions as well

Jillys Early Childhood Development and Educational Centre Pty Ltd has been running now for over 20 years. Our childcare and preschool staff think nothing else other than childcare, childcare, childcare, child care, child care, child care and daycare, daycare, daycare, day care, day care, day care.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.

School readiness programme

The Preschoolers Room introduces your child to Phonics. This is a proven method of teaching your child to read phonetically. Jillys uses the structured syllabus called 'Jolly Phonics', used in many of the primary schools (Kindergarten and year 1) in Great Britain. The schools in Great Britian which use 'Jolly Phonics', show reading scores that are much higher than schools using other techniques.

Download a FREE copy of the guide to Jolly Phonics.

Jolly Phonics is a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable, multisensory way, and enables children to use them to read and write words. This guide provides background advice for parents and teachers. It explains the principles behind Jolly Phonics so that your understanding of the teaching, and your ability to help a child, is much greater. All the material is suitable for use from 3 years old and much of it is also well suited to use at home. Jolly Phonics includes learning the irregular or 'tricky words' such as said, was and the.

Together with these materials we use storybooks. Parental support is important to all children as they benefit from plenty of praise and encouragement whilst learning. Jillys moves at a pace at which your child wants to go. If interest is being lost, we leave the teaching for a while, rather than using undue pressure. Not all children find it easy to learn and blend sounds. It is important to remember that this is not because they are unintelligent, but because they have a poor memory for symbols and words. Extra practice will lead to fluency in reading and help your child manage.

The five basic skills for reading and writing are:

  1. Learning the letter and combination letter sounds (Jillys uses 42 phonetic sounds, such as ai. ou)
  2. Learning letter formation and correct pencil grip. Jolly Phonics uses the Sassoon Infant typeface which is designed for children learning to read and write.
  3. Blending, the process of saying the individual sounds in a word and then running them together to make the word
  4. Identifying sounds in words. The easiest way to know how to spell a word is to listen for the sounds in that word. The Jiglets help identify the sounds in words. Rhyming games, poems and the Jolly Jingles also help tune the ears to the sounds in words. Jillys also uses actions, such as Weaving the hand in an s shape, like a snake, and say ssssss. Wiggle fingers above elbow as if ants crawling on you and say a, a, a. Turn your head from side to side as if watching tennis and say t, t, t. Pretend to be a mouse by wriggling fingers at end of nose and squeak i, i, i. Pretend to puff out candles and say p, p, p and so on.
  5. Spelling the tricky words (advanced work)

Jillys is a private organisation committed to providing the highest standards of care and early childhood development (Kindy, Baby Centre, daycare, Nursery, Long day Care, Child Care, Childcare) for children from six weeks to six years of age. Our well appointed centres offer environments that are warm, safe and secure, and are designed to encourage the natural curiosity in each child to flourish. A high quality physical environment is only the start, however, as it is the excellent team of staff in each of our centres who are truly our most valuable "asset". By providing them with regular in-house training and assistance in furthering their own qualifications, we strive to create an environment in which our staff are supported through their own personal and professional development. It is this combination of excellent facilities and an outstanding team of staff that we believe allows us to provide the highest quality of care for your child. Our vision is that we will help in building a solid foundation of self-esteem, confidence, and overall health and well-being for each child, which will serve to enhance the enjoyment and productivity of their school years, and ultimately allows them to fulfil their individual potential into adulthood. The mission of Jillys is to provide the Parents of young children with opportunity, choice, and peace of mind. We will achieve this by being a committed partner in the care, growth, education and development of their children through the important "formative years". In doing this we are committed to the highest standards of care and early childhood development, with the best staff, using the best facilities.

Our approach to providing the highest quality care for your child is to provide those inclusions that are considered 'standard' from any quality childcare centre: meals (not formula) and bedding/linen requirements are all provided. Our centres operate with a high focus on quality, full-time staff, and a significant proportion of our team (well above 'minimum' requirements) hold tertiary-qualifications. And for those children in the Pre-School age group (3-5 years) we offer a full pre-school program (once only associated with 'traditional pre-schools) within operating hours that meet the needs of working parents. Jillys provide the following as standard inclusions: Meals Our centres provide a nutritious menu of breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late afternoon tea, as well as fruit and drinks. Over 50% of your child's recommended daily intake is provided on a daily basis. We also provide an individualised menu to those children who suffer from any known or suspected allergies, and we completely exclude those more common potential allergens (eg peanut butter) as a precaution.

Our School Readiness Program commences at the time your child is enrolled at our centre, regardless of their age, and represents a systematic and continuous approach to preparing each child for primary school. Developmental Goals and Objectives The specific school-related goals and objectives, which are emphasized in the 6-12 month period prior to commencing school, include: · Packing their own bag · Reading their name in a variety of typed and hand written fonts · Home tasks (to gain responsibility for taking information home and sharing it with a parent, and then returning information to the teacher) · Following through on instructions without constant supervision � Eating out of a lunch box (unwrapping food, eating whole pieces of fruit etc) · Forming letters on a line going from left to right · Putting shoes and socks on without help · Health, Hygiene and Safety, including road safety, car safety, 'stranger danger', sun-protective behaviours, dental and oral hygiene, etc · Interacting positively and politely with adults · Working in small and large group situations

Day Care Centres are open at least 10.5 hours each weekday and can care for your child on a regular full time, part time or casual basis. They are privately run, supported local government, community organisations, employer (commercial) for their employees. Long Day Care centres must be licensed and operate according to State Government regulations. The Child Care Access Hotline 136150 provides information for parents about types of childcare services, vacancies, government help with the cost of childcare and choosing a quality service. The hotline is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 9pm, Australian Eastern Standaard Time on 1800 670 305. A Telephone Typewriter Service (TTY) is available on 1800 639 327 (only for people who are deaf or who have a hearing or speech impairment). A Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) is also available to assist callers from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps families with the cost of child care for long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school hours care, vacation care and other registered care. It is paid directly to your childcare provider to help lower the fees you have to pay. Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for other payments or concessions. Telephone the Centrelink Family Assistance Office on 136 150 for more information.

Rossmore Centre covers Rossmore, Austral, Leppington, Catherine Field, Bringelly, Kemps Creek, Kelvin Park, West Hoxton, Hoxton Park, Cecil Hills, Casula, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Badgerys creek, Luddenham,Greendale, Oran Park, Harrington Park, Kearns, Raby, Narellan, Smeaton Grange, Currans Hill, Kirkham, Eschol Park, St Andrews, Denham Court, Ingleburn, Macquarie Links, Edmondson Park, Prestons, Hinchinbrook, Green Valley, Bonnyrigg Heights, Cecil Hills, Cecil Park, Horsley Park, Mt Vernon, Erskine Park.


School readiness programme

Liverpool Council and Rossmore has a free Children's Festival and over many years has proved to be to be extremely popular with local children and parents. It has been described as an old style "Village Fair" where local playgroups and children's services provide information and free activities for the children, and local dance schools and bands provide the entertainment on the day. North Sydney Council's free Children's Festival coincides with Children's Week each year. The children have great fun and this year can see: live entertainment prizes & giveaways australian wildlife display healthy food stalls sports activities jumping castles art & craft kindifarm fire engine, police & more! For further general information ring 9936 8100. Parents' quotes: "Keep it up as is!" "Excellent. All people involved were very happy and helpful!" "Fantastic! The kids loved it." And what did parents like most? "Friendly environment, good entertainment" "Everything - entertainment." "All was great!" All childcare services must provide a safe and appropriate care and educational environment for children as outlined in the Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act, 1998. Regulations cover areas such as staff qualifications, the ratio of staff to children, physical requirements of building spaces and equipment, health and safety and administrative requirements.

Child Care points to consider in choosing a centre for your child: Are you welcome to visit your child at any time? Does your child feel welcome? Are family members encouraged to participate in activities? Is information shared between the centre and families? Does the centre's philosophy fit well with your own ideas and values? Is there a planned program of daily activities? Are you encouraged to talk to staff about the programs offered? Do the activities interest your child? Do you and your child feel comfortable with the centre? For further advice on choosing the service that best meets your and your child's needs, contact the National Childcare Accreditation Council on 1300 136 554 or for their publication Choosing Quality Child Care. Child Care & Family Info Line Phone: 8594 4244, 1800 803 820 Level 1, 1 Elliott Ave, Erskineville2043 Web: Free telephone information about childcare services. Interpreter service available. Child Care Access Hotline Phone: 1800 670 305 Level 4, 8/10 Hobart Pl, Canberra ACT 2601 Web: Information for parents about childcare services, vacancies, types of care, government help with the cost of childcare and choosing a quality service.

Aussie Deaf Kids Phone: 9960 2401 Web: Online support and resources for parents of deaf and hearing impaired children. Australian Association for Families of Children with a Disability Phone: 1800 222 660 590 Orrong Rd, Armadale VIC 3143 Web: Provides free telephone information and support for families of children and young people with a disability. Centacare Broken Bay See Page 21 Chatswood Assessment Centre Phone: 9448 3182 46 Hercules St, Chatswood 2067 Assessment and counselling for medical and education management issues for children with developmental disabilities. Eligibility: Children under school age with disabilities and special needs. Early Education (EarlyEd) Inc See Page 19 Lifestart Co-operative Ltd - Head Office Phone: 9807 9700 78C Charles St, Putney 2112 Web: Early childhood intervention services, including home based, centre based and inclusion support services. Family support, information and courses. Eligibility: Children with a disability or developmental delay, up to 5 years. Parent Council For Deaf Education Inc Phone: 9871 3049 2067 Web: Activities are held every Saturday during school terms for children with disabilities. Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years. SDN Northern Sydney Inclusion Support Agency Phone: 9955 3665 8 Rodborough Ave, Crows Nest 2065 Web: Works with childcare centres to support the inclusion of children from culturally diverse backgrounds, children with ongoing high support needs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Eligibility: Up to 12 years. SPELD NSW Inc Phone: 9451 9477 127 Blackbutts Rd, Frenchs Forest 2086 Web: Phone counselling, information and resources for children and adults with learning disabilities. The Spastic Centre - Children's Services Phone: 9972 8297 McLeod Centre, 189 Allambie Rd, Allambie Heights 2100 Web: Specialist assessment and advice for children with cerebral palsy or a similar condition. Eligibility: Up to 18 years.

Asperger, ADHD, ADD Eqrly intervention is being looked into by the centres to help parents assimilate ther children in the day care environment.

The Spastic Centre - Intensive Family Support Options (IFSO) Phone: 9972 8199 PO Box 184, Brookvale 2100 Web: Free home-based support program for families with a child with a disability, who are at risk or a crisis point. A family therapist works intensively with the family for a short period. Non-intensive support sessions also available. Hours: Flexible Eligibility: Families with child up to 18 years.