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                         Child Care
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   in and around the Parramatta City
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 Parramatta City Library         Community Information                November 2008                           1
Table of Contents
Family Day Care ..................................................................................................................3
Long Day Care.....................................................................................................................3
Occasional Care ................................................................................................................12
Playgroups.........................................................................................................................13
Preschools .........................................................................................................................17
Name Index .......................................................................................................................21
Suburb Index .....................................................................................................................23




 Parramatta City Library               Community Information                       November 2008                                  2
                                    Family Day Care
Merrylands / Holroyd Family Day Care                   Parramatta Family Day Care
Scheme                                                 Phone: 02 9688 4566 Fax: 02 9896 0315
Phone: 02 9681 6511 Fax: 02 9632 1061                  157 Targo Rd, Girraween 2145
74A Military Rd, Merrylands 2160                       Mail to: P O Box 190, Pendle Hill 2145
Email: mhfdc@holroyd.nsw.gov.au                        Email: pfdc@communicaresydney.com
Service Description: Quality child care service        Service Description: Childcare in private
which offers professional and supervised care          homes. Small groups allow lots of personal
for children up to 12 years of age in the              attention. Carers receive training, supervision
private homes of approved family day care              and toy library. Child Care Benefit available.
carers.                                                Hours: 8.45am-4.30pm (Office hours)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm (Office hours)               Contact: Co-ordinator.
Contact: Co-ordinator. Mobile 0410 449 394             Fees: On application
Fees: Contact centre for "Recommended Fee
Policy". Carers are self-employed and
                                                       Telopea Family Day Care
                                                       Phone: 02 9638 7755 Fax: 02 9638 4906
responsible for setting own fees.
Disability Access: Yes
                                                       16 Shortland St, Telopea 2117
                                                       Email: fdc@telopea.org.au
Languages spoken: Many and Varied
                                                       Service Description: Home-based child care
Volunteering: This organisation welcomes
                                                       Hours: Office hours; Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
volunteers. Please contact for details.
                                                       Contact: Co-ordinator
                                                       Fees: Yes
                                                       Eligibility: Up to 6 years.


                                      Long Day Care
ABC Developmental Learning Centre                      ABC Developmental Learning Centre
Phone: 02 9890 8292 Fax: 02 9630 5896                  Phone: 1800 222 543
8 Isabella St, North Parramatta 2151                   39 Reynolds St, Toongabbie 2146
Email: pmn@childcare.com.au                            Email: too@childcare.com.au
Web: www.childcare.com.au                              Web: www.childcare.com.au
Service Description: Long Day care.                    Service Description: School Readiness
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                                 program, meals provided, trained and
Contact: Director                                      experienced staff, highest level of government
Fees: Yes                                              accreditation.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                            Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45am-5:45pm
                                                       Contact: 02 9631 4031
ABC Developmental Learning Centre                      Fees: Yes
Phone: 02 9897 1146 Fax: 02 9897 3944                  Eligibility: Children. From 2 to 5 years.
38 Eleanor St, Rosehill 2142
Email: rhl@childcare.com.au
Web: www.childcare.com.au
Service Description: Pre-school programs,
long day care.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Contact: Directors
Fees: Yes
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Volunteering: Opportunities for volunteers.
Please contact supervisor.




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ABC Learning Centre-Wentworthville                  Angel Babies Childcare Centre
Central                                             Phone: 02 9630 2602 Fax: 02 9630 2602
Phone: 02 9896 4032                                 68 Thomas St, Parramatta 2150
90 Dunmore St, Wentworthville 2145                  Web: www.angelschildcare.com.au
Email: wax@childcare.com.au                         Service Description: Long Day Care for 0-2
Service Description: For children aged 0-5          year olds.
years.                                              Hours: Mon - Fri 7:30am - 6pm
Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm                              Fees: Yes
Contact: Pre-school                                 Transport: Close to trains and buses
Fees: 0-2yrs $66.50, 2-3yrs $56.50, 3-6yrs          Disability Access: Yes
$54.50 per day                                      Eligibility: Up to 2 years.
Transport: 5 mins walking distance from             Languages spoken: Arabic; Italian
Wentworthville railway station                      Volunteering: Volunteers welcome
Disability Access: Yes
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                    Angel Cottage Childcare Centre
                                                    Phone: 02 9890 1463 Fax: 02 9890 1463
Languages spoken: Arabic
                                                    1 Gore St, Parramatta 2150
Active Kids Preschool and Long Day                  Web: www.angelschildcare.com.au
Care                                                Service Description: Long day care.
Phone: 02 9858 5703 Fax: 02 9858 5766               Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
382 Kissing Point Rd, Ermington 2115                Contact: Director
Email: admin@active-kids.com.au                     Fees: Yes
Web: www.active-kids.com.au                         Transport: Close to trains and buses
Service Description: Long Day Care.                 Disability Access: No
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
                                                    Languages spoken: Arabic
Alfred Street Child Care Centre                     Volunteering: Volunteers are welcome
Phone: 02 9637 2082 Fax: 02 9637 1471
20-22 Alfred St, Granville 2142                     Another World 4 Kids Kindergarten /
Service Description: Long Day Care.                 Pre-school
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm                           Phone: 02 9687 1357 (9am-1pm)
Contact: Director                                   3 Broxbourne St, Westmead 2145
Fees: Yes                                           Service Description: For children aged 0 - 6
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         years.
Languages spoken: Arabic; Chinese; Filipino;        Hours: 7:30am - 6pm
Spanish; Hindi                                      Contact: Director.
                                                    Disability Access: Yes
Alpha Beta Kindergarten College                     Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Phone: 02 9635 5191 Fax: 02 9633 3556
13 Darcy Rd, Westmead 2145                          Ardill Family Centre
Email: admin@alphabeta.com.au                       Phone: 02 9630 5293 Fax: 02 9683 1070
Web: www.alphabeta.com.au                           84-86 Ross St, Parramatta 2150
Service Description: Long Day Care.                 Email: afc@communicaresydney.com
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm                           Web: www.communicaresydney.com
Fees: Yes                                           Service Description: Educational kindergarten.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         Special needs program offered.
                                                    Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
                                                    Contact: Director
                                                    Fees: Yes
                                                    Disability Access: Yes
                                                    Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                    Languages spoken: Cantonese; Mandarin;
                                                    Vietnamese




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Beetle Bugs Child Care                              Carlingford Kindergarten
Phone: 02 9897 0077 Fax: 02 9897 0077               Phone: 02 9858 2232 Fax: 9801 2273
20 Ostend St, Sth Granville 2142                    4 Maismonde Place, Carlingford 2118
Service Description: Long day care centre.          Service Description: Long day care centre.
Hours: 7am-6pm. Kindy from 7.30am.                  Program runnin gemergent curriculum. Small
Contact: Director. Other contact no. 0414 973       family environment licensed for 29 children
611                                                 aged 2-6 years. Owner/Director Teacher has
Fees: $51 per day - over 2 years. $61 per day       had centre since 1992 with university trained
- Nursery and under 2 years                         staff.
Transport: centre close to bus stop                 Hours: 8am - 6pm
Disability Access: Yes (all facilites are           Contact: Director - Gabrielle Oly
disabled oriented)                                  Languages spoken: German, Italian
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
Languages spoken: English, Arabic, Chinese,         CFK Child Care Westmead
Turkish                                             Phone: 02 9896 7099 Fax: 02 9896 7224
                                                    106 Railway St, Wentworthville 2145
Binalong Cottage Kindergarten                       Mail to: PO Box 106, Westmead 2145
Phone: 02 9631 3174 Fax: 02 9896 2480               Email: westmead@cfk.com.au
24 Binalong Rd, Wentworthville 2145                 Web: www.cfk.com.au
Email: gupta_rsr@hotmail.com                        Service Description: For children aged 0-5
Service Description: Long day care.                 years.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 6pm                         Hours: 7:30am - 6:30pm
Disability Access: Yes (ramp)                       Contact: Centre Manager.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         Fees: 0-2 yrs $73, 2-3 yrs $69, 3-5 yrs $61
                                                    Disability Access: Yes
Bountiful Early Learning Centre
Phone: 02 9631 2449 Fax: 02 9631 3449               Child's Family Kindergarten
49 Fitzwilliam Rd, Toongabbie 2146                  Phone: 02 9636 5882 Fax: 02 9896 8907
Mail to: PO Box 238, Toongabbie 2146                30 Bulli Rd, Toongabbie 2146
Email: admin@bountifulearlylearning.com             Email: littlekidsplace@cfk.com.au
Web: www.bountifulearlylearning.com                 Web: www.cfk.com.au
Service Description: Long day care with             Service Description: Long day care centre with
preschool program                                   full pre-school educational program.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                              Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Fees: Yes                                           Fees: Yes
Transport: Train, T-way and Bus                     Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, toilet)
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)               Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
Languages spoken: Arabic; Cantonese;                Children's Village
Mandarin; Tamil                                     Phone: 02 9631 6552
                                                    68 Metella Rd, Toongabbie 2146
Caring 4 Kids Child Care Centre                     Email: cvillage@optusnet.com.au
Phone: 02 9896 0188 Fax: 02 9896 0388               Service Description: Long Day Care. Purpose
56 Bungaree Rd, Toongabbie 2146                     built centre for 71 children.
Email: admin@caring4kids.com.au                     Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm
Web: www.caring4kids.com.au                         Fees: Yes
Service Description: Long Day Care.                 Eligibility: Children. Up to 5 years.
Hours: 7:30am-6pm
Fees: Yes
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.




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Clovel Child Care and Early Learning                Ermington Possum Patch Child Care
Centre                                              Centre
Phone: 02 9649 6687 Fax: 02 9649 9343               Phone: 02 9684 4471 Fax: 02 9638 3561
39-41 Augustus St, Granville 2142                   12 Bartlett St, Ermington 2115
Mail to: 69 Lisgar St, Merrylands 2160              Email:
Email: lyn@clovelchildcare.com.au                   possumpatchchildcare@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.clovelchildcare.com.au                     Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre           Service Description: Long day care operating
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                              49 weeks per year for children from 6 weeks
Fees: Yes                                           to 6 years old.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm (except public
Languages spoken: Arabic                            holidays)
Volunteering: Contact for details                   Contact: Early Childhood Development Co-
                                                    ordinator
Clovel Child Care and Early Learning                Fees: Yes
Centre                                              Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Phone: 02 9649 6687
2 Harris Rd, Wentworthville 2145                    Ermington Rainbow Cottage
Mail to: 42 Mons St, Lidcombe 2141                  Phone: 02 9638 3607 Fax: 02 9638 3607
Email: lyn@clovelchildcare.com.au                   20 Macartney St, Ermington 2115
Web: www.clovelchildcare.com.au                     Service Description: Long day care centre
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre           Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
with an emphasis on early learning.                 Fees: Yes
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                              Transport: Parking available
Fees: Yes                                           Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)                       Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         Volunteering: Childcare assistants

Dundas Child Care Centre                            Figtree Children's Cottage
Phone: 02 9684 6715 Fax: 02 9898 1354               Phone: 02 9638 4324 Fax: 02 9638 6038
79 Calder Close, Rydalmere 2116                     34a Atkins Rd, Ermington 2115
Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au                       Service Description: Long Day Care Centre.
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre           Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
operating 49 weeks per year for children            Fees: Yes
between 6 weeks and 6 years old.                    Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm (except public               Languages spoken: Arabic, Armenian
holidays)
                                                    Frances Fisk Child Care Centre
Contact: Centre Coordinator
                                                    Phone: 02 9682 6342 Fax: 02 9897 7546
Fees: Yes
                                                    64 The Ave, Granville 2142
Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)
                                                    Email:
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                         francesfiskchildcare@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin,              Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au
Polish, Yugoslavian                                 Service Description: Long Day Care Centre
Educare Playskool                                   operating 49 weeks of the year for children
Phone: 02 9721 3833 Fax: 02 9745 4648               between 6 weeks and 6 years old.
94 Guildford Rd, Guildford 2161                     Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm (except public
Service Description: Long day care centre.          holidays)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm                              Fees: Yes
Fees: Yes                                           Disability Access: Yes (toilet)
Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)                     Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
Languages spoken: Arabic




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Golden Rose Childcare Centre                          Jubilee Park Child Care Centre
Phone: 02 9637 3834 Fax: 02 9637 7185                 Phone: 02 9633 4468 Fax: 02 9633 4202
22-24 Waratah St, Granville 2142                      Jubilee Lane (off Marion St), Harris Park 2150
Mail to: PO Box 169, Granville 2142                   Mail to: PO Box 1056, Parramatta 2124
Service Description: We are Missionary                Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au
Sisters of Mary Queen. One of our mission's           Service Description: Long day care centre
work is to care for children at an early age.         open 49 weeks per year for children between
We would like to educate them to grow to their        the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years.
full potential, by giving them the opportunity to     Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm (except public
experience the world around us and to love            holidays)
each other.                                           Contact: Centre Coordinator
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm                                Fees: Yes
Contact: Director                                     Disability Access: Yes
Fees: Yes                                             Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Disability Access: No
Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.                       Just For Kids Pre School Child Care
Languages spoken: Vietnamese                          Centre
Volunteering: Contact centre                          Phone: 02 9897 2066 Fax: 02 9897 2066
                                                      63-65 Blaxcell St, Granville 2142
Granville TAFE Childrens Centre                       Email: justforkids2142@hotmail.com.au
Phone: 02 9682 0389 Fax: 02 9760 6860                 Service Description: Long Day Care Centre
cnr Elizabeth St and The Avenue, Granville            and Pre School
2142                                                  Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
Email: nicole.sanderson@tafensw.edu.au                Contact: Director
Service Description: Long Day Care                    Fees: Yes
Hours: Term days 8am-5.30pm. Vacation care            Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)
subject to demand.                                    Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
Contact: Director                                     Languages spoken: Arabic
Fees: Yes.                                            Volunteering: Contact organisation
Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           Kindyway Learning Centre
Languages spoken: Hindi; Lebanese;                    Phone: 02 9633 5440 Fax: 02 9633 5440
Sinhalese; Urdu                                       46 Frances St, Wentworthville 2145
                                                      Service Description: For children aged 2 - 5
HQ Child Care Services                                years.
Phone: 02 9635 6533 Fax: 02 9635 7866                 Hours: 7.00am - 6.00pm
1 Charles St, Parramatta 2150                         Contact: Director.
Email: hqccs@peppermail.net.au                        Fees: $47.00 per day
Service Description: HQ Child Care Services           Disability Access: Yes (Toilets)
is a 24 place centre providing quality care and       Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
education for children aged 6 weeks to school         Languages spoken: Arabic, Italian
age.
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm                          Kindyway Learning Centre
Contact: Director                                     Phone: 02 9688 1331 Fax: 02 9688 1331
Fees: Yes                                             5 Short St, Wentworthville 2145
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           Service Description: Long Day care.
                                                      Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
                                                      Contact: Director
                                                      Fees: Yes
                                                      Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                      Volunteering: Yes, interview pending.




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Koala Lane Long Day Care Centre                       Lollipops Childcare
Phone: 02 9871 5503 Fax: 02 9871 5503                 Phone: 02 9898 1100 Fax: 02 9898 1166
25 Wilkinson Lane, Telopea 2117                       Suite 3, Level 4, 1 Grand Ave, Rosehill 2142
Email: klldcc@bigpond.net.au                          Email: irenev@lollipopschildcare.com.au
Service Description: Long day care centre.            Web: www.lollipopschildcare.com.au
Hours: Mon - Fri 8am-6pm                              Service Description: Long Day Care with
Fees: Yes                                             preschool program.
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)                         Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           Fees: Yes
                                                      Disability Access: Yes (Toilet, ramps)
Laughing Clowns Early Learning                        Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Centre                                                Languages spoken: Croatian, Greek
Phone: 02 9874 7745 Fax: 02 9801 1974
213 Marsden Rd, Carlingford 2118                      Maldon Kindergarten Toongabbie
Email: thompson007@optusnet.com.au                    Phone: 02 9631 0953 Fax: 02 9769 1385
Web: laughingclowns.com.au                            3 Reynolds St, Toongabbie 2146
Service Description: Long Day Care with               Email: maldonkindy@swiftdsl.com.au
preschool program.                                    Web:
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm                             www.parramattachildcare.com.au/maldon_kin
Fees: Yes                                             dy
Disability Access: Yes                                Service Description: Long day care centre
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           catering for children 2 - 6 years. Excellence in
                                                      education provided by dedicated staff with
Little Angels Kindergarten                            over 70 years combined experience.
Phone: 02 9897 0056 Fax: 02 9897 0056                 Hours: 7.00am - 6.00pm
29 Prospect St, Rosehill 2142                         Contact: 0409 987 312
Web: www.angelschildcare.com.au                       Fees: $55.00 (3 - 5 yr old); $58.00 (2 yr old)
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre
which also provides out of school hours care          Miss Helena's Place
and vacation care for Rosehill Public School          Phone: 02 9613 0880
students.                                             101 Wigram St, Harris Park 2150
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm                             Service Description: Long Day Care Centre
Fees: Yes                                             Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Transport: Close to trains and buses                  Fees: Yes
Disability Access: Yes                                Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, Toilet)
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.
Languages spoken: Arabic; Thai
                                                      Northmead Baptist Child Care Centre
Volunteering: Volunteers are welcome
                                                      Phone: 02 9683 1938 Fax: 02 9890 3082
Little Treasures Pre-School                           84-94 Kleins Rd, Northmead 2152
Phone: 02 9871 5684 Fax: 02 9871 5691                 Email: aarmitage@bcs.org.au
52 Barellan Ave, Carlingford 2118                     Web: www.bcs.org.au
Service Description: Pre-school.                      Service Description: Long Day Care centre.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm                             Hours: 7:30am-6pm
Fees: Yes                                             Fees: Yes
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)                 Disability Access: Yes
Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.                       Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                      Volunteering: Volunteers welcome - Working
                                                      with Children Check required




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Northmead Redbank Children's Centre                  Parramatta Preschool and long day
Phone: 02 9630 6755 Fax: 02 9630 6411                care
Arthur Phillip Park, 2A Redbank Rd,                  Phone: 02 9630 1055 Fax: 02 9630 0045
Northmead 2152                                       56 Iron St, North Parramatta 2151
Service Description: Child care centre for           Email: zarin@parramattapreschool.com.au
children providing long day care for children        Service Description: Long day care centre.
between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old.         Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm
Closed for three weeks over the Christmas/           Fees: Yes
New Year period.                                     Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm except public                 Languages spoken: Arabic; Indian
holidays                                             Volunteering: Yes
Contact: Centre Co-ordinator
Fees: Yes                                            Peters Playhouse Early Learning
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)                Centre
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                          Phone: 02 9682 5200
                                                     89 Good St, Granville 2142
Palm Child Care Centre                               Email: petersplayhouse@bigpond.com.au
Phone: 02 9637 2828 Fax: 02 9637 2828                Web: www.twinklestars.com.au
60a The Avenue, Granville 2142                       Service Description: Long Day Care Centre
Email: palmchildcare@hotmail.com                     with Pre-School program.
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre.           Hours: 7am-6pm 52 weeks per year
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                               Fees: Yes
Fees: Yes                                            Transport: Close to Granville station
Transport: 7 mins walk from Granville Station        Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, toilets)              Languages spoken: Arabic, Hindi, Spanish
Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
Languages spoken: Arabic, Maltese, Turkish           Platypus Preschool
                                                     Phone: 02 9638 1788 Fax: 02 9638 1788
Parramatta City Pre-School and Child                 9 Lambert Ave, Ermington 2115
Care Centre                                          Mail to: PO Box 232, Ermington 1700
Phone: 02 9630 4511                                  Email: ajanthar@optusnet.com.au
198-200 Pennant St, North Parramatta 2151            Service Description: Long day care.
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre.           Hours: Mon- Fri 7am-6pm
                                                     Contact: Director
Parramatta East Pre-School                           Disability Access: Yes (Toilet)
Phone: 02 9630 2995 Fax: 02 9630 2626
                                                     Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
116 Victoria Rd, Parramatta 2150
                                                     Languages spoken: Chinese; French;
Email: roslynnelson@bigpond.com
                                                     Lebanese; Sinhala
Service Description: Provides long day and
pre-school care.                                     Possums' Place Kindergarten
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                               Phone: 02 9688 1618 Fax: 02 9636 3785
Contact: Director                                    31 Railway St, Wentworthville 2145
Fees: Yes                                            Service Description: Long Day Care.
Transport: Bus stops at door - bus from City         Accredited centre. Preschool program. Hot
via Ryde or bus from Parramatta Station              meals provided. Child care benefit available.
Disability Access: Yes                               Hours: Mon-Fri 6.30am-6pm
Eligibility: From 3 to 6 years.                      Contact: Director
                                                     Fees: Yes
                                                     Transport: Train, Bus.
                                                     Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.
                                                     Languages spoken: Bengali; Korean; Tamil.
                                                     Volunteering: Opportunities available.




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Rosehill Child Care Centre                            Shine Preschool Carlingford
Phone: 02 9635 8672 Fax: 02 9806 0045                 Phone: 02 9871 4735 Fax: 9871 4736
103 Hassall St, Parramatta 2150                       54 Dryden Ave, Carlingford 2118
Web: www.parramattachildcare.com.au                   Email: info@shinepreschool.com.au
Service Description: Long day care.                   Web: www.shinepreschool.com.au
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                                Service Description: Purpose built in 2007. 36
Fees: Yes                                             place long day care centre and preschool for
Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)                         2-5 year olds. Large open areas. Off street
Eligibility: Up to 5 years.                           parking.
Languages spoken: Chinese; Korean;                    Hours: Mon-Fri 7.00 am - 6.00 pm
Vietnamese                                            Fees: 2008 fees: $62 per day
                                                      Disability Access: Yes (Accessible building
Rowley Kindergarten                                   and parking.)
Phone: 02 9632 6182 Fax: 02 9632 6099                 Languages spoken: Mandarin
7 Rowley Rd, Guildford 2161                           Volunteering: Assist with excursions pending
Service Description: Long day for children            suitability and prior arrangement.
aged 2 - 5 years
Hours: 7.30am - 6.00pm                                Sophie's Cottage Kindergarten
Contact: Director: Janusz Kawalec                     Phone: 02 9873 4870 Fax: 02 9873 4870
Fees: $48 per day                                     9 Sophie St, Dundas 2117
Disability Access: No                                 Service Description: Long Day Care Centre.
Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.                       Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
                                                      Fees: Yes
SDN Inclusion Support Agencies                        Eligibility: From 3 to 6 years.
Phone: 02 9897 3635 Fax: 02 9897 2861
28 Cowper St, Granville 2142                          South Parramatta - Granville Preschool
Email: cbisa@sdn.org.au                               Phone: 02 9637 7948 Fax: 02 9637 9025
Web: www.sdn.org.au                                   20 Margaret St, Granville 2142
Service Description: Works with child care            Email: cheynon@optusnet.com.au
services to create inclusive environments             Service Description: Pre-school and long day
which support the wellbeing and development           care.
of all children including children from diverse       Hours: Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal       Contact: Director.
and TSI children, refugee children and                Fees: Yes
children with ongoing high support needs,             Disability Access: Yes
including disabilities. Provides Service              Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
Support Planning, Assisted Inclusion                  Languages spoken: Arabic; Vietnamese
Readiness planning, Flexible Support
Funding, Bicultural Support and Inclusion             St Marina Early Learning Centre
Support Subsidy.                                      Phone: 02 9630 0336 Fax: 02 9630 0335
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm                                3-5 Grandview St, Parramatta 2150
Contact: Cumberland/Blacktown ISA Manager             Service Description: Long day care.
Fees: None                                            Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6:30pm
Languages spoken: Greek                               Fees: Yes
                                                      Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)
                                                      Eligibility: Up to 5 years.




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St Mary Long Day Care Centre                              Trendi Tots Kindergarten
Phone: 02 9896 4504 Fax: 02 9863 5784                     Phone: 02 9687 0232, 0407 015 612 Fax: 02
13 Hampden Rd, Wentworthville 2145                        9687 6025
Service Description: Accredited centre - CCB.             97 Richmond St, Merrylands 2160
Hot lunch, morning, afternoon tea, fruit juices.          Email: trenditotsK@bigpond.com
Qualified staff. Long hours 7am-6pm.                      Service Description: For children aged 2-5
Hours: 7am - 6pm                                          years old.
Contact: Director/Owner and Authorised                    Hours: 7am - 6pm
Supervisor. Other contact number0421 303                  Contact: Director.
257                                                       Fees: $54 per day (2006); $65 (2008)
Disability Access: Yes (Outdoor ramp)                     Disability Access: Yes (ramp)
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                               Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
Languages spoken: Arabic
                                                          Tumble Turn Kidz Early Learning
Tiny Scholars Child Care and                              Centre
Preschool                                                 Phone: 02 9684 6820 Fax: 02 9898 3184
Phone: 02 9638 5559 Fax: 02 9613 8989                     38a River Rd, Ermington 2115
4 Massie St, Ermington 2115                               Email: jdobe@optusnet.com.au
Service Description: Preschool and long day               Web: www.parramattachildcare.com.au
care.                                                     Service Description: Long day care.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm                                    Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm.
Eligibility: From 2 to 6 years.                           Fees: Yes
Volunteering: Yes                                         Eligibility: From 2 to 5 years.
                                                          Languages spoken: Arabic; Cantonese
Toongabbie Children's Early Learning
Centre                                                    Virginia Street Children's Early
Phone: 02 9631 8639 Fax: 02 9631 8494                     Learning Centre
23 Barangaroo Rd, Toongabbie 2146                         Phone: 02 9682 3444 Fax: 02 9682 3499
Email: christinembrennan@hotmail.com                      2-4 Virginia St, Rosehill 2142
Service Description: Long Day Care Centre                 Email: chrisnorton@nortonschildcare.com.au
and Pre-School.                                           Service Description: 80 place (20 places for
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm                                 under 2 years) Long Day Care centre with
Fees: Yes                                                 special needs teacher.
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                               Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm 50 weeks per
Languages spoken: Arabic; Filipino                        year
                                                          Fees: Yes
Tralee Gardens Early Learning Centre                      Disability Access: Yes (Mobility chair)
Phone: 02 9688 3687                                       Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
125 Wentworth Ave, Wentworthville 2145
Mail to: 10 Fryer Ave, Wentworthville 2145                Waratah Montessori Preschool
Service Description: Long day care with early             Phone: 02 9638 5242 Fax: 02 9638 5703
learning program and pre-school.                          cnr Sturt St and Evans Rd, Telopea 2117
Hours: 7am - 6pm                                          Mail to: PO Box 3147, Telopea 2117
Contact: Director.                                        Email: waratahmontessori@bigpond.com
Fees: 0-2yr $69 per day, 2-3yr $64 per day, 3-            Service Description: Preschool and long day
6 $59 per day                                             care.
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)                            Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                               Fees: Yes
Languages spoken: Spanish, Persian,                       Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)
Mandarin                                                  Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.




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Westmeadow Child Care Centre                          Winston Mall Children's Centre
Phone: 02 9635 5499 Fax: 02 9633 3007                 Phone: 02 9624 3421 Fax: 9620 9083
Redbank Rd (Grounds of Westmead                       Shop 44 Winston Mall, 190 Caroline Chisholm
Hospital), Westmead Hospital, cnr                     Drive, Winston Hills 2153
Hawkesbury Rd and Darcy Rd, Westmead                  Email:
2145                                                  winstonmallchildrenscentre@bigpond.com
Mail to: PO Box 533, Wentworthville 2145              Service Description: Childcare centre with
Email: westmeadow@bigpond.com                         some occasional care.
Service Description: Provides long day care           Hours: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Mon - Fri
for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years and              Contact: Claudine O'Keefe, Michelle Hands
evening care for children aged 6 weeks to 12          Fees: 2008 fees - $40 per day for regular care,
years.                                                $25 per half day (morning or afternoon
Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30am-6:30pm (Day Care),              session) for occasional care.
Mon-Fri 1:30pm-11:15pm (Evening Care)                 Transport: Bus
Fees: Contact for details                             Disability Access: Yes (Special Needs
Transport: Close to trains (Westmead station)         Worker)
Disability Access: Yes                                Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
Eligibility: Up to 12 years.                          Volunteering: Please call for details on
                                                      volunteering opportunities.
                                                      Y Kids
                                                      Phone: 02 9635 1791 Fax: 02 9635 1798
                                                      29 Campbell St, Parramatta 2150
                                                      Email: ykids@ywcansw.com.au
                                                      Web: www.ywcansw.com.au
                                                      Service Description: Long Day Care Centre.
                                                      Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm
                                                      Fees: Yes
                                                      Disability Access: Yes (Ramp)
                                                      Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                      Languages spoken: Italian; Mandarin
                                                      Volunteering: Contact for details


                                    Occasional Care
Holroyd Parramatta Mobile Minders Inc                 Westfield Occasional Childcare
Phone: 02 9892 1635 Fax: 02 9892 1655                 Phone: 02 9635 8113
486 Guildford Rd West, Guildford 2161                 Shop 5078B, Level 5, Westfield
Email: mobileminders@hotlinks.net.au                  Shoppingtown, Parramatta 2150
Service Description: Provides mobile child            Web: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au
care services for non-profit community                Service Description: The centre provides
organisations. Clients include people                 occasional childcare places for children
attending support group meetings.                     between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm (Office)                    Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed for
Contact: Co-ordinator                                 three weeks over Christmas/ New Year
Fees: $25 per group per session                       period.
Eligibility: Families with young children. Up to      Fees: Yes.
5 years.                                              Eligibility: Up to 6 years.
                                                      Volunteering: Yes

                                                      Winston Mall Children's Centre
                                                      See Page 12




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                                        Playgroups
Find a Playgroup in your Area

Web: www.playgroupnsw.com.au

Playgroups NSW Inc. gives an option to search for a playgroup in your area online.

ANGLICARE Child, Youth and Family                    Centenary Uniting Community Centre
Services - Carramar Early Interventions              Phone: 02 9683 5023 Fax: 02 9630 4915
Phone: 02 9895 8181 Fax: 02 9635 1792                46 Sorrell St, Parramatta 2150
18 Parkes St, Parramatta 2150                        Email:
Email: eprest@anglicare.org.au                       community@centenary.unitingchurch.org.au
Web: www.anglicare.org.au                            Web: www.centenary.unitingchurch.org.au
Service Description: Provides support work,          Service Description: The Centre offers a range
counselling, supported playgroup and parents         of community and spiritual activities including:
group for young parents under 26 years of            English Conversation Classes- Mondays
age. Also provides supported accommodation           7:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am;
for pregnant or parenting mothers under 26           multicultural playgroups - for parents and their
years of age and their children.                     children 0-5 years old; multicultural social
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (Office)                      gatherings; parenting classes for parents with
Contact: Co-ordinator                                babies 0-6 months old; adult learning; craft
Fees: For rent. Contact for details                  group- Wednesdays 10 am; worship services
Transport: Close to trains (Parramatta station)      Sundays 9am and 10:30am, Tongan worship
Eligibility: From 12 to 25 years.                    service- Sundays 1pm; Out of School Hours
Languages spoken: Vietnamese                         Care and Vacation Care; Tai Chi; Yoga;
Volunteering: This organisation welcomes             Tango dancing.
volunteer assistance with catering and               Hours: Various times for activities, enquire on
preparation for the Young Mothers Group and          9683 5023
Play Group. Contact Co-ordinator for details         Contact: Community Worker or Minister
                                                     Fees: Minimal
                                                     Transport: Buses down Church St; car park off
                                                     Fennell St
                                                     Disability Access: Yes (ramps, hearing loops,
                                                     disabled toilet)
                                                     Languages spoken: Korean
                                                     Facilities: For hire

                                                     Darcy Road Play and Learn group
                                                     Phone: 02 9631 1777 Fax: 02 9631 1376
                                                     Darcy Rd Public School, 98a Darcy Rd,
                                                     Wentworthville 2145
                                                     Email: fsw@hpms.org.au
                                                     Service Description: Activities for children-
                                                     story time, dancing, singing, craft. Meet new
                                                     friends, discuss family issues.
                                                     Hours: Mon- Fri 9:15am-11:15am
                                                     Contact: Child Development Worker:
                                                     cdw@hpms.org.au
                                                     Fees: $1 per visit
                                                     Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
                                                     Languages spoken: Arabic, Vietnamese
                                                     Volunteering: Volunteers welcome




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Dundas West Uniting Church                             Little Rabbits Playtime Group
Phone: 02 9638 2370 Fax: 02 9638 2370                  Phone: 02 9516 2188 Fax: 02 9516 3177
181 Park Rd, Dundas 2117                               Meetings held: St John's Greek Orthodox
Email: dwuc06@bigpond.com                              Church Hall, 11 Hassall St, Parramatta 2150
Service Description: Worship in Uniting                Mail to: PO Box 784, Newtown 2042
Church format. We also have many other                 Email: greekwelfarecentre@bigpond.com
groups & activities available such as the              Service Description: Playgroup
community playgroup on Mondays 10am-                   Hours: Mon 10am-12pm
12pm and Bible study groups.                           Contact: Playtime coordinator
Hours: Church Services: 9:30am & 11:30am               Disability Access: Yes (Ramp, toilet)
(Korean language service)                              Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
Contact: 02 9630 2645, 02 9639 1929                    Languages spoken: Greek
Disability Access: Yes (no steps, large print          Volunteering: For volunteer training please
service material available)                            enquire at Greek Welfare Centre (9516 2188)
Facilities: Hall, Kitchen facilities and rooms for
hire.                                                  Northmead Anglican Church
Volunteering: Opportunities for volunteers             Phone: 02 9630 1234 Fax: 9630 1235
                                                       8 Thomas St, Northmead 2152
EarlyEd Early Childhood Intervention                   Mail to: 7 Thomas St, Northmead 2152
Mobile Playgroup                                       Email: office@nac.asn.au
Phone: 02 9897 1511 Fax: 02 9897 1531                  Web: www.nac.asn.au
Mail to: 17 Virginia St, Rosehill 2142                 Service Description: Services: Sunday 9.00
Email: rhill@earlyed.com.au                            am, 5.00 pm and 6.45 pm, children's church
Web: www.earlyed.com.au                                operates during these times. Monday girls
Service Description: Early childhood                   group years 1-6. Tuesday boys group years
intervention mobile playgroup for children on a        1-6. Friday night youth group years 7-9.
waiting list for early childhood intervention          Sunday senior high group 4pm-5.30pm. Play
services or for families who have a concern            mornings - Tuesday 10-12pm (preschool age).
about their child's development. Monday - St           Young adults - meet Wednesday evenings.
Joachim's School Hall, Lidcombe; Tuesday -             Winston Hills Anglican Church Service held at
Westmead Progress Hall; Wednesday -                    Winston Heights Public School, Buckleys Rd
Harmony House, Auburn North Public School.             at 9.30 am.
Hours: 9am-5pm (Mon - Wed). (School terms)             Contact: Kathy Hall (Ministries Co-ordinator)
Fees: N/A                                              9630 1234
Transport: Community transport available               Transport: Bus to Windsor Rd (100mtrs).
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps and toilet               Nearest train station is Parramatta.
facilities.)                                           Disability Access: Yes (Accessible building.)
Eligibility: Children, from birth to school entry
and their families. The children must be on a
                                                       Northmead Uniting Church
                                                       Phone: 8839 5100 Fax: 9683 6426
waiting list for early childhood intervention
services or families have a concern about              3 Hammers Rd, Northmead 2152
                                                       Email: nuchurch@bigpond.net.au
their child's development. Up to 6 years.
                                                       Service Description: Sunday service 9am.
Referral: No referral needed
                                                       Youth Worship Service Sunday evening.
Languages spoken: Chinese, Mandarin, Hindi
                                                       Junior High alternate Sunday evenings 5-7pm,
(Wednesday only), Urdu, Punjabi. Interpreters
                                                       Friendship Group alternate Thursdays 10am-
available on request.
Volunteering: Volunteers welcome.
                                                       12 noon, Kids Club alternate Fridays for years
                                                       2-5 6-7.30pm, Youth Drop In on Tuesdays
Holroyd Parramatta Mobile Minders Inc                  from 3-5pm. Playroup Mondays 9.30-
See Page 12                                            11.30am. Other programs and activities
                                                       include social activities, youth camps, youth
                                                       discussion groups, and Youth Drop In and
                                                       Homework Centre, Tues 2.30pm-5pm, for
                                                       teenagers in Years 7-12.
                                                       Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
                                                       Disability Access: Yes (Wheelchair access
                                                       and toilet at rear of building)
                                                       Facilities: Hall

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Parramatta Baptist Church                            Sharing and learning playgroup-
Phone: 02 9630 3515 Fax: 02 9630 9872                Granville
84-94 Kleins Rd, Northmead 2152                      Phone: 02 9687 9901
Email: pbc@parramattabaptistchurch.com               Meets at Granville Salvation Army Hall, Good
Web: www.parramattabaptistchurch.com                 St, Granville 2142
Service Description: Christian worship in            Email: eipcoordinator@bhhpmrc.org.au
Baptist format. Other activities include:            Service Description: A playgroup for mums,
Playgroup, Kid's Church, youth and adult             dads, grandparents and carers.
activities.                                          Hours: Tuesdays during school terms 10am-
Hours: Church services: Sun 9:30am, 5pm,             12pm
7pm
                                                     Telopea Family Support Service
PlayLinks                                            Phone: 02 9638 7955 Fax: 02 9638 4906
Phone: 02 9897 3635 (Reception) Fax: 02              16 Shortland St, Telopea 2117
9897 2861                                            Email: Katherine@tfss.ngo.org.au
Child and Family Resource Centre, 28                 Service Description: Provides support to
Cowper St, Granville 2142                            families with dependent children experiencing
Email: cfresourcecentre@sdn.org.au                   stress or crisis. Services include casework,
Web: www.sdn.org.au                                  supportive counselling, groups, referral to
Service Description: Playgroup for children          other agencies, emergency relief and no-
with developmental issues aged 0-6 years and         interest loans.
their families. Supports parents by discussing       Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
their childs abilities and needs, showing them       Contact: Co-ordinator
things that can be done at home to help and          Fees: None
helps the parents to get involved in playing         Transport: Close to buses (Routes 511 and
with their child. Also provides information and      545)
referral. PlayLinks is staffed by an                 Disability Access: Yes
occupational therapist, a speech pathologist         Eligibility: Contact for details
and an assistant.
Hours: Mon 10am-12pm (Granville), Tue                Telopea Public School
10am-12pm (Ermington), Wed 10am-12pm                 Phone: 02 9638 1296 Fax: 02 9638 0197
(Lalor Park)                                         Sturt St, Telopea 2117
Contact: Group Co-ordinator. Other phone:            Email: telopea-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
0437 476 633 (PlayLinks Group Co-ordinator)          Web: www.telopea-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Fees: None                                           Service Description: Education for children
Transport: Granville premises are close to           from kindergarten to year 6. The school is part
trains (Granville station)                           of the Families First School as Community
Disability Access: Yes                               Centre Program. This program is a joint
Eligibility: Up to 6 years.                          project of NSW Education and Training,
                                                     Health and Area Health Services, Community
Playtime Friends                                     Services, Housing and Ageing, Disability and
Phone: 02 9769 0356 (Rhonda)                         Home Care. The Centre offers many
Wentworthville Uniting Church, 115 Station St,       programs and information sessions to help
Wentworthville 2145                                  parents build their skills and confidence in
Email: kenda1@optusnet.com.au                        parenting and weekly playgroups where
Service Description: A muliticultural friendly       children can meet and play with other children
playgroup for pre-school children and their          of the same age.
parents. New mums welcome.                           Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm
Hours: Tue, Wed, Thu 9:30am-11am during              Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years.
school terms




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Uniting Church of Australia -                        Wentworthville Play and Learn group
Parramatta                                           Phone: 02 9631 1777 Fax: 02 9631 1376
Phone: 02 9683 5023 Fax: 02 9630 4915                Wentworthville Public School, Fullagar Rd,
46 Sorrell St, Parramatta 2150                       Wentworthville 2145
Email: office@centenary.unitingchurch.org.au         Email: fsw@hpms.org.au
Web: www.centenary.unitingchurch.org.au              Service Description: Activities for children-
Service Description: Worship of God in Uniting       story time, dancing, singing, craft. Meet new
Church format. Community Activities include:         friends, discuss family issues.
Play Centre, Adult Learning Group, English           Hours: Mon- Fri 9:15am-11:15am
conversation, Multicultural groups.                  Contact: Child Development Worker:
Hours: Sun 9am (Worship Service); Sun                cdw@hpms.org.au
10:30am (Contemporary Service); second               Fees: $1 per visit
Sunday of the month 6pm WorldWide                    Eligibility: Up to 5 years.
Friendship Group                                     Languages spoken: Arabic, Vietnamese
Contact: Office Secretary                            Volunteering: Volunteers welcome

UnitingCare Burnside - Family Learning
Centre
Phone: 02 9638 4779 Fax: 02 9638 2327
2 Jackson St, Ermington 2115
Email: ahirst@burnside.org.au
Web: www.burnside.org.au
Service Description: Provides a special
education program, a "Brighter Future's"
program for children under 5 years of age and
their parents, as well as 'Playtime' and
children's groups. Also offers family
counselling and parent education groups.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Contact: Co-ordinator
Fees: None
Transport: Transport available. Contact for
details
Disability Access: Yes (Entry ramp, toilet)
Referral: Referral required from school
principal for special education program.
Contact for further details.
Volunteering: This organisation welcomes
volunteer assistance in administrative duties,
general household and gardening work and
program support. Contact for further details




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                                         Preschools
American International School                          Early Education (EaryEd)
Phone: 02 9890 3488 Fax: 02 9890 3499                  Phone: 02 9897 1511 Fax: 02 9897 1531
216 Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford 2118                 17 Virginia St, Rosehill 2142
Mail to: Locked Bag 204, Oatlands 2117                 Mail to: 19/248 Miller St, North Sydney 2060
Email: enquiry@ais.thin-ed.net                         Email: rhill@earlyed.com.au
Web: www.amschool.com.au                               Web: www.earlyed.com.au
Service Description: AIS follows the US                Service Description: Offers family-centred
National standards of College Board                    early childhood intervention programs for
recommendations. Their collective mission is           children from birth to school entry who have a
to encourage each student to discover their            disability or delay in one or more areas of
potential, to develop personal integrity and to        development. Programs include group and
become globally conscious citizens                     individual sessions, therapy and support to
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm                                 preschool or childcare and transition to
Fees: Yes                                              school.
Eligibility: From 3 to 18 years.                       Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm (During school
Facilities: Library, Tennis Court.                     terms)
Volunteering: Parents volunteer group                  Contact: Co-ordinator
                                                       Fees: Small fees payable. Nil if family unable
Bountiful Early Learning Centre                        to contribute.
See Page 5                                             Disability Access: Yes
Children's Village                                     Eligibility: parents with young children with a
See Page 5                                             diagnosed disability or diffuculties in more
                                                       than area of their development. Up to 5
Cottage Pre-School                                     years.
Phone: 02 9637 7529 Fax: 02 9637 9446                  Languages spoken: Interpreter services can
8 Factory St, Granville 2142                           be arranged
Email: preschool@gmcc.org.au                           Volunteering: This organisation welcomes
Service Description: Pre-school.                       volunteer assistance. Contact for further
Hours: Morning session 9am-12noon,                     details.
afternoon session 12:30pm-3:30pm
Contact: Director                                      Ermington Uniting Church Pre-School
Fees: Yes                                              Phone: 02 9684 1696 Fax: 02 9684 1696
Disability Access: No                                  30 Griffiths St, Ermington 2115
Eligibility: Children must be from a Non               Email:
English speaking background. From 3 to 5               staff@ermingtonpreschool.unitingchurc.org.au
years.                                                 Service Description: Pre-school care.
                                                       Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (during school
                                                       terms)
                                                       Contact: Authorised Supervisor/Director
                                                       Fees: Yes
                                                       Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, toilet)
                                                       Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.

                                                       Glenmark Preschool Kindergarten
                                                       Phone: 02 9637 9468 Fax: 02 9682 5018
                                                       17 Mary St, Granville 2142
                                                       Email: glenmarkpreschool@bigpond.com
                                                       Service Description: Extended hours pre-
                                                       school care.
                                                       Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
                                                       Contact: Director
                                                       Fees: Yes
                                                       Disability Access: Yes (Ramps)
                                                       Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.

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Granville Multicultural Community                         KU Children's Services Burnside Pre-
Centre Inc                                                school
Phone: 02 9637 7600 Fax: 02 9637 9446                     Phone: 02 9630 5259 Fax: 9683 2493
8 Factory St, Granville 2142                              11 Blackwood Pl, Oatlands 2117
Email: info@gmcc.org.au                                   Email: ku.burnside@bigpond.com
Web: www.gmcc.org.au                                      Web: www.ku.com.au
Service Description: Provides a range of                  Service Description: Pre-school for children
welfare services including children's and youth           over three years of age including special
services, information and referral and                    needs migrant and Aboriginal children. High
community development to any residents of                 mix of different cultural backgrounds.
the catchment area regardless of their                    Hours: 9am - 3pm. Extended hours offered
background. An appointment is required for                from 8:30am - 3:30pm at $4 per 30 mins.
EAPA (electricity assistance).                            Contact: Director - Julie Brown
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-                 Fees: 2008 fees - $40 per day. Subsidies
4:30pm                                                    available for lower incomes.
Fees: For Preschool and Out of School Hours               Eligibility: We follow DOCS guidelines - 4 year
Care. Contact for details                                 olds have first priority. From 3 years.
Transport: Close to trains (Clyde station)                Languages spoken: Malay
Disability Access: No
Eligibility: Must be a Healthcare Card holder             KU Rydalmere Preschool
or Pensioner to be eligible for electricity and           Phone: 02 9638 5075 Fax: 02 9638 2029
gas account emergency relief.                             89-91 Park Rd, Rydalmere 2116
Referral: Referral required for EAPA                      Email: ku.rydalmere@bigpond.com
(electricity assistance). Contact for details             Service Description: Preschool care.
Volunteering: This organisation welcomes                  Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
volunteer assistance. Contact the Welfare                 Contact: Director
Worker for further details                                Fees: Yes
                                                          Transport: Bus from Parramatta, Eastwood,
Guildford Pre-School                                      West Ryde
Phone: 02 9632 4770 Fax: 02 9632 8545                     Disability Access: Yes (Ramps, toilet)
Cnr Guildford Rd & Bolton St, Guildford 2161              Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.
Service Description: Pre-school for children              Languages spoken: Arabic; Hungarian
aged 3 - 5 years.
Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm                                    Ku Wentworthville Preschool
Contact: Director.                                        Phone: 02 9636 8461 Fax: 02 9769 0017
Fees: Contact for information                             26 Water St, Wentworthville 2145
Disability Access: Yes (ramp access to                    Email: ku.wentworthville@bigpond.com
classroom)                                                Web: www.ku.com.au
Eligibility: From 3 to 6 years.                           Service Description: Provides a preschool
                                                          program for children including special needs
Happy Days Kindergarten                                   children and those from non-English speaking
Phone: 02 9631 6643 Fax: 02 9631 9922                     backgrounds.
19-21 Pritchard St (West), Wentworthville                 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (Office), Mon-Fri
2145                                                      9am-3pm (preschool program for children)
Email: happydayskindy@optusnet.com.au                     Fees: Daily fee $40.70
Service Description: Educational pre-school               Transport: Close to trains (Wentworthville
programme for 3 - 5yrs. Community based                   station) and buses
pre-school - state funded. Priority given to              Disability Access: Yes (Ground floor access)
children going to school the following year.              Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm during school term.              Referral: Referral required for special needs
Contact: Authorised Supervisor.                           children. Contact for further details.
Fees: (2009) $30 per day full rate, $15 per day           Volunteering: This service welcomes
subsidy                                                   volunteer assistance. Contact for further
Transport: Close to trains                                details.
Disability Access: Yes (Ramps.)
Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.



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KU Westmead Preschool                                 Rydalmere East Public School
Phone: 02 9635 7797 Fax: 02 9635 5090                 Phone: 02 9638 2250 Fax: 02 9638 0191
16 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead 2145                       41 Spurway St, Ermington 2115
Email: ku.westmead@bigpond.com.au                     Email: rydalmeree-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
Web: www.ku.com.au                                    Web: www.rydalmeree-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Service Description: Pre-school program for           Service Description: Provides schooling for
children 3-6 years of age, offering excellence        children 5-12 years. Also a preschool which
in care and education. Operates for 42 weeks          provides educational programs for children for
each year.                                            one year prior to enrolment in Kindergarten.
Hours: 9am - 3pm. Extended hours available            Two support classes for children with autism.
from 8:30am-9am and 3pm-3:30pm at an                  Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-2:55pm.
addtional cost of $5 per half hour.                   Contact: Principal
Contact: Director/Authorised Supervisor.              Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years.
Fees: $36.50 per day                                  Facilities: Hall for hire.
Disability Access: Yes (Inclusive program for         Volunteering: P & C Association meets 1st
children with additional needs.)                      Monday each month at 6:30pm.
Eligibility: From 3 to 6 years.
Languages spoken: Greek, Lebanese, Indian,            Rydalmere Public School
Sri Lankan                                            Phone: 02 9638 1568 Fax: 02 9898 0161
                                                      397 Victoria Rd (entry from John St),
Laughing Clowns Early Learning                        Rydalmere 2116
Centre                                                Mail to: PO Box 297, Rydalmere BC 1701
See Page 8                                            Email: rydalmere-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
                                                      Web: www.rydalmere-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Lollipops Childcare                                   Service Description: Provides schooling for
See Page 8                                            children 5-12 years. Also a preschool which
Northmead Kindergarten                                provides educational programs for children for
Phone: 02 9630 2676 Fax: 9630 2676                    one year prior to enrolment in Kindergarten.
52 Moxhams Rd, Northmead 2152                         Hours: Mon-Fri 8:40am-2:55pm
Service Description: Kindergarten for children        Contact: Principal
aged 3-6 years.                                       Fees: Yes
Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm                        Disability Access: Yes (Limited facilities)
Contact: Director - Joanne Harris                     Eligibility: From 4 to 12 years.
Fees: 2008 fees - $42 per day
                                                      South Parramatta - Granville Preschool
Transport: Bus to Windsor Road.
                                                      See Page 10
Disability Access: No
Eligibility: From 3 to 6 years.                       St Lukes Preschool Northmead
Languages spoken: Russian                             Phone: 02 9683 3486 Fax: 02 9683 3486
                                                      4-6 Thomas St, Northmead 2152
Rosehill Public School                                Email: preschool@nac.asn.au
Phone: 02 9637 2202 Fax: 02 9897 3367                 Service Description: St Lukes is a community
Prospect St, Granville 2142                           based non-profit organisation dedicated to
Email: rosehill-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au               providing high quality care & education within
Web: www.rosehill-p.schools.nsw.edu.au                a Christian setting.
Service Description: Provides schooling for           Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (during school
children 5-12 years. Also a preschool which           terms)
provides educational programs for children for        Contact: Director
one year prior to enrolment in Kindergarten.          Fees: Yes
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm                             Disability Access: Yes
Contact: Principal                                    Eligibility: From 3 to 5 years.
Fees: Yes
Disability Access: Yes (some)
Eligibility: From 5 to 12 years.




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The Sometime Centre                                   Toongabbie Children's Early Learning
Phone: 02 9682 4918 Fax: 02 9682 7568                 Centre
54 Neil St, Merrylands 2160                           See Page 11
Email: scm@holroyd.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.holroyd.nsw.gov.au                           Tralee Gardens Early Learning Centre
Service Description: Provides occasional care         See Page 11
for babies and young children and an early            Trendi Tots Kindergarten
integration program for children with additional      See Page 11
needs. Also offers a preschool program.
Hours: Mon 8:30am-3pm, Tue & Wed 8:30am-              Waratah Montessori Preschool
3:30pm, Thu & Fri 8:30am-4:30pm                       See Page 11
Contact: Centre Director. Other contact               Yates Avenue Public School
number; 0408 233 632and/or                            Phone: 02 9874 6302 Fax: 02 9804 6260
www.parramattachildcare.com.au                        Yates Ave, Dundas 2117
Fees: Contact for details                             Email: yatesave-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au
Disability Access: Yes                                Web: www.yatesave-p.schools.nsw.edu.au
Referral: Required for children with additional       Service Description: Provides schooling for
needs from doctor, social worker, health              children 5-12 years. Also a preschool which
professional                                          provides educational programs for children for
Languages spoken: Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin,          one year prior to enrolment in Kindergarten.
Marathi, Spanish, Persian, Arabic, Armenian           Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. Out of school hours
Tiny Scholars Child Care and                          care 7am-9am & 3pm-6:30pm
Preschool                                             Fees: Yes
See Page 11                                           Eligibility: From 4 to 12 years.




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                                                                Name Index

A                                                                             J
    ABC Developmental Learning Centre ..............3                             Jubilee Park Child Care Centre....................... 7
    ABC Learning Centre-Wentworthville Central..4                                 Just For Kids Pre School Child Care Centre ... 7
    Active Kids Preschool and Long Day Care ......4
                                                                              K
    Alfred Street Child Care Centre .......................4
                                                                                  Kindyway Learning Centre .............................. 7
    Alpha Beta Kindergarten College.....................4
                                                                                  Koala Lane Long Day Care Centre ................. 8
    American International School .......................17
                                                                                  KU Children's Services Burnside Pre-school 18
    Angel Babies Childcare Centre ........................4
                                                                                  KU Rydalmere Preschool .............................. 18
    Angel Cottage Childcare Centre ......................4
                                                                                  Ku Wentworthville Preschool......................... 18
    ANGLICARE Child, Youth and Family Services
                                                                                  KU Westmead Preschool .............................. 19
    - Carramar Early Interventions .......................13
    Another World 4 Kids Kindergarten / Pre-                                  L
    school ...............................................................4       Laughing Clowns Early Learning Centre......... 8
    Ardill Family Centre ..........................................4              Little Angels Kindergarten ............................... 8
                                                                                  Little Rabbits Playtime Group........................ 14
B
                                                                                  Little Treasures Pre-School ............................. 8
    Beetle Bugs Child Care....................................5
                                                                                  Lollipops Childcare .......................................... 8
    Binalong Cottage Kindergarten ........................5
    Bountiful Early Learning Centre .......................5                  M
                                                                                  Maldon Kindergarten Toongabbie ................... 8
C
                                                                                  Merrylands / Holroyd Family Day Care Scheme
    Caring 4 Kids Child Care Centre......................5
                                                                                  ......................................................................... 3
    Carlingford Kindergarten ..................................5
                                                                                  Miss Helena's Place ........................................ 8
    Centenary Uniting Community Centre ...........13
    CFK Child Care Westmead..............................5                    N
    Children's Village..............................................5             Northmead Anglican Church ......................... 14
    Child's Family Kindergarten .............................5                    Northmead Baptist Child Care Centre............. 8
    Clovel Child Care and Early Learning Centre ..6                               Northmead Kindergarten ............................... 19
    Cottage Pre-School........................................17                  Northmead Redbank Children's Centre .......... 9
                                                                                  Northmead Uniting Church ............................ 14
D
    Darcy Road Play and Learn group.................13                        P
    Dundas Child Care Centre ...............................6                     Palm Child Care Centre................................... 9
    Dundas West Uniting Church.........................14                         Parramatta Baptist Church ............................ 15
                                                                                  Parramatta City Pre-School and Child Care
E
                                                                                  Centre .............................................................. 9
    Early Education (EaryEd)...............................17
                                                                                  Parramatta East Pre-School............................ 9
    EarlyEd Early Childhood Intervention Mobile
                                                                                  Parramatta Family Day Care ........................... 3
    Playgroup .......................................................14
                                                                                  Parramatta Preschool and long day care ........ 9
    Educare Playskool............................................6
                                                                                  Peters Playhouse Early Learning Centre ........ 9
    Ermington Possum Patch Child Care Centre...6
                                                                                  Platypus Preschool.......................................... 9
    Ermington Rainbow Cottage ............................6
                                                                                  PlayLinks ....................................................... 15
    Ermington Uniting Church Pre-School ...........17
                                                                                  Playtime Friends............................................ 15
F                                                                                 Possums' Place Kindergarten ......................... 9
    Figtree Children's Cottage................................6
                                                                              R
    Frances Fisk Child Care Centre.......................6
                                                                                  Rosehill Child Care Centre ............................ 10
G                                                                                 Rosehill Public School ................................... 19
    Glenmark Preschool Kindergarten .................17                           Rowley Kindergarten ..................................... 10
    Golden Rose Childcare Centre ........................7                        Rydalmere East Public School ...................... 19
    Granville Multicultural Community Centre Inc 18                               Rydalmere Public School .............................. 19
    Granville TAFE Childrens Centre.....................7
                                                                              S
    Guildford Pre-School......................................18
                                                                                  SDN Inclusion Support Agencies .................. 10
H                                                                                 Sharing and learning playgroup- Granville .... 15
    Happy Days Kindergarten ..............................18                      Shine Preschool Carlingford.......................... 10
    Holroyd Parramatta Mobile Minders Inc.........12                              Sophie's Cottage Kindergarten...................... 10
    HQ Child Care Services ...................................7                   South Parramatta - Granville Preschool........ 10
                                                                                  St Lukes Preschool Northmead..................... 19
                                                                                  St Marina Early Learning Centre ................... 10

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    St Mary Long Day Care Centre......................11                             ....................................................................... 16
T                                                                                V
    Telopea Family Day Care ................................3                        Virginia Street Children's Early Learning Centre
    Telopea Family Support Service ....................15                            ....................................................................... 11
    Telopea Public School ...................................15
                                                                                 W
    The Sometime Centre ....................................20
                                                                                     Waratah Montessori Preschool ..................... 11
    Tiny Scholars Child Care and Preschool .......11
                                                                                     Wentworthville Play and Learn group............ 16
    Toongabbie Children's Early Learning Centre
                                                                                     Westfield Occasional Childcare..................... 12
    ........................................................................11
                                                                                     Westmeadow Child Care Centre................... 12
    Tralee Gardens Early Learning Centre ..........11
                                                                                     Winston Mall Children's Centre ..................... 12
    Trendi Tots Kindergarten ...............................11
    Tumble Turn Kidz Early Learning Centre.......11                              Y
                                                                                     Y Kids ............................................................ 12
U
                                                                                     Yates Avenue Public School ......................... 20
    Uniting Church of Australia - Parramatta .......16
    UnitingCare Burnside - Family Learning Centre




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                                                          Suburb Index

                                                          Just For Kids Pre School                         Centre............................... 4
Carlingford
                                                          Child Care Centre .............7                 Angel Cottage Childcare
  American International
                                                          Palm Child Care Centre....9                      Centre............................... 4
  School ............................ 17
                                                          Peters Playhouse Early                           ANGLICARE Child, Youth
  Carlingford Kindergarten .. 5
                                                          Learning Centre ................9                and Family Services -
  Laughing Clowns Early
                                                          PlayLinks.........................15             Carramar Early
  Learning Centre................ 8
                                                          Rosehill Public School ....19                    Interventions................... 13
  Little Treasures Pre-School
                                                          SDN Inclusion Support                            Ardill Family Centre .......... 4
  .......................................... 8
                                                          Agencies .........................10             Centenary Uniting
  Shine Preschool
                                                          Sharing and learning                             Community Centre ......... 13
  Carlingford...................... 10
                                                          playgroup- Granville........15                   HQ Child Care Services ... 7
Dundas                                                    South Parramatta -                               Little Rabbits Playtime
  Dundas West Uniting                                     Granville Preschool.........10                   Group ............................. 14
  Church............................ 14                                                                    Parramatta East Pre-
                                                       Guildford
  Sophie's Cottage                                                                                         School .............................. 9
                                                         Educare Playskool ............6
  Kindergarten................... 10                                                                       Rosehill Child Care Centre
                                                         Guildford Pre-School ......18
  Yates Avenue Public                                                                                      ........................................ 10
                                                         Holroyd Parramatta Mobile
  School ............................ 20                                                                   St Marina Early Learning
                                                         Minders Inc .....................12
                                                                                                           Centre............................. 10
Ermington                                                Rowley Kindergarten ......10
                                                                                                           Uniting Church of Australia
  Active Kids Preschool and
                                                       Harris Park                                         - Parramatta ................... 16
  Long Day Care ................. 4                                                                        Westfield Occasional
                                                         Jubilee Park Child Care
  Ermington Possum Patch                                                                                   Childcare ........................ 12
                                                         Centre ...............................7
  Child Care Centre............. 6
                                                         Miss Helena's Place..........8                    Y Kids ............................. 12
  Ermington Rainbow
  Cottage............................. 6               Merrylands                                       Rosehill
  Ermington Uniting Church                               Merrylands / Holroyd                             ABC Developmental
  Pre-School...................... 17                    Family Day Care Scheme.3                         Learning Centre................ 3
  Figtree Children's Cottage 6                           The Sometime Centre.....20                       Early Education (EaryEd)17
  Platypus Preschool .......... 9                        Trendi Tots Kindergarten 11                      Little Angels Kindergarten 8
  Rydalmere East Public                                                                                   Lollipops Childcare ........... 8
                                                       North Parramatta                                   Virginia Street Children's
  School ............................ 19
                                                         ABC Developmental                                Early Learning Centre .... 11
  Tiny Scholars Child Care
                                                         Learning Centre ................3
  and Preschool ................ 11
                                                         Parramatta City Pre-School                     Rydalmere
  Tumble Turn Kidz Early
                                                         and Child Care Centre ......9                    Dundas Child Care Centre 6
  Learning Centre.............. 11
                                                         Parramatta Preschool and                         KU Rydalmere Preschool18
  UnitingCare Burnside -
                                                         long day care ....................9              Rydalmere Public School 19
  Family Learning Centre.. 16
                                                       Northmead                                        Sth Granville
Girraween
                                                         Northmead Anglican                               Beetle Bugs Child Care .... 5
  Parramatta Family Day
                                                         Church ............................14
  Care.................................. 3                                                              Telopea
                                                         Northmead Baptist Child
                                                                                                          Koala Lane Long Day Care
Granville                                                Care Centre ......................8
                                                                                                          Centre............................... 8
  Alfred Street Child Care                               Northmead Kindergarten 19
                                                                                                          Telopea Family Day Care 3
  Centre............................... 4                Northmead Redbank
                                                                                                          Telopea Family Support
  Clovel Child Care and Early                            Children's Centre ..............9
                                                                                                          Service ........................... 15
  Learning Centre................ 6                      Northmead Uniting Church
                                                                                                          Telopea Public School.... 15
  Cottage Pre-School........ 17                          ........................................14
                                                                                                          Waratah Montessori
  Frances Fisk Child Care                                Parramatta Baptist Church
                                                                                                          Preschool ....................... 11
  Centre............................... 6                ........................................15
  Glenmark Preschool                                     St Lukes Preschool                             Toongabbie
  Kindergarten................... 17                     Northmead ......................19               ABC Developmental
  Golden Rose Childcare                                                                                   Learning Centre................ 3
                                                       Oatlands
  Centre............................... 7                                                                 Bountiful Early Learning
                                                         KU Children's Services
  Granville Multicultural                                                                                 Centre............................... 5
                                                         Burnside Pre-school .......18
  Community Centre Inc ... 18                                                                             Caring 4 Kids Child Care
  Granville TAFE Childrens                             Parramatta                                         Centre............................... 5
  Centre............................... 7                Angel Babies Childcare                           Children's Village.............. 5

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   Child's Family Kindergarten                            Darcy Road Play and Learn                         Learn group .................... 16
   .......................................... 5           group...............................13
                                                                                                         Westmead
   Maldon Kindergarten                                    Happy Days Kindergarten
                                                                                                          Alpha Beta Kindergarten
   Toongabbie ...................... 8                    ........................................18
                                                                                                          College ............................. 4
   Toongabbie Children's                                  Kindyway Learning Centre 7
                                                                                                          Another World 4 Kids
   Early Learning Centre .... 11                          Ku Wentworthville
                                                                                                          Kindergarten / Pre-school 4
                                                          Preschool ........................18
Wentworthville                                                                                            KU Westmead Preschool 19
                                                          Playtime Friends .............15
 ABC Learning Centre-                                                                                     Westmeadow Child Care
                                                          Possums' Place
 Wentworthville Central ..... 4                                                                           Centre............................. 12
                                                          Kindergarten .....................9
 Binalong Cottage
                                                          St Mary Long Day Care                          Winston Hills
 Kindergarten..................... 5
                                                          Centre .............................11           Winston Mall Children's
 CFK Child Care Westmead
                                                          Tralee Gardens Early                             Centre............................. 12
 .......................................... 5
                                                          Learning Centre ..............11
 Clovel Child Care and Early
                                                          Wentworthville Play and
 Learning Centre................ 6




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