Author Archives: Admin

How To Practice Self-Care This Mother’s Day

With life so different this Mother’s Day, it’s difficult to carve out time for self-care; after all, it’s not like you can escape for a weekend away or even a treatment at your favourite local beauty salon.  However, it’s more important than ever to look after yourself when you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Remember to take a […]

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Little Learners Lend a Helping Hand for Bushfire Relief

From lemonade stands and fundraiser barbecues through to stitching joey pouches for young orphaned animals, even the littlest Australians are doing their bit to support those devastated by the bushfires. Children and educators attending Headstart early education centres are activating several initiatives to support the communities from bushfire-ravaged areas. And to bolster their efforts, G8 […]

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Communication – Why it’s Important

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The key to making the most  of your child’s experiences within an early learning centre is effective communication. When families and educators are on the same page with the child’s progress, the child flourishes. Consequently, it helps to ease the transition between home and care, building a sense of confidence and belonging in young children. […]

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Flexible Hours – The Need to Know

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When the government’s new Child Care subsidy was introduced, the Westwood family thought that they would be better off. The reality however was that the out of pocket fees for their two children to attend early learning five days a week increased. This is because the amount of subsidised hours offered by the government under […]

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NAIDOC Week: 4 Aboriginal Women Who We Look Up To

Every year, NAIDOC week celebrates the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples.The theme for 2018 is Because of Her, We Can. For decades, Aboriginal women have played a significant role within the community and country.  This year, we look at four prominent Aboriginal women, and how their achievements have inspired us: Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher- […]

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Prawn, Cherry Tomato & Feta Rissoni

prawn rissoni

A simple dinner recipe with fresh Italian flavours, this prawn rissoni is sure to be a family favourite.  Ingredients Serves 4 350g rissoni pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp chilli flakes OR 1 fresh chopped red chilli   ½ cup white wine […]

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Chicken Fried Rice

chicken fried rice

This colourful Chicken Fried Rice is perfect for the whole family. Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp vegetable oil (e.g. peanut oil) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 500g chicken or pork mince 800g frozen vegetable mix (carrot, peas, corn) 2.5 cups rice, cooked and cooled 1.5 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce 2 spring […]

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5 Safety Lessons You Can Teach Your Child at Home

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Safety at home has always been a major concern with families, especially when both parents are in the workforce, and technology makes our lives incredibly transparent. Having safety expectations with your child should start at a young age and should be reinforced through on-going conversations and role modelling. There is no wrong time to start […]

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