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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Preparing your child for Childcare

Preparing yourself and your child for early childhood education and care can be somewhat daunting as your family transitions into a new stage of life. There may be concerns about how your child will cope with this transition but there are many ways to assist in preparing yourself and your child to make the transition […]

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Strawberry Balls

A sweet, bite-size snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well until a […]

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Apple & Raspberry Crumble

apple and raspberry crumble

A sweet family favourite full of fruit, fibre and wholegrains. Ingredients Serves 4 2 large green apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp wholemeal flour ½ cup rolled oats 1 tbsp castor sugar 1.5 tbsp vegetable margarine Canola oil spray Method […]

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Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup

A wholesome and hearty family favourite. Incorporate any leftover vegetables you may have in your fridge! Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, diced 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 small leek, diced 1 small red capsicum, diced ½ tsp dried oregano 1 dried […]

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