Author Archives: tushnam

Communication – Why it’s Important

educator playing with child

The key to maximising 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. What kind of […]

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Flexible Hours – The Need to Know

When the government’s new Child Care subsidy was introduced, the Chandler 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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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

These Chicken Fajitas are easy-to-make and just perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ingredients Serves 4 500g skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 2 small capsicums, sliced 2 gloves garlic, crushed 4 large tortillas 100ml plain Greek yoghurt 1 […]

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Chicken Fried Rice

chicken fried rice

This mouth-watering Chicken Fried Rice is perfect for lunch or dinner!  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 […]

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Beetroot & Chickpea Dip

A bright, healthy dip to be enjoyed with wholegrain crackers or vegetable sticks.   Ingredients Serves 6-8 1x 400g can baby beetroots, drained 1x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ¼ cup Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic Method Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend until […]

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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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Salmon and Sweet Potato Patties

salmon and sweet potato

A simple but nutritious family favourite, these patties are quick and easy to make but pack a flavour punch. Ingredients Serves 4 1 medium sweet potato (approximately 300g) 400g tin salmon, drained 1 red onion, finely diced 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped 2 tbsp capers 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 egg (beaten) 1/3 […]

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