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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Kindy Patch Kids Free Community Fun Days

Come and discover where lifelong learning begins at your nearest Kindy Patch Centre Community Fun Day!  We will be holding exciting events at two of our beautiful centres!   3rd November: Kindy Patch Central Coast (from 10am–1pm)   10th November: Kindy Patch Maitland (from 10am – 1pm)   We have loads of fun activities planned […]

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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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Kindy Patch West Gosford turns 10!

On Saturday 3rd March 2018, children, educators and families of Kindy Patch West Gosford will celebrate the centre’s 10th birthday with a special family fun day for all Kindy Patch families and the local community. Centre Manager, Belinda Gavin said “We would love to invite Kindy Patch families; past and present; and the local community […]

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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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