The Importance of Play

By Dr Kaylene Henderson Child Psychiatrist There is abundant research about the importance of play in children’s lives. In fact, play is now considered to be so essential for children’s development that it has been recognised by the UN High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Let’s look at the ways […]

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Why you’ll love Kindyhub

At Kindy Patch we understand sending your child to early education is a big decision. You want to ensure that your child receives the very best care, education, nutrition and is supported emotionally, mentally and physically. Communicating with our families is of utmost importance to us to ensure you have peace of mind that your […]

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Recipe Round Up

As 2016 comes to a close, we reminisce about the awesome, tasty and healthy recipes we have created this year. Involving your children with you in the kitchen develops their tastebuds by trying new and interesting foods, is a great opportunity for them to utilise their fine motor skills and creates beautiful memories to boot. […]

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Glorious Glitter Globes

Swirling, sparkling captivating glitter globes, a favourite for young and not so young. Let your children’s creativity shine with this excellent craft activity. Materials Glass jar Baby Oil Stickers – we used puff stickers Glitter Pearls Super glue Method Choose which stickers you would like to use, open the jar and press the stickers onto […]

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Kindy Patch Donation Drive!

The families in our Newcastle community including our Kindy Patch Ashtonfield, Kindy Patch Eleebana, Kindy Patch Elermore Vale, Kindy Patch Emmas, Kindy Patch Largs and Kindy Patch Tenambit centres recently took part in a Donation Drive for John Hunter Children’s Hospital. We had a huge variety of items donated for the children including, colouring books, pencils, stickers, bubbles and matchbox […]

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Colour Changing Chameleon

Paper plates + water colours + googly eyes + a little imagination = a colourful afternoon craft activity! The possibilities are endless with this month’s craft, but our favourite in the colour changing chameleon! Materials Paper plates Water colour paints Googly eyes Paint brushes Pencil Scissors or craft knife Paper fasteners Method Take one paper […]

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Frozen Fruit Skewers

The kids will be coming back for more of these frosty delicious fruit treats! This is a great way for the kids to eat more fruit and to help develop their fine motor skills in the kitchen. Ingredients Punnet of Strawberries 2 small Oranges 1 x bunch small grapes (can be red or green) Wooden […]

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