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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Community Hats

This simple craft will keep the kids entertained for hours while they play pretend with their very own police and fireman hats. Try making your own community hats with your children! Materials: Black marker Coloured A4 sized paper White A4 sized paper Paint Paint brushes Paper plate Glue Scissors Method: Select your colour of paint […]

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Healthy Mini Muffins

These deliciously cute high fibre mini chocolate muffins will be a huge hit with your children! This easy recipe is also great fun for the kids to help out with in the kitchen. Ingredients: 1/3 Cup milk 1 Egg ¾ Cup self-rising flour ¼ Cup rice bran oil ¼ Cup shredded coconut 1/3 Cup 70% […]

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Effective Transition To School

“Can you tell me about your School Readiness Program?” is possibly the most asked question of Centre Managers, followed closely by “Do you think my son/daughter is ready for School?” The concept of readiness; and more broadly, being capable to emotionally process the complexity of transitions, is the fundamental base of any quality transition to […]

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