Author Archives: G8 Education

FREE Family Fun Day at Epsom!

On Saturday 25th February our Great Beginnings Epsom centre is holding a FREE Family Fun Day from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a family event so we’d love for you to bring along your children and even your friends. It is a great opportunity to come along to the centre to meet the educators and […]

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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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Family Fun Day at Thornlie

Our Great Beginnings Thornlie centre is holding a FREE Community Open Day on Saturday 24th September 2016, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to come along to the centre to meet the educators and have a tour of the wonderful facilities on offer. Of course it is also a family event so […]

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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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Settling Your Child Into Care

The first days at our service can be exciting and a little daunting but we want you to know that at Great Beginnings we are here to put your mind at ease, we want your child to feel nurtured and comfortable with the Educators and their environment. As this is such an important time in both […]

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Paper Trains

The 14th of May is Train Day so to celebrate we put together a little recycled train made up of toilet rolls, bottle caps, paddle pop ticks, paint and paper! Why not cho-cho-choose to make something similar with your child on a cosy afternoon in this Autumn. Materials Toilet paper rolls Milk bottle lids Paint […]

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Our Door is Always Open: Parents as Partners

We believe you are your child’s first teacher and therefore we embrace parent, guardian and family involvement within our centres. We encourage participation in our curriculum which can be as simple as sharing something of interest from home or extending on the curriculum at home. By engaging with our curriculum you will have an insight […]

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Charity Family Fun Day – Northern Beaches

Great Beginnings Terrey Hills are proudly participating in a Charity Family Fun Day at Berry Reserve Narrabeen on Saturday 30th of April from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. This fantastic family event will be taking place within our local community and is supporting two amazing children’s charities, Variety – The Children’s Charity and Pink Hope. We […]

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