Author Archives: tushnam

Communication – Why it’s Important

educator and 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 Westwood 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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Apple Pancakes with Banana

pancakes

A deliciously healthy treat for breakfast, these apple pancakes are sure to be a favourite.  Ingredients Serves 4 1 egg 1 tsp margarine 1 ¼ cups milk 1 cup self-raising flour 1 tbsp sugar 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and grated ½ tsp olive oil 3 ripe bananas, sliced ½ tbsp honey or maple syrup […]

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Mexican Mince

mexican mince

An easy, delicious Mexican mince packed with plenty of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 8 1 tbsp olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g lean beef mince 1.5 tsp cumin powder 3 tsp smoked paprika 1 carrot, grated 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1x 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed and drained […]

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Strawberry Balls

A delicious snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well until a dough […]

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Apricot Bliss Balls

apricot bliss balls

A high energy sweet snack to give you a burst of energy. Ingredients Makes 20 balls 2 ripe bananas 1 cup sultanas 1 cup dried apricots, diced 1 cup puffed rice 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup desiccated coconut Method In a bowl, mash peeled bananas. Add sultanas and dried apricots and mix to […]

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Tomato & Meatball Risotto

tomato and meatball risotto

A rich and hearty meal ideal for a midweek dinner. Ingredients Serves 6-8 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 500g lean beef mince 1 tsp dried oregano 1 small egg Freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1 cup Arborio rice 2L vegetable […]

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