Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year […]

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Australia Day celebrations at Bentley

To acknowledge Australia Day, we welcomed “Kookaburra Man” to Great Beginnings Bentley. We watched and listened in awe as he created music based on various Australian animals, using the didgeridoo. We heard the Kangaroo, Emu and Kookaburra. “Wow, he’s amazing” said Kelsey at the end of his performance. The Kookaburra Man talked about culturally appropriate […]

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Savoury gluten free cheese puffs

Savoury snacks that are gluten free? Yes! These cheese puffs are gluten free and great for a delicious afternoon snack! Little hands love to help out in the kitchen and this recipe will bring out the inner chef in the young and not-so young! Ingredients: 1 cup cheese 1 cup gluten free flour 1 cup […]

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Recycled Wind Chimes

 A fun way to begin to teach your child about caring for their environment is to introduce the terms: reduce, reuse, recycle by reusing everyday household items in craft! This is incorporated into sustainability and intentional teaching in early childhood education. Encouraging children to use items that would otherwise be thrown away is important in […]

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Getting your child ready for the next step

Throughout your child’s early year’s journey, you will have seen so many exciting milestones achieved already. Sending your child off to ‘big’ school can be a daunting task. Everything your child has learned so far has prepared them to continue on their learning journey. A Kindergarten or Preschool program will further provide your child with […]

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DIY wrapping paper!

Often when a child receives a gift they are thrilled and shriek with excitement whilst playing with… the wrapping paper. Children just have this intense fascination with wrapping paper and presents. The idea of gift giving and receiving is one we learn and enjoy from a young age. Why not make your gifts that little […]

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Delicious dairy free ice cream!

Are you looking for a healthy alternative for dessert? Do you have a family member or friend with an allergy? Well we have a dairy free recipe for you! Serves two Ingredients 2 x cups frozen mango 2 x tablespoons of coconut cream Blender or food processor Method Place frozen mango into the blender or food […]

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Sun Safety Tips

The beginning of the month of December brings with it the first month of summer! Summer means so many different things depending on where in Australia you reside. Summer can mean waking up early and going to the beach for a surf or taking long bush walks being careful not to disturb a snake or […]

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GB Secret Harbour Grand Opening

We are very excited to announce the Grand Opening of Great Beginnings Secret Harbour! 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 we’d love for you to bring along your […]

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Teaching Children Kindness

Our lives are getting busier, we are working longer hours and our children participate in more and more extracurricular activities. It is important that we teach our children to the principles of kindness to assist them with the many interactions they will have throughout their lives. . Kindness is also equated with good manners. As […]

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