Cranberry & Walnut Cookies

A sweet treat that incorporates a serve of legumes. Ingredients Makes approx. 15-20 cookies ½ cup brown sugar 75g butter, softened 2 tsp vanilla 1 medium egg 1 tin chickpeas, drained and mashed/pureed ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup shredded or desiccated coconut ½ cup walnuts, crushed ½ cup plain flour ½ cup wholemeal flour […]

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Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to […]

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method: To get started, begin by cutting the black paper […]

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Sweet Potato Chips

Crunchy and moreish, these sweet potato chips are perfect for an afternoon snack. Ingredients Serves 30 (side dish) 1.25kg orange sweet potatoes (approximately 5), peeled and cut into 2mm slices 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp cumin seeds Method Preheat oven to 180ºC. Combine the cut sweet potato, olive oil and cumin seeds in a […]

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Who is in your child’s team?

By Antonette Neri As Educators we believe Partnerships with Parents/Families are an integral part of your child’s emotional wellbeing and how they connect and feel part of the world around them, to identify with this train of thought let’s look at some groups with a common goal… A football club who aim to be premiers […]

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Anzac biscuits

Delicious, traditional Anzac biscuits that you can make to share with family and friends. Ingredients 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed) ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda Method Preheat oven to 160C (fan […]

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Colourful sensory tray!

This activity is a great way to encourage creativity in children ranging from toddler to school age. They are learning letters, numbers and shapes at the same time! Materials Coloured paper Sticky tape Scissors Paint brush Sand or table salt Baking tray Method Fold or cut the coloured paper and sticky tape it on to […]

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April Vacation Care at Quinns Rocks

This April our Great Beginnings Quinns Rocks centre has a jam packed schedule full of fun while learning! CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL SCHEDULE! All meals are included! Children need to bring Sun Smart clothing including a hat, drink bottle and suitable walking shoes. Places are limited so book now! Contact us today at Great Beginnings […]

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