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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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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Hatching Chicks comes to Oran Park

Having the hatching eggs program in the Preschool room opened up new possibilities and many learning opportunities. The educators used children’s interest in hatching eggs to engage them in intentional teaching and to explore maths and science concepts with them. The children learned about scientific process through predicting which egg will hatch first, observing the […]

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Mini Veggie Balls

This dish is something that the whole family will enjoy. These tasty veggie balls are the perfect way to get your kids and family eating vegetables without any hassle! Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 ½ tbsp of tomato sauce – plus extra to serve 1 tsp soy sauce ½ tbsp of mixed herbs Pinch […]

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Paper Fish

This bendy craft is great fun for kids and adults alike! Get creative and make all kinds of fun fish that bend and move just like real fish! Materials: Coloured A4 sized paper White A4 sized paper Black marker Glue Scissors Method: First start with a piece of coloured paper of your choice, this will […]

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Delicious Apricot Muesli Slice

This delicious apricot muesli slice is a tasty lunch box addition or great for an afternoon treat. Try adding different dried fruits to make your own yummy combinations! Ingredients 150g butter 2 tbsp honey 200g dried apricots, chopped 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup muesli – untoasted ½ cup sultanas ½ cup caster sugar 2 […]

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