International Friendship Day

Developing friendships and delighting in others is an important aspect of early childhood. Children’s friendships in early childhood are so much more than having someone to play with. Friendships provide a platform for children to practice their developing social interaction skills with the familiar responses of their friends. Through friendships, children can learn to negotiate, […]

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Paper Friends

Your children will love this friendship inspired craft! In celebration of International Friendship Day this year encourage your kids to have a go at making their own paper friends, which they can then share with their friends! Materials: Paints Paint brushes or sponges Paper Pencil Glitter Method: Set out paint colours that you wish to […]

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Ball Art Creations

This great mess free activity will have your kids creating wonderful pieces of art in an entirely new and fun way and is perfect for younger aged children!  Materials: Balls Box (small to medium sized) Paper plates Sticky tape Scissors Paper Paint Method: Firstly start by cutting the piece of paper to fit the size […]

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Shepherd’s Pie

This tasty winter’s dish is packed full of vegetables for your little (and big) family members! It is sure to become a family favourite! Ingredients For the pie filling: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 500g beef or turkey mince 3 rashers short cut bacon, chopped 8 small (button) mushrooms, wiped and chopped 2 […]

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2016

NAIDOC Week commences this year on Sunday 3rd July 2016 and ends on Saturday 9th July 2016.  Celebrations are held across Australia each July, during the first full week, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from […]

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Great Beginnings Kenwick Free Community Open Day

Great Beginnings Kenwick Early Education Centre celebrates with a Free Community Open Day! Great beginnings Kenwick Early Education Centre will officially open their Community Gardens with a Free Community Open day on Saturday, 25th June 2016 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Centre Manager, Leslee Russell said Great Beginnings Community Open day, will be a great opportunity […]

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Make your own Grass Head!

Who doesn’t remember the joy of growing your very own Grass Head friend?! Googly eyes and all, these little plant friends are great to teach your children how to care for our environment. Materials Stocking Scissors Black marker pen Plastic cup Elastic band Craft glue Sphagnum moss Spray bottle Packet of grass seeds Materials 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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Make your own Healthy Hommus!

Four ingredients blitzed together in a food processor or bullet blender and you have a delicious, simple and healthy snack! Perfect on crackers, or to dip your little ones favourite crunchy veggies! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cumin ¼ cup olive oil 1 can of chick peas Method: Add the can of chick […]

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