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Pikelets with Fresh Fruit
Kids Recipes

Pikelets with Fresh Fruit

PIKELETS WITH FRESH FRUIT INGREDIENTS (Serves 6) Pikelets: 1/2 Cup Wholemeal Self-Raising Flour 1/2 Cup White Self-Raising Flour 200ml Milk 2 Eggs To Serve: Fresh Berries of your choice Honey, Sweet Date Syrup or Maple Syrup Plain Greek Yoghurt METHOD  Sift flours into a large...
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Dental Care for Children
Health & Safety

Dental Care for Children

DENTAL CARE FOR CHILDREN Caring for children's teeth is important It is important to look after your child’s teeth from the moment they start teething. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums clean will protect against infection, cavities and pain. Decayed baby teeth can damage the permanent...
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Help kids cope with disappointment & build resilience
Child Wellbeing

Help kids cope with disappointment & build resilience

HELP KIDS COPE WITH DISAPPOINTMENT & BUILD RESILIENCE Empathise first - We all experience disappointment at times and we tend to reach for our most trusted resources when we do. Remember that your child is coming to you because she needs empathy and understanding, not...
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Recipe | Beetroot & Chickpea Dip
Kids Recipes

Recipe | Beetroot & Chickpea Dip

Chickpea & Beetroot Dip Ingredients (Serves 6) 100g Chickpeas (Canned) 100g Baby Beets (Canned) 1 Teaspoon olive oil *For extra flavour, you can add lemon juice and garlic to your taste. Method 1. Drain chickpeas & beetroot 2. Blitz in a food processor with oil...
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Grounding Technique
Child Wellbeing

Grounding Technique

Grounding Technique Whether someone is having a panic attack, experiencing a high level of anxiety or is struggling to fall asleep, finding a way to ease the mind and return to a place of calmness and clarity can be extremely difficult to achieve. That’s why...
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Six important tools to raise body positive children
Child Wellbeing

Six important tools to raise body positive children

Six important tools to raise body positive children In prior decades, body image issues usually didn't hit the scene until kids reached adolescence. But thanks to social media, and our culture's relentless pursuit of thinness, we now have to find creative ways to teach young children...
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Pumpkin Scones
Kids Recipes

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones *VEGETARIAN *NUT FREE Ingredients (Makes 12 Scones) 300g Pumpkin, de-seeded & peeled 420g White, Self-Raising Flour (3 Cups) 2 tbsp Brown Sugar 1 tsp Ground Cinammon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg 60g Margarine 1/4 cup Milk 1 Egg, lightly beaten Extra self raising flour...
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Language, Literacy & Numeracy
Child Wellbeing

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Language, Literacy & Numeracy “Literacy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. Literacy incorporates a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, storytelling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, listening, viewing, reading and writing....
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The ‘tricky people’ lesson you need to teach your kids
Health & Safety

The ‘tricky people’ lesson you need to teach your kids

The 'tricky people' lesson you need to teach your kids For generations, kids have been taught stranger danger: the principle that all strangers can potentially be dangerous. But a certified child safety educator says stranger danger doesn't work. In fact, it actually works against a...
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Types of play as your child grows
Child Wellbeing

Types of play as your child grows

Types of Play as your child grows Children love to play because it's fun—but it's also vital to a child's healthy development. In fact, during play, children learn and practice key social, cognitive, organisational, physical, and emotional skills, including creativity, imagination, and problem-solving. The benefits...
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Pikelets
Kids Recipes

Pikelets

Pikelets *VEGETARIAN *NUT FREE *SOY FREE Ingredients 6 serves 25 serves 60 serves Wholemeal self-raising flour ½ cup 2 ½ cups 6 cups White self-raising flour ½ cup 2 ½ cups 6 cups Milk 200mL 800mL 2 litres Eggs 2 6 16 Fruit (see tips)...
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Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke
Health & Safety

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke Babies and children need to be watched carefully during hot weather carefully because they are at a higher risk of becoming unwell than adults. Things to remember + Babies and children overheat and dehydrate quickly in hot weather + Breastfeed...
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Summer Staycation
Child Wellbeing

Summer Staycation

Summer Staycation  Have your usual summer holiday plans changed? Wondering what to do over the break? Perhaps 2020 is the year of the Staycation? Did you know: Most people who decide to staycation are happy they did. Think about it this way: When is everyone...
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Food Safety Week 14-21 Nov 2020
Health & Safety

Food Safety Week 14-21 Nov 2020

Food Safety Week 14 - 21 Nov 2020 Food Safety is an important part of maintaining good general health and well being. Nobody enjoys food poisoning, so let's do our best to avoid it at all costs. This year's theme is - Food Safety -...
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Be Sunsmart this Summer!
Health & Safety

Be Sunsmart this Summer!

A SunSmart Summer Wantirna South ELC is a SunSmart Early Childhood Centre. We are guided by the Cancer Council's SunSmart UV index APP (Download Here) and follow its recommendations each day towards protecting our children from harmful sun damage. When the UV Index is 3...
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Muesli Bars
Kids Recipes

Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars Ingredients 1/3 cup honey 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup sultanas 6 Weetbix (crushed) 1 cup orange juice 60g dried apricots (chopped) 2 egg whites Instructions Combine oats, weetbix, sultanas and apricots in a bowl. Place honey and orange juice in a small...
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Transition to School
Child Wellbeing

Transition to School

Transition to School A positive start to school is important and depends on everyone working together to make it happen – family, community, early childhood service and the school team. Many states have now given the go ahead for school orientation to commence/resume in Term...
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Water Safety
Health & Safety

Water Safety

Water Safety Drowning continues to be one of the biggest killers of Australian children. Every year a number of children are killed and hundreds more are rescued from near drowning situations. It only takes 20 seconds and a few centimetres of water for a child...
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Tips for a great morning drop-off
Child Wellbeing

Tips for a great morning drop-off

Tips for a great drop-off each morning Every parent with children in care is familiar with the fact that drop off can be a daunting and often distressing process for parents and children alike. Check out our quick tips and hints to make this process...
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Baby & Toddler Sleep
Child Wellbeing

Baby & Toddler Sleep

Baby & Toddler Sleep Dr Fallon Cook, Founder, Melbourne Infant Sleep Baby sleep problems are very common – around 75% of parents report that they have difficulties with their baby’s sleep during the first year. For some these sleep difficulties pass, but for others they...
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