Author Archives: tushnam

Good Nutrition in Care

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With Nutrition Week taking place recently, we look at what it means to practice good nutrition, within and outside childcare settings. The Importance of Good Nutrition Nutritious food is essential throughout life for health and wellbeing. In young children, not only does it help their bodies grow and develop at a healthy rate, but it […]

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Big School Preparation & Setting a Routine

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Is your child soon moving from preschool to big school? A key factor that contributes to the success of this transition stems from the establishment of routines. Helping children adopt certain habits and behaviours from an early stage enables them to understand how the world around them works.   There are many benefits to establishing […]

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Flexible Hours – The need to know

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When the government’s new Child Care subsidy was introduced, the Westwood family thought that they would be better off. The reality however was that the out of pocket fees for their two children to attend early learning five days a week increased. This is because the amount of subsidised hours offered by the government under […]

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Prawn, Cherry Tomato & Feta Rissoni

prawn rissoni

A simple dinner recipe with fresh Italian flavours. Ingredients Serves 4 350g rissoni pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp chilli flakes OR 1 fresh chopped red chilli   ½ cup white wine 500g cherry tomatoes, halved 500g peeled green prawns 2 tbsp […]

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Prawn and Avocado Lettuce Cups

prawn and avocado

Fruit, vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats – the perfect starter to a meal. Ingredients Serves 8 1 large avocado, diced 1 mango, diced 200g cooked, peeled prawns ½ long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ½ large lime, zest and juice 1 tsp olive oil ½ tbsp. parsley, finely chopped 8 leaves from iceberg, […]

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5 Ways To Prepare Your Child For School

By Lisa Lamont Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many ways parents can assist in preparing their children for school. Here are five simple ways: 1. Reading With Your Child: We all read to our children; however, reading with your child is even more beneficial for their early literacy development. When you sit down […]

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Strawberry Balls

A sweet, bite-size snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well until a […]

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Apricot Bliss Balls

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A high energy sweet snack to give you a burst of energy. Ingredients Makes 20 balls 2 ripe bananas 1 cup sultanas 1 cup dried apricots, diced 1 cup puffed rice 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup desiccated coconut Method In a bowl, mash peeled bananas. Add sultanas and dried apricots and mix to […]

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Science Week at Buggles Beckenham

This week, Buggles Beckenham celebrated Science Week in the Kindy room. The children participated in a variety of science experiments each day.  These learning experiences encouraged curiosity, exploration and experimentation. The activities also developed science inquiry skills such as questioning, problem solving and finding answers. Making Oobleck  On Monday, the kindy children had the opportunity […]

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