Author Archives: Admin

How To Practice Self-Care This Mother’s Day

With life so different this Mother’s Day, it’s difficult to carve out time for self-care; after all, it’s not like you can escape for a weekend away or even a treatment at your favourite local beauty salon.  However, it’s more important than ever to look after yourself when you’re feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Remember to take a […]

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How to keep the whole family healthy & active

by Karla Gilbert Karla Gilbert is a former Ironwoman, a mum of two girls and a certified Level III and IV Fitness Trainer. She knows exactly how to keep your whole family active, even in difficult times! Enjoy her top tips below…   Reducing social interaction is a challenging prospect. It’s unchartered territory and although you may be juggling work […]

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Good Nutrition in Care

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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Preparing for Big School & Setting a Routine

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 a […]

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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 Smith 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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Chicken Fajitas

chicken fajitas

An easy, mouth-watering family favourite perfect for a weeknight dinner. Ingredients Serves 4 500g skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 2 small capsicums, sliced 2 gloves garlic, crushed 4 large tortillas 100ml plain Greek yoghurt 1 ripe avocado, […]

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Chicken Fried Rice

chicken fried rice

A mouth-watering Asian-inspired dish perfect for the whole family.  Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp vegetable oil (e.g. peanut oil) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 500g chicken or pork mince 800g frozen vegetable mix (carrot, peas, corn) 2.5 cups rice, cooked and cooled 1.5 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce 2 spring onions, […]

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