Minestrone Soup

A wholesome and hearty family favourite. Incorporate any leftover vegetables you may have in your fridge for this Minestrone Soup! Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, diced 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 small leek, diced 1 small red capsicum, diced ½ tsp […]

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Community Fundraiser Open Day at Seven Hills

We invite the community to come along, meet our lovely educators and enjoy various fun filled activities that will all be donating their proceeds to the Camp Quality Foundation. First Grammar Seven Hills Community Fundraiser Open Day will include a sausage sizzle, jumping castle, face painting, arts and crafts, centre tours and raffles with great […]

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Pumpkin Feta and Rice Pie

A high protein savoury pie that you can serve hot or cold. A great dish for lunch or a light dinner served with a fresh salad alongside. Ingredients Serves 6-8 Spray oil 500g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes 2 zucchinis, grated 1 onion, diced 1 bunch dill, chopped 8 eggs 250g instant basmati […]

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Pea, Mint and Ricotta Soup

An easy way to get in extra vegetables. Ingredients Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 zucchinis, chopped into small cubes 500g frozen peas 1L salt-reduced vegetable stock ¼ tsp white pepper ½ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 125g fresh ricotta Method Heat oil in a large […]

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5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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Cranberry & Walnut Cookies

A sweet treat that incorporates a serve of legumes. Ingredients Makes approx. 15-20 cookies ½ cup brown sugar 75g butter, softened 2 tsp vanilla 1 medium egg 1 tin chickpeas, drained and mashed/pureed ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup shredded or desiccated coconut ½ cup walnuts, crushed ½ cup plain flour ½ cup wholemeal flour […]

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Outdoor Play in all Weather and Natural Environments

By Melanie Love Most of my fondest memories as a child involve playing outside. Being a mother of two young boisterous boys and working in Early Childhood Education, I’m fortunate to relive these wonderful memories and experiences. Outdoor play is vital for the growth, learning and development of children. By providing children with opportunities to […]

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Paper Plate Cow Art

This month, we’re keeping in theme with 2017’s National Simultaneous Storytime book, The Cow Tripped over the Moon. Here’s an easy, fun, and engaging cow-related activity the kids are sure to love. You will need: Paper plate Black paper Pink paper Googly eyes Glue Scissors Method:                                          To get started, begin by cutting the black paper […]

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