Christmas Tree Competition

Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Some of us are early starters and others late starters. We are going to be creating a “Christmas tree board” with Christmas tree photos from our families..so send us a photo of your Christmas Tree for us to display. Each photo will have a number and we…

What Your Child Should be Eating for Their Age

Your ELC explains the foods your child should be eating each day based on their age. Firstly, we would like to address the importance of healthy eating for your child’s development and overall health.   A healthy diet is more than the food a child consumes; it is also about staying active. However, the two…

The Different Stages of Imaginative Play in Your Child’s Development

Your ELC speaks on the benefits of imaginative play and how it changes as they grow Imaginative play takes many forms and for children, it changes as they get older.   From 18 to 24 months of age Your child will engage in effortless pretend play between these ages. For example, they often imitate everyday…

DIY Activity of the Month: Mini Decorated Christmas Tree

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares the activity of the month… Mini Decorated Christmas Tree! ‘Tis the season! Let’s get crafty! Your children are going to love these DIY activities that you can do at home easily. These adorable little trees can be kept for years to come, providing a fond memory that you can…

Recipe of the Month: Festive Puff Pizzas

This month we thought we would do a festive recipe because it is the season. Get in the Christmas spirit with these delicious Festive Puff Pizzas. These healthy and delicious pizza puffs are sure to have your children going back for seconds. Serves 4 | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Difficulty: Easy  Ingredients: 1  ready-made…

Cannon Hill November 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office November has seen some very busy little children and educators as we prepare for the end of year celebrations and events. The silly season vibe is in the air and our children have begun talking about the Christmas season in the classrooms.…

Cleveland November 2021 News

Welcome to our November Newsletter! From The Office I can hardly believe we are nearing the end of another year at Cleveland Early Learning Centre. We hope you have enjoyed your year with us and we see you all return next year. It is a sad time too as we are saying goodbye to some…

Daisy Hill November 2021 News

Hello everyone from our Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre! From The Office I am finding it hard to believe that we are already in November and the end of the year is so near. It has been such a beautiful time and we start to get nostalgic nearing the end of the year as it…

Christmas Raffle

Your ELC Announces Our Christmas Raffle! We will be doing a Christmas raffle again this year, which will be drawn at our Christmas party at Lollypops on 10th Dec. We are asking for donations to add to the raffles. One of the major prizes is a baby doll changing station, high chair and cot. Donations…

Children’s Christmas Party

Underwood ELC Children’s Christmas Party! Details for the Christmas party. Lollipops Playcentre Friday 10th December 5:30pm to 7:30pm You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks, or you can purchase from the canteen on the night. Please collect your payment envelope from your child’s teacher. Payment and numbers due back by 30th…

Underwood November 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Wow November already, where has the year gone. We have just finished finalising classes for 2022, If you require additional days please let Leanne know as soon as possible so you don’t miss out as places are filling fast. Due to the increased…

Doolandella November 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Welcome to our new families who have recently started with us. We are in our busiest time of the year with only 7 weeks to Christmas. With the renovations taking shape and nearly complete in Junior Playground, the Kindergarten children have been busy planting vegetables…

DIY Activity of the Month: Festive Cupcake Liner Tree Garland

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Festive cupcake liner tree garland! Since it is November, it is time to prepare the festive DIY crafts activities to get the kids excited as Christmas is fast approaching. These adorable cupcake liner trees are super easy to make even for the young…

Recipe of the Month: Zucchini Fritters for Summer

This month’s newest recipe presents the super easy and super nutritious zucchini fritters that will have your kids begging for more veggie filled recipes! This recipe has been trialled and rated 4.8 stars by many other mums who have also suggested that these fritters are perfect for breakfast, lunch dinner or as an afternoon or…

Good Communication is Key

Your ELC gives insight into how to effectively communicate with your child We are sure you’ve heard the saying “communication is key”, well that’s because it is, especially when it comes to your child. While words of affirmation are important, ensuring your child feels heard and understood is just as important in order to build…

Solo Play – How it Benefits Your Child

Your ELC Explains why Solo Play is Important for Your Childs Development You might be thinking to yourself that you have to be around your child for them to learn, but that simply isn’t the case. Solo play can do wonders in making your child a more independent, curious, and confident child. It’s easy to…

Daisy Hill October 2021 News

Hello everyone from our Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre! From The Office What beautiful weather we have been having! The children have been enjoying extended outdoor play in the afternoons with the sunshine hanging around to keep us warmer for longer. Please ensure that your little one has sunscreen on (located in the foyer @…

Cannon Hill October 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Wow! Is it really October already? The year is flying by and Christmas will be on our doorstep in no time. This term is a very busy, exciting and emotional time for everyone as we prepare for the end of year events.…

Cleveland October 2021 News

Welcome to our October Newsletter! From The Office We have had a very busy month. Our ECT, Miss Amy-Lee left earlier this month to begin maternity leave. We wish Amy-Lee and her partner, Jack, all the best as they welcome their first child into the world. Miss Jamie- Lee is covering her leave. Jamie is…

Underwood October 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Thank you to our families who have been filling in Next Years Enrolment forms, just a friendly reminder to keep them coming, as spaces are filling in some rooms and we would not want to disappoint families. The end of the Year has…

Doolandella October 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Welcome to all our new families who have recently joined us at Doolandella ELC. The weather is warming up and the children have been taking advantage of the new playground water features. Please remember to dress your child appropriately. We have a ‘no hat no play’…

Recipe of the Month: Spaghetti with Super-Hidden Veggies

Try this super-efficient, child-proof recipe loaded with minerals and vitamins to fuel your little ones while aiding in healthy growth and development. This taste, the five-star rated recipe is sure to get your children excited about eating vegetables! Your children will be begging for this healthy, filling, and easy to make dinner recipe every night! …

DIY Activity of the Month: Drive-In Carts

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Drive-In Movie! Your local early learning centre shares an activity that is sure to keep your children busy while at home! We are sure they will be very excited to try these new crafts every day!  What you’ll need to make the Carts: …

The Importance of Encouraging your Child to Ask Questions

Your ELC explains the importance of encouraging your child to ask questions. When a child asks questions, it equips them with the ability to better understand the world, events, and occurrences happening around them. Being inquisitive comes naturally to children and I’m sure every parent can agree that their child loves to ask questions.   When children ask questions, it is helping the development…

Social Sports and Activities Have Many Benefits for Your Child’s Development

Your ELC explains what makes social sports and activities so important for your child’s development. Social play is when children interact with other children or adults in group activities, for example, playing catch, friendly competitions, or reenacting make-believe scenarios. Social sports and activities offer so many benefits to your child’s development, they truly are a key…

Daisy Hill September 2021 News

Hello everyone from our Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre! From The Office Another great month. This year is just flying by, I cannot believe that it is nearly October! This must mean we’re just having too much fun. If possible, Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with current centre news and information.…

Cleveland September 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Pirate Day: September 24th Last Friday we dressed as Pirates to raise funds for families living with childhood cancer. We were able to raise over $50 for this cause and we thank all families and Educators who contributed.  We would also like to thank the Rigo…

Doolandella September 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Welcome to another month of news at Doolandella ELC. Playground Renovations Our playground renovations are coming along very nicely. We are getting close to having the senior side completed, possibly the end of next week. Keep an eye on the upcoming improvements and structures…

Cannon Hill September 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Springtime is here! Welcome to September everyone. We are seeing so many beautiful Spring plants and flowers blooming and all of this is an excellent source of discussion and conversation amongst the children. Our days are getting a lot warmer but we still…

Underwood September 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Saftey This is a matter of safety that we all must ensure is happening every day. If you open a door or gate, please only let your child go through. Close the door/gate firmly behind you make sure the latch is secure, so no other children exit the…

Cannon Hill August 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office What an interesting month it has been at our centre! We have experienced a few changes due to Covid lockdowns and restrictions however the children seem to be adapting very well. This is definitely due to both parents and educators explaining and…

Daisy Hill August 2021 News

Hello everyone from our Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre! Our current centre focus is on Quality Area 5. (National Quality Standards) Relationships with Children Good relationships early in life help children to connect with others, build positive friendships and support children to self-regulate their emotions. Research shows relationships are central to children developing acceptance, self-esteem…

DIY Activity of the Month: Paper Bag Monster Puppets

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Paper Bag Monster Puppets! Your local early learning centre shares an activity that is sure to keep your child occupied at home! We are sure your child will be begging to do it every day!   What you’ll need to make the Paper Bag…

The Benefits of Story Time for a Child’s Development

Your ELC delves into the benefits story time with your children has on their development Storytime might seem like just a fun bonding activity you do with your child at the end of the day but it’s really is so much more than that!  Storytime teaches your child many life and social skills through the…

Differences Between Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Your local ELC explains the differences between fine and gross motor skills. Parents are often told about the importance of gross and fine motor skills, but sometimes, an explanation on what fine and gross motor skills are not given. Your local early learning centre is here to explain!   Fine Motor Skills  Fine motor skills involve…

Recipe of the Month: Jacket Potatoes with Mexican Bean and Cheese

Your local early learning centre shares a recipe your children are sure to love! This taste, the five-star rated recipe is sure to get your children excited about eating vegetables! Your children will be begging for this healthy, filling, and easy to make dinner recipe every night!  Serves 4 | Cooking Time: 15 mins |…

Cleveland August 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Celebrating Book Week! This month, the team at Cleveland Early Learning Centre has been focussing on literacy and language development in their programs to tie in with our  Book Week celebrations. At our recent team meeting we explored the Abecedarian Approach of Conversational Reading, where the adult…

Underwood August 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our August Newsletter and welcome to our new families. Thank you to our families that have been able to stay home during this lockdown, we appreciate what all our families have been doing to keep us all safe like wearing face masks, social distancing,…

Doolandella August 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! From The Office Welcome to all our new families who have recently joined us at Doolandella Early Learning. Thank you to our families who worked with us during the lock down period by keeping your children at home and following directives from Qld Health. As we…

Recipe of the Month: Easy Lentil Bolognese

Your local early learning centre shares this delicious vegetarian take on Spaghetti Bolognese! Your child won’t know how healthy it is – and they’ll be asking for seconds. Cutting back on meat and introducing plant-based meals to our diets has many environmental and health benefits. This lentil Bolognese recipe is a simple, affordable and delicious…

DIY Activity of the Month: Toilet Roll Rocket Ships

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Toilet Roll Rocket Ships Your local early learning centre shares this adorable DIY rocket ship craft using empty toilet rolls and other household bits and pieces. To make one rocket ship, you will need: Old toilet rolls  Sheets of coloured card (in 3…

The Benefits of Sensory Play

Your ELC shares the following benefits of sensory play time for your child along with some fun and simple sensory activity ideas! From babies to early school age, children are constantly developing their senses and discovering countless new things. Our little ones love to explore new sights, smells, tastes, textures and sounds, and luckily, there is no limit to…

Cleveland July 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Kindy Photos Have Arrived! If you have ordered and paid for photos, they are ready for collection from the front desk. Please see Yolene or Petra to collect them.  We hope you enjoy them. Dental2You Many of our little people experienced their first taste of the…

Daisy Hill July 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! The months are flying by, the centre has been a flurry of exciting activity and welcoming new families. From the Office We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all families for their support and understanding during the recent Covid-19 restrictions and challenging times…

Cannon Hill July 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Is it July already? Where has the year gone?  Our winter season is in full swing and we are enjoying the crisp fresh air that the cold weather brings to us. Outdoor experiences have been delightful in the winter sunshine and our children…

The Benefits of Learning Through Play

Your ELC shares an insight into the many benefits of fun, hands on learning throughout the first years of your child’s life. The first 5 years of a child’s life are some of the most important for their long-term development and well-being. A learning through play approach is a great way to help your child…

Doolandella July 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! Child Care Subsidy (CCS) The Department of Education Skills and Employment (DESE) advised on the 30th of June that CCS and Annual caps would be resetting on the 12th of July. Child Care Subsidy (CCS) rates are adjusted at the start of each financial year based on…

Underwood July 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to Underwood  ELC Monthly Newsletter! Welcome to our July edition news letter, and welcome to all our new families! We hope your transition into care is smooth, if there is anything we can do to make your stay with us more enjoyable, please let us know.…

Is Your Child Ready for School?

Your ELC talks about how our Kindergarten program helps to get your child ready for Prep. At each of our centres, our long-term and experienced educators help each child prepare for school. We understand that every child is different, and every child’s transition into prep is different. While some kids can’t wait for their first day of school, others…

How to Help Your Child Prepare for School

Your ELC shares these tips on what you can do to help your little one overcome their anxieties and get ready for big school. Transitioning from childcare or kindy into school can be quite scary for kids, and it can be hard sometimes, as parents, to know what role we can play in easing that transition. At each…

Recipe of the Month: Salmon Pasta Salad

Your ELC shares this easy, delicious and budget-friendly meal that your child will love. This fuss-free salmon pasta salad is a perfect dinner option for your little one at the end of a long and busy day. The salmon is a healthier alternative to tuna, and a simple and delicious way for your child to…

DIY Activity of the Month: Paddle Pop Stick Bees

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Paddle Pop Stick Bees! These paddle pop stick bees are made with everyday items and are fun for both you and your child.  To make one bee, you will need: 7 paddle pop sticks   Black and yellow paint   A black pipe cleaner  Glue  Scissors (parent…

Daisy Hill June 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! We have had another great month with some exciting events and activities. From the Office Welcome to the June edition of our monthly Newsletter and welcome to our new families! We hope that you are settling into centre life, if there is anything we can…

Cannon Hill June 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Well, here we are right in the middle of the year.  For those of you who have children in primary school, the holidays are finally here for them. If you are travelling these school holidays please stay safe and have a fabulous…

Underwood June 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to Underwood  ELC Monthly Newsletter! Welcome our new families and old to the June Newsletter. This month is shaping up to be very cold, remember to layer your child’s clothing at this time of year and bring spare shirts, pants, socks and jumper incase they get wet.…

Doolandella June 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our June Newsletter As Winter has arrived and the mornings are cooler, you will see our children playing inside in the warm. We are currently in our Winter routines and the children will participate in outdoor play as the day warms up. Please remember to…

Cleveland June 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our June Newsletter! Winter has certainly arrived, with some very fresh cool mornings and evenings. We ask that you please supply your child with warm spare clothes as we seem never to have enough! Always name them too, please! Last Friday’s pyjama day was…

Tackling the Bedtime Battle: Our Guide

Your local early learning centre shares this simple, achievable guide to getting your little one off to bed without putting up a fight. In today’s world of artificial light, screens and – sometimes – a bit too much sugar; many parents will agree that getting your child to bed at a reasonable time can be…

Recipe of the Month: Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Your ELC shares this simple, deliciously creamy vegetarian pasta dish that both you and your child will love! Loaded with mushrooms and yummy flavours, this creamy pasta recipe is quick, easy, and so tasty your child will want seconds!   Serves 3 | Cooking Time: 30 mins | Difficulty: Easy  Ingredients: ½ pack of fettuccini   1 to 2 tablespoons olive…

The Benefits of Reading with your Child

Your local early learning centre speaks on the importance of story time with our kids, and the many benefits that come with reading. Our days get busy and let’s face it, bedtime can often be a rushed process. But finding a little time each day – either at night before bed or lounging around on the weekend…

DIY Activity of the Month: Egg Carton Ladybugs

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Egg Carton Ladybugs! These simple DIY egg carton ladybugs are perfect for a rainy day at home, or a fun activity for your little one to try with friends. And it’s a great way to use up old egg cartons!  For this activity, you will…

Underwood May 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to Underwood  ELC Monthly Newsletter! Welcome to our May Newsletter! As the weather is getting colder please remember to dress your children in layers, They may not want to wear a jumper or jacket but have one in their bag. Please also provide spare clothes in…

Daisy Hill May 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! We have had another great month with some exciting events and activities. From the Office Welcome to the MAY edition of our monthly Newsletter and welcome to our new families! We hope that you are settling into centre life, if there is anything we can…

Doolandella May 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our May Newsletter We hope everyone is having a wonderful month of May and settling into the change of weather.  The winter chills have definitely started creeping in, so don’t forget to pack some spare warm clothes for your child. With having some lovely sunny…

Cleveland May 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our May Newsletter! A big welcome to all our new children who have joined us in the last month. We have many new friends to have happy days with at the centre. We hope you are all enjoying being part of our community. With…

Cannon Hill May 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Hello everyone Its been a busy month of May and we have lots of exciting things coming up on our schedule over the next few weeks as we head into June as well.  Earlier this week our children participated in National Simultaneous Story Time from…

Class Photo Day 2021

Class Photo Day: Key Information Hello Families,  Class Photo Day will be on Thursday 3rd June. Photos are to be prepaid before photo day, follow the simple direction on the photo below: Andrew will set up at 7.30 AM and start taking individual photos of children as they arrive in the morning. At 9:00 AM,…

Gardening for Children: Tips and Benefits

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares the benefits of gardening with children and what you can do to get them involved. Introducing our kids to gardening at a young age has many significant benefits for their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Teaching your child or children how to garden and encouraging them to get…

Reducing Screen Time: 5 Tips to help get your Child off the iPad

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares five simple, fun and creative activities to reduce screen time. Screens. What would we do without them? When our days are busy and our kids are at home with us, handing them a phone or iPad to play with can be an irresistibly simple solution. While a limited amount…

Recipe of the Month: Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month…Vegetarian Chilli Con Carne! At the end of a busy day, nothing is more appealing than a meal that is not only simple, affordable and healthy, but that our children will actually eat. This delicious vegetarian take on chilli con carne is cheap, healthy,…

DIY Activity of the Month: Paper Plate Dinosaurs

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Paper Plate Dinosaurs! Who doesn’t love dinosaurs! These simple and fun DYI paper plate dinosaurs are made with ordinary, everyday household craft items and your children will love them. For this activity, you will need: Paper plates, cut in half   Paints, a palette,…

Daisy Hill April 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! We have had another great month with some exciting events and activities. House Keeping Please ensure that your children’s belongings are clearly labelled. All children are to wear a hot in our outdoor environment. Make sure you are signing your children in EVERY DAY… If…

Cannon Hill April 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Can you believe we are in April already? Where has the beginning of the year gone? We hope you all enjoyed your Easter break and that the school holidays were lots of fun for everyone. As you may have noticed- we are now providing…

Doolandella April 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families!   We hope you have all had a fabulous April. There are a few upcoming events and changes happening at the Centre in May so please continue reading for more information. Carnival Open Day We will be holding a Carnival themed Open Day at the Centre on Saturday…

Mothers Day Events 2021

Mothers Day Events 2021 Hello Families,  We are organising a few events for Mothers Day this year.  Mothers Day Raffle We will be holding a Mothers Day raffle. Tickets will be $2 each and this will be drawn on Friday 7th May. Mothers Day Stall We are also holding our annual Mothers Day Stall for…

Underwood April 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to Underwood  ELC Monthly Newsletter! A big welcome also to all of our new families, we hope your journey with us is long and prosperous. Easter Raffle Thank you to all of our families that contributed to the Easter Raffle, the money raised will be used to…

Cleveland April 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our April Newsletter! The weather is getting a little cooler  and we have been noticing that the mornings and afternoons are becoming quite crisp. Now is the time to repack your child’s bag with warmer spare clothes and a blanket for rest time if your…

Recipe of the Month: Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month… Chicken Rice Paper Rolls!   At your local Early Learning Centre, we are always on the lookout for easy, healthy meals to make. Rice paper rolls are a simple meal to make for the whole family, even those picky eaters! Whilst we have listed some of our…

DIY Activity of the Month: Washable Chalk Paint

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Washable Chalk Paint!   Let your child’s creativity run wild with fun chalk paint that can be easily washed away later. With this fun and easy art and craft, let your child have the most fun with minimal cleanup – just let the…

A Simple Guide to Healthy Eating for Children

Your Local Early Learning Centre Shares this Simple Guide on How to Make Mealtime Healthy and Fun for Your Kids!   We all want our children to be happy, healthy and strong. But kids, as we all know, can be fussy eaters, and maintaining healthy eating habits can be a challenge. Naturally, as parents and…

Why is Gardening So Good for Children?

Your local Early Learning Centre shares the health and developmental benefits of gardening for children.   Outdoor play including gardening can not only be a new, exciting learning activity for children, but it can also have a great effect on the development of various skills for children. Here are some of the benefits: Improves Motor Skills…

Cannon Hill March 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Hello everyone and welcome to our March newsletter.  Welcome to all of our new families who have joined us over the past month. We hope you are settling in well to our Cannon Hill Family! This month we have welcomed two new…

Doolandella March 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! Easter Events With Easter fast approaching we would like to remind everyone that we will be closed for the Easter Public Holidays. Centre CLOSED Friday 2nd of April & Monday 5th of April. On Thursday the 1st of April, each room will be having an Easter Egg Hunt…

Underwood March 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Underwood Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to Underwood  ELC Monthly Newsletter! First off I would like to welcome our new families to the centre, I hope this is the start of a very long partnership to help educate your little treasures. We have now provided new centre hats to all children.  Each child has a…

Daisy Hill March 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to the Daisy March Newsletter! We are thrilled to welcome all of our new Daisy Hill ELC additions. We hope that your stay with us is enjoyable and that you and your children have lasting memories for years to come. We have some housekeeping…

Cleveland March 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to our March Newsletter! The centre is gaining new enrolments across all rooms, and we look forward to getting to know all our new friends. We still have limited vacancies across all age groups so if you are thinking to increase your child’s attendance please…

Doolandella February 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families! We hope you have all had a great start to the year! The children are all settling into their new rooms well and have started their learning journey for 2021 with their new Educators.  We are excited for all the fun learning experiences we will share…

Cleveland February 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families! Welcome to February! We are happy to have had many events happening throughout the centre this month, with the children all settling into their rooms and getting to know their Educators. Our extracurricular activities are back in full swing: Happy Feet is on Tuesday Yoga is…

DIY Activity of the Month: Cow Milk Bottle Piggybank

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… Milk Bottle Piggybank!   As milk is a staple in almost every household, this Cow Milk Bottle Piggybank DIY is the perfect way to teach your children the value of reusing recycled items. Get creative and follow these simple steps to create your…

Recipe of the Month: Garden Focaccia 

Your Local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month… Garden Focaccia!   Our fantastic Garden Focaccia recipe is pizza’s healthy cousin. This recipe is a great activity to get your children involved in the kitchen. It is cheap, simple, fast and tasty. This Garden Focaccia is not only a nutritious snack or…

How to Motivate Your Child to Learn

Your Local Early Learning Centre Gives 5 Tips on How to Motivate Your Child to Learn!   Are you finding it hard to motivate your child to learn? Well, we have you covered. Your Local Early Learning Centre has done the hard work and the research for you, we have compiled 5 simple tips you…

The Importance of Play to a Child’s Physical, Mental, and Social Development

Your Early Learning Centre Speaks on the Importance of Play to a Child’s Physical, Mental, and Social Development.   We understand how important your child’s physical, mental, and social development is to you, it is important to us as well. This is why your local Early Learning Centre encourages learning through play as it supports your…

Cannon Hill February 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Cannon Hill Early Learning Centre families! From the Office Welcome to 2021 everyone! The year is already in full swing and we have met and welcomed so many new families and children. We hope you have all settled well into our very special Cannon Hill Family. Please remember that if you…

Daisy Hill February 2021 News

Hello to our wonderful Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre families! At Daisy Hill ELC we want to ensure we are teaching the children life-long healthy eating habits. This is why we have the highest quality, healthy and nutritious meals being prepared for your children every day. What do we do at Kids Gourmet Food? We…

The Developmental Benefits of Outdoor Play for Your Child

Your Early Learning Centre shares the developmental benefits of outdoor play for young children.   Outdoor play gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment around them. Not only does this provide new, exciting learning environments to discover, but it also offers a number of developmental benefits. Here’s our top 5!   1.…

The Importance of Encouraging a Child’s Imagination

Your local Early Learning Centre shares four key benefits of children using their imagination.   Imagination transports children to a world that is their own, one where they can make beds turn into boats and a flashlight becomes the sun. Imagination is also a key facilitator for a child’s cognitive and social development, which is…

Recipe of the Month: Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Your local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month… Rainbow Fruit Skewers!   Skip the ice cream and beat the heat with this quick and easy rainbow fruit skewer recipe! Serves 4 | Time: 5 mins | Difficulty: Easy Utensils: Various Cookie Cutters   Melon Ballers   Wooden Skewers   Yoghurt of choice (for dipping)  …

DIY Activity of the Month: Wind Chime

Your local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… DIY Wind Chimes!   There are endless possibilities with this fun, creative DIY activity! Not only is this DIY activity simple to create, but it also helps children to understand the importance of recycling and understanding the world around them. Explore different sounds,…

Recipe of the Month: Hidden Veggie Lasagne

Your local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s recipe of the month… hidden veggie lasagne.   Trying to get your child to eat and enjoy veggies is an endless struggle for most parents. At your local Early Learning Centre, we are always on the lookout for fun, veggie-packed recipes for our families. This month, our…

DIY Activity of the Month: Potato Stamps

Your local Early Learning Centre shares this month’s activity of the month… potato stamps!   Did you know that potatoes can be used to teach your child shapes and colours? In this blog, we’ll show you how potatoes can be transformed into an exciting new way to learn shapes and colours. At your local Early…

Settling Your Child into Childcare with Peace of Mind

Your local Early Learning Centre shares tips to help you and your child settle into childcare   Sending your child to childcare is a daunting but exciting milestone for your child and family. All of you will be experiencing changes as your child settles into new learning environments, develops new friendships, and spends time with…

The Benefits of an Approved Kindergarten Program

Your local Early Learning Centre shares the benefits of Kindergarten and how it can help the transition to school life.   We are strong advocates of the benefits and skills that an Approved Kindergarten Program can bring to your child before they transition into early schooling. At your local Early Learning Centre, we strive to…