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…

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…

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 |…

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…

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…