Craft Corner – My Name Is!

As the days are getting colder it’s always great to have a few ideas up your sleeve of fun art projects for your children. This activity will help your child to both learn their name and gain a sense of identity whilst incorporating their creative mind and allowing them to decide for themselves how they […]

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Marvelous Minestrone at Penguin Childcare!

As the last wisps of summer are carried away on an autumnal breeze, it’s time to rug up and get ready for Australia’s winter months. Before we face the full brunt of bitingly cold mornings and crisp afternoons however, we’ll be eased into the cooler side of things with our friend Autumn. Colder months also […]

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Feature: The Significance of Mother’s Day

Mum’s The Word – Mother’s Day Down Under This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day, education week and family’s week.  Traditionally, we look at Mother’s Day to celebrate our own mother or mother-figure directly, but this day of recognition is more than that. So, this month we wanted to look beyond the traditional thinking of mothers […]

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Learning Through Laughter – No Joke

April Fools’ Day is celebrated widely throughout Western culture as a time to embrace being a little silly and laugh with your neighbour. While the origin of April Fools’ Day is not certain, the concept links back to a number of historical celebrations including the Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and […]

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Double Chocolate Anzac Biscuits

This month as we commemorate the spirit of the ANZACs we thought we would make some delicious Anzac biscuits. These delicious biscuits are thought to have been made by the wives and families of soldiers serving overseas because their ingredients would survive being transported overseas. As this month we also celebrate Easter, we added an […]

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Handmade Easter Gifts

Who doesn’t love a little bit of chocolate over the Easter long weekend? Instead of a basket or a treasure hunt we decided to make a gift bag with a difference – our very own egg cases! These are easy, lots of fun and will leave everyone wondering how you got the Easter eggs inside! […]

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Potato Scone Recipe

This month we decided to embrace our inner leprechaun and whip up some yummy Potato Scones in celebration of St Patricks Day on the 17th of March. These delicious scones are so simple and can be eaten as both sweet and savoury treats! Spoil yourself and your family by making these tasty afternoon tea delicacies. […]

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