Culturally Competent Children

Australia has one of the most diverse multicultural landscapes in the world with the 2011 Census revealing that almost one quarter of the Australian population were born overseas. As young and diverse as our country is, we are also home to the longest living culture in the world. For more than 80,000 years Aboriginal culture […]

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Craft Corner – Give the World a Hand

To celebrate World Environment Day and aid your child in identifying as a member of the worldwide community, help your child to complete this great piece of craft! By painting the globe you are helping your child to identify the world around them and the hand shaped tree will give them a sense of belonging […]

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Growing Green Children

As the world grows older and the population increases it is essential that communities pull together to recognise the importance of sustainability and are proactive in combatting climate change. The environment that a child grows up in heavily impacts their attitude, beliefs and outlook for the rest of their life not to mention the effect […]

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Free Community Open Day Ravenhall

Our Penguin Ravenhall centre is holding a FREE Community Open Day on Saturday 24th May from 10am to 1pm. This is a great opportunity to come along to the centre to meet the educators and have a tour of the wonderful facilities on offer. Of course it is also a family event so we’d love for […]

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Penguin Epping’s backyard makeover!

You may have noticed A BIG CHANGE in our outdoor environment at Penguin Childcare Epping. We have replaced our ancient artificial turf with tan bark, and added lots of more natural materials such as sand, dirt, bark, rocks, trees and water. These elements in an early years learning environment are very important as they invite […]

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Art in the Mind of a Child

Penguin Parkville were lucky enough to have Rebecca (Stanley’s Mum) who works at the National Gallery of Victoria visit the Kinder Room to talk to the children about art. She began by discussing a very famous artist’s work; Pablo Picasso and his art masterpieces about facial expression.  She showed the children various art pieces by […]

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Physical Development of Babies

Developmental milestones occur for children mostly in their first year – they learn and grow so much! Through their regular daily routine Babies build muscle and get mobile first by pushing up and rolling and later by crawling, scooting and walking. The Babies in the Nest show great enjoyment in being outside and continue to […]

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Recycling Fun!

The Penguin Childcare Ravenhall Centre has been working hard to become more environmentally friendly. In the past few weeks the children have enjoyed planting plants in the yards outside and learning how to care for the plants to help them grow. Parents are also getting involved by donating recycled items and unwanted furniture which the […]

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