Bush Kinder at Penguin Childcare Epping

This week we introduced Bush Kinder to Penguin Childcare Epping. Our Kinder children got to run, leap, play and explore while learning all about nature and road safety rules. Before leaving we made sure we had on our gumboots, warm winter jackets, beanies and fluro safety vests. Then we were off to find some muddy […]

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Make your own Grass Head!

Who doesn’t remember the joy of growing your very own Grass Head friend?! Googly eyes and all, these little plant friends are great to teach your children how to care for our environment. Materials Stocking Scissors Black marker pen Plastic cup Elastic band Craft glue Sphagnum moss Spray bottle Packet of grass seeds Materials to […]

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Settling Your Child Into Care

The first days at our service can be exciting and a little daunting but we want you to know that at Penguin Childcare we are here to put your mind at ease, we want your child to feel nurtured and comfortable with the Educators and their environment. As this is such an important time in both […]

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Healthy Hommus

Four ingredients blitzed together in a food processor or bullet blender and you have a delicious, simple and healthy snack! Perfect on crackers, or to dip your little ones favourite crunchy veggies! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cumin ¼ cup olive oil 1 can of chick peas Method: Add the can of chick […]

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Apricot Energy Balls!

Growing little bodies need lots of nutrients to help develop them and give them long lasting energy throughout the day. These tasty little dairy-free treats are delicious and will give your children a burst of energy! They are also super easy to make and a fun family activity. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 ½ cups […]

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Paper Trains

The 14th of May is Train Day so to celebrate we put together a little recycled train made up of toilet rolls, bottle caps, paddle pop ticks, paint and paper! Why not cho-cho-choose to make something similar with your child on a cosy afternoon in this Autumn. Materials Toilet paper rolls Milk bottle lids Paint […]

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Our Door is Always Open: Parents as Partners

We believe you are your child’s first teacher and therefore we embrace parent, guardian and family involvement within our centres. We encourage participation in our curriculum which can be as simple as sharing something of interest from home or extending on the curriculum at home. By engaging with our curriculum you will have an insight […]

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Penguin Cairns North Community Open Day

Penguin Childcare Cairns North will come alive with a free community open day on Saturday, 30th April 2016 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Centre Manager, Terri, said that the educators, children and their families are looking forward to a fun filled day and added that it will be a great opportunity for families, who […]

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Paper plate creations!

This month we made our own furry friends! A lamb and a bee were our creations, but there are endless creatures to be made! This makes a great sensory activity as well as building fine motor skills. Materials Paper plates Cotton wool balls Pencils, crayons, permanent markers Googly eyes Pipe cleaners Glue stick Method Place […]

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Our World is Their World – Dramatic Play

Imaginary play, role play or dramatic play in early childhood lays a foundation for children’s development of dispositions for learning. Whether it be ‘small world’ play with little figurines, cars and dolls houses or ‘real world’ play where children have the opportunity to become whoever they want and explore the world with no boundaries, this […]

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