Child-friendly healthy guacamole!

Guacamole is a tasty and healthy Mexican snack made of only a few delicious ingredients! Little hands love helping in the kitchen and this easy recipe is a great way to get your budding MasterChef creating! Ingredients 2 avocados ½ red onion, finely diced Juice of one lemon 1 tomato, chopped into small pieces Method […]

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Early Education in Care

We understand that sending your child to care can be a very difficult decision for some parents. It is common for parents to feel guilty about the decision and struggle with the concept. At Penguin Childcare we are very aware of this and our friendly, caring educators support each and every child and family in their […]

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Moon Sand

For a fun alternative to the standard playdough recipe, why not try Moon Sand! The texture can go from crumbly to smooth with just a little manipulation – just like wet sand. This is a fantastic sensory experience for your little ones and only requires 3 ingredients! Ingredients 2 cups of Cornstarch ½ cup of […]

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Chocolate Bark

This sweet treat is perfect to prepare with or for your children! Our Chocolate Bark recipe is dairy free and a wonderful activity to include maths and measurement into a fun cooking experience. Layer the bark with any toppings you like and personalise each piece. A great, alternative gift for Easter.  Ingredients ½ cup coconut […]

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Zoo To You visits Cairns North!

The Kindy children at Penguin Childcare Cairns North had a visit from Zoo To You! The children were able to get up close and personal with many of the ocean/water animals they having been learning about in our current topic of ‘Where the Forest meets the Sea’. There was a variety of animals to see […]

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Fun Sun Catchers

These sun catchers are a great idea to get your little one’s hands crafting, excellent for fine motor skill development! This can be used as indoor activity, as there is no glue and best of all, no mess! They make a lovely gift idea and can be made into any shape that your little one enjoys; we made a […]

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Sandwich Kebabs

Reinvent your child’s lunch this year with these fun, tasty Sandwich Kebabs! They bring an old favourite to life and if you have your children help you, they are great for practicing their fine motor skills and pattern making! These are a great lunch box idea! Ingredients Wholemeal bread Avocado Cheese Cherry Tomato’s Lettuce Cucumber And […]

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Preparing your child for school

From very early on, you have provided your child with opportunities to explore, discover their interests, develop self-awareness, observe those around them, tackle change and build resilience. These are all treasured moments in your child’s life and build on further opportunities they will experience in their learning journey. Experiences in their Kindergarten or Preschool year […]

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Meet Peppa and George Pig!

At Penguin Childcare Epping we introduced our newest family members. We have adopted two, 1 year old guinea pigs from a rescue group who visited our centre. The Kinder and Pre-Kinder children enjoyed cleaning and setting up the guinea pigs cage before they arrived. The children cleaned out the cage that was recycled and reused. The […]

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Gluten free savoury cheese puffs

Savoury snacks that are gluten free? Yes! These cheese puffs are gluten free and great for a delicious afternoon snack! Little hands love to help out in the kitchen and this recipe will bring out the inner chef in the young and not-so young! Ingredients: 1 cup cheese 1 cup gluten free flour 1 cup […]

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