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Bendigo’s Free Family Festive Celebration

Our Creative Garden Bendigo centre is hosting a Free Family Festive Celebration on Sunday 18th December 2016 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm 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 you to…

Colour Changing Chameleon

Paper plates + water colours + googly eyes + a little imagination = a colourful afternoon craft activity! The possibilities are endless with this month’s craft, but our favourite in the colour changing chameleon! Materials Paper plates Water colour paints Googly eyes Paint brushes Pencil Scissors or craft knife Paper fasteners Method Take one paper…

Frozen Fruit Skewers

The kids will be coming back for more of these frosty delicious fruit treats! This is a great way for the kids to eat more fruit and to help develop their fine motor skills in the kitchen. Ingredients Punnet of Strawberries 2 small Oranges 1 x bunch small grapes (can be red or green) Wooden…

How important is the bond between an educator and a child?

As educators we could share with you a thousand reasons why we love our job… We could tell you about how much we enjoy being connected with your child and contributing to their development and early childhood experiences…. How excited we get to share a year of celebrations, achievements and precious moments with your family….…

Community Hats

This simple craft will keep the kids entertained for hours while they play pretend with their very own police and fireman hats. Try making your own community hats with your children! Materials: Black marker Coloured A4 sized paper White A4 sized paper Paint Paint brushes Paper plate Glue Scissors Method: Select your colour of paint…

Transitioning From Care To School

“Can you tell me about your School Readiness Program?” is possibly the most asked question of Centre Managers, followed closely by “Do you think my son/daughter is ready for School?” The concept of readiness; and more broadly, being capable to emotionally process the complexity of transitions, is the fundamental base of any quality transition to…