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What we’ve been doing in the Toddler’s Room? We did lots of winter arts and crafts activities to express our creativity. We did spray painting, mixing colours and pasting. We added an ocean theme table to extend childrens interest on sea creatures and also from our song “Little Fishes”. We also used this theme to make a blue playdough with little fishes to play with. We used musical instruments and action songs during times. Lots of reading and games. We are learning different colours, shapes and the alphabet. We go outside even in cold days and wet days. We pretended to do camping drinking warm milo and eating marshmallows. We are always busy and learning everyday. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Ellie has been telling us all about the camping adventures! Chocolate milk and marshmallows have been talked about a lot! 😊😍

Absolutely love the tree!

Many hands make light work! The children in the Babies Room have been experimenting with collage, paint and cellophane on contact. This has created a beautiful winter display including clouds, raindrops and snow flakes. They have also made some great winter outfits complete with coats and woolly babies - much needed in a Beechworth winter when we are out in the fresh air. A very enthusiastic group of artists in our room. ... See MoreSee Less

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Many hands make light work! The children in the Babies Room have been experimenting with collage, paint and cellophane on contact. This has created a beautiful winter display including clouds, raindrops and snow flakes. They have also made some great winter outfits complete with coats and woolly babies - much needed in a Beechworth winter when we are out in the fresh air. A very enthusiastic group of artists in our room.

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And enthusuastic staff 🤩

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Christian, check out some of Livi’s crafting!

Over the last few months, the preschoolers (and educators) have been making a story about our pet bird, George. The children have created this imaginary friend of Georges, called Henry. Its finally finished! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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Go Frankie! 😍 Great job everyone 👏

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 fantastic kids and educators 💕

That explains the story Charlotte told me about George's friend

Fabulous effort all! This is just gorgeous x

Congratulations. Great idea. xx

This is gorgeous, well done Beth and everyone!

That’s gorgeous! Who is the clever illustrator?

How lovely 😍

Well done preschool room... 👏👏

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The Babies Room have been busy exploring paint and glue and collage in many forms. The children develop fine motor skills and concentration during these experiences. And create such beautiful individual artworks! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

The Babies Room have been busy exploring paint and glue and collage in many forms. The children develop fine motor skills and concentration during these experiences. And create such beautiful individual artworks!

On Wednesday 24 June, Maternal Child Health Nurse Sarah will be presenting three information sessions on Sleep and Settling.
The session will provide information for parents on sleep patterns and behaviours, routines, strategies for sleep and self-care.
Three sessions will be held suitable for parents of children aged:
18 months to 2 Years - 9.30am till 11am,
6 to 8 months – 11.30am till 1pm,
0 to 3 months – 2.30pm till 4pm.
More information can be found on our website or by calling Sarah on 0400 577 949
bit.ly/2XZ0ziK
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3 weeks ago

National Simultaneous Storytime and Covid-19
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and other places around the country. Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6. A face-to-face NSS event is unlikely to be possible this year, so the children at BCCCC joined in a virtual event. We watched Emma from the Wiggles read us a story called Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas at 11am on 27 May 2020.
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1 month ago

National Simultaneous Storytime and Covid-19
National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and other places around the country. Now in its 20th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian childrens book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.  A face-to-face NSS event is unlikely to be possible this year, so the children at BCCCC joined in a virtual event.  We watched Emma from the Wiggles read us a story called Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas at 11am on 27 May 2020.

Painting nails over here in the preschool room. Interests the boys and girls. Great hand-eye co-ordination ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Painting nails over here in the preschool room. Interests the boys and girls. Great hand-eye co-ordinationImage attachmentImage attachment

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I wonder if having these at home would stop Otis trying to do it by himself, on our doona cover?

I’ll have to make sure I pop in for a manicure 💅 next time I’m up visiting Isla and Mia and Benjamin! 🥰

Oh, my goodness! Jane would be LOVING this! 😍

Omg, I love it. 💅

A few ideas of creating the perfect cubby house over the weekend.
Enjoy your weekend everyone😃
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2 months ago

A few ideas of creating the perfect cubby house over the weekend.
Enjoy your weekend everyone😃

Our educators would like to say an enormous thank you to the very generous, thoughtful families that bring morning tea for us to share. This is such a beautiful gesture and is so appreciated. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Our educators would like to say an enormous thank you to the very generous, thoughtful families that bring morning tea for us to share. This is such a beautiful gesture and is so appreciated. Thank you!

We’ve been singing this song in the Toddlers Room for our Mums. 🌺🌺🌺 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We’ve been singing this song in the Toddlers Room for our Mums. 🌺🌺🌺

We’ve been blown away by the generosity of our families; in the last week we’ve received gifts of laundry airers, digital cameras, and donations towards a few bigger items for our rooms. We can’t thank you enough!

If you were still wanting to give, we need one tower clothes airer and one more camera. Please have a chat to Mandy if you have any questions or would like to donate something else.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
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2 months ago

We’ve been blown away by the generosity of our families; in the last week we’ve received gifts of laundry airers, digital cameras, and donations towards a few bigger items for our rooms. We can’t thank you enough! 

If you were still wanting to give, we need one tower clothes airer and one more camera. Please have a chat to Mandy if you have any questions or would like to donate something else. 

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

We made Lux Flakes slime in the Toddlers Room to extend sensory play with the children. We had lots of FUN. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

We've had a lot of families asking how they can support the centre during this time, then just yesterday, this amazing gift arrived. We are so grateful! What incredible families we have in our little early years community here. Thank you so much! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Weve had a lot of families asking how they can support the centre during this time, then just yesterday, this amazing gift arrived. We are so grateful! What incredible families we have in our little early years community here. Thank you so much!

Come in and buy your Mum a very special gift for Mother's Day this year. What a beautiful idea from a lovely family of ours! These will give the gift of flowers to your mum from spring through to autumn.

Chocolate lace seedlings are $3 each, or 4 for $10, and are available to be picked up from the centre now. They'll be snapped up quickly so be sure to get yours as soon as possible!

A huge thank you to Issy from Scout's Garden, a local flower farm with a big heart!• FUNDRAISER • One of my favourite flowers in the patch is chocolate lace: it produces delicate starbursts of white, soft pink and burgundy from spring right through to autumn! Whilst pulling out some of my beds on the weekend I discovered lots of self sown seedlings so I have potted them up to sell as a fundraiser for Beechworth Community Childcare Centre. $3 each or 4 for $10 - every dollar goes to the centre. If you need a little extra something for Mother’s Day, consider a gift that will give her flowers for many weeks from your own garden! Purchase at the centre if you have children attending there, or I also have some at home. Cash only. Happy to deliver 🤗
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2 months ago

Come in and buy your Mum a very special gift for Mothers Day this year. What a beautiful idea from a lovely family of ours! These will give the gift of flowers to your mum from spring through to autumn.

Chocolate lace seedlings are $3 each, or 4 for $10, and are available to be picked up from the centre now. Theyll be snapped up quickly so be sure to get yours as soon as possible! 

A huge thank you to Issy from Scouts Garden, a local flower farm with a big heart!

The preschoolers have enjoyed the interactive book, Mix It Up, telling the kids how to mix paint but it makes them think they have magic fingers when the colours change. We extended this by letting them have a hands on go at creating their own colours. Today, we introduced some more fun and funny interactive stories. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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There's a Big Green Frog in the Toilet + CD with Door Hanger By: Anh Do, Simon Mellor, Heath McKenzie (Illustrator) This book ( google it) was a hit with the 3-4 year olds where I work

Haha, Jane loves those Andy Lee books! So hilarious! 😆

Recipe of the Week
What a great weekend for
Gruffalo Soap
Ingredients
2 x Campbell's Real Vegetable Liquid Stock 500ml
1 medium Sweet potato
½ packet Macaroni pasta
2 large Chicken breasts
1L Extra water if needed (pending on your own preference)
Method
Cut sweet potatoes into 2cm cubes
Cut chicken into pieces 2cm cubes
Put all ingredients into a large pot and bring to the boil.
Add extra water if required
Cook till chicken is cooked
This is a favourite in the Pre-school room for many years
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2 months ago

Recipe of the Week
What a great weekend for 
Gruffalo Soap
Ingredients
2 x Campbells Real Vegetable Liquid Stock 500ml
1 medium Sweet potato
½ packet Macaroni pasta
2 large Chicken breasts 
1L Extra water if needed (pending on your own preference)
Method
Cut sweet potatoes into 2cm cubes
Cut chicken into pieces 2cm cubes
Put all ingredients into a large pot and bring to the boil.
Add extra water if required 
Cook till chicken is cooked
This is a favourite in the Pre-school room for many years

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The written recipe or the picture recipe? 🤣

It sounds delicious! Thank you 💛

What day is that on the menu? Yummy. 🍲

This is the extension of our bugs 🐜 and butterfly 🦋 topics. We did lots of singing and reading stories about the creepy crawlies. We collected leaves 🍁 for our Autumn wall in the Toddlers Room. We thanked Beth for our beautiful butterfly. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

This is the extension of our  bugs 🐜 and butterfly 🦋 topics. We did lots of singing and reading stories about the creepy crawlies. We collected leaves 🍁 for our Autumn wall in the Toddlers Room. We thanked Beth for our beautiful butterfly.Image attachment

A friendly reminder to all families that the Beechworth Surgery currently has plenty of flu vaccines in stock, and it is free (Medicare funded) for all children under five years. Give them a call to book a time to have yours done! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

A friendly reminder to all families that the Beechworth Surgery currently has plenty of flu vaccines in stock, and it is free (Medicare funded) for all children under five years. Give them a call to book a time to have yours done!

In the preschool room, we preserved autumn leaves (see photo on how we did it). Then we made our leaves into little people! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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This is so cool!

Which will you be, this coming rainy Sunday? 🌧 ☔️ 💦 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Which will you be, this coming rainy Sunday? 🌧 ☔️ 💦

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OR JUST GO FOR A RUN WITH NO SHOES ON

The toddler room have been loving singing the Butterfly Song (in English and Filipino) with Lourdes! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Go Lourdes Dacayo Facturanan Lucani love ya heaps.

Lourdes is a huge favourite at our house!

Switch your outside lights on this Saturday, at 6am 💡 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Switch your outside lights on this Saturday, at 6am 💡

🍎 Check out this week’s menu! 🍉
If you’d like the recipe for something your child has enjoyed at childcare, please let us know!
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2 months ago

🍎 Check out this week’s menu! 🍉 
If you’d like the recipe for something your child has enjoyed at childcare, please let us know!

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Ice cream in a cone.😉

☁️ CLOUD DOUGH ☁️
Here’s a super simple recipe for hours of sensory play and it smells delicious too! (Thank you to one of our parents for sending it in to share!)

Mix together 750g cornflour and 500ml cheap conditioner, then add treasures to make anything you can imagine!

If you make it at your house, be sure to send us some photos. Happy dough-ing!
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