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Category Archives: childcare

Chicken Fried Rice

 A tasty Asian-inspired dish perfect for the whole family. Enjoy this Chicken Fried Rice as a side dish or even on its own.  Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp vegetable oil (e.g. peanut oil) 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 500g chicken or pork mince 800g frozen vegetable mix (carrot, peas, corn) 2.5 …

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Strawberry Balls

    A sweet, bite-size snack to give you a boost of energy in the afternoon. Ingredients Makes 24 balls 250g fresh strawberries 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 8 fresh dates, seeds removed Method Discard green leaves from strawberries. Rinse clean and halve. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Process well …

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Minestrone Soup

 A wholesome and hearty family favourite. Incorporate any leftover vegetables you may have in your fridge! Ingredients Serves 8 2 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, diced 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 small leek, diced 1 small red capsicum, diced ½ tsp dried oregano 1 dried …

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, …

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