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‘Stay & Play’ at The Learning Sanctuary Brighton: We didn’t want it to end

By Sabrina Rogers-Anderson  When I was offered a job in Melbourne a few weeks ago, I decided to take my three-year-old twins on a reconnaissance mission to the beautiful city. I wanted to scope out a couple of neighbourhoods we might like to live in and visit a few child care and early education centres for the girls.  I’d …

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Meet Mario: Our Brighton Chef who worked at Brunetti!

Getting young children to adopt healthy eating habits can be quite the challenge. But not for Chef Mario.  About Mario  Chef Mario Pompilio is one of our favourite features at our new flagship Brighton centre. With a cooking style that reflects his Italian roots, Mario has worked in major Melbourne dining establishments like Bluetrain at …

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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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Apple & Raspberry Crumble

   A sweet family favourite full of fruit, fibre and wholegrains. Ingredients Serves 4 2 large green apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 2 cups frozen raspberries 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp wholemeal flour ½ cup rolled oats 1 tbsp castor sugar 1.5 tbsp vegetable margarine Canola oil spray …

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