Category Archives: health

Corn Fritters

This simple recipe is perfect for an easy lunch or a light dinner. A great way to sneak in a lot of vegetables without the kids realising it! Ingredients Serves 10 1 ½ cups sweet corn kernels (fresh, frozen or tinned) 4 spring onions, sliced thinly 1 small capsicum, deseeded and chopped ¼ cup parsley …

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Healthy, wonder-filled and wise

By Freya Lucas Have you ever wondered how educators encourage children to adopt lifelong healthy habits, or learn more about their wellbeing? One of the cornerstones of the Early Years Learning Framework is following children’s interests, and supporting them to explore all of their wonderful questions, ideas, curiosities and connections with the wider world – …

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Challenge and risk in children’s play – Is it worth the Risk?

My favourite childhood memories are of doing things like climbing trees much higher than may be considered “safe”, taking my hands off the handlebars for short bursts whilst riding my bike, or using my dolls pram as transportation down the very steep hill on the road at the back of our house, just to name …

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Shepherd’s Pie

This tasty winter’s dish is packed full of vegetables for your little (and big) family members! It is sure to become a family favourite! Ingredients For the pie filling: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 500g beef or turkey mince 3 rashers short cut bacon, chopped 8 small (button) mushrooms, wiped and chopped 2 …

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Hospital Incursion at Park Orchards

Recently the Preschool room at The Learning Sanctuary Park Orchards has been exploring the topic of doctors and hospitals. The children have been exploring this topic in their dramatic area through role play, transforming their area into a doctor’s office, researching and investigating during group time discussions and during creative experiences in the art area. …

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Sun Safety Tips

The beginning of the month of December brings with it the first month of summer! Summer means so many different things depending on where in Australia you reside. Summer can mean waking up early and going to the beach for a surf or taking long bush walks being careful not to disturb a snake or …

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