The Learning Sanctuary

News and Blogs

Two ingredient pikelets!

Did you know pikelets can be made from only two ingredients!? This is a healthy snack and a variety of toppings can be added. Children will be amazed that combining two ingredients can taste so delicious! Ingredients 3 bananas, mashed 3 eggs, lightly beaten Coconut oil (if you don’t have a non-stick frying pan) Honey…

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 –…

How To Support Your Child’s Speech And Language Development

By Freya Lucas Research shows that the best way to support speech and language development is to talk together, frequently and naturally. In a childcare setting, children are surrounded by many different examples of speech and language, both from their peers, and from their educators. Educators use many strategies to support children’s language development in…

Lamington Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are a delicious twist on the classic Lamington. A great recipe for little hands to help with in the kitchen and then enjoy their creations for afternoon tea! Ingredients 2 x 12 hole muffin trays (we used mini muffins trays) Paper cases (patty pans) 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1…

Chinese Drums

The Chinese rattle drum is one of the oldest style of toys in China, it is often found at festivals such as the Lunar New Year. Create your own, explore a little bit of history and enjoy the rhythmic sounds! Materials needed 2 small paper plates 2 beads Ribbons, string or even a shoelace Glue…

Why you’ll love Kindyhub

At The Learning Sanctuary we understand sending your child to early education is a big decision. You want to ensure that your child receives the very best care, education, nutrition and is supported emotionally, mentally and physically. Communicating with our families is of utmost importance to us to ensure you have peace of mind that…

Recipe Round Up

As 2016 comes to a close, we reminisce about the awesome, tasty and healthy recipes we have created this year. Involving your children with you in the kitchen develops their tastebuds by trying new and interesting foods, is a great opportunity for them to utilise their fine motor skills and creates beautiful memories to boot.…