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The child care benefits no one talks about

  People can be quick to mention the downsides of child care, or launch into mum-guilt territory; but the reality is that child care is an essential element for many modern families, and there are some significant benefits that may get overlooked.  Whether it’s the friendships little ones make, or the wider educational benefits, there’s a lot to …

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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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8 Things That Blew My Mind About The Learning Sanctuary Brighton

Written by Sabrina Rogers-Anderson I recently took my twins for a “stay and play” at The Learning Sanctuary Brighton. They played in the brand-new, state-of-the-art early learning centre while I worked in the parents’ room and enjoyed the in-house chef’s delectable creations. It was unbelievable. Take me back!  There were so many things that blew my mind about this cutting-edge centre. Here are 8 of the …

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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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