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More texture play for babies

More texture play for babies

The babies spent the morning experimenting with textures! today was all about texture play for babies. First we covered the table with glad wrap and put shaving foam all over it. We used eye droppers to put different coloured dye onto the foam for the children to mix...

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Fun activites for babies we have explored in daycare

Fun activites for babies we have explored in daycare

Ever stuck for an idea of what to do with your little ones? Over the next few weeks we are going to be blogging activities you can do with your babies that have been trialled and tested in childcare. Stay tuned for some intesting activity posts

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World’s Greatest Shave at Childcare

World’s Greatest Shave at Childcare

Our Crazy Hair Fun Day for World's greatest shave. At Humpty Dumpty Childcare Centre, on March 15th we held a Crazy Hair Fun Day to raise money for the leukaemia foundation.   We asked parents and staff to donate whatever they could to the leukaemia foundation and...

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Child Care Centre Safety and the CP Awards

Child Care Centre Safety and the CP Awards

Child care centre safety is important to Kelmscott Childcare Centre and the centre was fortunate to be nominated for the Consumer Protection Awards in 2013, while the centre didn't win, it was a great honer to be nominated and attend the award function. The centre...

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Toilet training boys

Toilet training boys

 Toilet training boys and sleeping in a bed, these are 2 of the biggest topics being discussed and researched at the moment in my house and at daycare. We have a beautiful and very energetic 28 month old who is larger than life causing a few issues in our...

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Our Daycare Angel

Our Daycare Angel

Sadly 3 years ago a beautiful little girl from one of the Acacia Hill centres passed away from childhood cancer, our Daycare Angel. Imogen fought a tough battle and was given her Angel wings on 1st May 2010. Since Imogen's passing her mum has worked tirelessly to give...

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Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards

Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards

At Acacia Hill, we are always proud of the work that all of our educators undertake, however every now and then we get an opportunity to single some out for special attention... the recent shortlist for the Australian Family Early Education and Care Awards has given...

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Toys for Daycare, Outdoor Play

Toys for Daycare, Outdoor Play

Looking for some outdoor play toys for daycare, or home? Do you often wonder what new shiny toys you can buy for the children at home or childcare? There is no need to spend big dollars on plastic fantastic or even purpose made children's toys that get used a few...

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6 low cost activities for child care children in Perth

6 low cost activities for child care children in Perth

As well as the experiences that can be provided for your children in childcare, there are many family activities that include fun, laughter and play and many free or at little cost. These would be great activities for child care children Activities for child care...

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Worried about Germs in childcare – No cake for you…

Worried about Germs in childcare – No cake for you…

What is happening in our society?  When it is recommended that children in Child Care are not to blow out their candles on their birthday cake.  It makes me wonder about the rest of the rules and regulations we have to follow. It is interesting to think...

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No places for babies at childcare

No places for babies at childcare

So you may have seen in the media over the past few days that the Australian Greens released survey results showing that places for babies at childcare had reduced nationally in recent times - 10% they claim.  The survey results showed that childcare spots for...

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The Cost of Child Care – 2 scenarios

The Cost of Child Care – 2 scenarios

The cost of child care is often overstated in the mass media, and just as often understated by Ministers and the Government of the day when they are talking about what a great job they are doing as opposed to their predasessors. The true cost of childcare is a very...

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Childcare Options – what’s best for my family

Childcare Options – what’s best for my family

It is about this time of year when many people start to think about what childcare options are available to them.  Jumping on line and typing in "childcare" to your favourite search engine can present you with a very scary list of options.  Below i will...

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Top Christmas Jokes for Kids Advent Calander

Top Christmas Jokes for Kids Advent Calander

After what feels like many hours reading young children’s christmas jokes, I have come up with my list of 24 for our children’s advent calander. I hope you to get joy out of sharing these with your children

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Acacia Hill @ Childcare Week Awards 2012

Acacia Hill @ Childcare Week Awards 2012

Recently Acacia Hill had all 6 Childcare Centres nominated in the Australian Childcare Week Awards across multiple categories, we are pleased to say we all centres made it to “finalists” in their categories.  Humpty Dumpty Childcare Centre, Ballajura Childcare Centre,...

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24 Pre-Christmas activities for the Children

24 Pre-Christmas activities for the Children

So I’ve taken the advent calendar one step further. I’ve decide to include an activity everyday for the children or the whole family to participate in. I want our children to enjoy preparing for this special time of the year, but I also want them to think of others less fortunate than themselves so I have added in some activities to make sure this happens.

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Christmas for the Children

Christmas for the Children

The festive season feels like it is upon us already. The shops have the Christmas decorations out, toy catalogues are on every surface I seem to look at and my elder children only have 6 weeks left of the school year.

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