Author Archives: tushnam

Communication – Why it’s Important

educators and children

The key to maximising your child’s experiences within an early learning centre is effective communication. When families and educators are on the same page with the child’s progress, the child flourishes. Consequently, it helps to ease the transition between home and care, building a sense of confidence and belonging in young children. What kind of […]

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Flexible Hours – The Need to Know

clock on a desk

When the government’s new Child Care subsidy was introduced, the Westwood family thought that they would be better off. The reality however was that the out of pocket fees for their two children to attend early learning five days a week increased. This is because the amount of subsidised hours offered by the government under […]

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The 3 Year old Program at Pelican Lynbrook

play room

Within the Pre-kinder Room at Pelican Lynbrook, we run a three year olds program which benefits all aspects of children’s learning. The Aim  This room was designed to provide children with an environment where they can develop their skills, capabilities, interest and talents.   The Approach  We use a ‘Child Interest’ approach to learning. This […]

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Chicken Fajitas

chicken fajitas

A delicious meal that can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner or even a snack.  Ingredients Serves 4 500g skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 2 small capsicums, sliced 2 gloves garlic, crushed 4 large tortillas 100ml plain Greek […]

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Mexican Mince

mexican mince

An easy, tasty Mexican mince packed with plenty of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 8 1 tbsp olive oil ½ brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500g lean beef mince 1.5 tsp cumin powder 3 tsp smoked paprika 1 carrot, grated 1 green capsicum, finely chopped 1x 400g tin of kidney beans, rinsed and drained […]

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Beetroot and Chickpea Dip

beetroot chickpea dip

This Beetroot and Chickpea dip is perfect to be enjoyed with wholegrain crackers or vegetable sticks. Ingredients Serves 6-8 1x 400g can baby beetroots, drained 1x 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed ¼ cup Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 clove garlic Method Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend […]

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Apricot Bliss Balls

apricot balls

A high energy sweet snack to give you a burst of energy. Ingredients Makes 20 balls 2 ripe bananas 1 cup sultanas 1 cup dried apricots, diced 1 cup puffed rice 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 cup desiccated coconut Method In a bowl, mash peeled bananas. Add sultanas and dried apricots and mix to […]

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Tomato & Meatball Risotto

tomato risotto

A rich and hearty meal ideal for a midweek dinner. Ingredients Serves 6-8 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 500g lean beef mince 1 tsp dried oregano 1 small egg Freshly ground black pepper 2 tsp olive oil 1 brown onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1 cup Arborio rice 2L vegetable […]

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