Making Healthy Dinners Easy For Busy Parents

Making Healthy Dinners Easy For Busy Parents

We know just how much there is to think about as a busy working parent, let alone with Christmas coming up! Healthy eating needn’t be a headache or unnecessarily time consuming. Here's some time-saving tips and simple dinner ideas that will help ensure your family are eating healthily, the easy way.
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Posted: 11/22/2017 2:59:48 PM by Alison Holyoak

Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Larna’s Memorial Library; Sharing Literacy and Love

Guest post; written by Sarah Algie, Centre Manager at Creswick Children's Services, VIC
Read how Sarah drew strength from the devastating loss of her first child Larna at just 10 and a half months old, by turning to their love of books, and creating a community library at Creswick Children's Services to share the joys of reading with the centre's families, as a fitting memorial for Larna.
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Posted: 11/15/2017 10:12:48 AM by Alison Holyoak
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Healthy Communities; Connecting Our Generations

Healthy Communities; Connecting Our Generations

October was Healthy Children month at Lifelong Learning Centres, and across Australia our wonderful childcare centres pulled out all the stops to celebrate what ‘healthy children’ means to our children, our educators and our families.
Lifelong Learning Centres unique holistic approach to Healthy Children is based around six key themes; Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Healthy Food, Healthy World, Healthy Communities and Healthy Families.
We wanted to share some of the fantastic experiences our children have connecting with the elderly members of their local communities.
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Posted: 11/7/2017 4:39:25 PM by Alison Holyoak

Lifelong Learning Centres Promote ‘Healthy Children’

Lifelong Learning Centres Promote ‘Healthy Children’

This October many of the 150+ Lifelong Learning Centres across Australia are celebrating ‘Healthy Children’ and hosting their own Healthy Children Week.
‘Healthy Children’ is a holistic approach interwoven through the daily operations of all Lifelong Learning Centres. Based around six core themes; Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Healthy Food, Healthy Families, Healthy World and Healthy Communities, each of our centres runs their own series of activities, events, incursions and excursions throughout the year.
 
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Posted: 10/9/2017 9:48:50 AM by Alison Holyoak

Happy World Teacher’s Day!

Happy World Teacher’s Day!

We all had a favourite teacher at school – and probably a least favourite too! But it’s not just at school where great teaching is so valuable; it’s in early years education too, where teachers play a very important role in a child’s life.
 
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Posted: 10/5/2017 8:10:10 AM by Alison Holyoak

International Learning Experiences for Lifelong Learning Centres Educators

International Learning Experiences for Lifelong Learning Centres Educators

A group of Lifelong Learning Centres ECT’s have recently returned from an exciting trip to Auckland where they visited 9 different childcare centres to explore the history of New Zealand’s early year’s curriculum framework Te Whariki, and the relationship between Te Whariki, the research and education project of Reggio Emilia and New Zealand indigenous culture, and more.
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Posted: 9/30/2017 9:00:00 AM by Alison Holyoak

HAPPY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS DAY!

HAPPY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS DAY!

Around Australia, more than 150 Lifelong Learning Centres celebrated Early Childhood Educators Day with morning teas, new garden plants, and well wishes from their beloved families and children. 
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Posted: 9/6/2017 8:23:58 AM by Carla

Book Week Fun!

Book Week Fun!

It's never too early to encourage a lifelong love of reading! More than 150 Lifelong Learning Centres around Australia celebrated 2017 Book Week in colourful style with children, educators and even a few parents dressing up as their favourite characters. There were plenty of Alice's, Elsa's, Spidermans and other heroes, as well as some extra creative characters joining in the fun. 
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Posted: 9/1/2017 9:25:48 AM by Carla
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Healthy Minds: Helping Children Talk About & Manage Their Emotions

Healthy Minds: Helping Children Talk About & Manage Their Emotions

Children start experiencing feelings and emotions as soon as they are born. It is important to help them learn how to understand what they are feeling and how to manage their emotions right from the beginning. Lifelong Learning Centres proactively lay the foundations for Healthy Children, with ‘Healthy Minds’ being one of the key themes promoted by our expert early childhood educators.
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Posted: 8/21/2017 6:55:52 PM by Alison Holyoak
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NSW Lifelong Learning Centres run for the Starlight Foundation

NSW Lifelong Learning Centres run for the Starlight Foundation

A team of dedicated educators, staff, family and our CEO Tim Hickey joined forces in a spirited show of support to raise runds for the Starlight Foundation at the Sydney Colour Run. 
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Posted: 8/20/2017 9:14:39 AM by Carla