Have you seen our newly renovated Toddler Room?!
What a busy year it’s been at Magic Cottage already! First the addition of our new Art Studio and now the Toddlers Room has been redesigned!
Our Toddlers educators and Centre Management have been very busy collaborating with the children, families and owners in order to design the perfect Toddlers Room!
Between toy deliveries, carpentry, furniture assembly and painting it’s finally finished and we’d love to show you our room!
Stay tuned to see which environment we’re working on next!
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Have you seen our newly renovated Toddler Room?!
🌊 World Oceans Day 🌊
This years theme- Revitalisation:
Collective Action for the Ocean.
Today, Magic Cottage celebrated World Oceans Day by organising lots of experiences for us to enjoy.
Jelly and ocean animal scavenger hun
Ocean animal sensory tray
Painting with ocean animals
Fish and coral reef painting
Reading lots of ocean themed book
April - May is the season Djeran - season of adulthood. Ant season and time to repair housing and shelter.
After reading about the lifestyle of the Noongar communities during Djeran we were able to participate in many rich and meaningful conversations surrounding the season and participate in experiences that were inspired by the changes that occur. This included learning about:
- the cooler nights
- the flying ants
- how the banksias begin to flower and are sources of nectar for many small mammals and birds
- diet changes during this season focusing around fresh water sources such as fresh water fish, frogs and turtles
- the repair and update of shelters to account for the coming rain
We’ve loved starting to learn about Makuru so far and displaying our learning on our brand new board! Stay tuned to see photos of the massive changes that have happened in our centre last weekend!
Have you seen our new Art Studio?
Over the last few months we’ve been able to work closely with the new owners to create an amazing art studio for our children to visit.
Why is art important?
Art opens the heart and mind to possibilities and fuels the imagination. Art is a process of learning to create ourselves and experience the world in new ways. Our art studio is a space where the children can create, explore and learn.
Big changes are coming!
Take a look into our new gallery filled with some beautiful art work from Bilby’s, Koala’s and Kangaroo’s room over this week.
Stay tuned for photos of our new art studio where we get to create all our amazing art work 🎨 🖌
We have some exciting news to share!
Some of you may have already seen how busy our new owners have been over the past 5 months! We are so excited to share all the changes. Stay tuned for photos soon ✨
❤️💛🖤 National Sorry Day 💚💙🤍
Today we engaged in these experiences for National Sorry Day:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag painting.
- Red, black and yellow sensory tub
🪞 Who’s that in the mirror? 🪞
Mirror play helps us develop our visual senses, develop self-recognition, witness our emotions visually and foster language development.
Today in the Nursery room, we participated in a mirror painting experience. Using acrylic mirrors, we added them to our art easels and used them instead of paper for our paint. As we painted, the children were able to see their reflections in the mirror. Some of our favourite parts of this experience were:
🎨 Looking at ourselves, waving and/or saying “hi” to our reflection.
🎨 Manipulating the paintbrush to paint over what we could see in the mirror.
🎨 Watching what was going on around us through this mirror.
May Events 🌻
We are seeking passionate casual educators to join our team of dedicated educators.
At Magic Cottage Childcare Centre we are passionate and dedicated to the learning journey of our children. It is our goal to create a team that loves what they do, are proud to be part of the team and go above and beyond for our children and families.
-Great conditions and working environment
-Discount on childcare fees
-Ability to work as a team to build the centre
-Professional development opportunities
Why we are recruiting:
Magic Cottage Childcare Centre has experienced unprecedented growth due to unwavering community support. We are consistently seeking passionate, driven and dedicated educators to become a part of our team continuing to provide exemplary education and care to our children and becoming an even more valued part of our community.
What you will bring to Magic Cottage Childcare Centre:
-Strong passion for the Early Childhood Education and Care
-Dedication to developing great experiences for our families and children
-A Diploma and/or Certificate III
-Willingness to achieve targets and meet safety and compliance standards.
-A current Working with Children’s Check or willing to obtain.
-Current first-aid certificate (including asthma and anaphylactic training) or willing to obtain.
-Be flexible in nature and available for a range of rostered shifts
-A love for nature play and education
-Excitement to be a part of Magic Cottage Childcare Centre
Magic Cottage Childcare Centre is committed to providing a safe workplace and will comply with all mandatory vaccination directions. You will be required to provide an approved form of evidence of vaccination or exemption prior to commencing employment.
Should you like to discuss the role further or the centre, please email [email protected] to arrange a time to chat.
Submit your CV/ Resume as well as a Cover Letter outlining hours of availability to [email protected]
LEST WE FORGET
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning;
We will remember them."
Earth Day 2022 - Invest in our planet! 🌏
Today as a centre we celebrated Earth Day by:
🌱 Enjoying our morning tea outside under the trees
🌱 Collaborating on a piece of meaningful artwork
🌱 Participating in conversations surrounding ways we can look after our Earth
Thank you Archer for our delicious box of chocolates, we feel so spoilt😊🥰🐰
🎨 Yoghurt Painting 🎨
Today in the Bilby’s room, we planned a sensory based art experience and did some yoghurt painting. Using our high chairs, we encouraged our babies to use their senses as they explored the paint in different ways. Also a bonus that it’s edible!
Recipe for at home:
🔸1/2 cup of yoghurt (we used coconut yoghurt for a dairy free option)
🔸 Small amount of food colouring
Thea gave our new reading area in the Toddlers room the tick of approval this morning! 📚
The Toddlers have been loving story time lately. We’d love to know what are some of our families favourite stories to read together at home?
Noongar 6 Seasons
This year the Toddlers have been learning about the six Nyoongar seasons! We thought we’d share this wonderful video sent to us by a past family of the centre incase anyone wanted some more information. As the seasons change so does our learning as we learn about what the lifestyle for the Nyoongar communities looks like and consists of during each season.
Thank you Alora and Greysons mum for showing us this insightful video!
Noongar 6 Seasons Josh learns how the seasonal calendar of Perth’s traditional custodians relies on observing the subtle changes in nature through the year.
Check out our new learning areas this week in the Kangaroo Room 💕
Today the Koalas enjoyed getting grubby in our sensory shaving foam tub ☁️☁️
Look who hopped into our centre today for an Easter egg hunt?! 🐰🥕
Thank you to this little Easter bunny for dropping off our delicious eggs this morning, we love them Lincoln! 🐣
Happy Easter from our Magic family to yours! 🐰
How lucky are we being treated to this lovely Easter morning tea! A huge thank you to our wonderful owners for always making us feel appreciated! 🐣🐰
We’d just like to say a huge thank you to Isla and her family for our Easter surprise this morning!🐰
💙 Go Marlins! 💙
We’d just like to make this post to celebrate the achievements of our educators Taryn, Kasey, Zoe and Sophie over the weekend. Three of the Marlins softball teams landed themselves in the grand finals and WON all three games!
These teams were:
💙 B grade womens
💙 A grade womens
We’d just like to say a huge congratulations to Taryn, Zoe, Kasey and Sophie as well as the rest of the Marlins softball teams including the families within the centre who are apart of the team!
The rest of the Magic Cottage team headed down to the Utakarra ballpark to show their support and celebrate the many wins alongside the Marlins!
☔️ Singing in the rain ☔️
As we were painting outside this morning we noticed it get very dark all of a sudden and Ka’liea said “I think it’s going to rain” and so we quickly gathered our rain coats!
What a lovely time we had singing, dancing and splashing in the rain all together!
☁️ Cloud Dough ☁️
Lately the children in the Koalas Room have really been enjoying getting messy with sensory play!
This week as a class we decided to make cloud dough and it turned out really nice! We enjoyed manipulating it by squeezing it through our fingers, rolling it into balls and breaking it apart.
We’d love to hear if you have any ideas on what we should make next!
April Events 🐰🌳
Our power is back on and we are open for business. Please feel free to start heading in and we will see you soon.
Due to the power outages and no communication lines, Magic Cottage will be closed this morning. The centre will reopen once power and phone lines have been restored
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause
Magic Cottage Management
🌊 Noongar Seasons 🌊
Tomorrow we welcome Djeran - the season of adulthood! We’d love to share with some of the experiences we were able to participate in over Bunuru!
February - March is the season Bunuru (season of adolescence.) After reading about the lifestyle of the Noongar communities during Bunuru we were able to participate in many rich and meaningful conversations surrounding the season and participate in experiences that were inspired by the changes that occur. This included learning about a lot of marine life, including the coastal environment and the weather that comes with living there, emus, the white flowers of the ghost gums, jarrah, Marri and the red flowers of the Zamia.
~ We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Bundiyarra Irra Wangga Language Centre for our Wajarri Animals poster that we have used to help us learn the Wajarri names of the different kinds of animals this season!
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