Magic Cottage Child Care Centre

Magic Cottage Child Care Centre

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Hi Kiddies....
Your baby chicks 🐣 have a new friend Poppy the bunny.
Can't wait to see halloween dressup photos!!
What exciting activities are planned for school holidays??
Did you get any photos of book week dressups?
Desperate mother requires coffee!! Can I please order a cappuccino 😍😍Leaving now, show me what you can do Sophie😁
Kaitlyn enjoyed babysitting Rocky & Chase.They were very chilled out on their weekend away from Magic Cottage. They didn’t get up to too much mischief and snuggled up together at night.
You guys should do a photo day, like they do at the schools. I'd happily pay for some nice photos of the girls :)
My Mother's Day gift from daycare is still alive and finally flowering!!! Thank you beautiful girls 😘

Providing quality care and education for children 0-6 years old for over 20 years in Geraldton. Em

Operating as usual

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 11/07/2023

Today in the centre we had a special visit from two furry friends!

🐶 Otis - Zara’s new puppy
🐐 Gracie - Lilys 10 day old baby goat

Zara and Lily’s family were able to demonstrate to the children how to interact and approach the animals with care.

When children have opportunities to spend time with animals, it allows children to build an important senses of connection, empathy and care

Thankyou so much Lily and Zara for bringing in your furry friends 🫶

NQS- Element 3.2.3 The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentalv responsible

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 10/07/2023

NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

Across the centre this week we engaged in a wide range of experiences to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. These included:

🖤 Participating in the sea of fish challenge through Connecting the Dots through Culture
💛 Purchasing new T-Shirts from Yarn
❤️ Baking damper
🤍 Reading ‘Tjitji Lullaby by Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding’ and creating art inspired by the night sky in the book
💙 Reading The ‘Rainbow Serpent By Dick Roughsey’ and painting our own rainbow serpent inspired by the story
💚 Reading ‘How the birds got their colours by Mary Albert’ and creating our own bird through a collage
🖤 Making playdough humpys using natural resources
💛 Listening to ‘Marringa (Bee Bye Lullaby)
Song by Emily Wurramara’
❤️ Reading ‘Welcome To Country: A Traditional Aboriginal Ceremony Book by Joy Murphy Wandin’
🤍 Practiced saying out Acknowledgment of Country during our morning mat sessions
💙 Reading ‘My Little Barlaagany (Sunshine) Book by Melissa Greenwood’ Miimiandjiinda
💚 Making playdough in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags
🖤 Dying rice in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and creating gluing art with it
💛 Reading ‘Hello and Welcome by Gregg Dreise’
❤️ Painted seed pods

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 10/07/2023

For our elders

This years theme for National NAIDOC Week is ‘For Our Elders’. Yarn collaborated with Indigenous Artists to create 7 beautiful pieces of art inspired by this theme. What a meaningful addition these have made to our uniforms.

“Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.”

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Sea of fish 🐠

To embed Torres Strait Islander perspectives into our practice during National NAIDOC Week 2nd July - 9th July we took part in Connecting the Dots through Culture Sea of Fish challenge. As a centre we were able to create a beautiful sea of fish throughout our dining room.

Through this challenge we were able to participate in meaningful conversations surrounding the significance of fish to the lifestyles of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal communities. Through our learning about the Nyoongar season Djeran (April - May) the children in the Toddlers room have developed an interest in fish, frogs and turtles. This meant they were very enthusiastic about participating in this challenge choosing to contribute sea turtles to the sea of fish. Whereas the babies and kindy chose to paint a variety of native fish.

05/07/2023

❤️Acknowledgement of Country ❤️

In the Kindy room we start each morning with an Acknowledgement of Country with our children.

An Acknowledgement of Country shows that we value belonging and the people, places, resources, traditions, stories and cultural obligations of the people who have connection to the places where we meet, learn, work and play.

“ Here is the land, here is the sky, here are my friends and here am I. We thank the Yamatji people for the land we learn and play. Hands up, hands down we are on Yamatji land”

Learning outcome 1.3 Acknowledge, share and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions, customs and celebrations.

Early Years Learning Framework: Principles - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

03/07/2023

🔥July Events🔥

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 29/06/2023

Geraldton Toy Library

Recently, we have been lucky enough to become members of our local toy library. The Geraldton Toy Library has a huge range of different toys and equipment to hire, aiming to promote sustainability and reduce landfill. It is also an excellent way of saving on money and has allowed us to support our children’s developmental goals and interests by providing us with a huge range of options to hire. We have been so excited to explore all our new toys.

To become a member of the Geraldton Toy Library visit https://www.geraldtontoylibrary.com.au/signup
Or if you have any questions or suggestions of toys to hire please speak to one of friendly educators.

As a part of our membership, educators have been volunteering at The Geraldton Toy Library. This has been an excellent way of contributing and giving back to our community 💗

Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities

20/06/2023

💗A huge thank you to Remi and Brooklyn’s family for our new addition to our Nursery Room! Our babies love it so much! 💗

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⭐️ 12 years ⭐️

What an incredible achievement ! 12 years ago today Casey started working at Magic Cottage. We thank Casey for all her hard work and dedication to the centre!

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🩺 Nurses and Doctors 🥼

Recently within the Kindy room the children have had a huge interest in hospital dramatic play. On Friday we were so lucky to have a special visit from Zoe who is currently studying nursing. Zoe was able to show us how to check our heart beat, temperature, bandage up injuries, look at x-rays and lots more!

A huge thank you to Zoe for visiting us and teaching us all about nursing!

12/06/2023

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.

Benefits
-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.

To Apply:
Submit your CV/ Resume as well as a Cover Letter outlining hours of availability to [email protected]

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 08/06/2023

🐟🐳🪸🦀 World Ocean Day 🐟🐳🪸🦀

World Oceans Day is important because it raises awareness about the crucial role that oceans play in our lives and the need to protect them from pollution, overfishing, and other threats.

Today the across the centre our children participated in broadening their knowledge about the ocean through reading books, pretend ocean play and exploring ocean inspired sensory tubs! 🐟🐳🪸🦀

05/06/2023

We also took part in Connecting the Dots through Culture’s Sea of Hearts challenge where we created a sea of hearts throughout our dining room. “Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 05/06/2023

National Reconciliation Week – 27 May to 3 June – is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. National Reconciliation Week 2023: Be A Voice for Generations.

Throughout the centre during reconciliation week we invited everyone to join us in wearing yellow. Wear It Yellow is an annual campaign held by Children's Ground during National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June).

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The rain didn’t bother our Toddlers this week! ☔️ We were all very excited to become frogs, ducks, bunny’s, strawberries and cars in our colourful raincoats and splash in all the puddles!

02/06/2023

🩵 June Events 🩵

28/05/2023

Djeran - Ant season (season of the adulthood) April - May

Across our centre a huge ongoing project of ours is learning about the Noongar seasons. During Djeran the Toddlers have been creating a lot of artwork inspired by the changes in the environment we’ve been able to see around us. This has lead to a lot of meaningful conversations about our environment with the children showing a particular interest in the abundance of fresh water animals and their habitat.

Through Bundiyarra Irra Wangga Language Centre we were able to learn how to say the names of some of these animals in Wajarri language. This was something the children loved as we listened to the pronunciation through the Wajarri Dictionary and practiced repeating it back.

In the video below Nyungar yorga Kerry-Ann Winmar, from Nyungar Tours, explains Djeran on the Noongar seasonal calendar across southern WA.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-14/noongar-seasons-djeran-kerry-ann-winmar/13841128

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 26/05/2023

🌹 65 Roses Day 🌹

Today the Toddlers and Kindy children painted roses and made a banner with rose hand prints

65 Roses Day, supported by Wafex, is held on Friday 26 May 2023 and is our National Day of Awareness for cystic fibrosis ❤️

26/05/2023

Next week we’d like to invite our families to wear yellow! Wear It Yellow is an annual campaign held by Children's Ground during National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June).

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Why yellow? Yellow is the centre of the Aboriginal flag - the sun, the giver of energy. It is the colour of Children's Ground - energetic and hopeful. Yellow is the colour of ochre that is sacred in many First Nations commmunities, representing this ongoing connection to Country.

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 22/05/2023

🐝 World Bee Day 🐝

The main purpose of World Bee Day is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Today our Toddlers celebrated our hard-working little pollinators by creating honeycomb inspired art!

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 19/05/2023

🌸 Self portraits 🌸

Today in the Kindy room we drew self portraits!

Creating self-portraits allows children to explore their creativity by experimenting with different colours and shapes as well as learning about our facial features and expressions.

14/05/2023

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🌸 Mother’s and Special Person’s Day Afternoon Tea 🌸

Yesterday, we invited all our families into the centre for an afternoon tea to thank all our special people in our lives. As well as afternoon tea, we set up activities for us to do together, including:

🌸 Nail Painting
🌸 Cookie Decorating
🌸 Bath Salt Making
🌸 Drawing
🌸 Photo Booth
🌸 Reading corner
🌸 Play dough

Thank you to all our families who attended. It was such a beautiful afternoon 💗

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 12/05/2023

Stay tuned for more photos from our special person/ Mother’s Day afternoon tea 🩷🌸

11/05/2023

Don’t forget our Mother’s Day afternoon tea is today at 3pm. All families are welcome to come join us.

If you are coming please let us know that you will be attending.

We can’t wait to see you this afternoon. 😊

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 10/05/2023

🥔 The Good Carb 🥔

Today the Kindy children spent the morning planting the seed potatoes we received from the good carb as apart of their seeds for schools initiative. This initiative aims to teach children where their food comes from.

Potatoes are high in essential vitamins and minerals, low in fat and a potent source of antioxidants. Potatoes bring far more to the table than just carbohydrates. Potatoes are known for being cost-effective, versatile, and nutritious. However, many people are not aware that potatoes are also friendly for the planet.


Thankyou WA Potatoes we can’t wait to watch our potatoes grow! 🫶

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 05/05/2023

🦒🐐🦓🐅 Animal rescue 🦒🐐🦓🐅

Today in the Kindy room we used our fine motor skills to rescue our animals stuck in tape! The children one by one were able to release their animal by pulling the tape up or the animal to save them. 🦒🐐🦓🐅

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 04/05/2023

🔥 International Fire Fighter Day 🔥

Today we honoured International Fire Fighter day by participating in experiences that helped the children to learn about fire safety and paid tribute to our Firefighter that risk their lives to protect us and our homes. These experiences we participated in include:

🚒 Fire dramatic play as we role played putting out a fire with a fire blanket
🚒 Listening to a song that helped us learn about fire safety and what to do in an emergency
🚒 Making connections with local fire brigades within our community
🚒 Fire sensory tub
🚒 Paintings to thank our firefighters

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 04/05/2023

A huge thank you to all our local fire fighters and a special shout out from our little friend Ruby to the Moonyoonooka Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade 🔥

Stay tuned for more photos of this special day!

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 03/05/2023

Did you know we have a Wonder recycling rewards for schools bin here at Magic cottage!

Feel free to bring in your bread bags and wraps doesn’t matter what brand they are 🩷

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 02/05/2023

Autism Early indicators learning session

Tonight Taryn, Kaliea, Emma, Charlee and Teagan went to Autism Association of Western Australia session about autism early indicators.

Some key points covered were;

~ Identify the early signs of Autism

~ Understand diagnostic and intervention pathways

~ Support for families of children showing signs of
Autism

~ Learn about services and family supports offered by the Autism Association of WA and referral pathways

A big Thankyou to Autism Association of Western Australia 🫶

02/05/2023

🫶🏼 May Events 🫶🏼

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 01/05/2023

🦸🏼‍♀️ National Superhero Day 🦸🏽‍♂️

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 25/04/2023

❤️Anzac Day, Lest we forget ❤️

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🌈 Painting a rainbow 🌈

Today in the Kindy room we painted rainbows!
By painting a rainbow it allows the children to learn about colors, shapes, and patterns. It also encourages them to be creative and express themselves in a unique way.

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 19/04/2023

💐🍊🍋 Flower and Fruit Potions 💐🍊🍋

Making potions with kids can be a great way to help them develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and creativity. It encourages them to use their imagination and problem-solving skills. Plus, it's a lot of fun 💐

19/04/2023

Dear Families,

As most of you are aware tomorrow the 20th April we will be experiencing a solar eclipse. The eclipse in Geraldton, Australia will be visible as partial eclipse with 81.9 percent of the Sun covered by the Moon. The eclipse begins at approx. 10am and ends at approx. 1pm. This eclipse reaches its maximum phase at 11:21am.

The Department of Health and the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) do not recommend direct viewing of the eclipse. Viewing a full or partial solar eclipse directly, including with the use of visual protection, can cause eye damage or permanent loss of vision.

During the hours of 10am and 2pm we will be keeping the children indoors to ensure their safety.

If you have any further questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks
Magic Cottage

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 18/04/2023

🇮🇹 L’Italiano Toddlers Pizza Restaurant 🍕

Our interest in pizza began on the 9th February when we made our very own pizzas for lunch for World Pizza Day.

We decided to extend on this interest by creating a play pizza kitchen within our room. This area was Inspired by the local Italian restaurant L'italiano - Pizza Pasta & Gelato. By including these community connections we help to create a sense of belonging for children within their environment.

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 13/04/2023

Today in the Kindy room we focused on developing our fine motor skills by reusing some leftover string to try a new style of painting!

Learning fine motor skills can help improve your dexterity and hand-eye coordination, which can be useful in a variety of activities such as playing musical instruments, cooking, and even typing on a keyboard. Additionally, fine motor skills are important for everyday tasks such as buttoning a shirt or tying shoelaces.

Did you know practicing fine motor skills can also help improve your memory and cognitive abilities 🌈

Photos from Magic Cottage Child Care Centre's post 09/04/2023

Happy Easter from us all at Magic Cottage! 🐰🐣 On Thursday we had a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Did the Easter Bunny visit your house?

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236 Fourth Street
Geraldton, WA
6530

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