NAIDOC Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
Our centres will be exploring the theme ‘For our Elders’ this week, reflecting on the important role that Elders have had, and continue have, in our communities and families.
We look forward to sharing how our children, families and team connect and celebrate this week.
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This World Environment Day, our centres will explore ways they can . ♻
We are incredibly inspired by the current efforts of our sister centre, First Grammar Bankstown!
The First Grammar Bankstown team is embracing the circular economy by reusing cot bars, bottles, kitchen utensils and pipes to create spaces in their outdoor area, including science investigations, hat storage and planters.
By practising sustainability, we empower our children to think creatively and critically about how we can create change and develop a deep connection and appreciation of our environment and the animals, plants, people and places that are important to them. 🌎
This National Reconciliation Week, our children and teams are exploring what it means to ‘Be a Voice for Generations’.
Our centre teams work to connect with their families and communities to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their practice every day, to create environments of listening, of learning, of fairness and unity.
Over the week, we look forward to sharing unique stories from our centres as we explore together what it means to ‘Be a Voice for Generations’.
At our centres, we believe that strong bonds between educators and children are the foundation for a successful learning journey. When children feel safe, valued, and supported by their educators, they are more likely to engage in meaningful learning experiences and develop a lifelong love of learning.♥
We see the look of pure joy on your face when your child screams “Muuuum!” at pick-up and runs into your arms at the end of the day. We know that moment makes all the challenges of parenthood worthwhile. To all the mums and those who take on the role of mum, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! 💗
This week at Pelican Childcare Lynbrook, each room commemorated our past and present servicemen, women and animals ahead of Anzac Day, which took place yesterday.
We are teaching the children the importance of honouring and remembering those who fought to keep us safe, especially those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our wellbeing.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We Will Remember Them.
Lest We Forget.
The best autumn produce to have in your pantry (that children love)
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The best autumn produce to have in your pantry (that children love) By Karla Gilbert Karla Gilbert is an accredited Nutrition and Health Coach, and a mum of two girls. She shares her top tips for the best seasonal produce as we move into autumn. As we move from su…
Changes to the Child Care Subsidy 📢
From 10 July 2023, the Commonwealth Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is making high-quality early education and care more affordable for Australian families.
Key changes include:
• If your family earns less than $80,000 per year, your Child Care Subsidy rates will increase from 85% to 90%.
• If your family earns under $530,000 annually, you’ll now be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy. Previously, families needed to earn under $356,756 per year to be eligible.
• Your Child Care Subsidy rates will decrease by 1% for every additional $5,000 earned over $80,000.
Families earning below $362,408 with more than one child aged 5 or under in care can still get a higher rate for their second and younger children
• First Nations children will be eligible for at least 36 hours of subsidised care per fortnight. Families can get more subsidised hours based on their circumstances.
Navigating these changes can be tricky, but we're here to help. Over the coming weeks, our enrolled families will be invited to a dedicated family information event to be held in-centre in early May. Families will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with their Centre Manager, to help calculate your potential Child Care Subsidy entitlements. We’re looking forward to supporting the possible Child Care Subsidy (CCS) outcomes for your family.
In the meantime, visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/ for further information.
Recently at Pelican Childcare Lynbrook, our four-year-old Kinders harvested vegetables from our very own garden. 🌱
We then took our harvested veggie basket to our chef Jess in the kitchen, which she used for our meals.
By involving the children in the harvesting process, it allows them to gain a sense of enjoyment, as they can see their hard work pay off and simply enjoy the process of seeing growth from a seed to a plant, then to a food source, and finally to the kitchen for them to enjoy!
10 tips to help your child settle in when they start child care
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In honour of celebrating the incredible diversity in our team, the Educators and children at Pelican Lynbrook got together to celebrate Diwali! Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, celebrates light over darkness and the triumph of good over evil.
As part fo our celebrations, we respectfully dressed up in Indian attire and even wore bindis! To further extend on our learning and immersion into the culture, we got together and did a Rangoli. We learnt that the Rangoli artwork, traditionally done in front of homes in India, represents happiness, positivity and livelihood in a household. It's also intended to welcome Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Good Luck.
We then placed Diyas around it, learning that it represents the triumph of light over dark, good over evil with the most notable example of this being on Diwali.
It was an outstanding experience for all of us learning about different cultures
WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY DIWALI 🪔
May your Diwali be free from darkness and abundant with light
Easy ways to avoid food ‘boredom’ at home with children
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Easy ways to avoid food ‘boredom’ at home with children By Karla Gilbert Karla Gilbert is an accredited Nutrition and Health Coach, and a mum of two girls. She shares her top tips on fun snack ideas to try with your children at home. In some states arou…
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National Science Week: how we incorporate STEM in our centres
Science Week is upon us, running from 13-21 August. 🧪 🔬 Learn more about how we encorporate STEM experiences through play-based learning at our centres.
National Science Week: how we incorporate STEM in our centres National Science Week is upon us again – this is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology, running from 13 – 21 August in 2022. Supported by the Australia Governme…
Common child care illnesses: what you need to know
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Common child care illnesses: what you need to know By Sarah Rogers-Anderson When children start child care, their immune systems are often still developing. They may be more susceptible to common viruses until they build up immunity or get vaccinat…
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How we acknowledge NAIDOC Week in our centres
NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to come together in different ways to connect with, and celebrate, culture and country. This year's theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! recognises the history of getting up, standing up, and showing up. Read more about how we acknowledge NAIDOC Week in our centres here.
How we acknowledge NAIDOC Week in our centres By Dr Mia Christensen, Education Manager, Innovation and Partnerships What is NAIDOC week? Each year in July, NAIDOC Week is recognised across Australia to celebrate the history, culture, and achie…
We are thrilled to see our Pelicans in The City One team featured in the Cairns Post recently for their efforts with championing child safety and protection. Well done team! 🤩
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7 tips for dealing with fussy eaters
Did you know? Fortunately, the picky eater phase is a normal part of a child's development. Read on for simple ways in which you can make mealtimes more positive with your toddler! 🤗https://www.pelicanchildcare.com.au/g8ch_article/how-to-deal-with-picky-eaters/
7 tips for dealing with fussy eaters Author: Jacqui Palmer, Paediatric Dietitian at My Nutrition Clinic Has your dinner table become a battlefield? Would your child rather eat rubbish off the floor, than the nutritious food on their p…
Exceptional leaders celebrated at 2022 G8 National Conference
We are delighted to congratulate our very own Kate Drew from Pelican Childcare Lynbrook for winning an award in the category of Quality at the 2022 G8 Education National Conference.
Selected amongst 450+ centres nationwide, Kate was recognised for her leadership and unrivalled passion towards providing children with the highest quality education and care through outstanding practices within her centre.
Kate was also commended for her generosity in constantly sharing useful documents and resources with other centres in the network. On accepting the award, she said “If I can help other educators and centre managers learn something new or be inspired to be innovative in their approaches, then that is just wonderful.” Congratulations Kate, we are incredibly proud of you! http://ow.ly/q5CE50Js2cT
Exceptional leaders celebrated at 2022 G8 National Conference Centre managers, area managers, regional managers and support office team members from across G8 Education’s network of approximately 450 services recently came together to celebrate their success during an exceptionally challenging period in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, s...
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Treat yo’ self: 6 simple ways to practice self-care on Mother’s Day
This Mother's Day, we encourage you to take a moment for yourself, to celebrate you. Not just today, but every other day of the year too. 💕
To all the mums and those who take on the role of mum, we wish you a very Happy Mother's Day! 🤗❤https://www.pelicanchildcare.com.au/g8ch_article/treat-yo-self-6-simple-ways-to-practice-self-care-on-mothers-day/
Treat yo’ self: 6 simple ways to practice self-care on Mother’s Day Karla Gilbert is an accredited Nutrition and Health Coach, and a mum of two girls. As a busy mum herself, she shares her top tips on taking time out to practice self-care. The past couple of years …
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If you didn't know already, we've partnered with Childcare Saver to bring our families plenty of savings across multiple retailers. Not on the Childcare saver app yet? Here's how you can register in just 4 easy steps! Be sure to use the same details to register that you use for Xplor – please check your details with your centre manager to make sure they are correct.
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Every day, our Teachers and Educators work to create a more gender equal world; one that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive and where difference is values and celebrated.
Within our centres, we have a community of predominantly female team members. Women lead and inspire at all levels of our organisation and hold a majority of our executive and board positions. We are so proud that children of all ages and genders can be inspired by our diverse role models.
On this International Women’s Day, we say thanks to our Teachers and Educators. Collectively we can and will , today and for future generations.
Attention families 📣 We have some exciting news for you! If you have more than one child in care at any of our centres, you may be eligible for a higher childcare subsidy rate for your younger child. Click here for more information: http://ow.ly/wOtG50IbB4a
Wishing all our friends, families and those who are celebrating, a very Happy Lunar New Year! 🧧
Is your child ready for school?
Deciding whether to send your child to school early or late can be quite the tricky decision. 🤔 In this blog, we look at six signs of school readiness you can keep an eye out for. 😊🎒
Is your child ready for school? Deciding whether to send your child to school early or late can be difficult. Here are six signs of school readiness to look out for… By Sabrina Rogers-Anderson Sabrina is a writer, author and moth…
We are pleased to advise families that from 10 December the Federal Government will remove current annual cap for all families receiving the Child Care Subsidy (CCS). 🤩 Click here for more information on what this means for you and your family. https://www.pelicanchildcare.com.au/child-care-subsidy-ccs/
You’re the glue that holds your family together (but we’re here to help!)
“You’re not leaving your children, you’re loving them” Mum of three, Sabrina, opens up about what she wished she knew before, and her advice to young parents with children embarking on their early learning journey. http://ow.ly/jRH050GXZPw
You’re the glue that holds your family together (but we’re here to help!) Sabrina is a writer, author and mother to three girls, an eight-year-old and five-year-old twins. She shares how hard it was having three kids in less than three years and what she would do differe…
The biggest shopping event of the year, Black Friday, takes place tomorrow! We're excited to be partnering with Childcare Saver to bring huge savings for our families, and cash back that they can put towards their child's early learning journey.
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Love Them With Us
“She cries, but then she has really good days. The moment I walked away, she’s loving it.”
You’re not leaving them with us, you’re loving them with us. ♥
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The health and safety of our children, families, team members, and communities remain our highest priority, which is why we are introducing a COVID-19 vaccination policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19. By reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection
and transmission in centres and support offices, we are better able to remain open and continue to provide early learning and care services to support our children,
families and team members. By 31 January 2022, all G8 Education team members, suppliers and contractors attending our centres and support offices, will be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption.
Exciting news! We're delighted to announce that we're partnering with Childcare Saver, an easy to use rewards and loyalty app designed to help our families save on their child’s early education. 🤩 Be sure to like Childcare Saver for the latest updates and learn more about it here https://www.childcaresaver.com/
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A fourth lockdown in Victoria has been difficult on everyone impacted. But at Pelican Cairnlea, we're keeping our spirits up with a pyjama and pizza party to lift the mood. 😍🍕
Thank you to everyone for showing us your love and suppport during these uncertain times. 💞
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