5 Ways To Prepare Your Child For School

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By Lisa Lamont Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes There are many ways parents can assist in preparing their children for school. Here are five simple ways: 1.Reading With Your Child:  We all read to our children; however, reading with your child is even more beneficial for their early literacy development.  When you sit down and […]


Bush Tomato Bolognaise

A simple recipe that packs in the vegetables, this Bush Tomato Bolognaise will soon be the family favourite!  Ingredients Serves 6-8 2 tsp olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 2 carrots, finely diced 2 sticks celery, finely diced 1 clove garlic, finely minced 4 mushrooms, finely diced 1 red capsicum, finely diced 500g beef mince […]


Split Pea, Ham and Vegetable Soup

pea soup

A hearty soup suitable for lunch or dinner. Ingredients Serves 8-10 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 3L water 4 stock cubes (chicken or vegetable) 1kg split peas ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp garlic powder 1 small bay leaf 2 cups cooked leg ham, cubed or shredded 2 carrots, diced […]


Kindergarten Information Night at Victoria Point

Join us for our Kindergarten Information Night at Victoria Point Early Learning Centre. Find out about our Government Approved Kindergarten Program and how we can help your child transition to school and beyond. Bring the children along! Entertainment and care provided for them during the session. Date of event: Wednesday 1st November Start time: 5:30pm […]


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

A mildly sweet afternoon tea incorporating a serve of vegetables. Ingredients Serves 18 Cake Canola oil spray 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 500g carrots, grated 30g desiccated coconut 30g pecans OR walnuts, chopped 80g sultanas 2 eggs ½ cup […]


Keep Cup Sustainability at Forestville ELS

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Written by Jola Sung, Centre Director.  Did you know, coffee cups are not recyclable?  At Forestville Early Learning Centre, we are passionate about teaching children ways to care for their world and enhance the quality of their future. Keep Cup Sustainability  From this passion, we are driving different sustainability projects, including promoting KeepCups! It is […]


Salmon and Sweet Potato Patties

salmon and sweet potato

 A simple but nutritious family favourite, these patties are quick and easy to make but pack a flavour punch. Ingredients Serves 4 1 medium sweet potato (approximately 300g) 400g tin salmon, drained 1 red onion, finely diced 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped 2 tbsp capers 1 lemon, zest and juice 1 egg (beaten) 1/3 […]


Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017

By Kylie Pearce, Centre Manager at Deakin Early Education Centre  NAIDOC Week commences this year from Sunday 2nd July 2017 to Sunday 9th July 2017.  Celebrations are held across Australia each July, during the first full week, to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not […]