Jeans for Genes Day – Supporting our friend Lachy

Thank you very much to everyone who donated to our Jeans for Genes day fundraiser.  This was a particularly special opportunity for us to raise funds and awareness for this important cause and below (with permission) I share a personal story about one of our very own. Lachy has been with Fit Kidz Glenwood South…

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Early Learning Matters Week 2020

This has been a special week for anyone working in the Early Childhood sector. We celebrate Early Learning Matters Week with the mission of showing Australia what high-quality early learning looks like and explain why it matters.  We opened our first Fit Kidz service in Glenwood in 2004 with the goal of providing high-quality care…

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The value of a routine

As an Early Childhood Educator, I see the value of having established routines in a classroom and as a Mum of three busy boys, I see the necessity for a harmonious home. This does not suggest I don’t see the value in being flexible and spontaneous, just that a basic routine offers a sense of…

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Technology – is it good or bad for our children?

Technology has certainly changed learning and engagement opportunities for our children. They are adopting technology into their daily lives at a rapid pace which leaves many families questioning the pros and cons. Although negative impacts of technology frequently make it to the news and are popular topics of discussions, technology is also being used more…

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National Families Week

I was asked recently what kind of families attend our centres. I thought it was a strange question and although certainly not intended to be, it was a little offensive, as though there was just one “kind” of family, but then I thought a little deeper…. I have been so fortunate to have met thousands…

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Anxiety – Children struggle too

Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child. Children need good mental health – not only to be able to deal with challenges and adapt to change, but so they can feel good about themselves, gain confidence, build healthy relationships with others and enjoy life. Having good mental health is key to the well being of every child.…

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Tea Time with Mel – Motherhood & Resilience

Thank you to those that joined us for the first episode of ‘Tea Time with Mel’ today. Here is a little snapshot of what was discussed: Today we talked about Mother’s guilt and what we found surprising as we embarked on the journey of motherhood. Mother’s guilt really IS an emotion that many feel so…

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Gratitude

Finding gratitude really does help……… At Fit Kidz learning Centres, we try to instill the message of gratitude in our team and children every day through play, stories and group conversations. It is often said that we forget to appreciate what we do have and focus on what we do not.  At this most challenging…

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Dr Coulson Visits Fit Kidz

We recently welcomed Dr Justin Coulson, PhD to Fit Kidz for our first family workshop of 2020.  It was a great evening with lots of useful information to empower families to be happy. Justin says, “Family life is pretty tough going sometimes. Days can be a struggle between strong-willed children and frazzled parents. And while…

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How I found the joy in football without learning the rules….

I am the only female in our home of 6 including our precious boston terrier Bruce, so needless to say I am outnumbered.  I often try to talk the boys into an episode or 2 of my much loved Friends, Will and Grace or a girlie movie but they rarely fall for it and more…

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