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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I’m Bored!

I am a massive advocate for outdoor play and feel it is very important for children to have lots of time spent outdoors. However, there are times when going outside is not an option such as heavy rain or strong winds, or perhaps you just don’t feel like braving the cold! Here are some fun…

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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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The Ian Potter Children’s WILD PLAY Garden

Located in the heart of Centennial Park this magical play space offers children and adults alike an opportunity to immerse themselves in an oasis of nature-play and adventure. It will be no surprise to many of you that this is my dream for children, to have access to nature as often as possible.  The chance…

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