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Be Sunsmart this Summer!
Health & Safety

Be Sunsmart this Summer!

A SunSmart Summer Fitzroy ELC is a SunSmart Early Childhood Centre. We are guided by the Cancer Council's SunSmart UV index APP (Download Here) and follow its recommendations each day towards protecting our children from harmful sun damage. When the UV Index is 3 or...
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Baby & Toddler Sleep
Child Wellbeing

Baby & Toddler Sleep

Baby & Toddler Sleep Dr Fallon Cook, Founder, Melbourne Infant Sleep   Baby sleep problems are very common – around 75% of parents report that they have difficulties with their baby’s sleep during the first year. For some these sleep difficulties pass, but for others...
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Tips for a great morning drop off
Child Wellbeing

Tips for a great morning drop off

Tips for a great drop-off each morning Every parent with children in care is familiar with the fact that drop off can be a daunting and often distressing process for parents and children alike. Check out our quick tips and hints to make this process...
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Chinese Cong You Bing | Spring Onion Pancakes
Kids Recipes

Chinese Cong You Bing | Spring Onion Pancakes

Chinese Cong You Bing | Spring Onion Pancakes Friday 16 October is World Food Day, so at Fitzroy ELC, we're using the Spring Onions grown in our very own Playground to Plate® Food Garden to make a popular Chinese snack food, 'Cong You Bing' or...
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Fruit Smoothies
Kids Recipes

Fruit Smoothies

Fruit Smoothies Now that we're starting to see warmer weather, a fruit smoothie can be the perfect way to rehydrate and also double as a healthy snack as an alternative to snacks that are high in refined sugar or salt. Ingredients 6 serves 25 serves...
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Immune Health
Health & Safety

Immune Health

Immune Health Immune health and the technical terms that go along with it, are being spoken about and referred to now more than ever. But what do they exactly mean and why is it so important? What Is the Immune System? The immune system is...
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This year isn’t ideal, but let’s make the best of it!
Child Wellbeing

This year isn’t ideal, but let’s make the best of it!

This year isn't ideal, but let's make the best of it! My father has helped me around many twists in life's road with his saying, "What's real isn't always what's ideal, and what's ideal is rarely real." I've never felt it more applicable or helpful...
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Kale Pesto Pasta
Kids Recipes

Kale Pesto Pasta

Kale Pesto Pasta This is a great recipe that the kids can join in with to get them eating their greens. If children are involved in the preparation of the food we'd like them to eat, it's more likely they'll be more inclined to eat...
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How much sugar is hiding in your trolley?
Health & Safety

How much sugar is hiding in your trolley?

How much sugar is hiding in your trolley? Everything you eat and drink can have a major effect on the health of your teeth and gums. Tooth decay is a diet-related disease that commonly develops in response to our consumption of sugar. Sugar from the...
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Banana Bread
Kids Recipes

Banana Bread

Banana BreadSourced from Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Advisory Service, this great recipe for Banana bread that is suitable to get the children involved with preparing and baking, and is a great treat that can be enjoyed as a snack or at breakfast time for hungry...
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The great ‘tummy-time’ debate
Child Wellbeing

The great ‘tummy-time’ debate

The great 'tummy-time' debate Author: Helen Armstrong Flat head syndrome, or plagiocephaly as the condition is medically known, occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby’s head. The condition can cause the baby’s head to look mis-shapen or asymmetrical....
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The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonious
Child Wellbeing

The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonious

The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonius I am definitely a crabby Mum first thing in the morning! I don’t want to be talked to. I don’t want to talk back. I don’t want to make breakfast; I don’t want...
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Sweet Potato & Chickpea Patties
Kids Recipes

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Patties

Sweet Potato & Chickpea Patties These vegetarian, nut free patties are a great meal that can be paired with a salad, or can be made into a great veggie burger for every member of the family to enjoy. Allergy modifications and nutrition information is available...
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Dental Care in Children
Child Wellbeing

Dental Care in Children

Dental Care in Children It is important to look after your child’s teeth from the moment they start teething. Keeping your child’s teeth and gums clean will protect against infection, cavities and pain. Decayed baby teeth can damage the permanent teeth underneath. Brush your child's...
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How a child’s brain works.. the ‘Meltdown’ explained
Child Wellbeing

How a child’s brain works.. the ‘Meltdown’ explained

How a child's brain works.. the 'Meltdown' explained.. How different is a child’s brain from an adult’s? The short answer: extremely. We’ve always known that a child’s brain spends its early years absorbing and processing information, but it’s only recently that we’ve begun to understand...
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