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11 Oct · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Sensory Play With Food!

What do kids love more than making a mess with food? At The Brook, we are all about providing children with opportunities to engage in play they really love. We are also big advocates for sustainable living which is why we’ve taken a few simple concepts and turned them into interesting and resourceful activities to …

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17 Sep · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Child Protection Week

Protecting Children Is Everybody’s Business Here at The Brook, we are dedicated to understanding our children wholly and this comes with the responsibility of what is called ‘mandatory reporting’. This means we are there to protect children and to immediately act when we suspect there may be an issue.   A fortnight ago we got …

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11 Aug · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Dental Health Week 2018

From the 6th to the 10th August The Brook engaged in activities all about oral health and hygiene. This was absolutely amazing for us as we were able to see just how far the reach of our pearly whites goes!     From what we eat to what we drink, how we smile, when we …

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19 Jul · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Sharing is not always caring…

Sharing is Not Always Caring     Instilling a sense of generosity and kindness in our children is a more challenging task then most may think. It can sometimes come at a cost to a young person’s sense of ownership and self-worth, which are other important ideals that may have a significant impact on how …

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12 Jul · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

NAIDOC Week 2018 at The Brook

The Brook Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2018 NAIDOC celebrations are held annually around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These celebrations are a time to recognise the significant contributions Indigenous peoples have made to Australia and our society. NAIDOC is celebrated not only by Aboriginal and Torres …

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9 Nov · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

World Diabetes Day

At The Brook Early Education and Care, we aim to educate our community about the issues that affect us. Diabetes is a serious disease and it can affect anyone – Here are the symptoms, and how to avoid Type 2 Diabetes.   World Diabetes day is coming up – because of this we want to …

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12 Oct · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Importance of Physical Exercise at a Young Age

Physical Exercise Supports Healthy Development for Your Kids Here at The Brook Early Education and Care, we always encourage families to live an active lifestyle and to get children to play outdoors as much as possible. Exercise is absolutely vital for good health and development, and different physical activities teach children invaluable skills they will …

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12 Oct · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

Do You Know Why the 5 Basic Food Groups Are Beneficial to Your Child?

Do You Know Why the 5 Basic Food Groups Are Beneficial to Your Child? Parents are told time and time again that children need to consume the right amounts of dairy, fruits, grains, protein, and vegetables, as a balanced diet full of nutrients and vitamins is essential for children’s healthy development. But do you know …

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7 Sep · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Importance of Oral Hygiene for Children

Teaching Children Good Oral Hygiene   After the exciting and beneficial dentist visit from Dr Ashleigh Newberry and Dr Ken Lau from Castle Dental, Dr Greg Dougall from GDougall Dental and Dr Sarah from Lutwyche Dental during dentist week – 8-12 August, our team at The Brook want the children to keep up the skills …

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7 Sep · The Brook Early Education and Care · No Comments

The Benefits of Playing in the Sandpit

Playing in the Sand is a Great Way for Kids To Learn Many Skills   We shouldn’t underestimate how important it is for children to play and have fun – it is incredible how much they learn through play! Playing in the sandpit is an incredible tool to help them develop great skills that go …

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