Take the stress out of booking vacation care for the upcoming April school holidays by today. Our school holiday vacation care program offers quality care in a supervised and safe environment for girls and boys in Kindergarten through to Year 6 from schools across the Hastings region. We have a range of excursions and activities… Read More April School Holiday Program
FullSteamAhead uses a dance-education approach to learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and maths concepts at an introductory and experimental level suitable for early learners aged two to five years. Over the past four weeks, Columba Cottage friends have been inspired to wonder and explore how they might integrate movement into their learning about technology, colours, numbers and toy designs.… Read More Dancing to the STEAM beat!
Casual Educators Requirements Completed Certificate III or Diploma level early childhood qualification (ACECQA approved) Hold a current First Aid qualification Hold a current Working with Children Check for NSW Responsibilities Actively contribute to the education program in the room Maintain a safe environment for children, families and team members Build and maintain strong, positive relationships… Read More Casual Educators
Today I woke up and wanted to get dressed by myself but was told “No, we don’t have time, let me do it.” This made me sad. I wanted to feed myself for breakfast but was told “No, you’re too messy, let me do it for you.” This made me feel frustrated. I wanted to… Read More Diary of a Two Year Old
Our preschoolers are running, jumping, kicking and practising other basic movements that will enable them to learn more specific sport techniques in their Primary years. Our Kangaroo Room Leader, Cameron Jones, has created a Fundamental Movement Skills program which is be provided on a daily basis to all preschool aged children. While the program primarily… Read More Cottage Preschoolers are Kicking Health Goals
Karen is joining our front of house team and you’ll more than likely meet her at afternoon pick-up time and talk to her over the phone. She loves to hear children’s jokes, especially Knock Knock jokes. Karen loves cricket, rugby and netball, and when she’s not enjoying her time at work, playing or watching sport, she’s… Read More Meet Karen!
From 2018, children in the Bilby, Platypus, Kangaroo and Emu rooms at Columba Cottage will enjoy dance in the Iona Performing Arts Centre’s state-of-the-art dance studio. Taught by St Columba’s specialist dance teacher and supported by their regular educators, the children will experience dance in new and innovative ways that are not offered anywhere else… Read More Columba Cottage Dance Program
Many parents tell me that their child is behaving differently at preschool and/or daycare and it’s quite often the complete opposite to what they’re doing at home. For example a boy in our Possum room will eat his vegetables at daycare but will refuse point blank at home! Others will prefer to stay in nappies… Read More My Child is Different at Daycare!
The Christmas school holidays are going to be jam-packed with activities for children at Columba Cottage Vacation Care. There is so much for Kindergarten to Year 6 aged students to enjoy- from feeding the farm animals at Roses Vineyard Petting Zoo, trips to the cinema, climbing at the Centre of Gravity Adventure Centre, a bike and… Read More Christmas Holidays at Columba Cottage Vacation Care
Fussy eaters! If you’ve never had to deal with one, consider yourself lucky. From the baby who doesn’t feed well, to the toddler who refuses seemingly everything, to the school aged child who is a “fussy” eater – they’re all a normal, yet difficult part of any parent’s life. Practical tips abound and it’s worth… Read More Feeding Fussy Children