Monday, September 25 2017

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Feeding Fussy Children

Feeding Fussy Children

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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 ...
Thank You to our Educators!

Thank You to our Educators!

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Early Childhood Educators Day was celebrated on Wednesday 6th September as a "way to recognise and celebrate the work of early educators working in long day care, community care and kindergarten/preschool services, for their enormous contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development ...
Keep Safe Day (13)

Keeping Safe at Columba Cottage

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In celebration of Child Protection Week, children at Columba Cottage were treated to a day focused on personal safety with visits from the Bravehearts Education Team and the local police and fire brigade to provide our children with the knowledge of how to stay safe in emergencies and in ...
Fostering a Love of Reading

Fostering a Love of Reading

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Emergent literacy is something we are very passionate about, and we're excited to have partnered with the Children's Book Council of Australia to have held many wonderful Book Week activities across our Centre. Literacy in adult life is a requirement for almost all forms of employment ...
Jo: The bright and bubbly face of Columba Cottage!

Jo: The bright and bubbly face of Columba Cottage!

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Jo is, in some ways, the face of Columba Cottage. She knows every parent, relative and child by name and always greets our families with a big smile right through from 6:30am! Jo has been at Columba Cottage for seven years, starting in the rooms before moving to an administration posi ...
Ashan is teaching sustainable living in the Emu Room!

Ashan is teaching sustainable living in the Emu Room!

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Ashan is a new member of the Columba Cottage community, starting this year as a casual and then taking over a maternity leave position in the Emu Room.Interested in sustainable living, Ashan has been fostering discussions with the children about the importance of caring for our environme ...
Superhero week!

Superhero week!

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A superhero is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public and battling super-villains. This week at Columba Cottage our friends dressed as superheroes to support Bear Cottage's mission to "lighten the load for children with life-limiting illnesses some children need heroes, some ...
The Sharing We Don’t Encourage!

The Sharing We Don’t Encourage!

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Well it comes as no surprise to parents that children attending childcare, whether it be Family Day Care, Long Day Care, or Grandma’s care, experience a greater number of illnesses than children who are looked after by a sole carer. Research has shown this is due to the sharing of ‘germs ...
What’s the difference between Long Day Care and Pre-school?

What’s the difference between Long Day Care and Pre-school?

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I am often asked about the difference between Long Day Care and Pre-school. At Columba Cottage we offer both and having the choice is wonderful for families. In the past there was a vast difference between Long Day Care and a dedicated Pre-school but with the advent of the Early Years ...
“How was your day?” Find the answer with Storypark!

“How was your day?” Find the answer with Storypark!

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Storypark is an app which enables us to share notices, events, newsletters, reminders or group stories with parents and caregivers. All Columba Cottage families have access so that you can follow your child’s learning journey as well as revisit treasured memories whenever and wherever yo ...