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Lives changed at The Cheshire School

Mark* was a happy, energetic 6-year-old, but when his parents separated that soon began to change. His anxiety became apparent in his violent outbursts towards classmates and staff, with school drop offs becoming a nightmare. “Despite our best efforts and the school staff support, Mark was often sent home early because of his behaviour. It […]

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Volunteer Awards

There are some people who go above and beyond every day, who offer their time and expertise to causes they believe in. Ron Clohesy, a bestchance volunteer as part of the Gardening and Maintenance team, is one of these people. At the recent Sir John Monash Awards, Ron was recognised for his years of service to […]

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Family Day Care Educator

Family Day Care Educator Juliany, who runs Combine Care Family Day Care (located in Truganina) has had a “lifelong passion regarding the care of children,” which inspired her to open her own Family Day Care centre. Being able to interact with children one-on-one was an important factor in her decision to work for herself, creating connections […]

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Andrew’s Kindergarten Science Night

On the 27th of August 2018, Andrew’s Community Kindergarten held its first ever Science night! The evening was attended by many young scientists and their assistants (or, parents). Educators dressed up in their lab coats to share the wonders of Science with their delighted audience, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. Every scientist […]

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Mel Mel’s Family Day Care

Under the outstretched branches of the trees that fill Mossvale Park in Berrys Creek, the children from Mel Mel’s Family Day Care gathered with their Educator Melissa, and bestchance coordinator Claire Smith. Home visits are an important aspect of bestchance’s support of Educators. Family Day Care Educators managed by bestchance are offered support and guidance, ensuring both […]

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Andrew’s Community Kindergarten Share the Dignity

Andrew’s Community Kindergarten has joined other local businesses in a Share the Dignity drive. The aim of the project is to provide a basic need for women, sanitary items, to those struggling financially. Due to their circumstances many women must often choose between food and the monthly supplies they need. To deny them such a […]

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Family Day Care Visits Arthurs Seat

Recently, bestchance Family Day Cares had a visit to Arthurs Seat National Park, Seawinds Gardens for a day of exploring and adventure. The sun shone down on a cluster of (hat-wearing) excited young children, their Family Day Care Educators, Aimee, Jacqui, Elize and Joce and bestchance coordinator Claire. Wandering through the natural wonderland, the group […]

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Ada’s Advice

For all parents who have enrolled their children in Family Day Care or Child Care recently, a bestchance Family Day Care Educator has shared her advice. These four steps will help prepare your child for their new adventure, and to prepare parents for the time away from their children. Ensuring children are happy and comfortable in their […]

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