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Community Playgroup: Ruby’s Story

A new community playgroup has commenced in Glen Waverley. It is run by bestchance Training student Ruby, with the support of the Family Support Services team. The playgroup operates as a casual play-based program with craft, pretend play and playdough. The team creates a fun and friendly space for young children and their parents, with a […]

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Meet Family Day Care Educator Nirupa

Nirupa always knew she wanted to “work with children and help shape their futures”. Indeed, her passion led to a career running her own Family Day Care Centre, Little Angels Family Day Care. Having gained her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Nirupa then set about finding the right organisation to support her in […]

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New Funding Approved for Victorian Kindergartens

A brand-new $58.1 million School Readiness Funding program is being rolled out this year to Victorian kindergartens. What is the School Readiness Funding Initiative? Jenny Mikakos, former Minister for Early Childhood Education, expressed concern that children who start kindergarten already behind typically remain behind their peers, as their schooling progresses. To help children who enter […]

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What you need to know about School Readiness Funding

Good news is in store for Kindergarten Managers and Early Childhood Educators in Victoria! A brand-new $58.1 million School Readiness Funding program is being rolled out this year. Find out how you can help your kindergarten or long day care centre make the most of this new initiative. About the School Readiness Funding Initiative The […]

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Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre Open Day

On the 17th of January Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre had its Open Day. Opening the brand-new facilities to the community, the early years education facility will be offering Long Day Care and funded Kindergarten programs. Located in the City of Greater Geelong, Armstrong Creek East Children’s Centre opened its doors from 10am until 2pm yesterday to showcase […]

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bestchance Training Award Winner

Delia is the 2018 recipient of the Mentor Award from bestchance Training. Graduating in November, Delia undertook the Certificate III in Education Support through bestchance Training. She was awarded the Mentor Award at the graduation ceremony, due to her enthusiasm towards her coursework and her support of her fellow classmates.  Before coming to bestchance Training, Delia had worked in several fields, which included owning […]

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Christmas Through The Years

The holiday season means something different to everyone, with people taking time to reflect on what is most important to them. As Christmas draws closer, bestchance has taken the opportunity to reflect on Christmas through the years, looking back on the celebrations of The Burwood Boys Home.  The Burwood Boys Home, which opened its doors in 1895, was determined to make […]

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Family Day Care Christmas Activities

This year, to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season, Gayle and Sonia‘s Family Day Care Centres came together to craft colorful holiday creations. The activity was designed by the two Educators to share a beautiful Christmas message while engaging the children in expression through art. The activity focused on the significance of gifts that may […]

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