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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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bestchance Community Support

The bestchance Community Support program was like ‘seeing the light’ when she had been in darkness, for mother of two, Avanthi. Avanthi* was born in Sri Lanka, but was injured due to the civil war. The injuries she sustained caused her restricted movement, and she began relying on a wheelchair to move around. Arriving in […]

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Family Day Care Christmas Outing

At bestchance, the Family Day Care coordination team works with the 100 wonderful Educators that make up the bestchance program. Along with the in-home meetings to assess the Centres and provide practical support, the coordination team organises outings and social gatherings for groups of Family Day Care Educators. Through the gatherings, groups of Educators meet, and spend the […]

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In Home Parent and Child Support

bestchance’s In Home Parent and Child Support Program aims to reduce social isolation and the stresses associated with parenting young children. The family is visited by a bestchance volunteer once a week over a six to twelve-month period. During this time, the volunteer offers emotional and practical support. Sarah* has been a volunteer of the In […]

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The Cheshire School Graduation

On Wednesday, the children of The Cheshire School came together to celebrate 8 students, who were graduating on to mainstream schooling. Parents and family members joined together to celebrate the momentous occasion, as the graduates wore their handmade graduation caps. Parents spoke of their time with the school, what it had meant to their children and themselves. […]

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Volunteering with bestchance

Volunteers play an integral role in the running of bestchance programs and services. With almost 170 bestchance volunteers, it would not be possible to provide assistance and supportive programs to the community without them. Volunteers are placed in various positions within the organisation. Kindergartens, Maintenance and Gardening and Training are all assisted by the Volunteer program, […]

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