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Meet Family Day Care Educator: Mukesh

The children at Mukesh’s Family Day Care approach their Educator with trusting hands reached out. The activities for the day are prepared, waiting for the eager young ones to begin. Mukesh has been a Family Day Care Educator with bestchance for several years. Located in Carrum Downs, Mukesh cares for the children at her Family Day […]

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Meet Family Day Care Educator: Sara

Sara became a Family Day Care Educator because she “wanted to take care of children, interacting with them one-on-one with care and love.” Sara studied her Bachelor in Childcare in South Korea then earned her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care upon arriving to Australia. Sara then followed her dream and opened her own […]

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Dame Beryl Beaurepaire

It is with sadness that we mourn the passing of Dame Beryl Beaurepaire. We honour and commemorate her for her support as a Patron of bestchance Child Family Care since 2000, and for her service to the community. Dame Beryl served on a number of boards, including Fintona Girls School, and the Australian Bi-centennial Multicultural […]

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St. Mary’s OSHC fundraiser

The bestchance-run Before and After School Care program at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Mt Evelyn has been busy raising awareness for the farmers around Australia suffering from drought conditions. St. Mary’s OSHC is run from Monday to Friday during school terms, with before school care offered between 6.30am and 9.30am, and after school care provided […]

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Special times at Sonia’s Family Day Care

When children are developing, they will often feel the need to let go of past sources of comfort, such as a favourite teddy or blanket because they are ‘too old’. This can cause distress and anxiety as they say a reluctant farewell to their fluffy friends. They may feel forced to give up something they […]

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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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