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National Volunteer Week Celebration

This week is National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration in Australia to celebrate the outstanding work of those who offer their time and services to help those in the community. bestchance has a wonderful volunteers department, who assist in many programs and services across the organisation. From kindergartens, to gardening and maintenance, administration work, and […]

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Mother’s Day Magic

Mother’s Day is a special time to give thanks to the women in our lives who raise us. From Mothers, Grandmothers, carers, and all the strong women who have guided and loved us, Mother’s Day is a day to give thanks to those women for all they have done. From breakfast in bed prepared lovingly […]

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Stepping Stones Triple P

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. It gives parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehaviour and prevent problems occurring in the first place. With more than 30 […]

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The Cheshire School: 16 Hands Incursion

The children of The Cheshire School were recently caught horsing around, but not in the way one might expect! A very special incursion, run by the community education program ’16 Hands’ visited the excited children to educate them about horses. The program is run through Racing Victoria, aiming to teach children around Melbourne about the […]

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The Secrets of Play Therapy

Join leading Psychologist and Play Therapist Angela North from The Cheshire School for an all-day workshop to learn how Play Therapy works, the impact it can have and how you can use these strategies at home. When a young child’s emotional and behavioural problems are significant, it can impact on their relationship with family and […]

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Harmony Week at our Early Learning Centres

Last week, as Australia recognised Harmony Week, bestchance child care centres and kindergartens hosted a variety of events to celebrate. Noble Park Child Care Centre hosted a lunch for their children, parents and Educators. Arena Child and Family Centre spent the week teaching their children about multiculturalism, through artistic activities, encouraging the children to learn […]

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Harmony Week at Bass Valley Children’s Centre

This week is Harmony Week, a time to celebrate multiculturalism and to recognise the diversity in Australia. Originally celebrated on the 21st of March each year, Harmony Day has been extended this year to a week-long recognition of cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Every year communities and groups around the country come together to celebrate by holding lunches, activities […]

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school readiness funding

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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