Greenwood Artarmon’s Grand Opening!
Nov20

Greenwood Artarmon’s Grand Opening!

On Saturday the 17th of November, we held our much-anticipated Grand Opening Day at Greenwood Artarmon! Read on to find out about how we celebrated the opening of our brand new, three-storey purpose built centre. Activities on the Day Here at Greenwood Artarmon, we were very lucky to have the one and only Sam Moran join us on the day. He came along for not one, not two, but three shows! In addition to this, the children also had a chance to meet and take photos with their hero!   Symbio Wildlife came in to teach the children about all the beautiful creatures that they brought along. This included a possum, echidna and a large snake to name a few!   The incredibly talented balloon artist Matt Falloon also joined us to create some amazing balloon sculptures that the children were in awe of. But the activities didn’t end there. We had face painters as well as Bike & Blend stations to keep the children entertained all day long! Gourmet sausages were also served throughout the day to ensure that no one left our centre hungry.   We were also very lucky to have special guest MP Trent Zimmerman, Federal Member for North Sydney come along for our grand Opening. Thank you Mr. Zimmerman for joining us and saying some wonderful things about our centre!   Learning Environments At Greenwood Artarmon, we are passionate about education and giving your child the best start to their early learning journey. From in-room art demonstrations to large outdoor play spaces, there is something for every child. Our Neopost whiteboards encourage collaborative learning between children and educators, allowing us to integrate technology into learning experiences. The children loved exploring our Greenwood Cubby house and taking in the cityscape views. Our play environments are not only designed to meet the developing needs of every child, but they are also built for all weather conditions. Free tours! Missed out on attending our Grand Opening? Don’t stress! Simply pop into our centre or give us a call on (02) 9460 7852 to book you in for a free tour. One of our friendly educators will be delighted to show you around. We thoroughly appreciate the support we received from the local community at our Grand Opening event! In Centre Manager Venita Rutley’s words “Having a team as passionate as I am means that we are working together to provide a high-quality nurturing environment, supporting each other and caring for our families”.  ...

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Grand opening event at Greenwood North Ryde!
Aug15

Grand opening event at Greenwood North Ryde!

  Greenwood North Ryde Grand Opening Event (with PJ MASKS) 10am -1pm, Saturday 8th September 2018 97 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113 Greenwood North Ryde invites you to attend their Grand Opening!   We will be celebrating our new location in a big way, with activities including: Come and meet PJ Masks! Animal Farm Face Painting & Balloon Twisting Yoga activities Africa Drumming Workshop Bollywood Dancing Delicious Food and drinks & much more!   Get your ticket now to avoid missing out on this event, limited tickets available! BOOK...

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Greenwood Rowville’s Grand Opening – with LIVE Sam Moran Show!
Aug02

Greenwood Rowville’s Grand Opening – with LIVE Sam Moran Show!

Greenwood Rowville Grand Opening (with LIVE Sam Moran Show!) 10am -1pm, Saturday 25th August 2018 1028 Wellington Road, Rowville, VIC 3178   You’re invited to Greenwood Rowville’s Grand Opening on 25th August 2018 from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm. The event will be headlined by Sam Moran, where he will do live performances that the whole family are sure to enjoy! The day will also include lots of other fun activities, including: Animal Farm Science Workshop Face Painting & Balloon Twisting Yoga, Sports and Music activities Food and drinks provided & Much more! Tickets are strictly limited, so don’t delay! Book your FREE ticket BOOK...

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Taste our Menu Morning at Greenwood Katoomba
May16

Taste our Menu Morning at Greenwood Katoomba

  Come to our amazing Greenwood Katoomba centre and taste our unique Menu, all food is prepared by our in-house qualified chef. Use the opportunity to have a quick tour and get to know our great team. Invite your friends and family for a time out with yummy and healthy food on us! Greenwood Katoomba Monday 4th June 10:30am – 12pm RSVP to our Facebook event! We hope to see you...

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Chicken Fajitas
Feb07

Chicken Fajitas

A wholesome and delicious family favourite perfect for lunch or dinner. Ingredients Serves 4 500g skinless chicken thighs Juice of 1 lime 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions, sliced 2 small capsicums, sliced 2 gloves garlic, crushed 4 large tortillas 100ml plain Greek yoghurt 1 ripe avocado, mashed Method 1. Slice chicken into 3cm chunks and add to a bowl. 2. Squeeze over lime juice and season with cumin and paprika. Stir to coat. 3. Heat oil in the pan on medium heat and cook chicken thoroughly. Remove from pan. 4. Add onion and capsicum and cook until they start to soften. 5. Add crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute. 6. Return chicken to pan to heat through quickly. 7. Place fajita mix into a serving bowl and serve with tortillas, yoghurt and mashed avocado along with your choice of fresh salad vegetables. Time Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Good nutrition is essential for the health and wellbeing of young children. We are proud to partner with NAQ Nutrition, the Qld Division of Nutrition Australia, by producing recipes that are healthy, delicious and aligned with the Australian Dietary Guidelines....

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How to Remove Guilt from Family Screen Time
Sep28

How to Remove Guilt from Family Screen Time

Article via Kinderling Kids Radio  Screen time is such a hot button issue in modern parenting. Often we feel like whatever we do isn’t right. That’s due in part to the mere fact that our childhood simply didn’t involve screens beyond a TV or maybe a desktop PC with average dial-up internet. When it comes to managing screen time for our kids, Dr Kristy Goodwin and eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant say that there are some ultra-simple guidelines to follow; and all of them revolve around acknowledging that every family has different needs. Quality vs Quantity While it is a good idea to set time limits on device and screen use, Kristy also says that we should be conscious of what our children are watching, playing, and using during that alotted time. While there are governmental guidelines from the Department of Health for amounts of time to spend, they don’t factor in the material consumed. “How much is only one smaller piece of the puzzle,” Kristy says. “We’ve also got to look at what they’re doing with screens when their using screens, how they’re using screens and also who they are using screens with… If we use our guidelines which are based on a child’s chronological age as the starting point, we can then dive deeper and explore the issue in a broader sense.” Banish the techno guilt One of the murky undertones of screen use can be fear of judgement from other parents combined with the thought that we are failing our kids when they are using screens. This just fuels our own feelings of guilt for using technology. Julie insists that this guilt should be banished. Our children are growing up in an era where the concept of a “plugged in childhood” is a reality, and this shouldn’t be stigmatised. Instead Julie says to consider what the screen is being used to displace. Be it a frequency of video games that are displacing outdoor play, or a face to face interaction being sacrificed for one online. So long as a child’s basic developmental needs are met, Julie adds that we don’t need to fret about how much time they’re spending online. “We (as parents) have to set boundaries around when and how or where they use screens,” She says. “And if we balance their screen time with their green time… we can ditch that guilt.” Role modelling It may seem obvious, but our children absorb so much of our behaviours often without our noticing. It’s all well and good to give your children parameters around technology use but if we aren’t giving ourselves the same boundaries, then the messages about a healthy relationship toward screens can be miscontrued as...

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