Notting Hill Makes News Headlines
Nov25

Notting Hill Makes News Headlines

Greenwood Notting Hill has captured the attention of national news media with its adoption of risky play, a woodworking activity that involves real saws, real nails and even real hammers.  Having been featured across Weekend Sunrise and the Herald Sun, this initiative aims to teach children resilience, perseverance and problem-solving in an increasingly risk-averse world.  Check out the feature on Weekend Sunrise below: Learning through play  With children loving the woodworking activity, risk-taking in a highly supervised and safe environment has become a fun way of setting children up for a resilient future.  What happens when things don’t work out? They learn to persevere until they are satisfied with their creation.   Read more about risky play here.   More about Notting Hill Beyond risky play, there’s a lot on offer at Greenwood Notting Hill, including:   – State-of-the-art facilities includes two large outdoor play areas, rainbow bike tracks, cubby houses, water play areas and veggie garden.  – Modern early learning resources including interactive whiteboards, Touch Learning Tables, as well as Blue-Bots and Bee-Bots which teach numeracy and coding fundamentals.  – Specialised programs including sport, Music Box and Science Lab to build a solid foundation in learning and skill development.  – A sustainability program that teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them.  – And of course, a comprehensive play-based curriculum guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework for children from nursery age through to kindergarten; along with highly qualified educators, and a kindergarten program taught by a passionate team of early childhood teachers.      Have you had a chance to visit Greenwood Notting Hill yet? Book a personalised tour with our experienced educator team today.  Enquire...

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Greenwood participates in the Chatswood StreetFair
Sep12

Greenwood participates in the Chatswood StreetFair

On Saturday 7th of September, Greenwood participated in StreetFair. Hailed as the North Shore’s biggest community street party, this was the flagship event of the Emerge Festival. Over eight-hundred people came together to celebrate their cultures through song and dance. This included three of our very own centres: Chatswood East, Artarmon and Chatswood. Hear it from our teams  ‘We were up bright and early on Saturday morning, full of excitement to share the day with our North Shore community. It was wonderful to march in the parade and talk to our families as they visited our stall. Seeing all the children smile with their faces beautifully painted made our hearts feel warm. What a great experience we all had!’ Said Venita Rutley, our Greenwood Artarmon Centre Manager. Our Chatswood East educators were there to make the day even better. Educator Siksha said that she loved the overall experience. In her words, “It was great to see the parents enthusiastically participating in the experience and having the community together in one fair was the best part of all.’ Educator Israa told us “Participating with Emerge has been an amazing experience, I was able to see the Chatswood community come together to celebrate cultural diversity and multiculturalism. Being part of the fair allowed me to be a part of the Chatswood community and to introduce our Greenwood family to them.” We were even featured in the North Shore Times! Read about it right here. There’s no doubt that a fabulous day was had by all. We already can’t wait for next year! How does $89 a day sound? In celebration of our Chastwood East centre opening, we have a special family offer just for you. We’re sharing the love of learning for only $89 a day*, if you enrol at Chatswood East by Thursday 31 October 2019. Call 1800 413 921 today to speak to our Family Support Team to secure your spot. *Terms & Conditions apply: Valid for current families and new enrolments that commence care by 31 October 2019. $89/day fee applies to permanent bookings only, up to and including 31 January 2020. Standard fees apply from 1 February 2020. Fees must be paid two weeks in advance or standard fees will apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to availability of care.  ...

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Greenwood Recipe: Easy Chicken Pasta
Sep08

Greenwood Recipe: Easy Chicken Pasta

This wholesome and nutritious chicken pasta is perfect for the whole family. Serves 4  Ingredients  500g diced chicken breast  1 x large onion  500g pasta, any shape  300ml sour cream  1 tablespoon crushed garlic  1 x tin of creamed corn  25g dried mixed herbs  25ml Worcester sauce  450ml milk  500 g diced fresh and frozen vegetables  Method  Dice and cook onions until clear and golden; add pepper, salt and the crushed garlic.  Dice chicken breast and add to onions and garlic; lightly cook.   Combine the creamed corn, herbs and vegetables with the chicken.   Add in your sauces and most of the milk and bring to boil; then simmer on low heat.  Make the pasta as per packet instructions.   Combine pasta with sauce and add more milk if required.   Top Chef Tip  Herbs are the easiest way to add flavour without affecting potential allergies. If you have a small herb garden at home, children love getting involved by growing and picking the herbs to add to their meals – just like they love picking herbs out of Greenwood’s secret...

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Never too young to (street) party at Chatswood East
Aug30

Never too young to (street) party at Chatswood East

Children at our new Greenwood Chatswood East early learning centre have been busily making flowers and butterflies to decorate our stand at StreetFair, the biggest street party on Sydney’s north shore. With so much excitement building ahead of the fair and parade next Saturday, Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney dropped into the centre last week to see our creative kiddies hard at work. Wearing her mayoral robes and chains, Mayor Gail’s arrival caused quite a stir. Is she a princess, asked one awe-struck youngster. No, she’s the queen, came another’s reply. Mayor Gail was equally impressed by our newest Greenwood Centre, equating it to Doctor Who’s Tardis, “you’d never know what’s inside from the outside”. With two levels of beautifully furnished and fitted out activity rooms, each with its own outdoor play area, a dedicated nursery and a commercial-grade kitchen for our in-house professional chef, the Tardis is not a bad description for our lovely brand new centre. Showing what a good sport she is, Mayor Gail spent an hour making flowers and butterflies with the children, enjoying some intriguing conversations – and miraculously remaining paint-free. Our educators had hunted down recycled materials for the children to create their art works, in line with the sustainability message that guides our curriculum. That’s another thing that impressed Mayor Gail – our rooftop garden beds where the children are able to get their hands dirty planting and tending vegetables and herbs so that they learn where our food comes from and the natural cycle of life. Check out our little feature on page 18 of the North Shore Times here. Learning through play makes it fun and might just plant the first seeds of an interest in science, leading to pursuit of STEM subjects when they reach school age. Our Greenwood families have really got behind StreetFair, enthusiastically welcoming the chance to connect with the wider community. The parade will take place through the main streets of Chatswood and we’ll be hosting a range of fun activities at our stand guided by our brilliant educators and teachers. We’re delighted that families from our Greenwood centres at Artarmon and the Chatswood CBD will be joining us and sharing the experience of being a participant not just a spectator. StreetFair will feature plenty of fun for kids including Magical Lane with unicorn rides, jumping castle and animal farm, school band and dance performances, a rock-climbing wall, an Esports arcade, yoga and meditation area and international food stalls. To celebrate StreetFair and the opening of our brand new centre we’re offering new families that enrol at Greenwood Chatswood East a special sign-on rate for a limited time...

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Meet PAW Patrol at Greenwood Officer’s Grand Opening
Feb22

Meet PAW Patrol at Greenwood Officer’s Grand Opening

  Join us for Greenwood Early Education Officer’s opening as we celebrate in a BIG way! Our Grand Opening celebration has tons of fantastic entertainment planned so be sure to register your FREE ticket today to avoid missing out! Meet & Greet Chase and Marshall from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol, Plus interact with real Australian animals including a Koala, Joey Kangaroo, Tawny Frogmouth Owl, Crocodile and other reptiles! ALL DAY FUN: Ticket holders can enjoy centre menu samples, Liquid Fusion Smoothies and fresh juice, balloon sculptures, face painting, sports activities and much more! Meet & Greet Chase and Marshall from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Special visitors from Wild Action Zoo Fabulous face painting & Baloon twisting Enjoy Music Box and Let’s get Active extracurricular activities FREE Liquid Fusion Smoothies and yummy menu samples Ribbon cutting ceremony Meet our team & see our wonderful centre PLUS more exciting activities you won’t want to miss!   Location:  Greenwood Officer, 5 Damon Street Officer VIC 3809 Date/Time:  23 March 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm   BOOK NOW   T&C’s: * Bookings essential. Limited tickets available. All attendees require a ticket. One smoothie/fresh juice per person. Limit of 5 tickets per booking. Photography and video will be taken at the event for promotional purposes. Conditions of entry include the use of your image in these photographs for future potential promotional purposes.   FAQs Q. What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? A. Never fear! There will be dedicated parking area’s and traffic control to ensure a safe and seamless parking experience on the day. Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A. A. Yes, bring your ticket or download the eventbright app for our team to scan your tickets. Q. Do I have to order a ticket per family member? A. It is essential to order one ticket per person attending our event to ensure that we can keep your children safe from harm and for catering purposes. Q. Where will I find my photos after the event has ended? A. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all of our event content! Q. If tickets sell out, how can I order one? A. When our tickets sell out we introduce a waitlist for you to register your interest on. Prior to our event open day, we email our attendees to confirm their attendance and ask that they release any excess tickets back to the public. Depending on numbers on the day, we may release additional tickets through out the day so keep your eye on the event page if you miss out too!...

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Greenwood Hunters Hill’s Grand Opening!
Feb05

Greenwood Hunters Hill’s Grand Opening!

On Saturday the 2nd of February, we held our much-anticipated Grand Opening Day at Greenwood Hunters Hill! Read on to find out about how we celebrated the opening of our brand new, purpose built centre. Activities on the day Here at Greenwood Hunters Hill, we were very lucky to have 2018 ARIA award winner (for Best Children’s Album), Justine Clarke join us on the day. She came along for two spectacular shows.  The children also had a chance to meet and take photos with their idol!   Symbio Wildlife came in to teach the children about all the beautiful creatures that they brought along. This included a possum named Clancy, an owl, a crocodile and a large snake to name a few! 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! Café Hunters Hill also served up a delicious banquet throughout the day to ensure that no one left our centre hungry.   We were also very lucky to have special guests, The Honourable Mr. Anthony Roberts (Member for Lane Cove), Councillor Ben Collins (Deputy Mayor) and Councillor Zac Miles for our official ribbon cutting ceremony. Thank you Mr. Roberts for joining us and saying some wonderful things about our centre!   Learning Environments At Greenwood Hunters Hill, we are passionate about education and giving your child the best start to their early learning journey. From interactive tables to natural outdoor play spaces, there is something for every child. Our Neopost interactive whiteboards encourage collaborative learning between children and educators, allowing us to integrate technology into learning experiences. The children loved exploring every aspect of our beautiful Hunters Hill centre. 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) 9168 2904 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...

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