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 the 31st October 2019. Not valid for families transferring from another G8 Education centre or for casual bookings. A minimum bookings of 2 days per week to be eligible for $89/a day fee up to and including 31st January 2020. Standard fees apply from 1st February 2020. Fees must be paid 2 weeks in advance or standard fees will apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Proof of incentive flyer/email/SMS to be shown upon commencement. Subject to availability of care.  ...

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What to bring on your first day of child care
Jun25

What to bring on your first day of child care

Are you worried about forgetting something essential or over-packing for your child’s first day of care? Our checklist will ensure that your little one has everything they need to feel comfortable and secure. Babies Large bag or backpack to store belongings Nappy rash cream Dummies (3 per day if needed) Bottles and teats Breast milk or formula (if your centre doesn’t provide them) Sippy cup (if needed) Comfort toy or blanket Fitted cot sheet and top sheet (if your centre doesn’t provide them) Sleeping bag (if needed) Sun hat Three spare outfits Spare socks Jumper Wet bag or plastic bag for wet clothes Medication (if needed) Toddlers and Preschoolers Large backpack to store belongings Nappy rash cream (if needed) Underwear (4 pairs per day if needed) Dummies (3 per day if needed) Sippy cup or water bottle Comfort toy or blanket Fitted cot sheet and top sheet (if your centre doesn’t provide them) Sun hat Closed-toe shoes Two spare outfits Spare socks Jumper Wet bag or plastic bag for wet clothes Medication (if needed) When preparing these items, we recommend labelling each and every one of them with your child’s full name. This way, there’s less chance of things going missing. Here at Greenwood, we know how daunting the transition form home to childcare can be. So we’re here to help you at every step of the way. Feel free to pop into one of our centres at anytime. And if you have any further questions, give us a call on 1800413921 and one of our lovely staff members would be delighted to assist...

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New Centres: Sprouting in Melbourne
Jun07

New Centres: Sprouting in Melbourne

We have well and truly arrived in Melbourne. With centres already established in Rowville, Scoresby, Point Cook and Officer, we’re growing day-by-day. And we couldn’t be more excited. Latest Victoria Centres: Our newest centres on the way are Greenwood Notting Hill and Greenwood Burwood East opening on Monday 17 June, and Greenwood Mulgrave scheduled to open in winter this year. Here’s a sneak peak into Notting Hill’s nursery… Burwood East’s stunning learning space… And our beautiful Mulgrave centre, slowly coming to life. Each centre sets the high bar for early education, by providing a comprehensive learning curriculum for children from nursery to kindergarten age. There’s a few things that our Notting Hill, Burwood East and Mulgrave sites all have in common. These include: Qualified, bilingual educators Fresh, diverse menus served daily including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snacks Brand new facilities each featuring rainbow running tracks, cubby houses, water play areas, sand pits, herb gardens and more Modern, play-based early learning resources featuring interactive white boards and learning touch tables Kindergarten transition to school program to prepare children socially, emotionally and academically for the step up to primary school Plus, our educators ensure you never miss your child’s day with daily photographs delivered via our App. Want to learn more about each of our Melbourne centres? Check them out below: Burwood East Mulgrave Notting Hill Officer Point Cook Rowville Scoresby We can’t wait to welcome and see what our wonderful families have to say about our brand new Victoria...

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Learning with Technology: A Fundamental Skill
Feb19

Learning with Technology: A Fundamental Skill

The buzz around using technology in the classroom has grown in recent years! As a result, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is now playing a key role in primary and high school curriculum across Victoria. Tech Skills Keeping up with the increasing demand for these skills, our Greenwood Notting Hill centre in Melbourne has adapted its programs to include this in your child’s day-to-day learning.  Through this, the children can build vital skills to help them transition to the school environment. Our Greenwood Notting Hill centre has a variety of technological resources for your child to access at any age. The little buzzing Bee-Bots and Blue-Bots are not just toys! In fact, these are educational tools which can be used in a fun way for toddler to kindergarten age children.  Using these, they can learn about sequencing, problem-solving, numeracy and literacy. These skills can apply to math, art and digital technology subjects. Taking it to another level, pre-kinder and kindergarten children can access our Interactive White Board and Interactive Learning Touch Table! These whiteboards have educational programs which focus on mathematics, spelling games, pattern recognition and so on. Through this, children can build their literacy and numeracy skills, which all ties in with our centre’s G-Curriculum. Here, you can see some of our kindergarten children engaging with this technology in the video below.  Along with our Early Childhood Teacher James, the children from Greenwood Scoresby practice a shape and colour recognition exercise. Using the Interactive White Boards in this format means children can form good habits with technology whilst learning. It’s a great opportunity for them to engage with each other, receive assistance from their peers, be patient, and most importantly, have fun! Discover the other unique service offerings we provide to families here at Greenwood! Read more about our Melbourne centres to find the closest centre to...

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Greenwood Point Cook – Grand Opening Day!
Jan22

Greenwood Point Cook – Grand Opening Day!

We are so excited to announce the opening of our brand new Victoria centre, Greenwood Point Cook! The Centre From the moment you walk in, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in our state of the art resources. Not only are they designed to provide children with a secure place to play, but a stimulating environment to learn. The Resources Greenwood Point Cook’s curriculum focuses on learning by play, which is the foundation of the transition to school Kindergarten program   The centre boasts many fee-inclusive extra-curricular activities such as Yoga, Let’s Get Active and Music Box With an outdoor play area like no other, you’ll find cubby houses, a rainbow cycle track, veggie gardens and so much more! The Team The Centre Manager Donna has worked in the Early Education sector for over 9 years, and even has two boys of her own! When asked what she thought was most important to her families, Donna said: “From the feedback we have received, building relationships and having caring educators is as important as early learning.”   With a team of 18 educators from diverse cultural backgrounds, Greenwood Point Cook prides itself on encouraging compassion and a sense of belonging. Give us a call on (03) 9395 8649, or pop into our centre at any time that is convenient for you. We’re open Monday – Friday from 6.30am- 7.00pm. We can’t wait to meet you and your child!  ...

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Greenwood Hunters Hill is like no other – Opens 14th January!
Jan13

Greenwood Hunters Hill is like no other – Opens 14th January!

  Our brand-new Hunters Hill early education centre is like no other. Nestled within the Hunters Hill residential community, our beautifully designed, peaceful and home-like centre welcomes you and your family to experience the Greenwood difference at the most important time of your child’s development. We have four contemporary classrooms including our Nursery, Early learners 1 and 2, and Preschool classroom. Our experienced and qualified team believe in growing the leaders of tomorrow, enriching children with lifelong learning and school-readiness all the way from birth to 6 years. Centre Manager, Caitlin Wood, is excited to start welcoming families when the centre opens on 14 January. “We’ve been busy getting the centre ready for families and children and the whole team is looking forward to officially opening our doors for the first time. “I love that we are a smaller centre in a residential area, it is so nice to have all the natural gardens and trees around and I think it is a great way to educate children about looking after our environment and learning from the land by doing things such as planting vegetable gardens and herbs, watering them and then using these in cooking.” Caitlin has six years’ experience in early learning and has recruited a team that shares her passion for developing young children into the leaders of tomorrow. “I was inspired by the fact that as an educator I can actually make a real difference in not just children’s lives but in their families lives too, and this is the core value I instil in my team. “I love being a Centre Manager because I truly believe that bringing educators to work together and support each other as a happy and healthy team can create a perfect environment for children to grow, and that is exactly what I plan on doing here at Greenwood Hunters Hill.” Greenwood Hunters Hill opens on 14 January, visit the centre’s webpage for full details or to enquire....

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