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Greenwood Dural’s Grand Open Day!

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Greenwood Dural’s Grand Open Day!

On Saturday the 16th of February, we held our much-anticipated Grand Opening Day at Greenwood Dural! Read on to find out about how we celebrated the opening of our brand-new centre with its spacious outdoor area. Activities on the Day Here at Greenwood Dural, we were very lucky to have DirtGirlWorld to join us on the day. She came along for not one, not two, but three shows!   Symbio Wildlife came in to teach the children about all the beautiful creatures that they brought along. This included a possum, tawny frogmouth owl, snakes and lizards to name a few!   The incredibly talented Internationally acclaimed balloon artist Matt Falloon also joined us. He created some amazing balloon sculptures that the children were in awe of! But the activities didn’t end there. We had face painters and Bike n’ Blend stations to keep the children entertained all day long! A Greenwood Sample Menu was also served throughout the day to, ensure that no one left our centre hungry. Families loved being able to get a taste of what their children would eat when enrolled. We were very lucky to have special guest the Honourable MP Julian Lesser, Federal Member for Berowra come along for our Grand Opening. Thank you Mr. Lesser, for officially opening our centre and saying some wonderful things in your speech! Learning Environments At Greenwood Dural, we are passionate about education and giving your child the best start to their early learning journey. From in-room demonstrations to large outdoor play spaces, there is something for every child. Our science and technology area allowed children to enjoy 3D printed creations that were made themselves! In addition to this, our interactive sandpit experience enabled children to explore as they delved deeper into different scenes and scenarios depending on how they moved the sand.   Our Neopost whiteboards encourage collaborative learning between children and educators, allowing us to integrate technology into learning experiences. Free tours! Missed out on attending our Grand Opening? Don’t stress! Simply pop into our centre or give us a call on (02) 9651 7015 to book 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 Renee Kennedy’s words “Above all, we strive to ensure each family has a wonderful experience as they embark on their journey with us. I look forward to introducing you to our amazing team and developing a strong working relationship with you and your family”....

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Meet PAW Patrol at Greenwood Officer’s Grand Opening

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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! Q. Can I visit the centre if I don’t have a ticket? A. Depending on numbers that day our team may be able to assist you in gaining entry but unfortunately we can’t guarantee entry as our ticket holders are priority on the day.   Regardless, we would love to see you in our centre! You’re more than welcome to pop in and meet our team at any given moment between Monday- Friday from 6:30am- 6:30pm. Fill out this form and our friendly centre manager, Janelle, will give you a quick call and set you up on a personalised tour.   BOOK...

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Learning with Technology: A Fundamental Skill

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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 Hunters Hill’s Grand Opening!

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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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Live show with DirtGirlWorld at Greenwood Dural’s Grand Open Day!

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Live show with DirtGirlWorld at Greenwood Dural’s Grand Open Day!

  Join us for Greenwood Dural’s opening as we celebrate in a BIG way!   Our Grand Opening celebration has tons of fantastic entertainment planned so be sure to register for your FREE ticket today to avoid missing out! – Two live shows with DirtGirl plus meet & greet – Meet the amazing animals from Symbio Wildlife – Balloon sculptures by International artist Matt Falloon – Enjoy children’s 3D printing & interactive sandpit – FREE food and drinks for ticket holders – Meet our educators & see our wonderful centre – PLUS more exciting activities you won’t want to miss!   Register for your ticket today, we can’t wait to see you there!   Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 (10:00am – 1:00pm) Address: 1A Harris Road, Dural, NSW 2158   REGISTER NOW   T&C’S: *BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. ALL ATTENDEES REQUIRE A TICKET. ONE SMOOTHIE PER PERSON. 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...

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Greenwood Point Cook – Grand Opening Day!

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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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Meet Justine Clarke LIVE at Greenwood Hunters Hill’s Grand Open Day!

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Meet Justine Clarke LIVE at Greenwood Hunters Hill’s Grand Open Day!

  Join us for Greenwood Hunters Hill’s opening as we celebrate in a BIG way! Our Grand Opening celebration has tons of fantastic entertainment planned so be sure to register for your FREE ticket today to avoid missing out! Sing and dance with Justine Clarke (2018 ARIA Award winner fo best children’s album) LIVE! Symbio Wildlife Park Zoo experience Bike n’ Blend – make your own pedal powered smoothies FREE food and drinks for ticket holders Ribbon cutting ceremony plus meet our wonderful team Facepainting and more exciting activities you won’t want to miss! Register for your ticket today, we can’t wait to see you there! Where and When? Greenwood Hunters Hill, 22A Joubert St, Hunters Hill, NSW 2110 Saturday 2 February 2019, 10:00am – 1:00pm   Register Now   T&C’S: *BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. ALL ATTENDEES REQUIRE A TICKET. ONE SMOOTHIE PER PERSON. 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...

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

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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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Greenwood Officer Opening 29 January 2019!

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Greenwood Officer Opening 29 January 2019!

We’re excited to announce another high quality Greenwood Early Learning Centre is coming to Melbourne, with Greenwood Officer opening 29 January 2019! The centre will provide parents with easy access via the Princes Highway boasts an in-house chef who will create fresh and healthy meals for our children. We will cater for special dietary requirements and the menu will also change seasonally to ensure children get a good balance of nutrition and variety. Janelle Jones has come on board to be Officer’s start-up Centre Manager and brings over 10 years’ experience in early learning to local families. “My passion for Early Childhood began with my life experiences, where I wanted to support families and their children – I haven’t looked back since! “My favourite thing about being in a Centre Manager position is not only do I get the benefit of working closely with families, but I can support and lead our Educators within their role to be the best they can be. “I believe that children deserve the best start in life and our role in Early Education is crucial to this.” Janelle has built her hand-picked team to deliver an engaging and holistic play-based curriculum, which is perfect for stimulating development and a love of learning in the early years. “Our relationships with children are crucial, but our environments also play an important role. “Our carefully constructed environments will support all developmental domains giving children choices, responsibilities and opportunities to initiate their own learning allowing them to become the best version of themselves.” Greenwood Officer opens in early 2019, visit the centre’s webpage for full details or to...

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Greenwood Point Cook opening on 21 January

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Greenwood Point Cook opening on 21 January

Greenwood’s premium early learning program is coming to Point Cook, with our brand new centre opening on 21 January. As with all Greenwood centres, Point Cook will have a chef based at the centre who will create fresh and healthy meals daily for our children, including catering for special dietary requirements. The beating heart of any early learning centre is a team of passionate, qualified and nurturing educators and teachers which Centre Manager, Donna Walker Davis, has been busy recruiting. “I’ve always been passionate about early learning and everyone in my team share’s this passion and sets high expectations for themselves and our centre. “My personal teaching philosophy follows that of Reggio Emilia as well as Tikanga Maori whereby every child is respected and included regardless of their background. I believe in utilising the environment as the third teacher and basing our practices around respectful relationships and inclusivity. “This creates a safe and secure environment which encourages children to explore and find their own potential.” In addition to the high quality curriculum delivered by the centre’s qualified team, Greenwood Point Cook will offer families extra-curricular activities like Yoga, Let’s Get Active movement program, and Music Box. “All of our extra-curricular activities are included in our fees and really help to build on what the children are learning, from motor skill development to language and literacy,” Donna said. Greenwood Point Cook opens on 21 January, visit the centre’s webpage for full details or to enquire.  ...

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