Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017

Welcome back.

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would like to welcome our new parents, children and staff to Hawthorn.

We look forward to a great year with you

Monday, 12 December 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We would like to thank all parents for their support this year.
We would also like to wish the children who will be leaving us to go to school good luck and we will miss you.

I would also like to personally thank all of my staff for their hard work and support. 

  Thank you and once again have a
 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Parents can still email the centre over the break and we will endevour to email you back if need be.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Libby Music

Hi Everyone

A quick note to parents, carers and children about Music and Fun.

I have a few fun clips up on YouTube featuring characters from the classes. The children love Wally Wombat, Big Red & Connie and  I'm thrilled to bring them to life and share them with you all.

Here are the links

The Shape song    :https://youtu.be/o-y1LL5Y9bA       

Hello Song            https://youtu.be/o-y1LL5Y9bA
 Wally Wombat      https:///itF9BT5NPI0


A great Xmas gift idea!

A Music and Fun CD with a pair of egg shakers


Play along with your favourite songs from Libby's classes.

Pick up a pack from the Centre  (Toddler 1-3 yrs, Kindy 3-5 yrs)

Easy payment options:

Cash to office on pickup  ../or

Transfer direct to my account..BSB 735 213   Acc 539 699

OR contact me directly and  I can post  ( $5 )   info@musicandfun.com.au

Merry Christmas

Kind regards


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Kids Alive. Do the Five


Drowning is the greatest cause of accidental death in children under five in Australia.  Each week, on average, one child drowns. Lets put an end to childhood drowning for good.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Skoolbag App

We are pleased and excited to announce that Hawthorn Childcare Centre has an app!!! We have setup an app using the Skoolbag platform and we are hoping that this will be a more efficient way to communicate with families as well as another way to save on the amount of paper we use each day.


We would like to welcome Kate to our centre.
Kate is a Qualified Educator
Kate will be working alongside Kate, Natasha, Bianca and Michelle in the Little Kinda’s room.


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Christmas SHOW

We would like you to come and celebrate Christmas with us.

On Friday the 16th of December at 6.00 pm we will be holding our bi yearly Christmas show. All food and drinks will be provided.

We will have a jumping castle and a balloon person coming along as well.
All you need to bring is a rug to sit on, drinks and yourself.

Come and meet your children’s friends and families.
The staff will be available for you to speak to about your child/ children’s year.

We will also have the children’s portfolios available for you to view.

The Portfolios are located in the rooms. You are welcome to view them any time.

Dear Families,

This year we are going to support the Red Shield Christmas Appeal again by collecting canned food and new toys for families and children not as fortunate as ourselves.

We would love to be able to help those families in need during this special time of year.

If you can help us by providing either canned food or a new toys that would be much appreciated.
 Please take a bag to place items in it and place it in the box in the office  
We thank you for your support of this great organisation.

Hawthorn Child Care Centre

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Friday, 28 October 2016

Forte Music

Our Philosophy


Imagine giving your child the gift that learning music brings. In a few short years your child can play music, compose and improvise their own music, read all kinds of print music, chord charts and play along with other musicians in a band. Your child can play by ear as well as play by reading, make up their own accompaniments to melodies. In other words your child has become a little musician.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Christmas Closure Times 2016

Early Christmas reminders….

We will be closing the centre at 3pm on Friday the 23rd of December.

We will be reopening on Tuesday the 3rd of January at 6.30am

Sunday, 25 September 2016

School Holidays

 School holidays are nearly here. If you are going to be away for the school holidays please let staff know.
(30th September-17th October 2016)
Thank you

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Friday, 9 September 2016

Immunisation Schedule 2016

For your information I've added the link from the Mitchum Council site , outlining the Immunisation Schedule for 2016.


Raising Children Network

The Raising Children Network Website provides centralised, Australian-focused, evidence based information for parents and carers of children from birth to fifteen years of age. It also provides information for those who work with parents. 


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Eat For Health

The Australian Dietary Guidelines


Christmas Reminders

Early Christmas Reminders….

This year on Friday the 9th of December at 6.pm the centre will be having a Christmas celebration.
This year we are having Hot dogs and Fairy floss.

We have also decided to close the centre at 3pm on Friday the 23rd of December.

This is so staff that need to travel interstate to spend Christmas with their family can arrive safely in time.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Nude Foods

Nude Food Day is a worldwide initiative developed to encourage kids
and parents to eat well and live well, and eliminate all unnecessary
packaging and wrapping that goes into schools.

Recipes from the Nude Food wed site


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Children's Book Week

Link to children's Book week


Cancer Council Sun Smart

 As It's nearly that time of the year I thought I would put up the  link to the Cancer Council Sun Smart web site

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Fire Truck

Dear Parents and Caregivers
The Kindy room has been lucky enough to secure a visit from a South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) fire appliance on Thursday, 15 September 2016 at 10:30am. This will be an exciting time for the children (and staff) and will fit in nicely with the our focus on transport!

The fire truck will be parked in the front carpark and the children will watch from behind the gate (with hopefully the option of small groups approaching the firetruck to have a closer look, accompanied by a staff member).

At the moment we are limiting the fire truck visit to the Kindy room as the MFS have conditions that children are over the age of four (though all of our Kindy children here on the day will be included as this has been negotiated beforehand) and of course have a maximum number of children preferred for presentations.

We are really looking forward to their visit!
Thank you

Emily, Sam L, Sam B, Sophie and Guitta


Dear Parents and Caregivers
To celebrate the end of the Olympics the Kindy room is having an Olympics Day on Thursday 18th of August. Come dressed in your best green and gold, Australian gear, sporting outfits, etc.! We will do lots of Olympics themed games and special activities to celebrate the Olympics. It will be a lot of fun!
Thank you

Emily and the Kindy Room team

Saturday, 6 August 2016

We would like to welcome Preesa and Bianca to our centre.
Preesa is a Qualified Educator.  Bianca is a Certificate III Educator
Preesa and Bianca will be working alongside Kate, Jane, and Natasha in the Little Kinda’s Room.


Friday, 22 July 2016

GreatStart Everyday Learning for Numeracy and Literacy

GreatStart has a broad selection of fun, everyday activities that parents can do one on one or with the family


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

It's a Pajama Party

                        We're having a Pajama Party

Dear Parents and Caregivers
To celebrate the end of the school holidays, next Friday (22nd July) the whole centre will be having a pajama day where the children can wear their favourite PJs, dressing gowns, slippers, etc. The Kindy room will extend on the PJ theme by hosting a special movie afternoon where the children can enjoy some plain popcorn and watch a G rated movie (or TV show). Suggestions are welcome. :-) Children are welcome to bring in special teddies, pillows or blankets for our movie afternoon, though we please ask that everything is labelled with your child's name. This will be a fun way to celebrate the end of the school holidays together.
Thank you

Emily and the Kindy room team

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Positive Reinforcment

This is an interesting article about positive reinforcement and 9 things we shouldn't be saying to our children.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Address Update

Update change of Address
If you have recently changed your address, emergency contact numbers or your phone number could you please let the centre know, so we can keep our files up to date.
If you have also updated immunisation records could you please give the centre a copy of the updated immunisation records.
This is to ensure we have all of your child’s/ children’s records up to date.

Thank you

Monday, 6 June 2016

All aboard Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday the 7th of July at 11 am.  The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will be visiting the Kindy children to present their "All Aboard Program".
All parents are welcome to come along and join in

Jump on board the Musical Express Train with Elizabeth McCall and eight musicians of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. This specially developed early years incursion program is designed to engage young learners in a participatory exploration of song, movement and musical concepts.


Friday, 20 May 2016

Red Nose Day

This year Sids and Kids celebrate  their 29th year of Red Nose Day on the 24th June
By supporting Red Nose Day you are helping to find the answer for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleep practices. Through evidence base community education we are working to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.
Every product sold and donation received helps to find the answer and support families.
Show your support  and make a donation or purchase your products today by celebrating Red Nose Day by wearing red on Friday the 24th June.
You can purchase your Red Nose products from the office.
Donation boxes will be placed in each room.

We thank you for all of your donations

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

 The Kids’ Cancer Project are thrilled to be a charity partner of Pirate Day
Friday and encourage everyone to join in the fun on the 10th June 2016

On  Friday the 10th June we will be taking part in Pirate day Friday.
If you would like to dress your children/child up in a pirate costume or just make a donation that will be great.
The children will receive an eye patch on the day from the foundation

• Collecting treasure - we encourage you to ‘collect treasure’ (a gold coin) with
all funds raised from the day going toward childhood brain cancer research.n the fun on 10 June 2016.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Entertainment Book

The NEW 2016/2017 Entertainment Book and Digital Memberships are available now and are packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers. 

For every Membership we sell 20% of the proceeds foes towards our Centre. The more Memberships we sell. the closer we get to our goal - so please forward this email to all your family and friends! 

Please follow the link below to order yours now or see Guitta in the office! 


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Kindy Apple Strudel


On Wednesday the Kindy children made Apple Strudel.
We thought we'd share the  recipe with you.


Welcome Natasha

We would like to welcome Natasha to our centre.
She will be working alongside Kate, Jasmine, Elise, Tracey and Jane in the Little Kinda’s Room.


Monday, 2 May 2016

Mothers Day

We'd like to wish all of our mothers.
 A Happy Mothers Day on Sunday

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Our Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Anzac Biscuits
1 Cup of Rolled Oats
1 Cup of Plain Flour, Sifted
1 Cup of Raw Sugar
¾ Cup of Desiccated coconut
150g butter or margarine
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 ½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, then melt butter and syrup in a saucepan (I used the microwave)

2. Mix boiling water and Bicarbonate of soda together. Blend into butter mixture, pour over dry ingredients Mix well.

3. Place teaspoon of mixture onto lightly greased baking trays (or use
Baking paper) Allow room for spreading.

4. Bake in a slow oven (150°C) for 15-20 minutes. Loosen whilst warm.
Cool on trays for 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack. Store in an airtight

Today the Little Kinda's lay a wreath on the Mitcham Memorial 
for Anzac Day

Tuesday, 19 April 2016


If you would like to purchase any ANZAC DAY badges, they will be available in the Kindy Room - Prices are on the badges.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Lift the Lip. Mitcham Dental Clinic Visit

Lift the Lip

On Tuesday the 17th of May at 9.30 am the Mitcham Dental Clinic will be running its “Lift the lip” program at the centre.
The Dental nurses will simply lift the children’s lips and check their gums for early indication of gum disease.
If you would like your child/children to have their gums checked please ask the girls for permission a form.

Healthy teeth                                                 Early Signs of Decay

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Happy Easter to all our families!

We hope you all have an amazing and restful break over the Easter Break.

From all the team at Hawthorn Childcare Centre

Have a Happy and Safe Easter Everyone!

Dear Parents,

Please follow the below link for information about safe travel in the car from KidSafe!



Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Funky Hair Day - March 11th

Sport some colour in your hair or an awesome hair style because....
It’s funky hair day!
On Friday March 11th come to childcare with the funkiest of hair styles, you can gel it, tease it or even colour it!!
We will have hair chalk and hair bands (supplied by the Leukaemia Foundation) in the Kindy Room for those children who want some funky hair.

Bring a cold coin donation or more because all the money we raise will be going to the Leukaemia Foundation!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
We’d like to wish you all a safe and happy Easter

Joyeux que Pâques nous tenons à vous souhaiter une Pâques sûr et heureux


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Easter Time Meet and Greet - March 18th 2016

Meet and Greet Night

Please come along to our Meet and Greet night – you will have the chance to look through your child’s portfolio and meet your child’s room leader and teachers!

The Easter Bunny will be dropping off Easter Eggs beforehand for the children.  

There will be complimentary tea, coffee and hot cross buns!

Date: March 18th 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm  

Place: All Rooms – Hawthorn Childcare Centre

RSVP: By the 11th of March via kidz@chariot.net.au (With name and how many people) or via sign on front door

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Family Portraits Fundraiser!!

Michelle from ShootSA has a wonderful opportunity for our Centre as a fundraiser which will support our Centre and to allow our families here at Hawthorn CCC to have amazing photos taken!
On Sunday April 10th in beautiful Mitcham Soldiers Memorial Gardens (Cnr Angus and Belair Roads), Michelle will be photographing a professional portrait for only $15!  

Please come and speak with Pamela to find out more information and to book in your time.

 **$15 needs to be paid at time of booking to Pamela or Office Staff. 

There is only limited spaces - so book in quick! 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Welcome Elise

Welcome Elise

We would like to welcome Elise to our centre.
She will be working alongside Tracey, Mel, Jasmine and Kate in the Little Kinda’s room.



Sustainability Thursday from Australian Childcare Alliance SA (ACASA)

Please find the following information on sustainability from the Australian Childcare Alliance SA

Welcome to Sustainability Thursdays for 2016.

It is official – 2015 was the hottest year on record. See https://www.wmo.int/media/content/2015-hottest-year-record

Global Warming and stemming the tide of climate change are complex concepts for adults, let alone children. For this first Sustainability Thursday, we offer links to information resources that may be of interest.

This YouTube video aimed at early childhood and provided by the Australian Government Great Barrier Reef Management Authority may be helpful.

So what if the earth gets a tiny bit warmer?   NASA provide this resource in an attempt to explain.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome to 2016!!!

Please follow the below link to read our newsletter for January.

We hope you have a great day!


Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Welcome back.
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a      Happy New Year.
We would like to welcome our new parents, children and staff to Hawthorn.

We look forward to a great year with you.