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A continual reminder regarding our illness policy: Children cannot attend the preschool if they have had vomiting and/or diarrhoea in the preceding 48 hrs, or if they have continuous coughing or yellow/green discharge from the nose or mouth, or a fever. If in doubt, please consult the government COVID Exclusion Policy as well as the NSW Health Exclusion Policy.

If you are worried about anxiety or fears in children, this article contains good insight into this particular topic and can be found here, Anxiety and Fears in Children.

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The Importance of Building Child-Grandparent Relationships

The Importance of Building Child-Grandparent Relationships

Play is ageless. It brings families and friends together, boosts mood, encourages healthy memory development through active participation, and connects us to our community. The importance of playtime in families is essential for children in kindergarten. This concept...

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Celebrating Father Figures This Month

Celebrating Father Figures This Month

At The Owl and the Pussycat Preschool, we know that each family is made up of different important people, and we see ourselves as an important part of the ‘village’ that is raising your child. It was Father’s Day this month, and whilst we know some families don’t have...

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How To Beat The Teeth Brushing Battle

How To Beat The Teeth Brushing Battle

Helping Your Child Develop Good Dental Habits For Life Children's brains are like sponges. They continuously develop new skills. They memorise the alphabet. They learn how to swim. They master the skill of shoe tying. Therefore, it makes sense that they'll need to...

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Easy Sensory Play Ideas At Home

Easy Sensory Play Ideas At Home

If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that young children can be fountains of energy. Because of this, finding ways to keep them occupied and entertained at home may be a bit of a struggle. If this sounds familiar, then you’ll be happy to know that many...

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Busy Mum? Fun Ways to Engage with Your Kids

Busy Mum? Fun Ways to Engage with Your Kids

We all know that mums are busy. Do you find it challenging to have quality time with your young children? It’s not always easy to spend intentional, focused time with our children, especially when we have a seemingly endless chore list! However, the key is to make the...

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Managing Technology in the Family

Managing Technology in the Family

YouTube and YouTube Kids have now replaced TV as the chief source of entertainment for both kids and teens. This media juggernaut (which has over 300 videos uploaded to its platform every single minute!) has kids of all ages flocking to it and it has left many...

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The Right Brain Develops First

The Right Brain Develops First

Why Play is the Foundation for Academic Learning Did you know that the right brain develops first? It does so by the time children are 3-4 years of age. The left brain, on the other hand, doesn’t fully come online until children are approximately seven years old;...

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