Entries by Piptree

Preparing for a New Child

“I’m pregnant…” Becoming a parent can be a frightening experience when you’re uncertain of what to expect. But it needn’t be with the right amount of preparation and enhancing your own knowledge. Having your new child will change your lifestyle beyond belief, but you will experience things like no other when getting to know your […]

NOW OPEN – Piptree Early Learning Heritage Park

Piptree Early Learning Heritage Park is the newest Piptree centre opened in south-east Queensland. The centre is currently undergoing renovations and new paintwork, giving the centre a fresh, new look and feel. There are plans for the installation of a CCTV system and keypad lock at the entrance for children’s security. Also, we will have […]

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Conquering Fussy Eating

Fussy eating comes in a variety of forms in children. The types of food, textures and even meal time environments can affect how children will respond to the food. No matter if you’re the top chef giving Jamie Oliver a run for his money, or a reluctant home toast-burner, every cook in the kitchen knows […]

The Importance of Professional Development for Staff

What is Professional Development in Childcare? “Professional Development” is the development of new skills, knowledge and experience. Professional development can include courses, work-based learning, studying on your own,  going to lectures, seminars or conferences and a range of other activities. Why invest in Professional Development in Childcare? For Childcare professionals, ongoing Professional Development can keep […]

Using Imagination is Child’s Play

Have you ever heard of the stories from your parents or older generations? You know the types of stories that sound something like this: “When I was young all we had was paper and pencils”, or stories such as “We were outside from dawn to dusk”.  Can you imagine what the children were doing? I […]

Foods to Minimise Stress

There is no magic button to help our busy and sometimes stressful lives, but if we try and eat healthy and follow the research there are some foods which seem to help: 1. Blueberries Identified as one of Mother Nature’s healthiest foods, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants (molecules that stop free radicals damaging healthy cells), […]