Fussy Eating

Fussy Eating “Many children are fussy eaters. Fussy eating is normal, but it can be hard to handle. Most of the time fussy eating isn’t about food – it’s often about children wanting to be independent. It’s normal for children to be fussy eaters – that is, to not like the shape, colour or texture of particular…

Unstructured Play is Vital for Kids!

Unstructured Play is Vital for Kids (So Stop Entertaining Them!) “Sergio Pellis, Ph.D., an expert on the neuroscience of play recently noted that play actually changes the structure of the developing brain, strengthening the connections of the neurons (nerve cells) in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain considered to be the executive control…

Dirt is Good

Dirt is Good ‘Dirt is Good’: Why Children Need More Exposure To Germs “As adults, we naturally want to protect our children from anything that could hurt them, but what we may not realize is that, by trying so hard to protect them, we could actually be hindering their ability to develop a strong immune system.…

Let’s Get Physical

Let’s Get Physical How much exercise should children be doing? – CareforKids.com.au Physical activity is vital to a child’s healthy development and helps with confidence, strength, motor skills, sleep, stress, obesity, behavioural issues and more. As many young children attend an early childhood service for a large portion of the day, it’s important that all…

Mindful Parenting – Jill Ceder

Mindful Parenting – Jill Ceder Mindful Parenting – Jill Ceder. “Dr. Dan Siegel, a clinical psychologist who studies the brain explains that during stressful parenting moments we may “lose control” or “flip our lid” and let our emotions control our reactions. When we “fly off the handle,” it happens so quickly and we aren’t thinking…

Tillys FREE Playgroups

🤸‍♀️Did you know that Tillys hosts FREE playgroups?!🤸‍♂️ Come along to one of our amazing centres to meet other families and children, join in on the exciting playgroup activities, and enjoy a delicious morning tea which is provided too. All you need to bring is a hat and water bottle! 📍 Where? Mondays – Rutherford. Wednesdays…

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) From 2 July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) system has come into effect. The new CCS will replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) arrangement with a single means testes subsidy, and will make it easier for families to access childcare. For more information…