Managing Your Child’s Allergies at Childcare

Here in Australia, we have plenty of childcare options to choose from, with excellent programs, facilities, and regulations. For many of us, choosing a childcare comes down to proximity – what centres are closest to home and work? But for parents whose children suffer from allergies, the choice of where to send their child for day care can be a little more complicated.

Allergy symptoms can range from mild digestive discomfort to more immediate and serious concerns, like anaphylaxis. This can be especially concerning for parents when their little one is too young to communicate how they are feeling.

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Why work at home mum’s still need childcare

Become a work at home mum they said, it will be easy. You can save money on childcare, raise your children, spend time with your children, go to appointments all whilst earning money! What more could you ask for, right? WRONG!

For anyone that is considering becoming a work at home mum for the reasons above or even if you are a stay at home mum and need something to keep your brain stimulated, then read about my experience so far!

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Why you don’t need to spend 100’s of dollars on toys!

As we all know, toys can be expensive and the more children you have it can really add up! If your children are anything like mine, they love toy shops and want to buy every toy, and then when you bring home a new toy they lose interest after 5 minutes! That is why I have recently started getting rid of unused toys and letting them explore their imaginations.

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Child Care Subsidy Changes; What You Need To Know


If you have a child who has ever been in childcare, I am sure you understand the crazy costs involved! Sometimes it’s difficult to manage these costs on your own, which is why the Government offers two subsidies to help families cover their childcare fees. Currently, these subsidies are the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR).

It was recently announced that the current subsidies will be changing as of July 2nd 2018. Instead of the the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate, eligible families will now receive Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.Continue Reading →

A Yummy Healthy Recipe For Little Tummies

This week Melanie from Life Is For Living shares a delicious and simple dish that all little tummies will love! In January this year Melanie and her family made the big decision to pack up their suburban life and move to a more peaceful life in Victoria’s, Yarra Valley. For her this change has been a long awaited dream come true. Her goal now is to live as sustainably as possible and create a better living environment for her children and herself. Their country life is filled with a lovely big green block, chooks, vegetable patches and fruit trees.They are learning more about how their actions effect the environment around them every day and for this Melanie will always be thankful they made the change. She is the owner of the wonderful Life Is For LivingYou can follow Melanie on Facebook ,Instagram or visit her site here

Today I’d like to share with you a recipe from an amazing friend of mine and fully qualified Naturopath. We are both always striving to fill our tummies and our children’s tummies with nutritious goodies and love trying new recipes with locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy.

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Surviving the Daycare Drop Off

This week Sherene Abrahams, a mother of two who returned to work part-time when both of her children were 9 months old explains how she deals with Daycare drop offs. Sherene has had a successful career in Human Resources, which means she has both experienced and seen how difficult it can be to juggle the demands of work and family life. The Working Parents Hub grew from a desire to help other working parents find their balance – regardless of what their family and their work looks like. She is also the owner of the wonderful Working Parents HubYou can follow Sherene on Facebook ,Instagram or visit her site here


I’ve been a daycare mum for almost 7 years. After all that time I should be a pro – after all, my family is part of the furniture at the centre. However, drop offs are still an absolute nightmare for me. I actually think that they’re worse now than they were right back in the beginning.Continue Reading →

Incidents and biting in child care

When you receive that first phone call from your childcare provider, you heart may skip a beat when they say ‘there has been an incident with your child’, and rightfully so! Thankfully I only received my first phone call the other day and my little one is three and a half. Usually there is no reason for alarm but the fact is that all child care providers MUST call you if you child has been hurt from the shoulders up, so the head area, even if it just a little bump. The staff do not mean to scare you but are simply following regulations. After receiving that phone call and signing the incident report, you are required to sign on pick up first instinct will most likely be to go and see if your child is ok. Usually, it’s not until you get home that you think up all these questions regarding what had happened.

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Why childcare can actually be beneficial for your child

Parents use childcare for a variety of different reasons.  It could be because they work, because it’s important for children to socialise, or simply because they just need a break.

Whatever the reason it’s not at all uncommon for mums to feel a little guilty.  Mum guilt is released at birth and can crop up even when it’s not necessary!  We think it’s our child and we should be looking after their needs 24/7, it can feel wrong to want time apart from them.

As much as these feeling are perfectly understandable they are not actually the most rational thoughts we’ve ever had.

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7 Tips To Help You Leave The House On Time In The Mornings

Weekday mornings… Even the sentence may fill you with dread.

The rushing, shouting and seemingly unavoidable end result of always being late!

There is no doubt that getting children up and out on time can be a real challenge in the mornings. Now I’m not going to pretend I can be your fairy godmother and wave a wand to fix this but I do have a list of tips that can really lower the stress factor.

Sometimes just some quick and simple changes can save you a substantial amount of time, so have a read and see which ones will help you.

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What Is The Right Age For Your Child To Start Childcare?

There are a lot of factors that you have to take into account when starting your child in childcare such as your financial situation, work commitments, family support and the overall needs for your family. It is usually a difficult decision for parents to make. If you are flexible in those decisions, what age would you send your child to childcare?

To ensure you make the right decision for you and your child, parents must also consider the health of their child, if your baby is still breastfeeding, arrangements that will be made when your child is too sick for care and if emotionally the parents and child are ready to begin the childcare journey.

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