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the power of theater for preschool-aged children

The Power of Theater for Preschool-Aged Children

June 20, 2023

There are multiple benefits that participating in theater can afford your preschool-aged child. Theater offers a unique and exciting platform...

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the power of imaginative play

The Power of Imaginative Play: Nurturing Your Child’s Creativity

June 6, 2023

It is no secret that we at Clovel are shameless cheerleaders for imaginative play throughout childhood. The incredible significance of...

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Cultivating Empathy in Preschool-Aged Children

Cultivating Empathy in Preschool-Aged Children: A Guide for Parents

May 23, 2023

Empathy is a crucial quality that lays the foundation for healthy social interactions and compassionate relationships. As parents and caregivers,...

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open-ended art activities for your preschooler

5 Open-Ended Art Activities Your Preschooler Will Love

May 9, 2023

Open-ended art activities for preschool-aged children are a fantastic way to encourage creativity, develop fine motor skills, and foster a...

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tips for building confidence and self-esteem in preschoolers

Our Top 7 Tips for Building Confidence and Self-Esteem in Your Preschooler

April 25, 2023

Confidence and self-esteem are essential for the healthy development of preschool-aged children. Not only do such characteristics provide a sense...

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edible science experiments your preschooler will love

3 Engaging and EDIBLE Science Experiments Your Preschooler Will Love

April 11, 2023

Children make sense of the world around them through the experiences they have interacting with it, and much of those...

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ways to build resilience in your preschooler

5 Ways to Build Resilience in Your Preschooler

March 28, 2023

Resilience is one of the most under-appreciated yet most important qualities a child can develop. Like empathy and social skills,...

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tips to help ease separate anxiety

Tips to Help Ease Separation Anxiety

March 14, 2023

At some point, every parent and child are faced with the milestone of a first-time separation. For some it doesn’t...

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garbage sorting with preschoolers

The Surprising Benefits of Garbage Sorting and How to Get Started

February 28, 2023

Climate activist Greta Thunberg once said, “I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.” This is...

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reasons to let your preschooler ask all the questions

3 Reasons to Let Your Preschooler Ask ALL THE QUESTIONS

February 13, 2023

If you are the parent of or the caregiver to a preschooler, our next statement will not come as shock…...

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help your preschooler understand sustainability

6 Ways to Help Your Preschooler Understand Sustainability

January 30, 2023

Children have a natural attraction to and love of the outdoors. Spending time in nature helps children better understand the...

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surprising benefits of sensory bins for your preschooler

5 Surprising Benefits of Sensory Bins for Your Preschooler

January 17, 2023

If you are a regular follower of our blog (thank you!), you know we are firm believers that, as Fred...

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seasonal STEM activities

4 Seasonal STEM Activities to Keep Your Preschooler Busy Over the Holidays

January 3, 2023

The holiday season is upon us and even though moms, dads, and caregivers are busy prepping for parties and gift-giving,...

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life skills your child should know for pre-K readiness

5 Life Skills Your Child Should Know for Pre-K Readiness

December 20, 2022

As the time for entering pre-school draws near, it’s not just kids who experience a little anxiety. Ensuring your child...

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our favourite arts and crafts supplies for your preschooler

5 of Our Favourite Arts and Crafts Supplies Your Preschooler Will Love

September 13, 2022

Odds are high that crafting is an integral part of your preschool memories. Be truthful…how many macaroni necklaces did you...

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surprising ways the performing arts benefit your child's development

5 Surprising Ways the Performing Arts Benefit Your Pre-K Child

August 30, 2022

It’s easy to appreciate the value of the performing arts as an adult. We’ve all been emotionally moved at some...

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benefits of water play for preschoolers

6 Wonderful Benefits of Water Play for Preschoolers

August 16, 2022

Many see water play as something to occupy little ones during the summer months. We chart our children to pools...

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teaching your preschooler to read

Teaching Your Preschooler to Read: 6 Easy Tips You Can Try at Home

August 2, 2022

Dr. Seuss once famously wrote, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is...

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number games your preschooler will love

Here Are Our 5 Favorite Number Games Your Preschooler Will Love

July 19, 2022

As adults, it is easy to forget about the important role of play in developing preschoolers. It is through play...

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many benefits of outdoor play

The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play and 3 Activities Your Preschooler Will Love

July 5, 2022

Those of us of a “certain age” have heady memories of spending our weekends and summers entertained in outdoor play....

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numeracy skills

Numeracy Skills and Your Preschooler: How to Set the Stage for Their Success

June 21, 2022

Long before your child enters a formal classroom, they have developed some understanding of mathematical concepts through their everyday activities...

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sensory play for your preschooler

4 Surprising Benefits of Sensory Play for Your Preschooler

May 24, 2022

From scooping and sifting to splashing and squishing, preschoolers love experiencing the world through their senses. Whether touching, smelling, tasting,...

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language development

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Child’s Language Development

May 10, 2022

Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said, "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." His statement serves...

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ways to promote cognitive development in preschoolers

5 Ways to Promote Cognitive Development in Preschoolers

April 26, 2022

It’s a recurring theme here, the importance of play in childhood development…but one that bears repeating: Play is not something...

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ways you can support your child’s learning at home

3 Important Ways You Can Support Your Child’s Learning at Home

April 12, 2022

Parents and caregivers often assume that a child’s early education begins when they step into their classroom and ends when...

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fun activities to help build fine motor skills in your preschooler

6 Fun Activities to Help Build Fine Motor Skills in Your Preschooler

March 29, 2022

When you think of important facets of your child’s early education, motor skills may not be the first thing that...

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benefits of music in early childhood education

A Beneficial Melody: 4 Benefits of Music in Early Childhood Education

March 15, 2022

There are certain songs that carry with us the melody of childhood. Singing or hearing the ABC’s, Mary Had a...

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reasons an early childhood education can benefit your child’s life

5 Reasons an Early Childhood Education Can Change Your Child’s Life

March 1, 2022

There is often much debate on whether young children need to enter into a structured education program before kindergarten. After...

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ways to promote healthy physical development in your preschooler

Fun Ways to Promote Healthy Physical Development in Your Preschooler

February 15, 2022

Child development occurs at a breakneck speed…especially during the preschool years of ages 3 – 5. This includes physical, or...

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why music is critical in early childhood education

The Magic of the Melody: 5 Reasons Why Music is a Critical Component of Early Childhood Education

February 1, 2022

The power music has over us as humans is nothing new. People have understood the connection between melodies and the...

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gross motor development milestones

Gross Motor Development Milestones: What are They and Why Parents Should Be Paying Attention

January 18, 2022

From the moment a child is born, they begin to move, working to gain greater control over their bodies. The...

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simple craft projects your preschooler will love

6 Simple Craft Projects Your Preschooler Will Love

January 4, 2022

For children, there’s something undeniably intriguing about crafting. Perhaps it’s the novelty of creating something new from every day, household...

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improve your child’s hand-eye coordination

7 Activities That Can Start Improving Your Child’s Hand-Eye Coordination Today

December 14, 2021

Hand-eye coordination is one of those developmental milestones you’ve likely heard mentioned in parent-teacher meetings, but you may not know...

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evaluating Sydney childcare centres

9 Tips for Evaluating Sydney Childcare Centres

December 7, 2021

No decision feels as important as choosing the right childcare centre for your child. After all, these are the professionals...

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container baby syndrome

Container Baby Syndrome: Here’s What Parents Should Know

November 23, 2021

Anyone caring for an infant knows that sense of relief when you find a safe place to put them for...

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active learning in early childhood

An Explanation of Active Learning in Early Childhood and Activities to Promote Active Learning

November 9, 2021

Active learning is defined as learning in which a child, through interactions with objects, people, or new concepts, develops new...

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delaying your child's enrollment in preschool for 2022

Why You May Want to Consider Delaying Your Child’s Enrolment in Primary School for 2022

October 26, 2021

Each year when the time to enrol in school rolls around, parents of 4 ½ to 5 year old children...

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how to win the food war with a picky toddler

How to Win the Food War with a Picky Toddler

October 12, 2021

No greater power struggle has ever existed than that between a strong-willed toddler and concerned parents who fear their child...

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activities for each area of early childhood development

Games and Activities for Each of the 5 Areas of Developmental Learning

September 28, 2021

Early childhood is a time of rapid growth and learning for children. It is during these formative years they begin...

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kid-friendly activities to get their creative juices flowing

5 Kid-Friendly Activities to Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

September 14, 2021

Children are naturally curious about the world around them and inherently creative. Providing activities that nurture that creativity and spark...

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Interview on 2BS Radio with Lyn Connolly

Interview on 2BS Radio with Lyn Connolly

September 9, 2021

Interview on 2BS Radio with Lyn Connolly, in her role as President of ACA NSW, thanking all educators for their...

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Kaitlyn Lonard

Kaitlyn Lonard Nominated Supervisor Clovel Liverpool

September 3, 2021

Kaitlyn Lonard, Nominated Supervisor Clovel Liverpool featured in this Guardian article as she discusses her experience working as a frontline...

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science activities for preschool learners

The Importance of Scientific Principles in the Life a Preschool Child and 4 Activities to Nurture Scientific Minds

August 31, 2021

When we think of activities to engage our children, our minds often default to playing with toys, imaginative play, or...

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making nutrition fun for children

4 Tips for Making Nutrition Fun for Children

August 17, 2021

As parents or caregivers to young children, we’ve all been there—we slave away in the kitchen, making a nutrient dense...

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brain-body connection

The Brain-Body Connection: How Early Childhood Development and Long-term Health are Inextricably Connected

August 3, 2021

People are often surprised to learn how profoundly our early childhood experiences affect our health into adulthood. Researchers have realized...

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The Importance of Parental Perspective When Addressing Important Health Issues in Children

The Importance of Parental Perspective When Addressing Important Health Issues in the Nation’s Children

July 20, 2021

The health of a child is often a primary concern for parents beginning when they first learn they are pregnant....

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encourage healthy eating habits in children

8 Tips and Tricks to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Children

July 7, 2021

As parents, we try to offer our children the very best in every aspect of their lives—immersive learning experiences, fun...

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Clovel Childcare Featured On Channel 7 News

July 6, 2021

Clovel Childcare featured on Channel 7 news identifying how childcare centres are implementing hygiene practices and processes in line with...

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school readiness

School Readiness and What the Research Says Affects It May Surprise You

June 22, 2021

The subject of school readiness can be confusing for parents. Many assume readiness is a task that is mastered during...

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concept of safeguarding children

The Difficult but Tremendously Important Concept of Safeguarding Children

June 8, 2021

Child abuse is a difficult subject to discuss. For many, it’s a difficult subject to even think about. Yet, as...

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ways to stay calm when your child throws a tantrum

8 Ways to Stay Cool When Your Child Blows Their Top

May 25, 2021

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Finalist for the 2021 NSW Medium Employer of the Year Award

Clovel Childcare and Early Learning: Finalist for the 2021 NSW Medium Employer of the Year Award

May 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Clovel Childcare and Early Learning Centres has been selected as one of three state...

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set your child up for a lifetime of healthy eating

Want to Set Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating? Let Them Play with Their Food!

May 11, 2021

According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW), poor diet and obesity are two of the greatest concerns...

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balloon experiment

Balloon Experiment

May 7, 2021

For any more information, call Clovel Childcare and Early Learning Centre, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. For...

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dental hygiene

Dental Hygiene

May 3, 2021

At Clovel we teach the children the importance of dental hygiene in a number of ways. We have a dentist...

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daily affirmations

Daily Affirmations

April 30, 2021

We do Affirmations daily at Clovel with the children, to help promote positive self confidence and awareness to themselves. We...

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the dangers of excessive screen time for preschool learners

The Dangers of Excessive Screen Time for Preschool Learners: How to Ditch the Screen for Old Fashioned Play

April 27, 2021

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you know how highly we regard play in the development of...

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learning with playdough

Learning with Playdough Sydney Childcare Centre

April 26, 2021

Playdough is a versatile material that plays an important part in the children's fine motor, sensory, manipulative and constructive development....

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kindy bootcamp

Kindy Bootcamp: The Truth Behind the Popular Education Technique for Young Learners

April 13, 2021

As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our children. We want to provide them with every opportunity to...

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play-based learning ideas

Play-based Learning: 5 Ideas for the Little One you Love

March 30, 2021

If you are a regular reader of our little blog—(thank you!)—you know how often we tout the importance of play....

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wheelbarrow letter hunt

Wheelbarrow Letter Hunt

March 24, 2021

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY! As part of Clovel's I Love Reading program, the children link their interest in outdoor play to...

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defusing temper tantrums

Defusing Temper Tantrums: How to Help When a Toddler Tantrum is in Full Swing

March 16, 2021

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, or what level of education you received—there is something about watching...

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granville's morning routine

Granville’s Morning Routine

March 9, 2021

At Clovel Granville we embed and showcase the children's sense of independence through elements on their arrival and through activities...

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daily affirmations

Daily Affirmations at Clovel Childcare

March 3, 2021

We do Affirmations daily at Clovel with the children, to help promote positive self confidence and awareness to themselves. We...

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what is play based learning

What is Play Based Learning & Why is it So Important?

March 2, 2021

Parents often dismiss play time for children as a sort of break from learning. Perhaps this is because we associate...

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preschool activities and child development

Preschool Activities & Child Development: How Are They Connected?

February 16, 2021

Oh, the magic that lives in the preschool mind! While you may sometimes tire of the never-ending stream of questions...

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active learning

The Importance of Active Learning: Let preschoolers move AND learn

January 19, 2021

If you have a preschooler in your life, you likely know just how much they move. Many days, it may...

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ways to encourage speech development in preschoolers

Use Your Voice! Fun Ways to Encourage Speech Development in Preschoolers

January 5, 2021

As parents or caregivers to young children, we know the importance of preparing our children for school. Preschool plays a...

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Preschool Activities That Affect Child Development

Preschool Activities That Affect Child Development: What You Should Know

December 21, 2020

It is not uncommon for people to think of preschool as nothing more than glorified babysitting, yet nothing could be...

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fine motor skills development

Fine Motor Skills: Why They’re Important and How You Can Help Develop Them in Your Preschooler

December 8, 2020

As parents, there are an infinite number of activities you share with your child that help him or her prepare...

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preschool and the importance of play

Preschool and the Importance of Play

November 24, 2020

When choosing the best preschool for your child, you’ve likely considered endless factors: educational philosophies, teacher experience and curricula. But,...

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naidoc week


November 23, 2020

Throughout this week at Clovel we have been celebrating NAIDOC week. A celebration held across Australia each year observing the...

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science experiments

Science Experiments Clovel Childcare Ryde

November 20, 2020

Continue reading Science Experiments Clovel Childcare Ryde

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diwali light festival

Diwali Light Festival

November 16, 2020

At Clovel we embed our Multicultural program into a variety of activities. As part of Clovel’s multicultural program we celebrated...

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early childhood education

Access to Education in Early Childhood: Does it Matter?

November 10, 2020

As parents, providing a well rounded childhood for our children is of utmost importance. Balancing education, play and opportunities for...

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motivation leads to self-confident kids

How Motivation Leads to Self-Confident Kids

October 27, 2020

Like adults, children also need motivation to feel encouraged and inspired. To continue encouraging children, it is necessary for parents...

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Sun Safety

October 19, 2020

At Clovel, we embed sun safety into our daily fundamental skills program. The educators at the centre emphasise the importance...

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dear zoo

Dear Zoo Clovel Childcare Puppet Performance

October 16, 2020

As part of Clovel's performing arts program the children use wooden puppets to perform to their peers. Dramatic play is...

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building blocks

How Kids Can Benefit From Building Blocks

October 13, 2020

Building blocks is one of the best educational toys for toddlers that develops multiple skills in a child. It's a...

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learning sign language

Learning Sign Language

October 12, 2020

 At Clovel as part of our early learning program, the children engage in a range of different inclusive activities,...

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loose parts childcare activity

Loose Parts Childcare Activity

October 9, 2020

 As part of our early learning program the children at Clovel engage in the use of Loose Parts. Loose...

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learning with toy trains

Learning with Toy Trains

October 5, 2020

 At Clovel, we embed our children's interest into our early learning program. We incorporate number sequencing as the children...

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what's in the box

What’s in the Box?

October 1, 2020

 What's in the Box is a sensory activity where the children explore different objects through sense of touch sight...

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role of physical literacy in early childhood learning

The Role of Physical Literacy in Early Childhood Learning

September 29, 2020

When compared to earlier generations, current ones lead a far more sedentary lifestyle not just in Australia but across the...

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connection between fine motor skills and writing

The Connection between Fine Motor Skills and Writing

September 15, 2020

Developing fine motor skills is a critical developmental milestone for children, especially when it comes to writing. There are a...

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Happy Father’s Day

September 6, 2020

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impact of helicopter parenting

The Impact of Helicopter Parenting

September 1, 2020

Are you too focused on your child? There is a term for that and it was The term "helicopter parent"...

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helping kids with the transition back to school after covid-19

Helping Kids with the Transition back to School after Covid-19

August 18, 2020

What if my friend holds my hand while playing? What if a child tries to hug me? With most states...

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help your child transition to school post-pandemic

Tips To Help Your Child Transition To School Post-Pandemic

August 4, 2020

While it is quite challenging to believe, we have been in social distancing mode for months now on account of...

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child’s social skills post the pandemic lockdown

Concerned About Your Child’s Social Skills Post The Pandemic-Related Lockdown?

July 21, 2020

Parents are rightfully concerned about their children and how they will react to extended social distancing requirements. The COVID-19 pandemic...

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castle hill outdoor play

Castle Hill Outdoor Play

July 20, 2020

As part of Clovel's Munch and Move program, the children enjoy physical activity with their friends. Our outdoor play program...

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Lyn's message on CCS

Lyn’s Message On CCS

July 8, 2020

Listen to Lyn Connolly, Clovel Childcare Owner Operator, as she discusses the latest Federal Government changes introduced to the early...

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hesitating to send your toddler back to preschool

Hesitating to Send your Toddler Back to Preschool – Here Are Some Things to Consider

July 7, 2020

Social interaction, education, and a nurturing environment are essential for a child’s overall health. Being cooped up inside a house...

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washing babies

Washing Babies

July 3, 2020

At Clovel our children care for and wash their baby dolls during dramatic play. This develops their self-help skills, health...

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government winding down free childcare

Concern over government winding down ‘free’ childcare

June 26, 2020

Close to 200,000 families are facing a huge financial black hole when the government winds up ‘free’ child care next...

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socialisation for kids

Socialisation for Kids and Why It is So Relevant

June 23, 2020

Children of all ages can benefit significantly when they are correctly socialised, and this is an essential and healthy aspect...

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story time ambulance

Story Time ‘Ambulance’

June 19, 2020

Join us for "STORY TIME" every Wednesday at 11am. Today for story time we are listening to ‘Ambulance’. Listen to...

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the ten terrible dinosaurs

Story Time ‘The Ten Terrible Dinosaurs’

June 12, 2020

Join us for "STORY TIME" every Wednesday at 11am. Today for story time we are listening to ‘The Ten Terrible...

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socialisation for children after self-isolation

Getting Back to Normal – Socialisation for Children after Self-Isolation

June 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our everyday lives. People are forced to stay home and isolate...

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cutting with scissors for children

Cutting with Scissors for Children

June 5, 2020

As part of our early learning program, the children engage in cutting which is a part of fine motor development....

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balloon volleyball childcare activity from home

Balloon Volleyball Childcare Activity from Home

June 2, 2020

Struggling to keep your children entertained at home? Follow the instructions in the video above so they can experience either...

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counting with paper hands

Counting with Paper Hands Childcare Activity

May 29, 2020

Try ‘Counting with Paper Hands’ at home! Extend on your child’s numerical and number recognition skills with this easy activity...

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keep the kids entertained while social distancing

How To Keep The Kids Entertained While Social Distancing

May 26, 2020

Families around the globe are slowly getting frustrated with the lockdown and the laws that are in place to avoid...

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josh and the woo woo

Clovel Story Time ‘Josh and the Woo Woo’

May 22, 2020

Join us for STORY TIME every Wednesday at 11am. Today for story time we are listening to ‘Josh and the...

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create a road tunnel at home

Clovel’s Create A Road Tunnel At Home With Your Children

May 19, 2020

 An easy activity to do at home with your children is to create a road tunnel! Your child can...

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three cheeky monkeys singalong

3 Cheeky Monkeys Singalong

May 15, 2020

Join in today as we sing ‘Three Cheeky Monkeys.’ We have a special guest in today’s song, Mr Crocodile! Send...

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Local Business Awards 2020

Local Business Awards 2020

May 12, 2020

We are humbled by the support from our Clovel community and would greatly appreciate it if you took the time...

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easy ways to explain self-distancing to your toddler

Easy Ways to Explain Self-Distancing To Your Toddler

May 12, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing in an unabated manner, we live in times where social distancing has become necessary. This...

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mothers day 2020

Mother’s Day Clovel Childcare 2020

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mum's, Grandma's and carers who love and nurture their children with unconditional love....

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clovel childcare home activity beading

Clovel Childcare Home Activity Beading

May 5, 2020

A great activity that everyone can try at home is Beading using Fruit Loops or other items you have at...

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maintain positivity in your children during self-isolation

How To Maintain Positivity In Your Children During Self-Isolation

April 28, 2020

Children begin to perceive changes in their immediate surroundings as soon as they come into this world. And by the...

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we're going on an egg hunt

We’re Going On An Egg Hunt

April 24, 2020

Join us for STORY TIME every Wednesday at 11am. Today for story time we are listening to "We're going on...

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Clovel home activity - literacy letters

Clovel Home Activity – Literacy Letters

April 21, 2020

 Try Literacy Letters at home! Extend on your child’s letter recognition and word formation skills with this easy activity...

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easter egg surprise

Clovel Story Time – Easter Egg Surprise

April 17, 2020

Join us for STORY TIME every Wednesday at 11am. Today for story time we are listening to ‘Easter Egg Surprise’....

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helping children get through self isolation

Helping Children Get Through Self-Isolation

April 14, 2020

With families across Australia being compelled to stay indoors and self-isolate themselves, many parents find that working from home isn’t...

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gas balloon activity

Home Activity – Gas Balloon Activity

April 7, 2020

A great ACTIVITY that everyone can try AT HOME is the exciting Science Experiment: ‘Making a Gas Balloon.’ Follow the...

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outdoor yoga activity childcare centre activity castle hill

Outdoor Yoga Activity Childcare Centre Activity Castle Hill

April 7, 2020

 As part of our physical education program, the children regularly engage in yoga. Yoga is a perfect exercise program...

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Lyn Connolly on 2GB with Ben Fordham

Lyn Connolly, Clovel Childcare Owner Operator on 2GB with Ben Fordham

March 31, 2020

Listen to Lyn Connolly, Clovel Childcare Owner Operator & ACANSW President Live on 2GB with Ben Fordham Advocating for the...

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activities to keep children busy with during self-isolation

Activities to Keep Children Busy With During Self-Isolation

March 31, 2020

Given the Covid-19 situation and the risk it poses, Australian families now have to self-isolate themselves and their families to...

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finding nemo book project

Finding Nemo Book Project Granville Merrylands Childcare Centre

March 27, 2020

As part of Clovel’s preschool program, the children engage in Literacy activities through ‘Book Projects’. Our current book project is...

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easel painting activity

Easel Painting Activity Granville Merrylands Clovel Childcare

March 20, 2020

As part of our early learning program, the children are encouraged to engage in easel painting which is an essential...

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st patrick's day 2020

St Patrick’s Day 2020

March 18, 2020

Happy St Patrick's Day! Clovel had a visit from a very special Leprechaun who located a pot of gold under...

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creative learning and development for children

Creative Learning And Development For Children

March 17, 2020

The preschool years of your child can be an incredibly imaginative phase in their life. The more you encourage their...

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fine motor development

Fine Motor Development

March 10, 2020

As part of our early learning program, the children engage in fine motor development which is essential in learning to...

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kindergarten mud open ended activities

Kindergarten Mud Open Ended Activities

March 6, 2020

Children are using their own thinking process to come up with different ideas. It is very important for their mental...

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appreciating early childcare educators

Appreciating Early Childcare Educators

March 3, 2020

Every parent knows that raising a child is almost an overwhelming challenge. While we have access to resources that parents...

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goop sensory play

Goop Sensory Play

March 3, 2020

As part of our early learning program, the children enjoy playing with goop during sensory play! Goop is a softer...

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bush kinder preschool program counting chart activity

Bush Kinder Preschool Program Counting Chart Activity

February 28, 2020

At Clovel, we embed Bush Kinder into our Educational Program through a variety of activities. Bush kinder is a space...

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caring for skittles the rabbit sydney preschool

Caring for Skittles the Rabbit Sydney Preschool

February 25, 2020

Here at Clovel, as a part of our preschool program, we teach and show the children how to take care...

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spinach and ricotta puff healthy eating video

Spinach and Ricotta Puff Healthy Eating Video Clovel Childcare Granville

February 18, 2020

At Clovel, as part of our Munch and Move program we embed healthy eating into our preschool program through a...

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play ideas that can encourage your toddler to talk

Play Ideas That Can Encourage Your Toddler To Talk

February 18, 2020

Toddlers are at a stage where they are beginning to learn and master languages. As a parent or adult who...

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Valentine's Day at Clovel Childcare

Valentine’s Day at Clovel Childcare

February 14, 2020

Clovel’s philosophy "It’s all about the love" means that we all, from our management team, our educators and our children,...

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I Love Reading Spelling with Playdough Activity

ILR Spelling with Playdough Childcare Activity

February 11, 2020

 As part of our Literacy program, Clovel children engage in the I Love Reading program. The children learn a...

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sydney childcare centre maths video

Sydney Childcare Centre Maths Video

February 7, 2020

Math is a vital part of our lives and we all use it every day. Your child by instinct begins...

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Staff Turnover And Why It Matters At A Childcare Centre

February 4, 2020

One of the many parental responsibilities include finding the perfect childcare for your little one(s). There are many factors to...

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Literacy Program

February 4, 2020

At Clovel, we believe that books and reading should be an essential part of childhood. Clovel’s literacy program is not...

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Numeracy program at Clovel Childcare

Numeracy Program at Clovel Childcare

January 31, 2020

We at Clovel Childcare and Early Learning Centre, provide a very nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. For...

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Science Program at Clovel Childcare

Science Program at Clovel Childcare

January 28, 2020

One aspect of learning through play that the children love is Science. Learning through science will stimulate your child’s imagination...

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Australia Day National Anthem Performance

Australia Day National Anthem Performance Sydney Childcare

January 27, 2020

At Clovel, we teach our children about the beautiful land on which we live. Our children understand that Australia is...

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Clovel Chefs | Our Children Made A Delicious Vanilla Cake

January 24, 2020

Hands-on cooking helps children develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. The act of following a recipe can...

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sydney childcare centre three pigs drama performance

Sydney Childcare Centre Three Pigs Drama Performance

January 21, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, with out further ado, we invite you to press play and watch "The Three Little Pigs", a...

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Is Handwriting Really Crucial for Children in A Digital Era?

January 21, 2020

Would you remember the numerous hours spent as a child during the summer holidays bent over lined notebooks? Tracing letters...

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Performing Arts Program

January 17, 2020

At Clovel, we recognize the importance of a child having the confidence, self-esteem and the sense of self-worth. Check out...

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Bee Bot Video Clovel Childcare Ryde STEAM Concepts

January 14, 2020

 At Clovel we embed STEAM into our Preschool Program through a variety of activities. One of these activities is...

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Sydney Childcare Centre Pyjama Day

January 10, 2020

Our Clovel Castle Hill centre celebrated Pyjama Day where the children were invited to come to school in their pyjamas...

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Why Parents Need to Read Stories To Their Children

January 7, 2020

Talking, singing and sharing stories regularly is beneficial to the overall development of your child in many different ways. While...

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2019 New Years Eve Achievements Clovel Childcare

December 31, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our incredible children, families and educators! 2019 has been a wonderful year for Clovel! A...

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How Music Benefits Children – Clovel Childcare Wentworthville

December 31, 2019

 At Clovel, we embed our Performing Arts program into a variety of activities. Music is incorporated through song, rhythm...

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2019 Educators of the Year Clovel Childcare

December 30, 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful Educators who received an award this year. Your commitment and dedication to providing the best care...

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Help Your Preschooler Develop Literacy The Right Way

December 24, 2019

Literacy development is a crucial aspect of your child’s development. It’s the basis for performing well academically, managing money and...

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how to build a scarecrow

How To Build A Scarecrow

December 23, 2019

Our children built a scarecrow for our sensory garden! The children enjoyed working together using handfuls of straw to fill...

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rudolph the red nose reindeer childcare performance

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Childcare Performance

December 19, 2019

RUDOLPH PERFORMANCE! Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful children, parents and educators. We thank each and every one of...

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excellence in early childhood education awards

Excellence in 2019 Early Childhood Education Awards

December 18, 2019

We had a fabulous night celebrating the Excellence in 2019 Early Childhood Education Awards and were very honoured to take...

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Blacktown Animal Holding Facility

Blacktown Animal Holding Facility Visit

December 17, 2019

Blacktown Animal Holding Facility visits Clovel Childcare! Jacqueline, Companion Animal Education Officer taught the children how dogs communicate with us,...

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aspects that shape the development of your child

Aspects That Shape The Development Of Your Child

December 10, 2019

Your child's growth needs to include various aspects of their life. While physical growth is a vital and visible aspect,...

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Morocco Multicultural Day

December 3, 2019

 As part of our multicultural program the children role play catching a plane to Morocco, draw henna, create pottery...

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How You Can Use Loose Parts To Unleash Creativity in Children

November 26, 2019

Children have creative capacities we can hardly imagine. Like a painter, they visualise something different than a common eye catches....

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Special News Liverpool

November 19, 2019

Here at Clovel we pride ourselves on creating a sense of belonging, so as part of our Early Learning Program,...

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Childcare Centre Physical Activity

November 12, 2019

At Clovel, we ensure our children spend time outdoors promoting a healthy active lifestyle. Physical activity is an integral element...

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Diwali Hindu Festival of Lights Clovel Childcare

November 8, 2019

At Clovel we embed our Multicultural program into a variety of activities. As part of this we celebrated the Hindu...

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goldilocks and the three bears

Childcare Centre Drama Performance Goldilocks And The Three Bears

November 5, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we invite you to press play and watch "Goldilocks and The Three Bears", a...

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happy halloween

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! The children had a fun-filled day enjoying different halloween themed activities including making mummies during arts and craft,...

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The Importance of Math Skills For Pre-schoolers

October 29, 2019

When you send your child to a preschool, you are preparing them for their elementary education. Maths skills learned in...

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Sydney Childcare Centre Science Experiments

Sydney Childcare Centre Science Experiments

October 22, 2019

As part of our science program, the children love participating in science experiments. Science is all about exploration and discovery...

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Emotional Wellness 1

Emotional Wellbeing Childcare Activity

October 15, 2019

At Clovel, we understand that self-regulation is essential to overall health. An activity that deepens their emotional intelligence is 'I...

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Preschool Sensory Garden

Preschool Sensory Garden

October 9, 2019

From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world...

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Maths Preschool Activity

Maths Preschool Activity

October 8, 2019

At Clovel we embed our Mathematics program in a variety of activities. Mathematics is the building block for everything in...

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science in early childhood education

The Role That Science Has To Play In Early Childhood Education

September 30, 2019

There is a growing recognition and understanding of the power of early thinking and learning in children. Most educators and...

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child development

Understanding What Child Development And The Related Milestones Are

September 24, 2019

Child development is the formative period during which a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social abilities develop. This period continues...

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i love reading

I Love Reading Literacy Preschool Activity

September 24, 2019

As part of our Literacy program, Clovel children engage in the I Love Reading program. The children learn a different...

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national educator's day

National Educator’s Day!

September 17, 2019

 Happy National Educators Day to all of our wonderful Clovel Childcare Educators. In the castle of Clovel our King...

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Father's Day Present

Father’s Day Present

September 17, 2019

 Triple the love for this special Clovel Dad! The children gifted their Dad's with a pot plant to symbolise...

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play-based learning

What Is The Play-Based Learning Concept All About?

September 3, 2019

Generally, words like goal, structure, and organisation are commonly used in the corporate world, but now they are a part...

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most outstanding business person of the year

Congratulations! Lyn Connolly, Owner Operator of Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centres

August 27, 2019

Congratulations to Lyn Connolly, owner operator of Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centres for winning 'Most Outstanding Business Person Of...

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Tips To Prepare Your Child For Preschool

August 20, 2019

Preparing yourself and your child for preschool is no less than a test for you. You wonder how your little...

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fire brigade visit

Fire Brigade Visit

August 13, 2019

This month our Clovel centres have been focusing on fire safety. As part of our educational program the Fire Fighters...

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creativity and arts for young children

Which Life Skills Can Young Children Learn Through Creativity And The Arts

August 6, 2019

Children are a curious and inquisitive lot and love to enjoy every moment doing and creating something they love. They...

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finger painting letters

Finger Painting Letters

July 30, 2019

At Clovel, we embed our literacy program into a variety of activities including art and craft. One of these activities...

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imaginative play for children

The Importance Of Imaginative Play For Children

July 23, 2019

Playing is an integral part of childhood, but imaginative play is critical for the development of a child's emotional, physical,...

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spreading the love

Spreading the Love

July 16, 2019

At Clovel, our philosophy is rooted by love. Our belief "if you're getting the loving right, everything else will follow"...

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How Children Learn in Their Early Years

July 9, 2019

Right from birth, our children learn by exploring and playing in stimulating and safe environments. Their key relationships help them...

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wombat stew

Wombat Stew Preschool Performance

July 2, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, with out further ado, we invite you to press play and watch “Wombat Stew", a play brought...

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How To Promote Positive Nutritional Habits In Children

June 25, 2019

Healthy eating and healthy living often go together. Nurturing healthy eating habits in your children can go a long way...

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Paper Plate Number Puzzle Preschool Numeracy Activity

Paper Plate Number Puzzle Preschool Numeracy Activity

June 18, 2019

As part of Clovel's sustainability program we repurpose reusable objects and incorporate them into our preschool program. Paper plate number...

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physical activity

How Physical Activity Can Help Children’s Mental And Physical Growth

June 11, 2019

When children are engaged in activity every day, they remain physically and mentally healthy. Staying active is essential for healthy...

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Recycled Box Cars Childcare Centre Sustainability Activity

Recycled Box Cars Childcare Centre Sustainability Activity

June 4, 2019

  RECYCLED BOX CARS | As part of Clovel's sustainability program we repurpose reusable objects and incorporate them into our...

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Sydney Childcare Centre Dance Class

Sydney Childcare Centre Dance Class

June 4, 2019

Meet our new Dance Teacher, Emma, who has been working with the children on rhythm and beat! The children have...

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math skills for pre-schoolers

Why Math Skills Are Important For Pre-Schoolers

May 28, 2019

Math skills taught during preschool education are specifically designed to provide children the solid foundation they require to succeed in...

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Coloured Ball Box

May 21, 2019

As part of our brain linkage program, our babies love throwing coloured balls into the ball box. This develops their...

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Mother’s Day

May 13, 2019

This Mother’s Day our children express why they love their Mum and why she is so special! Happy Mother’s Day...

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Boy Playing Hopscotch Activity

How early learning benefits children, families society

May 16, 2018

This article by discusses how quality early learning benefits not only your child but families and our wider society...

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Clovel Baby Program

Moving from cot to bed

May 16, 2018

This article by highlights important tips to help your child make the move from cot to bed. The bedtime...

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5 benefits of early childhood education

May 16, 2018

This article by highlights 5 benefits of early childhood education and outlines that the best early childhood education centres...

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Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Australian Small Business Champion Awards

May 9, 2018

Clovel Childcare were chosen as National 'Champion Childcare' out of 23 finalists at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Lyn...

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Clovel Phsyical Activity Program

Are your children getting enough exercise?

April 11, 2018

According to this article published by the University of Western Australia 66 per cent of children aged between two and...

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Clovel Childcare Toddler Writing Activity

Australian Childcare Alliance, NSW

February 22, 2018

In addition to overseeing the successful Clovel group of centres Lyn Connolly is the current President of the Australian Childcare...

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Early Childhood Education Week Awards

Early Childhood Education Week Awards

February 22, 2018

Clovel Childcare & Early Learning Centre educators enjoy participating in the annual Early Childhood Education Week.  Each year the culmination...

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