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Tips to Encourage Physical Activity

In today’s world, it’s important to keep your children physically active. Involving them in physical activity can not only help to improve their physical health but their mental health too. Such activities also work towards relieving boredom and meeting new people and making new friends is always important for children, in order to further develop […]

The Four Benefits of Art in a Child’s Early Learning Experience

While many people perceive art as simply a pastime for children, it can actually be an extremely important activity for many children. For some, it is a crucial creative outlet which enhances imaginative growth as well as many other things. As your child explores and experiments to their greatest extent, art aids to enhance their […]

June Blog Piece from Kisie

Hello Everyone, My name is Kisie Sharp and I am one of two fully qualified teachers here at Karana Early Education Centre who run the Kindy program. I work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and my co-teacher is Victoria Keniry who works Thursday and Fridays. There have been some conversations lately about how we run the […]

4 Tips to Inculcate Healthy Eating Habits

At Eskay Kids, a kindergarten in Springfield we emphasise the importance of good eating habits. A large number of children love to gorge on unhealthy food, this is a known fact. And, it becomes a herculean task to get them to eat healthy food as they often become fussy with their food. Parents play a […]

Help Your Young Children Reduce Screen Time

The technological revolution has led to many positive changes that we observe almost everyday. Such as, an easy spread of worldwide news, connectivity like never before and for children learning new things in new technological ways. However, as we consider it a blessing, there are equally as many negatives that go along with it. The […]

4 Reasons Why Reading is SO Important for Children

Reading has emerged an important activity that goes a long way in sharpening the brain. An ideal family day care must place a strong emphasis on reading. Effective reading skills can help a child perform better academically in the sense of developing their vocabulary, listening, reading and writing skills while also enhancing their imagination and […]

A New Spark …….. has ignited

Hi there, I’m Peta and I’m one of the Lead Educators at Karana Early Education Centre.  I wanted to share with you what’s been happening over the last few weeks here and I guess it’s safe to say that I’m just a little bit excited.  Or maybe the more appropriate word is inspired. You see….. […]


Focus: Howard Gardner – The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences The first theories on child development began to emerge in the 19th century with the publication of the work of Sigmund Freud, who based his theory on work undertaken with patients suffering from mental illness. Soon after, during the 20th century, theorists such as Jean Piaget, […]

5 Important Things Children Need to Learn at Kindy

As you start nurturing your child, there are many ways in which they will start to learn and grow. In saying this, it’s not universal, every child is different and develops in different ways and at different speeds. While your child will become increasingly eager to learn new things, it can be a huge help […]


Do you remember that special natural place you played in as a child? Under the house ….. In the back yard ….. On the beach ….. Down by the creek? Do you remember the joys of a muddy puddle? The excitement of playing in the rain? Looking at a butterfly? Watching ants? Making up games? ….. Believing that anything is possible? At Eskay Kids, authentic childhoods are our specialty!