Sandra has worked in early education for many years, working in all roles to Centre Manager. Sandra holds an Advanced Diploma in Cert 4 in Training and Assessment. As a mum of two young children, both now in school, Sandra prides herself on getting the small things right. At Piptree the children begin to blossom with our unique balanced education a...nd care. Whilst engaging children in developmentally appropriate activities, the children are cared and loved like our own which supports strong well being and identity. More

Christmas News

xmas party
We are gearing up for a fantastic party Friday 14th our Christmas Party 3:30pm-5:30pm. We have farm animals and sea animals to cuddle, touch and learn from, activities galore and performances from our room reciting many Christmas traditional songs and some not so traditional. We wish everyone a beautiful Christmas break, we gave a wonderful graduation for our 55 kindergarten children who are start...
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Family News

​I wish to take a quick moment to ensure with the holiday season soon upon us that we keep in mind families that are not as fortunate, please keep bringing along toiletries, food staples, clothing and gifts, it has been amazing so far, two full wagons of supplies, but much more is needed, please leave your donations around the Christmas tree in the foyer. This weeks news is from Pips, thankyou and...
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Family News

Christmas 2018
Well its looking and feeling a lot like Christmas!! The kindergarten children from Poppies One and Two will be having a graduation party on the 30th November, many of our kindergarten children are staying on until the 25th of January, from the next week they will be the Preps of 2019. We wish all our families the very best and are only a phone call away for continued help and support!!  Our C...
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Family Updates

The year is quickly passing, there are several events at the service, schools and your workplaces no doubt that will be occurring. Please note I try and provide the most notice to all our events and publish details as they come to hand, we would love for you to follow us on Facebook as well, as this is able to have different photos and the like and quick information sharing.  We have had most...
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Family News

What a beautiful Diwali celebration is happening at Piptree and our community, the children are all so excited!! Up and coming events include the Kindergarten Graduation on the 30th November for all children in Poppies One and Two, 5pm starting time. Graduation is not the last day of kindergarten though, the last day is the 25th January 2019, the last Friday before the school term for most sc...
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Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten of yester year
We welcome all our Poppies One and Two children to the Kindergarten Graduation. We ask that the children be wearing a white top and each family bring in a plate of food to share. Meals must be nut free. We will also be providing food and drinks, photography, certificates and entertainment!! Will be a great evening!! Kindergarten Children usually continue to attend until the 25th January 2019, your...
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Christmas Photos

Christmas Photos 15th November
Our Annual Christmas Photos are on again, Thursday November 15th is the date, we are booking in from 9am currently and can go after school for the sibling shoots. You will be sent two beautiful images, with an amazing background and professional photographer for $27. Skip the ques at the shops and support the local business-   www. lifeinbloomphotography .com.au We are taking bookings from 9a...
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Diwali Celebrations

Loose parts play
We welcome all our families to come along for traditional music and activities. 
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Date Claimers!!

8.11.2018
 We would love to say a big thankyou to Aman and Rashmi, who are now off for different adventures! We wish them the very best, and thank them so very much for all their love and effort within Piptree!! We will always have the door open for them to pop back in to say HI! Date Claimers Below-  "Tis the season of busy" Diwali Party, please bring a plate of vegetarian food for the 8th Novemb...
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Weekly Family News

Karen and Steve Tyrrell
Our Christmas Appeal is taking off, please we ask that each family bring along quality used clothing, tin food, non perishable food items, Christmas gifts for boys and girls, cleaning supplies, toileting items, dog, cat and pet food, other items which you would love to receive yourself. This items will be giving to Helping Hands charity and will provide a Christmas of love and support.   Thes...
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Weekly Family News

love
Christmas is coming, there is no getting around it, with 10 weeks to go!!  We have our annual community Christmas Appeal, gathering food items, toiletries, gifts, children's toys, canned supplies and homewares for the less fortunate. The supplies are all given to Goodna Helping Hands who not only provide meals and accommodation for the homeless, they support numerous community projects within...
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Weekly Family News

Special
Good Afternoon, Its very busy here at Kindy but the children are having so much fun, please visit our Facebook page for their adventures!! Important Update- Please ensure you Childs vaccinations are up to date, this can be done simply by using the free APP-  https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/vaccidate/id891579530?mt=8 Your immunisation matters for health of your child and to ensure your Ce...
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Family Weekly News

Love of Strawberry
We all hope that this finds you and your family well and happy!! We have exciting times ahead with Nutrition Week 15th-19th October,  Diwali celebrations , Kindness Day 13th Nov, Universal Children's Day 20th, Kindergarten graduation on 30th November and Centre wide Christmas Party on the 15th December.   Earlier today I sent our re-enrolment forms as we need to confirm bookings for next...
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Yoga

love
Did you know we have extra curricular activities coming to the service? Each week on a Tuesday is Tennis program- please email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Physikids is a multi- disciplinary sports program this runs two classes on a Wednesday, one for younger children and one for older children- Teesh Jelinek Physi kids Instructor 0414 559 997 (head office) www.physikids.com.au Physikids ...
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Kindness is Powerful

love and acceptance
Our weekly news- our words matter. Sometimes we as parents need to be mindful of the words we say in front of our children, or the words that they hear from the TV, ipads, shopping centres ect. We need children to learn the right way from us, not using words such as yucky, stinky or talking negative about differences. We have beautiful little children in our care, and even at four years old we are...
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Strawberry Support

Strawberry Love
Strawberry Support Day Thursday the 27th September  Our blossom children are well aware of what is going on in the news with their beloved fruit. Together with their teachers, Rina and Rashmi they wish to have a Strawberry Day, they would love all our families to bring in a dish/plate of food using strawberries to show their support for the farmers and to bring kindness and empathy into the w...
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Menu Ideas

love at first sight
​Nearly that time where we are changing the menu again, if you have any thoughts and ideas it would be appreciated, please see below our most recent menu. and yes the children eat better than most adults!   Download PDF File Here
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Weekly Family News

Poppies at Play
​Good Morning,  Please find enclosed the news from Poppies One and Two. We have  said a sad see you later to Miss Aman, our kindergarten teacher in Poppies One. She was fortunate enough to have a position now at Warrigal Road State School, so many of our beautiful children will continue seeing her at their "Big School". Hairdresser is coming this Thursday the 20th Long Weekend Octob...
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Piptree Family News

Blossoming
R U OK? Day – Thursday September 13… Today is National R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, "Are you ok?" and support those struggling with life . Taking part can be as simple as learning R U OK?'s four steps so you can have a conversation that could change a life. Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care...
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Weekly Family News

We are blossoming here at the service, we are changing our outdoor area and in this week will be updating our gardens and sandpits! We are going to be adding our worm form, compost bins, vegetables and fruit trees!! The children are having a ball and its only day one. Spring here we come!! Just Hair Do's our local hairdresser is coming Thursday the 20th. Hair cuts are $10 each, cash payable at cen...
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Weekly News

Beautiful times
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Kindergarten Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation
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Weekly Family News

Imagination is just the beginning
This week hear from the Pips and Sprouts 3 Creative Art allow children to explore, experiment and create in their own unique way. Fostering creativity helps children develop mentally, socially and emotionally. When inspired to think in creative ways and exposed to innovative play ideas, Pips create according to their own interests, which makes the experiences more meaningful. Benefits of Creative ...
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Lego has released a report regarding Play

We all know the iconic brand and how much the children love lego,  The LEGO® brand name, created in 1932, is based on the Danish term, Leg Godt, meaning 'play well' and reflects our deep commitment to inspire and develop children through play. Play is an integral aspect of how young children learn. It also gives children opportunities to make friends, and have fun with their families. Even in...
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Winter Vacation Care

Planets
Vacation Care Coming Soon- Register Now!! We are opening the bookings now for vacation care!!  The next vacation care for school children is from the 24th September through to the 5th October. If you need vacation care or your family or friend does please ask them to book in ASAP as places are strictly limited. Vacation care is open to all school aged children, it doesn't matter which school ...
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Fathers Day Afternoon Tea

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Up and Coming Events

Beauty
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A week in review for Buds One

Fun in the Winter sun
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Sunnybank Information Evening

Smiles all round
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Piptree Family News

Smiles all round
Pips Newsletter: July 2018 Lunar Eclipse Edition In the month of July, before the imminent event of the earth's shadow came between the moon and the sun, Pips have been very busy and participated in numerous Centre activities including NAIDOC, Grandparents Day, Ocean Life and PhysiKids. In the Pips room on a daily basis, young Pips enjoy reading books, playing balls, building blocks, painting, pap...
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Prep Transition News

Get set for Prep
​From our local school Warrigal Road, it was an interesting night on the 18th July. For our families that could not make the information night, please find enclosed the handouts and the information shared. Thank you again for your support.  The resources below are by no means definitive, however the stronger the platform for the transition to school the higher success rate. We hope your child...
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Weekly Family News

Grandparents Afternoon Tea
Welcome to our July newsletter for Poppies one and two. We have been progressing through to our half way mark of the kindergarten year. There have been a few highlights this month in regard to our children's learning. We celebrated the NAIDOC week in the beginning of the month. The children had the opportunity to learn the history of Australia through a presentation. They learnt the journey from f...
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Weekly Family News

July 16th 2018
Up and Coming Events-  Prep Information: Wednesday 4pm-5pm for all 2019 and 2020 Prep families. A resourceful evening discussing the "REAL" needs of a Prep child and how to successfully transition from Early Learning to School. Grandparents Afternoon Tea 3.30pm to 5pm  with Ocean Life all welcome!! Buds 2  Hello and welcome again. First of all we would like to welcome our ...
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Centre Events

Community Involvement
Date Claimers- Next Week on Wednesday 18th July we are asking all parents with children going to Prep in 2019 and 2020 to come to an information evening between 4pm-5pm. Hosted by the Deputy Principal of Warrigal Road State School. This evening will shine valuable light on the "REAL" needs of a prep child, no assumptions.  Friday 20th July between 3.30pm-5pm we are hosting a Grandparents Afte...
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Weekly Family News

Weekly Family News
The most knowledge that a person acquires is what they gain during the first learning 5 years of their life. This stage is clearly very important and crucial as it leads to the person you will inevitably become. Piptree Early Learning Center is committed to providing the best possible care and learning experiences for the children, so we can help shape them to be the best they can be. I ...
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Office News

Smile its Wednesday
​ Please don't ring the service for today and tomorrow, unless an emergency, the educators within the room will have the phone.  I have completely lost my voice, but I'm still at work, please email through your questions or changes and I will be able to respond as quickly as possibly.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Much appreciated Miss Sandra!!
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Weekly Family News

July 2018
​Well the Child Care Subsidy is here, it has been busy few weeks, and the next will be busier with sorting out the most appropriate session times for your family. With the session hours most of our families can have more days with a reduction in their weekly fees, ask me how!! We have a few special days ahead with the Deputy Principal from Warrigal Road State School detailing what is expected of t...
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Family News 26.6.18

Wonderful Experiences
Poppies One and Two- Welcome to our news from the poppies 1 and 2. We are delighted to share some of our beautiful stories with our parents and the community. We welcome all the children who joined us from junior kindy and Jasreet, Oscar Li who started at the centre last month. We are very happy to take you through the process of learning the routine in the Poppies room. The older poppies wel...
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Family News

Swaggie Man
​ Hi everyone and welcome to winter. Blossoms 1 children are enjoying outdoor play and winter sun. We have been working on developing pre-writing skills, fine motor skills, letters in our names and our friend's names, enhancing social skills needed for cooperative play and self-help concepts are always the constant focus of this age group. In June we celebrated National reconciliation Week. We rea...
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English Conversational Classes

Easy as play
​ Piptree Early Learning Centre 每周五免 费英文课程 ( 早上 9 点 —10 点 ) , 6 月 8 号开始。由 Amanda 任教。 1. 从最基本的日常生活 对话学起。 2. 和您介 绍在澳洲生活应该注意哪些? ( 文化 / 人文 / 习俗各面的区别 ) 3. 帮助您理解重要的政府信件。 4. 和小 组成员轻松讨论一些感兴趣的话题,在讨论中提高您的词汇量。 5. 欢迎您告诉我们您想学习的内容。 如果您感 兴趣,欢迎您报名参加。请您告诉院长 Sandra 。 Free English Conversational Class is here Every Monday with Rashmi 9am-10am (Hindi) or every  Friday (9am-10am)!! wit h Amanda, Basic daily conve...
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Weekly Family News

Family Weekly News
​ Centre Events- Centre Birthday Celebrations on 29 th June- Physikds 9am-10am Yoga 10-11am Jumping Castle Activities and Giveaways Lions coming in at 3.30pm-5 to cook BBQ Please support the Lions Club, bring change to purchase from the BBQ All monies raised will be going to the Lions Club to help promote youth, medical research, aid to people with disability, community service & disaster reli...
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Family News june 2018

We are trialling a new frequent and easier newsletter service which is more respondent to each week, and provides important information in real time. Each week two class rooms will feature in a news, and we will highlight up and coming service events. Service Events- Mabo Day 3 rd June Pj Day 12 th June- come wearing your warm PJ's Centre Birthday Celebrations on 29 th June- Physikds 9am-10am Yoga...
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April 2018 Family News

2018
​ Child Care Subsidy  Payment Change   All families need to take note and complete the my.gov.au account requirements. Centrelink are not merging the current data, all families will need to update their details, if no action is taken you will miss out on the Centrelink assistance for child care, the length of time for it to be reinstated would be unknown, please follow the information be...
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Moments during the Day of a Pip

Right from the beginning our children are exposed to unique and playful ideas, home life scenarios and supported to explore and use their imagination. Here is a few recent moments Dolly has captured in our Pips room, the ages range from 6 weeks through to 2 years.     Download PDF File Here
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Up to Date Records

​Please ensure the service has your families most up to date records. It is simple to check, please phone the service on 3423 3879, Sandra can assist you, email through on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just find me in the service. We need your current mobile numbers, work numbers, allergy and asthma details, recent immunisations, dietary requirements. If you wish to change or add a person on the c...
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Healthy Times Ahead

Healthy Times Ahead
​ Every year, new strains of the influenza virus circulate. Children under five years of age are at risk of serious illness and complication from the flu. You can help slow the spread of the flu virus by following everyday prevention steps. Encouraging children to be kept at home with flu-like symptoms  Encouraging children to wash hands  effectively by regularly using liquid s...
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Tennis Players Wanted

Is your child the next Andre Agassi or Margaret Court? We have the opportunity for them to blossom!! S ign up today with Pure Tennis, run at the our Piptree Service , $12.95 per lesson All equipment provided Free hotshots shirt when you sign up for 10 lessons Ages 3 to 5 Loads of fun Kids will learn all the basic skills of tennis Runs every Tuesday  You are more than welcome to attend and wat...
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Class Photos 17th and 19th April

Just after Easter, class photos will occur
All children's photos will be taken on the 17th Tuesday and 19th Thursday of April. No set times for individual rooms, as each child's photo will be put together in classes digitally. Children who don't attend on 17th or 19th are welcome to come in on the Tuesday or Thursday to have their photo taken from 8.45am-9.45am. 
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Supporting our Troops

Support our Troops
We are going to seek your support in sending as many care packages to our troops as possible, in time for ANZAC DAY. I will purchase the boxes and fill in customs forms . so it couldn't be easier for our families to show their support. Suggestions of what you might like to include: Toiletries: o Deodorant (non aerosol) o Shaving cream (non aerosol) o Small bottle of talcum powder o Dispo...
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March 2018 Family News

MARCH 2018 Family News
Welcome to the first few days of Autumn, we welcome all our families and friends. We currently have a $50 movie gift card giveaway available for families to say thanks for liking and sharing our Piptree News. The gift card will be drawn at random using a generator for results.  The gift card will be drawn 16th April 2018!!  We have wonderful support from our families ...
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Friendship Garden 12th-16th

Due to the heat, we have postponed our gardening adventure. Please keep bringing in the plants, herbs, flowers, pots, pans, materials and items from home to transform the yard into a free thinkers space, creative magnet and of course a social hub.  Thank you to all the families who have brought things in so far, we will continue to add to this and when the weather is cooler will  impleme...
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February Family News

We endeavor to provide the highest standard of early learning services each and every day. We thank you for all your support and continued growth of our service. We offer two weeks free to all referred families. This two weeks gap free is added to your account after six weeks. We have had hundreds of families with us for many years and continue to come back and refer their friends and familie...
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Family News

 We wish all our families and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!!  For those who aren't celebrating Christmas, we hope you still get to enjoy a few days off with the family!! We are closed on Christmas Day 25th December, Boxing Day 26th December, open as usual on Wednesday 27th. We are then closed New Years Day 1st Jan, back to normal from 6.15am on Tuesday 2nd Janu...
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November Family Newsletter

​Welcome to our November Family News, we have a few important dates coming up, so please enter them into your calendar so you don't miss out!! This will be our last newsletter for the year. Kindergarten Graduation is on the 1st December from 4pm-6pm . This is a celebration and a farewell to all the children who will be going to school in 2018. So children from Aman, Jas and Dollys room only. Pleas...
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Natural Resources

Natural resources encourages children to observe closely and use all their senses. The range of natural materials we are able to use with younger children is endless, yet we need to be careful. Sera and Julia the educators in our Sprouts Room used water and: a variety of leaves including simple and compound leaves, pine tree needles, leaves with stripes and patterns, leaves of different colours an...
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Fathers Day FUN

​ We welcome our Fathers, Grandparents and Special someone to this Fridays Fathers Day Fun. From 3.30pm all welcome for an afternoon of laughter and love!!
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Nature Play!!

This week your children will receive their free Nature Play QLD Passport to an amazing childhood. There are missions to complete, activities to play, outdoors to explore!! Please support our children to blossom through play!! ​
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August News 2017

Welcome!! ​The mornings are cold but the atmosphere is warm and friendly at Piptree Eight Mile Plains. We have had our international friendship day celebrated with the animal farms and small group play. The warmth of all our new families as well as our families who have been with us for many years is incredible.  We have had a recent visit from the Police Department which the older children e...
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Tennis Starting Soon

We are lucky enough to secure Tennis coaching every Tuesday from 2pm. Pure Tennis Academy will support the children to reach their highest potential. If your looking to see what it is all about, we are hosting a trial day on the Tuesday 18th. Enrolments open now!! Class is 45 minutes in length and are only $12.95.
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Winter Edition July Newsletter 2017

Pips with Belinda and Manpreet We have had some of our little pips turned ONE over the last few weeks. KIYAAN, CHARLIE, CLAUDIA and ISLA. We also have some who are turning ONE later in July, CARTER, CALEB, some please bring a cake for all to share as we all love having cake everywhere, even in our hair and up our noses, but they all love eating cake. We would also like to welcome some new children...
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CCTV Fitted

 Peek a boo, we see you too!! Thank you for all your continuing support, our cctv cameras are now in place and ensuring the safety all of our children and staff. Our unique door locking system will be in place in a few days time, these little things will ensure the safety of things that matter most, our little ones.
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JUNE Newsletter 2017

Welcome!! Warm welcome to all our families, we acknowledge and pay respect to the Yugarra people the traditional custodians of the land upon which we meet, play and learn. As we have our facebook posts, this newsletter is just a reminder for up and coming events and general day to day items.  Centre Events Tuesday 6th June - ​Buckle Up Kids ​A free child restraint inspection Program call...
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Mothers Day Celebrations

We hope you all had a lovely weekend and were spoilt rotten!!  This week is National Families Week 15th-21st, so keep the love going and spend time with loved ones!!  Your are always able to come and play here at Piptree too, if you cant make it extended family can come on your behalf, we would love to share the daily activities with you all!!
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Mothers Day Morning Tea | May 12 2017

We welcome families and friends, to come spend some time with us playing games and making each other smile!!
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Healthy Eating

Serving Size Young children need between 2½ to 4½ serves of vegetables per day (depending on age) but what is a serve size? 1 serve of vegetables is: ½ cup cooked green or orange vegetables (such as broccoli, spinach, carrots or pumpkin) 1 cup green leafy or raw salad vegetables ½ cup sweet corn ½ medium potato or other starchy vegetable 1 medium tomato ½ cup dried or canned beans, peas or lentils...
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May Newsletter

A beautiful autumn month we have had and another to arrive, thank you for all your continued support and welcome to all our lovely new families and friends. We have share the dignity program running at Piptree Eight Mile Plains, so please support the less fortunate and bring along some women's products that you cant live without!! We love caring and nurturing the children within our service to thi...
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April 2017 - Piptree Eight Mile Plains

Welcome :) ​ Welcome to all our families and thank you for your support during the recent state emergency, please find our Facebook page- Piptree Eight Mile Plains and welcome to our management company www.kal.net.au website. These two sites will provide communication when the centre can't!!  Visit us on Facebook Piptree Website Share the Dignity Program Share the dignity program our Mother's...
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