After the post-natal honeymoon phase has passed, the first (and hardest) decision working moms and dads are faced with when they return to work is who should look after their little one(s).

Early childhood care is essential. Not only does it take the pressure off your shoulders while you make a living, but it’s pivotal in your children’s cognitive and social development for success in school and later life.

Read more

At The Forest Childcare Centre we have our annual Halloween disco which also celebrates children’s week.

Children’s Week 2020 will be held from 24th October to 1st November and the theme this year is Article 15 – ‘Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights’. On Thursday, 29th October, 2020, from 3.00 – 5.00pm, we will have a Disco and Sausage Sizzle. Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character. There will be games, face painting and a Sausage Sizzle.
There won’t be any cost to families as unfortunately, we will not be able to admit adults due to our COVID Policy. If your child does not attend on Thursdays, but would like to attend the Disco, please RSVP to Rosie at

Enrolling your children in daycare education programmes may feel hard at first – especially if they are particularly attached to you!

But, you don’t need to feel worried or guilty. Daycare education programmes like the one offered by Forest Childcare are wondrous worlds of safe exploration, guided learning, educational play, creative activities, and loving, certified teachers.

Read more

In an ideal world, you’d be spending your time at home with your kids, helping them learn, explore, and develop skills for later life. The problem is, rising inflation rates, flat income trends, and now the COVID-crisis has forced both moms and dads to bring home dual incomes to make a decent living.

Read more

Happy Tuesday! Today the children were playing nicely within their small group. We set up a soccer game with two groups, they were cheering with the group and showed their great kicking skills with the ball. It was good to see the children played nicely and communicated well together in the team, sharing their skills with each other. During group time, the children learned about the sound of letters, practiced writing different letters from their friend’s name. we also reviewed the numbers from 1 to 12. The children practiced the numbers by using the clock’s handle on the clock. For art/craft, the children used the loose materials such as paper, plastic, wood, and rocks to create their collage artwork. The children also painted and created some beautiful artwork using colored sand paint.

Tuesday the 21st of July
Good Morning families! This week is all about colours and shapes in the Blue Kookaburra’s room and in the Green Kookaburra’s room they will be focusing on Numbers and Letters. This week the children will also be working on their sitting and listening skills. To start the day the children enjoyed some free play. The girls loved dressing up and dancing to Elsa. The children were also drawn to the table with coloured teddy bears. During this table experience they used their coloured recognition skills to place the correct colour teddy bear in the same coloured bowl. Some of the older children were able to help the younger ones. After indoor play the children grouped together on the group matt to mark the role. The children have gotten really good at listening for their names and saying “Here I am”. We like to encourage the children to go and collect their own hats and jumpers to prompt their self-help skills. Once the children were ready, we sung out good morning song followed by a Bonkers beat song. The children then went outdoors for some yummy morning tea, which was banana bread and fruit ? After morning tea the children had some time outdoors. As the children have been interested in the dress ups and babies lately, we have extended on their interest and brought them outdoors. To introduce them to this week’s topic we played a game. Millie asked the children “Who can find the pink circle” and the children had to run around the playground and fine the pink circle drawn on with chalk. There was lots of shapes and colours to find. Before Lunch time the children grouped together with Mrs Jasmine for Mandarin. Today they learnt about body parts and feelings. After Mandarin we read a story followed by some songs.
Blue Kookaburra’s
Today in the blue Kookaburras room we discussed what colours we were wearing! Most of the children were wearing PINK! After the discussion we listened to the rainbow song. For craft today the children created colourful butterflies. We used the colours red, blue and yellow and watched the mix to create new colours.
We hope everyone is having a lovely start to the week!
Millie, Nita, Katrina

Welcome back everybody, we hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather!

We began our day in the home corner, where the children enjoyed looking after the baby dolls and cooking their educator breakfast. The children said they were making “broccoli cupcakes”.

As part of our fine motor and cognitive activity, the children sat down and used the construction blocks to build a group of cogs and wheels. It turned into a race to see who could spin their wheel the fastest!

The children then went to visit their friends in the kookaburra room, and help feed the chickens.
The children love the big yard and its great for them to get used to the area for when they eventually move up to the next room.

In the afternoon we sat down for some more fine motor and cognitive activities. These activities included putting pompoms of varying sizes into jars, using a spoon to transfer plastic balls to a muffin tray, and putting pegs onto the edge of a paper plate.