'Milkshakes'

Smoothies are always a big snack-time hit. This is a vegan version of a milkshake, and for special occasions such as birthdays, we always get requests for 'Chocolate Milkshakes!' on the menu.

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Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough is one of our favourite sensory materials to have in our classrooms. We've been using Rachelle Doorley's Recipe from 'Tinkerlab' since we opened and have always had success with the finished product. Her website and book have wonderful resources for tinkering, crafting and creating https://tinkerlab.com/

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Nova Scotia Child Care

I've written a version of this post many times over the last 2 years. I've always refrained from posting or sending it to our families, however, as we inch closer to 2018 and we still find ourselves in the same situation at the hands of our Department and Minister, I feel that it's imperative to clearly share our experience and frustrations to families and our child care community. 

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I'm not cold!

It’s that time of year again when the days begin to get colder and we start to bundle up our kids for the weather. During these times of transition - late fall and early spring - you may be surprised when you arrive at pick-up to see your child without a coat on.

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Gruffalo Crumble

When we first opened in 2014, 'The Gruffalo', by Julia Donaldson quickly became a beloved book in both of our classrooms. Somewhere along the way, Lizzy's weekly Friday afternoon snack, 'Fruit Crumble' became known as 'GRUFFALO CRUMBLE'.

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Lending Library

Do you know we have a lending library of books for parents to sign out? If you're looking for some help, ideas, support or an inspiring read, take a look at the titles we have in our main entrance!

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Simple Yellow Split Pea Dal

This is the type of recipe you can throw in your biggest pot in the morning, let it simmer for most of the day and then divide it into portions to freeze for quick lunches and dinners. We feel great about serving this as a lunch due to the high protein packed into just one bowl. Or as some of our Toddlers do - 5 bowls.

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