News

20
Apr

Autumn in Pimpama

One of the benefits of living on the Gold Coast, is the fantastic weather and today our Guran Studio (toddlers aged 15-24 months) were able to take full advantage of the most glorious autumn day during rest time.  The pleasant 23 degrees with not a breath of wind, made it the perfect day for the children to relax and enjoy

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19
Apr

Making Friends at Creative Minds in Pimpama

Children’s lives are enriched through the support, kindness and love they give and receive.  While friendships in early childhood may sometimes be temporary, the important goal at this stage is that the children learn that it is rewarding to have friends.  These two babies are already discovering the joy and excitement of discovering each other and who knows, they may

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18
Apr

A Delight to Witness at Creative Minds

It is such a delight to witness a child in such deep concentration as she is playing with the beautiful and natural resources within her studio.  While we always support children in developing strategies and skills for initiating, maintaining and enjoying relationships with others, we also honour those times when a child wants to explore and play alone. Feel free

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17
Apr

“We do not do great things, only small things with love” Mother Theresa When we think of this saying and then look at the photos of these two beautiful toddlers feeding their “babies” with such care and concentration, it is obvious that they have experienced the same nurturing during what can often be referred to as a routine task.  Every

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11
Apr

Seven Million Wonders

Walter Streightiff says it best when he says, “there are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of the child.  There are seven million.” This toddler was absolutely enthralled with this little skink as it walked up his leg and over his hand and arm.  It was magical to observe this little boy watch with such delight and

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4
Apr

High Five

It was with absolute pride that we have received a five star rating from the Gold Coast City Council for our Food Safety Program.  Our in-house cook, Sharon, the creator of the menus and meals excels in all areas of food preparation within her beautiful and well-maintained kitchen. Sharon receives a great deal of pleasure watching the children grow and

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28
Mar

Shine a Light on Me

The children in our Jiburr Studio (children under 15 months) have had so much fun with the coloured light box.  The light box flashes all different colours and for some it has been used as a disco light with accompanying music, a tempo for drumming while for others it has been a source of absolute wonderment.  Put this together with

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26
Mar

An Invitation to Learn, Discover and Grow

Our Borobi Studio children have been very inspired to learn, discover and grow as they experience an environment full of provocations and opportunities.  Miss Emma, the Lead Educator, of the Borobi Studio (that caters for our 2-3 year old children) has such a passion for utilising the environment as the third teacher.  The children are so fortunate to be able

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16
Mar

Become a Palaeontolgist at Creative Minds

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, it appears that there is always a fascination with dinosaurs.  The children in the Borobi Studio (our junior kindy studio) have had the most extraordinary time practising becoming palaeontologists.  This wonderful learning opportunity started with the children making salt dough with which they then imprinted dinosaurs into, before baking.  Once the

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15
Mar

Making Memories

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.”  We think Winnie the Pooh’s quote says it all. Everyday at Creative Minds Early Learning Centre, memories are being made.  As the infants and toddlers share their purpose built outdoor area, these two were enjoying a very special moment.  Who knows how long it will remain

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