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What’s unique about our Oac Grow curriculum?

  What is Oac Grow? Our play-based Oac Grow curriculum is unique and innovative. We deliver intentional teaching in dynamic small group learning environments. This is where we differ from other early learning programs. Our small group environments allow us to monitor your child’s successes, skills and challenges on an ongoing basis. Our Oac Grow … Continued

New Spring Menu!

  Below are two of our favourite Spring Recipes from our new Spring Menu. You can use the recipe directly from this page or download the pdf version when you click on the related image. Enjoy!   Carrot Cake Slice Makes 10 slices Ingredients 250g whole meal self-raising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/3 cup … Continued

Practicing Mindfulness & Meditation at Home

Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation at Home Why practice Mindfulness and Meditation? Teaching your child meditation and mindfulness from an early age can not only assist them in regulating their emotions in the short term but has been proven to have long term mental health benefits in managing anxiety and stress later in life. It is … Continued

Nutrition to Support A Healthy Heart

6 Healthy Heart Tips for Parents Every parent wants the best for their child, especially when it comes to their heart. Did you know that diet plays a major role in heart health? Certain foods can influence blood pressure, triglycerides (fats in the blood), cholesterol levels and inflammation. All of these are risk factors for heart … Continued

A Respectful Curriculum

What is RIE? RIE is a philosophy and organisation founded by infant specialist Magda Gerber. RIE focuses on respectful care for infants and improving care for infants around the world. You will see the influence of the approach in many of our values, beliefs and practices with 0-3 year olds: Relationships are essential to learning, … Continued

Summer Menu Recipes

Strawberry Muffins Serves: 10 Ingredients 2 medium bananas, mashed 1 cup strawberries, diced 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour 1 tsp cinnamon, ground ¼ cup rice malt syrup ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Method Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Line muffin tray with paper cases or spray muffin tray with olive oil. In a bowl, combine … Continued

Your Child’s First Day at Oac

  Whether it is your child’s very first day at Oac, or they are returning from the holiday season, having a plan and routine ahead of their first day is important to ensure a smooth transition for both you and your child. Anna McCauley is our Head of Health at Oac and she shares her … Continued

Diet & Asthma – What’s The Link?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a health problem that makes it difficult to breathe. It can cause episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing, particularly in the early morning and evening. Some people compare the symptoms of asthma to breathing through a straw. This happens because airways in the lungs become inflamed … Continued

Festive Gingerbread Cookies

  Ingredients 3 cups wholemeal flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda ¼ tsp nutmeg 170g butter, softened ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup golden syrup 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract Icing to decorate (optional) Method Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and nutmeg in a large bowl … Continued

Managing Screen Time

  In today’s digital age we are constantly connected to the online world with access to digital media virtually anywhere, anytime. But what does this mean for the growth and development of our children? During the Oac Inspired Parent Series at our Neutral Bay campus, Dr Kristy Goodwin shared 6 helpful questions that you can … Continued