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Spence Children’s Cottage ‘brace’ for Dental Health Week 11 August 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we love to find joy in the little things, and in teaching your children about everyday parts of life, while still making them a fun and engaging learning experience.   Last week at Spence Children’s Cottage, our educators and children had the opportunity to celebrate dental health week by participating in different dental […]

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Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day 7 August 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we value the importance of diversity and fostering strong relationships with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We find it especially important to incorporate these values into our children’s services to help to raise cultural awareness and to teach children about the importance of reconciliation. This week, on Monday 4 […]

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a picture of kids painting

NAIDOC Week at Winyu 21 July 2020

While the official celebrations for NAIDOC Week have been postponed until November due to COVID-19, educators and children at our Winyu Early Childhood Service went ahead with celebrations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories. This started with a discussion about the artwork on the 2020 National NAIDOC poster, Shape of Land, by […]

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spence childrens cottage celebrates Nationa Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week 2020 at Spence Children’s Cottage 9 June 2020

Throughout National Reconciliation Week 2020, the children at Spence Children’s Cottage have been learning about and exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. This included: learning about Aboriginal dot painting using cotton buds to paint on paper and bark, while Educators shared meanings behind each of the colours creating didgeridoos using old paper […]

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National Reconciliation Week 2020 at Winyu Early Childhood Service 4 June 2020

Throughout National Reconciliation Week 2020, the children at our Winyu Early Childhood Service have been learning about and exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. They listened, sang and danced along to Taba Naba by Christine Anu and The Wiggles and I am Australian in Yawuru language by ABC Australia. The children enjoyed […]

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National Reconciliation Week in our Children’s Services 29 May 2020

At YWCA Canberra we value the importance of reconciliation and commit ourselves to the participation and movement towards a more equal, just and unified country. During this time of celebration, we reflect on the strengths, resilience and contributions of our fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and extend our support to all areas of […]

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Floriade at Winyu 28 May 2020

With this year’s Floriade taking a different approach, the ACT Government kindly donated the tulip bulbs and annuals seedlings to the community, so we can all share in the beauty of Floriade! The children and educators at Winyu Early Childhood Service were very glad and excited to have received many gorgeous, healthy bulbs and seedlings. […]

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Spence Cottage kids playing in the rain

Nature Play week at Spence Children’s Cottage 6 April 2020

At YWCA Canberra we are proud to have on board an excellent team of educators and carers in our early childhood education centres and school-age care programs. Despite the problems we now face considering the recent COVID-19 virus, our educators have continued to show off their hard work and dedication tending to the needs of the children still within our care. To […]

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Conder kids celebrate Holi Festival

Celebrating Holi Festival 10 March 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we are committed to building strong and positive relationships with people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. One of the ways we do this is by integrating cultural activities and learning in many areas of our childcare services to increase cultural awareness and appreciation.  On Tuesday 10 March, pre-schoolers from the Conder Early Childhood service […]

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Clean up conder kids

Conder kids help to tidy up the environment on Clean up Australia Day 10 March 2020

On Clean up Australia Day, pre-schoolers from the Conder Early Childhood service participated in a community clean-up to help clean up rubbish found outside their childcare centre. After being clothed in protective gear, the children set off around the centre to clean up all the litter found along the ground and among the bushes. After […]

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