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Jardine Lloyd Thompson plays Santa for vulnerable children

- December 21, 2012

Jardine Lloyd Thompson plays Santa for vulnerable children

About 40 children will get something extra from Santa this Christmas thanks to the generosity of staff at Jardine Lloyd Thompson Sydney.

Herbalife comes to The Infants' Home

- December 11, 2012

Herbalife comes to The Infants' Home

The local head of a global corporation visits our Ashfield centre to see how the firm's generosity is helping vulnerable children and families.

Christmas carols with a distinctly Australian tone

- December 10, 2012

Christmas carols with a distinctly Australian tone

About 350 people joined us for the 2012 edition of our popular Christmas celebration – including Santa and a few characters from the Aussie bush.

We're looking for another director

- December 6, 2012

We're looking for another director

The Infants' Home wants to hire a full-time director for our new purpose-built early education and care centre in Ashfield.

Enrol your child now in our new purpose-built centre at Ashfield

- December 4, 2012

Enrol your child now in our new purpose-built centre at Ashfield

The Infants’ Home is taking applications from parents who want to enrol their child in our new early education and care centre for 2013.

Carols by Twilight at The Infants' Home

- November 27, 2012

Carols by Twilight at The Infants' Home

Everyone is welcome to join us at the 2012 edition of our popular family evening Christmas celebration: Friday December 7.

The Infants' Home supports White Ribbon Day

- November 19, 2012

The Infants' Home supports White Ribbon Day

Some of our work is with women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

Diwali comes to Robinson House

- November 14, 2012

Diwali comes to Robinson House

We love a celebration at The Infants' Home and this week we have all been a little bit Hindu.

Meiling is one very proud Mum

- November 11, 2012

Meiling is one very proud Mum

One of our educators has a son who swims like a shark. And he's hungry to try some Brazilian food.

That's easy for you to say

- November 8, 2012

That's easy for you to say

Some helpful advice from The Infants' Home about children's early speech development.

We're all potatoes at heart

- November 6, 2012

We're all potatoes at heart

With apologies to the hit children's TV series of the same name, some other small potatoes turn up at The Infants' Home.

Thanks – from the children and families of Gorton House

- October 26, 2012

Thanks – from the children and families of Gorton House

A special day when students, parents and the community show their appreciation for the contributions teachers make to our lives.

GE volunteers pitch in at The Infants' Home

- October 24, 2012

GE volunteers pitch in at The Infants' Home

When you occupy 4.5 hectares of grounds and operate 5 early education centres there are always chores that need doing.

Recognising the value of self-initiated activity from the earliest age

- October 23, 2012

Recognising the value of self-initiated activity from the earliest age

One of our directors goes "back to school" to learn from internationally renowned experts in the United States.

Celebrating Children's Week 2012

- October 22, 2012

Celebrating Children's Week 2012

Puppets, pasta and being preposterous. What's not to like?

All in a day's work

- October 18, 2012

All in a day's work

Another group of volunteers from MLC donate a day's labour to help The Infants' Home maintain our property.

The Infants' Home enrolments 2013

- October 11, 2012

The Infants' Home enrolments 2013

Time to update our waiting list and enrolment information for 2013.

Petting Zoo visit

- October 11, 2012

Petting Zoo visit

A picture perfect day to host the farm animals at The Infants’ Home.

The Infants’ Home team shines at Early Childhood Australia National Conference

- October 11, 2012

The Infants’ Home team shines at Early Childhood Australia National Conference

And the winner is…

A free morning of fun and safety

- September 22, 2012

A free morning of fun and safety

An opportunity on Thursday September 20 for families to find out more about their local social services in the inner-west.

A community built on respecting all cultures and beliefs

- September 17, 2012

A community built on respecting all cultures and beliefs

Amongst the children, parents and staff at The Infants’ Home you can see the face of modern Australia.

Where there's a will there's a way

- September 13, 2012

Where there's a will there's a way

Another Saturday working bee at Gorton House where parents and staff move a garden bed to protect it from our current construction hassles.

From little things, big things grow

- September 13, 2012

From little things, big things grow

Children at The Infants' Home enjoy a beautiful morning in the garden, learning about plants from the experts at Bunnings.

Free session for parents about childcare options

- September 10, 2012

Free session for parents about childcare options

Ask questions and get the information you need to make the right choice for your child.

Kambala and The Infants' Home: world's apart, so much in common

- September 10, 2012

Kambala and The Infants' Home: world's apart, so much in common

110 years is a long time to be friends.

Crossing cultural divides through play

- August 24, 2012

Crossing cultural divides through play

How a children’s playgroup in Ashfield is generating community spirit.

All present and accounted for

- August 22, 2012

All present and accounted for

Safety is our first concern at The Infants' Home – and our latest fire drill proves preparation is everything.

It's always book time

- August 20, 2012

It's always book time

iPads are cool and sport can be fun, but there’s still nothing like a good book to help young imaginations soar.

Career opportunity – The Infants' Home needs family day educators

- August 16, 2012

Career opportunity – The Infants' Home needs family day educators

Come to an information session and learn how you can start your own business and work in your own home caring for children.

Creating better learning spaces for toddlers

- August 9, 2012

Creating better learning spaces for toddlers

Our Johnson Babies team undertake some internal renovations to provide extra learning space for our 0-2 year-olds.

GE volunteers make our 4 acres look small

- August 8, 2012

GE volunteers make our 4 acres look small

Backyard blitz on a grand scale.

Bob The Builder, Thomas and team pitch in

- August 1, 2012

Bob The Builder, Thomas and team pitch in

A willing group of volunteers from the city office of BT Financial Group spend a day at The Infants’ Home to help maintain our property.

GE swap customer service for community service

- July 25, 2012

GE swap customer service for community service

Some of the team at GE Custom Fleet come to The Infants’ Home for a day of volunteer work.

Ways to learn with chocolate, icing sugar – and teamwork

- July 20, 2012

Ways to learn with chocolate, icing sugar – and teamwork

The children of Gorton House enjoy a morning making lamingtons and chocolate crackles, especially the part where they lick melted chocolate from their fingers.

MLC give our premises another good scrub

- July 18, 2012

MLC give our premises another good scrub

Many thanks to a good-natured bunch from MLC who spend a day at The Infants' Home on the tools.

How to set up a new office in one day

- July 4, 2012

How to set up a new office in one day

Three volunteers from The Executive Connection visit The Infants’ Home to create a new work space for early childhood teachers.

Three generations of gardeners do some planting at Gorton House

- July 2, 2012

Three generations of gardeners do some planting at Gorton House

A group of children, parents, grandparents and staff join forces to build a new garden at Gorton House.

Constable Charlie Penguin tells children how to stay safe

- June 26, 2012

Constable Charlie Penguin tells children how to stay safe

The mascot of the NSW Police visits The Infants’ Home to offer advice about personal safety and being a good citizen.

A celebration of Indigenous culture

- June 25, 2012

A celebration of Indigenous culture

Children at The Infants' Home enjoy a performance of song, dance and stories to mark NAIDOC Week.

Disney VoluntEARS pitch in

- June 24, 2012

Disney VoluntEARS pitch in

A little piece of Disneyland magic comes to The Infants’ Home.

The Infants' Home goes to Harvard

- June 22, 2012

The Infants' Home goes to Harvard

Our CEO earns a scholarship to study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

GE and MLC lend a hand

- June 21, 2012

GE and MLC lend a hand

More than 300 man hours of hard yakka in one day from two groups of volunteers saves The Infants' Home a lot of trouble.

Work to start soon on our new centre

- June 9, 2012

Work to start soon on our new centre

After many years in planning and approvals, a new Early Learning and Care Centre will begin to take shape at The Infants' Home from July.

Being part of a wider community

- May 29, 2012

Being part of a wider community

Occasional excursions for children from The Infants' Home allows them to do much more than just broaden their horizons.

Slaying the archive dragon

- May 23, 2012

Slaying the archive dragon

Two groups of corporate volunteers help The Infants’ Home with a chore that has haunted us for years.

Celebrating our journey of integration

- May 9, 2012

Celebrating our journey of integration

The launch of a report that outlines the trials and tribulations of The Infants’ Home as it continues to create a socially just community.

Art is Me – and you, and everyone

- May 7, 2012

Art is Me – and you, and everyone

Children at The Infants' Home show how they use art to explore ideas, develop basic literacy and numeracy, and engage in the creative process.

Up there Cazaly...and Phoebe and Jay and Ivan and Tia

- May 3, 2012

Up there Cazaly...and Phoebe and Jay and Ivan and Tia

For a couple of hours this week the main lawn at The Infants' Home looked more like the centre square of the MCG.

A travel icon takes its first trip to The Infants' Home

- May 2, 2012

A travel icon takes its first trip to The Infants' Home

A couple of employees from Sabre Australia trade their North Sydney high-rise for a day in the glorious autumn sun at Ashfield.

Burwood Council grant to pay for financial mentor

- April 21, 2012

Burwood Council grant to pay for financial mentor

A $2,500 grant from Burwood Council will help The Infants' Home follow-up with women involved in a local financial literacy program

$30,000 grant will have social impact on the inner-west

- April 18, 2012

$30,000 grant will have social impact on the inner-west

A recommendation from local politician Charles Casuscelli helps The Infants' Home to secure funding for a new education and wellbeing centre which will benefit the whole community.

Tuning into Kids for Chinese-speaking parents

- April 13, 2012

Tuning into Kids for Chinese-speaking parents

A chance for Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking parents to improve their child’s ability to understand their own emotions and appreciate the emotions of others.

MLC clean up TIH

- April 11, 2012

MLC clean up TIH

A "maintenance" crew from MLC puts high finance aside to give The Infants' Home a much-needed spruce up after those recent storms.

Step Up and make a change

- April 5, 2012

Step Up and make a change

A series of creative workshops for women to express themselves, build confidence, discover hidden talents, and have some fun.

Celebrate National Playgroup Week with The Infants' Home

- March 27, 2012

Celebrate National Playgroup Week with The Infants' Home

Family Day Care joins in the fun of National Playgroup Week from March 25 to April 1.

Putting our bankers to work of a different kind

- March 25, 2012

Putting our bankers to work of a different kind

Westpac volunteers take a day off financial analysis and corporate reporting to mow our lawns, fill our garden beds and wash our bus

Harmony Day, The Infants' Home way

- March 22, 2012

Harmony Day, The Infants' Home way

153 children, 18 languages and one very harmonious day out

New York, London, Berlin...Ashfield

- March 21, 2012

New York, London, Berlin...Ashfield

A group of volunteers from PwC swap financial modelling, mergers and acquisitions for windex, scrapers and paint.

From high-rise office to down-to-earth maintenance

- March 14, 2012

From high-rise office to down-to-earth maintenance

Scrubbing, cleaning, sanding and painting – just another day at work for the professionals at GE Finance.

At The Infants’ Home, everyone belongs

- March 7, 2012

At The Infants’ Home, everyone belongs

With so many children and families from different backgrounds, Harmony Day is a very special time for The Infants' Home.

Strathfield Rotary and HMAS Sydney help raise $20,000 for The Infants' Home

- February 8, 2012

Strathfield Rotary and HMAS Sydney help raise $20,000 for The Infants' Home

Our signature fundraising event for the year – with friends old and new – is a soaring success for special needs children in our care.

Goodbye The Infants' Home; hello school

- January 19, 2012

Goodbye The Infants' Home; hello school

The start of the new school year will mean the end of era for many children at The Infants' Home as they begin the next chapter in their lives.

CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2011: Please support our work with vulnerable children

- January 6, 2012

CHRISTMAS APPEAL 2011: Please support our work with vulnerable children

You can help The Infants' Home provide scholarships for children with additional needs.

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