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Happy New Year!

- December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We wish our children, families and staff all the best for a happy and prosperous New Year.

Dr Wenkart visits The Infants’ Home

- December 23, 2014

Dr Wenkart visits The Infants’ Home

Last week The Infants’ Home welcomed a generous benefactor who helps our work to give each child every opportunity possible.

Seasons Greetings

- December 23, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Wishing all of our families and friends all the best for the holiday season.

Congratulations to our lucky Christmas Raffle prize winners

- December 22, 2014

Congratulations to our lucky Christmas Raffle prize winners

We are delighted to announce our three lucky prize winners! Congratulations and we hope you enjoy your prizes.

Helping children cope with media coverage of the Martin Place siege

- December 16, 2014

Helping children cope with media coverage of the Martin Place siege

Today our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families and friends who have been impacted by the Lindt Chocolate Café siege in Sydney’s Martin Place, especially the two hostages who tragically lost their lives. Some of our families may also be struggling with helping their children to cope with the media coverage of this event.

Party time at Playgroups

- December 12, 2014

Party time at Playgroups

All of our playgroups are getting ready to finish up for the year, with the last week of term being the week ending 19 December, so the children, families and playgroup staff have been enjoying end of year celebrations.

Stormy skies over The Infants’ Home (and most of NSW!) puts a damper on Carols

- December 10, 2014

Stormy skies over The Infants’ Home (and most of NSW!) puts a damper on Carols

We were very disappointed to have had to cancel our beloved Carols by Twilight last Friday due to the stormy weather.

Murray House celebrates with children and families

- December 10, 2014

Murray House celebrates with children and families

While we were very disappointed that we had to cancel our big Carols by Twilight event at the last hour last Friday due to rain and storms, Murray House was still able to host their centre’s end of year celebration for children and families under the safety of their roof.

Christmas Raffle 2014

- December 10, 2014

Christmas Raffle 2014

Our Christmas Raffle is still on, with great prizes up for grabs including Starshots makeup and photo-shoot packages and entry passes for Luna Park and Golden Ridge Animal Farm.

Government changes to support quality in Family Day Care

- December 9, 2014

Government changes to support quality in Family Day Care

Last week the Federal Government announced that a number of changes will be made to Commonwealth Family Assistance Law to prevent fraudulent practices in the family day care sector, where some operators have been rorting child care payment laws.

Children's Rights Report 2014 launched

- December 9, 2014

Children's Rights Report 2014 launched

Yesterday the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, launched the Children’s Rights Report 2014, which details the findings of her investigation into suicide and intentional self-harm among young people.

Carols by Twilight is CANCELLED!

- December 5, 2014

Carols by Twilight is CANCELLED!

Unfortunately, due to the bad weather that has just hit today at 5pm, we have had to cancel this well-loved outdoor event. We apologise for any inconvenience and wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Update on tonight’s Carols by Twilight: event cancelled

- December 5, 2014

Update on tonight’s Carols by Twilight: event cancelled

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to bad weather. It all looked sunny and wonderful until 4pm and the rain began at 5pm! We hope you are still able to celebrate Christmas at each of the Centre's parties…we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

The Infants’ Home attends White Ribbon Day Campaign launch in Inner West

- November 27, 2014

The Infants’ Home attends White Ribbon Day Campaign launch in Inner West

This week The Infants’ Home’s CEO Anita Kumar and intern psychologist Jenny Gilchrist attended the launch of the Inner West Domestic Violence Liaison Committee’s (IWDVLC) community campaign for White Ribbon Day.

White Ribbon Day: Ending men’s violence against women

- November 25, 2014

White Ribbon Day: Ending men’s violence against women

According to ABS statistics one in three women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual abuse at some time in their lives. White Ribbon is Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women.

Yoga for children in Murray House

- November 14, 2014

Yoga for children in Murray House

The children in Murray House’s 2-3s room enjoy daily yoga sessions led by educator Deepa Dasgupta.

Our phones are working again!

- November 10, 2014

Our phones are working again!

Thank you to everyone for your patience while we worked with our telecommunications provider to resolve this issue – your understanding is very much appreciated.

And…action! A busy morning of obstacle courses and tug of war

- November 3, 2014

And…action! A busy morning of obstacle courses and tug of war

It was House vs House and children vs educators, but all in the spirit of active play and a little friendly competition.

Update regarding The Infants' Home phones

- November 3, 2014

Update regarding The Infants' Home phones

We are striving to rectify the problem as quickly as possible.

Important notice regarding The Infants' Home telephone system

- October 27, 2014

Important notice regarding The Infants' Home telephone system

We are currently experiencing some problems with our telephone system due to technical issues at our telecommunications provider.

Congratulations to our Children’s Carnival raffle winners

- October 23, 2014

Congratulations to our Children’s Carnival raffle winners

The 2014 Children’s Carnival raffle was a big hit this year, helping to raise over $2,000 for our programs. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraising effort by buying tickets or donating prizes.

A great day was had by all at the 2014 Children’s Carnival

- October 20, 2014

A great day was had by all at the 2014 Children’s Carnival

The sun was shining, the birds were singing and The Infants’ Home was celebrating!

The Carnival is almost here!

- October 16, 2014

The Carnival is almost here!

We hope you can join us in celebration of Children’s Week 2014 by coming to our Children’s Carnival this Saturday October 18, 10am - 3pm.

Parenting and Wellbeing Workshops Term 4

- October 10, 2014

Parenting and Wellbeing Workshops Term 4

The Infants' Home is offering three new parent education and wellbeing programs in Term 4

New group for children starting school in 2015

- October 8, 2014

New group for children starting school in 2015

The SpOT Children’s Clinic is excited to offer a School Starters Group during January 2015.

Thank you to our friends at Club Five Dock RSL

- October 1, 2014

Thank you to our friends at Club Five Dock RSL

Last Friday night Club Five Dock RSL hosted their annual President’s Black Tie dinner, raising $25,000 for The Infants’ Home.

Exploring the science of air in Johnson House

- September 26, 2014

Exploring the science of air in Johnson House

Over the past few weeks the children in Johnson House have been investigating and experimenting with all things air and wind related, and exploring new concepts such as ‘heavy’, ‘light’ and ‘wind energy’.

Dr Elly Singer to present at The Infants’ Home

- September 23, 2014

Dr Elly Singer to present at The Infants’ Home

Please join us at The Infants’ Home on Monday 24 November 5.30–7.00pm, for a presentation by international speaker, Dr Elly Singer, on the peer relationships of young children.

Aloha! Murray House celebrates their first anniversary

- September 19, 2014

Aloha! Murray House celebrates their first anniversary

Last week Murray House celebrated their first anniversary with a gathering for families, children and staff.

Protecting children is everyone’s business

- September 15, 2014

Protecting children is everyone’s business

Last week was National Child Protection Week, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.

Refurbished GP Clinic Opening Monday

- September 12, 2014

Refurbished GP Clinic Opening Monday

The cottage at the corner of Frederick and Henry Streets has been refurbished to provide a purpose built facility for the Your Doctors community GP clinic onsite at The Infants’ Home.

Lets do lunch at Murray House

- September 9, 2014

Lets do lunch at Murray House

Lunchtime in Murray House is a relaxed affair, with plenty of opportunities for the children help themselves and to chat with their friends and educators.

Happy Father's Day!

- September 5, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Wishing all the dads out there all the best for Father's Day. We hope you have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

Club Five Dock RSL’s 2014 Presidents Black Tie Dinner to benefit The Infants’ Home

- August 29, 2014

Club Five Dock RSL’s 2014 Presidents Black Tie Dinner to benefit The Infants’ Home

We are thrilled that long-time supporters of The Infants’ Home, Club Five Dock RSL, have this year named our organisation as the beneficiary of their annual President’s Black Tie Dinner.

New Tuning Into Kids parenting program starts October 2014

- August 29, 2014

New Tuning Into Kids parenting program starts October 2014

Are you a parent of a child aged between 3 and 6 years? Register now for the free ‘Tuning in to Kids’ parenting course and learn how to help your child develop emotional intelligence.

New FREE Parenting Program for parents of toddlers

- August 26, 2014

New FREE Parenting Program for parents of toddlers

Learn to see the world through your toddler's eyes, and develop some strategies to help you to manage this mostly delightful, though sometimes challenging phase of parenting.

Our friends from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation pay us a visit

- August 22, 2014

Our friends from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation pay us a visit

This week we were honoured to host a morning tea and a tour for members of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF).

The Infants’ Home farewells a valued friend

- August 12, 2014

The Infants’ Home farewells a valued friend

Sadly, Robyn Huber, the Director of Robinson House passed away last night following her battle with Lymphoma.

Volunteers travel from near and far to help out at Sydney Wide Family Day Care

- August 8, 2014

Volunteers travel from near and far to help out at Sydney Wide Family Day Care

On Wednesday four eager volunteers from PLAN Australia travelled from Newcastle, the Central Coast, Sutherland Shire and Bellevue Hill to help out at the Coordination Unit at The Infants’ Home’s Sydney Wide Family Day Care Eastern hub in Randwick.

MyTime Playgroup for children with a disability or chronic medical condition

- August 8, 2014

MyTime Playgroup for children with a disability or chronic medical condition

MyTime is a local support group for parents and carers of young children with a disability or chronic medical condition. All carers including mums, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome.

Our Westpac volunteers enjoy an impromptu game of touch footy

- August 1, 2014

Our Westpac volunteers enjoy an impromptu game of touch footy

Even a busy morning of cleaning, gardening and shovelling sand could not stop a group of volunteers from Westpac taking advantage of the beautiful weather for a friendly game of touch footy during their lunch break this week. We love your energy!

Quality learning critical in the early years

- July 29, 2014

Quality learning critical in the early years

Quality early childhood education and care is vital to setting children on a positive pathway for their future.

Draft report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning released

- July 24, 2014

Draft report on Childcare and Early Childhood Learning released

This week the Productivity Commission released a draft report from the Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, which was commissioned last year to examine ways to improve the affordability and accessibility of childcare for Australian families.

Goldman Sachs delivers gold to The Infants’ Home!

- July 18, 2014

Goldman Sachs delivers gold to The Infants’ Home!

Volunteers from Goldman Sachs financial services group downed their digital devices to don gloves, hoist shovels and wield wheelbarrows to refill The Infants’ Home’s sandpits with golden new sand.

Speech pathology for school age children now at The Infants’ Home

- July 9, 2014

Speech pathology for school age children now at The Infants’ Home

The Infants’ Home's SpOT Clinic team is pleased to welcome a new speech pathologist who specialises in working with children aged 6-18.

Tool to Identify Choke Hazards for Young Children

- July 9, 2014

Tool to Identify Choke Hazards for Young Children

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released a free tool that parents, carers and educators can download to help them identify items that may pose a choking risk for babies and toddlers.

Johnson House goes walking with dinosaurs

- July 1, 2014

Johnson House goes walking with dinosaurs

Last Wednesday nine children from the Johnson House preschool program ventured into the city with centre director Mariam, educator Amy and one of the children’s parents, to visit the Tyrannosaurs exhibition at the Australian Museum.

Have your say in the review of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

- June 26, 2014

Have your say in the review of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care

Parents, carers and educators are invited to have input into the first major review of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The NQF, introduced in 2012, aims to improve the quality of education and care provided in early childhood services.

The July school holidays are almost here!

- June 20, 2014

The July school holidays are almost here!

With school holidays just a week away, now is a good time to investigate some of the FREE and low cost children’s activities that are happening in the Inner West during the June/July break.

New Parent Education and Wellbeing Workshops Coming Soon!

- June 13, 2014

New Parent Education and Wellbeing Workshops Coming Soon!

We have released our Term 3 Calendar, with courses commencing from 21 July.

The Infants’ Home staff get together

- May 28, 2014

The Infants’ Home staff get together

The Infants’ Home staff gathered today to enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch cooked to perfection by our Herbalife corporate volunteers.

Our 139th AGM: Marking a Momentous Year of Change and Growth

- May 22, 2014

Our 139th AGM: Marking a Momentous Year of Change and Growth

The Infants' Home’s 139th Annual General Meeting was held on 21 May, 2014

Free Breakfast and Info Session for First Time Parents To Be

- May 21, 2014

Free Breakfast and Info Session for First Time Parents To Be

The Infants' Home, Drummoyne Community Centre, the City of Canada Bay and Sydney Local Health District are partnering to host a FREE ‘must know’ session and breakfast for couples expecting their first child on Saturday 31 May 2014 OR Saturday 25 October 2014.

Art as Celebration

- May 15, 2014

Art as Celebration

Celebrating Art The Infants’ Home’s Way

Happy Mother's Day

- May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

We wish all the Mums out there a very Happy Mother's Day. We hope that you have a wonderful day, and can enjoy spending time with your loved ones.

Cupcakes and Bumble Bees help raise awareness for ‘brittle bones’ at Murray House!

- May 8, 2014

Cupcakes and Bumble Bees help raise awareness for ‘brittle bones’ at Murray House!

Children and families at Murray House celebrated international Wishbone Day (May 6) with an afternoon tea for Jacinta, who has 'brittle bone'.

Measles Alert for the Inner West

- May 2, 2014

Measles Alert for the Inner West

Shoppers who visited Ashfield Mall and Strathfield Plaza during the past week are being warned to be on the look out for symptoms of measles.

Art Show 2014: Saturday May 10

- May 2, 2014

Art Show 2014: Saturday May 10

PLEASE NOTE: The annual Art Show has been postponed due to the weather forecast this weekend - we now invite you to join us next Saturday May 10 for a delightful day of art and fun.

Dr Elly Singer Presentation Cancelled

- April 29, 2014

Dr Elly Singer Presentation Cancelled

The recently advertised presentation by Dr Singer on the 5th May has been cancelled.

Herbalife Fun Run on this Saturday!

- April 28, 2014

Herbalife Fun Run on this Saturday!

Herbalife is partnering with the Sydney:10 Fun Run to raise money for the Infants’ Home.

MLC cook up a storm at our fundraising BBQ!

- April 16, 2014

MLC cook up a storm at our fundraising BBQ!

On Wednesday 16th April a group of volunteers from MLC served hundreds of Bunnings customers at our fundraising BBQ

Tuning in to Kids a Great Success

- April 10, 2014

Tuning in to Kids a Great Success

During February and March a number of families attended this parenting course at The Infants’ Home to learn how to develop their children’s emotional intelligence.

Corporate volunteers enjoy a day at The Infants' Home!

- April 7, 2014

Corporate volunteers enjoy a day at The Infants' Home!

On Wednesday 2nd April a group of volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers generously donated their time to our centre.

Places now available for 2-5 year old children at The Infants’ Home

- March 26, 2014

Places now available for 2-5 year old children at The Infants’ Home

Come and join us at The Infants’ Home for play, learning and making friends in our quality programs.

Free ‘Green’ Baby Care Workshop Coming to The Infants’ Home Soon!

- March 25, 2014

Free ‘Green’ Baby Care Workshop Coming to The Infants’ Home Soon!

In partnership with Ashfield Council, The Infants’ Home will be hosting a free sustainable baby care workshop for parents on Saturday 10 May 2014.

Celebrating diversity on Harmony Day

- March 21, 2014

Celebrating diversity on Harmony Day

Harmony Day was celebrated across The Infants' Home on Friday March 21.

The Infants' Home joins in at the Carnival of Cultures

- March 17, 2014

The Infants' Home joins in at the Carnival of Cultures

The Infants' Home joined Ashfield Council in a celebration of multiculturalism at their Carnival of Cultures on Sunday March 16 at Ashfield Park.

Child care spaces available!

- February 25, 2014

Child care spaces available!

Come and join us at The Infants' Home! Spaces are available for 2-3 year olds and 3-5 year olds. Family Day Care also has limited spaces available.

They’re Back!!

- February 6, 2014

They’re Back!!

Rowan and Freya Howes, representing Kids in Philanthropy, return to The Infants’ Home to donate two laptops for our programs

Free Professional Development sessions

- February 4, 2014

Free Professional Development sessions

Staff from our SpOT Children's Clinic are running free evening sessions about Child Development in Burwood.

Parenting and Wellbeing Workshop Courses 2014

- January 24, 2014

Parenting and Wellbeing Workshop Courses 2014

Parenting and Wellbeing Workshops Calendar February to June 2014

Your Doctors GP Clinic Opening January 2014

- January 24, 2014

Your Doctors GP Clinic Opening January 2014

Your Doctors Ashfield to open at The Infants’ Home at the end of Janury 2014

Welcome back for 2014

- January 10, 2014

Welcome back for 2014

Welcome to The Infants’ Home for 2014. The Infants' Home staff, management and Board would like to welcome all of our new and returning families to our early childhood education centres for 2014.

Singing farewell to a bird

- January 6, 2014

Singing farewell to a bird

The children of The Infants' Home sing farewell to a fledgling magpie.

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