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This week at The Infants' Home: 4th to 8th December

- December 8, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 4th to 8th December

Welcome to the weekly news round up of happenings at The Infants' Home.

White Ribbon Day Activities

- December 8, 2017

White Ribbon Day Activities

The Infants' Home participated in the Inner West Council's '16 Days of Action' campaign for White Ribbon Day.

This week at The Infants' Home: 27th November to 1st December

- December 6, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 27th November to 1st December

Welcome to our weekly round up of news at The Infants' Home

Carols by Twilight

- December 4, 2017

Carols by Twilight

Our annual Carols event is always a great start to the holiday season - it’s wonderful to see The Infants’ Home families come together as a community for this fun event.

Murray House Toddlers Create a Puppet Theatre

- December 1, 2017

Murray House Toddlers Create a Puppet Theatre

Children have enjoyed developing their creativity and communication skills through role play and performance.

This week at The Infants' Home: 20th to 24th November

- November 28, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 20th to 24th November

Welcome to the weekly news round up for The Infants' Home.

Carols by Twilight 2017

- November 22, 2017

Carols by Twilight 2017

The Infants Home Invites you to Carols by Twilight, Friday 1st December, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 17 Henry Street Ashfield.

Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

- November 20, 2017

Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

We are excited to announce the launch of The Infants' Home's first ever crowdfunding campaign, raising funds for the renovation of Rigby House.

This week at The Infants' Home: 13th to 17th November

- November 17, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 13th to 17th November

Welcome to our weekly news round up of happenings at The Infants' Home.

This week at The Infants' Home: 6th to 10th November

- November 10, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 6th to 10th November

Welcome to our weekly news round up of happenings at The Infants' Home.

A visit from the Royal Australian Navy

- November 8, 2017

A visit from the Royal Australian Navy

Recently The Infants' Home welcomed members of the Royal Australian Navy, who enjoyed a tour of our facilities and met some of our children and staff.

This week at The Infants' Home: 30th October to 3rd November

- November 3, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 30th October to 3rd November

Welcome to our weekly news round up for the week beginning 30th October.

This week at The Infants' Home: 21st to 27th October

- October 30, 2017

This week at The Infants' Home: 21st to 27th October

Welcome to a weekly round-up of happenings at The Infants' Home. This week was children's week, a national celebration of children's rights, talents and citizenship.

Annual Art Show 2017

- October 27, 2017

Annual Art Show 2017

Staff, children and families flocked to our Annual Art Show, the theme of 'Building Bridges through Art' was interpreted in many creative and wonderful ways.

Community Child Protection Training

- October 20, 2017

Community Child Protection Training

PEAK Training (operated by NSW Family Day Care Association) is offering heavily subsidised community child protection training in November - face to face and online.

Flag Presentation Ceremony with Anthony Albanese MP

- October 13, 2017

Flag Presentation Ceremony with Anthony Albanese MP

On Thursday 12 October children, staff and families were thrilled to be joined by Anthony Albanese MP for a flag presentation ceremony.

Encouraging creativity and innovation through 'Loose Parts' play

- October 11, 2017

Encouraging creativity and innovation through 'Loose Parts' play

Murray House toddlers have been exploring found objects and loose parts available in their environment.

Lilian's Pet Chicken

- September 29, 2017

Lilian's Pet Chicken

Murray House toddlers were thrilled when Lilian brought her pet chicken in for a visit recently.

The Infants' Home seeks a Maintenance Officer and Bus Driver

- September 29, 2017

The Infants' Home seeks a Maintenance Officer and Bus Driver

The Infants' Home is looking for a capable, personable maintenance officer and bus driver.

Child Protection Week 2017

- September 27, 2017

Child Protection Week 2017

Child protection week provides an opportunity for everyone in the community to think about how we can keep our children safe.

Superheroes at Gorton House Preschool

- September 25, 2017

Superheroes at Gorton House Preschool

Gorton preschoolers explore different super powers, making masks to dress up as their favourite superhero.

Murray House Children Enjoy Glorious Mud!

- September 14, 2017

Murray House Children Enjoy Glorious Mud!

Children at Murray House have been jumping in, ‘cooking with’ and generally enjoying the fun of messy play in their new mud patch.

Morning Tea to celebrate our Educators

- September 12, 2017

Morning Tea to celebrate our Educators

The Infants' Home celebrated Educator Day by hosting a delightful Morning Tea for all our staff.

Book Week 2017

- September 1, 2017

Book Week 2017

Book Week is an annual festival run by the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) to highlight the importance of literature in children's lives.

Herbalife Family Foundation Visit TIH

- August 25, 2017

Herbalife Family Foundation Visit TIH

This week The Infants' Home had a visit from long time supporter Herbalife. In celebration of 10 years of support from Herbalife Family Foundation, we welcomed a group of Herbalife Nutrition members and corporate staff for the day.

Enrol your child now at The Infants' Home

- August 16, 2017

Enrol your child now at The Infants' Home

The Infants’ Home is taking applications from parents who want to join our waiting list for enrolments in 2018.

Volunteer Company Secretary Wanted

- August 14, 2017

Volunteer Company Secretary Wanted

The Infants' Home is looking for a volunteer Company Secretary to support the governance of the Board.

Gorton House preschool children build a Humpy

- August 9, 2017

Gorton House preschool children build a Humpy

The children in Gorton pre-school continue to learn about Wangal land, and what the land may have looked like thousands of years ago, when only Wangal and Gadigal people walked and lived on this land.

Johnson House Preschool featured in new anti-bias children's book

- August 3, 2017

Johnson House Preschool featured in new anti-bias children's book

Multi verse is an organisation that provides educational resourcing through professional learning and publications in early childhood. Recently published book on anti-bias "Fair's fair: How to tackle bias in early education and care services" featured our Preschoolers from Johnson House.

Circle of Security Program in Mandarin

- August 1, 2017

Circle of Security Program in Mandarin

Our 5 week Parenting Program 'Circle of Security in Mandarin' starts this week! A course for Mandarin speaking parents of children aged 0 - 8 years, helping you better understand your children and encouraging them to feel safe and secure.

Board Director Opportunities

- July 26, 2017

Board Director Opportunities

The Infants' Home is looking for suitably qualified and experienced volunteers to join our Board and Committees.

Goldman Sachs Replenish our Sandpits!

- July 19, 2017

Goldman Sachs Replenish our Sandpits!

The Infants’ Home was thrilled to welcome back volunteers from Goldman Sachs last week to freshen up our Sandpits! Goldman Sachs have helped keep our sand pits in tip top shape for the last 5 years, supplying us with between 20 and 30 tonnes of sand each year as part of their Community TeamWorks grant program, which supports volunteer projects around the world.

NAIDOC Week at The Infants' Home

- July 17, 2017

NAIDOC Week at The Infants' Home

NAIDOC week is an annual opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with activities centred around a chosen theme, held from the 2nd to 9th July 2017. This year's theme was "Our Languages Matter". Our centres celebrated in many different ways, which are shared here.

A visit from our long term friends and supporters, the Clutterbuck family

- July 17, 2017

A visit from our long term friends and supporters, the Clutterbuck family

The Infants’ Home was honoured to host a visit from long term friends and supporters Suzanne and Harriet Clutterbuck.

Speech and Language Development Talk

- June 27, 2017

Speech and Language Development Talk

Please join us as Kathleen Seah from Child Think guides us through what to expect from our children, and evidence-based techniques that can be used at home to help development of speech, language and literacy.

Tax Appeal 2017

- June 19, 2017

Tax Appeal 2017

In 2016 our services were accessed by over 2,600 children and their families. 30% of our onsite services are targeted to assist children and families living with complex needs and or other vulnerabilities.

Book now for our term 3 Parenting Programs

- June 14, 2017

Book now for our term 3 Parenting Programs

Term 3 parenting programs are now available for booking.

Careers at The Infants' Home

- June 7, 2017

Careers at The Infants' Home

We are currently seeking to recruit an Early Childhood Nurse and educators holding a Diploma of Children's Services or a certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Reconciliation Week 2017 Celebrations

- June 7, 2017

Reconciliation Week 2017 Celebrations

Reconciliation Week runs from the 27 May – 3 June and aims to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

The new Allied Health Clinic is open

- May 30, 2017

The new Allied Health Clinic is open

We are pleased to announce the opening of an Allied Health clinic onsite at 17 Henry Street, Ashfield

The Infants' Home Annual General Meeting 2017

- May 26, 2017

The Infants' Home Annual General Meeting 2017

The Infants' Home's 142nd Annual General Meeting was held on 24th May, 2017

Gorton preschoolers explore the cultural heritage of Wangal land

- May 12, 2017

Gorton preschoolers explore the cultural heritage of Wangal land

Gorton preschool's learning around Australia’s Aboriginal heritage continues. Educators and children have all learnt greatly from discussions and shared perspectives, and explored reasons why some believe acknowledgement of country is important.

MLC volunteers provide their cleaning and barbequeing skills

- April 18, 2017

MLC volunteers provide their cleaning and barbequeing skills

Many thanks to the great volunteers from MLC who spent a day at The Infants' Home, cleaning, putting up flyers, and providing a barbeque lunch for our staff.

Introducing The Infants' Home's new CEO

- April 12, 2017

Introducing The Infants' Home's new CEO

The Infants' Home welcomed new CEO Elizabeth Robinson with an All Staff Easter Morning Tea

Parenting Program- Keeping Kids In Mind

- April 5, 2017

Parenting Program- Keeping Kids In Mind

Keeping Kids in Mind (KKIM) is a post-separation support program, offering information, referrals and support to separated families experiencing conflict and other complex issues.

Exploring Early Childhood and Technology at The Infants’ Home AGM on May 24

- April 5, 2017

Exploring Early Childhood and Technology at The Infants’ Home AGM on May 24

The age of digital technology poses both challenges and opportunities for educators in the early childhood environment as well as for parents and carers at home and in the community. This year, our AGM guest speaker will explore this topic.

The Infants' Home is on Wangal land

- March 22, 2017

The Infants' Home is on Wangal land

Gorton preschoolers have been learning about the traditional owners of the land on which The Infants' Home sits, the Wangal people.

Big Steps Campaign for Professional Pay for Childcare workers

- March 15, 2017

Big Steps Campaign for Professional Pay for Childcare workers

The Infants' Home would like to thank parents for their messages of support on International Women's Day 2017, regarding the Big Steps campaign for professional pay for childcare workers.

Parent and Well being Workshops- Circle of Security Parenting

- March 14, 2017

Parent and Well being Workshops- Circle of Security Parenting

The Infants' home will continue hosting Circle of Security Workshop for Term 2! 10th of May - 14th of June (6 weeks) Course cost: FREE, 10am- 12:30pm Child minding available: $5 per family per session.

Strathfield Rotary Club Stroller Derby is on April 30, 2017- please join in!

- March 7, 2017

Strathfield Rotary Club Stroller Derby is on April 30, 2017- please join in!

Sunday April 30th, 8am-2pm Stroller Derby Community Walk and Fun Run! A fun family day out for young and old. Get dressed up, bring your strollers and run or walk, then enjoy a carnival atmosphere with food and market stalls plus sausage sizzle and more!

The Hon. Sarah Mitchell Visits The Infants' Home

- March 2, 2017

The Hon. Sarah Mitchell Visits The Infants' Home

The Minister for Early Childhood Education and Aboriginal Affairs toured our site to learn more about our services.

Read the latest Parent Happenings newsletter

- February 8, 2017

Read the latest Parent Happenings newsletter

The Parents Happenings Newsletter is a bimonthly newsletter that aims to keep parents and carers informed about what is happening in their child's centre and at The Infants' Home in general.

Supporting your child during periods of resistance and transition

- January 30, 2017

Supporting your child during periods of resistance and transition

Threatening to leave is a common parenting tool to gain co-operation from our children, especially when the children won’t leave a space and we are in a hurry! My guess is that most of us have used this method, especially when frustrated and tired, simply because it usually works! However, the cost to our children of using the threat to abandon them goes deep.

Enrol now for term 1 parenting programs

- January 25, 2017

Enrol now for term 1 parenting programs

We still have spaces to fill in our parenting programs for term 1, commencing Tuesday 7th February

Infant Massage Class for Parents and Carers

- January 25, 2017

Infant Massage Class for Parents and Carers

The Infants' Home will host a free, 5-week massage class for parents with children under 12 months old, starting Saturday 18th February 2017.

Welcome our new Rigby House Director - Isa Holmes

- January 6, 2017

Welcome our new Rigby House Director - Isa Holmes

Corporate Volunteer Calendar 2017

- January 4, 2017

Corporate Volunteer Calendar 2017

Volunteering at The Infants' Home is a great way for groups to strengthen their team dynamics as they work together to make a difference in children's lives.

Welcome to 2017!

- January 4, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

Welcoming all of our new and returning children and families for 2017

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