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Petit Hamilton’s Centre Director Shares Her Passion for Child Care

Kate, Centre Director of Petit Early Learning Journey Hamilton, believes child care should provide a home-like environment to support both children and their parents. “I was motivated to work in the early childhood sector after having my own children. As a Mum, you want the best for your children. I wanted to provide that same [...]

2018-08-29T07:49:44+00:00August 30th, 2018|Articles|

7 Fun Science Projects for Toddlers

Science experiments are a fun way to keep curious minds engaged. These cool, hands-on science projects are easy to prepare and will keep your toddler entertained while learning along the way. For some experiments, you may need to shop for ingredients, while for others you’re sure to have everything you need at home. A little [...]

2018-08-27T10:34:11+00:00August 28th, 2018|Articles|

Baby Crying Sounds – What Do Different Cries Mean?

Babies make lots of different noises from giggles to grunts to baby babble. Most of the time, they’re happily engrossed in their new world. When a need arises however, they have to let you know. The best way to do that is through crying, as it gets your attention every time! New parents can find [...]

2018-08-17T10:55:18+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles|

Petit Introduces Bilingual Approach to Early Learning Programs

Introducing your young child to a second language can help them develop linguistically, cognitively, academically and socially. Recognising this, Petit Early Learning Journey Barton has introduced a bilingual program that teaches French to young children from 15 months through to toddlers and pre-school. Head leader Helena explains why the centre decided on French. “A lot of [...]

2018-08-17T10:51:59+00:00August 20th, 2018|Articles|

Speak Your Words: Toddler Speech Development Therapy, Exercises, Difficulties and More

There are many moments as parents that give pause, make us question whether going one way or another is right in any given situation. Children’s speech is one of those areas that it’s hard to tell if there’s an immediate need for intervention. You might find yourself as a parent thinking: Is it normal for [...]

2018-08-13T15:32:28+00:00August 13th, 2018|Articles|

Baby Proofing Your Home: How To Create a Safe Space for Your Baby

As parents, we do everything in our power to keep our children safe at home and to protect them from harm. We install child safety gates throughout the house and place child locks on the kitchen cupboards. We pick up small items that could get lodged in a baby’s throat and we keep dangerous chemicals [...]

2018-08-13T15:32:29+00:00August 10th, 2018|Articles|

Our Favourite Sustainable Baby Products

With a click of the mouse or a tap on your phone, you can access an incredible variety of natural, organic, sustainable and ethical baby products. That’s great news for you, your baby and the planet! At Petit Early Learning Journey, we care about the health of your children, our team and the world we [...]

2018-08-13T15:32:29+00:00August 8th, 2018|Articles|

Take a Peek into the Weekly Music Classes at Petit

Who doesn’t think it’s adorable when a small child starts dancing as the music turns on, or when you see a child's eyes light up when hearing their favourite song? According to the Victorian Government’s Child Health & Development page, “Play, an important way for young children to learn, begins at birth. Playing together is one of [...]

2018-08-13T15:32:29+00:00July 26th, 2018|Articles|