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Volume 3

November 2015


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Editor’s Notice Board Welcome to the November 2015 issue of Your Child in Whittlesea! We are approaching the end of another year. As we plough through Term 4 & prepare for end of year events, make sure you take time out to “smell the roses” and enjoy the beautiful weather! Next month, Your Child in Whittlesea will be publishing its 30th issue. What a milestone! And with milestones come growth & change. As we plan & prepare for next year, the decision has been made to offer this great local business opportunity to another local entrepreneur. After three years, the framework has been set-up & the initial leg work is all done, and now we are ready to pass on this publication to someone else who wants to invest in our local community. Training and mentoring will be provided for a fully supported transition. We are looking for someone who has a passion for the local community with a desire to support & grow local business, someone who is looking for a new start in 2016 - an unique business opportunity! If you, or someone you know, might be interested in taking over the reins of Your Child in Whittlesea magazine, please do not hesitate to contact me on (03) 9715 2630 or 0413 005 278 for a chat. As always, remember to shop local this Christmas season & support the wonderful advertisers who enable us to provide this magazine, free of charge, to local families like yourselves.

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Dr John Keith Abraham, MBBS, FRACGP Provide No. 272001HJ =

Skin Cancer Screening

The Heights Kindergarten 31 Morang Drive, Mill Park

(by appointment only)

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Family Medicine = Women’s Health = Mental Health = Health Checks = Travel Medicine = Flu Vaccination =

2016 & 2017 4-year-old vacancies Enrol Now

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Ph: 9436 7744 for session times & enrolment information or view our website

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GREENSBOROUGH, HURSTBRIDGE, WATSONIA & MERNDA VILLAGES

2016 NEW venue in Whittlesea

Join us for open week and our Mini term (Nov/Dec 2015) Call, text or email

Over 40 locations across VIC VIC Small class sizes FREE trial available

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Gymnastics Classes & Holiday Clinics

Book F R E E your T Code rial YC201 : 5

Under 2's play gym Kinder gym: 2-5 yrs General gym: 5-12 yrs

9 Gipps Court, Epping 3076

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Gymsports Academy of Movement & Excellence

2014 Victorian Service of the Year

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The Art of Healing and Play: Using Creative Healing Methods with Young Children Experimental workshop exploring effective creative arts activities that assist young children who have experienced trauma. Facilitated by Trish Rech from Anglicare Victoria. Recommended for Parents/Carers & Early Years Educators. Date: Wed 11 November 2015 Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm Location: Council OfďŹ ces Fountain View Rm, 25 Ferres Blvd, Sth Morang Contact: Family Services Phone: 9404 8865 Cost: Free (Register Online)

Looking for a great Playgroup with friendly parents and heaps of fun for the kids?

Come for your free trial at Whittlesea Playgroup!

Open Tues, Wed and Fri 9:30am-11:30am $30 term fee* Check out "Whittlesea Playgroup" Facebook page for more details. *covers attendance twice a week, an excursion every term and a wonderful Christmas Party

Hawkstowe Music Come along to listen to an afternoon of great music in the surrounds of the historic Le Page homestead. There will be children's activities including an animal farm and face painting. BBQ will be provided by the Mill Park Garden Club or BYO picnic. Event presented by Plenty Valley Arts. Date: Sunday, 15 November 2015 Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm Location: Hawkstowe Picnic Area Plenty Gorge Park, Gordons Rd, Sth Morang Contact: Events Team on 9217 2174 Cost:$5 for adults, $2 for children (6-14yrs) & concession. Children 5 and under are free.

The Apocalypse & End Times Prophecy Come and find out more & pre-register for a Study of the Book of Revelations in 2016!

Nov 10th & 17th at 9:50 am St Johns Anglican Church BSF International Tuesday AM Class Main Street, Diamond Creek

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Kids Corner

Hey Kids you can be a ‘Your Child Star’ share your jokes, recipes, puzzles, fun facts or photos with other Kids in Whittlesea Contact us: Kids Corner, PO Box 40 Doreen 3754 Email: info@yourchildinwhittlesea.com.au

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Handy Phone Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire DIAL 000 Police Victoria State Emergency Services Hospitals

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Northern Hospital................................................... Austin - Heidelberg................................................. Box Hill Hospital...................................................... Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................

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Crisis Centres Poisons.................................................................... Kids Help Line.......................................................... Lifeline..................................................................... Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................. Nurse-on-Call.......................................................... Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................. Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................. Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)....................... Centres Against Sexual Assault................................ Victims of Crime Helpline....................................... LifeCircle - HOPELINE.............................................. SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline

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Your Local Police Station . Epping Police.......................................................... Kinglake Police........................................................ Mill Park Police....................................................... Whittlesea Police ...................................................

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Contents & Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... Articles

Business Opportunity

6 Easy Christmas Craft Ideas for Young Children 8 Allergic Eye Problems 10 Use protection! Tanning and your skin 12 School Readiness 14 Drowning in Parenthood? 16 Foundations for your Business 18 Social Mums 20 To Spam or Not To Spam 22 35 Best Play Ideas for Children 26 Decorating Santa Letters

17 Your Child in Whittlesea - FOR SALE 21 Kids Matter Family Day Care

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Editors Noticeboard What’s On in Whittlesea Kids Corner Handy Phone Numbers Classifieds

Your Child Business Opportunity

Christmas Store 7 Christmas Elves Preston

Child Care/Early Learning 2 Eltham College Kids 11 Bassetts Road ELC

Dance Schools 15 Magic Moves Dance School

Education/Schools 3 13 19 31 32

Gilson College Mernda Plenty Valley Christian College Kilmore International School St Paul the Apostle Doreen Ivanhoe Grammar School

Health & Well-Being 11 Doreen Total Health Care Clinic 15 Into Pilates Doreen 29 Open Minds Psychological Services

Kindergarten Call 1300 657 996 or visit: www.yourchildin.com.au 11 The Heights Kindergarten

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19 Action Indoor Sports Bundoora & Inflatable World 21 Gymsports Academy Epping

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Legal Services 21 Lewis Holdway Lawyers

Play Equipment 13 Aarons Outdoor Living Mernda

Sports/Fitness 9 Topline Tennis - Whittlesea 15 Ready Steady Go Kids

Deadline for Dec/Jan Issue 18th of Nov 2015

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St Paul the Apostle Catholic Primary School, Doreen AN INNOVATIVE, CONTEMPORARY AND PASTORAL LEARNING COMMUNITY. st “As 21 Century learners, the children will experience a thinking curriculum which is rigorous, rich and relevant and caters for their intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual needs.”

APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENT 2016 ARE NOW OPEN for Years Prep to Six School Tours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am or by appointment

Enquiries 80 Bassetts Road Doreen 3754 Phone: 9216 2000 enrolments@spadoreen.catholic.edu.au www.spadoreen.catholic.edu.au


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