Pegrum Family Day Care

Thursday, June 2, 2011


At this moment we are planning to reopen in October 2011. Looking forward to getting back to FDC and am already thinking of the wonderful activities and excursions we can do.

Friday, April 8, 2011


I have now closed Family Day Care until after we have our baby. We should reopen in late 2011 and are happy to take bookings now for late 2011/ early 2012.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Elizabeth Pantley - No Cry Sleep Solutions

I first read Elizabeth Pantley's No Cry Nap Solutions book when I was struggling with one of our family day care kids who only slept for 45 mins and then woke up screaming thus waking all the other children too! Her parents had used Control Crying something I am really opposed to, within a few weeks I had her sleeping over 1.5 hours with no crying and by the time she left me she was sleeping up to 3 hours every day and so much the better for it, she was even waking up calmer.

Eliazabeth has lots of great information on her website including some free sleep logs though I cant recommend enough buying her books if you are struggling with your childs sleep or naps.

Her website is here

Monday, December 20, 2010

Currently on holidays

It has been a while since I have updated my blog, must be a combo of Christmas/ working more and just general chaos around here!

I am currently closed until after Christmas though I am already missing all the kids!

I have also just recently received my new license and am now licensed 24 hours, 7 days which means for anyone needing weekend care I can do it and you can still get your CCB/ CCR. And as before I am still available for casual weekday care too.

Not much else to report but have been busy trying to get things back in order so the kids can pull it all back out and disorganise it on the first week back lol!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


So we have ventured out on 2 excursions recently, the first one to the zoo with some help from our resource worker.

I loved the Perth Zoo as a child, they used to tell us if you caught a squirrel you could take it home, so I dont think I spent much time looking at the animals but more so searching for squirrels lol! Regardless it holds some fond memories for me and when I found out my daughters class was going it was a great opportunity to share the joy with some small ones!

The 2 kids we took got to see a baby orangutuan, go through the noctural house and visit the african savannah. We had a lovely picnic on the lawn before we left and they also went on the carousel.

We also went to the Cuddly Animal Farm which was a stack of fun but no photos as they all have kids in them! It was a great day out though and I highly recommend it.

During this week we have also had a very special birthday and we made a wonderful birthday cake. Our birthday boy requested a blue cake with pink icing so that is what he got!


In keeping with our open ended play experiences and another fantastic idea from my sister we wet our backyard bricks, gave the kids some chalk and set them free:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New waterwall

Had a wonderful suggestion by my sister to build a waterwall and of course Pete got right down to it and I was extremely impressed with his creativity (will have to put that to further use!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

School Holidays

We are in the middle of school holidays here, always chaos with kids on different days than normal. We are also getting ready for our daughter's 12th birthday so it is extra mad!

Still moving forward with my open ended play experiences and the tyres have proved to be a big hit. We are just waiting on a new order of paint and glue which I hope arrives soon as we had to resort to white paint on coloured paper last week.