The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-27T03:07:32Z Inner West Trends from Q1 with Cameron Nicholls 2017-04-27T03:07:32Z inner-west-trends-from-q1-with-cameron-nicholls Abbotsford based property expert and founder of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, Cameron Nicholls, recaps the results from the first quarter of 2017 and shares his predictions for the inner west in the run to the end of financial year. Cameron Nicholls, Founder and Principal of Nicholls & Co Estate Agents, says of the next quarter (Q2), “With Easter and Anzac Day at the start of the quarter, the market will start off quite unsettled as with the holidays usually comes a slower start in the housing market than normal.” No need to fret, Cameron reassures, “I expect that there will be a flurry of new listings in the form of one and two bedroom apartments hitting the market at the beginning of the second quarter. So, it’s looking up for people looking to enter the property market or downsizing from the family home to apartment living.” Abbotsford Property Statistics for Q1: Total properties sold - 21 Highest sale price - $2,060,000 Median sale price - $1,317,083.33 Percentage of houses vs units: 90.5/9.5 The most recent sales from Nicholls & Co include: 27/16 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 101/4 Lewis Ave, Rhodes - $1,530,000 11/33 Peninsula Drive, Breakfast Point - $2,700,000 13/22 Harrow Road, Stanmore - $425,000 368 Georges River Road, Croydon Park - $1,251,000 203/12 Orchards Avenue, Breakfast Point - $990,000 For more information go to EcoTools Unveils New Modern Eco Collection 2017-04-27T01:30:00Z ecotools-unveils-new-modern-eco-collection EcoTools®, a leader in authentic beauty, celebrates its 10th anniversary milestone with the unveiling of the New Modern Eco Collection, featuring gorgeous rebranding and new product innovation. With a bold, fresh and contemporary look, the brand advances its makeup brush collection, including pioneering the first-ever makeup sponge made from plant based materials. As part of the 10 year milestone, the entire collection has evolved based on the wants and needs of today’s women and features a refreshed logo and packaging with clean colours and modern metallic accents. Highlight updates include: Redesigned makeup brushes, featuring tapered light-weight brush handles still made from renewable bamboo, for improved comfort and performance, in a brighter wood colour, with contemporary gunmetal ferrules and beautiful ombre bristles. On-package education that takes the intimidation out of the makeup brush aisle. Each product directly links to a recommended colour cosmetic pairing, showcases the end benefit, features a face chart for application and identifies the level of coverage to help simplifying her beauty routine. Continuing to be eco-minded, the entire 2017 collection is comprised of renewable and recyclable materials including tree-free paper, vegetable based inks and RPET clamshell packaging, to help remove materials from the waste stream. 100% vegan and PETA certified, with all EcoTools makeup brushes and sponges you can be assured your beauty routine is as good for the environment as it is for your makeup finish! For more information, please contact Rachel King @ 360 PR: / (02) 9571 4448 Smart Space Saving Ideas! 2017-04-19T00:12:06Z smart-space-saving-ideas Smart Space Saving Ideas Design & Styling Tips by Justine Wilson Media Release - April 2017 With more and more of us compromising space for a vibrant inner city lifestyle, it’s hard to imagine that with a few small changes to our living quarters we can not only create more space, but also a more organised way of living. “There are so many wonderful DIY space saving options out there now! Every home is different and so are your needs and wants, so it’s important to work out which options are within your budget and what solutions are the smartest for your home,” says Justine. Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at Vault Interiors shares her top space saving tips: 1. Seasonal Storage – Who doesn’t want a streamline immaculate wardrobe? If yours is bursting at the seams, divide your clothing and accessories into seasons. Just pack away and rotate when required. Space bags, shoe storage boxes and under bed storage boxes are all quick, easy and affordable ways to do this. 2. Multifunctional Furniture – Investing in multifunctional furniture is one of the smartest ways to free up more space. Beds and ottomans with storage are the most common and easiest to find. The IKEA Malm bed offers four drawers of storage and an optional bedhead with shelving for books or accessories. 3. Dual Purpose Spaces – Try converting a spare bedroom into both a study area and guest room by using a sofa bed instead of a traditional bed is one great idea. In the past, finding a sofa bed was limiting, however you no longer have to compromise on style as there are many well designed sofa bed options available. 4. Smart Storage – Joinery is a significant way to change the way you live and has endless possibilities when it comes to storage. Unused areas can be transformed into functional storage spaces with only a small amount of work, e.g. bench seating built under windows or storage under the staircase. Something like these stairs (below) require a little more time and money but we think the result is definitely worthwhile! 5. Think Vertical – Why not use walls to create space? Pegboards are flexible and fun and can be used for both practical and display purposes. Regardless of whether you’re hanging cleaning essentials or an ornament arrangement, you can add colour and life to your walls with only a small amount of effort. 6. Floating Furniture – Floating shelves are a light, open and seamless way to display items. We love to utilise perspex or glass box shelving to create a sophisticated and interesting way to showcase items you may not have room to display. These can be stagnant or can act as changing artworks within your home. For more information, please visit Zeal launches new Classic colour palette 2017-04-18T00:16:44Z zeal-launches-new-classic-colour-palette Proving that kitchenware can be fashionable as well as functional Zeal is pleased to announce their new Classic Silicone Range now available in Australia. This new range exudes style with no compromise on quality and radiates a fabulous cool, calming palette of pale blue, grey, green and cream which has taken direction from the latest trends in interiors. With over 35 years experience in the field, UK silicone experts Zeal manufacture their products to the highest possible standards with EEC quality approved silicone which remains odourless and will not absorb flavours or stain during use. All Zeal products are BPA free, heat resistant to at least 250°C, dishwasher safe, non-scratch and suitable for non-stick pans and come with a 10 Year Warranty. The new Zeal Classic Silicone Range includes: Zeal Silicone Slotted Turner RRP $16.95 – Steel strengthened, hard nylon core to provide flexibility and durability, 300mm (L). Zeal Silicone Spatula Spoon 20cm RRP $12.95 & 26cm RRP $16.95 – Steel strengthened, provides a unique and flexible square ended kitchen spoon. Zeal Silicone Ergo Spatula RRP $13.95 – Steel strengthened with an ergonomically designed spatula head – perfect for getting the last drop out of jars. Zeal Silicone Tongs RRP $12.95/$21.95 – Grooved ergonomic, anti pinch handles, perfect grip silicone heads, easy to handle dimensions & mechanism. Available in 7 inches and 12 inches. Zeal Silicone Cooks Spoon 30cm RRP $19.95 – Unique reinforced steel construction throughout, perfect for use on non-stick pans. Zeal Silicone Whisk RRP $19.95 – Silicone-coated wires protect your ceramic bowls & non-stick pans, silicone handle with ball end for comfortable hold while whisking. Available in green & cream. 260mm (L) x 60mm (W). Zeal Silicone Measuring Spoon Set RRP $16.95 – Tablespoon (beechwood), Teaspoon, 1⁄2 Teaspoon, 1⁄4 Teaspoon & 1/8 Teaspoon. Zeal Silicone Large Hot Mat 22cm RRP $14.95 – Heat resistant multi-use silicone surface protector, features non-slip grooves and hanging loop. Zeal Silicone Baking Mat RRP $24.95 – Non-stick preparation, baking and freezing sheet withstands high temperatures up to 300°C. Suitable for the oven, dishwasher, freezer and microwave. Much more environmentally friendly than baking paper! 420mm (L) x 295mm (W). The new Zeal Classic Range is available now at Medela survey reveals every Mum has a story to share about her Midwife experience 2017-04-10T09:58:18Z medela-survey-reveals-every-mum-has-a-story-to-share-about-her-midwife-experience In Australia, there are over 300,000 mums giving birth every year and Midwives support 70 per cent of them.  Now with International Midwives' Day taking place on 5th May 2017, Medela Australia embarked on a survey with 7,800 Australian Mums to explore just how much Midwives influence new mums’ confidence and introduction to motherhood. The survey reveals that surprisingly, the role a midwife plays goes beyond providing practical and physical medical support.  A staggering 82 per cent of new mums reported feeling more confident entering into motherhood specifically because of her positive experience with a midwife. The advice a new mum received from a midwife made a difference too, with 88 per cent of respondents clearly benefiting from the helpful or very helpful advice bestowed onto them.  Advice from midwives ranged from practical suggestions for breastfeeding, pain relief, labour strategies, as well as emotional coping strategies and words of wisdom. “The support I got from my midwives at the hospital went beyond breastfeeding advice and how to bathe my baby. They helped me cope emotionally with the baby blues which came as a huge shock to me.  Saying thank you is not enough – there are no words to describe how they helped me” Jessie, 33. Most mums, 62 per cent, have received conflicting advice from midwives, demonstrating that receiving conflicting advice is normal, common and provides an opportunity for mums to select which advice to take on board.  There were 57 per cent of respondents who dealt with conflicting advice by selecting the advice that best worked for them. The other 33 per cent turned to alternative sources such as online networks, family, doctor. In the first 6 weeks of motherhood when mums are feeling more emotional and less confident, mums most valued the support from partners, their own mothers and midwives before online communities, followed by their doctor. Beyond the 6-week mark, results evolved with mums more likely to favour online support. Jarrod Percy, the Managing Director of Medela Australia explains, “It is wonderful to acknowledge the positive impact a midwife has and how the support and advice from a midwife shapes a mother’s confidence and introduction to motherhood. Confidence gives new mothers strength, courage and clarity to embrace her role positively and productively. By celebrating and supporting the community of midwives they can continue to make a difference.” Full results from the survey will be released and discussed at the interactive Medela Mother’s Group event to take place on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 in Melbourne. Featuring expert panellists including Katie James, Educator, Midwife and Lactation Consultant from Medela Australia, Helen Stevens Baby Sleep Expert from New Born Baby and Debra Close and Kate Wilke, Positive Psychologists from Flourishing Mothers.  These presenters, along with bloggers, new mums and media will explore ways the community can support new mums, tips to address common issues new parents face, how midwives can best support next generation of mums as well as other hot topics. This event will also raise awareness for St. Kilda Mums. -ends- Media interested in attending the event or to receive full survey results please contact: Christie Nicholas I 03 9598 9128 I @medela_au I #MyMedela #MedelaAU blOOturtle PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH MELBOURNE AUTHOR 2017-04-04T21:11:12Z blooturtle-publishing-announces-distribution-agreement-with-melbourne-author Sydney 5 April, 2017 — the crew at children’s book company blOOturtle Publishing are excited to announce the signing of a global distribution agreement with Australian author Michael Winn. blOO has added Michael to our catalogue as part of our commitment to assist authors share their works globally. Having already self-published his first children’s story Peter the Perfect Peacock, Michael has signed an agreement with blOO that will see his work join our catalogue for upcoming global book shows as well as become part of our global distribution program. “We are excited to have Michael join our self-published program with such a fantastic story,” says Nicola Ganaye, Creative Officer of blOO. “Peter the Perfect Peacock has a great message that highlights being true to one’s self is a beautiful thing; something we could all take lessons from. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to assist a self-published author such as Michael reach global markets.” Mr Winn has degrees in both journalism and primary school teaching, and has worked for It Gets Better Australia to raise awareness and promote hope for members of the LGBTIQ+ community who suffer with mental health issues. “I am so excited to become a member of the blOO family,” says Michael Winn “The way they support and nurture up-and-coming writers isn’t often seen today, especially the way they allow me to maintain my independence as a self-publisher.” Peter the Perfect Peacock is currently available through the the book shop at blOOturtle only began its journey in late 2016, with the release of Ogie Saves Christmas, now sold out until next year’s print run, but we have big plans for 2017. It is our goal to add 8 to 10 new titles to our catalogue this calendar year. Our blOO crew is currently working our way through a number of submissions with hopes of more announcements coming soon. For more information on blOO visit our website, or contact us at . About blOO blOOturtle publishing is a niche book company that produces and assists self-published authors of children’s books. In addition to producing our own publishing catalogue, blOO also assists you in “doing it yourself” with a variety of author support packages. Our criteria is simple, if there is a fantastic bedtime, nap time, kid time story to be shared, we want to know about it. So visit our website to learn more about our services and publishing programs. Child Care Benefit Helps Australian Families Obtain Child Care 2017-03-29T04:29:46Z child-care-benefit-helps-australian-families-obtain-child-care Perth, WA 29 March 2017 - The Australian Government provides a Child Care Benefit or “CCB” to many Australian families in need of child care. It is paid directly to parents, grandparents, relationship parents and/or foster parents to help them make child care affordable. While many parents are eligible for the Child Care Benefit, it is subject to certain requirements.Michelle Coleski is the director of Cuddles Childcare Centres, who provide child care in three centrally-located Perth suburbs. According to Ms Coleski:“We have watched the Child Care Benefit help numerous Perth area families afford child care. We decided it would be helpful, so we recently provided a guide to Child Care Benefit eligibility on our blog. A lot of people who think they aren’t eligible end up being eligible and saving a lot of money on their child care costs.”Child Care Benefit: the BasicsThere are some basic requirements for being eligible for the Child Care Benefit. The parent or the parent’s partner must be an Australian citizen. In addition, permanent Australian residents are eligible, as are those who are exempt from the residency requirement. The children must be immunised up to the age of 19 unless they have an exemption from vaccination.In addition, The person applying for child care must be the person who is responsible for paying for the child care. That disqualifies those who are receiving funds for child care from work or from any other agency.There are certain conditions that can provide families with exemptions from the requirements. For example, a parent with a child who is less than 21 years of age lives with the parent and receives a Disability Support Pension can be eligible for the Child Care Benefit.What Determines the Child Care Benefit?The Child Care Benefit is determined by a number of factors. These include: household income, the type of child care the child is receiving, the number of hours being spent in child care, the number of children who are being cared for and the reason for the child care. Work, Training, Study TestParents applying for child care must pass the “Work, Training, Study Test.” Usually, both partners must be working, training or studying 15 hours a week or 30 hours a fortnight to receive the maximum benefit of 50 hours of child care.According to Ms Coleski: “The Child Care Benefit is a wonderful resource. We always encourage all of our parents to find out exactly what they are eligible for. There are also other programs that can help. For those who want to use the extra effort, it is possible to have affordable or even free child care, depending upon one’s circumstances.”Ms Coleski concluded: “No matter what your financial situation, if you need child care, we recommend finding out exactly what you are eligible for. It may be a lot more than you think.”Cuddles Childcare Centres currently provide child care in three convenient Perth suburbs. They feature a high carer to child ratio and the utmost in professionalism. Their three facilities are located near major transport lines so they can provide child care to people in most Perth suburbs. To learn more, visit their website today: Justin Ferguson Property Specialists rebrands to Ferguson Property Agents in 2017 2017-03-29T00:44:28Z justin-ferguson-property-specialists-rebrands-to-ferguson-property-agents-in-2017 Cammeray property experts, Justin Ferguson Property Specialists are proud to unveil their new name and look for 2017. The agency founded by Justin Ferguson in 1998 will now be know as Ferguson Property Agents. The rebrand will see the team grow in their soon to be renovated premises at 514 Miller Street, Cammeray. The new company logo is modern and precise, just like the service the agency offers. In addition to the new name and new look, Ferguson Property Agents will continue to grow their I Love Cammeray community social media pages and will also be one of the sponsors of Norths Rugby Club Juniors. About Ferguson Property Agents: Ferguson Property Agents pride themselves on achieving outstanding results. Their proven history of delivering record prices for residential and commercial properties ranges from individual vendors to government authorities and project developers. Justin Ferguson established the high profile office in 1998. It is strategically located in Cammeray Village. Today, it is the dominating agency in Cammeray, with a large sales team and a substantial property management portfolio. Their longevity in the market means they have strong support throughout our neighbouring suburbs: Northbridge, Crows Nest and North Sydney. For further information go to: Finally; An organic baby Sleeping Bag configurable for all-seasons and a Sleepsuit that grows with your child. 2017-03-28T04:53:54Z finally-an-organic-baby-sleeping-bag-configurable-for-all-seasons-and-a-sleepsuit-that-grows-with-your-child Temperature changes causing havoc on your little one's sleep patterns? Not sure how to keep baby sleeping comfortably at night? Worried about them kicking off blankets? Anxious at the thought of bub sweating against polyester fabric? Or simply frustrated at having to buy Sleepsuits and Sleeping Bags for every size and every season? The Sleepy Company knows too well that most parents are eager for solutions to these problems and has created two of the most innovative sleep solutions ever to hit the Australian Market.  Both are made of luxurious, super-soft, certified organic cotton; no polyester, no harmful chemicals and pesticides, creating a healthier option for baby – while being super practical for parents.  Rapid growth spurts in young children normally results in sleepsuits that are outgrown before they are outworn, making it inconvenient and expensive to upgrade.  The X-Tend Sleepsuit is an Australian-first invention that grows with baby! Simply extend the arms and legs of the suit once the baby is ready for the next size.  Boasting handy features such as removable sleeves, hand and feet mittens and two way front zippers, it’s suitable for babies 6 months up to 7 years of age.  For babies 18 months and up, a unique extra-large drop seat feature makes nappy changes or middle of the night toilet stops so much more convenient.  The X-Tend Sleepsuit keeps baby safe and comfortable all night without the worry of kicking off blankets. Back by popular demand with brand new features and upgrades is the 365 Sleep Bag 2.0, the configurable baby sleeping bag that adjusts to all four seasons and temperature changes, eliminating the need for blankets and multiple tog sleep bags. Simply combine the Summer and Spring/Autumn bags to create your Winter warmer. It now comes with the X-Tend system to extend the sleeves to next size up, as well as handy features such as removable full-sleeves, hand mittens, and a travel vent. Made for babies 6 months up to 5 years old. The 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 offers maximum usage of each bag, so baby sleeps in complete comfort and safety 365 days a year. If the ultimate goal is to secure a good night sleep, both for parents and baby, then the new product solutions from The Sleepy Company are every parents’ dream.  Described by sleep consultants as ‘ingenious!’ both products are kind to sensitive or eczema prone skin and come in a selection of unisex contemporary prints and stylish designs. Organic, economical, environmentally friendly, practical and beautiful.  The 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 and the X-Tend Sleepsuit are available for pre-order on The Sleepy Company Website. 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 starts from RRP $149.95 (includes 1 x Summer and 1 x Spring/Autumn, combined for Winter).  X-Tend Sleepsuit starts from RRP $74.95. Free shipping and free returns for 100 days* Australia wide policy. I I Lexar Announces New Durable JumpDrive Tough for Intense Conditions 2017-03-27T22:10:22Z lexar-announces-new-durable-jumpdrive-tough-for-intense-conditions Lexar has launched its new Lexar® JumpDrive® Tough, a high-performance JumpDrive USB flash drive created to withstand life’s challenges, all while protecting the contents of your drive through an advanced security software.   Key Messages:·      Rugged and durable design created to withstand tough conditions such as impact, pressure, weather, and water·      Quickly and securely transfer photos, videos, and files with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write*·      USB 3.1 compatible, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices·      Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities A fast and secure offering in the JumpDrive USB flash drive performance lineup, the JumpDrive Tough combines a rugged yet stylish look with secure, high-speed performance. This stylish, lightweight drive is impact/pressure (up to 750 PSI), weather (-13°F to 300°F), and water (up to 98 feet) resistant. The drive comes equipped with EncryptStick™ Lite software, an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption that helps to securely protect files against corruption, loss and deletion. This tough USB 3.1 flash drive allows users to securely transfer photos, videos, and files with speeds up to 150MB/s read and 60MB/s write.* Users can quickly transfer a 3GB HD video clip in less than 1 minute, compared to the 4 minutes it takes using a standard USB 2.0 drive.** For added versatility, the drive is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices. “Tough conditions have met their match with the Lexar JumpDrive Tough,” said Micron Consumer Products Group Marketing Manager APAC Mathew Luu. “From accident-prone kids to adventure enthusiasts, users can rest assured that their content stays safe and protected even in the most intense conditions. So whether you work or play in harsh conditions, push your devices to the limit, or just want to protect against the bumps and bruises of everyday life, it’s got you covered.” The Lexar JumpDrive Tough USB 3.1 flash drive is compatible with PC and Mac® systems, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0 devices and comes with a three-year limited warranty. Furthermore, all Lexar product designs undergo extensive testing in the Lexar Quality Labs to ensure performance, quality, compatibility, and reliability with more than 1,200 digital devices. The new Lexar JumpDrive Tough is available now at MSRPs of AUD$39.95, NZD$44.95 (32GB), AUD$59.95, NZD$64.95 (64GB), and AUD$94.95, NZD $104.95 (128GB). For more information, visit The Micron logo and Micron symbol are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------*Up to 150MB/s read transfer, write speeds lower. Speeds based on internal testing. Actual performance may vary.**Based on 64GB capacity. 3.2GB video, HD 1080p@30fps (46 Mbps) video. [Notes:]Impact/pressure, temperature (storage), and water resistance specifications based on internal testing with included cap on. Actual performance may vary. Security safeguards, by their nature, are capable of circumvention. Lexar does not guarantee data will be 100% secure from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction. The latest USB driver is recommended for best performance. Contact your device manufacturer to ensure compatibility before installing. Some of the listed storage capacity is used for formatting and other purposes and is not available for data storage. 1GB equals 1 billion bytes. For more information, go to  Autumn Property Trends with Cameron Nicholls 2017-03-27T02:03:22Z autumn-property-trends-with-cameron-nicholls From record-breaking temperatures to all time high rainfalls, the shift from summer to autumn has certainly been quick! With a new season brings a change in the property market as well as an opportunity to maximise the cooler weather and end of day light savings. In order to make the most of what autumn has to offer, Cameron suggests: Clean your windows: With the recent downfalls Sydney has experienced this is even more important. You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make! Introduce autumn colours and hues: Throws, cushions and even lightweight curtains are a great way to give a home an instant lift and won’t break the budget. Twilight opens: The autumn sky sets the scene for ambient twilight property showings. Turn the end of daylight savings into a positive. Update the exterior: Trim all trees back, clear the leaves out of the gutters and make sure your property looks low maintenance, even if that isn’t the case! Create an outdoor dinning room: Use pavers to create a dedicated outdoor dining space, this time of year it’s slightly cooler and there are less insects to battle. Present an outdoor room to potential buyers before winter hits. About Nicholls & Co Estate Agents: Nicholls & Co is a boutique modern agency focused on the person first and foremost and then the property. They do not work with clients, they work with people. Through personal attention and connecting with people on a deeper level they are able to comprehensively understand how best to deliver the results desired. For further information go to: Loss of a loved one is a very difficult time for most people 2017-03-24T12:33:21Z loss-of-a-loved-one-is-a-very-difficult-time-for-most-people She was only in her early 50's and had 3 children.  She had been sick for a few years, but still managed to soldier on and cope with life, between hospital visits.  Anyway unfortunately after Christmas she passed. It had been particularly hard for all her children, but her youngest daughter was completing VCE.  She was really struggling to get through with her mum being so unwell and the huge pressure of SACS and VCE exams. We did photo engraved necklaces for her family to help them with their grief.  Initially we did one for her husband and he showed other family members and they all wanted one.   I recently spoke to the youngest daughter who said to me she totally adored her piece.  She said she wore it daily in December as that was a particularly hard month for her, with her mum being so unwell, and the final loss of her mother.  She explained to me that it provided her with the comfort and love she needed.  She was also involved in Grief groups and had given many of my cards out, as many people had commented and admired  her piece. We were truly happy to hear her story of how our photo engraved necklace helps her regularly, but in particular times of need.  The loss of a loved one is difficult for most people and just knowing the comfort it provides her and her family with was truly inspiring. See More My Cubby Helps Dreams Come True with Layby 2017-03-24T05:58:58Z my-cubby-helps-dreams-come-true-with-layby My Cubby knows how hard it is for parents to say ‘No’ to their children’s fondest dreams and desires. It is difficult when money is not at hand to make purchases that they know will make a world of difference to their beloved children. My Cubby has come out with the best layby plan to help such parents’ gift their children the cubby houses they dream of. Layby purchases are far wiser options compared to using credit cards to buy a gift during the holiday season and then incur interest charges.   By the time the entire amount spent is paid back, the amount escalates to much more than what was originally paid for the gift. My Cubby’s Layby plan is very convenient as the customer pays a minimum deposit of $100 and then makes the repayments as they like. The payments of the cubby have to be completed within 12 months from the date the first deposit. Parents who want to gift their children a cubby for Christmas 2017 will need to plan to complete their payments by the 10th of November so that the ordered cubby can be dispatched and installed in time for Christmas. Layby is excellent for families that want to pool their resources together to give their little ones a cubby. Extended family members can also contribute money towards the layby of the cubby. Children are overjoyed to learn that their grandparents, uncles and aunts contributed to purchase their favourite cubby house for them. Children are always overjoyed to see cubby houses with freestanding swings, kid’s rope ladders and dolls house furniture. It helps make beautiful memories that families can cherish for generations to come. Customers can also plan a layby in advance with a preferred dispatch date such as a birthday or any special family event besides Christmas. Payments have to be completed before the planned date of installation of the cubby. My Cubby wants to see happy children all around Australia. Layby is one of the ways in which My Cubby is helping parents to fulfil the desire of playing in their own favourite cubby. Those who have queries regarding the layby and cubby houses of My Cubby may call 1800121513. To check out the various cubby houses available at My Cubby visit this link  Try Ecostore’s new kids range for safer bath time fun 2017-03-24T05:48:26Z try-ecostore-s-new-kids-range-for-safer-bath-time-fun With foam to the max, and bubbles for a bit of trouble making, Ecostore’s new kids range makes bath time more fun than ever! The range includes a three in one conditioning shampoo and body wash for convenience and value, with over 500 pumps that kids can dispense themselves. There is also a bubble bath and a foaming handwash. The company has already had some great feedback from early product users: “It was fun for the kids to use, they even decided to wash themselves for the first time. Definitely made bath time easier!” “My kids love dispensing products themselves and found the packaging easy to use, with the right amount of product being dispensed at any one time.” Ecostore’s kids range is a great follow on from its well known baby range for newborns to two-plus, which has been in supermarkets for many years. Both ranges are kind to young skin because they use carefully chosen plant and mineral based ingredients. Kids will also love the fruity zing and pear pop fragrances in the kids range, and the cool characters that steal the show on the front and back of the bottle. Among the characters are Nabi the narwhal, the star of the bubble bath, and Moss the moa, who’s on the pear pop three in one. Check out the new range at Year 10 Students set to battle it out 2017-03-22T08:00:26Z year-10-students-set-to-battle-it-out The Science & Engineering Challenge is a fun day of hands on activities designed to show year 10 students that science is actually fun and to help influence their subject choices in their final years of high school, allowing them entry into technical tertiary level study and a future career in Science & Engineering.  Held over 5 days in the old Midland Railway Workshops from March 27th to 31st and being managed by the Rotary Club of Midland. 40 Schools from all over the Perth metropolitan area are set to take part in this 5 day challenge. Each day will see teams of 4 students do battle. Each team has 8 tasks to overcome and think their way through.  Constructing an earthquake-proof tower,  building a catapult,  designing & building a 'Bionic Hand' are just some of the activities they need to master. The teams will be judged on the successful outcome of the projects.  Each task is set to test the teams on; constructive thinking, innovative design, teamwork using basic materials, sound engineering principals and ingenuity. The highlight of the day is the testing of the Balsa Wood Bridge for its load bearing capabilities to the point of  its  dramatic destruction.  The event is strongly supported by local sponsors and West Australian universities. Edith Cowan, Murdoch, Curtin and the University of WA will all have staff and students present as well as making presentations to the winning teams.  Other major sponsors include St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospital, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, The City of Swan,  and The Steffanelli Group Pty Ltd in Midland. Without these generous sponsors this event would not be possible.  Ensure your school registers in time for next years fun filled challenge.