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New Childcare Subsidy – commencing 2 July 2018

We have recently attended in service training for the new childcare subsidy commencing 2 July 2018. The government has stressed the need to have all parents registered with the mygov website NOW. The reason being that if parents delay there is a high probably that you will have difficulty assessing the system due to overload and the processing and payment of benefits will be delayed.

From our records we believe that everyone attending the centre would have met this mygov registration requirement in order to obtain immunization records and the existing Childcare Benefits and Childcare Tax Rebate.

Could we ask all Parents to check that they are registered in the mygov system asap.

In April 2018, Parents will receive additional advice from the Department of Human Services on further steps that they will be required to undertake to completed the enrolment process in order for you to gain access to the new government childcare subsidy.

Regards

Gregg Dwyer

Visit from Beecroft Public School

Dear Families,

We will be having a visit from the one of the kindergarten teachers from Beecroft Public School, on Monday, 18th September, who will be talking to Gregg and myself regarding the social and emotional readiness of children transitioning to school, offering some strategies on ensuring that children transition as smoothly as possible into the school environment.

More information will be provided on the “school readiness” page on our website. Please feel free to have a read.

Thank you.

Regards,

Michelle

Staff News

We are sad to say that Emily’s last day is next Friday, 26th of August, as she has completed her Certificate 3 and plans on travelling with her family to Serbia and maybe meet up with Harry! She will be dearly missed! She will be around to do a bit of casual work for us before she travels.

Michelle will be away September 4th to 15th. She is attending a friend’s wedding in Hong Kong.

Joy will be away September 11th to October 3rd. She is going to Italy.

 

Recent gastro outbreak in childcare centres

WE DO NOT HAVE THE GASTRO OUTBREAK AT OUR CENTRE

Dear families

We received an email informing us of the recent case of gastro outbreak at many childcare centres. We would like to take all precautionary measures to ensure this will not happen at our Service.

Parents are to inform educators if their child show any of the following symptoms:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea (loose stools, often offensive). Can also have blood in the stools
  • stomach pain
  • excessive wind
  • temperature >37ºC
  • headache
  • nausea

Please DO NOT bring your child in to the centre if they show any signs of these symptoms. In our Exclusion policy, your child can only return to the centre after a 48hour exclusion period.

Please do not take this lightly as we want to avoid other children and educators getting sick. We appreciate your consideration.

Staff News

  • For further staff development, Ashley and Lisi will be swapping rooms. Ashley will be in the Crabs (2-3) room and Lisi will work with Michelle in the Dolphins (3-5) room. This is to give the girls an opportunity to work with a different age group and further develop their teaching skills. We believe our educators are highly capable of ensuring that consistency and quality of the overall program will not be affected. Your children have built a trusting relationship with all our educators, therefore this swap should not cause any major change in your child’s everyday learning at our Service.
  • We would like to warmly welcome a new staff member to our team. Shayde will be joining us as a Certificate 3 Trainee. Feel free to approach her and introduce yourselves. She will be working with Ashley in the Crabs room.
  • Joy will be away the next two weeks and Yaso will be in the kitchen.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach Gregg or Michelle.

Reminder for Easter Dress Up Day!

We have two Easter dress u days coming up! Dress up as anything related to Easter.

Monday 10th April and Thursday 13th April

Please let us know if you do not want your child to participate in our Easter Egg Hunt and have their face painted.

Thank you!

Backyard Renovations

We are glad to inform you that our backyard renovation will be completed by next week! It’s been very exciting for the children as they watched the builders get to work and see how different the yard looks.

Backyard Reno

Backyard renovation in progress

Backyard Heating and Lighting

Our new heating system!

Welcome Back!

A big and warm welcome back to all of you! Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Years! We look forward to another exciting year with the children. We also want to welcome new families starting with us.

Staff News

Harry has been with us for 3 years and 10 months and we are very sad to to inform you that she will be leaving us end of this year. We would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication and how she has positively impacted the lives of many of your children. We wish her all the best in her future en devours! We’ll miss you Harry!