CHILD CARE SUBSIDY
It’s been a year since the child care subsidy came in.
We are hoping it is assisting families as promised…..
Simon and Monique are being voices for the concerns and issues that have arisen during this time.
Please be aware your subsidy may change in the new financial year pending on your update in income etc. Please log into My Gov to see what changes have been made.
Child care usage statements will be emailed to families for April/May/June 2019.
We would like to see a subsidy that supports ALL families. A subsidy that covers fees appropriately if services are required to have high standards in care and qualifications.
Miss Jess has been accepted to study her Bachelor of Education. This will commence from July. From July Miss Jess will be working Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Miss Maria is having Fridays off to look after her Grandchild. Miss Renee who currently works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays (9.30-2.30) will take the Friday 3-6pm shift.
IMMUNISATION = ENROLMENT
Please ensure that throughout the year if your child receives an immunisation e.g.: 12 months, 18months or 4years, you will need to provide your child’s immunisation status record to us.
Due to Government regulations we are unable to enrol unimmunised children – failure to provide immunisation records = no enrolment.
We appreciate your cooperation.
WITHDRAWAL OF YOUR CHILD/REDUCING DAYS
Parents must give at least three weeks written notice to the Director before withdrawing their child from Hunny Pots. If the child does not attend the centre during this period, fees are still payable (please see the below section: A child who has not yet received care or who has ceased receiving care) If the child is withdrawn without notice, three weeks full fees must be paid regardless.
Parents may reduce their child’s days of attendance by giving three weeks’ notice to the Director.
No notice period accepted in December and January for withdrawing or reducing days.
A child who has not yet received care or who has ceased receiving care
Below is from the Child Care Handbook Australian Government Department of Education and Training:
Child Care Subsidy will not be paid for absences where a provider charges a family to reserve a place for a child who has not yet physically started care.
If a child is booked in to start at a service on a particular date, and does not start on that day, no Child Care Subsidy will be paid until the child physically attends a session of care.
Similarly, a child care service is taken to have permanently ceased providing care for a child on the day the child last physically attends a session of care. This means that Child Care Subsidy will not be paid for absences submitted after a child last physically attends a session of care.
If a family has confirmed their child’s last day at a service, but that child does not attend their last booked sessions of care, no Child Care Subsidy will be paid for any days after the child’s last physical attendance at the service.
If a provider continues to charge fees for sessions on days after a child has left the service because the family did not give the agreed period of notice, Child Care Subsidy will not be payable for these sessions of care. If absences are reported in the above circumstances and Child Care Subsidy is incorrectly paid, these amounts will be recovered from the service.
You must attend the last day of care to receive child care subsidy on your last day.
SUSTAINABILITY MASCOTS ARE GOING HOME IN TIGGERS/POOHS CORNER.
To embed practices for sustainability and to work in partnership with families – Tigger’s and Poohs Corner have sustainability mascots. They will be having a turn in your home!
An email has been sent with more information – we look forward to hearing all about it.
FOOD FROM HOME GUIDELINES
Miss Monique with Miss Janelle and Miss Maria (cooks) will be working on guidelines for food items brought in from home.
This will assist us to have guidelines in place to maintain NSW Health dietary guidelines that we must abide by.
We will have a list of foods allowed and foods not allowed to have clear consistent messages.
This will be emailed to families once completed.
Our Early Learning Centre is a Long day Care Centre. This means we are open for a longer day and follow the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.
Long Day Care Services are a group care environment. This means we follow ratios of:
0-2 year olds – one teacher for every four children
2-3 year olds – one teacher for every five children
3-5 year olds – one teacher for every ten children
These ratios are for the teachers who are actively supervising the children.
Group care means that whilst we plan individually and have small group interactions, our care isn’t one to one.
If you have any questions about group care – please speak to Monique.
Miss Emma W completed her first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training on Tuesday 25/6/19.
On Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June – many educators attended professional development training via webinars.
Miss Jess, Miss Kim and Miss Kayley attended a webinar on “Creating a shared Vision”
Miss Elise, Miss Emma G, Miss Jaswinder and Miss Jane attended a webinar on “The role of an educator in the EYLF”
Miss Rhiannon attended a webinar on “Standard 1.1 – Educational practice”
Miss Rupinder attended a webinar on “Rethinking the outcomes”
Miss Emma W attended a webinar on “Conversations with families”
Miss Jo and Miss Rupinder attended webinar on “Building trust”
Miss Jo attended the webinar on “Rethinking the learning outcomes”
Miss Kayley attended the webinar “Knowing your team” part two of the effective leadership series.
Miss Monique and Mr Simon will be attending training on Wednesday 31st July on Emergency evacuations.
Bug Show – Wednesday 3rd July for Tigger’s and Poohs Corner $8 will be added to Wednesday Poohs and Tigger’s invoice
Bike day for Poohs Corner – Thursday 4th July.
Naidoc week Voice Treaty Truth -7th-14th July.
Week 22nd – 26th July – Coffee and portfolio viewing week. Come 3.30-4.15pm to see the wonderful work in your child’s portfolio.
SAVE THE DATES
Hunny Pots school photos – Monday 5th August, Wednesday 7th August and Friday 9th August. More information closer to the date.
Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test –Tuesday 27th August and Friday 30th August. More information closer to the date.
ENROLMENTS FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE – 2020
We will be asking what your requirements are for 2020 in early August this year.
All families must complete the Re-Enrolment forms – no attendances ‘roll over’.
Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Friday 20th December 2019 and reopening on Monday 6th January 2019.