June 2015 Newsletter

Our dedicated teachers are working on your child’s developmental summary for their Half Yearly Report – this is a great way to demonstrate what your child has been doing, achieving and goals we are setting for the remainder of the year. We aim to have the reports sent this month (a copy will also go in your child’s portfolio that you receive at the end of the year). We would love for you to provide feedback on your child’s progress, letting us know any interests we could follow and any goals you may have.

STAFF NEWS

We welcome Miss Jade to our Hunny Pots team. Miss Jade is our new trainee completing her Certificate Three in Children’s Services over the next 12 months.

Miss Olivia has also joined our Hunny Pots team as a school based traineeship for the next 2 years – working Thursday and Fridays to complete her Certificate Three in Children’s Services.

Miss Jade and Miss Olivia will assist in all rooms to replace annual leave, illness, rostered days off and programming.

AUSTRALIAN CHILD CARE WEEK EVENTS

This year the Australian Child Care Week is on from 22nd June -26th June 2015.

Each day we are going to celebrate something different!

Coffee and Portfolio afternoon – Child Care Week 22nd – 26th June 2015 4pm-5pm. Come along to have a cuppa and look through your child’s portfolio.  Staff will be maintaining ratios with the children. All portfolios will be in Pooh’s Corner to view while having a hot drink (no children near hot drinks please)

Monday 22nd June: Face painting and music/disco day!

Tuesday 23rd June: Police Visit – to have a general discussion with children, covering stranger danger.

Wednesday 24th June: Dress up day! Come dressed as anything you like!

Thursday 25th June: Teddy Bears Picnic – bring your teddy bear to join us for a picnic lunch!

Friday 26th June: Crazy colour day! Come dressed in as many colours possible! Be creative!!!

What a great week!!!!!

END OF FINANCIAL YEAR PAYMENTS

To assist with your Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate payments, please ensure your account is finalised by the 30/6/15. Thank you.

BOND UPDATES/FEE INCREASE

Thank you to the many families who have paid their bond increase to reflect the fee increase occurring in July.

If you haven’t paid your updated bond, please arrange to do so before 12/6/15. Thank you.

TRANSITIONING FROM ONE ROOM TO THE NEXT

If your child turns 3 years old throughout the year, we will endeavor to move them from Eeyore’s room to Tigger’s room. This is based on there being a position available – they are our first priority when positions do become available.

When children move from Eeyores to Tiggers, they participate in orientation; this is to assist with a smooth transition to their new room. They have the opportunity to become familiar with their new teachers and children in the room. The previous teacher will pass on information and observation records of the child to the next teacher to ensure consistency and continuity. Children are encouraged to be toilet trained before they go into Tigger’s Place, as there are no nappy changing facilities in this room.

Eeyore’s is the only room we transition mid year.

Tigger’s enrolments are for the year.

SEEKING PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIST ADVICE

If you are referred to a specialist e.g.: speech, occupational therapy etc please send us an email with your permission to discuss your child’s development with the specialist.

This helps us to work in partnership together whilst respecting confidentiality.

DIETARY GUIDELINES CHANGE

Dietary guidelines have changed.

We will be implementing our new menu from July 2015. You will still see our favourite meals; we have just implemented some small changes.

Red meat servings per week have increased and dairy has decreased – just a few of the changes.

Sandwiches will be taken off the menu and will reappear in Term 4, once a fortnight (to assist with school readiness).

Our nutrition checklist for menu planning and the dietary food pyramid will be displayed near the kitchen to demonstrate any changes.

SCHOOL READINESS FOR FAMILIESMONDAY 27th JULY 7pm @ Hunny Pots ELC.

This year we will be providing a School Readiness Seminar with a guest speaker Danielle Mantakoul from EC professionals.

Danielle has come to our centre in previous years to discuss behaviour management strategies and school readiness.

Her seminars have always been very informative and very entertaining!

Hunny Pots will be funding the cost of Danielle’s visit.

We invite all Tiggers and Pooh’s Corner families to come along.

Save the date! Please – No children to be present.

INTERESTING ARTICLE

http://creatingalearningenvironment.com/15-ways-to-teach-resilience-to-your-child/

A great informative read.

EYE TEST FOR POOH’S CORNER CHILDREN

Our NSW Health Eye Testing for Pooh’s Corner children will be available on Monday 27th July and Tuesday 28th July. If your child doesn’t attend on these days, we encourage you to choose one of these days to come along for this appointment.

Two nurses will come out to conduct the assessments. They will complete paperwork on the day for the teachers to pass onto the families.

We have had fantastic feedback about this service in previous years and we are pleased to be able to offer such services for school readiness screening.

More information/paperwork will come closer to the date.

STAFF TRAINING

Miss Allison completed training on “Supporting effective transitions to school” on the 1/4/15.

Miss Rupinder also attended training on “Being an intentional educator” on the 12/5/15.

We have also been recognised with an Implementation award in the Munch and Move program!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pyjama day – Thursday 18th June. Come dressed in your Pyjamas to raise money for the Asthma foundation. Gold coin donation appreciated.

Coffee and Portfolio afternoon – Child Care Week 22nd – 26th June 2015 4pm-5pm. Come along to have a cuppa and look through your child’s portfolio.  Staff will be maintaining ratios with the children. All portfolios will be in Pooh’s Corner to view while having a hot drink (no children near hot drinks please)

Eye testing for Pooh’s Corner – Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July 2015.

PHOTOS THIS YEAR WILL BE LATER – Photos will be taken the week of the 14th-18th September 2015.  More information to come closer to the date.

ENROLMENTS FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE – 2016

We will be asking what your requirements are for 2016 in late August.

Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Tuesday 22nd December 2015 and reopening on Wednesday 6th January 2016.


 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Simon. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *