October 2015 Newsletter


We have had a fantastic response for enrolments in 2016 in all rooms.

We have limited vacancies on a Monday in Tiggers and Poohs if you know of any families requiring care.

To secure your positions for 2016, all families need to pay the difference in their bond by Friday 23/10/15. Please reference the payment BOND 2016 with your child’s name.

If you have a credit of bond, we will apply this to your fees in January 2016.

Start date for your 2016 confirmed enrolment will be the week commencing Wednesday 6th January 2016. All new enrolments must start the week commencing the 11th January 2016.

2 weeks notice must be given to withdraw your child or reduce days.

No notice/ reducing of days will be accepted during our closure period (23/12/15 – 5/01/16)

Your child’s current enrolment pattern must be ongoing throughout the remainder of 2015 to maintain your confirmed 2016 enrolment. Any notice / withdrawal will void this confirmation.

Payment of the bond secures your position and confirms your understanding of the above agreement.


We have had a lot of questions lately regarding family holidays.

The information highlighted below is in your parent handbook.  All families signed their consent form, upon enrolment, to say they have read the handbook and agree to the terms.

If a child is to be absent, parents are asked to notify the centre as soon as possible, and inform the centre of the estimated length of absence. Please let the centre know if your child is ill with an infectious disease to allow staff to keep an eye out for similar symptoms in other children.

Absences are still to be paid for e.g.: illness, day off, school holidays or family holidays etc.

If you wish to take an extended holiday and require your position to be available upon return, you will need to pay for this position throughout the leave time. If you choose to cancel your child’s enrolment, we unfortunately cannot guarantee your child’s position on your return.

We respect the family’s decision to either keep the position or cancel their child’s enrolment – however, we always remind each family about our lengthy waitlist. When you have given your two weeks’ notice – we fill this position immediately. It is difficult to get this position back.


Children from Eeyores and Tiggers Place will be participating in orientation if they are moving up a room for 2016. We will do this in small groups to ensure ratios are being met. If your child has participated in orientation, we will let you know.

Children participating in orientation for BIG school are to be taken by their parents/family and returned to Hunny Pots by their family. Due to regulations, we cannot take or pick up the children from school orientation.


All Pooh’s Corner enrolments finish on Tuesday 22nd December 2015.  We can apply your bond back to your account if the balance owing is less than the bond being held.  Any credit, after the last CCB/CCR payments have cleared, will be refunded to you early/mid January 2016. Please provide your bank details to ensure this smooth process.

We will be putting a list of the names of Pooh’s Corner children on the laundry door – please write in the name of the school your child is attending for 2016. For those children returning to Hunny Pots in 2016, please proudly write HUNNY POTS!


Eeyore’s Spot (0-3yrs) – $96 per day.

Tigger’s Place (3-4 yrs) – $82 per day.

Pooh’s Corner (4-5yrs) – $78 per day.


Please remember, our Sun Protection Policy states for all children to wear a broad brimmed, legionnaire’s style hat, or bucket style hat – NO BASEBALL HATS ALOWED.

Also, children must wear clothing that covers their shoulders – NO SINGLETS, STRAP DRESSES, MUSCLE TOPS OR THONGS ALLOWED.

This is to encourage lifelong sun protection skills for your child.


We will be having our bi-annual staff appraisals mid November to discuss with each educator their professional goals and what room they may be placed in for 2016. Management will make a decision in November and inform each educator of their room for 2016. All families will be notified of educator’s placements in late November.

We welcome our new Thursday and Friday cook Miss Lisa.

Please welcome her as you walk past the kitchen J


We are continuing to implement Transition to School Statements for the children going to school next year.

Our Pooh’s Corner teachers are currently working on the statements – with family consent, these statements will be sent electronically to the school their child is attending mid October.

Families will complete a consent form for this information to be passed on.

We are honored to be working in partnership with families and schools to transition our children to school in 2016.



End of Year Party – Friday 4th DECEMBER from 5pm at Hunny Pots ELC.


Pooh’s Corner Lollipops Graduation Party – Thursday 17th DECEMBER 2015 6-8pm at Castle Hill Lollipops Playland. More details to follow.


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.

All existing enrolments commence from the 6th January 2016.

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