April / May 2018 Newsletter


Each child has a portfolio of their learning.

Educators gather information from families (from the weekend book, All about me forms, strength tree goals or conversations) or use intentional teaching strategies to observe and plan activities. These experiences are critically reflected upon using an assessment of learning and theorist information. We can also revisit if needed and extend accordingly.

We ask families to be actively involved in their child’s learning so we have our practice shaped by meaningful engagement with families. Remember to let us know what you have been up to in our weekend book – we extend upon this in our curriculum. Let us know what you want us to work on with your child so we can work in partnership with you.

Read our daily curriculum planners (displayed in our foyer) we use our Early Years Learning Framework to guide our practice with our service philosophy.

Your feedback is always greatly appreciated.



Our educators are a resource to you – a wealth of knowledge and experience.

All of our educators have a qualification in Children’s Services. On top of this more than half of our educators have experience in parenting. Our combined experiences are to assist you and your children.

We are not medical professionals, we are Early Childhood professionals. Therefore, we can guide you to the correct professionals to assist with any concerns of development.

We believe it’s our duty of care to raise any concerns of development with you; it is up to you, as a family how you would like to deal with this sensitive information. We encourage you to work in partnership with us; this is the best result for your child.

If you are working with any specialist professionals, please communicate this with us. You are able to provide email permission for our educators to discuss any concerns to these professionals.



You may notice the playrooms being dark at times…..! We are educating the children on all concepts of sustainable practices. This includes electricity (turning the lights off when we are outside or enough natural light in the room), composting (knowing our food scraps – what scraps go into each bucket) gardening (vegetable patch, weeding) water conservation (half flush, full flush using the toilets, using the taps) and recycling (use of paper, paper towel, using boxes etc)

We hope to educate our future children to be aware of sustainable practices so they can look after our beautiful planet.



“Colds are more common in the winter months. Cold weather by itself doesn’t increase the chance of getting a cold, but people are in closer contact with each other because they stay indoors. This means they’re more likely to infect each other”. Quoted from the article link.

This is why we monitor the weather and in suitable conditions, we DO still go outside for our physical play.

Please ensure your child has suitable clothing to wear outside e.g.: jacket, jumper, long pants etc and is able to remove their jacket etc inside.



A timely reminder to ensure all children with an illness stays at home to rest and recover.

Paracetamol etc is not to be given prior to attending Hunny Pots to mask any symptoms.

We don’t administer over the counter medications e.g.: cough medication without written doctor permission.

If your child has a temperature of 38degrees or above you will be contacted to pick up your child immediately. Also with any vomiting and/or diarrhea (2 cases at the centre) you will need to pick up immediately. For a temperature, vomiting and diarrhea there is a 24 hour exclusion policy from the centre. Please refer to our parent handbook.


These practices are in place to protect all children, families and our educators from the spread of illness.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.



Through the Munch and Move program we implement healthy eating and fundamental movement skills daily.

Please read our curriculum planners (front foyer) and day books (emailed daily) for more information.

Miss Jess attended 0-2 years Munch and Move training on Thursday 12th April. In this training she covered: developmental milestones for babies and toddlers, physical activity for infants and incorporating it into the daily routine, ways to encourage and support breastfeeding, infant feeding including introducing solids and adapting the service menu to meet these needs.



You will see a few new faces around the place as we have a few students at Hunny Pots.

We believe in providing placements for students wanting a career in child care.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to nurture future educators.



All welcome – even if your child doesn’t attend Thursdays, we would love to see you.


SUSTAINABILITY SHOW – Monday 28th May 10am for Tiggers and Pooh’s Corner. $8 will be added to your invoice if your child attends this day.



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