October 2018 Newsletter

ASSESSMENT AND RATING

Hunny Pots ELC is very proud to announce they received a Meeting in all National Quality Areas.

This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to our dedicated team of passionate educators.

OFFICE HOURS OVER THE OCTOBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The office will be closed Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th October as Simon and Monique will be on annual leave.

The office hours from Monday 8th October will return to 8am-4pm.

NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS

Hunny Pots will be attempting to go plastic bag free as much as possible. We are out of plastic bags.

From October 2018, we ask ALL families to provide a WET bag in their child’s bag for any wet clothing.

WET BAGS are available for $10 and are a great solution to this issue.

Please see the office or educators to purchase a wet bag. $10 cash required.

ORIENTATION

In November, children from Eeyores and Tiggers Place will be participating in orientation if they are moving up a room for 2019. 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. We will be working closely with all families on any strategies to assist with our transitions.

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.

SIGNING IN AND OUT

It is a regulation to sign your child in upon arrival and sign out upon departure each day your child attends.

The clock is located behind the sign in/out sheets – we require a time in/out with an initial.

An authorised person over 18years must sign in/out.

ABSENCES/HOLIDAYS

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.

SUN PROTECTION/CLOTHING

Thank you for the families who have helped us to review our Sun Protection Policy (located in the foyer)

We are again approved to be a Sun Safe Service.

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.

TRANSITION TO SCHOOL STATEMENTS

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 November.

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

We are honored to be working again in partnership with families and schools to transition our children to school in 2019.

UPCOMING EVENTS

School readiness Talk – Monday 15th October 6.30pm. Tiggers and Poohs Corner families invited.

Poohs Corner Graduation – Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm-8pm at Castle Hill Lollipops Playland. More information closer to the date.

End of year party at Hunny Pots ELC – Friday 14th December 2018 4pm-6pm

Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Friday 21st December 2018 and reopening on Monday 7th January 2019.

 

 

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