April 2019 Newsletter

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN

It has started again!

Please collect the stickers and bring into Hunny Pots ELC so we can participate in this wonderful program.

Thank you in advance!

BACKYARD 3- 5 YEARS RENOVATION

We are very excited about our backyard renovation. The Tradie Ladies will be coming in from the 30th April to transform part of the Tigger/poohs Corner yard. Diagram is displayed in the foyer.

 

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(please see the below section: A child who has not yet received care or who has ceased receiving care) If the child is withdrawn without notice, three weeks full fees must be paid regardless.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.

 

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.

You are required to keep your child at home for 24hours to monitor any side effects after immunisation (please see policy).

Please know that the flu injection also has a 24 hour exclusion to monitor any side effects.

We appreciate your cooperation.

 

STAFF TRAINING

Miss Jess attend a webinar on “Team building through clear expectations” on Tuesday 16th April.

Miss Emma G attended a webinar on “The role of the educator in EYLF.” On Tuesday 16th April.

Miss Rupinder attended a webinar on “Play based learning” on 18th April.

Miss Allison will attend a 2 part webinar on “Building Better Teaching Teams” on Tuesday 14th and 21st May.

Miss Jess will attend a webinar “Elevating the Team” on Friday 17th May.

Throughout May/June –

Miss Jo will attend the Effective leadership series : building trust , creating shared vision, knowing your team.

Miss Kim will attend the webinar on “Attachment”

Miss Allison and Miss Kayley will attend the webinar “Inclusive practices”

Miss Jane, Miss Rhiannon, Miss Elise and Miss Emma G will review our Munch and Move practices.

 

OUTDOOR PLAY IN WINTER

“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 go outside for our physical play.

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

 

ILLNESS

A timely reminder to ensure all children with an illness stay 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 eg: cough medication without written doctor permission.

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.

 

MUNCH AND MOVE

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

Please read our curriculum planners and emailed day books for more information.


EVENTS

TUESDAY 7TH MAY – POLICE VISIT – 10.30AM  our local Police will visit Hunny Pots!

THURSDAY 9TH MAY – MOTHER’S DAY AFTERNOON TEA 2.30pm.

MONDAY 13TH MAY – FIRE VISIT 10AM. (pending on no emergencies)

THURSDAY 16TH MAY – Sustainability show for Tiggers and Poohs Corner. 10am.

$8 charge for Thursday children in Tiggers and Poohs Corner (added to your invoice)

15th – 21st MAY –  National families week. We will have a variety of activities happening at Hunny Pots ELC.

Thank you

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