August 2019 Newsletter

RE ENROLMENTS FOR 2020

Re-enrolment notes will be emailed to you via HUBWORKS message centre the first week of August.

Re-enrolments for 2020 are due by Wednesday 21st August. All existing enrolments need to complete this form to let us know your requirements for 2020.

NO NOTICE PERIOD TO WITHDRAW/REDUCE DAYS IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY

You will receive confirmation in September 2019. Update of bonds are due by Tuesday 18th September 2019 to secure your child’s days of attendance for 2020.

Reducing confirmed days for 2020 after Tuesday 18th September (eg: reducing days from 5 days to 2 days) will mean you to forfeit your bond for the days reduced.

Withdrawing your child’s enrolment for 2020 after Tuesday 18th September will forfeit your full bond.

Your child’s current enrolment pattern must be ongoing throughout 2019 to maintain your confirmed 2020 enrolment. Any notice / withdrawal / reduction will void this 2020 confirmation.

Poohs Corner enrolments cease at the end of the calendar year eg: last day at Hunny Pots 21ST December.

If you do require care for January 2020 please send an email with your requirements. We will confirm if we can do this mid October.

FEE INCREASE

The new fee increase will commence from Monday 5th August 2019.

Eeyores 0-2yrs $116

Eeyores 2-3yrs $113

Tiggers 3-4yrs $98

Poohs Corner 4-5 yrs $98

FULL DAY SESSION 7AM-6PM.

Families whose pick up and drop off times vary each day.

Families who require the full session of hours between 7am-6pm.

9 HOUR SESSION 8AM-5PM (SAME FEE – BUT CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ENTITLEMENT WILL BE MAXIMISED)

Families who can consistently pick up and drop off their children within a 9-hour or less window between 8am to 5pm.

This is for families who want to maximise their Child Care Subsidy entitlement.

PHOTOS

Photos days are Monday 5th, Wednesday 7th August and Friday 9th August in the morning session.

Please return the photo envelope if you wish to order. All enquires etc can be emailed to the photo company (details on the envelope)

If your child doesn’t attend on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, and you wish to have a photo taken, please advise on your order form what day you will come in.

Our photographer will arrive approximately 8.30am. Time to be confirmed.

Group photos of the classes will be approximately 10am. Times to be confirmed.

All children will be in the group photos each day.

Miss Jo on Monday, Miss Allison on Wednesday and Miss Monique on Friday will be observing and assisting the sessions to run smoothly.

Some children can be serious in photos; the photographer tries very hard to get the best possible shot. We have been told it is generally a 4-6 week turnaround of photos returning.

We look forward to seeing these photos!

FATHER’S AFTERNOON TEA

We would like to invite all our fathers to come along for an afternoon tea with their child/ren on Thursday 29th August from 2.30-4.00PM. (Afternoon tea 2.30-3pm – play 3-4pm)

This year we will have construction and sports play with the father’s. Please come along to spend some quality time with your child.

If your child doesn’t attend on Thursdays, you are welcome to join us for the afternoon tea/ play with your child/ren.

We will send out an invite shortly and there will be an RSVP list in the foyer soon so we can cater accordingly.

MISS JANE IS GETTING MARRIED!

On Saturday 17th August Miss Jane will be getting married!

We wish Miss Jane all the best for the day and married life 😊

BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND CURRENT IMMUNISATION STATEMENTS.

If you have immunised your child recently e.g.: 1yr immunisation, 18mth chicken pox immunisation, 4yr old immunisation, please provide us with the updated record of this immunisation.

We must have a copy of your child’s up to date immunisation status on the premises.

No immunisation = no enrolment. This is a government regulation.

Also, please provide us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Please check with the office if you are unsure if we have these documents.

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.

LABELLING YOUR CHILD’S BELONGINGS

Please ensure all items are labeled e.g.: drink bottles, clothing, hats etc. It is very difficult to rely on staff to know who belongs to what each day (we have 115 children each week!)

This is also a great task for Pooh’s Corner to achieve – looking after their belongings for school readiness.

EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We completed a lot of webinars over July!

We believe in ongoing professional development for our educators. It keeps everyone updated on current research, methods and keeps us motivated!

Miss Renee attended a webinar on “Getting the most out of grouptime” on 3/7/19.

Miss Jaswinder attended a webinar on “Interactions with children” on 3/7/19.

Miss Jane attended a webinar on “Rethinking the outcomes” on 4/7/19.

Miss Emma C attended a webinar on “Inclusive practices” on 4/7/19.

Miss Rhiannon attended a webinar on “Standard 1.2” on 4/7/19.

Miss Jess attended a webinar on “Knowing your team” on 4/7/19.

Miss Emma W attended a webinar on “Removing the stress from documentation” on 4/7/19.

Miss Jaswinder attended a webinar on “Interactions with children” on 3/7/19

Miss Renee attended a webinar on “Getting the most out of grouptimes” on 3/7/19

Miss Jane attended a webinar on “Rethinking the learning outcomes” on 4/7/19.

Miss Emma attended a webinar on Inclusive practices on 4/7/19

Miss Rhiannon attended a webinar on Standard 1.2 on 4/7/19

Miss Jessica attended a webinar on Knowing your team on 4/7/19

Miss Emma attended a webinar on Removing the stress from documentation on 4/7/19

Miss Jane attended a webinar on Pedogogical documentation on 11/7/19

Miss Emma attended a webinar on Behaviour guidance on 11/7/19

Miss Rupinder attended a webinar on Standard 1.1 on 11/7/19

Miss Elise attended a webinar on Learning opportunities for preschoolers on 11/7/19

Miss Rhiannon attended a webinar on “Standard 1.3” on 12/7/19

Miss Kayley attended a webinar on “Standard 1.1” on 12/7/19

Miss Monique attended a webinar on “Many hats of the director” on 12/7/19

Miss Jessica attended a webinar on “Critical reflection” on 12/7/19

Miss Jo attended a webinar on “Many hats of the director” on 15/7/19

Miss Kayley attended a webinar on “School readiness” on 17/7/19

Miss Jane attended a webinar on “Inclusive practices” on 17/7/19

Miss Jessica attended a webinar on “planning cycle” on 17/7/19

Miss Kim attended a webinar on “Embedding indigenous culture” on 17/7/19

Miss Emma attended a webinar on “Holistic learning opportunities” on 17/7/19

Miss Emma attended a webinar on “Outdoor Learning environments” on 17/7/19

Miss Renee attended a webinar on “Play based learning more than supervision” on 17/7/19

Miss Rupinder attended a webinar on “Placing children at the centre of the curriculum” on 17/7/19

Miss Kayley attended a webinar on “Leading by example” on 17/7/19

Miss Jo attended a webinar on “Learning environments” on 17/7/19

Miss Elise attended a webinar on “Sustainable practices” on 17/7/19

Miss Jaswinder attended a webinar on ” Play based learning more than supervision” on 17/7/19

Miss Emma attended a webinar on “play based learning more than supervision” on 17/7/19

Miss Allison attended a webinar on Standard 1.1, Standard 1.2, Standard 1.3, School readiness and Many hats of the director.

Miss Monique and Mr Simon attended training on Wednesday 31st July on Emergency evacuations at Penrith Council “Beyond the assembly point”.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 1st August – Parklea Public School school readiness talk 5pm in Poohs Corner.

Aboriginal Children’s day – Sunday 4th August (we will celebrate it on Monday 5th August)

Hunny Pots school photos – Monday 5th August, Wednesday 7th August and Friday 9th August.

Red nose Disco – Thursday 8th August. Gold coin donation for SIDS. Come along wear RED and dance the day away!

Book week – 17th 23rd August. We will be asking for the children to bring in their favourite book from home throughout this week. This is to encourage the love for literacy.

Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test –Tuesday 27th August and Friday 30th August. More information closer to the date.

Father’s Day afternoon tea –Thursday 28th August. (Afternoon tea 2.30-3pm – play 3-4pm) Invite to come soon.

White Balloon Day – Friday 6th September. Wear white! Gold coin donation to Bravehearts to raise awareness for Child Protection.

SAVE THE DATES

ENROLMENTS FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE – 2020

We will be asking what your requirements are for 2020 in early August this year.

All families must complete the re enrolment forms – no attendances ‘roll over’.

Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Friday 20th December 2019 and reopening on Monday 6th January 2020

 

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