November 2020 Newsletter

ORIENTATION

Children from Eeyores and Tiggers Place will be participating in orientation if they are moving up a room for 2021. 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. Please ensure you sign in/out upon dropping off and picking up.

New families are invited to attend orientation from the 23/11 to the 18/12. These will be booked sessions to ensure one new family per room at a time. You may hear your children talking about new friends.

2021 ENROLMENTS

As stated in your confirmation email.

Start date for your 2021 confirmed enrolments will be the week commencing Monday 6th January 2021

No withdrawal of enrolment/reduction of days will be accepted throughout December and January.

Reducing confirmed days for 2020 after the 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 2020 to maintain your confirmed 2021 enrolment. Any notice / withdrawal / reduction will void this 2021 confirmation.

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

POOH’S CORNER CHILDREN

All Pooh’s Corner enrolments finish on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 (unless January care has been arranged and confirmed with Monique) We will be refunding bonds in January 2021. Please let us know via email the bank account you wish to have your bond refunded to.

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(Please see the below section: A child who has not yet received care or who has ceased receiving care) If the child is withdrawn without notice, three weeks full fees must be paid regardless.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

COVID 19/END OF YEAR EVENTS

Due to the restrictions, we are still unable to host any end of year events with our families attending; Due to the number of families and space restrictions.

We will be having Facebook videos of the children dancing, participating in activities, graduating etc with parent permission. You will see a form to sign for permission – for your child to be in these videos, acknowledging families currently enrolled at Hunny Pots ELC have got access to these videos.

STAFF NEWS

We welcome Miss Emily to our team. Miss Emily is working towards her Early Childhood Teaching degree and has taken on a role as an Early Childhood Educator permanent part time at Hunny Pots ELC. We hope you can help us welcome her.

Miss Kayley will be on long service leave from 20/11/2020 -Last day for Miss Kayley this year will be Thursday 19/11/2020. She will return 6/1/2021.

STUDENTS/WORK EXPERIENCE

We have returned to accept students and/or work experience students at Hunny Pots ELC. It is something we are very passionate about – encouraging and inspiring others to be in our industry.

You will see some new faces of students at Hunny Pots ELC over the coming months.

We will have  one student per room process to ensure COVID19 safety.

QUALITY AREA SEVEN –

Governance and Leadership.

We have management systems in place to manage risk and enable effective management and operation of our service. Our policies are researched and sourced appropriately to be the guide of our operations.

We have responsible people on duty who have the role and responsibility to make the effective decisions of the service. (please see who is the Responsible person on duty – located on the big board in the foyer)

Our leadership consists of a strong team of a Director, Educational leaders, assistant directors, room leader and second in charge. This helps us to build and promote a positive organizational culture.

We have a continuous Improvement plan (we call it our QIP, Quality Improvement Plan) – our team add to this consistently through evaluating goals, adding strengths and reflecting on the exceeding themes.

Educational leadership – we have two very dedicated Educational leaders Miss Allison and Miss Jo, who support and lead the development and implementation of the educational program and assessment and planning cycle. They also work in the office – Miss Jo (Monday) and Miss Allison (Wednesday) as assistant directors. They mentor of team of educators to set and achieve individual professional goals.

At Hunny Pots, we strongly believe in professional development training. This is based on the services needs, individual goals and strengths.

We evaluate the professional goals ongoing through the mentoring with the educational leaders but also through our appraisals to ensure each individual plan supports learning and development of each educator.

LATE FEE

It is not acceptable that children are picked up late from the centre. The centre is able to open for specific periods as per our license from the State Government and approval from the Local Councils. Staff are employed to work those hours and have a right to finish work at the agreed time. Late shift staff delayed from finishing on time may suffer public transport delays etc and may have their own family commitments that need to be met.

           Late fee:  $20 after 6pm (any period of time 6pm to 6.15pm e.g.: you come at 6.05pm it will be $20) after 6.15pm it is $30 from 6.15pm-6.30pm and $2 per minute after 6.30pm. E.g.: if you come at 6.20pm it will be a $50 late fee.

*** It is best to have nearby emergency contacts that can help you pick up your child if you are going to be late.

You must leave the centre prior to normal closing time (not arrive at the centre prior to normal closing time). If you are delayed beyond your normal booking you must ring the centre to notify staff so we can organise appropriate staffing to cope with the change.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Poohs Corner Graduation – At Hunny Pots ELC.

In small groups of children each day for the week 30th November -4th December.

It will be a Facebook video.

Consent forms will be handed out and returned by 18th November 2020. (more information to come)

Tigger’s Place and Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test –Monday 7th, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th December. More information closer to the date.

Fun end of year activities at Hunny Pots ELC – 14th – 18th December  – information coming later!

Centre Closure over the Christmas break

We will be operating up to and including Tuesday 22nd December and reopening on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

 

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Simon. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *