October 2020 Newsletter

ORIENTATION

Over the coming months, 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. We will be working closely with all families on any strategies to assist with our transitions.

New children starting in 2021, will have orientation in December. This will be staggered due to COVID19 reasons.

2021 ENROLMENTS

You will receive confirmation late September 2020. Update of bonds are due by Tuesday 20th October 2020 (via iPay, added to your invoice) to secure your child’s days of attendance for 2021.

Reducing confirmed days for 2021 after Tuesday 20th October (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 2021 after Tuesday 20th October 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.

Hunny Pots reopens on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

All existing enrolments commence from the Wednesday 6th January 2021. 

 

SUN PROTECTION/CLOTHING

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 to the school their child is attending late 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 2021.

 

LUNCHBOX DAYS/CRUNCH AND SIP FOR POOHS CORNER

Coming up we have our Lunchbox and crunch and sip days. This is part of our school readiness program and vital for children and families.

Please read the email sent to Poohs Corner families for more information (also displayed in our 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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Odd sock day – Friday 9th October. Wear odd socks to raise aware for mental health.

 

Book Week – 17th-23rd October. Please bring in a favourite book throughout this week.

 

DRESS UP DAY – TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER  Come dressed as your favourite book character.

 

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

 

Centre Closure over the Christmas break We will be operating up to and including Tuesday 22nd December 2020 and reopening on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

 

Thank you

 

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