August 2021 Newsletter

RE ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

Re-enrolment notes have been emailed to you via a HUBWORKS message.

All existing enrolments need to complete this form to let us know your requirements for 2022.

Poohs Corner enrolments cease at the end of the calendar year eg: last day at Hunny Pots 22nd December.

If you do require care for January 2022 please send an email with your requirements. We will confirm if we can do this in November.

COVID 19 INFORMATION

We continue to thank you all for your assistance in keeping Hunny Pots ELC and our community a COVID19 safe place.

Please continue to use the hand sanitisers upon arrival of the centre, keeping 1.5m apart where possible and dropping your child off at the entrance of the playroom.

We thank you for your support and positive feedback now and always. Our team are working extremely hard to ensure our children remember the fun learning they had during this time.

We thank you for keeping unwell children at home. Our educators have been doing the same. We understand how difficult this can be, but we truly hope that through out this crazy time we can work in partnership and keep Hunny Pots ELC a safe place.

PHOTOS

Photos have been postponed to October. More information will come closer to the dates.

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(please see the below section: A child who has not yet received care or who has ceased receiving care) If the child is withdrawn without notice, three weeks full fees must be paid regardless.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

EDUCATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Throughout July our educators have been very busy with professional development.

Webinars covered:

Child focused observations webinar – Rhiannon, Chloe, Kim, Shubhanjana, Katelyn, Amanda, Sophie, Rokaya and Emily

Outdoor environment webinar- Rupinder

Behaviour guidance webinar- Shubhanjana

Child focused school readiness webinar- Rhiannon and Rupinder

Supporting families in their role webinar- Katelyn

Interactions with children webinar- Rokaya and Sophie

Embedding culture in the curriculum webinar– Shubhanjana, Jessica

Reconciliation Action Plan webinar – Jess, Chloe, Katelyn, Kim

Embedding Aboriginal practices webinar – Emma, Rupinder, Rhiannon, Jess, Kayley

Adding structure to open ended play – Kim

Building children’s sensory play opportunities – Rupinder

Collaborating with the team creating shared voices – Rhiannon

Educational leader – Jess

SHARING RECIPES

Miss Janelle’s Aussie Lamb and Vege Rolls (Sausage Rolls)

Ingredients

500g lean mince (at Hunny Pots we use Lamb mince; Beef mince also works well)

1 onion, finely chopped    1large carrot, grated     1large zucchini, grated

1 teaspoon mixed herbs   2 tablespoons tomato sauce    2 tablespoons BBQ sauce

Dried breadcrumbs    1 packet (6 sheets) frozen puff pastry, preferably wholemeal

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200C
  • Combine mince, onion, carrot, zucchini, herbs & sauces. Stir in breadcrumbs until a firm, dryish mixture is reached.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions.
  • Spread out the sheets of pastry, brush with water and cut each sheet into 2 pieces. (You now have 12 rectangles)
  • Roll each piece of the meat mixture into a long sausage shape and place it onto the long side of each rectangle.
  • Roll the meat tightly in the pastry and brush each roll with more water. Cut into the required serving size.
  • Place onto well-greased baking trays and bake for approx. 30 minutes, until puffed and golden.
  • Serve with a garden salad and sauce enjoy 😊

Do you have any recipes you would like to share with us – we always enjoy seeing family favourite recipes.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aboriginal Children’s day –Wednesday 4th August

Jeans for Genes Day – wear jeans on Friday 6th August

Red Nose Day – Friday 13th August – Wear RED!

Photos are postponed to October  -more details closer to the date.

Father’s Day afternoon tea – cancelled this year sadly due to COVID19 restrictions

SAVE THE DATES

Poohs Corner Graduation – Friday 10th December 6pm-8pm

Lollipops Playland Castle Hill

More details closer to the date.

ENROLMENTS FOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE – 2022

We will be asking what your requirements are for 2022 in 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 Wednesday 22nd December 2021 and reopening on Thursday 6th January 2022. No fees are charged for this period.

 

 

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