We are looking forward to restrictions lifting and seeing what this means for our Early Childhood sector.
Our COVID safe plan has been implemented throughout this time and will continue to be an emphasis in our procedures during easing of restrictions.
Please remember to use the QR code upon arrival AND departure.
Please be aware of social distancing in our foyer and hallways areas with adults.
It has been so lovely to see children returning back to Hunny Pots ELC after spending time at home, due to stay at home orders.
Our learning has continued at a high standard throughout this time and we look forward to assisting all children in their early childhood education.
Over the coming months, children from Eeyores and Tiggers Place will be participating in orientation if they are moving up a room for 2022. 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 2022, will have orientation in December. This will be staggered due to COVID reasons.
You would have received confirmation for enrolments 2022. Update of bonds were paid on Tuesday 5th October 2021 (via iPay) securing your child’s days of attendance for 2022.
Reducing confirmed days for 2021 after Tuesday 5th 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 2022 after Tuesday 5th October will forfeit your full bond.
Your child’s current enrolment pattern must be ongoing throughout 2021 to maintain your confirmed 2022 enrolment. Any notice / withdrawal / reduction will void this 2022 confirmation.
Hunny Pots reopens on Thursday 6th January 2022
All existing enrolments commence from the Thursday 6th January 2022.
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES
Thank you to the families for responding to our quality area questionnaires. This information is very valuable to us as we use this as part of our Quality Improvement Plan process.
Please let us know if there are better ways to get feedback from you.
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.
Our Sun Protection Policy has been submitted to the Sun Smart Team with the Cancer Council. It has been approved by the Sun Smart Team.
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.
These Transition to School Statements are for active Poohs Corner enrolments.
Our Pooh’s Corner teachers will be working on the statements over October/November– 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 2022.
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.
We have been rescheduling our incursions – dates will be released when we have formal confirmation.
Photos have been cancelled this year due to COVID restrictions and processing time frames.
World smile day 2nd October
Odd socks Day – Friday 8th October
World space week 4th-10th October
Superhero week 12th-18th October – dress up throughout the week in your favourite Superhero costume!
National children’s week – 25th-30th October
Children’s day – 27th October
Change of date: Tigger’s Place and Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test –Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th November 2021. More information closer to the date.
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.