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.
New families are invited to attend orientation from the 29/11 to the 17/12. These will be booked sessions to ensure one new family per room at a time. You may hear your children talking about new friends.
As stated in your confirmation email.
Start date for existing 2022 confirmed enrolments will be the 6th January 2021.
We close on Wednesday 22/12/21 and reopen on Thursday 6/1/22.
No withdrawal of enrolment/reduction of days will be accepted throughout December and January.
Reducing confirmed days for 2021 after the Tuesday 5th October (e.g.: 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 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.
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 Wednesday 22nd December 2021 (unless January care has been arranged and confirmed with Monique) We will be refunding bonds in January 2022. Please let us know via email the bank account you wish to have your bond refunded to.
POOHS CORNER GRADUATION
Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions and wanting to ensure we keep our children safe; we will be cancelling our Lollipops Graduation for Friday 10/12/21.
We will be ensuring a wonderful Graduation at Hunny Pots ELC for our graduating children. Again, sadly no families will be on the premises for this. We will record the graduation and post on Facebook, our Hunny Pots ELC parent page over 5 days.
Graduation week is: Monday 13th – 17th December 202.
The teachers will allocate days for Graduation, and let you know.
We did this last year and it worked very well – the feedback from families was fantastic.
We will have a permission form for families to sign for ALL Poohs Corner children.
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 physically attend the last day of care (minimum one hour) to receive child care subsidy on your last day.
END OF YEAR EVENTS
We won’t be hosting any End of Year events at Hunny Pots ELC with families. This is very unfortunate, but we have put a lot of thought into this, due to COVID and safety of children.
We will be ensuring our children have a lot of fun and their opportunities and experiences will still be catered for at a high standard.
With parent permission, we hope to upload videos/photos onto our Facebook – Hunny Pots ELC parent page, of children in play for all rooms.
Upcoming – You will see a form to sign for permission – for your child to be in these videos/photos, that will be uploaded to the Facebook “Hunny Pots ELC Parent Page’.
QUALITY AREA SIX –
Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Standards, Elements and concepts.
Quality Area 6 has two standards that support building collaborative partnerships with families and communities to enhance children’s inclusion, learning and wellbeing as they transition through the early years into school and /or attend outside school hours care services. These standards are crucial to delivering quality outcomes for children under the National Quality Framework because:
This standard recognises the importance of developing and maintaining respectful and supportive relationships with families. Recent research has explored the value of partnership between educators and families for improving outcomes in children’s learning and development. When parents are involved in collaborative relationships with educators, the relationship with the child and the educator is strengthened and more positive outcomes are achieved.
At Hunny Pots respectful relationships with families are developed when communication is warm and respectful and where parents feel valued and accepted. Respectful relationships decisions are shared and everyone is working towards a common goal.
We as educators at Hunny Pots, create a warm and welcoming environment with families and respect two-way communication between educators and families sharing each other’s expectations.
We are professional with a welcoming, reassuring and kind presence providing a happy safe environment. Building trust with parents by developing a positive relationship with families to ensure they feel comfortable, welcome and valued.
Families are invited to be shown through our service during enrolment process and discuss needs such as dietary/ Medical/ learning) of child.
Having communication families via emails, phone calls, verbally developing a relationship and also including family input into the program.
Celebrating a range of multicultural events/traditions being inclusive within the environment involving parents and children’s input.
When parents have suggestions/input into the educational program and from our parents’ questionnaire via email or verbal communication their perspectives are adhered and embedded into the program.
We reflect on family input, discuss with team members brainstorm, implement ideas.
We discuss learning of each child with families, spontaneously, verbally, over the phone conversations and together form goals to help children to develop their milestones.
We also are respectful and supportive of our relationships with families by recognising the individuality of families and ensure that they feel valued and involved in their child’s learning. We recognise and celebrate the diversity of cultures, experiences and histories of all families, and the knowledge that this diversity brings to the setting.
Regarding culture we are always very respectful of other people’s /families, cultures this could be regarding food or clothing, teaching children how to respect many ways of being.
. Authentic family engagement encourages the active participation of each child and their family in service decisions and the educational program.
. Reflecting on inclusive practice helps the service to identify and remove potential barriers to an inclusive environment and support the wellbeing of all children and families.
. Families starting at Hunny Pots, we have orientation days can be arranged. This helps us to get to know the children and the families.
. When a child transitions from one room to another, the children are given orientation days so they can slowly get used to the new environment and not get so overwhelmed. Educators work closely together to communicate needs of the child.
. community engagement helps the service to build relationships between each child, the families of the service and the community they reside in, and encourages each child to develop their identity within the context of their local community.
. as well as enriching programs, practices, and policies, it provides an opportunity to support children to respect and value diversity.
Poohs Corner Graduation – At Hunny Pots ELC.
In small groups of children each day for the week 13th -17th December.
It will be a Facebook video on our Hunny Pots ELC Parent page.
Poohs Corner NSW Health eye test –Tuesday 23rd and Friday 26th November. More information closer to the date.
Fun end of year activities at Hunny Pots ELC – 15th – 22nd December – information coming later!
Centre Closure over the Christmas break – We will be operating up to and including Wednesday 22nd December and reopening on Thursday 6th January 2022.