May 25, 2016

Staff News

On Monday the 30th of May, we will have Aimee start at Our House as our educational leader and kinder teacher for term 3. Aimee has had almost a decade of experience in the industry and has worked across all age groups. Kim will still be teaching in the kinder room until she leaves on maternity leave in July.
May 25, 2016

Email Address

To improve our sustainability and contact with families – we are setting up a database of parent email addresses. Please ensure that the Centre has your current email address. In 2016 we aim to email all account statements, newsletters & notices/reminders to families. check your inbox or junk folder today..
May 25, 2016

Natural & Recycled Materials

If parents have any cardboard or recyclable materials at home that we can used at the centre.  All donation would be gladly accepted. Cardboard boxes Cereal boxes Containers Paper
May 25, 2016

Immunisation Records

From January 2016, the government brought in a new regulation whereas parents cannot start daycare unless they have an update immunisation record for their child. Has your child had an immunization recently?? Please remember to bring in your updated immunisation record for our files.
May 25, 2016

Updating Enrolment Records

As part of coming to care at Our House, we need all parents to keep their enrolment records up to date. Any change of address, phone numbers and email address. Please notify the office when any of these change. This is a regulation set down by the department of Education and part of our National quality standards.
May 25, 2016

Calendar of Events – June/July

June 2016 June 5th – World Environment Day June 13th – Queens Birthday Centre Closed June 15th – World Buddy Day – importance of friendship June 17th – PJ day June 8th – World Ocean Day June 26th – Red nose day July 2016 3rd – 12th – NAIDOC WEEK- Celebrate indigenous children 17th July – Seaweed Sally 29 – 31st JULY National Tree planting
May 25, 2016

Our Centre Philosophy

Our philosophy has been put together with the thoughts of what our center’s parents, staff and children believe is important in everyday life at childcare.  These thoughts have become the foundation of what we strive to achieve while caring for children and working alongside staff and parents on a daily basis. Our House Early Learning World is a project established to service the growing needs of the local community. Our House Early Learning World endeavours to create a unique, warm and friendly environment – welcoming families from all walks of life to its Centre. The programs at Our House Early Learning World arise from a common desire to establish a love for learning, a fascination with holidays and life cycle events and a passion for approaching the world in an ethical way. Current thinking in the field of Early Childhood education echoes the statement by King Solomon, found in the Book of Proverbs: “Educate a child to his way and when he is old he will not depart from it.” The basic philosophy behind our program is that children learn best by doing. The program activities are therefore designed to help children learn more about the world, their heritage and […]
May 25, 2016

Policy Update

During the month of June I will be emailing policies out to parents for review and feedback.  Our Policy Folder is located in our foyer for families to peruse at a time convenient to them. During our next staff meeting our Educator’s will be discussing and looking at whether our Centre Philosophy meets the needs and families of the centre. I have included our philosophy below and would appreciate families taking the time to read our philosophy and provide their thoughts on what should be included in our philosophy.
May 25, 2016

Our New Director – Marlene Slocom

Hello & Welcome to Our House, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new parents who have joined our house in the last few weeks. I would like to introduce myself, my name is Marlene and l am the new director l have a passion for early childhood. I have 8 children of my own ages ranging from 8-24 years, and also have a granddaughter 6 weeks old.  At our house l would like to create the home away from home feeling so it’s unique to our centre. 2016 seems to be going so quickly.  We have reached nearly the end of May and it will soon be Term 3. Term 3 brings lots of things happening here at our house with our new kinder teacher starting to continue from Kim. In the meantime Aimee will start here on the 30th of May at 8.30am and will help out in the toddler room until she begins her program. I’m sure families will agree that all rooms are looking great, we have worked hard on creating a space where all children feel that they belong within their rooms.  A sense of belonging is an important part of […]