Over the summer break the Approved Provider worked hard on the upkeep of Our House. As you can see, this includes a new coat of paint (still in progress in the toddler room) as well as the repainting of the outside deck, porch, and wooden fencing. We have also been working to keep the entire yard clean and well-presented so that all staff and parents can be proud of it. The ongoing of maintenance means that your child will attend a safe and healthy environment for them to learn, play. and grow. This will give you peace of mind for their safety.
Carly has stepped down as our 2IC or Assistant to the Director. We thank Carly and look forward to her continuing as an educator at Our House. Jo is now our new 2IC. Most of you know Jo has many years of experience and she will be here if Marlene is not available to help you.
No play space is risk free. No matter how much we try to remove the risk of children being hurt, children can still get hurt. The greater risk is not providing children with the skills and abilities to Identify and mitigate risk when they come across it so they can engage with the big wide world.
Yesterday the 12th of December we had our yearly audit, once again we have been granted a license for another 12 months. This brings me to the need to advice parents that we cannot have the children coming to care with food in their bags or on arrival at the centre. Due to our food safety program children need to leave their food at home. If your child is having a birthday, please let us know and we will make them a cake and give them candles for their celebrations. There will be a birthday notice in the hallway and this must be filled out and left at the office.
I hope all our families enjoyed our Christmas party. We were really lucky to have such a great day with the sun shining, plenty of food and it was a good time to chat and interact with Families. The children loved our visit from Santa who gave the children fairy floss and lollies… We were able to get some great shots with Santa, which we are putting up in the hall for all families to see.
For the last few months, all the children that will be moving up from the nursery and the toddler room have been transitioning into their new room and have been settling in quite well. On the 16th of January 2017 all the children moving up will start on this day in their new room, with their new educator. Each room will keep their room leader, so children staying in their room will have a familiar face leading the group.
The festive season is upon us and we are all excited. For many of you, this might be your first Christmas with your little ones. Here we are again at the end of another year, it comes along so fast that I feel like I write the end of the year newsletter every few months! The Christmas period also means that it is holiday time for most families so it is very important that you return your holiday form if you wish to receive the holiday rate. Please note: Our House is closed from 3.30pm on the 23th of December 2016 and will not reopen until the 3rd of January. Due to our closure, families will only be charged for the following Public Holidays – Christmas Day, Boxing Day in lieu, and New Year’s Day.
As Christmas is only 7 weeks away this means families will be taking holidays. If you wish to apply for the holiday discount please return your re-enrolment and holiday form so this can be applied to your account. We also need to know who will be here over January as staff will be taking holidays and there will be a smaller roster over this period. Please let us know by end 11/7/16.
Our House will be open on Sunday November 27th for approximately from 10:30 am – 12:30am. Please come down and enjoy a sausage in bread, fairy floss, and have your kids enjoy the jumping castle. Let your friends know they can take a tour of the centre.
Hello and welcome to all of Our House families. As we reach the end of the year, we would like to say how great it has been to watch the children’s self esteem and confidence grow. We love getting to know all of them. The children have developed strongly because of our amazing team. We are all dedicated to providing beautiful learning opportunities for the children and being their advocate for their play.