Jamaica professional photos will be here to photograph your child. This will happen on the 13th until the 15th of September 2016. We will be doing group photos of each class, and these will be done on a specific day. All photos will be purchased through the internet. More information to come.
Our House Early Learning World is now becoming a sustainability centre. We are part of a small green steps program, the program has four levels for us to achieve and work through. We will post a lot of information in regards to being a sustainable centre.
Jump 4 Joy is here every Tuesday from 10am until 11.30am. Jump 4 joy is a program for children to enhance their natural abilities for skills for life. It builds confidence and enhances their gross motor development. Each week your children will learn through music and movement with a different theme each week.
We would like to welcome Kirri to Our House. Kirri has worked in early education for two years and has a diploma in education and care. Kirri is a family person and has a son who attends the centre. Kirri will be joining the Our House team for five days a week and will cover the girl’s breaks throughout the day.
Taylah has joined Our House this week as our new breaks staff member. Taylah has worked in the industry for 3 years in a variety of roles, including being a home nanny and working in before and after school care. Taylah has her Diploma in Children’s Services and will be a great asset to Our House.
Story park is an easy-to-use private online service that helps teachers and families work together to record, share and extend children’s learning. You can capture a child’s development by posting photos, videos, stories, notes and comments. Creating a Story park account is quick, easy and free for parents and families. Supporting parents • Be part of your child’s day no matter where you are. • Extend your child’s interests and learning. • Record your child’s stories and keep them forever. • Share and collaborate with wider family in a safe, private environment. • Perfect for any parent or family situation, including working couples, separated parents and overseas relatives. • Free to access. Enabling children • Enhanced learning opportunities. • Feedback and reinforcement from family. • Stimulates language and ideas. • Revisit stories to reinforce and extend learning. • Build an online record that grows with each child. Parents can comment on your child’s learning stories and post their own learning stories. If you haven’t received your invitation to join us at Story park, please email Marlene on email@example.com
On Friday the 17th of June, Our House had a bit of fun with the children and staff coming to work and care in our pyjamas. The kinder children enjoyed a cosy afternoon watching a movie and nibbling on popcorn together with Lisa and Marrie. Great fun was had by all and we cant wait for the next day to dress up and be silly.
We have joined ‘Little Green Steps’ sustainability program. This program has 4 levels of sustainability practises for our centre to work through and achieve. As each is achieved we will have a certificate sent out for us to display that we are a sustainable centre. Recycling and the environment and the effects on the ozone layer are important issues that children need to learn and understand. We would like to start graphing how much water we save each week. Also introducing earth hour as well.
As part of our national quality assessment we would love to have parent feedback. In our hallway I have displayed each quality area with a notepad and pen, if parents could write a few lines on what they think this would be appreciated.
Not long now until we have fresh food cooking from the newly renovated Our House kitchen. The smells of wholesome fresh foods and a four weekly rotating menu catering for all, including children with allergies.
On Wednesday the 29th of June we had our first Kinder Information Night at Our House. We were pleased with the amount of families that attended and we all enjoyed a cosy evening, while Aimee explained her program via a PowerPoint presentation. Our kinder room will now be dividing into two separate areas for the 3’s & 4’s . This way we can run two separate programs aimed at the developmental levels of the children. If you intend to put your child into our 4 year old fund program could you email Marlene our centre director on firstname.lastname@example.org as spots are limited.
Our House Kinder Information Night 29th June 2016 – 6:45 – 8:00pm Overview of the funded Kinder Program for 4 year olds. Teacher Introduction Enrolment details for 2017 Age requirement details School readiness requirements Parent expectations Including a detailed Kinder Information booklet A light super with tea and coffee will be served.
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.
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..