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LAST MONTH IN REVIEW

We hope you all had a lovely long weekend. The Erina Kindergarten children have been enjoying the sunshine and most rooms are completing Spring Projects. The children are also discussing their trips to the beach with their Educators and friends as the weather has slowly become warmer.

We held our annual Teddy Bears Picnic during September. The children brought their very special teddies to Kindy with them and introduced them to their friends and we all had a lovely picnic on the grassed areas in the sunshine. The Educators offered children many activities such as craft & stories to extend on the children’s interest in this special week.


A note from our Approved Provider

I, Veronica Klumper-Peters as the new Approved Provider of Erina Kindergarten would firstly like to congratulate the lovely & caring staff at Erina Kindergarten for doing such a wonderful job over the years. It is truly heartfelt to receive such wonderful feedback from both parents, children and the community in general. As some of our families are aware Erina Kindergarten has been established for over 40 years and it is wonderful to be able to cater to generations of Central Coast families and be part of our families’ precious memories for generations to come!

I would also like to thank families for their ongoing support and I look forward to meeting with families in person so we can continue to receive feedback to support the ongoing growth of the Erina Kindergarten and to ensure we continue to thrive with the ongoing changing needs of our Central Coast families and Central Coast community at large.

I would also like to let families know that we are in the process of planning necessary upgrades to the Centre to enhance natural interactive play areas e.g. Natural playgrounds, children’s interactive gardens, interactive water features, and through active environmental and community sustainability projects, interactive vegetable and fruit gardens and through interactive animal gardens and worm farms. This is just the start of new projects and upgrades to come and we look forward to involving our families with our new interactive projects and look forward to your feedback as projects progress. Thank you again for your continued support.


Christmas Concerts / Preschool Graduation

We have locked in the dates for our annual Christmas events. The Bush Babies and Snugglepots Picnic / Disco will be 6/12/17 5pm-6:30pm, the Gumnuts Christmas concert will be 6/12/17 5 – 5:30pm and the Preschool Christmas Concert / Graduation will be 6/12/17 6:15pm – 7:30pm. A detailed information letter will be given out in the coming weeks.


Christmas Holidays

Well we are heading towards that time of year again! Our last day open for the year at Erina Kindergarten will be Friday 22nd December 2017 and we will reopen on 8th January 2018.


iChild

We have now utilized the iChild documentation program for the last 12 months. We have gained feedback from both Educators & Families and have made the decision to change to a better more user friendly program called Story Park. We have researched this system and spoken to other centres & families that use it & we have heard nothing but positive comments. This is an app format & you will receive push notifications so you will never miss out on any of your child’s learning. We will keep you up to date as to when the change will happen and we will ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. Our ultimate goal is that you get to view & read all about the amazing learning your children are experiencing everyday through photos, videos, stories and observations. Don’t forget to collect your child’s artwork each week from their rooms.


Equipment Fees

Please be reminded that on 7/11/17 the $25 bi-annual equipment fee will be added to your direct debit for that week.


Enrollment 2018

Please find the required form attached to make any changes (add, reduce, change days) to your child’s enrolment for 2018. If there are no changes no action is required and your child’s days will roll over as per their 2017 enrolment.


School Leavers 2017

I have also attached a form for you to complete if you would like your child to attend Erina Kindergarten before they start Big School in 2018.


Have you liked us on Facebook?

We have found that facebook has been a fantastic and easy way to communicate with families about what is happening at Erina Kindergarten and what events are coming up. We would love and so much appreciate you to head over to our page and provide us with some feedback and a rating of our centre.