a note from our approved provider
We thank our parent for the wonderful feedback we have received in regards to the change over to Xplor from Qkids. We hope this improves communication even more here at Erina kindergarten with yet another channel communication in regards to your child/children’s daily routines her at Erina kindergarten. We look forward to receiving further feedback from our families as we transition over our documentation for each child here at Erina kindergarten from storypark
Building works are continuing here at Erina kindergarten with our new Building D well and truly underway. This new building will accommodate our 3 plus age group which will allow us to reduce numbers across our rooms and also assist with increased movements for children moving between rooms due to age. If you have any questions regarding the building works please do not hesitate to contact Melissa or Kelly and we are happy to answer any queries.
As mentioned in our previous emails to families, we will be charging our bi-annual equipment fee as per fees policy to families for the week ending the 28th May. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kelly at administration.
Please ensure your contacts are updated and your emergency contacts in your XPLOR app. Please ensure if someone else is picking up your child or dropping them off you need to add them to your hub so they can use their phone to sign your child in and out. Reminder equipment fee will be coming out this month an email was sent to all families in regards to this.
DRIVING SAFELY & VAPING
IN THE CARPARK
Just a reminder and as per our email recently please drive slowly in our carpark and in the right directions to protect our children, families and educators. Also we are a smoke free service so please refrain from vaping or smoking on the premises there are signs around to reinforce this. Please remember to not leave any children in the car when you are dropping off any other siblings.
• Orientation for Children policy
• Excursion policy
• Child Protection Policy
• Physical Activity policy
• Covid policy
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS HAVE ENGAGED IN
Miss Mel – Key word Signing
Miss Tash – Team Work.
Aurrum visits have re commenced we are keeping a checklist of the children attending so we can ensure all children are given the opportunity. Aurrum educators are asking for Mcdonald’s cups to plant plants in to give back to the children from the elderly. If you would like to donate any please bring these into the office and we can take them on our next visits to the elderly. Just so you know Our visits are occurring outdoors with the elderly inside or at a distance in their café..
Winter is here
Can you please ensure your child has a spare jumper or warm clothing in their bag incase they need this and we encourage them to wear gumboots when it gets wet incase they are outside to avoid their shoes getting wet. Please make sure you label all items to avoid things getting misplaced.
Oral health is essential for health and well being and early childhood is the time when most lifetime habits are established. Good oral health throughout infancy and early childhood contributes to better health in adulthood. The identification of children at risk of oral disease and the detection of caries at an early age can prevent widespread destruction of the baby teeth and is critical to good oral health outcomes for children. Preventing early childhood decay;
*Provide a diet avoiding sticky sugary foods
*Review night time breastfeeding patterns after 12months of age
*Reduce the frequency of sugar intake by limiting night time on demand feeding after 6 months
*Introduce a cup at around 6 months. Wean children from the bottle at around 12 months of age.
We will be having a local dentist visit Kindy during the year to educate the children on the importance of looking after their teeth and how they can do this, stay tuned for the dates.
INDIVIDUAL SUNSCREENS/NAPPY CREAMS FOR CHILDREN
Please be reminded we need to ensure any nappy creams /sunscreens that are brought into kindy are kept in their expiry date and you have given permission for these to be applied to your child on their enrolment form or re enrolment form.
MISS CHLOE & MISS BRIANNA NOMINATED
FOR TRAINEES OF THE YEAR -
Training NSW Awards nominated our respective employees, it is great to see such strong support for Vocational Training across the Hunter and Central Coast Region. They were nominated and recognised for excellence our field , congratulations to both of our educators.
Health Bug Incursion for Gumnuts & Preschool $5 will be added to your account after the event if your child attends Tuesday 1st June
• World Environment Day 5th
• Drip Drop Don’t Waste Incursion Friday 11th June Preschool & Gumnuts -$5 will be added to your account after the incursion if your child attends
• School Readiness Night here at Kindy 16th
If you wish your child not to attend any incursions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff members of the month
This month our $100 gift voucher goes to: Miss Tamia trainee in the Snugglepots room for her dedication to work, engaging with the children at their level during the day, always following up on things she has been asked to do by management. Having a mature and professional attitude towards work and having a calm manner.
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.
Events Planner 2020
Our Event Planner for 2020 is now live online. We will email you a copy or visit the planner by using the link. We look forward to seeing you at our many exciting events.