September in review
September was an eventful month at Erina Kindergarten. To celebrate Rugby world cup on the 21st of September Chris from Chris Heighington Sports Performance
came to the centre to run footy drills with the children
in the field.
During occupation week we had a visit from constable Ryan who visited the Emus, Koalas & Joeys. The whole centre had a visit from Tim from Little Chiefs Fire service experience. The children engaged in emergency service education, fire themed games, kids dressing up in
uniforms, water spraying from real firefighting back packs and hoses. And of course, sitting in the fire truck.
We also took our Emus, Joeys & Koalas out on an excursion to Erina library for Talk Like a Pirate Day, we chartered a red bus for the travel to the library which was very exciting for the children. We are building links in the community & are looking forward to a visit from the librarian to read books with the children.
a note from our approved provider
The Bushbabies outdoor yard is now complete & looking fabulous with the new density compliant softfall complete with brand new bike track. The babies are loving their new interactive yard.
We thank all our Bushbabies families for all the
We are also looking to complete final improvements for in our preschool with the increase of usable space for our wonderful Joeys room. Improvements should be complete by mid-October will all works to be completed after hours and on the weekend so as not to impact the health wellbeing of any of the children or families that attend Erina kindergarten preschool rooms.
We are looking forward to commence construction of an additional purpose-built new building for our 3-5-year age group in the new year so as to provide additional opportunities for new enrolments in our 3-5-year age group as demand for placement at Erina kindergarten has been unprecedented! We will keep all our families informed of progress in regards to this as we are currently completing our Construction certificate requirements prior to commencing construction in the new year.
CHRISTMAS CONCERTS / PRESCHOOL GRADUATION
We will be holding our annual Christmas Concerts at the EV Church again which is about 100m up the road from our Kindy. A letter with more details about the Christmas events will be emailed out in a few weeks, but the dates are as follows:
Christmas Picnic & Disco
– Bush Babies & Snugglepots: Tuesday,
3rd December 2019 5pm – 6:30pm @ EV Church, Terrigal Drive Erina. We will have decided to have a picnic on the grassed areas & a disco in the Main Hall at the EV Church.
Christmas Concert & Preschool Graduation
– Gumnuts Christmas Concert: Wednesday 4th of December 2019 5pm – 5:30pm @ EV Church,
Terrigal Drive Erina.
– Joeys, Koalas & Emus Christmas Concert & Preschool Graduation: Wednesday,
4th December 2019 6:15pm – 7:30pm @ EV Church, Terrigal Drive Erina.
Well we are heading towards that time of year again! Our last day open for the year at Erina Kindergarten will be Friday 20th December 2019 and we will reopen on 6th January 2020. You will not be charged fees for the closure period. Please complete your re-enrolment form regardless if you are increasing or decreasing or leaving your preferred days as is. If you are looking to increase your days please advise as soon as possible with you preferred days as places filling fast particularly in our 3-5-year age groups.
The Bob Turner Wildlife & Reptile Show will be visiting Erina Kindergarten on Friday 18th October 2019. If your child attends this show admission fee will be $5.00 and will be deducted in your next billing cycle after the 18/10/19. If you would not like your child to attend please notify the office by sending an email on email@example.com. The Bush Babies, Snugglepots & Gumnuts show will be at 9:30am & the Preschool show will be at approximately 10:30am.
As a security precaution we will be updating our gate codes next week: Once the locksmiths have been out to change the codes, we will send a text to all families notifying you of the new code.
This is a safety precaution to ensure only current families have our code. We also aim to keep the children safety inside our grounds so please avoid teaching your child the code as we do take the children out to the field & yoga hut & this can become a safety risk if the children know how to access the keypads & code.
All enrollment packs were due back on the 4th of October, if you require a new package please stop by our Admin office.
A reminder as was sent out in August, we are unable to accept any school leavers for January 2020 as we do not have the available space. If you require any information about local vacation care programs please stop by the office & we can share some information.
We have recently reviewed our Sun safe policy- See attached.
As the weather is warming up please remember to apply sun cream to your child on arrival to Erina Kindergarten. All children need to wear a hat outside as well as t-shirts with sleeves. All children are provided with an Erina Kindergarten hat upon enrolment, if you have misplaced this, they can wear any hat from home or purchase a new one from the office.
Educators of the month
Miss Skyla for her wonderful written observations & interactions with the Gumnut children.
Miss Kiya one of our new trainees in the bush babies room for her initiative & warm interactions with the children & bush babies families.
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 2019
Our Event Planner for 2018 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.