May in review
Thank you to all of the families that attended our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea. We hope you enjoyed the grazing table spread & photo booth. It was special to have so many families participate, it was a great opportunity to have a chat with the Educators and other families while enjoying our grounds & the Autumn colours.
We also celebrated Reconciliation week last week with Kenny a local Aboriginal Elder attending the centre on Tuesday creating artwork & building relationships with the children & our educators.
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A slightly colder start to the winter months at Erina kindergarten but we are still enjoying the beautiful winter sunshine in the beautiful field as well as in the individual yards within each room with our brand-new bird enclosure and our brand-new rabbit and guinea pig enclosure. The Bushbabies & Gumnuts are enjoying watching and interacting with our furry and feathered friends and we are delighted to welcome “Buddy Buddy” a new donated parrot to our Erina kindergarten family. Ella our other parrot is very happy with her brand-new friend. We thank Mick for your wonderful donation!
We are also very happy with our new outdoor blinds within the Snugglepots outdoor area and the busy Snugglepots have been able to utilize this area more when it has been cold and windy. This has been a great improvement to the Snugglepots outdoor area.
We thank all our families for input during our accreditation visit, our accreditation visit was a big success and it was great to show the assessor all the fruits of our hard work and commitment to exceeding the standards in childcare. We are awaiting our final report and look forward to providing further feedback in regards the recent visit.
Building connections with our community
We have been building connections with Kenny a local Aboriginal elder who has attended our centre in 2018 for NAIDOC week & again in May for reconciliation week.We have invited Kenny to our next staff meeting on the 24th of June at to engage in an informational talk about Kenny’s experience, he will share his knowledge & experiences with us ensuring our educator have an authentic & respectful understanding of Indigenous culture.
We would like to extend the invitation to our families to join us & meet Kenny strengthening the connection to our indigenous community. The staff meeting will take place at 6pm in the Bush Babies room & Kenny’s session will run for approximately 30 minutes.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend so I can organise seating.
School photos are expected to be delivered to the centre the week of the 17th of June. We will notify you with a text as soon they arrive at the centre.
From 1st July 2019 there will be a fee increase. The new daily fees will be as follows: Babies & Snugglepots – $112 per day & Koala. Emu & Joeys – $107 per day, The Gumnut room will remain $107 per day for the remainder of the year.
SCHOOL READINESS INFORMATION EVENING
OThe school readiness information evening is a great opportunity for families that have children attending school in 2020 or even 2021 to gain knowledge about local schools and ask any questions they may have. We have had a great response from schools that the preschool children will be attending. We currently have Wamberal, Erina Heights, Wood port, East Gosford, Terrigal, Central coast sports college attending. Please remember that if the school that your child is attending is not on the list you will still gain a lot of valuable information. A reminder that there will be no child supervision on the night.
Educators of the month
The Educators of the Month for June are Miss
Taryn for her consistent dedication to the Snugglepot room, Taryn is always a warm & friendly educator, a great asset to our Snugglepot team.
Bri our trainee in the Bush babies room for her nurturing and caring interactions with the babies, Bri is a confident educator and a great support to the team. Congratulations Miss Taryn & Miss Bri. You are a valuable part of the EK Team.
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.