a note from our approved provider
Welcome back to all our families HAPPY 2022, we hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready to face this year with masks, socially distance & ready for smiles, learning, discovery and lots of fun. We ask that families do not attend the service if they have covid or flu like symptoms or have been considered a close contact. We also ask that families do not enter any of the rooms yards at any time and wait at the external yard gates to collect their children from an educator and sign in or out on Xplor accordingly.
We will continue to implement covid safe practices
at Erina kindergarten and our educators will continue
to wear masks inside and at drop off and pick up
we request that families please do the same whilst
onsite at Erina kindergarten at all times to keep our community safe.
To continue to keep our Centre safe we will be continuing to undertake regular covid testing and isolate in line with recommendations for close contacts of a positive case in ECE settings as per updated health advise.
If your child is suffering from covid related symptoms or is a household contact we will request that you isolate for 7 days and provide a negative PCR covid test prior to return to care.
To assist services to manage positive cases, the department also sending out a small number of RAHT testing kits to allow educators to start testing immediately following a potential positive case exposure in services or in the household context.
Booster vaccinations will also be mandated for educators and care workers in the near future and will be required to provide the service with evidence of their booster vaccination. A number of our staffs have also received the booster shot and have provided verification as such.
Given ongoing changes in public health settings we will continue to work with NSW health on how these settings apply to our service.
Allergies & Medical Conditions
Please ensure if your child has a medical condition or allergy their action plans from the doctors are updated annually, we need these in date otherwise we cannot accept children into our care as per their risk plan conditions. Please ensure you update any allergies or food intolerances via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Any sleep or food changes or routine changes especially in the babies’ room, please also email through so we have in this writing to communicate with the educators.
Please drive carefully in the carpark and slowly looking out for little children, educators and our families. Please don’t leave children in the car at any time, if you need help with siblings, please call the office and we can always come out and watch the children for you.
As a part of the continuous improvement required by the National Quality Standard, we are constantly reviewing the practices we implement to drive continuous improvement in our educator practices and service operations. We have a ‘Quality Improvement Plan’ which also outlines our service strengths. Families are welcome to view the Plan in the foyer and make contributions via email.
We are still encouraging the children to bring in decorated spoons for our Spoonville garden near the office this in turn creating a sense of being and belonging for the children in our service.
• Orientation Week settling into new rooms 4th -8th Jan
• Australia Week 24th 28th Jan celebrations within the rooms
• STEPS eye testing for older children Monday 31st, Tuesday 1st Feb and Thursday 3rd Feb – please fill out permission form if you have been given one for your child.
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.