a note from our approved provider
With all of our children back in their individual rooms at Erina Kindergarten in smooth routines, it feels like we have turned a corner and can rejoice together what we have achieved over the last few many months. Whilst we have all experienced significant challenges there have been many delightful moments that have shown the true strength of our Central Coast community. We thank all our wonderful families for their continued support in getting where we are today.
In accordance with our obligations as child care provider, we also wish you that we at Erina kindergarten will be closing down of operations from 25th December 2020 to 10th January, 2021 for the annual Christmas shut down.
During this period of Christmas shutdown, we will be taking the opportunity to commence renovations to our service at Erina kindergarten. This will involve commencing on the demolition of our administration office and we will also during this period complete works to our carpark which will involve increasing car parking availability for staffs/families to our service. Administration will also be temporality relocated to the front of the site at the commencement of the year 2021. Our service will be reopening at 6:30am on Monday 11th January, 2021.
Should you have any questions in relation to this letter, please contact Melissa or Kelly.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Please remember to ensure your updated emergency numbers are correct in the front office with Kelly and if there any changes please notify us of these in writing. Can you please also ensure if you are sending anyone not on your contact list to collect your child/ren we need the authorisation in writing via email or you can write at kindy in the office or with the educators.
Car Park Safety
Please remember when driving into the carpark to drive slowly as per our signage. There are families and children walking through the carpark, please be mindful & respectful of each other. Our duty of care is to protect our children and promote positive road safety knowledge and practices. Please DO NOT leave children in the car if you need us to come out to the car to collect your child/ ren or bring them out for you we can to assist, please phone us.
• Grow your own herbs, fruit and vegetables even if it’s just a few pots around the house, it all helps!
• Turn off your devices at night, including your Wi-Fi box.
• Get a water-saving showerhead.
• Use organic fertilisers.
• Purchase recycled toilet paper with plastic-free packaging.
• Miss Samanta- The Project approach
• Miss Amber- Leadership in early childhood
• Miss Alesha- Quality documentation reflecting
upon EYLF & theory
• Miss Maddi – Loose parts play
• Miss Wendy- Transition to school
If you have any questions or any of these professional development webinars interest you please don’t hesitate to speak to our educators.
*Our educators have also been attending our fortnightly QIP meetings to express ideas and contribute to and understand the QIP process.
REPTILE INCURSION REFLECTION
Wow what a show Kym put on for us, he brought along his pet frog, frilled neck lizard, blue tongue lizard & short neck turtle. He had a slippery carpet python, bearded dragon & a black headed python snake which he handled safely and discussed safety around snakes and lizards if we are out and about in the environment now the weather is warming up with the children. He taught us how to hold a snake correctly and talked about frog and lizards’ habitats and showed us how the turtle crawls so slowly. It was a hands-on learning experience for the children being able to pat the animals and see their features.
We are nearly finished allocating our children their rooms for 2021 thank you to our families for returning your re -enrolments, please make sure you have sent back your re enrolment form. We are allocating the educators now into their rooms for 2021, we will be emailing the educators for each room to our families so you and the children can become familiar with these educators before the end of the year. The last 2 weeks of the year in Dec we will be doing transitions for the children moving to the next room, to make the transition smoother to a new room/ play space in 2021.
Events in November
• National recycling week – 9th-13th
• Dentist visiting kindy – 10th Nov and Tues 24th Nov
• Firedrill and lockdown weeks – 2nd Nov and 9th Nov
• Eco bug incursion – 12th at kindy $5 will be charged to accounts after the event.
• Beach safety talk – Thurs 19th Nov for preschool children
• Graduation Week for chn going to school – 30th Nov – 3rd Dec here at kindy with one parent attending, an email will follow
• Xmas Celebrations week – 7th – 11th Dec here at kindy an email will follow
• Central coast kids in need – donations dropped off to the front office, available till the 4th Dec
• Xmas closure – 24th Dec to 10th Jan 2021.
Staff members of the month
At Erina Kindergarten we pride ourselves on having high quality Educators that have been apart of our team for many years. We like to recognise Educators that have demonstrated excellence by awarding them with an Educator of the Month Award.
This month our $25 vouchers go to;
For having meaningful interactions with the children on the preschool side and being a reliable educator.
For engaging with the babies and families with patience and being a great support to the room hence being a flexible educator.
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.