July in review
July was another busy month for Erina Kindergarten.
We had Kenny visit the centre for NAIDOC week. Kenny spent time with each of our rooms in the field and used Ochre for face painting, created collaborative paintings representing our environment & shared stories about his culture with the children.
We took a group of children for a morning visit to the nursing home which was a great success. We have recently had a gate installed at the back of the centre which will link us straight up to the front of the nursing home reducing the amount of walking required to travel from the centre to visit the nursing home. We plan on taking some more groups to visit throughout August
with the Emus room having another visit on the 22nd August, 2019.
a note from our approved provider
We would like to thank our family businesses who participated in our bi-annual battle of the rooms competition and would like to congratulate the Bushbabies educators for winning the battle for best room set up within the Bushbabies room. Our educators enjoyed a well-deserved yummy dinner at Hoi An Vietnamese restaurant and we would like to thank Denny for making the dinner a huge team building a success for our educators!
We would also like to advise preschool parents that we will be undertaking some improvements to increased usable space within the Joeys room. All works will be completed after hours and will not impact on the health, wellbeing or safety of any children that attend Erina kindergarten. We will also be making some improvements to the Snugglepots room and will also be removing an existing store room and expanding on the existing internal useable space available to our Snugglepots room. Again, all works will be completed after hours and will not impact on the health, wellbeing or safety of any children that attend Erina kindergarten. We look forward to showing you further improvements to our beautiful Erina kindergarten facilities which will be due to be completed mid-August.
JANUARY CARE FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS 2020
We have been reviewing our expected numbers for January 2020 and unfortunately, we will no longer be able to offer care for the children starting school in 2020 in January as we have in previous years. We wanted to ensure we give our families as much notice as possible to arrange alternative care for January 2020. We have been in contact with some local school to ask what their vacation care services include and are as follows:
• Woodport – $54 centre day $64 excursion day – 6:30-6pm
• Star of the sea does not offer but they have before and after school in school terms
• Terrigal public $50 centre day $60 excursion day – limited to 5 places per day of children who are prekindy
• Erina heights – use lighthouse vacation care which runs out of grammar school – $55 exc excursion fees open 7am-6pm
• Grammar school- uses lighthouse vacation care as above
FATHERS DAY AFTERNOON TEA
This year we are offering our Fathers something different to celebrate Father’s Day at Erina Kindy. We will have a “Dads Grazing table” supplied by Higher ground at Kincumber with delicious treats. The afternoon tea will take place daily within the field area (weather depending) and start from 3:30pm each afternoon.
On the 29th & 30th Chris Heighington from Chris Heighington Sports Performance will also be running interactive games in the field area.
We recognise that each family is unique & these celebrations are for anyone special in your child’s life including Uncles, Grandfathers & friends. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with the children.
A reminder if the grandparent is picking up your child & may not have been at the centre before please email their name to firstname.lastname@example.org & ensure they bring their drivers license so we can do an ID check before they take the children to join the fun in the field.
Wed 28th Aug- Bush babies,
Thursday 29th Aug- Snugglepots & Gumnuts, Friday 30th Aug- Emus, Joeys & Koalas.
SCIENCE WEEK- SCIENCE BUG INCURSION
Ladybug Academy’s Science Bug incursion is an imaginative journey through time and space that takes us to the exciting worlds of dinosaurs, volcanoes and the galaxy. A naughty Science Bug interrupts our show with plans to take a time machine made from rubbish back to see the dinosaurs. The story takes an even sharper turn when a stow away baby Trex hitches a ride and ends up in outer space!
13th & 15th of August 10:30am start for Emus, Joeys & Koalas cost $5. If your child is a Gumnut & you would like them to attend please email: email@example.com
QUALITY IMPROVEMNENT PLAN
The aim of a Quality Improvement Plan is to help providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care, and to plan future improvements.
A reminder we have a QIP input area in our walkway outside the admin office. We invite all of our families to take on an active role in our Erina Kindergarten community by sharing your ideas & opinions with us & help us provide the best care for your children. List any ideas or suggestions of areas we can improve on the boards, all input will remain confidential unless stated otherwise, alternatively you can always email us any suggestion or ideas.
Educators of the month
The Educator of the Month for August is Miss Tash from the Gumnut room for her positive attitude & enthusiasm.
Also Miss Kiara form the Emu room for her creative curriculum.
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.