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April Newsletter

Wow! A lot has happened since the last newsletter.  In this time of uncertainty just letting you know that we are still here happy and safe.  I have been emailing updates as I receive them. The main message is Simply put. Wash your hands after touching any surface. Make sure you stay 1.5mts away from people.  We at the centre have increased our cleaning. We are sanitising every surface everyday and after every visitor leaves the centre in order to stop the spread. 

During the pandemic, our operational times have changed. They are now 7 am-5 pm. 

If you are a working parent and these hours do not work for you please just let me know. They can be adapted to suit any situation. We have also ceased supplying nappies during this time. Please remember to pack about 6 nappies a day for your child. 

New Government regulations mean there is now no gap fee for parents to the 28th June 2020. However, days cannot be increased until mid-May, unless in extreme circumstances.

 For those of you with school-age children Schools have moved to a distance learning/For further information please click the link below… https://qed.qld.gov.au/about-us/news-and-media/novel-coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions-for-parents  School is said to reopen on the 18th May 2020.

The children will be celebrating Anzac Day this year by baking cookies and other related activities.  If you would like to bake them at home the recipe is below. 

Anzac Biscuits

  • Cooking time12 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes
  • Servings24 portions


  • 100g (3 ½ oz) plain flour
  • 100g (3 ½ oz) soft brown sugar
  • 85g (3 oz) desiccated coconut
  • 115g (4 oz) rolled oats
  • 115g (4 oz) Stork 75% vegetable fat spread
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
  • Instructions
    1. Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar, coconut, and oats.
    2. Melt the Stork and syrup in a saucepan.
    3. Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in 2 tablespoons water and stir into the saucepan. Quickly stir the mixture into the dry ingredients.
    4. Place dessertspoons of the mixture onto greased baking sheets, allowing room for them to spread.
    5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C, 170°C fan, Gas mark 4 for 12-15 minutes.
    6. Leave to cool slightly before carefully removing to a wire tray. Leave to cool completely

If your child is feeling unwell please be mindful to keep them at home. We at the centre are doing all we can to stop the spread to ensure we stay healthy.  

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Until next month 

stay safe