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Welcome to June!

 Welcome to June, already!

Dear parents from 2nd July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package. The package will help parents with children aged 0 – 13 work, train, study and volunteer. The Package includes a new child care subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. It will be paid directly to the service.

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is not an automatic roll over from two current payments.

You must provide some new information and confirm your current details using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

For more information of this process visit educaton.gov.au/childcare

Staff Leave.

Miss Alana has gone on maternity leave Miss Nicky will be replacing her in the nursery.

Mr Rob has had to go to England for family business. He will return on the 21st /May/2018.

Date Night.

There has been a lot of talk of late about some centres providing a service where by the parents are able to leave their children at the centre for an organised night while they spend time together.

If this is something that would interest you please let me know. I am following up on the logistics of how to make this happen.


Please be aware that we have a nil fee policy if your account is behind please make sure it is up to date as soon as possible. If you have any concerns about this or any other issue please do not hesitate to talk to me.

Professional Development.

I will be away at a meeting on the 7th June 2018. I will be attending a breakfast meeting on the 12th the June, I will also be attending a Professional Development workshop. This will be on the 29th/06/2018.


It's our birthday again. We are 23 this year! The children who attend on that day will enjoy a slice of birthday cake. Yummy!

Until next month

Miss Tracey Locke

Nursery Room

The babies and toddlers are expanding on their verbal communication skills between

educators and each other. New balancing and walking skills are being practiced daily,

and Irie, Elle and Malakai are using stable furniture to walk between, which is encouraging

their new found skills. They have great role models in Rhylan and Luke, to show them

how it is done!

We have continued on with sensory and messy play, and will be extending on this over

the next few weeks, and please excuse any art work on clothing that you may encounter

over the coming months!

The older toddlers, Tahlia and Madison, have been interacting well with the babies, along

with extending on their colour and shape recognition. They are enjoying role play activities

in home corner and singing lots of action songs. We have also been working on our

gross motor skills such as balancing, throwing, catching and kicking.

Bonding and spending time with your babies and toddlers is of upmost priority, ensuring

that all of their needs and wants are met. We love helping them all, and watching them


Last but not least, just a little reminder to label all belongings e.g. bottles, lunch boxes,

clothing, hats and to supply a clean, full water bottle for each day. If you have any

questions, concerns or suggestions regarding your child, please feel free to discuss them

with us. They are always welcome!

Miss Nicki & Mr Rob

Pre-prep Room

Hello to all our families, Wow! the first half of the year has flown. Children have really settled into their environment well. This month we have been focusing on identity & wellbeing. We have been getting familiar with the room routines and transitions .This will help support a sense of belonging for each child to their environment. As part of the kindergarten programme we implement a school readiness programme which helps toward preparing them for school. This includes an introduction to reading, writing and numeracy. Each day we are practicing recognising our own names and familiarising ourselves with the shape of letters. We often incorporate prompts like flashcards into the programme to extend their learning a little further.

The centre has over the last few year provided a language programme which is implemented by the Benevolent Society. Caris comes every Wednesday to support children in the kindy room with language development. If you have any concerns with language and anything else please do not hesitate to talk me or any of the lead educators.

Kind regards Tracey & Donna