Daisy Hill ELC would like to respectfully acknowledge the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we live. We also recognise those whose ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future Elders and leaders.
Welcome to the first edition of Daisy Hill ELC newsletter for 2019!
First of all I would like to welcome back all our families to the centre after the Christmas and New Year period. An extended welcome is also due to all our new families who have just joined the Daisy Hill ELC family, we have such a wonderful community within our centre and I encourage all of our existing families to make the new ones feel welcome. Our newsletters will contain information on what each class are learning and creating throughout the year. The newsletter will also be used to assist families in keeping up with all of the upcoming events throughout the year.
We hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready for the great year ahead.
At Daisy Hill ELC we value and appreciate all family contribution to our environment. We believe that we are all apart of the one community and therefore all parents are invited to contribute their ideas in all aspects of the operation of our childcare centre. In the upcoming months, we will start our revision of service policies. Currently we are reviewing our Fees Policy. This policy will be attached. We ask if parents would be able to have a read and provide us with some feedback. We appreciate any feedback.
Fundraising throughout the year, Daisy Hill ELC will be holding some fundraisers for the centre. We ask if parents have any ideas or suggestions, please come and see one of the staff members! We would love some fresh ideas for fundraising!
One of our goals for our first quarter is our Sustainability practices. The children will be learning about recycling, with focus on organics, Landfill and paper. And the impacts on our environment.
FUN RECYCLING FACTS FOR KIDS IN AUSTRALIA
- The energy saved by recycling one plastic bottle will power your computer for 25minutes.
- Recycling one aluminium can saves enough power to run your TV for 3 hours.
- The average family home uses 6 trees worth of paper every year.
- An adult fleece jacket is made from 25 two litre plastic bottles.
- A one litre milk carton can be recycled into 5 pieces of paper.
- Recycling glass saves 75% of the energy need to create new glass from raw materials.
- You can run a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours with the energy saved by recycling one glass bottle.
I am asking families, if you do have scrap paper or cardboard at home, please bring them into the centre so that we can recycle them here for the children's art and craft experiences
- 1 2/3 cups plain flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE White CHOC BITS
- 150g butter, chopped
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Step 1 Sift flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Spoon mixture into jar. Layer with sugar, then coconut, dried cranberries and chocolate.
- Step 2 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
- Step 3 Place butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter has melted. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
- Step 4 Pour ingredients from jar into a large bowl. Add butter and egg. Stir to combine. Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place on prepared trays, 5cm apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve.