March News

Welcome to the Daisy Hill ELC Community 

We are thrilled to welcome all of our new Daisy Hill ELC additions. We hope that your stay with us is enjoyable and that you and your children have lasting memories for years to come. We have some housekeeping to take care of as it is the start of the year.

* Parent/ Teacher communications- We love our parents and our chats! However, we do have the primary responsibility of supervising and engaging the children in our care. We encourage our families to make enquiries about their child's day and have a quick chat but if there is a conversation that you know might take more than a few minutes we are happy to arrange a time for your to speak with your child's teacher without such a limited time frame.

*Naming belongings- Please ensure that your children's belongings are labelled.

*Looking after our new hats- New hats have been purchased for every child in the centre. Please leave your child/rens hats at the centre each day. 

Please feel free to see me with any queries, my door is always open

Rachael

 Red Nose safe sleep week 2021

Running from 15 to 21 March 2021, Safe Sleep Week is Red Nose's national awareness campaign to help save little lives.

Safe Sleep Week will provide practical advice to parents and caregivers to help reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy (including SIDS and fatal sleep accidents).

"SIDS is one of every parent's greatest fears, and with new research emerging all the time, it's important that people know that they can rely upon Red Nose's evidence-based advice. We want to make sure everyone gets the right information."

"For the first time in Australia, Red Nose has released guidelines around the safe use of bassinets. This is particularly important as bassinets become more popular, especially for parents who find it difficult to fit a cot in their bedroom. We've also updated our safe sleep guidelines as well as our principles for co-sleeping."

"In the past 40 years, by reducing SIDS by 85 per cent, we've helped save over 10,000 little lives. Sadly about 100 babies still die each year from SIDS and other fatal sleeping accidents. If all parents and carers are aware of safe sleep advice many of these little lives could be saved."

Throughout the week, we will explore topics such as:

  • Why you should always sleep baby on their back
  • Why baby's head and face should be uncovered during sleep
  • How to create a safe sleep environment
  • How to use blankets and sleeping bags properly
  • Sleeping safely away from home

Safe Sleep Week 2021 runs across Red Nose's social media channels and website, and includes live Q and A sessions, new and updated education tools, videos and more.

Parents and carers can join in by following Red Nose on Facebook or Instagram.

Important dates to recognise in March 2021

17/3/2021- Saint Patrick's Day History

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of Irish pride and heritage. Saint Patrick was a British-born priest and former slave. He is known for converting the Irish to Christianity. He died on March 17, 461 C.E and was mostly forgotten. As time passed, stories started to spread around St. Patrick and centuries later, he was honoured with the title of Patron Saint of Ireland.

19/3/2021- National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence History

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence serves to raise awareness of bullying and violence in schools and provides students with an opportunity to take a stand against violence and bullying. The day also serves to encourage teachers to run activities and incorporate anti-bullying and violence into lesson plans.

20/3/2021- International Day of Happiness History

International Day of Happiness seeks to celebrate and promote world happiness as a fundamental human goal. It recognizes the need for an inclusive, equitable, and balanced approach to economic growth. It aims to promote sustainable development and the happiness and well-being of all people. It also aims to eradicate poverty.

21/3/2021- World Down Syndrome Day History

World Down Syndrome Day seeks to raise awareness about the genetic disorder. This day aims to provide those with down syndrome the ability to have full participation in the decision making process about matters relating to their lives.

22/3/2021- World Water Day 

World Water Day seeks to raise awareness about issues relating to water such as water shortages and sanitation problems. This day aims to provide people with access to safe and clean water. It encourages countries to implement better infrastructure and water management. 

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