Hello and welcome to our February Newsletter! It just feels like yesterday i was typing our January Newsletter and here I am doing the February one. The days are certainly moving along faster. From everyone here at Jellybeans we would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new families that have recently started with us, we certainly hope that you enjoy your time with us.
Just a friendly reminder about your account, if your Direct Debit fails you will be required to make the failed payment before your child attends next. If you have any concerns with your Direct Debit please feel free to come and have a chat. If you are paying by Credit Card please remember to update your Expiry Date in the event your card has expired. You will need to complete a new Direct Debit Form.
We would like to wish the following Educators a Big Happy Birthday for the month of February: Miss Nittaya, Miss Julie and Miss Nat. We certainly hope you have a wonderful day!
A special congratulations to Miss Teresa and her family! Miss Teresa welcomed her first Grandchild earlier this month, a baby boy! Congratulations to you all!
As most of you are aware we have started using an online program called Educa. Every family has been sent an email inviting you to access the program. If you have not yet received this please check your junk box alternatively please let me know so we can resend the invite. This program is a great way to keep up to date with what your child has participated in throughout the day and to keep an eye on their developmental development. Our families are encouraged to participate and use the Educa program to further enhance daily communication between the Centre and our families. Please feel free to add comments to your child's profile.
Our first major fundraising event for 2019 is our Cadbury Chocolate Drive. Each family is asked to take a box of Freddos and sell them to your family and friends. If you are keen to take a box please let Miss Margaret or myself know so we can organise a box for you. All of our fundraising proceeds are used towards our end of year Christmas Event for the children.
Hello everyone from Nursery 2. A big warm welcome to all the children and their families who have moved across from Nursery 1 and to anyone who is new to the Centre. I hope your stay with us is happy and rewarding.
We have been busy doing lots of art work to celebrate Australia Day, Chinese New Year and New Zealand''s Waitangi Day. Please take time to have a look at our art displays.
We will be encouraging self help skills with the children starting to spoon feed themselves over coming weeks.
Its exciting to see some of our babies taking their first steps. We will be encouraging this skill by using the walkers while outside and holding Educators hand to walk.
At the moment our home corner area is very popular. The children are enjoying this role play activity by pretending to have cups of tea with Educators.
A Friendly Reminder
Please name all your children's belongings to save them being misplaced. Send along a drink bottle or sippy cup so the children can have drinks of water throughout the day. Also don't forget a fitted cot sheet for sleep time.
Lastly if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to have a chat with me.
Until next time
Miss Margaret and Miss Nittaya
As it is the start of the year now is the right time to ensure all of your child's Centre paperwork is up to date and correct. For those of you that have a child with a Notifiable Medical Condition - Anaphylaxis, Asthma or Diabetes please ensure we have an updated Medical Plan on file. These need to be reviewed every 12 months. If you need assistance in updating your information pleas come and see me so I can explain what is required. If your child has recently had their vaccination please download a updated immunization schedule from Medicare and bring this in so we can copy it. Please remember that your CCS will be suspended if your immunization is not kept up to date.
If you have recently changed any of your personal contact details or those of your emergency contact have changed, please let us know. It is vital that the Centre has current and up to date information especially in the case of an emergency.
Hello all and welcome to our Nursery News. It has been a very busy month especially with welcoming our new friends and families to our room.
First of all, we are very happy to meet our new friends Alpha-Meghan, Isaac, Harlo and Summer joining us in January and February.
We would like to say a big happy birthday to Amelia, Chi, Johnathan and Manaia who have turned one in January or are turning one in February.
To make the children accustomed to other cultures, we had a crayon colouring of the celebration for the Lunar New Year in 2019, then put it on the wall.
Over the coming weeks will further extend on our craft sessions especially after the fun we had doing our Valentine's Day craft. We certainly hope you loved your little surprise.
Baby Shark is a hit with the babies at the moment. If you are unsure of the lyrics please feel free to come and ask.
Finally I would like to remind you to name all your child/ren's belongs and pack spare clothes. And if there is anything you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to come and talk.
Thanks for your support and take care.
From Jasmine and Ruby
Welcome to Toddler 1 News! Over the past few weeks we have been super busy with all of our Multi-Cultural Events! The children have enjoyed participating in various creative activities that represented the following Multi-Cultural Days - Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday. We have enjoyed getting outside however the heat has not been so kind as of late. Please remember to link up your account on Educa so that you can follow your child's daily progress........you can even leave little notes!
Until Next Time
Miss Sharon and Miss Sein
Hi everyone and welcome to the first newsletter for Toddler Two in 2019. It's crazy to believe that February is almost over, where has the year gone. Miss Nav and I would like to thank you all for your warm welcome and getting to know you all over this time. We're both excited for what the year has in store for us all.
Throughout January and February there has been a few special holidays, from Australia Day, Waitangi Day, Chinese New Year, Pancake Day and Valentine's Day, we have implemented different experiences through art and play, from painting, cooking and role play experiences.
Home corner play has been a big hit with the children. Each day you can find the children in home corner cooking, cleaning, dressing up and looking after the babies, which encourages the children's role play skills, communication and social skills.
We recently implemented Transport sensory play and the children really enjoyed this. They explored their sensory capabilities with the cars in the sand and rice. We will further extend on this through water, shaving cream and many more over the coming months.
When we are getting outside, if it is not too hot, the children have really enjoyed this, from riding bikes, ball play, obstacle course and sandpit play, the children enjoy running around being outside and enjoying some fresh air.
Until next time,
Miss Steph and Miss Nav
We would like to welcome all our toddler and new children, parents and caregivers to the Junior Kindy Room.The children have settled well into the routine and the new room.
We had a very busy start to the year, celebrating Australia Day, Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Waitangi Day which is the national day of New Zealand, and commemorates the signing, on 6 February 1840, of the Treaty of Waitangi. When you drop off and pick up, please have a look at the beautiful art work created by your children. We have started a sea theme so you will see fish and jellyfish hanging around the room as well as other sea creatures to come. We will be carrying out simple science experiments and cooking occasionally like today we made chocolate crackles which the children loved especially eating them for afternoon tea.
Over the coming months we will be learning our colours, shapes and counting to 10.
We do this through the books we read, also songs we sing, this way the children are having fun while learning. A great way to help with this, is when you are dressing your children, let them know what colour clothes they are wearing, play a game to find different shapes while driving and count different objects or stairs if walking up and down.
We look forward to spending the year with your children and if you have any questions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Shaileen. There also is a Message book on the lockers if you need to leave a message, and we will attend to it as soon as possible.
Veronica and Shaileen
Hi and welcome to our first Kindy newsletter for 2019.
Wow the weeks are beginning to pass by very quickly as we approach the end of February everyone is beginning to find their place within the room rekindling old or forming new friendships with peers.
As well as familiarizing themselves with the rooms routine, this helps build resilience and foster social and emotional skills within the children as they find their place within the room.
Our main focus throughout the last few weeks have been colours, Australia Day, Waitangi Day, Valentine's Day, Chinese and Vietnamese New Year. We are looking forward to celebrating St Patrick's day, Harmony Day and Easter.
We have created some beautiful art works which are displayed around the room using a variety of materials, techniques and colours, so make sure when you come to pick up your child to look around the room to see what fabulous artists we have here.
Please don't forget to label your child's possessions so the staff can keep track of who owns what within the room. Please bring in 5 to 6 nappies/pull ups each day your child attends the service for toileting.
If you are wishing to start your child's toilet training wearing cotton underpants, please talk to staff as we are more than happy to help support you and your child with this transition.
Please remember to bring a hat and drink bottle each day so that your child can enjoy the full day care experience when playing outside as their health and safety is important to us.
If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to come and discuss them with either Cristina or myself as we are quite happy to help you, until next time Cheers
Miss Pedeta and Miss Cristina
Welcome to the Preschool 2 Room
We have had a fantastic start to the new year, Miss Maree and myself are so excited to be able to encourage your child's development and growth through our play based learning. We have been looking at Multi Cultural awareness through Chinese New Year and Waitangi Day. This is one of the great ways to learn about our world. Great little friendship have stared to form this is a blessing as it helps create serenity within the room. The children have embraced the larger room, and our Routines and room rules are coming together nicely. Our starting focus is name tracing and recognition. The children are showing great fine motor control and we are very proud. As part of our daily learning we have enjoyed singing the alphabet not just any alphabet but a learning song called Jolly Phonics. This song enhances recognition of the letter, sound and movement to keep them interested. As your child is in Preschool 2 now we are encouraging parents that provide milk for their child that it please be supplied in a sippy cup not a bottle with a teat. I know it is only early in the year but please feel free to come and ask any questions about your child's learning we are happy to assist you in the best way possible. Enjoy your month and Happy Valentines Day 💖 Miss Julie and Miss Maree.
Hi and welcome to the Preschool Room,
We have hit the ground running and have been very busy over the last three weeks. We began the year by celebrating Australia Day, Chinese New Year, Shrove Tuesday, Waitangi Day and Valentine's Day. To enhance the children's understanding of these days we read books, had group discussions, completed artwork, a cooking experience and small world setups. Next, we will be looking at families and the senses.
Finally, if you have any skills or would simply like to volunteer your time please do not hesitate to come and have a chat so we can arrange a convenient time for you.
Until next time
Miss Carla, Miss Zoe, Miss Alena and Mr David