Newsletter July 2018
Welcome to our first newsletter of 2018 we would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new families to our beautiful centre. As everyone will be aware the weather has changed, we are having dark and cold mornings with showers of rain throughout the day. Children in the morning we can see are feeling the cold, please ensure you have packed warm spare clothes including extra socks. With this type of weather we also find that colds, flu's and temperatures start to appear, if your child is showing signs of being unwell please look at keeping them home until they are feeling better.
On the 23rd June we had our Open Day our theme was Ice Age. How lovely to see the children and parents having fun playing in the snow and searching for Dinosaurs. We enjoyed face painting, jumping castle, visiting with the baby farm animals and a sausage sizzle while showing off our wonderful centre to new families. What a wonderful morning we all had, thank you to everyone who came to visit and tour our new centre, we look forward to seeing you when you start your first day with us soon.
Immunisation Updates 2018
In July 2018, the childhood immunisation schedule was updated. Your child's due date for their next immunisations has not changed. Immunisations are still given at 2,4,6,12,18 months and 4 years of age.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Uncle Barry for not only attending our Open Day but also for being a part of our service. We are looking forward to working with him and learning all about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultures which we will be embedding into our daily curriculum. We would love our families to share with us your cultures and traditions within your family framework. Please if you have any pictures, photos or items you could bring in to share with us we would love to celebrate your family within our service.
Quality Improvement Plan
As a new service we are always looking to improve throughout the year and your support and feedback is so important to us. As you may have seen on the wall in the foyer we have created a Quality Improvement display, we are hoping all families will contribute throughout the months. Thank you to those families who have already provided some feedback it is very much appreciated. We have been working on Quality Area 6 - Collaborative partnerships and relationships with families and communities over the month of June. We will be working on Quality Area 5 - Relationships with Children over the month of July. Your feedback is appreciated.
CCS - Child Care Subsidy
This new system is now in place if you have not supplied your centre link letter please do so as soon as possible so we can calculate your fees. If we have not received this letter however you should continue paying your normal weekly fees until you supply your centre link letter. Please be aware there may be differences in your fees depending on your centre link percentage and hours. Please see the office if your hours and booked days do not match, as we may be able to help you with session hours.
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First Foods for Babies
We have been asked advice on first foods for babies, here is a sample of first babies foods if you wish for more information please do not hesitate to come and see us. Please remember this is a guide only.
Recipe of the Month
Healthy Zucchini and carrot muffin Recipe to try with your family.
Children may like to help make the muffins.
3 Zucchinis , grated 3 carrots ,grated 3 green onions ,finely chopped 1 and half cups cheese,grated 4 cups self raising flour 2 cups wholemeal self raising flour 9 eggs three quarter cup olive oil 3 cups plain yoghurt.
1 Preheat oven 190 degrees.Grease muffin pans (third cup capacity)
2 Combine zucchini , carrot,green onion,cheese and flour
3 In a separate bowl,whisk eggs,oil and yoghurt together.Add to zucchini mixture.Mix to combine
4 Divide mixture evenly among 40 holes of prepared pan.
5 Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just firm to touch.
6 Cool on wire rack.