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Hello families and welcome to July!
We are in full Queensland winter swing with some chilly mornings and afternoons and bright winter sunshiny days. The rain has been a welcome addition to help green up our environment.
Staffing: We welcome Miss Amy to our team this month. Amy will be our new cook and we are looking forward to having her whip up some yummy meals.. Our staff have been doing a great job over the past month but we are all ready to hand the kitchen over to Amy.
Assessment and Rating. We are currently preparing for our Assesment and Rating Process. Education and Care services are assessed and rated by their state and territory regulatory authority. We are assessed on the 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standard. These areas are outlined in the following link
As you may have noticed we have these areas outlined in our front foyer and we appreciate your input into our performance by noting any suggestions and feedback on our NQS sheets.
During our Assessment days you may notice an officer of the Early Childhood Education office present on the premises.
The children have been helping to create our new garden area now that our yard renovations are complete. There has been a lot of discussions, planning and planting. All of our rooms have become very involved in their gardening projects. Our worm farm is also thriving-ready to add to our garden as fertiliser. The children have been learning about these processes and learning about sustainable practices.
Miss Kelly would like to personally thank everyone for coming along to celebrate her cultural background on 4th July. We had an awesome party with some great costumes and tasty meals.
NAIDOC week saw the children immersing themselves into our Indigenous culture with some interesting educational experiences. We are continuing to follow our interest in learning more about our first peoples. For those of you who don't know- our land on which our centre stands is Yuggera land and we pay respect to traditional owners of our land, their elders past present and future. Our children have been learning some Yuggera language in their programs and have been busy planning to create our own Aboriginal Humpy for our front foyer.
Our Teddy bears picnic day was also very successful and full of love and cuddles for our favourite soft toy friends.
School photos should be back soon. Stay tuned for more information. As mentioned previously-there is an online order option for families. Once we have all of the login details we will pass these onto families.
Important note: Our disco date has changed. The new date for our centre disco will be Friday 16th August. Our theme this year is Rainbow Colour Blast
Friday 19th July- Pyjama Day-gold coin donation to raise funds for children in foster care.
Friday 2nd August- Jeans for Genes Day
Wednesday 14th August- Brisbane Show public holiday
Friday 16th August-Centre Disco-Cost $5 per child
Thankyou to everyone who participated in our Facebook poll regarding policy reviews. We will now be sending these through our Educa platform and attached to our newsletters for your perusal and feedback. Thankyou also to those of you who have given feedback on our centre philosophy and our menus. We appreciate your input. Don't forget there is continuous open opportunity for all families to participate in our Quality Improvement Plan and Policy input through Educa and within our centre. We have feedback forms in our front foyer and encourage everyone to add to these so we can review our policies and practices.
We encourage all of our families to update your details regularly. Having up to date and regular contacts in the case of an emergency is of the utmost importance for the health, safety and well being of your children.
Please find attached our centre Medication Policy and Procedure. We welcome any feedback or ideas for improvement that you may have.