Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to our latest news for Kidz Magic Capestone.
Confirming enrolments for 2022 – In the coming months we will be starting to send out our care requirement forms for current attending families for 2022. This is where you will be able to advise us of any day change requests, day drops, day pick up's and adding siblings into care.
Terminating Care – As we reach towards the end of the year some of you may be starting to look at when you finalise care before starting Prep in 2022. We ask that you please keep in mind that we require 2 weeks of written notice to finish up your care and we have a specific form for this to be completed on. Under government guidelines for receiving the Childcare Subsidy a child must attend on their last day when notice to cease care has been given by a parent or the childcare subsidy will not be applied. This will result in the parent being liable for full fees for any absences preceding the last day of the notice period.
Educa – The centre uses Educa as a communication format that allows parents to receive and view photographs and learning stories and share information regarding their child. Parents are able to invite family members who can then view the photographs and learning stories as well. On enrolment to our service we invite the main account holder to Educa however, your able and welcome to add additional family members to view your child's learning and stories. Parents are encouraged to use Educa to communicate with their child's educators via the child notes section or share photos and stories regarding your child's interests or experiences away from the centre. This will assist with keeping open communication and building relationships between families and educators.
Absent for the day or arriving after 10.00am – We request that children arrive and are commencing their day by 9:30am. If your child will be away for the day or will be coming in to the centre after 10.00am can you please let us know. This would be greatly appreciated to assist with meal preparations and also staffing allocations. Our documentation is set over to Centrelink by 10am.
Donations – If you have any of the following items we would greatly appreciate it:
-Cooking equipment – pots and pans
Hayley Le | Centre Director | Kidz Magic - Capestone
Early Childhood Educators' Day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning services for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.
The first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures.
A national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, "Are you OK?" and support those struggling with life's ups and downs.
Talk Like a Pirate Day, nationally recognised as the major fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Support, is an opportunity to polish ye hook and say "AHOY there, me hearties" to all ye mateys, school crew and work mates.
Ailish Mclaughlin - 1 to 3 Setember 2021
Manita Khatiwada - 3 September 2021
Swetha Math - 3 and 10 Sepmtember 2021
Chrystel Green - 10 September 2021
Mariela Finnerty - 10 September 2021
Prema Vasala - 14 September 2021
Priya - 16 September 2021
Maria Purnamadjaja - 17 September 2021
Tomomi Martin - 23 and 30 September 2021
Hiroko Brady - 27, 28 and 30 September 2021
This month we have had some exciting new additions to the garden. Peas and a mandarin tree! The mandarin tree is from National tree day and has already started blooming. The peas have been growing in the back garden and already have vines full of pods which the children have been enjoying trying. Kindy has also added to their garden with a range of beautiful flowers and plants.
Our centre committed to reduce food waste. Therefore we set up a chicken enclosure nearby our sand pit. The chickens eat some of the food scraps so that we reduce our food waste to the landfill. Thanks to Hen Solo, Chilli and Henrietta!!
Miss Laura Chapman
Wunya families, another month down in Nursery 1.
This month we have welcomed Juliette into our room on a Friday.
A huge Happy Birthday to Olive, Henry, Isla and Ari who have all turned 1 in the past month and a bit. We officially only have 1 baby now who is under 1.
This month we did have a bit of a disruption due to the lockdown, but I was so happy to see when the babies returned that they settled straight back into their routines here.
I feel like I say this every month, and I guess in a way it is true as babies grow and change so much in those first few years of life, but this month has been huge for development. A few of our friends now sit at a table and chairs for meal times as well as some activity times. As quite a few of our older ones will be going straight to the Toddler or Senior Toddler room we wanted to give them a chance to sit at a table before then. They have done brilliantly with it, we ask them to go sit at the table at meal times and they walk straight over and get a chair. A couple of us have also transitioned to sleeping on a mattress on the floor rather than in a cot.
Talking of sleep, all of our babies are now on a very similar routine, with having 1 sleep a day after lunch, which is so lovely for the children as they get to engage in group activities at the same time, and go to bed at the same time, which means there isn't any extra noise to wake/disturb their sleep. This is also a step towards their big transitions next year.
I have again noticed a huge gain in the children's cognitive abilities, and their comprehension. Most of the babies will now assist in packing up the toys, putting them on the shelves, and following simple instructions.
This month we have also had Miss Sarah in our room as float on a Tue and Thur, and the children have adapted to this so well, and enjoyed her being in our room.
Please remember to be sending along weather appropriate and named bed sheets, spare clothes, and drink bottles.
Well that's it for this month
Miss Tracy, Miss Hiro, Miss Raman, Miss Swetha and Miss Sarah
Wunya and welcome to Nursery 2 monthly newsletter. Another month pass by and winter time nearly the end of it too.
So much achievements that our little ones develop for this month too.
We are all so proud for what they shared with us and we kept the moment by photo after photo where you can see through our daily educa and our monthly achievement in educa as well.
Congratulation to Charlotte who transition permanently to Toddler room and we are so happy who the one picks up more days in Nursery 2 as well.
A warm welcome to our new little one Brock and Aahan who are joining with us in Nursery 2. We are here will helping the transition as comfortable as we can.
And we are having few children who are having transition period to Toddler room each day and so far they are all enjoyed their new environment as well.
We are will be so happy if you willing to share your recent family photo which we will place to our family wall. So you can either email it to Hayley or give it to us as well.
As we are having new weekly menu and seems so far, our little friends are enjoyed it.
Just a little reminder to name all your little one items and place few spares of warm and normal clothes.
At last, we would like to thank you for all your support and hoping we will continuing to have great relationship to help our little ones to meet their needs and routines.
Ms Yefi, Ms Inday, Ms Shwetha and Ms Raman
Hi Pre-Kindergarten Families and Friends,
This month we have been focusing on letter, numbers and extending on these through small activities. We have discovered the pre writing shapes for E, F, G and H and this week we are onto I. Miss Dishu has been taking the children on an art journey with the letters choosing some things that start with the particular letter of the week to paint. For example, the week we discovered G, we painted grapes. With numeracy, Miss Tabi has introduced the children to dice and it's always fun to roll to see what number comes up and count the pips!
We have come around in learning about our emotions and how to safely express them with our friends, using describing words to communicate how we feel and how to regulate ourselves. This comes under The Early Years Learning Framework Outcome 3- Children Have A Strong Sense of Wellbeing which helps children make choices, accept challenges, take considered risks, manage change and cope with frustrations and the unexpected.
Other activities we have engaged in this month is a lot of sensory play with play dough and cloud dough making, yoga and movement. Also dance and rythym.
Miss Amy, Miss Dani, Miss Tabi, Miss Charmaine, Miss Dishu, Miss Sunita, Miss Ness, Miss Olivia and Miss Alida.
Welcome to our August newsletter.
This month we focused our learning in letters Oo, Uu, Ll and number nine(9), ten(10), eleven(11). Our days this month were filled with writing practices, counting and number recognition, dental hygiene discussion, colouring and learning to look after our chickens.
This month, our learning also highlighted the ocean and the creatures which live in it. Therefore you found on one of our windows, we have an ocean view where each child contributed in colouring the undersea animal.
Last week, our centre added a new learning environment by putting a chicken coop with three chickens in our big yard. Our room got an opportunity to name one of them. Our chicken's name is Henrietta, one of the brown hens. Feel free to visit Henrietta to say hi ;)
xxMiss Sarah, Miss Claudia, Miss Narelle, Miss Maria, Miss Sophie, Miss Charmaine and Miss Dishu