Welcome to our February Newsletter!
We have had many new faces join us recently, so welcome to you all. We look forward to working with you and being a part of your child's learning journey at KMEC.
With the influx of new families, we have put on new staff to accommodate and ensure ratios.
Centre Manager – Suzie
Educational Leader/2IC – Chandell
Joeys 0 – 2 years
Lead Educator – Swati
Assisting Educator – Emily
Bilbies 12 mths – 2 years
Lead Educator – Rachel
Assisting Educator – Harman
Koalas 2 – 3years
Lead Educator – Kc
Assisting Educators – Ann and Majanna
Wombats 3 – 4years
Lead Educator – Leigh-Ann
Assisting Educator – Pinky
Goannas 4 – 5 years
Early Childhood Teacher – Chat
Assisting Educator – Sara
Float/relief staff – Daruka and Mandeep
Kitchen – Leena
Recycling and sustainability - We have set up Recycling Stations in the rooms for donations of items that the children can use in creative art/craft projects. Unwanted items we would love include magazines, paper, and used clean cushions and rugs to create some quiet spaces around the Centre and outdoor area.
We have added a composting bin as a part of our sustainable practices. The children are placing their food scraps in small bins tat are then emptied in to the compost bin.
Connecting with the community – We are continuing with our collecting of non-perishable food and groceries to assist the homeless. Please feel welcome to donate non-perishable foods, toiletries or personal items and place them in the basket in the foyer.
You can find all of our policies online at
Password - KALv2_2021!
Continuous Improvement – As a part of our self-assessment and ongoing improvement, the Centre has implemented monthly quality profiles. Each month we focus on an area of the Quality Standards that we feel requires some additional work or improvement.Parents are welcome to provide feedback and suggestions for our continuous improvement, and a Box Full of Improvement has been placed in the foyer for this purpose. Our Quality Profiles will be given a special place in the foyer soon so that they available for parents to read.
Monthly Focus February 2021 –
Area 3.2.3 – The service cares for the environment and supports children to become environmentally responsible.
Absent for the day or arriving after 10.00am – 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.
Extra curricula activities
Billy's Buddies is a fun and exciting ball skills program for children aged 2-6, we are EXCITED to announce that they will be starting at our Centre on a Tuesday from this week! This first session will be a free trial, then You can register online via http://bit.ly/EdensCrossingKidzMagic
Centre Photos – save the date
The Centre has booked in for our Centre Photos. This will be held on Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th May. It is still a little while away, and more details including orders and payments will be set out approximately four weeks prior to the booked date.
Sun safety – Just a reminder that we advocate for sun safety. You will find a Sunscreen Station and information about the daily UV rating in the foyer. As per our policy, singlets, tank tops, sleeveless tops and dresses are not considered sun safe. If your child does wear a singlet/tank top, sleeveless top/dress can you please pack a tee shirt in their bag to pop over this clothing to provide better sun protection in the outdoor environment. We now have Children's hats available. If your child has not received a Centre hat yet please see Suzie so that we can arrange one for them.
Dates to remember:
16th – Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day)
5th – Clean Up Australia Day Activities
8th – International Women's Day
17th – St Patricks Day – Dress up and wear green
National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
21st – Harmony Day (activities on 22nd March)