Welcome to our first newsletter for 2021. We look forward to making this a great year together.
We would like to welcome back all our returning children and their families and a warm welcome to our new additions to the Kidz Magic Edens Crossing family as well.
If you are looking for additional days please let Suzie know as soon as possible so that we can assist you. Please keep in mind that we require two weeks written notice if your child is finishing up or you are changing your booked days.
Fee Payments – A big thank you for to those who are ensuring fees are paid and one week in advance at all times. If you are paying fortnightly you will be required to pay two weeks in advance so as you are still in advance. If your direct debit fails at any time and you have not discussed this with me you will be expected to pay the missed payment via Bpay prior to your child's next day of attendance.
Lost Property - We understand your frustration if your child's belongings go missing, this is the same frustration that we feel when items are not labelled and we cannot find a home for them. We have a basket set up in the foyer for clothing and other items that have been left behind. Please have a look in the basket if something of your child's goes missing. The basket will be cleared each month and the unclaimed contents given to charity.
Signing in and Out - It is very important that children are signed in and out each day on the Kiosk iPads. This is a legal requirement and failure to sign your child in and out correctly may result in your childcare subsidy not being applied correctly, resulting in full fees being charged. If for some reason the Kiosk iPads are not working there will be paper based sign in/out sheets available.
Handbooks – We are in the process of developing individual room handbooks for our families with information about each room and their goals for the room for the year. Keep an eye out for these in the next few weeks.
Dates to remember -
Aussie Dress Up Day
The Centre will be closed.
School term commences.
The Centre's first birthday celebrations
Waitangi Day celebrations
Chinese New Year
Updating Details - It is extremely important that we are made aware of any changes to details that we currently have on file e.g., change of address, phone numbers, authorised pick-ups, current work details etc. If there is an emergency, we need to be able to contact the families as quickly as possible. It would be appreciated if parents could possibly phone through if their child/ren are being collected by persons other than themselves and if they could please remind the person to have their license or photo ID with them. It is our policy that we will only release children to authorised persons on the enrolment form and all persons dropping children off and collecting children must be 18 years of age.
Health Information - Could you please inform us of any changes to medical/health or dietary information so that we can keep the children's records up to date? Please note that asthma and medical management plans must be updated at least every 12 months. If you have updated Immunisation details for your child please remember to bring your letter from Medicare in for our records.
Extra curricula activities-
We are looking at making enquiries for some extra curricula activities for the children and we would welcome your feedback and suggestions for this. What activities/experiences would you like to see occurring at the Centre for your child?
Room transitions and staffing -
The children will move into their new rooms permanently as from the week beginning 25th January.
Staffing from that week will be as follows:
Centre Manager – Suzie
Educational Leader/2IC – Chandell
Joeys 0 – 2 years
Lead Educator – Swati
Assisting Educator – Mandeep
Bilbies 15 mths – 2 years
Lead Educator – Rachel
Assisting Educator – Harman
Koalas 2 – 3 years
Lead Educator – Kc
Assisting Educator – Ann
Wombats 3 – 4 years
Lead Educator – Leigh-Ann
Assisting Educator – Pinky
Goannas 4 – 5 years
Early Childhood Teacher – Chat
Assisting Educator – Daruka
Float/relief staff – Sarah, Emily
Kitchen – Leena