Vacation Care!

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We have some very exciting news to share with all of our families! DRUM ROLL..... . . . . . Piptree Mount Gravatt East is now doing vacation care!  If you would like to know any details regarding fees or anything else please see the office!
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Changes to CCB/CCR

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Dear families, I'm sure all of you are aware by now about the Childcare Benefit (CCB) and Rebate (CCR) that is taking place on the 2nd of July 2018. I wanted to give you a bit more of an idea about what this means.   What has changed? ​ Current CCB & CCR Payments will be scrapped. The Child Care rebate (which covers 50 percent of child care fees up to an annual cap of $75 000) and th...
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March Newsletter

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It's the little things that matter! ​Hi Parents, and welcome to another month of our Newsletter! Welcome also to the new families that we have had join us this past month!  Here at Piptree Mount Gravatt East, we truly believe it is the little things that matter, so  I'd like to kindly remind you to take advantage of our '2 weeks' free childcare if you have recently joined our Piptree fam...
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Big Walk Off

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 Dear Parents, Please be advised that staff at Piptree Early Learning Centre Mount Gravatt East, will not be taking part in the big walk off scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday 27th March 2018) and the centre will be open as per usual. Thank you, Management
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Henny Penny Hatching Program

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 With our Henny Penny Hatching Program coming to an end on Thursday 29th April, our baby chicks will be up for grabs for anyone who is interested! If it's something you're considering, but would like to find out more about whats involved, please don't hesitate to see either Ms Renee, Ms Julie C, or myself.   Hopefully we can find our baby chicks lovely new homes, and don't have to s...
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Lead Educator in Pips Room

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​Dear Parents, As you know, Ms Lorelle's last day is on the 29th of March (Thursday).   I have been conducting interviews all week, and am happy to announce that the position has now been filled. Ms Lorelle and I have been working very closely together to ensure the new room leader we offer the position to, is someone with a passion for the nursery, experienced, loving, approac...
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Upcoming Staff Changes

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Good morning Parents, There will be some changes to staff within the coming weeks that I would like to inform you about. It comes with great sadness that I inform you about our beloved Nursery Lead Educator - Miss Lorelle. Miss Lorelle has recently accepted an opportunity to work in one of our other Piptree centres which is a bit closer to home for her.   This change will alleviate Miss ...
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Harmony Day

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Important Announcement

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Good afternoon parents, In order to ensure we have up to date information of your child/children, I have sent out letters with all details we have on file. I have passed these on, together with Media Permission slips, to your child's educators, and ask that you please take a minute, (take them home if need be) to ensure all the details we have on your files are correct.  If anything need...
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Starlight Family Race day

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Good afternoon parents, The Starlight Children's foundation are hosting a Family Race Day on the 28th of April 2018 at the Doomben Race course.    We are proud to announce that here at Piptree, we have 4 FREE PASSES for a lucky family.   All you have to do to enter the draw is -       1.  F ollow us on Facebook (Piptree Early Learning Mount Gravatt East...
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PHOTOS ARE BACK

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 Dear Parents, I am happy to announce that I have received our centre photos back today! If you have ordered any, please see me in the office, if you haven't and are interested let me know and we can organise this too!
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Happy Birthday Miss B!

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 It was Miss Belinda's birthday today! The children and staff enjoyed making Miss Belinda a birthday card and singing Happy Birthday! We also had a very special visit from Miss Belinda's husband, who surprised her on his own with a beautiful bouquet.   The children and staff also gifted Miss Belinda a bouquet, as a thank you gesture for all the love she shares with us! HAPPY BIRTHDA...
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Notice from the Office

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Good Afternoon Parents, There has been some conjecture in our centre community regarding the implementation of the Education and Care National Regulations Part 4.4, Reg123, 123 and 135 related to staff:child ratios. These concerns were bought to the attention of the Office of Early Childhood and Care , which resulted in a visit from them on Thursday  the 22nd of February . As a result fr...
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Thank you!

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We had a very special surprise today from one of our beautiful parents that finished up last friday! Aren't they beautiful?? The staff felt so spoilt! Thank you so much to Jamila & Noah and their beautiful family & we wish you all the best in your new journey! Love,  The Piptree MTG Team  
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Sunscreen Station

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Dear Parents, As you may notice walking in to the foyer, we now have an "Apply your own sunscreen" station! Please encourage your child to use this area in the morning when arriving at the centre, and then give themselves a stamp to show that sunscreen has been applied! This has been set up to help you out with the morning drop offs, and reduce stress of 'looking for the sunscreen' when you a...
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

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Dear Parents, I would like to inform you that we have recently had CCTV installed at our centre. This is for the safety and security of all the children and staff. These will be switched on and working in the next 24 hours. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come and see me. Thank you Nulla Centre Manager
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February Newsletter

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From the Office ​Welcome back to an exciting year packed full of fun and learning at Piptree Early Learning, Mount Gravatt East! Welcome also to our lovely new families and we hope you enjoy your time with us.   Most of you may already know that Piptree Mt Gravatt East recently underwent a change in their management.   I am privileged to be the Centre Manager here and am v...
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Photo Orders

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Photo Orders  We had our last day of photos yesterday, (Thursday)! Thank you to all the parents that have brought back their assigned envelope back in time. If you are still wanting to order photos, but haven't returned your envelope, please note that the cut off date will be Wednesday 28th February 2018. Any orders made after this date, will incur a late fee from the Photographers. Keep Smil...
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Educator - Child Ratios

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Educator - Child Ratio Information Dear Parents, A re you aware of the ratios in our centre? For those of you that aren't, I have attached the photos below, taken directly from the National Quality Framework. These adhere to Regulation 123 of The National Education and Care Services Regulations 2012. They reference - "Ratios are calculated across the service (not by individual rooms) and are based...
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Jump into January News 2018

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From the Office Hello fabulous families, Welcome to a new year 2018 with us. AUSTRALIAN FAUNA & FLORA all week beginning January 22 - 25 Week beginning Monday January 22nd - All week let's celebrate Australia's land and animals. Bring in pieces of local native plants or trees to see, smell and paint with, a favourite soft toy of Australian animal or a book about Australia's wide open plains. B...
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Delicious December News 2017

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From the Office Just before you leave 2017 behind you...can I say one last time THANKS to everyone for a fantastically hard working year. The results speak for themselves when the children will be able to mark that height chart a little higher and they can hold the door open for you (smiles *) and they can carry something special for someone else without needing to keep it for themselves. It's bee...
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IMPORTANT: New Child Care Package

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The following contains very important information for ALL parents of children in Australian Child Care Centres, please read carefully   Download PDF File Here Dear Parents ​ As we approach the end of the year, you might now be considering your child care requirements for 2018.  An important consideration for you will be the Government's New Child Care Package which commences on 2 July 20...
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Nice November 2017

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From the office Hello fabulous families. I hope you are all going well with the end of the year approaching so fast. It's hard not to get caught up in the pressures of time running out for 2017 but I hope we remain conscientious of the consequences from rushing. Please be role models for remaining calm under stress & pressure, being thoughtful of the stress others may be experiencing as well a...
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Opulent October 2017

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From the office Hello fabulous families. Welcome to the new look of Piptree Mt Gravatt East. Our rooms are looking bright and blooming with a fresh coat of paint for everyone. Thank you all so much for bearing with us as we manage ourselves around the big job of painting throughout the Centre. I ask you to be especially forgiving for some paint smell that goes along with this job. Also, we cannot ...
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Super September News 2017

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From the office Welcome new families and Hello to all families reading this news. Thank you for another great month we are having. The sun is back sharing his warmth with us which is nice and yes while it is just warm it is our reminder to start preparing for hot days to come. Sun protection is recommended between 8.40am to 3.00pm at this moment so please get back to applying sunscreen as a part o...
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Awesome August news 2017

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Hello fabulous families. Here is the news coming from Piptree Mt Gravatt East for August. For all those getting the winter colds and flu's we wish you warmth and wellness and we look forward to seeing you when you get back on your feet. Thank you for taking precautions of spreading any further infections by staying home, you have helped reduce any sickness for our Centre. Thank you! You'll be back...
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Jubilant July News 2017

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From the Office ​​We have had a wonderful opportunity to share our educators with the children of the pre-prep poppies room over July as Miss Alexandra went on a fabulous overseas holiday. It is such a joy to extend the trusting relationships 'circle of security' in our Centre for the children as Miss Rosemary from Nursery Pips and Miss Julie our Educational Leader stepped in for Miss Alexandra's ...
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NBN and Free WiFi

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We're proud to be leading the way ​KAL and Piptree Early Learning are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed at Mount Gravatt East.  The fifth Centre with a completed install out of all KAL Centres is very exciting. This means so much for our Centre, the staff and children. In room tablets and communication will be instant, the ability to educate with videos including ...
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Joyous June News 2017

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Special Dates for June ​3rd & 4th Australian Childcare Alliance QLD - Conference 9th Coaching & Mentoring with Phoenix Support  13th Chinese Fan Dance 14th Land on which we walk, live & play Australian Childcare Alliance Conference - Engage, Learn, Inspire 2017 Miss Debbie, Rosemary, Julie.T, Bwari, Alexandra, and Belinda attended this conference. With two days of exceptional and ...
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Hello Fabulous Families , Here is your May News!

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May Dates to Know ​May 2nd, 10th, 15th, 22nd ​ ​Educator Coaching & Mentoring (In-Service) ​ ​Friday 5th May ​ ​Reconciliation Symposium for Julie Cooper (Blossoms Lead Educator) ​ ​ ​Monday 8th May ​ ​ Educator Wellbeing Professional Development (In-Service)​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Friday 12th May ​ ​ ​Mother's Day Afternoon Tea 2.00pm - 3.30pm ​Wednesday 18th May ​Parent Contribution to Centre Philosophy ...
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Piptree Mount Gravatt East | April 2017

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Public Holiday Closures ​Friday 14 April 2017 ​ ​Good Friday ​ ​Monday 17 April 2017 ​ ​Easter Monday ​ ​Tuesday 25 April 2017 ​ ​ANZAC Day ​ ​Monday 1 May 2017 ​ ​Labour Day   This Piptree family wishes you all a safe and happy Easter holiday Love in our hearts and hands I continue to see the value in our friendships and sense of community & belonging here at Piptree when I see the child...
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