This month has absolutely been a wild ride! We have been preparing for our Assessment and Rating, the visit taking place on Monday, 25th of March and Tuesday, 26.3.2019. The centre visit was our opportunity to highlight what our service and educators do well, celebrate our strengths and achievements, have open conversations about the quality of our learning programs and practices, and also gain valuable feedback.
Our service will be given its rating for each of the seven quality areas in the National Quality Standards. Hopefully we will be able to share some great news with you next month when we receive the report.
During this month, acknowledging the first month of autumn, we have been engaged in gardening activities with children, families and community. Some plants were bought at the local Bunnings. It is amazing to see the children's proud little faces, as they are bringing in their plants. Gardening is a wonderful opportunity for children to have fun and enjoy the outdoors, while gaining knowledge and hands-on skills. Offering the children opportunities to be involved in outdoor activities and to stay in touch with nature which benefits them for life. It develops confidence, independence, resilience, problem solving, and critical thinking, cognitive development overall.
Also, coming up soon is school holidays as well as a few public holidays. Our service will be closed on Friday, 19/4/2019 and Monday, 22/4/2019 for Easter break. We will be closed on Thursday, 25/4/2019 for ANZAC Day too!
Keep smiling, Natasa