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November Blossoming News

News from Kylie 

 It seems incredible to think that the year is almost over.We are busy preparing for our end of year celebrations and you would have all received your Christmas invitations for our Christmas Morning. Please return the RSVP envelope as soon as possible as we are catering for you and don't want to run out of food.  It is a gold coin for every attendee and your child/ren that are enrolled here at the Centre are free. . The morning will begin at 10.00am and winds up by around 12pm with plenty of time to head off and finish your last minute Christmas Shopping if you need to.We hope to see you all there.

It will be a fun morning with  performance from Kangagang on the Aussie Christmas. Santa will also be coming to deliver gifts to the children who attend the Centre.If you are bringing along other children and would like them to receive a gift also, please give me a wrapped book with their name on it.There will also sausage sizzle  available to eat and raffles for you to take part in. Looking forward to seeing you all there

A sad note from Kylie

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to you all to let you know that I will be leaving the Centre.

Since becoming a part of Piptree Tanah Merah from its opening in 2007 I have watched it develop into a lovely centre with wonderful staff and happy families

My last working day will be December 17th 2019. I will miss you all very much..

We will be advertising for a new Manager and as soon as we find a suitable replacement then you will all be notified.

Thank you all for your support over the past 12 years, turning up in droves to all our little events— even taking time off work to attend, it shows us how much you value the work we do in educating and caring for your children.

I wish you and your children all the best for the future, thank you for letting me be a small part of your here and now.

2020 Enrolments

For your enrolments for next year and you will all be asked by staff to confirm your places and rooms, This will happen as of 27th January 2020.

Staff also will be having a few changes to their rooms and they are excited about taking on some new challenges. This will occur on Monday 20th January 2020.The continuity of care for the children and families was a driving force in making my decisions for 2020.

I will place this information out in the upcoming weeks.  

Christmas Holidays – you may not be aware but the centre does not close down over the Christmas period.We are only closed for the Public Holidays.When filling out your bookings form for 2019 the  section as to whether you will be taking holidays during December/January was not completed by all families All our wonderful staff also need a break so in order to schedule leave we need to know how many children will be attending over this period. If you have forgotten to do this please see Kylie and she will ask you to complete a holiday request form.


With the new year approaching please remember  instead of now providing a bottle of sunscreen for your child to use we are asking for either a donation of $5 or a 1 litre bottle of sunscreen to the centre.This will save you having to make sure that your child always has sunscreen.Thank you to all those families who have paid already Please place the $5 in an envelope with your child's name and hand it into the office.If donating a 1 litre bottle please remember to let us know who it is from  so we can mark you off our list.


We also have a home bake fundraiser happening with yummy delicious treats for Christmas. All orders and payment to be made by 4th December and delivered here to the centre by 13th December 2019.  Please be available to collect items that day as we do not have the space in our fridges and freezer here at the centre.  We will call you when it is ready to collect between 10 and 2.

Centre events

If you would like to attend an interview with your teacher to discuss their progress Parent/teacher interviews will be held in the second week of December.Please see your class teacher for times.


9th-13th – Parent /teacher interviews interview appointment day and times will be posted in each room for you to add your name.

7th – End of year Christmas Breakfast celebration – all children and families are invited to attend the end of year celebration. Invitation and information have been sent home.

13th - Poppies Graduation 10am.  Please bring a plate to share and please arrive before 9.45 am to ensure children are dressed and ready by 10am

Important Reminders

  • Now that the weather has turned warmer can we ask that all children have cooler clothing packed to change into.
  • Check your child's pocket on the wall each day as important info is placed there.
  • Please send a hat for your child and a drink bottle, we do not provide spares.
  • Also please make sure your child's bag only contains spare clothes. No plastic bags, creams, money, toys or medicines. These all pose dangers to young children.
  • Please ensure all belongings are clearly named.
  • Breakfast:  The centre does not provide breakfast for the children.  For those children bringing breakfast you are reminded that only healthy breakfast cereals etc are acceptable.  Sugar coated cereals or Bars are not an acceptable choice nor is fast food.  Breakfast finishes here at the centre at 7.30am due to higher demand for staff with more children arriving after this time. ·        
  • Dinner:   The centre does not provide dinner for the children.  Dinner if provided by you will be offered to the children after 5pm.  This is to be an easy access snack to help minimise staff out of rooms preparing food. ·        
  • Staff Only:  Doors which are marked "Staff Only" are only for staff use.  Please enter rooms through the veranda doors.  ·         Arriving to collect your children, please arrive before 6.15pm or late fees may apply.     

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