Centre Renovations

 24/1/2020 Dear Families, It is with great pleasure to advise you all that our Centre is getting renovated! Construction will commence on Tuesday 28th of January 2020. Our outdoor play spaces will be split up into 3 sections. Section one will be fenced off for stage one renovations. Once complete, stage 2 will commence then stage 3 Below is a copy of the proposed stages of planning. While the...
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Hair Cuts

Together with Courtney from Swishh, you will now be able to get your child's hair cut at care. Hair cuts will cost $12 each, $15 for school children and $7 for braids.  Cash/ bank transfer is available. A selection of styles are available.  Courtney will be dropping payment envelopes off to the centre next week if your interested, with the cuts to take place on Thursday 6th Feb...
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January Newsletter

From the office Welcome to 2020, we are super excited with the changes we have coming this year. The main change will be our new playground and centre makeover, the start date has been moved back as they are still finishing off the makeover on our Daisy Hill centre. We are looking at the start date of around the 28th of January. There will be some disruption during this work, but I hope ...
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Graduation Ceremony

Graduating Children from 2019 we invite you and your families to the Graduation Ceremony, Thursday 16th January starting at 10am. Please RSVP by Tuesday 14th January as morning tea will be provided for all.  
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December Newsletter

From the Office  Welcome to the last newsletter for 2019, wow hasn't this year gone quick? and we have a very busy year planned for 2020, with the centre renovation starting the first week of 2020. I hope everyone had a chance to look at the plans at Friday nights concert. I would like to start of by thanking all our wonderful families for your support over the last year, and p...
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November Newsletter

 From The Office ​With the end of year fast approaching we have a lot of events on and we don't want you to miss a thing. Re Enrolment forms for 2020 were due back at the end of October, if you have not yet returned this form please do so ASAP or i can not re book your child in for care. Places are filling fast with some days  in our Toddlers and Junior Kindy already full. ...
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Christmas Concert

​Christmas ConcertFriday 6th DecemberArrive at 5.30pm Concert Starting at 6pm sharpCome watch your child perform with their class.Sausage sizzle $2 each, Soft Drinks, water or poppers available to purchase on the nightAll family WelcomeBring a blanket or chair to sit on Raffle tickets are now on sale .50 each or 5 for $2We will also be drawing Raffles on the night 
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Graduation Photos

File Name: Underwood-Graduation-2019 File Size: 135 kb Download File Graduation Photos THIS IS FOR THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS ONLY Graduation photos will be done on Monday the 25th November at 9am. if this is not your child's booked day you are welcome to book a time for your photo with Leanne in the office. Attached is the details for payment   
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Christmas Photos

File Name: Underwood-Christmas-2019 File Size: 136 kb Download File  Christmas Photos will be done on Monday 25th November, starting at 7am. Attached is the details to do online payments, If your child does not attend on a Monday you are still welcome to book a time to have their photo taken. bookings can be made at the office with Leanne.  Christmas Photos MUST BE PAID BY...
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Sun Smart

Underwood has just become a Sun Smart Centre as part of the SunSmart program we are demonstrating to the community that your organisation is involved in many SunSmart activities and protecting the children in our care, as well as staff, from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun. I would like to remind all families that their child needs a hat every day they attend ca...
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October Newsletter

From the Office Welcome to our new families we hope you enjoy your time with us and your children blossom in our care. I cant believe it is October already! with the end of year approaching fast we have a busy time table until the end of year.     Re-Enrolment FormsPlease remember to return your re-enrolment forms for 2020, if not i can not re enrol your child in 2020, you...
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Public Holiday

A friendly reminder the centre will be closed on Monday 7th October for the Queens birthday.   
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Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held as follows for each age group Nursery Monday 14th October 7am to 9am Toddlers Monday 28th October 7am to 9am Junior Kindy Monday 28th October 7am to 9am Pre Kindy Monday 21st October 7am to 9am Interviews will last 15 mins and Time table to put your name down for an interview will be available in your child's room 2 weeks be...
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September Newsletter

From The Office  Welcome to spring, the weather has been glorious the past week, remember to dress your child in layers as the mornings and afternoons are still cool.   We have had some staff changes over the past few weeks, first off with miss Jessie leaving and miss Skye replacing her in the PK room. Miss Mimi just got married a week ago and is on her honeymoon,she will ...
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Father's Day Party

The Nursery, Toddlers and Junior Kindy children would like to invite their Fathers and Grandfathers to an afternoon of activities to celebrate fathers day on Thursday the 29th August starting at  2pm to 3pm in the nursery playground. The Kindergarten and Pre Kindy children will be celebrating fathers day on the same day  at 3pm to 4 pm 
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August News

From the Office. Welcome to the our new families and  to all our new babies, the stork has been very busy of late. Staff It was with much sadness that we fare welled Miss Jessie, she had been with our centre since we opened in 2008. Miss Skye will be the Lead Educator in the PreKindy room, she is looking forward to reconnecting with the children, as many were once in the Nurser...
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 Jessie is leaving Underwood Early Learning CentreI have been here for the whole 11 years the centre has been open, even helping to set everything up before the doors were opened. I have cared for so many families that have come and gone, and even come back to us when they had another child. Each family has taught me to grow as a person, teacher and as well as how to be a parent to my own chi...
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Pyjama Day

As the weather is so cold, everyone is invited to come to care on Thursday 25th July dressed in your pyjama's. 
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July Newsletter

From the Office  Welcome to all our wonderful families to our monthly newsletter. I would like to thank the families that have sent in their Earn and Learn sticker sheets, we have now sent them off to be counted and will be able to purchase new resources soon for the coming year 2020. Extra curriculum show On Thursday 11th July we have invited the African Beat drumming team to ...
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Earn & Learn

Help....... we are short 7 earn and learn stickers to finish our last full sheet, if you have any spare ones floating  around in your bags can you send it in by Friday as that is the last day to redeem them. Thanks in advance 
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Parent Teacher Interviews

Kindergarten Class only Parent Teacher Interviews will be held over the week of 22nd July. Interviews will run for 15 mins each, see time table in the kindergarten room for AM and PM time available. put you child's name in the box on the time that suits your schedule.   
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June Newsletter

From The Office Welcome to the June newsletter. As the weather is cooling down please dress your children in layers so educators can remove/ add  clothes  as the temperature changes for outside play to inside. Book Club Book Club orders are due this Friday 14th June, each child received the catalog in their parent pocket. Kindergarten Excursion Kindergarten ...
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Family Feedback

  Download PDF File Here  The national regulations require approved early childhood education and care services to have a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)A QIP is designed to help providers self assess their performance in delivering a quality education and care service and to plan for future service improvements.The purpose of our QIP is to guide quality improvements to our service, A ver...
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January News

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019, what an exciting year a head we have planned. A big welcome also to our new families, here's to many more years in the future. We value your input and need this to improve our service you the families. so please feel free to chat to me any time or drop me a line. National Quality StandardThe National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchma...
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Family Feedback

File Name: Parent-Feed-back-QA-2 File Size: 14 kb Download File The national regulations require approved early childhood education and care services to have a  Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) A QIP is designed to help providers self assess their performance in delivering a quality education and care service and to plan for future service improvements.The purpose of our QIP is to gui...
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December News

Welcome to the final newsletter of 2018! Wow this year has gone fast. First off I want to thank all out wonderful families for their support and help to make this a tremendous year, none of this would be possible with our you. If you are planning on taking holidays over Christmas new year please fill in a holiday form and if you have any holiday leave left I will apply it to your ac...
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Christmas / New Year Holidays

If you are planning on taking holidays over Christmas and New Year! please remember to fill in a Reduced Holiday Rate Application Form. Allowing 2 weeks for this to be processed and added to your account. The centre will be closed on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th December and then again on Tuesday 1st January 2019. You get 2 weeks at a discounted rate every calendar year, and your...
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November Newsletter

From the Office Parent Teacher Interviews will be held on the week 19th November. Each teacher has allocated time in the mornings and or afternoon to meet with parents for 15 minute sessions. Please check in your child's room for the times available. If the time doesn't suit you are welcome to speak to the teacher and arrange another time.     Re Enrolment Forms for 2019If...
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Christmas & Graduation Photos

Christmas & Graduation Photos are back and ready to be picked up from the office.
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Pyjama Picnic Party

The Kindergarten children have been looking at the letter P and  they have worked out that Pyjama Party and Picnic all start with the letter P, so of course they need to have a Pyjama Picnic Party on Wednesday 7th November.  Invitations  will be sent home next week. 
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Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will start on the 19th November and run all week.Please see the timetable in your child's room for available times to book yourself in. This is a great opportunity to speak with your child's teacher and to see the progress your child has made during the year and what to work on in the coming weeks and months.
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QLD Kindergarten Approved Program

 Underwood Early Learning Centre will be holding an information afternoon, on Thursday 8th November 2018, starting at 5pm, for children starting in our Kindergarten room in 2019. We invite all parents from the Pre Kindy room who's children birth date falls between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 to attend.  The afternoon will give everyone  an opportunity to meet Miss Natalie...
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Re Enrolment Forms

A friendly reminder re enrolment forms are due back ASAP. These forms need to be filled out for every family,  we need to know the days you would like in 2019, when you will be taking holidays and if your child is starting school in 2019, you need to fill in a termination form, other wise you will be charged up until school starts. these forms were emailed to all families on the 2/1...
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Kindergarten Acknowledgement forms

I have placed a Kindergarten Acknowledgement form into the parent pockets of the children that are old enough to attend our Kindergarten  program in 2019. if your child was born between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015 they are eligible to move up to the kindergarten room in 2019, please make sure you fill in these forms and return back to me as soon as possible so we can book your chil...
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October Newsletter

Hello and welcome to all of our families. We have had a few change over the last month with Miss Mel going on her maternity leave early due to health reasons. The Toddlers and Junior Kindy rooms have joined together to make the Tweenies  room, they use the Junior kindy room for all of the noisy and  boisterous activities each day and the Toddlers room is a more calm room for sl...
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Kindergarten Excursion

 Woolworth's Fresh Food Discovery TourThursday the 27th September, the Kindergarten children will be going to Woolworths Kuraby Market Place to tour the Woolworths. Permission forms are now in your child's parent pockets in the room, please read these and sign and hand back to Miss Natalie as soon as possible. Enter your text here ...
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September Newsletter

September Newsletter
From the Office  Welcome to our Spring newsletter and welcome to our families. I cant believe it is September already, where has this year gone. I think all of the class rooms are looking great at this time of year and we are ready for the warmer weather so we can do even more activities outside. The Kindergarten have planned an excursion to Woolworth's at Kuraby on Thursday the 27th Sep...
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Kindergarten & Pre Kindy Fathers day Morning

File Name: Father-day-invit_20180827-230856_1 File Size: 102 kb Download File  Morning for Dad in the Kindergarten and Pre -Kindy rooms please see your invitation in your parent pocket  
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Pyjama Day

Together with Mr Jason & Hee Dee Ho Music we are holding a PJ Party on Thursday 30th August. so come to school in your Pyjamas  
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August News

From the Office This month we welcome back some old and new faces of our Educators. Miss Kirston and Miss Skye have both returned from maternity leave, and Miss Natalie is joining us as our new ECT in the kindergarten room, Miss Skye will be joining her in the kindergarten room, as Miss Tracey will be heading off on a month long holiday at the end of August for her daughters wedding.  Da...
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Ekka Show Day

Underwood Early Learning Centre will be closed on Monday 13th August for the Ekka Show Day, this is because we are situated in Logan. The centre will be open on Wednesday the 15th of August when Brisbane has their show day holiday. In fact we have a great Incursion planned for the children with Belinda and Gecko from Revolution Learning on the Wednesday afternoon 
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Date Night

 We are holding another Date Night on Friday the 31st August. Start time is 6.30 pm till 9.30 pm cost for 1 child $30 2 children $50, 3 children $60. Sign up sheet is in the office now if you would like your child/children to attend. 
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July Newsletter

July Newsletter
Staff Changes  This month we welcome back Miss Kirston who will be returning  to work after maternity leave on the 16th July.  Miss Andrea will be leaving us on the 24th July to further her carer in teaching, we wish her all the success in the future. We are currently looking for a replacement teacher and as soon as I have a replacement teacher I will let ev...
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Welcome to our June Newsletter

NurseryToddlersJunior Kindy Pre-KindyKindergarten ​This month in the toddler room they have been following their interests. Such as music and balls with tunnels, these have been followed through out the month and continuing.The music area have been a favourite with all the children, adding in small guitars and even a child sized piano. We hope to keep going with this for as long as they inter...
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Photo Day

 Don't forget photo day is this Wednesday 6th June. If its not your child's day to attend care they are still invited to come along and be in the class photo or have individual photos taken. Group photo times are as listed Nursery - 9 am with Miss Allison & Faysha Toddlers- 9.30 am with Miss Chloe & KanakoJunior Kindy - 10 am with Miss Mel & Kelly Pre Kindy - 10.30 ...
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Baby Play Group

 We are holding a Baby Play Group, at Underwood Early Learning Centre starting on Monday 4th June and every Monday after. We would like mums and dads to feel that they can come together as a group for support, help, advice or just a chat in our Nursery. Start time is 9am till 11am with light refreshments available. 
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May Newsletter

Welcome to all of our wonderful families, and our new families. I hope this cold weather is seeing you all well? We have had a very busy month here at Underwood and May is going to be no different with lots on the agenda. First off I want to say Happy Mother's Day  to all the great mums out there, Im sure you all got spoilt by your loved ones. We certainly enjoyed our waffle morning, and...
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Mothers Day Morning Tea

 We are holding a Mother's Day Morning Tea on Friday the 11th May, starting at 9.30 am. We are inviting all of our wonderful Mother's and grandmothers along to share with us. Food will be served at 9.30 am so please be on time as the young children will not wait for their food. RSVP on the parent notice in your parent pocket by the 8th May , We hope to see you all there. 
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Mother's Day Morning Tea

​We invite all the Mother's and Grandmothers to join us on Friday 11th May at 9.30 am  to share waffles with the children. Invites will be in your parent pockets, please indicate numbers coming for catering.   
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Date Night

Don't forget we have our very first Date Night this Tuesday, starting at 7 pm till 10 pm. $30 for 1 child $50 for 2 children and $60 for 3 children. Book your spot now don't miss out.  
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10 th Birthday party

Don't forget our 10th Birthday Disco this Friday night. Bring your picnic blanket or deck chairs and enjoy a fun night starts at 6.30 pm pizza and drinks provided 
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April Newsletter

Welcome to the April Newsletter, what a busy start to the year it has been.  With the Easter Bonnet parade last week and Saturday Yoga. I have attached some photos of both and I hope everyone is enjoying the extra activities. We are looking at running more yoga mornings, If you would like to take part in the Yoga sessions please let myself or Chloe know. We are keen to find the...
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Date Night

 Date NightWe are holding a "Date Night"When :- Tuesday 24th April Time :- 7pm till 10pm Where:- Underwood Early Learning CentreCost:- $30 for 1 child $50 for 2 children $60 for 3 childrenBook your Child/children into the centre for the night so you can enjoy a night child free, Limited spaces so get in quick,  We will be playing movies and providing popcorn. All money raised will go bac...
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10th Birthday Disco

  Download PDF File Here ​Attendance forms are now in your parent  pockets. Please fill in with the number of people attending on the night for catering purposes. We are looking forward to an awesome night of dancing. 
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Street Library

This is our new street Library, we hope you will take a book, give a book, share a book. its placed on the front landing for your convenience. This library is for everyone in the community so tell your family and friends, and we hope your enjoy reading more books.   
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Tooth brushing Centre

 Dear families,We recently provided a dental program here at Underwood Early Leanring Centre with the help of Queensland Health, providing toothbrushes and toothpaste where each day children that attended care  joined their friends in learning to brush their teeth. They learnt the concenept of wiggling the brush around in their mouth, the taste and texture of the brush and toothpast...
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Free Family Yoga Class

Underwood Early Learning Centre  will be holding a free yoga class for parents and their children on Saturday morning the 7th April, starting at 9 am. the class will only run for about 20 mins.  Miss Chloe with the help of Miss Mimi will be holding the class, it will be a great opportunity to try yoga for the first time with your child.  We encourage you to ask a frie...
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March Newsletter

From the Office Welcome to our March Newsletter. We have a very busy time coming up at Underwood, with our 10th Birthday party in April, the Easter parade, Free Parent child Yoga sessions and date night child minding. We are also looking at adding a street library to the centre in the coming months, so keep an eye out for it out the front. it would be nice to be able to share books from ...
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Toddlers Cooking

 Today the Toddlers made home made cookies with Miss Kanako. They were involved in every step of the process, from measuring, pouring, cracking the eggs, mixing, rolling out the dough. What interdependent little human beings, the children will eat one for afternoon tea today and the rest will be sent home for mums and dads to try 
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Immunisation Up Date

 Dear FamiliesAt Underwood Early Learning Centre, we strive to provide the highest quality care to our families and the school community.As part of our regular reviews, we have noticed that we do not have current notifications of your child's immunisation status. We require this notification to be compliant under the Education and Care Services National Regulation 88; 162 (f) and (g).Where th...
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Parent Survey of the National Quality Standards

This Quality Area is about the Educational Program and Practice. if you could take the time to give us feed back so we can improve our service you and your family. Quality Area 1: Educational program and practice This quality area of the National Quality Standard focuses on ensuring that the educational program and practice is stimulating and engaging and enhances children's learning and deve...
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February Newsletter

From the office Welcome to my first newsletter back at Underwood. I'm so glad to be back at this amazing centre with all our amazing families. For families that don't know me please feel free to stop in one day and say hi so I can get to know you and your child/children. I'm always available to answer any question you might have, just send me an email, call or drop in. I look forward to catch...
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Referral Incentive

Would you like 2 weeks free care? Dear Families,We are offering a referral incentive to our current families of two weeks free care to anyone who refers a new family to our centreThe conditions are outlined as follows:In order for current parents to be eligible for two weeks free care a new family must:1. Be referred to the centre by a current attending family 2. Be enrolled for at least two days ...
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Parent Information Night

 Parent Information Night. ​ Families are invited to our Parent Information night on Tuesday 20th February. We will start at 6.15pm with an address from Leanne the centre Manager. 7.30pm  Individual room information sessions with educators. We respectfully request that parents attend alone and make alternative arrangements for children so that we can all focus on information sharing. We ...
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January News

Hello and welcome to our first newsletter for 2018.We hope all our families had a relaxing Festive season and a Happy New Year.2018 is welcoming us with exciting changes, starting with Miss Leanne returning in February to our Front Desk as Centre Manager from our Doolandella Centre. I know she is eager to re-connect with families and has missed interacting with our little ones. I would like to say...
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July News

Welcome families to our July newsletter what a great time of year, the weather is changing and it is also a wonderful time to experience these changes with the children. Just remember to layer clothing and pack extra clothes in case of accidents.  We have a couple of staff changes coming up in the next month or so. I only  ever make changes in the rooms during the middle of the year...
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NBN and Free WiFi

We're proud to be leading the way​KAL and Underwood Early Learning Centre are proud to announce that we just got the NBN installed.  The third 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 streaming from ...
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June Newsletter

From the office Welcome to another centre newsletter and welcome to our new families, I cant believe its June already.  Currently we are selling beanies and gloves towards our fundraising, one of our wonderful grandmothers has made these for us. They are only $5 each with many colours and designs to choose from. perfect for this cold weather. Speaking of cold weather please make sur...
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Photo Day

Photo Day - Tuesday 6th June 2017 Nursery 9am Toddlers 9.30am Junior Kindy 10am Kindy 10.30am Preschool 11am  
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Morning Yoga Class

Last weekend Miss Chloe and Miss Mimi attended  weekend Yoga seminar, through this course they are now qualified to teach children's Yoga classes. So I thought I would share some wonderful pictures for this mornings yoga class, and as you can see Kabel, Thomas, Ziya and Alexis have mastered some really great poses.
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Mother's Pamper Day

Thank you to all our Mothers, Grandmothers and special carers for coming to our pamper day. Here are just a few shots from this afternoon
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May Newsletter

From the office Hello and welcome to the May addition of our newsletter. Many of you may have noticed the trees around the centre have been trimmed back, and we are enjoying a lot more sunshine at this time of year. The children have been very observant and noticed that because the trees have gone so have the birds. So to bring back the birds they have come up with the idea to introduce bird feede...
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Under 8's Day

Preschool ClassYou are invited to join Eight Mile Plains State School for Under 8's Day. The children will be walking to Eight Mile Plains State School from the centre ( see attached Map) the children will need to be at the centre before 8.15am and ready to leave with a back pack, closed in shoes, hat, morning tea and a drink bottle. We need parent helpers to volunteer to help on the day. If it is...
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Mother's Day

Mother's Pamper Day An invitation to all our wonderful mothers and grandmothers to a pamper day. Come along on Friday 12th May at 2.30pm,have your nails painted, soak for tired feet or have a beauty treatment done by your children. We hope you can all make it for a fun afternoon. Please remember not to park your car in the car park next door to our centre, your car could be towed. 
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Underwood Early Learning - April 2017

News from the Office​Welcome to the April newsletter and to our new families that have joined us this month at Underwood, we look forward to many educational years together. I'm glad to say our families faired well during the recent storms, and the speed at which parents were able to collect the children on Thursday was amazing. It just hi lights the need to keep your contact details up to date at...
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Easter Parade and raffle winners

Easter Parade and raffle winners Thank you to everyone for coming to our Easter Parade today. A great time was had by all, and the children just love showing off for their families. the winners of the raffles are....1st prize - McBryde family 2nd prize - Matt Bairstow3rd prize - Olivia Rose Ashcroft4th prize - Matt Bairstow5th prize - Laurice Green 6th prize - Howard Oberle Tha...
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Underwood Early Learning - March 2017

Welcome to our new families that are just joining us at Underwood ELC. We look forward to educating your children. The centre is going through a transformation with the painting inside and outside being done and the new signs going up last week, the gardens are next. We are all very happy with the new look as I'm sure you will be as well. The weather is starting to turn cool in the mornings, pleas...
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