April Newsletter

Welcome to Underwoods Monthly Newsletter. I would like to welcome all our new families to the centre and we hope you child's education journey is long and fulfilling. 

We have our Easter Bonnet Parade coming up Wednesday 13th April, starting at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome come along and have a scone made by our chef Miss Mimi. If you want to wear your easter bonnet we would love to see how creative, you can be.  

We have a few educators on leave already or going on leave soon. Miss Karleigh has just come back oof maternity leave for two weeks and is now on long service leave. Miss Mimi and Miss Skye are on a week's leave from the 19th off April. Miss Kirston will be starting leave after the 22nd of April. Miss Suba will be back in a month or so. So, you may see some unfamiliar faces around as we get new educators in to cover the leave. 

Public Holidays

We have several public holidays coming up, the centre will be closed for these days but if it is your child's booked days you will still be charged of the day. 

Closed Friday 15th April for Good Friday 

Monday 18th April for Easter Monday 

Monday 25th April for Anzac Day 

Monday 2nd May for Labour Day 


I ask all parents to please check your statements and emails each week.  If your payment declines, I will email you requesting you make a bpay payment. I will send you a copy of your statement with a billing code and reference number that is your bpay code. You will need to make the payment and send a screen shot of the receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so i can make sure the amount paid is added to your statement. Bpay payments can take up to 5 business days to reach your statement. In that time another payment may be due, and your direct debit payment may be higher.  If you don't make a catch-up payment your child's booking will be suspended and will not be able to come back to care until the amount is paid in full. 

Cold & Flu 

With winter approaching fast we look at children and colds and flus.

What is the 'common cold'?

The common cold is an infection caused by a virus. Hundreds of different viruses can cause colds and they usually affect the nose, ears and throat. They are easily spread from person to person through infected droplets from the mouth and nose. They can also be passed on through coughs and sneezes.

Colds are very common. Healthy preschool children often catch at least 6 colds per year. Sometimes, after recovering from a virus kids get sick with a new and different virus, so it can seem as though they are 'always sick'. Children are more likely to catch a cold than adults because their immune system is still developing. Most children catch fewer cold viruses as they get older.

What are the symptoms of a cold?

Colds usually cause symptoms such as:

Less common symptoms include:

Some cold and COVID-19 symptoms are similar, If your child is unwell please keep them home so it does not spread to others.