We are already half way through the year – time is flying by for those that are having fun!
There are some big changes coming up in the childcare industry – we thank you all for your cooperation in transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy. This has been a challenging process on both sides and we all have to learn how to benefit from it. Parkside has introduced sessional care to help out those families that have limited hours. If you still have any questions about the new CCS please contact the office.
We have been very honoured to be asked to hold several activity stalls at the Centro Mall. Centre management has invited us to organise craft and sensory activities on the opening day for the Big W Toy sale. We had heaps of families with kids come over and learn about Parkside ELC. During the school holidays we will be holding similar activity stands so watch this space!
The weather has been really cold but the children still enjoy going outside and run around without getting sweaty! Please remember to bring in warm clothes (jumpers, socks and enclosed shoes) as the mornings and afternoon get very chilly. Even though it is not hot, we still require children to be dropped off sun blocked and with a hat. Ensure all clothes are labelled with your child’s name – it is difficult for our educators to remember what all personal items of your child look like. All children also need individual water bottles to promote independence and self-help skills.
School holidays are coming up – if you are still looking for care for school aged children please call the office asap. Vacation care is usually limited to 10 spaces a day! If our child is already enrolled for this time please ensure you have signed all relevant permissions for the planned excursions.
We have lots of other events coming up over July 2018. Please see below for more information – it’s gonna be a busy month!
Carolin & Andrew