Welcome back everybody and a special welcome to our kindy community to Lucy Ellis, Freya Wadham-Rolfe, Holly and Juliet Fitzgerald and their families.  We hope your days here are full of fun, laughter and learning!

Afternoon children– We will be moving back to providing sandwiches for lunch again. Please remember to bring a piece of fruit for the fruit bowl each session though.

With our increased flexibility in session enrolments we have a wider age and developmental range of children attending the full day sessions. We are looking at how we can adjust things to continue to offer our fabulous fours sessions where we focus on many school readiness skills, and include the wider abilities of the children attending. We will let you know any updates as these occur but will be looking at the alphabet this term.

Outdoor environment – With the cooler weather upon us, please make sure your child has appropriate warm clothes that are named, and taken home at the end of session. We have the outdoor environment available to the children during all types of weather so we suggest gumboots, rain jackets and a woolly hat.

This is also the time of the seasonal coughs and colds that plague everyone, and with Covid 19 still a major concern, we ask that you continue to be on the cautious side and keep your child at home if they are showing signs of being unwell. We also provide tissues for the children and teach them personal health skills such as sneezing and coughing into our elbows, hand washing and nose blowing.

Signing in and out – It is important that you use session times for signing your children in and out. These times must match enrolment times to ensure we receive our maximum funding and therefore keep our fees as low as possible e.g. 8.30 and either 12.45 or 2.30

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Upcoming Events and Dates:

  • Pyjama Day (when the children and teachers come to kindy dressed in pyjamas) will be held on Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th of August.
  • Our Mum’s Night is on Thursday 17thSeptember. Note this date on your calendars now. It is always a fun filled night and a great way to meet other mums. We have some exciting things planned for you all this year! More details to come…
  • We will also be working on the children’s artwork for calendars this term, which you will have the opportunity to buy.
  • Kindy Disco-6pm-7:30 pm Friday 28th August. We can’t wait for this eagerly anticipated annual event.

We look forward to another great term, and a happy time of learning and development for all the children. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the teachers, or email Melanie or Olivia as required.

Staff updates:

Lily is expecting a lovely baby boy in early November. All things going well, she will finish up at the end of this term. So exciting!!!

We will be advertising a maternity leave cover position.

Wendy will be returning to work Mon/Wed/Fri this term. Welcome back!

Warm regards,

Olivia, Melanie, Lily, Annie and Wendy.