Caring for the South East Suburbs    |    Phone: (07) 3393 4311    |    


Parent Update – June 2019

Parent Representative position vacant on Community Childcare Inc Management Committee

Call Cathy 3393 4311 if you would like to learn more about being part of this Committee. Meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday.


Family Levy – A reminder the hourly scheme levy will increase by 10 cents from $1.30 to $1.40 commencing Mon 1st July 2019.


Understanding how babies communicate

Babylab digs through the science to answer questions you might have about how babies learn to communicate. Where does the first word come from? Do bilingual babies think differently? What age should you start teaching your child to read? Join Jamila Rizvi on Babylab, a fun, informative, deep dive into the unknown science behind how babies learn to communicate.


Educational Program – what to expect

Educators are guided to develop quality programs for young children, working towards the five Learning Outcomes – Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication. The Early Years Learning Framework is linked to and embedded in the National Quality Standard. It also describes the early childhood pedagogy (principles and practice) and the outcomes that provide goals for young children’s learning. Find out more about early childhood education and care at Starting Blocks


What are Learning Outcomes?

The National Quality Framework (NQF) focuses on your child’s learning. Educators will work with you in order to get to know your child well. They will create a learning program that builds on your child’s interests and abilities and keep you in touch with your child’s progress. These learning outcomes are;

Learning: This describes something you hope your child will learn during their time at the service. Wellbeing: This describes the skills you hope your child will learn in order to support their own physical and emotional needs. Communication: This supports your child’s ability to talk to with friends and educators effectively, engage with literature and use technology to support their learning. Identity: This describes the way your child engages with the learning environment, displays confidence and independence, and takes on new challenges and considered risks. Community: This supports your child’s ability to engage with other people, develop the confidence to from relationships and realise their rights within the community (the service community, family community and more).


Poisonous Plants

Would you recognise a poisonous plant at home? This great guide produced by the QLD Government is a great resource as provides descriptions and photos of a number of local plants and fungi that can be poisonous to people. It is important to recognise that toddlers, in particular, may be at a greater risk given their habit of tasting everything and their relatively small size.


Facebook – The scheme Facebook page is called ‘Wynnum Family Day Care Caring for the South East Suburbs’ we regularly post articles and links that support your parenting role.


Manager: Cathy Bavage Educational Leader: Lisa Meyer Coordinators: Marie Sayers, Samantha Jackson Van-Hummel, Karen-Lea Simmers, Natasha Staal Business Support: Tammy Graham, Rochelle Chisholme