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Parent Update – November 2019

Children’s Christmas party, 29 November

Please come and join us for the annual WFDC Children’s Christmas Party. We run this event with our sister service, Children @ Bay Terrace. All families have been emailed the Children’s Christmas Party invitation.  Please contact the office if you would like us to re-send it to you.  There is no need to RSVP – just turn up! We are looking forward to the biggest event on our yearly calendar and the chance to connect face to face with our wonderful families, children and educators.  Reminder; parking is on neighbouring streets or the Pony Club on Bognor Road. No parking onsite, this is for patrons of the clubhouse only.

 

Wrapping up 2019

If you are finishing care with WFDC this year, just a reminder that your child must physically attend care on the final day of the care arrangement to meet CCS obligations.

Please discuss with your educator about your childcare needs for 2020 – whether they will change or stay the same.  If you need assistance with extra care that your educator cannot accommodate, please call Marie in the office on 3393 4311

 

Sun Safety

Educators within WFDC implement the Sun Protection policy to protect themselves and the children in care from the harmful rays of the sun. WFDC educators model and promote sun protection measures, and children learn about sun safety and are encouraged to wear broad-brimmed hats and suitable protective clothing in outdoor environments. Please discuss with your educator expectations for appropriate clothing and sun protection products within the FDC setting.

 

Support your child’s transition to prep

Over the next few months, early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, families and schools are supporting young learners for the transition to school next year. By working together, they can help all children enjoy a positive start to school and develop a lifelong love of learning.  More tips here: http://www.earlyyearscount.earlychildhood.qld.gov.au/age-spaces/helping-your-child-have-a-positive-start-to-school/

 

Assessment and Rating Outcome

WFDC completed the Assessment and Rating visit in September and has received the final report. We are proud to announce we continue to be rated as ‘Exceeding the National Quality Standard’.

 

The service is commended on its achievements in Exceeding the National Quality Standards. In particular,

 

  • the demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement;
  • the explicit model of operation and commitment to the principles of distributed leadership;
  • professional links to facilitate critical reflection;
  • coordinator relationships to empower educators and create a professional partnership;
  • relationships with children; and
  • family relationships and inclusive processes.

 

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