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January Newsletter

From the Office 

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I hope you have all had a great end to 2019 and I look forward to a fantastic 2020 with you all.

As you may know, I have just returned from Maternity Leave and am settling back into the busy role as Centre Manager. Renae has done a fantastic job filling in for me while I've been off spending time with my little ones. There are a lot of families who have started at the Centre in the last year that I am yet to meet but I would love to introduce myself. Please feel free to approach me at the front desk or contact me via phone or email if you have any questions or feedback, or you can see me in person in the office between 8:00am - 4:30pm, thank you.

Until next month...

Evonne Vete - Centre Manager

Room Changes are happening as of next week 27th January 2020. You should have received an email if your child is moving rooms, but if you are unsure, you can find the room lists and pictures of the room Educators/Teachers in the front office for you to view.

 Reminder that the Centre will be closed for Australia Day Public Holiday on Monday 27th of January. We will be Celebrating Australia Day at the Centre on Friday 24th January.

A Kindergarten Information Night will be held on Thursday the 30th January 2020 at 5.00pm. During this information night we will provide you with an outline of the expectations of the Kindergarten Curriculum and assist with any questions you may have in relation to your child's learning and development needs. 


 HELLO to all our new and existing families in the Nursery room! It is with great pleasure to introduce myself as I will be working with Ms. Arley and Ms. Laura in the room this year. I am Ms. Arleen and I am happy to be back in the Babies' Room. Prior to being the Senior Lead Educator in the Toddlers' Room last year, I was the Senior Lead Educator in the Nursery Room last 2017 and 2018. Most of our older babies have now moved up in the Toddlers Room and we wish them a happy stay with their new Educators and new room.

Our Nursery program is designed to reflect the home environment to allow the babies to feel safe and secure while they are growing and exploring. Our main goal is to help the babies feel relaxed and settled while in our care by following and fulfilling each child's individual needs and preferences.

We are together with you in this journey and we would like to say thank you for entrusting your children to us. As your child progresses through the nursery room we will support their growth in major areas such as walking, language and other developmental milestones.

We would love to have a chat with you every morning drop off and afternoon pickup! Please feel free to come and see any of our Nursery staff for questions or concerns regarding your child.

As always, may we please ask that every item that belong to your child be properly labelled with their names as we don't want their belongings get mixed up with the others.

Thank you and till next time!

Your Nursery Educators:

Ms. Arleen, Ms. Arley and Ms. Laura


Hello and welcome to the Toddler room for 2020. For those who don't know me, I am Miss Cariad and I am the Senior Lead Educator for the room. I am excited to be back in the Toddler room for this year, I will be working closely with the other Educators in the room who are Miss Faapepe and Miss Khushi. We have a lot of fun experiences that we are happy to introduce to the children. Please come and say hello and if you have any concerns or questions, we are happy to help.

For the first month we will be focusing on the children being settled into the room, and getting to know each child and their family. We have several children moving up from the Nursery, so it will be a bit unsettling to start with, but once the children are settled we can start with our fun-filled year.

We are looking forward to the adventures that this year will bring us.

Miss Cariad, Miss Faapepe and Miss Khushi


Hello and welcome to the Tweenies room for 2020. This year the Educators in the room will be Miss Sarai, Miss Phoebe and Miss Florence, so please feel free to talk to us with any concerns or queries that you may have.

Just a brief run down of what our first months of learning will be, getting to know the children and their families, and getting used to our room routine. Any input regarding your child's likes, dislike, interests would be greatly appreciated.

A quick reminder to please label all of your child's belongings.

Looking forward to an exciting and full of fun learning journey with your child this year. Until next time.

Miss Sarai, Miss Phoebe and Miss Florence.

Junior Kindy 

 Hello And Welcome to 2020 in the Junior Kindy room. My Name is Miss Praxa and I am a Senior Lead Educator and Miss Dipali

will be assisting me as a lead Educator in the room.

We will be spending most of our first week settling children and learning where each child's development is at before moving on to more exciting learning in February.

It will be an exciting time for children to engage in lots of fun learning..

I look forward to an exciting year ahead in the Junior Kindy Room.

Feel free to come and have a chat with us regarding any concerns and learning you would like to see your child participating in.

Until next time...

Miss Praxa and Miss Dipali


Hello and welcome to 2020 in the Pre-Kindy room! My name is Ms Cassandra and I will be the Senior Lead Educator this year, along with Ms Chloe as a Lead Educator and Ms Esther as Assistant Educator. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our children moving up from the Tweenies room and excited to see the growth, development and friendships made between all the children this year.

For the first few weeks our main focus will be on settling the children and getting to know them better, as well as what stage of learning they are at. We will be going over colours, numbers, the alphabet and working on our self-help skills. Any input regarding your child's likes/dislikes/interests/cultural information will be much appreciated as this will assist us in getting to know your child.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to me. I look forward to an exciting year ahead in the Pre-Kindy room!


Ms Cassandra, Ms Chloe and Ms Esther

Kindergarten 1

Hello Parents and Families! 

My name is Miss Casey and I will be the Kindergarten 1 Teacher this year.  Miss Naomi will be working along side me as a Lead Educator in the room and Miss Adele will be helping with Inclusion support.  We are all looking forward to working with your children this year and have many exciting learning experiences planned along with extending on the children's interests in a new and fun way.  Helping to prepare the children for their entry into the school system is our main focus for the year.

If you have any questions or information you would like to pass on about your child or the program, please don't hesitate to speak with myself or Miss Naomi.  We are always happy to help. You can catch us for a chat at drop off or pick up times or simply give us a call or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind regards,

Miss Casey

Kindergarten 2

Welcome to the Kindergarten 2 room for 2020. My name is Miss Renae and I am the Teacher in the room, along with Educator Miss Sophia who will be assisting me. The Kindergarten program will be run between the hours of 8am-3:30pm so please ensure your children are not arriving too late for the day as they will miss out on vital learning which will help prepare them for school in 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the program or suggestions of activities you would like to see the children participating in, please feel welcome to speak to myself or email me at the Kindergarten email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I look forward to working with your children in 2020.


Miss Renae

Kindergarten 3

As a teacher, I know and believe that the children of the world are the most important people, especially for our future and the future of the Earth.

I believe in all children and I have high expectations of them alongside a fun, engaging, and confidence-building learning environment.

Children learn through play; when they are having fun, when they are engaged and when they feel supported, safe and happy.

  • A Sun Safe Hat
  • Shoes and socks
  • 2 sheets/blankets
  • Spare clothes

I would like you to please encourage your child to not bring toys from home. Also drink bottles and lunch boxes are not required as 3 meals are served and water stations are available.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Hello Parents, Families and Children of The Kindergarten Three Group of 2020!

My name is Jazmin Fairhurst and I will be the Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) for Kindy 3.

Many of you may have already met, spoken with or seen me around the centre before.

This is my 2nd year at Doolandella Early Learning Centre, my 3rd year as a Kindergarten Teacher and my 15th year as a Teacher. I proudly accomplished completing my Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 2005 in the city of Toowoomba. I have experience in many different areas in education and have learnt so much over the past 12 months while, teaching in Kindy 1 and finishing my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Welcome to Kindergarten 3 and I can't wait to meet you all, share stories, learn from each other and be part of your child's 'Kindergarten Journey of Experiences'.

So until then have a great day.

Miss Jazmin

Kindergarten 3 ECT