FOOTPRINTS SUNNYBANK | MAY 2023 NEWS
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.
The colder days have certainly come in of late. Please remember to bring your children in dressed appropriately. Jumpers and jackets that can be removed with light shirts underneath if your child gets hot from having fun and being active. Spare clothes are ideal as well, kids do have fun and do have accidents so it is best to be prepared. Help us to help you.
This month saw us welcoming Miss Lianne, who is the new Junior Kindy assistant, please help us to make her feel welcome.
Miss Alison is now stepping up and taking on the role of Lead Educator in the Senior Kindy room, whilst Miss Amandeep moves to a float position.
Upcoming dates to remember:
|Monday 5th June||World Environment Day - class tree planting|
|Monday 12th June - Friday 16th June||Miss Felicity will be away on her prac for Uni|
|Monday 19th June (observance of Sunday 18th)||International Picnic Day - whole centre Picnic lunch|
|Tuesday 27th June||International Sunglasses Day - come wearing your Sunnies|
CCS and upcoming changes:
A reminder that the upcoming new financial year will bring some changes with CCS. If you have missed previous information shared about the upcoming changes - here they are again for you 😊
Child Care Subsidy is increasing from July.
Use the CCS Calculator at StartingBlocks.gov.au to find out what your future rates may be.
If you already get CCS, you don't need to do anything to get the new rates.
If you think you may become eligible from July, make a claim through MyGov or the Centrelink App.
Learn more on the Services Australia website.
Please remember that your allowable absences will also reset in the new financial year as they work on the financial year calendar.
Family and Child Connect:
Did you know -
Family and Child Connect provides information and advice to people seeking assistance for children and families where there are concerns about their wellbeing. Families who find themselves in need of support can also contact Family and Child Connect services for advice and help. The service is designed to support vulnerable families by assessing their needs and referring them to the most appropriate support service. Where a family has multiple or complex needs and are willing to access support, Family and Child Connect services refer them to an intensive family support service. ECEC professionals must seek the family's consent prior to referring them to Family and Child Connect.
Families can use this service as often as needed. There is no limit and no cost.
Families can make contact by:
May the Fourth (be with you)
We were fortunate to receive a special visitor on May 4th. We enjoyed being surprised with a visit from a Star Wars Storm Trooper.
A big thanks goes to Miss Bernadette who helped to organise this surprise, thank you as well to our visitor, we really appreciate you taking the time to come and make our day.
Doesn't the Storm Trooper look like a great addition to our reception. Imagine speaking to him when you call 🤣
Mothers Day afternoon tea:
A very big thank you goes to all our Mum's and Grandmothers that came and shared afternoon tea and activities with us on Friday 12th May. We really enjoyed having you all here and hope that you all enjoyed your afternoon with us. Thank you for coming 💕
We hope you can see and like the photos that we have shared of the event on your child's photos/observations in XAP.
Till next month, stay safe and warm.
With a smile 😊