My Time Our Place
Term 1 is officially winding down! The time has gone by quickly but we are very thankful for how smoothly things have gone. The last month’s activities have been focused around different environments and for week 9 and 10, the children focused on the rainforest and the desert! From creating desert styled scenes in the sandpit, to group games like ‘who am i” to multiple word search competitions, the children really enjoyed the variety of activities that allowed them to enjoy learning about new environments! The weather called for outdoor play and the children spent the majority of it playing on the playground or the quadrangle.
Child Care Subsidy Payments:
Families please be aware that if you do not use the service for 8 weeks your account will be ceased. Centrelink will only pay the percentage of subsidy up until the child's last physical attendance. This means if your account has ceased and your child's last attendances were recorded as absents you will be required to pay the full fee. Follow this link for more information https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy/how-manage-your-payment/if-your-child-absent-from-child-care#a3
Homework at OSHC
The service has scheduled homework time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 5pm. If your child does not have homework we encourage them to complete a homework sheet which is suited for their year level and/or ability.
Technology at OSHC
LNPS OSHC encourages children to spend time outdoors and interacting with their peers. This means that technology is limited until after homework time on Tues, Wed and Thurs.
Please be aware that the educators will no longer be dropping and collecting the receptions from their classroom. It is important for the receptions to develop confidence and independence and educators will monitor the arrivals and departures of the students to ensure that everyone is safe.
April Vacation Care Program
The April Vacation Care program is available now from the schools website, the OSHC room and has been sent out via email.
If your child requires medication please ensure that you have provided an action plan as well as the medication (asthma pump, epipen etc.) to the service. It is vital that we have access to your child’s medication at our service whilst your child is attending.
As part of our sun safety policy all children are required to wear a hat if they are playing outside. Please remind your child/children to bring their hats from their classroom if they are attending the service.
A reminder to all parents and caregivers to contact the service via email at email@example.com if their child(ren) are no longer attending their sessions or have been collected early from school.
At our service we aim to cater to children’s needs as much as possible, however, if your child has specific dietary requirements or does not like the food programmed for the day please pack an alternative snack or drop off food alternatives at the service.