Katoomba Leura Preschool

Newsletter February 2019

Autumn is here

We have had a wonderful time welcoming everyone back to Preschool for a brand new year.  We hope you all made the most of the beautiful summer weather and are as keen as we are to begin autumn with all of the fun activities that involves.

The autumn weather here in the Blue Mountains can be a welcome relief from the summer heat, but often what begins as a sunny, warm day can rapidly turns to a chilly one, so we ask that children be dressed in layers to accommodate this.

For those of you whose children are just beginning Preschool this year, it is a great honour to be chosen as the ones who you have turned over care and nurturing of your child each day.  We do not take this lightly and welcome frequent dialogue with parents about your child’s strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes and anything that affects your child.  We hope that you will come and chat to us about what happens in the room each day and share you thoughts on your child, the more we know about your child the more effectively we can meet their needs at Preschool.

The year will be filled with discovery and fun to enhance your child’s growth and development. We will be holding parent/teacher interviews throughout the term, so speak with your classroom Educators to organise a time that would be convenient for you to meet if you wish.

We would also like to draw attention to the fact that Preschool is a nut-free and sesame-free zone as we have a number of children with allergies.  Please ensure that your child's lunchbox does not contain nuts or sesame products such as humus or bread with seeds.

Our hours are 8.30am-4pm  Monday to Friday and you are welcome to drop off and collect your child at any time during this time period.  We can offer an early morning drop-off at 8.15am should this be required at an additional cost of $5.  If you wish to book early morning drop off, please let the office know to ensure enough staff are present to accomodate this. Entry to preschool prior to our normal opening time of 8.30am is through the office door. 

Things to remember

  • If you have a health care card, be sure the office has a copy to allow you to receive reduced fees
  • Make sure your child's up to date immunisation record had been supplied to preschool
  • Ensure you have advised staff about any allergies, asthma requirements or other matters which impact your child
  • Remember, preschool is a nut and sesame free zone.  We have a number of children with severe allergies and ask that you are careful not to include nuts or sesame products such as humus or seeded bread in your child's lunchbox

Vacancies on our Committee

Come and join us

We currently have several position on our Committee available.  If you would like to become more involved with your preschool, have skills that you could share with us or would just like to step up and have your voice heard about matters at preschool, please contact the office for an information pack.

Committee meeting are generally held monthly, during the day at preschool and we would encourage anyone with an interest in helping out to get in touch

A Sad Note

It is with sadness we say that Lily Bobtail, one of our Preschool bunnies has passed away. Some of the children created a beautifully painted box for her and we have buried her in our preschool garden.  Her friend Jersey was unable to cope alone and so one of our truly wonderful families has given her a kind and loving home with their own bunny rabbits.  We are confident that she will live a long and well-loved life in her new home and are very grateful to JoJo and his families for opening their home and their hearts to Jersey.

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Our Service participates in and values the National Quality Framework (NQF), including the National Quality Standard (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Regulations.  This is conducted through the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the state licensing department through scheduled site assessment visits and spontaneous visits.

The NQS provides standards of quality practices for care provided in our Service as well as guidance and support from the Service’s self evaluation through our Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).  The system also allows educators to continually improve practices by identifying the quality aspects of care the Service is already providing and assisting the Service in developing goals for further improvement through our QIP. The Service is required to complete and submit a comprehensive QIP every twelve months. 

Educators involve parents, families and our Committee in each stage to seek their input and views into practices at Katoomba Leura Preschool – we would welcome your input in any aspect of this process.