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Centre News in May

Weekly News – Week ending 3rd June 2018

 

Center Closed for Public Holiday

Please note, the centre will be closed on Monday 4th June 2018 for the WA Day Public Holiday.

Last Chance for a Como Cookbook

We only have 5 cookbooks left, so if you are interested in purchasing one ($15 cash) please see Amy or Sue before they are snapped up!

New Child Care Subsidy

To ensure your subsidy continues once the New Child Care Package comes into place from 2nd July2018 you will need to provide Centrelink with new information through your MyGov account.

To find out more visit http://www.education.gov.au/childcare

Have a great week

From the Aunties & Uncles!

Weekly News – Week ending 20th May 2018

Citrus Fruits & Autumn leaves

If you have any unwanted citrus fruit or any autumn leaves from your garden that you would like to bring into Como, Aunty Bella would love to use them to make a mobile with the children.

 Signing In & Out

 Please remember to sign in and out every day! Please note, this is not just for our records – it is a requirement by Centrelink that parents complete the sign in sheet in order to claim their CCB/CCR.

New Child Care Subsidy

 To ensure your subsidy continues once the New Child Care Package comes into place from 2nd July2018 you will need to provide Centrelink with new information through your MyGov account.

To find out more visit http://www.education.gov.au/childcare

Have a great week

From the Aunties & Uncles!

Weekly News – Week ending 13th May 2018

Signing In & Out

Please remember to sign in and out every day! Please note, this is not just for our records – it is a requirement by Centrelink that parents complete the sign in sheet in order to claim their CCB/CCR.

New Child Care Subsidy

To ensure your subsidy continues once the New Child Care Package comes into place from 2nd July2018 you will need to provide Centrelink with new information through your MyGov account.
To find out more visit http://www.education.gov.au/childcare

Lost Property

Please remember to write your child’s name on all of their belongings! Particularly their clothing, hats, bags and on their shoes! Even just initials on the labels/tags of their clothes really helps us with the lost property. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a great week
From the Aunties & Uncles!

Weekly News – Week ending 29th April 2018

Donate your nappies!

The Nappy Collective, collects leftover un-used disposal nappies and redistributed them to organisations that support families affected by domestic violence, as well as families in crisis or need.

You can help by bringing in any unwanted nappies and placing them in the collection box that will be on the front verandah from May.
Thank you for your support!

New Child Care Subsidy

To ensure your subsidy continues once the New Child Care Package comes into place from 2nd July2018 you will need to provide Centrelink with new information through your MyGov account.

To find out more visit http://www.education.gov.au/childcare

Exploring Growth and Transformation: Investigating the Method of Re-Growing Kitchen Scraps (Letter to Parents)

During the month of January, Scout brought in a basket of withering sunflowers from her local community garden. This unexpected gift became an inspiring provocation for an investigation into the notions of growth and transformation. One of the experiences, inspired by the interests and desires of the children, involved deconstructing the sunflower heads in order to collect the seeds. The sunflower kernels were saved with the intention of planting them during the warmer months of Spring.

 

With the revival of the sunny weather, the past few weeks have provided the perfect opportunity to re-launch this project with the sowing of some seeds.  In addition to the sunflower kernels, I offered the group an array of different seeds from flowering plants, including: Pansy, Marigold, Petunia and Gazania.

While sowing the seeds, many children expressed an interest in planting some fruit and vegetables. Over the next few weeks we would like to further our exploration into growth and transformation by investigating the method of re-growing kitchen scraps.

Darcey: “My parents throw the scraps in the bin, so I could bring them in instead of wasting them!”

Hanna: “We use carrots at my house, I could bring in the leftover carrots.”

Hadley: “I could bring the seeds from the pumpkin, my mum will carve the seeds out for Halloween.”

We would love to use your discarded fruit and vegetable waste for our inquiry.  Below is a list of suitable vegetables/fruits, and the appropriate procedures for gathering the scraps (other ideas welcome!).

  • Lettuce: Cut off stalk/base of lettuce
  • Celery: Cut off bottom/base of celery
  • Avocado: Extract seed from the inner flesh and rinse with water
  • Potato: Whole potato with eyes growing
  • Sweet Potato: Cut sweet potato in half
  • Carrot: Cut off top/head of carrot
  • Onion: Cut off the bottom end of the onion
  • Pumpkin: Scoop out the seeds and rinse with water

Today, Darcey recorded a list of the produce she would like to contribute from her home.

Once again, your assistance is very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Briotti