January 2017

happy new year

Welcome to LILLY, ASTRID ,LEAH,MILLIE   and families who have joined us this month – please feel free to ask any questions you may have; we are sure you will enjoy your time at the Centre.

A big THANK YOU to all the parents for attending the Christmas concert and providing lots of food for all of us to enjoy. The event was only so successful because of the support from the parents and of course the hard work by the children and teachers.


WELCOME back to you all and we look forward to an even more exciting and productive year in 2017 at the Centre and same time wishing all our families  all the best in the New Year.


Please remember if you have not brought it in yet ,  Comfort Kits are due in as soon as possible.                                                            



Infant and Toddler

 In December the children made some wonderful Christmas crafts and practicing for their parts in the Christmas Concert Jingle Bells and others which were then recited at Chiristmas concert.

In January. . As we move into January the theme is Winter . To this end, the children will work the weather, colours, numbers of the winter through songs(rhymes), games, books and art. The children will also  be learning about Antarctic Animals this January such as penguins, whales, seals and other sea birds.

We will also continue the theme of Friendship at the beginning of the year ,learning about caring and sharing etc.

Daycare Montessori

December at Forest Grove was wonderfully busy, the children did so many memorable Christmas crafts and activities.

In the Montessori 3-5 program,  the children created some wonderful Christmas themed art using a multitude of mediums including their hands and fingers. The children also practised for the Christmas Concert , resulting in a wonderful performance  on the day – WELL DONE.

In January we will  continue our major theme , PLANETS ; please encourage your child to share with you, what they have learnt in the classroom.

As well we will be introducing the Fun Family Phonics, working on the letters A, B Suggestions for weekly

( Wednesday) show and tell-

A-ant, alligator, and astronaut   

B-ball, beaver, and Batman

We will also continue this year’s theme 'all about me and my friends’ –  recognizing and respecting different  cultures and values.



1.     Please ensure your child has indoor shoes which they change into when they arrive at the Centre and which stay at the Centre when leaving.

2.     Please have a change of clothes at the Centre , in case they are needed.

3.     Please label all you food containers and let us know if any food needs to be heated (note also: as you are aware, ours is  a ‘NUT-FREE’ Centre.)

4.     Please arrive on time especially if your child is attending the Montessori – this helps keep disruption to the minimum.

5.     Please inform us immediately if there are any changes eg address, telephone, contacts.

6.     Please ensure you look at your child’s cubby when you are leaving and take home their work etc.

7.      Please inform us as early as possible (by 9am – would be great) if your child is not attending the Centre that day.

8.     May we also suggest that you drop-off your child and leave soon thereafter. This makes the transition much easier and conducive to good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

9.     As is becoming common practice generally, the Centre is also moving towards a policy of NOT warming food using a microwave .  We would like to request parents to provide food which does not require warming or alternatively provide warm food in thermos containers. We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


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