August 2018

Welcome to Luca and Chase and families who joined us this month.


DATES TO REMEMBER:

BC CIVIC DAY – CENTRE CLOSED MONDAY 6th  AUGUST 2018

(Centre opens Tuesday 7th August 2018)

 PRO D DAY – CENTRE CLOSED FRIDAY 31st  AUGUST 2018

LABOUR DAY – CENTRE CLOSED MONDAY 3rd  SEPTEMBER 2018

(Centre opens Tuesday 4th September 2018)

 

Please let us know of your plans during the coming months eg vacation etc so that we may plan accordingly. There is a board at the sign-in desk where you can put down the details.

This time of the year, children should bring in sunscreen, a hat and appropriate footwear for walking to and playing at the surrounding parks. We will be taking optimum advantage of the good weather we get.

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Infant Toddler - 

In August, the theme is WATER – the children will learn about water through song, book, pictures, puzzle and arts and will decorate a board with their crafts.  Watch out for the classroom boards showing off childrens’ work. We will also learn about underwater creatures.

They will enjoy outdoor water play as well as we will take every opportunity to spend time in the parks surrounding us. When appropriate we may also join the Montessori children for some water-fun activities together.


Daycare Montessori

This summer the children will be busy with different activities each day hiking, picnics , water days when practical.
Beyond our busy summer plans the children will also be making some fantastic themed artwork that parents can check out on the walls of the classroom .

Beyond our busy summer plans the children will also be making some fantastic themed artwork that parents can check out on the walls of the classroom .

During August :

Monday – Cooking day

Wednesday – Science day

Friday – Water fun day

The children will learn some simple cooking activities eg baking and making cup cakes etc.

The children will be introduced to some simple and age appropriate science activities which can fascinating for them , where they can experiment , observe and have fun at the same time. The activities will include learning about nature , weather and the world around us.

Please try and give non-warm up lunches for our days out and picnics at the park.

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

Wednesdays will be show and tell during the course of the month.

We will continue to work on the following class rules at the outset and parents please help us by encouraging the same at home.

CLASS RULES

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 a good start to the day, both for the staff and the children.

Microwave Use

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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