The “Discovery Garden” Collectables…
Oh! Yes Please!!!
All Young Discoverers Centres will be eagerly collecting this new initiative soon to be released from Woolworths… “The Discovery Garden” Collectables!!!
What a great initiative! <3
Important Information regarding Childcare Subsidy Balancing
Please click on the following link to access important information that may be useful to know as Centrelink begin the reconciliation processes for the 2018 – 2019 Tax Year…
And remember, we are here to help if we can!
Make learning fun…
Simple everyday moments help your child grow.
The new Make Play Everyday campaign recognises that parents and families play a major role in their child’s ongoing learning.
Through a series of short videos, articles and tips, we show parents how existing activities can play a part in their child’s development.
Using simple ideas, relevant to all ages, we show how easy it is for parents and families to incorporate play and learning into everyday activities.
Whether that is talking about what you see on the way to the park, singing nursery rhymes, pointing out something you both see out the window, or learning new words while shopping for groceries.
See how you can make learning with your child fun.
Visit The Early Years Count to discover easy activities that make learning fun.
Make Play Everyday is an initiative of the Queensland Department of Education.
Great Online Resources
There are some terrific online resources out there available to both Educators and families…
Take some time to “look around” in these sites! They have all sorts of handy & useful information!
A quick reminder about Immunisations!
A copy of your child’s immunisation record is required at enrolment please. This must be in the form of an official record issued by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or a letter from a recognised immunisation provider (e.g. a GP or immunisation nurse). As your child progresses through with their subsequent immunisation schedules, so too their updated record will need to be provided… Regrettably the “Personal Health Record” (the ‘red book’) from Queensland Health is no longer an acceptable proof of immunisation as it contains only handwritten updates.
A child must be fully immunised, on a catch up immunisation schedule or have a valid exemption at the time a parent makes their very first claim for Childcare Benefit. Please provide your valid exemption from your General Practitioner if applicable.
N.B. Not providing this information will result in exclusion from care in the event of particular infections, at the discretion of the Population Health Unit. Normal fees will apply during absence.
You can get a copy of your child’s immunisation records held on ACIR (Australian Childhood Immunisation Register):
We are so blessed to have chaplains as part of our care team at Young Discoverers. CrossLife – a baptist church (our owners) made a commitment several years ago to ensure that staff, families and children had access to the support of a chaplain as needed. The chaplains are there to chat with, they run classes such as parenting courses, they support educators with lesson prep as required, organize volunteers to help run family events and provide “Sunday School” type classes to our children. These ladies are a true asset to our service and we don’t know what we ever did without them!
We currently have two chaplains… Lisa, who is based at Highland Reserve and Deb, working out of OSHC Upper Coomera.
Lisa has been with us for a few years now after initially starting as a volunteer with our founding chaplain, Gloria (now retired) and then later working closely with Nan (also now retired). Lisa has a background in youth work and has a natural affinity with children. Lisa is passionate about providing support structures for people in need and also makes a mean cuppa!!
Deb is a valued member of the Chaplaincy team but doubles up as a much loved staff member at OSHC Upper Coomera! Deb holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services.
Please introduce yourselves to our Chaplains and if you ever need a chat know that their door is always open!
2019 Pre-School Parents
Please ensure that you advise your Centre if you are a Health Care Card holder, or an Australian Government Pension Concession Card holder with automatic Health Care Card entitlements, as you may be eligible to receive a further discount on your Preschool fees. Discounted Preschool fees are applied at the beginning of each term and cannot be backdated.