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Centre Manager's Report - December 2022



Kia Ora Karori Kids Whanau!

That’s a wrap for 2022!


Birthdays

We have had a few birthdays this month! We would like to wish a huge happy birthday to Oscar (3), Indie (4) and An (4). We hope you all enjoyed celebrating with your friends.

What have we been up to?

Community Outings – We are still going on regular walks, whether it be in smaller groups or with everyone, the children still enjoy the adventure. We often go to the library or to Ben Burn Park, but it is also nice walking around and finding out more about our community.

Christmas Carols at Huntleigh – Our children went and sang Christmas songs to the lovely people at Huntleigh rest home. It was a wonderful visit and they have asked if we would like to go and visit more often in the new year.

Science – Catherine has been leading a lot of investigations recently. They have been focusing on biology and physics as that is where the interest is now. The children have looked at dancing raisins, bouncy eggs and made great observations on both experiments.

Waterplay – As it has been getting warmer, the children will never say no to waterplay. The children love transporting water from the trough to the sandpit and turning it into mud pies!

Christmas Arts and Crafts - The children have been very interested in writing letters to Santa recently, so we have been doing a lot of card making. Some children have also helped Mercy create some beautiful Christmas lanterns that were displayed during our party.

Christmas Party – Our annual Christmas party was a huge success. We had a great turnout from our families and lots of joy and laughter was shared as the afternoon went on.


Upcoming Dates/Events

First Day for 2023 – Thursday 12th January

ERO Visit – Thursday 19th January

Wellington Anniversary Day (CLOSED) – Monday 22nd January


Illnesses (Covid-19 and flu)

Sadly, we have had one family who got Covid-19 this month. As we have now moved to a long-term strategy for COVID-19, mask wearing is no longer required and household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for 5 days. All other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.


Sunscreen

We are now applying sunscreen each morning and afternoon. If your child needs a special sunscreen (e.g., sensitive skin), please provide a named one.


Reminders

-Please name your children’s clothing.

-Please ring/email the teachers if your child is going to be away.

- Make sure that you send spare clothing for your child.

-Please remind your children to keep their toys at home.

Policies

Our risk management plan, family violence policy, appointment and induction mentoring policy and assessment, planning and evaluation policy have all been reviewed for the month of December.


Facebook and Google

We encourage parents to share why they love Karori Kids so feel free to leave a google review. This helps promote our centre and gets our name out into the community! We also encourage families to visit our Facebook page where we share photos and updates so you can see what your children are busy doing!


General

Thank you for your continued support and loyalty. 2023 will be an exciting year and we look forward to finding out what's in store. Wishing you a fun filled Christmas with your families and a wonderful time together over the summer holidays. Happy New Year from all the team at Karori Kids!


Hei konā mai!

Goodbye for now!

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