As a part of the continuous improvement required by the National Quality Standard, this week we are:
- comparing the way we supervise and protect children, and are able to manage any incidents and emergencies, against the Government’s exceeding measures in these areas. If you’d like more information about the practices required to achieve exceeding please let me know
- reviewing our Immunisation and Disease Prevention A Summary follows:
Immunisation and Disease Prevention Policy
- We will display the National Immunisation Schedule and the State/Territory Immunisation Schedule
- Parents must provide evidence of their child’s immunisation record/status during enrolment and meet State/Territory immunisation requirements for enrolment as outlined in Policy
- Parents are responsible for having overseas immunisation records transcribed
- Children who have not been immunised or whose immunisation status is unknown may be excluded from the service if there is an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease
- Educators are encouraged to have immunisations listed in Policy
- Nominated Supervisor will implement procedures to ensure educators understand the adverse effect of some infectious disease on unborn children
- Child Care Subsidy is paid for children who are fully immunised or meet an approved exemption. This does not include conscientious objection.
REMEMBER: Next Monday Amigoss will be closed for Labour Day. We are proud of all workers who fought for our rights and their contributions to the strenght, prosperity and wellbeing of this country and the rest of the world. Enjoy this long and warm weekend!
Following up with our learning about the human body, this week we focused on our respiratory system and the role of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our blood. When children learn, know and understand more about their bodies, they become more confident and willing to care for themselves and others in a variety of ways, showing greater understanding of what they need to survive
The preschoolers made some lungs from recycled materials with carboard trays, globes, tape and lots of fine motor skills to use scissors and stick the parts together. Engaging in experiences where we make parts of our bodies that we cannot otherwise see, assists children to learn more about themselves and develop a better understanding of how their bodies work.
They also experimented how much a lung weights by filling up a bottle of 1L and trying to lift it up and they practice their blowing making some pompom racing, sailing boats and painting with bubbles!
Our healthy eating learning is ongoing in the centre and this week the preschoolers helped to make some protein balls and yummy scones with sultanas, apricot and chia seeds.
Welcome to Korea! This week the toddlers had travelled to South Korea to visit the country where Lilian’s mum and Karen (educator) come from! Through this trip, children are getting better in understanding the multiculturalism of Australia and they create empathy and respect for others. They been coloring in some Sam Taeguk which is three-part traditional symbol that talks about the interrelation of the land, the sun and the people. They also did some Jangseung Korean totems to protect their room and themselves. Arts and crafts enhance children coordination, encourages their creativity and gives them and allows them to experiment textures, colors, shapes and sometimes even flavours. They also had an amazing day on Thursday, they made some yummy Gimbab (Korean sushi). The little ones left our educators without words rolling the seaweed, rice and filling like professional chefs! Thanks to the contribution of Lili’s mum who brought some Korean dresses our toddlers enjoyed an amazing dress up session that gave them a bit more information about this special country.
Some of the babies this week repeated the experience of painting with cars but this time instead of paint, the cars had some markers and pens that with the movement they would make scribbles on the paper. Repetition provides the practice that babies need to master their skills and strengthen the connections on the brain that help children learn. They also made some cars out of recycled materials giving them the opportunity to explore this open-ended resource that comes n different textures. The babies also started a new musical routine with a song called “el trencito” (the little train). The area gets set up with a basket of musical instruments and then the song is played. Our babies went for the instruments straight away and started making some noise with them. Music ignites all areas of babies’ cognitive development as it engages many regions of the brain all at once. And most of all, they LOVE it and it brings JOY!