Childcare Photos

After two disastrous years with school photography attempts, we have hit reset on the school photos. For 2020, we have engaged with a local professional photographer (Lyss Photo Stories, Alyssa Evans), Lyss comes with excellent recommendations but importantly an online portfolio for parents to preview photos before committing to purchase.  For the photoshoot, Lyss will be…

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Unpacking Our Walker Learning Teachings

As this style of teaching becomes embedded in our classrooms, many parents are asking what is it all about? How will it support my child? Especially in the preschool classroom and in supporting their school readiness? To help you understand this new way, we have prepared an information sheet on ‘What You Can Expect’. This…

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Moving Forward – An Update

The last few months have been trying for many of our families, our educators and businesses in general. With large numbers of families withdrawing their children at the beginning of the Pandemic, as a business, we had to make many difficult decisions. Our educators entered into agreements with their hours reduced as a result of…

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The New XPLOR Home App – How We Communicate

One of the primary forms of daily communication that we use with families is posting messages and alerts via the Xplor system. Previously these were known as ‘admin posts’. On the Home app, they are referred to as ‘Messages’. These messages can be accessed via the ‘Accounts’ tab. As the Home app becomes fully integrated with our…

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Our approach and commitment to ‘flatten the curve’

All our centres are committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of all children, employees and families by minimising the risk of COVID-19 exposure. We strictly adhere to the guidelines and advice provided by the Department of Health, Department of Education and Public Health Units and our centre policies. To prevent the spread of…

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Important Announcement regarding the New Childcare Package

Dear Families, As you may be aware, the Federal Government announced a New Child Care Package yesterday. This package aims predominantly to support the children of essential workers and vulnerable children with childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic only. In place to support essential workers and vulnerable children; it only provides a measured relief for our…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Response Sheet

Ohana recognises the anxiety for families around the level of information on the CoronaVirus pandemic. To help families understand both our operations and the safety and well being of the children, we have prepared an Information & Response Sheet for parents to keep you informed.Within the fact sheet is information on the financial implications of…

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Applying for Additional Childcare Subsidy (ACCS)

ACCS is available for people experiencing temporary financial hardship. It provides short term support to families experiencing a significantly reduced ability to pay their childcare fees, such as if a parent lost income due to being unable to attend work. This hardship payment can be applied for via your MYGOV access with Centrelink. For more…

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