Ohana Early Learning

2021 – A better year. We need your plans so we can plan.

October 23, 2020

As the end of the year is fast approaching we are looking ahead to continue to meet the needs of the children and parents within the Ohana family. So that we can plan accordingly, we would like to hear from families their anticipated requirements for care. Even if your child is going to Kindergarten we…

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Welcome Emily Howard

July 29, 2020

This week we welcomed Emily Howard to the team at Emerald, by all accounts a great day had by all. Emily leads with the philosophy that children are learning through a play based structure. Emily has made the decision to relocate from Melbourne after a holiday in Coffs starting some six weeks ago. Our gain,…

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Welcome Anne Cochrane, Enrolment Specialist

July 9, 2020

In deciding to bring all our bookings and enrolments processes back inhouse, we would like to welcome Anne Cochrane to the Enrolment Specialist role. Based out of our Korora Administration office, Anne will be the new liaison person for all our centres in providing enrolment and onboarding of all new families. Anne is a Mum…

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New Supporting Role For Our Coffs Harbour Centres

July 9, 2020

As part of an ongoing business review, we identified a need for more robust support at each of our centres. As a result, we have restructured some of our individual centre manager functions and the role they play in their centre. Alice Jessup has been appointed as the Group Centre Administrator. She will be working…

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Childcare Photos

June 30, 2020

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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NEW – Sick Children Policy – Know Your Rights

June 26, 2020

As we work through the new way of the world with COVID-19, it has become apparent when we have been talking to parents that there is a great deal of confusion with when a child is sick or becomes sick when in care. We believe this confusion exists, both from a parents perspective and with…

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Unpacking Our Walker Learning Teachings

June 3, 2020

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

May 18, 2020

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

May 5, 2020

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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The new XPLOR Home App – Introducing the Finance Dashboard & Observation Feedback

April 28, 2020

Your New Finance Dashboard The new Home App now lets you view more of your financial details than ever before. You can view your account balance, your statement, your childcare subsidy percentage, and our current Client Written Agreement (CWA). The app also has your Childcare Centres phone number and the Centrelink call centres number, on…

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