Ohana Early Learning

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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The new XPLOR Home App – Signing In/Out from our Centres

April 20, 2020

The Federal Government requires that all children that attend our Centre have recorded their arrival and departure times. The best practice is for this to be completed by the person that is dropping off or picking up. Xplor Home has made this process as quick and easy as possible, as we know that the drop-off and…

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XPLOR Home, a new way to communicate and engage with our Families

April 16, 2020

As of next week, we are wanting to roll-out a new way of communicating with you; it is called Xplor Home. Xplor Home is a new automated platform that Xplor has created to assist us in more effectivity communicating with our families. It shows your child’s learning, health & wellbeing details (including sleep, nutrition, toileting…

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Our approach and commitment to ‘flatten the curve’

April 3, 2020

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

April 3, 2020

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

March 20, 2020

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)

March 20, 2020

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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