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Ohana Early Learning

What Is Session Care And How Can I Benefit With More Access To Childcare

November 8, 2018

When the new Child Care Subsidy was introduced in July this year we made the decision to start offering not only ‘days of care’ but also ‘session care’ to our families. All our Centres offer 8 & 9 hour sessions. These sessions are offered to all families. The sessions are most beneficial to those that…

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Subsidised Care for all Preschoolers Is Available From Centrelink

November 7, 2018

Did you know that all preschool children are entitled to a 36 hours of care per fortnight, regardless of eligibility for the Childcare subsidy? Even if you haven’t met the activity test and don’t qualify for regular subsidised care this means your child is still eligible for preschool subsidies. So, if you are entitled to…

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Children Transitioning Between Classrooms – Our North Boambee Centre Philosophy

November 7, 2018

Here at Ohana, we want to ensure that children feel comfortable and supported at all times; this is particularly important when new children are starting at the centre and when they move into a new room with new educators. Here at our North Boambee centre we have adopted a process of ‘transition visits’ over a…

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Ohana at the 2018 Jacaranda Festival

November 6, 2018

Our team at our South Grafton centre went above & beyond expectations in entering a float into the 2018 Jacaranda Festival Parade last Saturday in some extreme heat. Special thanks to Mark Hargans who organised and drove, Cromack Transport who provided the truck and all our families for supporting us with the children riding in…

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Our School Readiness Program for June at Scarba Street

June 8, 2018

Our school readiness program is in full swing at all our centres, our Scarba Street centre is focusing on these areas for the month of June so parents can expect some interesting conversations in the car on the way home with what they are learning.School Readiness Program Activities – June

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Immunisation in 2018

December 22, 2017

Effective 1st January 2018, the NSW government has legislated that all children must be vaccinated to enrol in childcare, or supply sufficient documentation as to why they are not. Non-immunised children currently enrolled will still fall under the ‘No Jab, No Pay’ scheme, but new enrolments cannot be taken for these children. Please find a…

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Pre-school Program Additions

December 19, 2017

We’ve just placed SmartBoards into all of our centres, to help interactive learning and play in our pre-school program. Take a look at the kids in action.

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Making Changes To How We Support Our Families

January 3, 2017

In keeping with our goals to offer the highest quality service to you and your children, Ohana is adopting a digital platform called XPLOR that will bring together and enhance a number of the systems we currently use. We are incrementally rolling out this system in the next few weeks, to learn more about the…

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Find Out More About Our New Pre School Teacher and the North Boambee Centre’s Educational Leader, Ellen Kennedy

December 5, 2016

For all those children moving next year from our Wobbegongs room to the Eagle Rays (4-5 years) next year to begin on their transition to big school see what our new pre school teacher and educator, Ellen Kennedy is passionate about in her recent Focus Magazine article.

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Gone Solar

December 5, 2016

Sustainability is at the core of much of Ohana’s operations, both in terms of its education and its daily operations. Last week our centres took a big step towards going completely “off the grid” with the installation of solar panels at North Boambee and at our NEW 13 Scarba Street centre. Huge thanks to Steve…

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