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Ohana Early Learning

Engaging with parents

December 27, 2015

Our centre operations are very much based on electronic record keeping. Much of the legislative and business records are based on this stye of recording in an effort to reduce overall costs, be eco-friendly but more importantly to the teach the children of a sustainable future. This electronic record keeping begins with iPad registered arrival…

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Enrolling now!

December 23, 2015

In the lead up to Christmas we finalised much of our NSW Department of Education service application, importantly this now means we can begin to proactively enrol children at the centre. Legislation (timing in responding to it) has prevented us from engaging with many of the parents that have expressed interest in positions. We will…

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New centre director appointment

December 22, 2015

We welcome Sandra Green as the newly appointed director for our North Boambee centre opening in January. Sandra is joining us from Brisbane having managed similar centres in the northern suburbs. Sandra will be starting in mid January when she relocates to Coffs with her husband. Sandra has local family ties and has been looking…

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New equipment all ordered!

December 21, 2015

In the week before Christmas we were pleased to award STE Products the contract to provide the centre’s teaching resources, furniture and equipment. We have made each of our five rooms a coloured feature to bring a sense of belonging to the children. During our first month of opening we will be running a competition…

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Our recruitment process

December 20, 2015

Much of December has been taken up with recruitment of our educators with the support of the ETC recruitment division and their business development managers. ETC provided a fantastic level of support in our initial approach when looking at the various employees required. We look forward to working with ETC over the coming months in…

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‘ArcherNPup’ Fund Raiser

July 2, 2014

Our contribution to the fund raising for ArcherNPup is happening this week with a pie drive. The order forms are available from the front counter. Order forms need to be in this Friday 4 July with the pie delivery the following Friday 11 July. Pleased to be part of the fund raising drive for Archer…

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NAIDOC Week

July 2, 2014

NAIDOC week runs from Monday 7 July – however the center is celebrating for the full month of July with cultural teachings, Aboriginal artwork, dance and song planned. Miss Bonnie & Miss Sam have put together a comprehensive program, to compliment this we have a number of parents and grandparents who have offered their time…

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Reminder about the StEPS eye testing this Thursday

June 16, 2014

Reminding all parents that the StEPS eyesight testing is being conducted at the centre this coming Thursday. StEPS is a NSW Government Department of Health initiative for 4 year old children for eyesight screening. It is a program that every child that will be attending school in 2015 needs to undertake. Please make sure you…

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Looking for ways to minimise the cash it takes to meet your childcare fees?

June 12, 2014

Government payments for childcare are made up of two components, the childcare benefit (CCB) and the childcare rebate (CCR). Families can be eligible for a mixture of these two payments depending on income and work status. The CCB is paid direct to the center each week and is used to offset the daily fee. The…

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Child care – it’s not all bad news for fees

June 5, 2014

Ohana’s view on public holidays and where parents pay for an enrolled day that falls on a public holiday (government stipulation) is that we don’t necessarily believe that this is a fair and equitable proposition for working families. We will happily offer a ‘day in lieu’ to compensate or make up the day that has…

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