NOW OPEN – Piptree Early Learning Heritage Park

Piptree Early Learning Heritage Park is the newest Piptree centre opened in south-east Queensland.

The centre is currently undergoing renovations and new paintwork, giving the centre a fresh, new look and feel. There are plans for the installation of a CCTV system and keypad lock at the entrance for children’s security. Also, we will have new classroom furniture and toys coming soon – how exciting!

Piptree Heritage Park will cater for 75 children, aged six weeks to five years old. There are four playrooms inside, all with access to outdoor play.

Centre manager Lee-Anne Brunsch said she was very excited to be managing the new Piptree Centre and to be part of the Piptree team. Ms Brunsch has worked in early learning for 11 years and loves being able to be part of families’ lives and enjoys giving children the best start in life.

Piptree Heritage Park at 298 Bayliss Road, Heritage Park is now open and accepting new enrolments.

Early Childhood Educators Day

Happy Early Childhood Educators Day!

On Wednesday 6th September, we have a very special day to celebrate all that our educators do for our children.  We are celebrating by asking all children to dress up as an educator here at our centre. The event is held to ensure that educators can receive well-deserved recognition and appreciation for their contribution to Australia’s future leaders.

Become a Piptree Educator – Make your career shine brighter at Piptree!

Awesome August News 2017 – Mt Gravatt

Hello fabulous families,

Important Dates:

26th July – 19th – September Collect Woolworths Earn & Learn stickers
14th August – Invitation for our Centre Manager & Educational Leader to attend Mansfield State School
21st-25th August – Children’s book week – Dress Up as favourite book characters all week
22nd August Blossoms and Poppies have African dance lesson
23rd August Strong Start Strong Learner – South Cluster meeting for Centre Manager Manager & Educational Leader

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Woolworths Earn and Learn 2017 – Tanah Merah

We are excited to announce that the Woolworths Earn & Learn program is back for 2017.

Anyone can help us earn points for amazing equipment by shopping at Woolworths from the 26th July onwards. Simply ask for the stickers after you shop and bring them into our box in the foyer. Thank you!

August Family News – Eight Mile Plains

The mornings are cold but the atmosphere is warm and friendly at Piptree Eight Mile Plains. We have had our international friendship day celebrated with the animal farms and small group play. The warmth of all our new families as well as our families who have been with us for many years is incredible.

We have had a recent visit from the Police Department which the older children enjoyed so much, they were able to sit in the police car, hear the sirens, ask about the hand cuffs and listen to what the amazing job the Police do. Whilst on the subject of Police, with our CCTV cameras in full swing, we were able to provide a video of criminal activity, as a break and enter occurred to a family behind our service, and our CCTV cameras clearly show the people and the car involved. Something I would not have thought of but it makes another great reason for safety!!

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Nature Play Passport for an Amazing Childhood

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Nature Play QLD PassportToday your children will receive their free Nature Play QLD Passport to an amazing childhood. There are missions to complete, activities to play, outdoors to explore!! Please support our children to blossom through play!!

Your Nature Play Passport will have activities such as:

  • Animal I spy
  • Soccer play with a twist
  • Shadow art
  • Kaialgumm Games Trail to learn more about our indigenous culture

There are stickers, fun facts and heaps more online!!

Go for it, give the children the very best, as it is the little things that matter!!

Nature Play

July Blossoming News – Tanah Merah

Director’s News

Well I don’t know about all of you but I am over winter and the cold and flu season.  Hopefully we will start to see some warmer weather soon and these nasty bugs will hopefully go away.  I have included in this newsletter a lot of Centre Housekeeping matters.

We are continuing to welcome new children to our Centre and over the next couple of weeks have many more children starting.  We are looking forward to getting to know you all.

I would like to thank everyone for their support in the Park Lane Jewellery Fundraiser.   We raised $160.00 this will go towards the exciting Christmas party at the end of the year.

Our current fundraiser is five cent coins.  It is the first room to fill the money tin on the lockers and the winning room will share a delicious Freddo Frog Ice Cream cake.  Then every room from that point will get a Freddo frog once their room tin is full.  So please save all the unwanted five cent pieces and help your room. Thank you for all the families who once again help the centre raise some money for the children and go towards their end of year party. Read more

The Role of Play Based Learning in Child Development

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Kids love to play. And there’s a reason for that.

It’s not only natural, but it’s essential for optimal child development.

In fact, play is so important that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights recognises the right of every child to engage in play time.

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5 Benefits of Sending Your Kids to a Child Care Centre

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Are you thinking about sending your child to a child care centre?

Are you concerned about the impact of a child care centre for both you and your child?

You really shouldn’t be concerned. In fact, there are many benefits of for your child.

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National Pyjama Day

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The Pyjama Foundation

The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills, and confidence.

Pyjama Angels

Through a simple program known as the Love of Learning Program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games, and help children with their homework. In that time, they demonstrate that this child is valued and loved.

 

So please come dressed in your Pyjamas on Friday 21st July and bring in a gold coin to donate to this amazing cause.