CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 2 Feb 2017

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6 February 2017
Kia Ora Tato
Happy New Year

CREATIVE CORNER NEWSLETTER
KIA ORA TATOU

Welcome to Harry Carter, Isabelle Stevenson and Freya Haggart who join Creative Corner in the Kakas.
Farewell The Kakas farewelled Ryan Hall. Farewell also to Jacob Campbell and Jaxon Arkinstall from the Pukekos. Happy School days boys.

Carparking
Reminder: The car park behind Creative Corner was designed so that staff cars would not be on the street, as this was also part of our building consent.
At the time of the build it was thought that parents parking out the back may be a hazard with young children, and the driveway is only wide enough for one car.
If you do use the car park while dropping off or collecting your child(ren), please ensure you are very aware of where the children are at all times.
Please be aware that this are is not fenced in anyway, and there are also staff arriving or leaving work throughout these peak drop off and pick up times.
While staff always ensure they are driving at very slow speeds, we would hate for a child to become hurt as a result of being in the car park.
We have had a couple of ‘close calls’, so if you choose to use the car park at the back this is at your own risk.

Over 3s changes to hours, 20 hours free ECE funding
We are very fortunate to have a waiting list at Creative Corner and as such we cannot always change your child’s bookings. If you wish to change your child’s booked
days/hours please come and see Leesa, and we will try to accomidate these as best we can, in a timely fashion.

Parent Mail Box
We have placed a wooden ‘mailbox’ on the lower part of the reception desk. This is a locked box and is for any money you may be paying, whether this is fees, fundraising etc. Please place your cash in a sealed envelope (there are small brown envelops in one of the kite hangig one the front of the desk), and write your child’s name, amount of cash and what it is for.

Tikanga information sharing
As part of Creative Corners Strategic Plan, staff are looking at ways that we ensure our bi-cultural practice is more visable within the centre, our practices and the environment we provide for chaildren and whanau. We will be looking at a different aspect of Tikanga each month and looking at how we can include this within the centre. Attached is the aspect we are looking at in January/February. If you have any questions or ideas please see a staff member, thank you.

Children’s names on pockets
We have just purchased a new label maker. Children’s names on pockets will be updated and put in alphabetical order first name. This will be done in the coming days. Please remember to check where your child’s pocket will has been moved to.

SAVE THE DATE: 
Monday, 6 February, Waitangi Day CCELC will be closed
March 2017, CCELC AGM, (Date to be confirmed)