Author: Christine Rose

Annual Country Day 2018

On the 14th of September Ally’s Kindy held our annual Country Day. This day is held to appreciate all things country and western, with children and staff dressing up to the occasion and having a fun filled themed day!

Children enjoyed a day full of fun activities including “gold panning” and “milking the cow”. Children experienced making damper and enjoyed their delicious efforts for afternoon tea.

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Our hearts have been saddened by the current drought that has affected our farmers and for this Country Day, our Ally’s community rallied together to raise funds for this cause.

A massive thank you to all of our families who participated and raised money for our Country Day; Fiver for a Farmer.

We raised a massive $2,300.00 with the proceeds going to Drought Angels and Rural Aid.

Special mention to our local businesses who kindly donated produce and merchandise for our raffle.

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Fathers Day Morning Tea 2018

On the 31st of August, Ally’s held our first ever Father’s Day Morning Tea. Children were delighted to see their Dad’s at kindy and participate in different activities with them. We finished off the morning with some sweet treats. Thank you to all of our families who made the effort in attending this event!

 

Personal Hygiene for Children

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Personal Hygiene is a fundamental life skill that helps children to remain healthy and to feel good about themselves, from preschool years to later years in life. To avoid getting sick and to kill germs, everyone needs to keep clean. So how can we help our children into keeping healthy personal hygiene habits?

EXCLUSION PERIOD: ILLNESS

Some medical conditions require exclusion from child care centres to prevent the spread of infectious diseases among staff and children.

The attached poster titled ‘Time Out’  provides information on the recommended minimum exclusion periods for infectious conditions and will assist our child care centre to meet the requirements of the Public Health Act 2005

Time out Poster

Jeans for Genes Day 2018

Friday the 3rd of August Ally’s Kindy participated in Jeans for Genes Day, raising funds and awareness for research into birth defects and Genetic Diseases. This is a cause close to many of our Educators hearts.

The event started off with 3 of our Educators; Miss Fleur, Monica and Kylie completing the ‘Hands Free Jeans Challenge’. This challenge is all about putting a pair of jeans on without using your hands. All of our Educators did really well in attempting to get the jeans on without their hands and put on a great show.

Later on the children all had a chance at trying to put the Educators jeans on without their hands and with a little help from our Educators successfully did so! Well done to everyone who gave this challenge a go!

We drew our raffle and announced winners for 2018.

After the event finished, the children got to participate in various outdoor games and play.

Thank you to everyone who donated money and brought raffle tickets. We are very proud to announce that we have raised over $300.00 to this worthy cause.

 

Learning for life through Play!

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It is no surprise that children love being physically active. They enjoy running, jumping and usually if a child’s not spontaneously active they are unwell.  Did you know that being active improves children’s health and their education?

Red Nose Little Rockers Disco

On Friday the 29th of June, Ally’s Kindy participated in Red Nose Day Little Rockers Disco to raise awareness and funds for research into SIDS and infant disease and deaths.

The children had a ball at our disco! Each child had their nose painted red, danced and participated in party games such red nose and spoon race!

Best of all we raised $40.00 towards research into Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and infant diseases/deaths. Thank you to all of our families who made this happen!

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Pirate Day Friday

On Friday the 8th of June 2018, Ally’s hosted Pirate Day Friday to fund raise money for vital research into Childhood Cancer.

Children proudly came dressed up as pirates and enjoyed various themed day activities. The day was a lot of fun for the children and educators alike, getting into their rascally characters.

Allys Kindy is proud to announce that we have raised $50.00 towards Childhood Cancer Research.

A big thank you to all families who participated and donated to such a worthy cause!

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Baby Dummy Safety

DUMMYWhile dummies are designed to help comfort and settle children, they are also a potential hazard to infants and young toddlers.

This safety information has surfaced due to a recent incident that occurred in QLD where an 18 month old baby swallowed a dummy.

Ipswich Show Banner Competition 2018

This year the Kindergarten Room participated in the Ipswich show’s Creative Banner Competition for 2018.

The children painted a banner for this competition in their free play time in the room and the children were very proud of the outcome!

Their beautiful banner was submitted into the competition and we were ecstatic to be informed that the children had won 2nd place!

Well done to all the children in our Kindergarten Room!

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