This week, Enhance Family Day Care are committed to acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by reflecting on Australia’s true history on National Sorry Day. We are exploring how we can commit to playing a role in the healing of the nation and make an impact during National Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day this year.
We have been working with Reconciliation Australia over the last few weeks to finalise our Reconciliation Action Plan, which we look forward to sharing with you soon.
What is National Reconciliation Week (NRW)? The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey, the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures and futures.
Please share any events or traditions your family will undertake to mark NRW with your Educator, as this will give them the opportunity to extend on your child’s learning and help scaffold your child to share their experience, knowledge and understanding with their peers.
National Reconciliation Week Activities National Reconciliation Week Events near you, can be found here.
You can find posters and resources for your children on National Reconciliation Week’s website here.
To show how your children are 'making change', we will publishing a mural to feature on our website, in recognition of National Reconciliation Week. Please submit your childrens’ artwork that recognises their understanding and appreciation of National Reconciliation Week via this form. Make sure to include their name and age on the page.
Celebrate National Family Day Care Week with your Enhance family by attending our virtual picnic on Thursday 5 May at 10am.
We would love to see the happy faces of all Enhance FDC Educators, and children, join us! Your amazing Practice Mentors, lead by Kasey Bassett, will be providing entertainment for your children through stories and music.
Register to attend the Enhance Picnic event and celebrate National Family Day Care Week by clicking on the button below:
To make your virtual experience more enjoyable, we encourage you to bring:
Morning tea (feel free to join us from your backyard or local park)
Bodies ready to move and participate
Singing voices and smiles
Access to technology (with audio and a microphone) for the Zoom event
Everyone is encouraged to bring along their favourite teddy to share in the fun!
Once registered, you will receive an email containing the details on how to join the online event.
Remember, Family Day Care Australia will be hosting their National Family Day Care Week Picnic in the Park and all Educators, families and Practice Mentors are invited to join the festivities on Friday 6 May from 10am - 1pm. Click here to RSVP.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Save the date - Educator conference
Save the date!
Our upcoming Enhance Virtual Conference is just around the corner. Join us on Saturday 21 May from 9am to 1pm to Grow, Thrive and Flourish!
The conference will focus on sustainability practices, cultural awareness and NQS Quality Area 1.
Keep an eye out for the official conference invitation and agenda coming to your inbox soon!
View the April Educator and Family newsletters using the links below:
Children's Health and Safety Policies Rollout - Group 5
Thank you for your commitment to the rollout of new policies as part of the Policy and Training Project. We are proud to release our 10th module within our Policy and Training Project; Children’s Health and Safety, Group 5.
The primary component of this training package is two online, self-paced training modules. You will be asked to log in to the training site, using the same log in details you have used for previous modules. Once logged in, you can commence the first online training module. This module contains information about the following policies:
Please be reminded that the Enhance FDC offices will be closed from Saturday 18 December 2021, to Monday 3 January 2022, in celebration of the festive season. If you experience an emergency during this closure period, please contact us via our emergency number, 07 3899 1655.
Emergency situations include:
When a child visits a doctor or the hospital due to an incident that occurred whilst in care.
The health and wellbeing of an Educator is affected and cannot work.
A confirmed case or close contact of COVID-19
The closure of an Educator's service due to a natural disaster or if directed by QLD Health
Non-emergency situations include:
Enrolments of new children.
Changes in booking requests.
PIN issues or Harmony issues (please use paper timesheets if required).
The on call process for the holiday season involves:
Confirm the event as an emergency situation by referring to the above list.
Contact the Enhance emergency number (07 3899 1655).
Explain the situation and await assistance regarding appropriate action.
If an emergency was to occur i.e. a bushfire or flood, Enhance will make the decision to close a service, if schools in the area are also closed. If you have received an order to evacuate, or other warnings from an emergency service, please evacuate immediately and inform your Enhance service as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the event of an emergency, our primary concern is to ensure you, all children, families and the local community are safe. If our office is ordered to evacuate, you will receive an email from us informing you of our whereabouts.
Bushfires and Asthma Smoke from bushfires is a common trigger among children and adults with respiratory conditions, like asthma. In the event of an emergency, such as bushfires, it is vital to understand the risks and know how to take appropriate action. Asthma Australia has some helpful tips on how to minimise the effect of bushfire smoke, which can be accessed by clicking the button below:
Taking care this storm season With storm and cyclone season approaching, it is important to know what to do in the event of a natural disaster, this includes having emergency kits and plans in place. If you require assistance, please contact your Service.
For general information and resources on how to stay safe during a storm, please visit the Queensland Government's Get Ready Queensland website by clicking the button below: