Educator Newsletter | September 2021

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Welcome to the first edition of the Enhance Educator Newsletter!

Within this publication we endeavour to share exciting updates, Family Day Care news and upcoming events. I trust you will enjoy reading this new publication, keeping you up to date with Enhance Family Day Care news and happenings.


Enhance Service Levy | 2021- 2022

We are pleased to inform you that Enhance Family Day Care will not be increasing the Service Levy for the 2021 to 2022 period. The Service Levy will continue as $1.40 per child per hour.

Thank you for your patience while we worked through our budgeting process. This decision was made to ensure we are continuing to prioritise the needs of our valued Educators at this time, despite its adverse impact on Enhance FDC. We acknowledge that the last 12 months have been tough on our Educators and many of you are still recovering from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing everything within our control to minimise this burden. As a non-profit organisation we will continue to explore other revenue options or reduce expenditure to balance our budget.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and persistence during this difficult time. We truly appreciate each and every one of you and your dedication to providing outstanding care to your children and families. 

An Educator Alert will be sent out in the coming days with the updated Fee Schedule and implementation process.


Educator Portal Launch

I am pleased to announce that the online Enhance Educator Portal is almost complete and will be ready to launch in July. The Portal has been in the works for quite some time and we could not be more excited to share it with you. 

We are now making the finishing touches to the Portal and completing testing processes, to ensure it is ready for the July launch. 

The Enhance Educator Portal will be connected to the Enhance website and will allow you to access all Enhance policies, procedures, forms, communications, meeting recordings and training videos, in one convenient and easy to use place. Here's a sneak peek of what is to come:


Showcase | Virtual Educator Conference

Thank you to the Educators who joined us for our inaugural Virtual Educator Conference on Saturday 22 May.

It was fantastic to see 65 educators (and Enhance team members) throughout Queensland join us to be InspiredSparked and Ignited. Over four hours, our amazing presenters shared stories, new information and practical ideas and techniques to support your work as early childhood professionals.

As the conference was virtual, we were unable to catch up over a cuppa at morning tea. However, this didn’t stop everyone from sharing their inspirational ideas, suggestions and comments in the chat box throughout the conference. Everyone’s enthusiasm and passion shone through at every moment!

Here are a number of Educator testimonials from the Conference, outlining their favourite moments from the day:

Each Educator who attended our Virtual Educator Conference received a conference pack, including mindfulness resources, a journals, a bookmark, and some sweet treats! See some of the goodies included in the pack, pictured below:

For those who were unable to join us, we have cut the conference recording into bite size pieces for you to watch in your own time. In this newsletter, I am showcasing the first two sessions from Perry Campbell and Chelsie de Bomford. I have also included their Power Points for your viewing pleasure.

Session 1: Kasey Bassett
Enhance Family Day Care Practice Mentor | Ipswich
Igniting children's imagination and exploring abstract concepts through music.

Watch Session 1 here

Access Kasey's PowerPoint Presentation here

Session 2: Chelsie de Bomford
ECEC Consultant

Loose Parts Play – Developmental Benefits of using Loose Parts.

Watch Session 2 here

Access Chelsie's PowerPoint Presentation here

Please mark your calendars and save the date for our next Virtual Educator Conference on Saturday 18 of September, from 9am - 1pm.

Presenters will be announced at a later date. If you are interested in presenting, please contact me via email: cathy.cahill@fdcqld.org.


Safe Sleep Training Module Completion

I want to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for completing the Safe Sleep training Module with such efficiency. 

We acknowledge some of the changes in the policy are different to what you have been used to, please remember we are here to work with you and answer any questions you have.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!