Nido News (Long Day Care)

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There have been lots of changes in Nido over the past term. We said goodbye to Kati from our space as she focuses on her role as the school Deputy Principal, we welcomed a new staff member, Serene,  and we are happy to share some exciting news with everyone -  Mikaela and Alyssa are both expecting babies early next year! Congratulations ladies and welcome Serene!

Another exciting change that happened towards the end of last term is the addition of our new pet bunny rabbit “Boo”. Zoology is such an important and popular part of our classroom and the Montessori materials that involve animals are such a hit with our children.
The children help to look after Boo and are learning to care for other living things. This is such an empowering experience for them. The children help to care for Boo by feeding her, cleaning her cage, how to gently pat her and how to be quiet and slow when approaching her. The lessons they learn through this experience will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Having a class pet in the children’s life greatly enhances their ability to learn empathy, responsibility and compassion for other living things. They also learn about respect for life and the natural development of living things. Boo is such a great addition to our classroom.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Maria Montessori
               
With the end of the year fast approaching, it means our Christmas concert is near. The Nido children have already been practicing and they are just about ready to hop up on stage and wow you all. Please book the date of Thursday, 13th December into your diaries. We look forward to showing you all our moves!

The end of the year also brings with it the warmer weather. This means water play! Please remember to pack extra clothes for the children as we tend to get quite wet and require a change of clothing from time to time. Also, a reminder to dress your children in sun safe clothing and remember to pack a wide brimmed hat.

We are looking forward to seeing you for our Grandparent’s Day celebrations this Thursday the 25th of October from 2-3 pm, in our classroom. 

Just a reminder, our Nido children’s last day at school this year will be Wednesday the 19th of December 2018 and we will return on Monday the 14thof January 2019.  There is no holiday care offered at Elonera during this period.
Thankyou from the Nido staff.

“Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.” Maria Montessori