LOCAL CHILDCARE CENTRE CROWNED WITH ANOTHER AWARD

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A proud moment for Lisa Martin, owner and director of Goonellabah Nestle In Preschool and Early Learning Centre after being crowned with another prestigious award – winning the best in the region for ‘Personal Services’ at the 2018 NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards, held at the weekend.

Lisa could hardly contain her excitement after winning another award - two accolades in the past few months, “Wow, we didn’t expect this! What an incredible honour and a huge achievement to win the Regional Award! I am thrilled and extremely grateful to work with such an incredible team, this recognition wouldn’t be possible without them!”

Lisa was presented with the ‘Personal Services’ award by sponsor Josh Mills, manager of WIN Television network, at the Gala Event held at Elements of Byron, in Byron Bay, on Saturday night.

This win, on top of their recent local award win for the ‘Personal Services’ category at the Lismore Business Excellence Awards, signifies how far the business has come since humble beginnings in 2011.

“The award solidifies the collaboration of our carefully chosen team who are wholly dedicated to providing our children with the love and nurture we believe all children deserve. The lessons we teach our children in the early year's shape who they will grow to be, and all children are taught valuable skills that will prepare them all the way through to Primary school and beyond. Everything we’ve achieved stems from our passion and ever-evolving vision of how childcare needs to be and we intend to continue to provide exceptional standards to children and families in the local area” said Lisa.

In Lisa’s acceptance speech, she congratulated her team and exclaimed, “This trophy is for you!” She also thanked the NSW Chamber, the WIN Network and Barefruit Marketing, who have worked with Nestle In across all their marketing efforts, and congratulated all of the finalists.

Since the beginning Lisa, with her team, have been the driving force behind the success of Nestle In and have been the forefront in offering an inclusive environment that caters for all cultures, social backgrounds and developmental abilities. Lisa considers herself and her team lucky to be on a platform where they support child(ren) and families in an authentic manner and can really make a difference in their lives, now and into the future.

“For me, it’s really important to know that not only is our centre recognised but the childcare profession is also being acknowledged,” she says.

The Goonellabah Nestle In story began 9 years ago out of a need for families who were in the work force or studying, looking for quality education. It has grown considerably year on year. With 19 enrolled students across two days to now employing 12 staff members, including a permanent in-house chef that operates out of a state-of-the-art kitchen facility, and caring and educating for 50 children on a daily basis.

“Our team believe in creating a welcoming space for children and families to grow and learn in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. We provide the highest quality early childhood programs supported by early childhood teachers and qualified educators, which meets the emotional, physical, social and cognitive development of each and every child and their ability to build lifelong skills and strengths,” Lisa says.

These awards measure high praise, for Nestle In, earnt by delivering a personal service that is recognised by the highest level for an early childhood education provider in the region. It highlights the sum of efforts contributed by every individual part of the organisation who ensures that all children and families receive the best quality care and education.

“To be named regional winner is recognition of our team’s dedication to providing quality early childhood education, but also to the wonderful and unique relationship between educators and the children in their care,” Lisa says.

Nestle In is a purpose built and privately-owned long day care centre that educates and cares for babies through to preschoolers (0-5 years), situated in Goonellabah (with a sister centre located in Alstonville) and is conveniently open long day care hours from 6:30am to 6:30pm.

Early Childhood Educators Day!

Educators Day

Thank you to our Educators from us

We took the time to say thank you to all our staff last week for Early Childhood Educators Day!

This day recognises and celebrates the work of Australia's educators in early learning centres (long day care centre based), kindergarten/preschool services, family day care, occasional care and Outside School Hours Care (OSHC), for their wonderful contribution to the wellbeing and healthy development of the young children in their care.

It's also a chance to say thank you to not just our centre and educators but to all Australia’s early childhood educators on a very personal level by service operators, families and their children, as well as collectively at the national level.

This year, Early Childhood Educators Day took place on Wednesday 5th September.

Thank you to our Educators from our children

Our children took the time to thank all our educators on the day in their own special way.

It was a fun day had by all.

Goonellabah Childcare Centre Wins Award for Excellence

Lismore Chamber of Commerce Awards Nestle In

One of the region’s childcare centres has been crowned the best in ‘Personal Services’ at the Lismore Property Managers Business Excellence Awards, held last weekend. Owner and founder of Nestle In Preschool and Early Learning Centre Goonellabah, Lisa Martin, could hardly contain her excitement after the acknowledgement – and for winning her first business award, hopefully, the first of many.

Lisa was presented with the ‘Personal Services’ award by Thomas George MP, Member for Lismore, and sponsored by the Lismore Chamber of Commerce, at the Gala Event last Saturday night, at Trinity Sports Hall, Lismore. “This is a huge shock! I feel extremely grateful, it’s an incredible honour and achievement to win this award because it means all the hard work and dedication myself and the team have put into the centre since taking over in 2011 is being well and truly recognised,” says Lisa.

“The award solidifies the collaboration of our carefully selected team who are wholly dedicated to providing our children with the love and nurture we believe they need. Each and every child at our centre(s) are taught valuable skills that will prepare them all the way through to Primary school and beyond. Everything we’ve achieved stems from our passion and ever-evolving vision of how childcare should be and the exceptionally high standards we work to for our children and their families.”

In Lisa’s acceptance speech, she thanked the Chamber of Commerce and Barefruit Marketing in Ballina, who have worked with Nestle In across all their marketing. She also congratulated all of the finalists. Since taking over the Goonellabah centre 9 years ago, Lisa has been the driving force behind the success of Nestle In Goonellabah. This is just one of 3 centres run by Lisa – along with her dedicated team she also runs Nestle In Alstonville and Possum Place Childcare Alstonville.

She ensures they are always at the forefront in offering an inclusive environment that caters for all backgrounds, cultures and developmental abilities. Lisa considers herself and her team lucky to be on a platform where they can support children and their families in an authentic manner and make a lifelong difference in their early years. The Nestle In story began 16 years ago when Lisa purchased the Alstonville centre in 2002.

In 2012 Lisa wanted to share her passion with the Goonellabah community and rescued the centre in Oliver Avenue from Lismore Council.  The Goonellabah centre has grown considerably year on year. Beginning with just 11 enrolled students across two days to now employing 13 staff members, including a permanent in-house chef that operates out of a state-of-the-art kitchen facility. The centre currently cares for and educates 45 children on a daily basis.

Nestle In is a purpose built and privately-owned long day care centre that cares for babies through to toddlers (0-5 years) and is conveniently open from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm to suit working or studying families. They have a restaurant-grade kitchen on site where their qualified chef prepares fresh, organic meals for the children daily. “Our entire staff believe in creating a welcoming space for children and families to grow and learn in a safe, nurturing, fun and educational environment. We provide the highest quality Early Childhood Programs which meet the emotional, physical, social and intellectual needs of each individual child,” she says.

Nestle In will now head to the Northern Rivers Regional Business awards taking place later this year.

National Immunisation Program

National Immunisation Program
National Immunisation Program changes from 1 July 2018 will be in affect. 
 
The National Immunisation Program us designed to improve protection against meningococcal, pneumococcal and Haemophilus Influenzae type B diseases.
Changes are:-
  • At 12 months of age, children will receive a NEW combined meningococcal ACWY vaccine that protects against the A, C, W and Y strains (instead of meningococcal C).
  • At 18 months of age, children will receive the single Hib vaccine, protecting against Haemophilus Influenzae type B (previously given as a combined vaccine with meningococcal C at 12 months).
  • At 2, 4 and 12 months of age, children will receive the infant pneumococcal vaccine (instead of at 2, 4 and 6 months).
The National Immunisation Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals. For more info head to the government website here.

We’re apart of this year’s Lismore Lantern Parade

Goonellabah Nestle In Centre is a part of this year’s huge Lismore Lantern Parade that will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 from 12pm right through until 9pm.

A group of children and parents will carry lanterns in the parade to present the centre. The parade starts from 5:30pm – 6:30pm from the corner of Market and Molesworth Street and will culminate at The Quad in Rural Street, Lismore to represent the centre.

The lanterns that will be carried in the parade are all made by volunteers and decorated by our little ones amongst others. A lantern decorating session was held at the centre at which the children were able to add their own touches to the lanterns.

The Quad is Lismore’s new green space in the heart of the CBD, situated between the new Regional Art Gallery, the Northern Rivers Conservatorium and the Regional Library. With the change in venue from Oakes Oval this year, there will be no tickets, just entry by donation

The Lantern Parade theme is ‘wonderland’ and will be a cross between an enchanted fairy tale paradise and a colourful fantasy dreamland. The Quad will be transformed into a magical wonderland full of light projections, fire art, bonfire, fireworks, delightful creatures and luminous garden surprises that will amaze and inspire.

For the full program: click here!

Secure your child’s future with our centre – come to our Open Day

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Secure your child’s future with Nestle In Child Care - there are spaces available - enrol now!

Join us at our Open Day Wednesday 20 June, 10:30am - 11:30am. Take a guided tour through our centre, enjoy samples of our delicious, organic menu, meet our friendly team and ask about our affordable childcare options. 

Why our families love Nestle In: 

  • Organic meals: All meals included are organic and preservative free.
  • Natural environment: An interactive and educational environment for children to explore and discover the natural world.
  • Transition matters: Our early childhood programs facilitate a smooth transition from preschool into primary school with classes from birth to 6 years.
  • Childhood development: Our inclusive environment supports children with developmental issues or disabilities.
  • Affordable childcare: Prices start from $92 per day, including meals. Government rebates applicable.
  • Availability: Conveniently open from 6:30am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

We are also a part of a bigger childcare network, for options for children at our other centres: Nestle In Alstonville & Possum Place Alstonville.

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