Nestle In Goonellabah | Sleep Routines and facilities

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At Nestle In Childcare Centre Goonellabah we are proud to offer modern and well-equipped facilities that cater to every families’ needs. An important aspect of your child’s care is their comfort and security; this also applies to their rest times.

The legislated regulatory standards for sleep, rest and relaxation in early childhood education and care have recently changed. The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care now requires that each long day care, family day care, and preschool service has policies and procedures in place for sleep, rest and relaxation. These policies must document how your child’s centre will provide for each child’s comfort and wellbeing, and how they will align with children’s individual needs.

 

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The changes to the Framework for Early Childhood Education reflects that sleep-rest practices in early childhood education settings are often an area of concern. The majority of services approach child’s rest through a standard period in the middle of the day when children are required to lie down, whether or not they are tired or able to sleep. These practices fail to consider children’s individual needs or those children who are tired outside the scheduled sleep/rest time. There are always children who cannot sleep either because the timing of the sleep period is wrong for their body clocks or because they have simply grown out of naps.

Sleep routines are an important factor for parents who seek to maintain their child’s sleep patterns. Therefore, responsiveness to children’s developmental and emotional needs are at the heart of quality at Nestle In Goonellabah Preschool and Early Learning Centre. Studies have shown that responsive sleep-rest practices are a barometer of quality. Centres and services that have the most flexible sleep-rest practices are those observed to have the highest-quality practices at other times of day and Nestle In are proud to offer this to the children in our care.

At Nestle In Goonellabah Preschool and Early Learning Centre, we also provide separate sleep rooms for our various age groups. For example; the Tadpoles room (0-2) is a breathable and spacious room with full viewing facilities, monitors and air conditioning. The separate sleep rooms ensure that children, at different developmental stages, are not disturbed by the other children’s sleeping patterns. Our recently renovated kitchen with a qualified chef serving nutritious meals and using mostly locally sourced produce that guarantees your child’s nutritional needs are met. These factors are important to ensure that your child is not only well nourished but also has a peaceful rest.

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Our flexible practices occur as we see sleep, rest and relaxation as integral to children’s care and education. This is achievable to Nestle In as we have adequate staffing across the day, to ensure we can attend to every child’s individual needs.

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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.

Goonellabah Childcare Centre Wins Award for Excellence

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.

Here’s how to transition to the new Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Fee Assistance Changing

Have you transitioned to the new child care subsidy?

July 2, child care fee assistance is changing. Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the current childcare payments we offer. If you currently get a child care payment for approved care, you need to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment.

This will help Centrelink check if you’re eligible for the new subsidy, and how much your subsidy will be. They will prefill any information you’ve already given them.

For a step by step guide including:

#1 Get Started: Set up a MyGov account & link it to your Centrelink account

#2 Complete your assessment: Complete your claim online.

#3 Review & Submit: they'll provide a summary of all your details, check it to make sure all of it is correct before you submit it.

#4 Receipt: Make note of it for your Claim Records.

#5 Sign out: Your Claim is now complete

Click here to see the complete guide: click here. If you need further help please call us at Goonellabah Nestle In on 02 6624 2922 and we can show you how!

 

Nestle In Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

The educators and children have been exploring the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and decided to host their own games. The children enjoyed a fun and exciting day using physical fundamental movement skills.

Skills such as running, cycling, and balancing together with learning games with rules; fair play; and turn-taking. The Whales Transition to School group of children created the medals for the Medal Ceremonies and each child and educator had the opportunity to participate.

Linda was quite the star in the balance beam and cycling. For some of these outstanding athletes it is now time to focus on the Olympics in 2020, GOING FOR GOLD.