Hello to our wonderful Doolandella Early Learning Centre families!
Welcome to our June Newsletter
As Winter has arrived and the mornings are cooler, you will see our children playing inside in the warm. We are currently in our Winter routines and the children will participate in outdoor play as the day warms up. Please remember to dress your children appropriately for weather conditions.
Thank you to the families that joined us for our Open Day on the 22nd May, we hope you enjoyed the activities, refreshments and the face painter.
Photos’ taken last month are ready for proofing and ordering.
Proofing / Ordering
PRINT ORDERS DUE
PRINT RUN – If you are wanting prints please get your orders in by Sunday 20th June by 1:30pm (EST – Delivery to the centre is on Monday 28th June).
2nd Run Orders (Digital Downloads only) Proofing Expires on Saturday 17th July.
All orders are printed in a bulk run and delivered back to the centre.
Just a reminder that our Pyjama day will be held on Wednesday 23rd of June. The children can come dressed in their favourite pyjamas or onesie, and enjoy some activities with friends. If you would like your child to change later in the day, please make sure your child has a spare set of clothes to change into.
30 June CCS balancing deadlines approach
Two important deadlines fall at the end of this month for families, for the balancing of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). If families do not confirm incomes for 2018 – 2019 & 2019 – 2020 income years, you could risk losing your CCS.
Who needs to confirm their family income
If you got Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for the 2018–19 or 2019–20 financial year, you must confirm your income. Most parents have already done this. If you haven’t, do it now.
When you need to confirm income for 2018–19
If you got CCS for 2018–19, we asked you to confirm your income by 31 March 2021. If you still haven’t confirmed your family income by 30 June 2021, you may need to pay back all the CCS you got for 2018–19. Your CCS will also cancel from 12 July 2021. You will need to make a new claim if you wish to get a reduced fee again.
When you need to confirm income for 2019–20
If you got CCS for 2019–20, you need to confirm your family income by 30 June 2021. If you don’t, your CCS will reduce to 0%. This means you’ll need to pay full fees when you access child care. If you confirm your income after 30 June 2020, we can start your CCS again. But if there’s a gap between your CCS stopping and you confirming your income, you’ll miss out on CCS for that time.
How you confirm your income
- lodge your tax return with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
- tell Centrelink you don’t need to lodge a tax return and confirm your income online
If you have a partner, they’ll need to do this too. If you separated during the year, you will need your ex-partner’s income. If you’ve lodged your tax return, the ATO will send Centrelink your income information. They usually get this within 28 days from when you get your Notice of Assessment.
If you or your partner don’t need to lodge a tax return, you need to let Centrelink know. You must do this, even if you’ve told the ATO that you don’t need to lodge. You can do this and confirm your income for the year using either your:
- Centrelink online account through myGov
- Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Please click the following link for more information: Balancing Child Care Subsidy – Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Australian Government (dese.gov.au)
Some children have reached the appropriate age and development to move to the next classroom. The move will take place from the week beginning Monday 12th July 2021. To aid in a smooth transition, your child will have the opportunity to experience different times of the day in the new room before moving up permanently.
During this transition stage, your child’s belongings will remain in their current room. It is also a great opportunity for your child to explore their new room and meet the staff.
Those children who are age-appropriate for a room change will be notified in writing in the coming weeks. If you receive a letter to confirm the room change and you do not feel comfortable for your child to move to the next room, please feel free to discuss this with the current room staff and/or Centre Manager.