News and updates at Rise & Shine Centres

The latest news from Rise & Shine™ Centres

Rise & Shine Kindergarten Centres are operating as usual during the current COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to provide fully-inclusive care and high-quality education for children aged six weeks to six years. There have been no changes to our operating hours. 

New Library at Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ Carlton 

The brand new Rise & Shine Kindergarten™  library space officially opened on 19 October to celebrate the
Children’s Book Week Council of Australia’s 2020 Book Week which runs from 17 to 23
October.

This state-of-the-art library includes quiet reading areas, play equipment and a range of books
that have been carefully curated to meet the needs of children from six weeks to six years of age
and encourage Rise & Shine Educations™  Shine Advantage™ Curriculum’s holistic approach
to development.

We look forward to watching the children explore the new facility and take part in a wide range of book-themed activities
and workshops.

Soccer De Brazil coming to Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ Centres

Rise and Shine Kindergarten™ are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Soccer De Brazil to bring an exciting new inclusion to our FIT element in our Shine Advantage™ Curriculum.

Soccer de Brazil’s Minis program motto is ‘Where the fun begins’ and their methodology is to provide a fun & natural learning process, shaping children into champions in life. They focus on real functional football development while building smiles, forming friendships, teaching social skills and creating memories which aligns with the Rise & Shine™ Education approach.

It is a great honour to collaborate with Soccer De Brazil and to have their support to further embed Sports into our curriculum.

The new soccer program will be offered twice weekly to preschoolers at all our NSW Centres at no additional cost to families.

Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ Kogarah, rated exceeding in NQS

It is with great pleasure we announce that Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ Kogarah have received an assessment and rating report with overall EXCEEDING in the National Quality Standards (NQS).

We would like to share the following statement from the report:

Your service is commended on its achievements in Exceeding the National Quality Standard. In particular, educational program and practice, children’s health and safety, governance, reflective practice and willingness to collaborate with families and other community organisations to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing demonstrate the commitment to quality by educators at your service. Management and educators demonstrate a willingness to consistently reflect on service processes to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and families. Practices within service delivery are fostered around meaningful engagement with families and the wider community. It is recommended the service continue to reflect of quality outcomes evident during the Assessment and Rating process.

Congratulations to all our crew for achieving this outstanding result after just one year of operation

Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ App

During the recent pandemic, Rise & Shine Kindergarten™ took the opportunity to improve and enhance our operations by integrating various current systems into one place. We are excited to introduce to you- The Rise & Shine Kindergarten App, available on iOS & Android.

The Rise & Shine Kindergarten App will provide a customised one-stop-shop experience where you can update personal information, view daily information in real-time, view photos and videos, read children’s portfolios, view programs, notify the centre of absences, upload immunisation records, view events calendar and newsletters, view policy documents, view childcare fee statements, book casual days, and communicate securely with the centre.

We look forward to sharing more information with you soon.

New Excursion Bus

Rise & Shine Kindergarten Maroochydore are excited to announce we have a brand new excursion bus for our Centre. We are looking forward to taking our children on some amazing adventures once the COVID-19 restrictions ease.

Rise & Shine™ is now online

We are excited to announce we are now offering a brand new service- Rise & Shine™ Online Kindergarten.

This service will be available to our enrolled families at our centre who are unable to attend because of circumstances around COVID 19.

The Rise & Shine™ Online Kindergarten will include activities from each of the elements in our Shine Advantage™ curriculum- Smart Start, Inspire, Fit, Unite and Crew. Below are some examples of the inclusions in this service;

– A weekly schedule
– Live streams
– Videos
– Interactive Activities
– Yoga Classes
– Dance Classes
– Recipes
– Resources
– Competitions
– Activity sets

We are really happy to be able to offer a program that will continue to connect our families and peers and enable our children that are home to continue taking part in some of their favourite activities.

Safe Practices Update

The safety of our children and crew has always been paramount to us. During the current health pandemic, we have implemented some additional safety measures into daily our operations to ensure everyone is protected. Here are some of our practices;

  • Drop off and pick up at the entrance of our Centres to minimise contact.
  • Keeping children’s belongings such as backpacks at the Centre instead of sending them home on a daily basis. 
  • Regular disinfecting of all surfaces.
  • Maintaining our consistent monitoring of illness throughout the day 
  • Maintaining our high cleaning standards throughout the day 
  • Incorporating handwashing songs and activities into daily routines.
  • Regular deep cleaning of Centres. 

We would like to thank all our families and crew for taking the health and safety of themselves and those in our Centres so seriously and doing their part to keep everyone safe. 

 

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is now effective

Here at Rise & Shine Kindergarten, we understand the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) can be a little bit confusing at times. To help you understand the process, we have created a short video. If you have further questions our customer service team is well trained to assist you with your query.

You can contact our customer service team via email or by phone: 02 9522 7777 (NSW), 07 5349 0130 (QLD).

A short video for a better understanding of the new CCS!

Our Rise & Shine Kindergarten Sylvania (Junior & Pre-school) Centre. 

Sylvania’s Rise & Shine Kindergarten Junior centre (0-3yrs) and Pre-school (3-6 yrs) located at 111 & 111A Princes Highway, is a carefully designed service like none other ever seen in the Sutherland Shire. Each age group have 2 spacious, bright and airy classrooms; with their own separate outdoor play space for each group along with an outdoor undercover area and alfresco dining space. Our philosophy sees us valuing children’s innate connection with nature and the environment as the third teacher, so at our service, you will see amazing natural play spaces with timber forts, water creeks, timber pirate ship and a design around outdoor classrooms and learning. If you wish to enrol for 2020 please register your details here. Hurry – places are filling fast!

Check Out The Videos Below for a Sneak Peek!

 

Family Hub coming soon

Stage 2 of our fabulous new website will include the addition of our Family Hub. The Family Hub will allow you access to everything you need to know about your child and our Early Education service, including your child’s developmental portfolio, centre newsletters, centre events, parent seminars and articles and much more.

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