Rise & Shine Education is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and implementing measures based on Government and Ministry of Health advice.
Recent Government Announcements relating to Early Childhood Education
On 2 April 2020, the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package was announced, outlining additional support measures that are to be put in place for the Early Childhood sector.
While we are currently working through all of the available information, we wish to share the following with you;
· The new payment under the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package is a payment to support Child Care Services to remain open. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the sector has reported significant decreases in attendance and enrolments. These payments will ensure services can remain open, and families who need it can access education & care.
· The payments are made in lieu of any Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.
· Services are to continue and prioritise care to essential workers, vulnerable and disadvantaged children
We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and the best way to communicate is by emailing us at email@example.com.
Families who have recently ended or made changes to their enrolment at Rise & Shine Kindergarten are encouraged to contact our Customer Support team via email to communicate what this package means for your family on an individual basis. We will also endeavour to reach out to all families at our earliest opportunity.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this time.
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
– Interactive Activities
– Yoga Classes
– Dance Classes
– 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.
Our Carlton Centre turns 6
In March 2020, Rise & Shine Kindergarten Centre at Carlton turns 6 years old.
Rise & Shine Shine Kindergarten is a family-owned and operated business which was established to offer exceptional education and care services for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years that enable each child to develop and grow holistically.
Over the past 6 years, we have opened new Centres in Sylvania, Kogarah, Summer Hill, Rydalmere, and Maroochydore. We are proud to have established an extremely talented crew of Educators and management personnel, built strong relationships with local communities and in 2019 we opened a new local Head Office based in Beverly Park.
It’s been a privilege providing care and education for thousands of families over the past 6 years and we are looking forward to a brighter future.
A very special thank you goes to our amazing Carlton Crew. Since 2014 many of our crew members are still a part of our growing company as educators, leaders and valuable members of Rise & Shine.
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey so far and happy birthday Carlton.
Rise & Shine Education are excited to announce our sponsorship to the Rydalmere Lions Football Club.
Rise & Shine Kindergarten love connecting with our local communities and we feel the Clubs key values of integrity, inclusiveness, safety, sustainability, and continued development are very much aligned with our values making them the perfect club for us to support.
The Rydalmere Football Club is across the road from our Rydalmere Kindergarten Centre and is currently undergoing a major redevelopment. We are looking forward to watching the upgrade progress and meeting the club members throughout the season.
Here’s to a great season Rydalmere FC!
Rise & Shine Kindergarten Bushfire Charity Support Plan
We are so sad to see the devastation the Australian Bushfires is having on communities, wildlife and our firefighters.
Over the past few weeks, we have been working on a plan to find out how we can best provide long-term support, raise awareness and educate the children in our centres about the situation.
The effects of the Bushfire crisis is and will remain an on-going issue that Australians will be dealing with for months, if not years. We wanted to ensure that our approach assists those in need not just immediately, but in the difficult times ahead as well.
We have already begun several support initiatives and have been moved by the positive response from our staff, families and social media followers.
Based on discussions, feedback received through multiple avenues and a poll on Facebook, Rise & Shine Kindergarten have put together a support plan including the following initiatives:
1) Monetary Donation to the RFS
First and foremost, victims and communities need monetary donations. Based on the results of our recent Facebook poll, the overwhelming response was to support the RFS. Rise & Shine Kindergarten will donate $1 per new page like in January to this charity.
2) Monetary donation to Red Cross appeal
In our Facebook poll, we had several people vote for the Red Cross appeal to support. Whilst this charity organisation hasn’t received the most votes in the poll, we do feel it is such a great organisation to support and as a thank you to those who voted in our poll Rise & Shine Kindergarten will donate $1 on behalf of each person who voted for this charity in our poll.
3) Partnership with WIRES
We have received a lot of pleas to look at ways to support Wildlife who are suffering as a result of these fires. Rise & Shine Kindergarten will support this cause through an Annual Corporate Sponsorship.
4) Care packages through WIRES
As a way of including our children in this plan, our centres will become Virtual Carers of animals through WIRES. As a part of this package, we will receive monthly updates on animals and resources that we can share with our children.
5) Thank you gift to Firefighters
We will provide a gift to any Firefighters who have children enrolled at our centre as a token of appreciation for their work.
The details of this support plan may vary over the coming months to accommodate new challenges or circumstances that arise as a result of the bushfires, but our overall aim is to support in the best way we can and provide continuous support.
For more information about these initiatives or if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions of additional ways we can support please reach out to us.
Rise & Shine Centres are open all year round, we only close for weekends and public holidays so please get in touch if you have any questions or would like are to enroll for 2020.
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!
Enroll now for 2020
We currently have availability at our new Rise & Shine centre at Rydalmere as well as our Carlton, Sylvania, Summer Hill, and Maroochydore centres. For more information please contact us: Ph (NSW) 02 9522 7777, (QLD) 07 5349 0130 or register your interest here.
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.