With the end of 2021 fast approaching we would like to say a heartfelt goodbye to children and families who are leaving and a huge thank you for being part of our wonderful kindergarten community. We acknowledge this year has been particularly challenging due to Covid-19 and we thank you for your patience and entrusting your children into our learning environment. It has been a such a great pleasure to have your children at our kindergartens and we wish them all the very best on this next new phase in their lives – their exciting new transition to school!
We would also like to wish a warm welcome to our new and returning children and families! We very much look forward to your children being with us next year. You will all be receiving interview/orientation and start dates for 2022 (if you haven’t already) and our teachers are busy preparing and planning kindergarten programs ready for your children to commence next year.
Wishing you a safe and peaceful holiday and a very happy new year!
From the team at MEYM
MEYM and Kindergarten Closure
The MEYM office will be closed from close of business Tuesday 21st December 2021 and will reopen on Monday 10th January 2022. All of our kindergartens will be closed from Friday 17th December and will reopen ready for your children to start in the first week of February. If you have any questions regarding your child’s kindergarten enrolment, please email email@example.com . If you have any queries relating to payment of your account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- MEYM has a website full of information on enrolments, timetables, policies, Handbook and our kindergartens. Please take a look www.meym.org.au
- We also have a Facebook page where we post about our kindergarten programs and what the children are up to. Please take a look and Like and Share our page Here
- Our Kindergarten Family Handbook is located on our website Here
- You have been emailed a condensed version of the Kindergarten Family Handbook. Located in the back is the “Getting to Know your Child” section. Please complete this and bring along to your orientation.
MEYM Closes end of business 21 December 2021 MEYM Re-opens 10 January 2022 All MEYM Kindergartens close Friday 17 December 2021 and re-open in first week of February 2022 Term Dates 2022: 1 February - 8 April 26 April - 24 June 11 July - 16 September 3 October - 19 December
Parent Fundraising Group 2022
Please ask your kindergarten about being part of the Parent Fundraising Group. As a parent you can contribute to supporting the kindergartens goals in working together to improve the educational experience and outcomes for children. It provides opportunities for parents to get to know each other and your child will love to see that you are involved!
How do I prepare my child for kinder?
You may wish to take the opportunity during the holidays to prepare your child for kindergarten. This could include:
Reading to your child daily, having positive conversations about kindergarten, learning how to open and close lunchboxes, having a good bedtime routine and aiming for good quality and quantity of sleep on kinder nights and weekends, having breakfast in the morning together before kinder, conversations about emotions, feelings, using words giving them language skills, joining a playgroup and engaging in play with other children, talk to your child about what being a good friend means, having at least 30 minutes of good physical activity a day and being a model of healthy expression of emotion and regulation to your child.
Above all, have lots of fun together!