Fam­i­lies sur­veyed

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

The team at The Cubby Oc­ca­sional Care are in full swing for the fes­tive sea­son, jump­ing for joy over their an­nounce­ment that they will be op­er­at­ing an ex­tra day next year.

The fa­cil­ity is sur­vey­ing fam­i­lies to de­ter­mine which three days would best suit the needs of par­ents and guardians, and this will re­sult in three, five-hour days from9 am to 2 pm.

The Cubby child­care co-or­di­na­tor Tarja Pena said this year the fa­cil­ity be­came a reg­is­tered Child Care Sub­sidy provider, giv­ing fam­i­lies an­other choice when con­sid­er­ing child care in the area.

‘‘Our child­care cares for a max­i­mum of 15 0-six-year-olds per ses­sion and has of­fered a friendly, nur­tur­ing ser­vice to the fam­i­lies of Tatura and sur­rounds for 35 years,’’ Ms Pena said.

She said chil­dren were able to be per­ma­nently booked in for some, or all ses­sions, or al­ter­na­tively could use the ser­vice on a ca­sual ba­sis.

‘‘This flex­i­bil­ity is won­der­ful for par­ents and guardians who may be re­turn­ing to work, chil­dren who are tran­si­tion­ing to kinder or long-day care or sim­ply to give car­ers some time out while chil­dren get looked af­ter at this won­der­ful ser­vice,’’ Ms Pena said.

This term the team has cel­e­brated a num­ber of suc­cess­ful pro­grams in­clud­ing the vegie seed and snack fundraiser and dress-up day.

‘‘Thank you to Ann who do­nated pots, so the chil­dren can plant their own veg­eta­bles. Also to Tatura Lions Ladies for their $100 do­na­tion, which has been spent sup­ply­ing ma­te­ri­als to the Men’s Shed who have made us hat and coat stands as well as stor­age boxes,’’ Ms Pena said.

She ex­tended her thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the fundraiser and said there was still a few ve­g­ies left.

‘‘Please ask if you would like a seedling to plant over the hol­i­days with your chil­dren,’’ Ms Pena said.

The end-of-year fes­tive fun is in full swing with the chil­dren set­ting up the Christ­mas tree and let­ters to Santa have been writ­ten.

‘‘The chil­dren have also made some beau­ti­ful clay Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions,’’ Ms Pena said.

The Cubby Christ­mas Party will be held on De­cem­ber 20 at 1 pm, with the team invit­ing all past, present and fu­ture friends and fam­i­lies to at­tend.

The Cubby is part of the Tatura Com­mu­nity House and is in the or­ange build­ing be­side the Chil­dren’s Cen­tre (en­ter via Ker­ferd St).

For more in­for­ma­tion on The Cubby Oc­ca­sional Care an­nounce­ment or to vote which day would suit your fam­ily, go to www.tat­com.com.au/sur­vey

Ex­cited: The Cubby Oc­ca­sional Care chil­dren are ready for Santa, work­ing to­gether to put up the Christ­mas tree and post Christ­mas wish lists.

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