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.