Early Childhood Education and Care News
November 24, 2020
Welcome to our last newsletter for 2020! What a year it has been, we hope you are all looking forward to a happy and peaceful break. This week ideas for a COVIDsafe holiday celebration and activity ideas to keep little hands busy.
Happy Holidays from CareforKids.com.au
In a year of unprecedented challenges, when everything has changed, it is helpful to reflect on how lucky we are to be in Australia, relatively safe from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic internationally.

To all of you in our community thinking about family overseas at this time of the year we wish you the very best and hope you find some joy, despite being separated from your loved ones.

This is our last newsletter for 2020 and we resume in February 2021, with this in mind we thought it might be helpful to do a brief recap of our achievements this year, to demonstrate what we have managed to get done, despite the significant disruptions caused by COVID-19.
  • We proudly showcased and celebrated the extraordinary efforts made by early childhood services to support families during the COVID-19 imposed lockdown. The imaginative, flexible and fast response by providers was breathtaking and the benefits to families impossible to over estimate during such a stressful time.
  • We launched our market and data insights and improved our analytics and reporting to make it easier for you to measure your performance against other services as well as your all important return on investment.
  • We redesigned our home page, consolidating our identity as the number one destination for families seeking care, and to improve access to our interactive tools and information resources.
  • We developed a dedicated hub of COVID-19 resources for all our community members, which was widely accessed and reinforced the message "we're all in this together."
  • We established a new partnership with ParentTV to deliver a series of parenting webinars for our Care Corporate clients.
While we're looking forward to another busy year in 2021, it is with some relief and a great deal of gratitude that we are putting down our tools for 2020 and looking forward to a break.

We wish all of you a happy and peaceful holiday and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Best wishes

Roxanne, Mark and the team at CareforKids.com.au®
Planning an end of year celebration like no other
Following a turbulent 2020, the usual end-of-year social events for educators and families have been thrown into turmoil. With the pandemic lingering there are many uncertainties. Decisions on any event with families attending needs to carefully consider risks, mitigation strategies and the current COVID-19 situation in your local area.

Whether you're deliberating over a Christmas concert, a morning tea event or graduation ceremony, we've put together some COVID-19 and catering risk assessment considerations plus ideas for an alternative event.

Keep in mind that managing social distancing with children during an event is almost impossible, so focus on protection measures for staff and visiting parents or carers.
Wrap up Christmas with eco-friendly crafts
There's a dazzle of decorations, carols in the air and shops are teeming with festive flurry, a clear seasonal signal to get creative and plan your festive season program. Designing fresh and fun activities can be tricky, so we've put together a collection of fun seasonal ideas for a joyful and inclusive learning experience.

It's been a challenging year but early education centres across the country have done a stellar job during these uncertain times. As the lead up to the holidays is a busy time, plan for a relaxed program with a loose framework to ease into activities and crafts that follow your children's interests.
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