Friday, February 22 2019

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Kate’s Koala Room is off to a fantastic 2019

Kate’s Koala Room is off to a fantastic 2019

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Leading the Koala Room in 2019 is Kate! Kate has been an early childhood educator for 15 years and is loving the new opportunity to work with our babies. When Kate isn’t at the Cottage she loves spending time with her family swimming at the beach or in the river. Kate’s favouri ...
Bec takes on the Bilby Room

Bec takes on the Bilby Room

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Our Bilby Room leader for 2019 is Bec! Bec moved to Port Macquarie 11 years ago from Brisbane where she had worked in early childhood education for four years. Bec has now been working with Columba Cottage for almost three years. When she isn’t at the Cottage, Bec loves Crossfit and ...
Kerrianne Leads the Kangaroo Room in 2019

Kerrianne Leads the Kangaroo Room in 2019

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Kerrianne joins the Columba Cottage team with a wealth of experience and expertise in the early childhood education industry. Starting as a trainee, Kerrianne built her childhood education qualifications and went on to further study at university. Kerrianne has 10 years experience i ...
Pre-Lit with Katie

Pre-Lit with Katie

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Katie and Kerrianne run our pre-school rooms, the Emu and Kangaroo rooms. As part of our school preparation program, these rooms run Pre-Lit. PreLit is an early literacy preparation program which they facilitate in small groups where we feel the children have the greatest opportunity ...
Preparing Your Child For School

Preparing Your Child For School

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We are finding with this generation now heavily entrenched in the digital age, parents working and young lives being filled with structured activities, that developing social skills is an area where many young students struggle. At school, we require them to be caring towards themselve ...
Meet Katelyn!

Meet Katelyn!

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Introducing Katelyn our new administrative assistant! Katelyn's favourite part of the job is seeing everyone bright and early in the morning, so if you see her friendly face be sure to say hello. Katelyn has a passion for children's education as a ballet teacher and in her spare time, ...
Meet Simone, our new OSHC Coordinator

Meet Simone, our new OSHC Coordinator

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We interviewed our new OSHC Coordinator, Simone Cunneen. How long have you been working with children in an OSHC setting? I have worked in OSHC for two years, but I have been in the Early Years Education Sector for over twenty years as an Early Childhood Teacher and Director. I am ...
April School Holiday Program

April School Holiday Program

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Take the stress out of booking vacation care for the upcoming April school holidays by  today. Our school holiday vacation care program offers quality care in a supervised and safe environment for girls and boys in Kindergarten through to Year 6 from schools across the Hastings region ...