From all of our Cuddles Childcare Centres, we would like to extend warm holiday wishes, a heartfelt thanks for a great 2013. We also hope that 2014 will be as enjoyable a year for you as 2013 for us.
The holidays are a great time to celebrate, but also a very good time to reflect on what you have accomplished and experienced in the year behind while setting a course for the following year.
At Cuddles Childcare Centres, we love Christmas and celebrate it in a way that all children feel included. However, even though Christmas is a very special time for most of us, we do many of the same things at Christmas that we do year around in our approach to teaching children. Christmas activities are similar to activities from other times of the year, but with Christmas themes.
We would like to share a few Christmas ideas and tell you about the great time we had at our Christmas parties in 2013. Then we would like to tell you how they fit in to our approach at Cuddles Childcare Centres.
Bertram Centre Christmas Party
The Christmas party at Bertram Centre was all about the children and everyone involved had a great time. We had a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, water spray bottles, trampoline play, outside activities and a visit from Santa.
It was a record year for the Bertram Centre Christmas party as over 100 parents came along to celebrate with us. Our children enjoyed the outside play and were thrilled to see Santa. They waited patiently for their presents, as there were many to give out and all were smiling from ear to ear.
We would like to thank everyone who came to the party and helped turn it into such a beautiful day.
Carlisle Centre Christmas Party
The Christmas Party at Carlisle was similar to the Bertram centre. Some of the festivities included a BBQ and face painting. Santa made a visit to Carlisle, too and everyone had a great time, from staff to children to parents. We would like to thank everyone who participated for turning our little party into an event.
St James Centre Christmas Party
The Christmas Party at St James was a spirited affair, with everyone involved having a great time. The 2013 party will be remembered fondly as one that had a lot of energetic participants.
The children were the stars of the show, ushering in the Spirit of Christmas with Jingle Bell Rock and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, before showing off with a bit of Happy Feet dancing. Parents were so caught up in the spirit of the moment that many joined the children for Happy Feet dancing. The children also made nice little 2014 gift calendars for their parents.
Santa made his requisite visit and was enthusiastically received. All in all, it was a memorable day of fun and frolic for children, parents and staff. We would like to thank everyone for making our day so wonderful.
Christmas in Childcare
Christmas is an important holiday for most of us. Some celebrate Christmas as their most sacred religious festival. Others may just enjoy Santa Claus, Christmas trees and presents. Whatever the case, Christmas is a time when people enjoy sharing, giving and being together with family and friends.
In childcare, it is always important to respect the wishes of the parents for their children. At all three of our childcare centres in the Perth area, we always make sure that we find a way to include everyone while making sure that we respect any differences in culture.
How We Incorporate Our Core Concepts into Christmas
Our main concept here is “Learning through Play.” We utilise concepts such as Jessie’s Art Time, Messy Play, Friday Fun Day, Junior Soccer Goals, Jolly Phonics, Happy Feet Fitness and even Baby Aerobics. These activities help children learn while they are playing, while developing a strong sense of individuality and a strong self-image.
We encourage and nurture creativity and help children gain the experience of playing together with others for common goals. By the time a child has gone through our programs, he or she is much more ready for school than a child who hasn’t had the benefit of our programs.
Christmas was great, but so is every other month of the year at Cuddles Childcare Centres. For our children, it’s like every day is a holiday at any Cuddles Childcare Centre.
Call our Childcare Centres in the Perth area: St James, (08) 9358 4673; Carlisle, (08) 9472 4702; or Bertram, (08) 9419 1844.