Date: 09-01-2020 Dear Parents CONFIRMED CHILDREN’S SERVICE CLOSURE I am writing to advise you that our facility will be closed on Friday the 10th January due to fire danger in our area. The service is expected to open on Monday the 13th of January 2020, when conditions are predicted to improve. We have been reviewing the risk daily over the past week and please understand that we have not made this decision lightly. As we have seen, the conditions for fire can change rapidly. With the high temperatures and extreme fire danger predicted for tomorrow we have made the decision to close. The wellbeing of our staff and children is of our highest concern. I realise that closing the facility may result in you having to make alternative arrangements for your child, but the safety of our children and Educators remains our top priority. Given the predicted weather conditions, we urge that your child is not left at home in the care of older children. We are taking all possible steps to ensure our community is aware of our planned closure, including displaying posters advising of the closure at our entrances. If, however, you know of other parents who, for any reason, may not be aware of the planned closure, please contact them to help ensure they are aware that we will be closed on Friday the 10th January. Please also explain to your child and family members that we will be closed. For safety reasons, no Educators will be on-site when the facility is closed. For up-to-date information on this year’s fire season, visit the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au, VicEmergency App or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Families will not be charged for their planned attendances. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Yours sincerely, Mandy Holt ... See MoreSee Less
CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation. We help protect 3.3 million Victorians, and more than one million homes and properties across the state.
Happy New Year to all our families, We know it has been a very challenging start to 2020 for so many Australians including people in our own communities. We wish to alert parents that the Beechworth Childcare Centre currently plans to open on Tuesday 7th, however we wish to communicate the following advice: • Air quality due to smoke remains very poor. If your child has asthma or you have any concerns about their health, please consider whether home may be the safest option for them. Please call the centre if you plan on keeping your child/children home for the day. • As we have seen, the conditions for fire can change rapidly. Please keep in mind that the childcare centre may need to close at short notice as we have staff that live in high risk areas who may not be able to attend. • We remind you that the centre will be closed on Code Red fire days, however we will be reviewing the risk daily and may need to close on additional days (For example, in the event of a Watch and Act notification from Vic Emergency) for the safety of our staff and children. Please understand that we will not be making these decisions lightly, and that the wellbeing of our staff and children is of the highest concern.
Wanting to organise a gift for your child’s educators but can’t work out what to get? Finding it tricky to think of something that will be meaningful?
The Committee of Management have organised a collection, for staff to use to share a meal or go on an outing in the new year, as a huge thank you for all the remarkable work they do.
There will be a jar near where you sign in for you to pop your contribution into, or alternatively, you can pop it in an envelope in the fees box. There’ll be a card available for you to sign if you wish.
There is absolutely no obligation to be involved - it is totally up to you! ... See MoreSee Less
🎄 IT IS TONIGHT! 🎄 Childcare Christmas party, at 6:00pm. We’ll have a BBQ and some other light nibbles available. Please bring your own drink bottle to save on paper cups! There’ll be a raffle to give away some hampers, and a bearded fellow in a red suit might just make an appearance! Looking forward to seeing you there. ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to everyone who has donated to our Christmas Hamper Raffle. If you haven't already there is still time. The prizes look amazing. Make sure you sell your tickets and return by tomorrow. Draw at the children's Christmas party. Don't forget to bring your drink bottles to the party. We look forward to seeing everyone there. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all Grandparents and Special Friends who joined us for afternoon tea and play. Everyone liked the yummy scones made by Donna. It was so nice to see everyone enjoying the sunny weather except the uninvited flies. ... See MoreSee Less
We had the privilege to have the author of this beautiful book, come and read to the Preschool and Toddler children. She shared her memories of the beach with them and then showed them some great shells! ... See MoreSee Less
Well done Preschool Educators and Children. A big job done wellJoe & Lyn Geia came over last night and helped us unroll the banner. Looks Awesome, thanks Beechworth Community Childcare. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow!! This looks so great! Well done, kids and educators! 🙌🏻
We saw the sign up this afternoon and it is soooo effective 👌
WE'RE HAVING A KIDS PARADE!! As part of the Kids Village activities on Saturday afternoon, we will be entertaining the crowd and weaving our way through the festival to celebrate Beechworth's little people and what they want to be when they grow up! Come dressed in costume and show the festival what our community will look like in the future. We can't wait to see you at the Kids Village. Parade kicks off at 5.30pm 😁🤩🥳 ... See MoreSee Less
Come on down for a breakfast snag! Our sausages and bread are from our wonderful local butcher and bakery and are super yum! There are lots of fun things to do here! We’ll be here until 2:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s the 25th annual Celtic Festival this weekend! BCCCC will be running a BBQ on Sunday, 10th Nov, in the police paddocks. Come along and pay a donation for a sausage, onion, and sauce in bread. Our sausages, bread, and onions have been sourced from local businesses and are COMPLETELY DELICIOUS! We’ll be there from 9am until 2:30pm.
We are looking for a maintenance person, to do regular jobs and the occasional odd job up at BCCCC. These can include (but are definitely not limited to!) mowing, whipper-snippering, edging, leaf removal, gutters, and more. The successful applicant will have a Police Check and Working with Children Check.
Please feel free to come up and have a look, and speak with Mandy. Or, you can call the centre on 03 5728 2378 and organise a time to pop up and organise a quote. We look forward to hearing from you! ... See MoreSee Less
Our AGM is happening next Monday, 21st October, at 7:30pm, at the Hibernian Hotel. A light supper will be provided, and you will have the chance to meet current committee members, and put your hand up for the next committee, if this is something you’d like to do. It is a wonderful group to be a part of! We are looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less