Early Years @ Phoenix Park – Getting Involved

Parents are welcome visitors to our centre and are encouraged to be involved in whatever way best suits your lifestyle and work schedules.

Working Bees

Throughout the year our centre will hold working bees, where parents come along and help us maintain the building and grounds. Often this means spreading tanbark, digging over the sandpits and general cleaning and maintenance.

Working bees are scheduled four times throughout the year and a family member is required to attend one during the year. Once one working bee has been completed your family’s $75.00 maintenance levy will be rolled over for the next year or refunded. If you are unable to attend any of the working bees, please speak to our Service Managers.

Working Bee Dates for 2017 are to be advised.

Fundraising

Throughout the year we have a number of fundraising events to raise additional funds for our Centre. These may include Sausage sizzles, Toy and Book fairs. We encourage everyone to get behind these events to ensure they are a success.

Join The Committee

We encourage parents to be involved in the Committee of Management, sub-committees or help out on specific projects at some stage during their time at the centre. It is a great opportunity to meet other parents and to be involved in the centre.

Parent Participation In The Room

Coming along as a helper in your child’s room is a great way to come and play with the children and get to know others in the group. Your child really looks forward to showing you off to their friends. When we have helpers, educators may suggest activities such as cooking or gardening as a focus for your visit. We realise that parents may be unable to come and help in the room, however we also welcome Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.

Special Interests/Skills

Many parents have hidden talents that we would love for you to share with the children. If you play an instrument, like to garden, cook, dance or sing, knit, sew or paint, please let our educators know. This is a great way to extend upon our curriculum and generate new interests.

Some other suggestions on how you can be involved:

  • Have a few words with your child’s educator each day
  • Provide feedback to our educators about the curriculum
  • Join your child for lunch occasionally
  • Help collect resources for the centre, for example collage material, printer paper, cubby making materials, dress ups, etc.