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The Ministry of Education recently sent a reminder to ECEs that children who are enrolled at school are not allowed to attend early learning centres, including Playcentre. They are allowed to be present for short periods of time as long as they are supervised by an adult who is directly responsible for them, such as when dropping off a younger sibling or attending an event involving whānau.
You can read further information here.

Finance Update

If you haven’t caught up with Chief Financial Officer  Marina Cook’s update this week, please check it out here.  Marina has introduced a new way for Centre treasurers to get support and has also provided an interesting look at  one of our Centres which, against the odds, is doing really well.

John Manning

 With the end of the week, we are farewelling our Property Manager, John Manning.  John has been with us for only a few months, but in that time has done a great job. We have appreciated John’s professional advice and his ability to fully understand the needs of Playcentre to the point that he is leaving us well-positioned to manage the property function of Playcentre Aotearoa.  Our Regional Property Managers will continue to undertake the great work they do in the regions with the support of management staff while we decide how to proceed with national oversight of the property function.  The recent allocation of Government funding for us to assess our buildings will also determine the workload in the property area and how we best proceed.  Again, our thanks to John for his work in this area.
He is leaving us to work for WorkSafe.  We wish him the very best.

Annual leave

Next week I will be on annual leave so there will not be an update from me.  In my absence the other Managers in the Mana office will be available to address any issues that arise and I will be back on Monday, 3 August.

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.