Covid19 and all it has brought with it has been a key focus for us in 2021. We have produced and updated guidance on a full range of matters and generated what the MoE has recognised as the most comprehensive and informative set of FAQs. We have also collated thousands of vaccine records and as we come to the end of the year, we are now developing the processes for how we will manage the vaccination status information for local centres.
This is a complex piece of mahi as it is critical that we protect the privacy of this information while meeting our responsibilities under the Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 and complying with Playcentre policies. In January we will provide centres with information and a flowchart in preparation for Term 1.
I would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who has been involved with all the Covid19 related mahi this past year. It has been a tremendous effort often put in at short notice to adjust to the multiple changes in legislation and Government guidance. Without everyone involved going the extra mile on behalf of Playcentre, we would not have been able to do this. Thank you to you all.
As the year draws to a close, I do hope that everyone will have a truly wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year. 2022 here we come!
Thank you to those who provided feedback and made suggestions. Your feedback is very valuable and much appreciated and has shaped what we have created.
Here a few new features we wanted to point out:
A refreshed home page with new hero images, key messages, and engaging content.
A new ‘Resource Centre‘ that we can continually add to. This will ensure documents are more easily accessible for everyone. We will keep adding in resources and if there is something you would like us to add to the Resource Centre you can request it. Click here to view.
A dedicated ‘Learn with us‘ section with more information about the parenting support that Playcentre offers, Playcentre Education and Professional Learning and Development. Click here to view.
An updated ‘Find a centre‘ function that offers more details with a preview panel, cluster functionality and distance from your address. Click here to view.
An expanded ‘News and Events’ section (please note that COVID-19 news and the Virtual Village is now located here) including an events calendar and send us your story option. Click here to view.
A new layout for the ‘Policies and Procedures’ section to ensure they are easier to navigate and include search options like A-Z, by category, required for licensing and recently updated. Click here to view.
We have added to the ‘Member login area’ and added in new sections and pages for Finance, Education, Grants, Human Resources and PR and Communications.
We have extended the ‘search functionality’ so that it now offers spelling correction suggestions.
As we are a charitable trust we have introduced a new feature which allows for ‘online donations’ using e-commerce capabilities. Click here to view.
A new section called ‘Get involved‘ that has information about volunteering, donating, transition to work and vacancies (vacancies are also located in the member log-in area in the Human Resources section).
Congratulations to Waiau Playcentre who have received a Resene award for their new murals!