Hello Surrey Hills!!
We are super excited to be bringing our Choklits brand to you in Surrey Hills!!!
Please watch this message I recorded a little earlier…
To begin, I thought it might be valuable to share a little bit about Choklits and our community. Choklits Child Care in Ringwood has been operating for a little over 30 years so we have quite the history, a lot which we have documented and shared on our website, choklits.com.au.
Photos, interviews with our fabulous team, videos from our parents and lots of information on our programs, incursions, excursions and pretty much everything that makes us Choklits is all here, choklits.com.au.
Whenever someone thinks of Choklits, they almost always think of our Director, Sue Brewer. Apart from the fact that we all think she is amazing, Sue has been a part of hundreds of children’s young lives in her 25 years at Choklits. That’s right, 25 years! Please ask Sue when you meet her about the many times multiple generations have attended Choklits!
This is Sue…
I’m not too sure how we where able to convince her but I’m really pleased to let you know that she will be joining me here is Surrey Hills to help get Choklits second location underway!
Also joining the current Surrey Hills team, will be another one of our Choklits Superstars who has now been with us for over 4 years, Amy Magoga.
Here is Amy…
And, in addition to what you already know this is me, I’m Jade Ingleby…
Choklits is my second family! After a long career in the corporate world working for organisations including Ernest and Young and in senior management for the NAB, I purchased Choklits along with my husband, Matt. That was a little over 5 years ago and it’s been the best career decision I’ve ever made!
Growing the Choklits Community is one of my favourite things in the world!
Here’s my video which also includes some more information on Choklits and all that we are about…
A few changes are coming. Before we cover them though, I’d like to share our philosophy.
At the beginning of 2021, we launched our brand new philosophy. Our whole team had input into its creation, we are all really proud of it and we live by it! This is our philosophy;
At Choklits, we believe that learning is everywhere and we are committed to learning from everyone.
It’s the differences we see in each other including our backgrounds, experiences and how we think that is our strength in learning everywhere.
At the core of everything we do at Choklits is our five pillars.
Growth; we believe a growth mindset is essential for lifelong learning and an important trait to demonstrate in everything we do and in everything we teach.
Communication; we are clear and considered in our communication and we focus primarily on how our messages are received to ensure they are understood.
Collaboration; everyone in our community has the opportunity to appropriately contribute to everything we do and we involve others in our tasks because we believe in the power of many.
Consistency; the clarity in our intentions, behaviours and actions comes from our best practices and leads to our consistency.
Reflection; we consider and review our actions to understand the impact on both ourselves and our community, and we make adjustments to improve all outcomes.
Our aim in the early years is to establish a firm foundation of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for further learning. Of the greatest importance is to ‘spark the fire’ for a love of lifelong learning.
We do our best to communicate as much as we possible can as we believe in transparency wherever appropriate at Choklits. Please like our Choklits Facebook Page and follow the Choklits Instagram Page to make sure you stay up-to-date with all the latest happenings. Both our social accounts are also great places to see all that we have been up to in the past including our weekly incursions, excursions and off-site experiences.
Our regular extra curricula activities will be coming to Choklits Surrey Hills over the next few weeks so stay tuned for those announcements!
Sneak preview, checkout our sports and physical education program we recently launched, Choklits Activate.
We will also be introducing Xplor, the highest rated CCS software at Choklits Surrey Hills. Xplor manages everything from your child’s enrolments, payments, bookings and much more in an easy to use app environment. Using QR codes, the app also allows you to quickly sign your child/ren in and out of the centre quickly and easily.
You will receive an email directly from Xplor in the next couple of days as part of the transition process. To ensure you remain eligible to receive your CCS benefits, it’s really important to make sure all the instructions are followed and your payment details are correct as Xplor will handle everything going forward.
Alongside Xplor, the Choklits communication platform called Xplor Playground is also on its way.
Xplor Playground is a child experience engagement software for early education centres. The software makes it easier for educators to observe and document a child’s learning through the mobile app or online, promoting transparency, trust, and parent engagement so that educators can help children to thrive.
The Choklits team have been running both these programs at Ringwood for sometime so we are all in a good position to be able to help with any hiccups in the implementation process, don’t be afraid to reach out if you need to.
Speaking of our team, we currently have approximately 40 Choklits team members! Fun fact, our team can speak 10 different languages fluently! You can learn more about all of us at choklits.com.au/our-team.
They are all Superstars, excited about Choklits Surrey Hills and all really looking forward to meeting you and your children.
Wowzers, the Choklits team has a lot to do!!
On a serious note though, both myself and the entire Choklits team know that you probably have many questions and even some concerns about the coming changes at Canterbury Road Child Care Centre, it’s totally understandable. I can assure you that we will do everything we can to make the transition as easy as possible.
Our doors are open at Choklits so please email us, phone us or come and see us in the office at anytime. And, please let us know if there’s ever anything we can do for you.
We will be giving everyone a Choklits a starter pack containing many Choklits items including our own children’s books, our cookbook, some Choklits apparel and hats etc. as part of the transition. It will also include some important information about moving to Xplor. I planned on keeping this a surprise for you but I’m making a note here to ensure everyone receives there’s. If you don’t get yours in the first week, please ask me directly for it.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you over the next few weeks!
Thank you, and welcome to Choklits!
PS- if you skipped over our philosophy above, you can also find the Choklits Philosophy here.