Ensuring children eat a balanced and healthy diet (with plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and water) is very important for their learning and wellbeing.
If meals or snacks are being provided please ensure you have advised the educator of any special dietary requirements.
A child’s behaviour is often the first and only way they know to communicate their needs. We know that providing children with positive early experiences really does give them a lifelong advantage so our educators are dedicated to:
Vaccination protects against infection, saves lives and protects those who are too young or too sick to be immunised. The risk of complications from childhood diseases like measles is much higher than the risks of vaccination.
If you haven't had your child immunised, we are unable to provide care for your child.
For more information visit health.vic.gov.au.
It's very important for your child's safety that we know when they arrive and leave, so please follow these simple steps. Let the staff/educator know:
And for your own safety, please check with an educator about parking options whilst dropping off or picking up your child.
Depending on the age of your child you should consider packing the following:
Please make sure everything is labelled clearly.
Please let us know if your child will be absent from scheduled bookings for any reason. When your child returns you will need to sign the attendance record to confirm their absence. It can be helpful to provide documentation to support absence days such as:
Please note you will still need to pay for absent days of any kind (i.e. public holidays) unless:
Full details are available in the separate Fee Booklet.
When a child is not in care due to illness, this is classified as an allowable absence (of which each child is entitled to 42 per year) and the usual fees apply.
Talking about the upcoming change in your child’s routine and role modelling positive feelings and expectations about the environment is important. So is taking things gradually. For example:
Regardless of the service option you choose, you should feel welcome to telephone or drop in during the day to see how your child is settling.
You can visit their website for more information.
Yes we do. Excursions are planned in the best interests of the children and for educational purposes. Before any outing we need your written permission and to provide you with an excursion plan outlining where your child is going, times and transport information including the anticipated route. Families are encouraged to join excursions when available