Everyday Info
 

Please inform the office

Please inform the office if any of the following occurs:
  • If you change your address, telephone number, or change custody/access arrangements.
  • If someone different is picking up your child.
  • If your child is absent or sick.
  • If your child is going on holidays.
  • There are personal circumstances which may affect your child and you think we should know.
  • Changes in records of your child’s immunization, and changes in health.


Hours

The centre is open from 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, except for public holidays. We are open 50 weeks a year. The centre is closed over the Christmas and New Year break.

A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged if your child is picked up after 4.30pm. This fee is not covered by the Childcare Benefit.


What to bring at the start of each term

At the beginning of January, April, July, and October, a child’s parent/guardian is required to supply the following items:
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 2 rolls of toilet paper
  • 1 liquid soap (please make sure that it has no nuts in the soap, e.g. almond etc).
If parents do not bring in their supplies a $10 levy will apply each term.


Cooking

$2 per month paid in (full January to June $12, and July until December $12). The money can be paid directly to your child’s teacher or the Office. The money will be used for any cooking or sampling of different foods, and art materials for special occasions e.g. Mother’s day, Fathers day, Easter, etc.


Procedure on informing parents of your child’s day

Any concerns about a child will be conveyed to the parent at the end of the day, or sooner if necessary. Staff write in the daybook what the group did during the day, sleepers, meal times, and anything of interest. Children's work will be placed in their bag or room pockets for collection by parents.

We have a weekly program on display for parents to read. This is a guide for parents to know what the children will be doing throughout the week.


Show And Tell

We would prefer items of an educational value or an interest to others rather than swords and guns. Toys are not encouraged in the centre as this can create problems especially if the child’s toys get broken. Spider-Man  / Batman / etc dress-ups are not encouraged as it can make the other children very hyped-up. Show And Tell live animals/insects would be appreciated if they can be returned to their environment.

All Show And Tell items are only to be used at Show And Tell time - not to be played-with throughout the day.


Fire Drill

Fire evacuation procedures are displayed in your child’s room. Staff and students practise the evacuation drill on a regular basis. Fire equipment is regularly maintained.

Please familiarize yourself with the plan in the event of a fire drill as everyone in the centre has to comply. In case of a real fire parents will be contacted to collect their children.


Networking

The centre networks with Nutrition Australia, Queensland Health for promoting health in early childhood environments, Happy Teeth, Inclusion support for children with disabilities and cultural issues. We also network with other Montessori schools and centres.


Procedure for transition to school

Children nearing school age are encouraged into a program to develop their self-help skills and the staff will spend time discussing the move to school using appropriate stories and activities. We do have information for parents that may help you decide if your child is ready for school. After leaving our centre parents and children are always welcome back for a visit.


Graduation for children attending Year 1

The centre is very proud to see the children graduate. As part of our end-of-year concert we have a graduation ceremony for the children leaving us to attend year 1.