Arrival At Kinder

The kindergarten environment provides a wide range of learning opportunities for all children. Experiences may be planned or incidental but children are invited to explore, experiment and discover in our beautiful and stimulating spaces.

Our experienced Staff offer a variety of teaching strategies to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem.

Establishing secure and trusting relationships with children and their families is a key priority.

Drop off/pick up

Children enter via the bathroom door, where they then hang their bag, towel and sun-hat or jacket.

Snack boxes remain in bags but drink bottles are placed on a trolley just inside the playroom door.

Please give children responsibility for this routine when possible.

It is important to be on time to collect your child or they may become anxious.

Please inform us if you are going to be late so we can so we can reassure your child.

Attendance book

An attendance book is located within the playroom. Please make sure you sign your child in and out at every session and enter the arrival and departure times. These are important requirements under the regulations that apply to all kindergartens.

If someone else is dropping off or picking up your child, please make them aware of the above procedure.

Please also let them know about no parking or turning in the kinder driveway and remind them to close kinder gates for the safety of all children.

Our policy requires a person over the age of 18 to drop off and pick up your child.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Authorisation

On enrolment parents are required to nominate people authorised to collect their child.

To add someone to the authorised persons list please speak to Staff.

In the case of a play date or other reason for temporary authorisation, a yellow permission slip is available near

the Attendance book. Please complete and hand this to a staff member.

Settling in

Our 'Kick-Start to Kinder' timetable at the beginning of the year means that the children attend in smaller groups for a shorter amount of time.

This enables us to easily establish secure, nurturing relationships and to quickly deal with any separation issues that may occur. Children need to feel safe and happy to effectively learn and develop; we aim for an environment where this happens.

The Parent Survey is a great way for you to provide feedback to the kindergarten.

At the beginning of the year we ask you to bring in a family photo this can help strengthen the connection between home and Kindergarten and the children are frequently involved in sharing information about themselves and their families.

A sense of ownership is encouraged as the children make choices and decisions; we promote independence and problem-solving whenever possible.