Attending the Centre

WHAT TO BRING TO THE CENTRE FOR YOUR CHILD

 

THE CENTRE SUPPLIES DISPOSABLE NAPPIES AND MEALS

 

 6 weeks to 2 ½ years:

 

In a bag that fits into your child’s lockers please include (ALL NAMED) the following:

 

  • Sheet or blanket etc for sleep time (stored in a material drawstring bag)
  • bottles with milk and /or trainer cup if used at home
  • Security toy (if required)
  • At least two complete changes of clothing
  • Trainer pants or pull-up nappies if toilet training
  • Hat
  • Plastic drink bottle (to be left at centre)

 

2 ½ years to 5 years:

 

In a bag that fits into your child’s lockers please include (ALL NAMED) the following:

 

  • Sheet or blanket etc for sleep time (stored in a material drawstring bag)
  • At least two complete changes of clothing
  • Security toy (if required)
  • Hat
  • Plastic drink bottle (to be left at centre)

 

HEALTH, INJURIES AND SICKNESS

Parents are must keep all  immunisations up to date. Please be aware that if the centre does not have up to date immunisation records for your child, and a vaccine- preventable disease is present or suspected, your child maybe excluded for the appropriate period.

Sooner or later all children get sick, so please be prepared and have a contingency plan should illness occur. Please inform the Centre if your child has been in contact with an infectious disease such as whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox, mumps, measles, conjunctivitis, school sores, or bacterial meningitis.  In all instances, a certificate clearance from your doctor will be required upon returning your child to the Centre.

If your child develops any of the following conditions please do NOT attend until symptoms disappear or your doctor states in writing that your child is no longer infectious and is able to return to the Centre:

 

Diarrhoea                    Vomiting                    Thick runny nose

Fever                           Severe coughing         Head Lice

Rashes                         Severe itching             Cold sores

 

Information on symptoms and exclusions periods on a number of illnesses is available on request.

Please consider your child when they are sick as they want more attention, rest and quiet which is impossible to give to a child in a group situation in child care.  Please consider the other children and the staff who catch these illnesses. If all parents restrict attendance of their children when they’re ill, this should mean all our children will be healthier, have fewer absences and minimise disruption for parents.

 

ROLE OF THE PARENTS AND PARENT-STAFF MEETINGS

As a parent, you play a vital role in your childs life. The staff at Yeronga Child development Centre believe that both the centre and parents should work together. Parents are encouraged to join in with centre activities, special events and are welcome at our Parent Meetings. These meetings are an important link between parents and staff where the centres activities and future developments are discussed. The dates and times for these meeting are posted on the notice board.