Parent information for our preschool in Kincumber
Kinburra Preschool in Kincumber is recognised as meeting the National Quality Standards, for providing superior care and education for children 3 to 6 years. Our preschool is compliant with the National Quality Framework (NQF), which includes the National Quality Standard (NQS), as well as the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Regulations (Education and Care Services National Regulations).
We are also regulated by the new national body for early education and care, which is the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and the state licensing department of New South Wales.
SERVICE CLOSING TIME & LATE FEES
It’s important that you are aware our program closes at 3:30pm. Because of the National Regulations and licensing standards, we are not allowed to have children in our childcare service after 3:30pm. Due to these regulations, a late fee is incurred for children who are collected after 3:30pm.
The late fee we charge for children is $15 per child for every 15 minutes, or part thereof, which is added to your next account. We strictly adhere to the late fee as two staff members are required to remain at the program until all of the children have been collected for the day.
If we are unable to contact either the parent or a person nominated by the parent on the enrolment form to arrange collection of the child/children within an hour of the service closing, then we will contact Department of Education and Communities and the Police to take responsibility of your child.
Before commencement of our service, it’s a prerequisite to complete all enrolment documentation, as well as pay the bond and administration fee.
It’s vitally important that we have up-to-date information, in case of an emergency. If there are any changes to this information it’s crucial that you notify the Nominated Supervisor (or Responsible Person) of any changes to enrolment such as:
As part of the enrolment process it’s essential that we have copies of your child’s birth certificate and immunisation status. All children are required to be immunised. We’re also legally required to have certified copies of any court orders relating to your child.
We are committed to protecting you and your child’s privacy. Our preschool supports and is bound by privacy laws which ensures strict confidentiality is maintained.
Before we can plan programs for your child we need to collect information from you. This information enables our educators to be able to assess and plan programs in partnership with you. Our staff won’t disclose personal information about you or your child to any internal or external party or organisation without your consent, unless we’re required to do so by law. As part of our confidentiality regulations we won’t ask for personal information about you or your child from other professionals or organisations without your consent. It is within your rights as a parent to look at the information in your child’s file at any time or request a copy of information in the file.
SERVICE POLICIES & PROCEDURES
There’s a copy of our service policies and procedures available in each room and office. At our preschool we expect staff and families to adhere to our policies and procedures at all times, ensuring we maintain compliance standards and abide by the National Law and Regulations.
Our educators cannot make exceptions for individuals, unless this has been agreed to by the Nominated Supervisor or Management due to serious and/or unusual circumstances arising.
For the benefit of staff, families and the children enrolled at our preschool we’re constantly reviewing our policies and procedures. We ask for staff and family participation to ensure our policies and procedures adhere to every family’s needs and meet all required regulations. Through your involvement we can help to improve our service and if necessary change our policies and procedures to achieve this goal.
View all of our policies and procedures in the Kinburra Preschool Parent Handbook.
Please complete form and return to the preschool.