When a family has indicated their interest in enrolling their child at our centre the following will occur:
- A tour of our service. During this tour, the educator conducting the tour will give the family information about the service including, but not limited to, programming, meals, incursions, excursions, inclusion, fees, policies, procedures, our status as a Sun Smart service, regulations for our state and the licensing and assessment process, signing in and out procedure, room routines, educator qualifications, introduction of educator in the room the child will be starting in and educator and parent communication. Families are also invited to ask any questions they may have.
- Families are given a copy of the Parent and Carer Handbook to read and are invited to ask questions.
- Discussions are held between office staff and families regarding availability of days, a start date and tailoring an orientation process to suit the needs of the family and child. Families are informed of the Priority of Access Policy, and have their position assessed as to how they place within this system. Any matters that are sensitive of nature, such as discussing a child's medical needs, court orders, parenting plans or parenting orders, will be discussed privately with the Nominated Supervisor at this time. We request that parents begin to fill out enrolment forms at that time, and discuss their child's requirements with us so we can accommodate their needs in the service from the first day they start with us. Should a child speak English as a second language, or another language at home, we request that families provide us with some key words in the languages the child speaks at this time so that educators can learn the words.
- Families also need to contact the Family Assistance Office (Centrelink) to have their eligibility for Child Care Benefit assessed. If these details are available, we will complete the child's formal enrolment. Should a family still need to access this information, we will complete an informal enrolment until these details are finalised.
- As per our Orientation for Children Policy, families will be invited to bring their child into the service at a time that suits them so the child and family can familiarise themselves with the environment.
- Before the child begins their first day with us, the service must have all required documentation for the child. The child will not be accepted into the service without this being completed.
On the child's first day:
- The child and their family are welcomed into their room for the first day.
- The Nominated Supervisor and parents will ensure all details are finalised and complete and sign the
Other information about our service's enrolment includes:
- We will try and accommodate families so that children from the same family can attend our service. This will be carried out in line with our obligations under the Priority of Access Policy.
- We encourage all families to consider immunising their children. Please see our Immunisation Policy for further information.
- Enrolment of an educator's child at the service is generally not encouraged.
- In accordance with the National Law and Regulations, our educators will support each child to manage their own behaviour, respond appropriately to the behaviour of other children and communicate effectively to resolve conflicts. We will also work with each child's family to support any children with diagnosed behaviour and social difficulties. However, a child's enrolment at our service may be terminated if the nominated supervisor decides the child's behaviour threatens the safety, health or wellbeing of any other child at the service.
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