Information

At Little Learners Long Day Care centre and Preschool in Dubbo, we care about helping children and their families feel relaxed, comfortable and safe while at our centre. To achieve this, our centre operates under specific laws and regulations that are detailed within our Policy and Procedures manual. Some of these have been outlined for you below. Many of our policies can be found in our Parent and Carers Handbook, but you also have full access to our Policies and Procedures Manual located in the foyer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

We are open Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm (catering primarily for working and studying families). We close on public holidays, however make-up days are rewarded in lieu.

We are closed on the following public holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Australia Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • ANZAC Day
  • Queen's Birthday
  • Labour Day
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Fees

Fees

At Little Learners Long Day Care and Preschool, we understand that every family's financial circumstances are different. This is why, to make our fees as affordable as possible, we are a:

  • Child Care Benefit approved child care service
  • Child Care Rebate eligible centre
Curriculum

Curriculum

Our modern centre is designed to help children and families feel at home, ensuring a relaxed learning environment. Our curriculum is based on:

  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • Interest-based and strength-based learning
  • Educator, family, child and community input
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Rooms that are designed to provide for each age group: 0-1yrs, 1-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 3-4yrs and 4-5yrs
Birthday Celebrations

Birthday Celebrations

At Little Learners Long Day Care and Preschool Dubbo, we love celebrating birthdays! Parents are always welcome to bring in a cake to make their little one's birthday extra special. All ingredients must be listed in case of allergic reactions. Alternatively, you can order one from us at a cost of $10 by filling in an order form that can be located in the foyer on the office bench.

Medication

Medication

Our service and our educators will only administer medication to a child if it is authorised or the child is experiencing an asthma or anaphylaxis emergency. We recognise it is essential to follow strict procedures for the administration of medication to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of each child using the service.

Administration of Medication (Non-Emergency)

Educators will administer medication to a child:

  1. If the medication is authorised in writing by a parent or another authorised person and:
    • Is in the original container
    • Has not expired
    • Has an original label and instructions that can be clearly read and, if prescribed by a doctor has the child's name
    • Is administered in accordance with any instructions on the label or from the doctor
  2. After the child's identity and the dosage of the medication is checked by an educator who is not administering the medication. This educator will witness the administration of the medication. Anyone delivering a child to the service must not leave medication in the child's bag or locker. Medication must be given directly to an educator upon arrival for appropriate storage.

Over the Counter Medication (Non-Prescription Medication)

Our service does not administer over the counter medication unless it has been prescribed by a medical practitioner and there is a letter from the doctor explaining the purpose of the medication. Medication may mask the symptoms of other, more serious illnesses and our educators are not qualified medical professionals. However, we will administer nappy cream and sunscreen without prescription by a doctor if a parent authorises us to do so.

Immunisation

Immunisation

When it comes to ensuring the health and wellbeing of children in our centre it is important to remember:

  • All parents are responsible for keeping our staff informed of their child's immunisation status
  • A copy of immunisation papers are to be provided upon enrolment and with each new immunisation
Exclusions

Exclusions

Any child that is not fully immunised may be excluded for a period of time if there is a case of a vaccine preventable disease at the service, or if the child has been in contact with someone outside the service who has a vaccine preventable disease. We will consider the Exclusion Periods recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

It is the responsibility of families to inform the service that their child has come into contact with someone with a vaccine preventable or infectious disease.

If your child is exhibiting any of the following symptoms/illnesses, please keep them at home:

  • Started on course of antibiotics in the past 24hrs
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea in the past 24hrs
  • Head lice (lice and/or eggs)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Fungal infections eg. ringworm, tinea
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Hepatitis A
  • Impetigo (school sores)
  • Influenza and influenza-like illness
  • Measles
  • Meningitis (viral)
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Salmonellosis
  • Scabies
  • Shigellosis
  • Streptococcal sore throat
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Worms

For more details on exclusions go to "Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care-5th Edition".

Emergencies

Emergencies

At Little Learners, we remain up-to-date with all safety procedures and emergency protocols. We run regular fire and lockdown drills, as well as post all emergency procedure information on the walls of our centre for easy reference.

Emergencies

Child Welfare

All educators and staff at our centre take seriously their responsibility to protect children from any type of abuse, and are aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding child protection. While we understand there are legislative obligations we must follow, we believe it is also our responsibility as educators to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, and to provide the children at our service with the opportunity to develop to their full potential free from any form of harm and abuse. We will implement a child protection risk management strategy to ensure the safety of children is paramount, and the service will always act quickly in the best interests of a child.

480 Wheelers Lane, Dubbo, NSW 2830

Providing care for your most precious gifts

Today's Children, Tomorrow's Leaders

About Us

Little Learners is a locally owned and operated long day care centre and preschool in Dubbo, providing the highest standards of care, attention and education for all our littlies. Feel at home at our modern centre - our staff are highly trained, passionate and consistent.

Open 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday   |   Closed public holidays

© Little Learners 2015

Contact Us

Phone: (02) 6885 4626
Email: littlelearners.10@bigpond.com
Address: 480 Wheelers Lane
Dubbo NSW 2830


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