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.
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:
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:
Our modern centre is designed to help children and families feel at home, ensuring a relaxed learning environment. Our curriculum is based on:
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.
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.
Educators will administer medication to a child:
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.
When it comes to ensuring the health and wellbeing of children in our centre it is important to remember:
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:
For more details on exclusions go to "Staying Healthy: Preventing infectious diseases in early childhood education and care-5th Edition".
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.
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