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23Feb
2012
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Sharing information

Please help your child by providing your educator with any information that may affect your child’s health or behaviour. Let your educator know of any changes in your home situation. Some ideas to help your child settle into care are: If possible visit your educator’s home a couple of times before you begin care. This will familiarise your child […]

23Feb
2012
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Absence/ Sickness/ Holliday/ Public holliday

Contracted care needs to be paid for each week, whether or not your child attends, i.e. fees still apply for absences due to sickness and holidays. The full fee is charged if a child does not attend care for any reason on their contracted days. If your educator is closed due to illness or holiday no fees […]

23Feb
2012
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Attendance records

It is a State and Commonwealth Government requirement that you complete the attendance records for every day your child is booked into care, including absences.You must record and sign the times your child is delivered to and collected from the family day care home. The attendance record is a legal document that allows us to […]

23Feb
2012
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Delivery and collection of children

No unauthorized person is able to pick up your child without prior notification to your educator. Children are your responsibility until signed into care and become your responsibility once signed out of care. Siblings accompanying you during delivery and collection times remain your responsibility.

23Feb
2012
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Pre-primary and School aged children

Under the CCB system a child becomes school aged once they commence pre-primary and Child Care Benefit is paid on 85% of a parent’s CCB assessed percentage.Under Child Care Licensing Regulations a pre-primary child can be counted as a school child once they attend full day sessions. For pre-primary children before and after school rates […]

23Feb
2012
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Contracted hours

It is important that you adhere to contracted times. If you are unavoidably detained please phone your educator. If the hours you have contracted are no longer suitable please discuss a change of contract with your educator. Time used outside your contract may incur a penalty fee, which is paid directly to your educator.

23Feb
2012
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Termination of care

You or your educator have the right to terminate care. When care is no longer required, a minimum of two week’s notice is necessary.Please refer to your educator’s individual policy to confirm the length of notice required. The scheme should be notified when care ceases.

23Feb
2012
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Children who are unwell

Under Child Care Regulations educators are required to refuse to admit a child who is suffering from a communicable disease, which might prejudice the health of other children or the educator. We follow the WA Health Department guidelines and recommendations. Please note these guidelines state that children must be excluded from care for at least […]

23Feb
2012
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Behaviour management

Educators use positive guidance techniques in their management of children’s behaviour. Please talk to your educator regarding her policy on discipline and behaviour management. You may request a copy of the scheme’s policy “Guiding Children’s Behaviour”.

23Feb
2012
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Program

Your educator develops a program of experiences to cater for the needs and interests of children in her care. Educators welcome ideas, suggestions and comments about their program and information about what your children really enjoy doing. If you have any craft materials or items such as home corner equipment or dress-ups, particularly from your […]

23Feb
2012
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Scheme Policies

Scheme policies are developed through consultation with the management committee, staff, educators and parents. The scheme values input and this is sought through newsletters, management committee meetings, direct contact and email. All scheme policies including Child Protection, Grievance and Privacy, are available for you to access on request. To view the scheme policies please ask […]

23Feb
2012
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Child Protection

The scheme follows current child protection guidelines set down by the Department for Communities. Educators and the scheme have policies and procedures that promote a child protective environment. Please discuss with your educator her child protection procedures, or ask to access a copy of the policy.

23Feb
2012
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Grievance

The Scheme fosters positive relations between all parents, staff and educators. We welcome your contact with scheme staff should you have any concerns. Please phone us on 9359 5595 to discuss the procedure if you wish to address a grievance. We are willing to make an appointment for a confidential discussion with you. Alternatively you […]

23Feb
2012
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Privacy

All information held by educators and the scheme is kept in a confidential manner and accessed only by those authorised to do so.The scheme recognises and supports the rights of all individuals to privacy and confidentiality of their private and personal records in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.Information is collected for a specific purpose […]

23Feb
2012
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Visit Cards

Scheme staff visit educators in their homes on a regular basis to provide them with support and resources. When we have visited your educator and observed your child in care we will leave a visit card.Feel free to contact us for a chat about your child’s development. Please phone us on 9359 5595.

23Feb
2012
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Quality Assurance

We are an accredited service under the Family Day Care Quality Assurance system. Quality assurance is administered by the National Childcare Accreditation Council. This ongoing process identifies areas of strength, achievements and areas for improvement and influences all areas of care.Feedback from parents, children, educators, management committee and staff is a vital part of Quality […]

27Jan
2012
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Enrolments

When you have chosen your educator, you will be asked to complete the educator enrolment form. You will need to show your educator a copy of your child’s birth certificate and their immunisation record. It is important for your child that you discuss his/her needs and interests, so that your educator can best meet your […]

27Jan
2012
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Choosing your Home Based Educator

Each educator offers an individual style of care. When meeting an educator take the time to look at their Policy and Procedure file.To help in this important decision here are some things to discuss: your child’s routine. the educator’s menu and any special food requirements. the educator’s program and activities available for your child. hours of […]

27Jan
2012
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Priority of Access

The scheme has an obligation to comply with all Australian Government funding guidelines. Children are placed within the scheme according to access guidelines. Please contact staff for clarification of these guidelines.

27Jan
2012
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Fees

Educators are members of Kids Community Family Day Care Scheme however they are self employed and set their own fee schedule. You will need to discuss with your educator her policy regarding the payment of fees.

27Jan
2012
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Child care benefit

Child Care Benefit (CCB) is available to most parents and is assessed on the gross family income. Please contact the Family Assistance Office (FAO) on 13 61 50 to discuss your eligibility to receive CCB and to link your Customer Reference Number (CRN) to child care benefit. You may choose to receive assistance as a […]

27Jan
2012
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Other things to think about

Opening your home to families and children takes a special kind of person who is able to adapt to different people, cultures and lifestyles. It is important you discuss the implications of running a business from home with your own family, as you will need their ongoing support.

27Jan
2012
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Illness/ Injury/ Medication

Please let your educator know if your child has been unwell or injured since last attending care. Before any medication can be given to your child, your permission must be given in writing with times and doses clearly stated. Your educator should also be informed if your child has had medication at home even if […]

27Jan
2012
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Educator’s Holidays

When your educator takes holidays we will endeavour to offer you a temporary place with another educator. However we cannot guarantee to be able to do this. Please phone us to discuss an alternative placement if required.