Delivery and Collection of Children
Regular attendance is important as this allows the children to settle into routines and establish themselves as part of the group. In accordance with the National Quality Standard, collection of children must be by a parent or authorised nominee.
• BRINGING YOUR CHILDREN Please bring your child to the room and wait with them until the door is opened. This is important as there are sometimes unexpected delays to the starting time and on rare occasions the preschool unit may be closed due to unforeseen circumstances.
• ANY SEPARATION PROBLEMS If your child is upset about being left at preschool, please speak to us so that we can formulate a plan with which everyone is comfortable.
• PICKING UP YOUR CHILD Please wait outside. It can be distracting for the children if parents, carers or siblings come into the room. The children only leave the room when their name is called and there is someone there to pick them up. There is a book in each room in which you need to record any person, other than those on your child’s enrolment form, who may be collecting your child. Please also pass this information on to staff. Please be on time to collect your child; many children worry if parents are late. If you need to pick children up from both preschool and school at 3.00, we will be happy for you to collect your preschool child 5 to 10 minutes early.
These are not permitted in the preschool grounds even on leads as they are frightening to some children.
We would appreciate donations of tissues and toilet paper. If each family is able to donate these items, the money saved can be used for educational equipment.
Each child will need their own drink bottle which will be placed on the drinks trolley each day. Children may help themselves to a drink of water at any time during the session. We give them regular reminders to have a drink throughout the day.