Welcome to Creative Play Ferny Grove Child Care

Centre.

 

Creative Play Ferny Grove Child Care Centre is a private centre established with the aim of providing the highest quality care and education to cater for the needs of children and their families. 

The Service Approval is granted subject to conditions set out in Section 51 of the Education and Care Services National Law and any conditions prescribed in the Education and Care Services National Regulations. Provider Approval is subject to the approved provider complying with the provisions of the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations, 2011. The Centre is rated overall at:

         MEETING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD.

We hope your association with us will be a long and happy one.

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

                               

7:00am  to  6.00pm Weekdays

 

The Centre is open 52 weeks a year, except for Public Holidays.

 

CENTRE PHILOSOPHY

 

Our aim is to provide a warm, friendly and caring environment where each child will receive encouragement to develop socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually.

We believe that one of the most important aims of the Centre is the development of high self-esteem in children.  We recognise that each child has unique capabilities and our programmes support and encourage each child to develop self-confidence and to see themselves as a capable individual.

Our aim is to support and compliment parents in the role of nurturing children through the early childhood years.

At any time, parents can access information about:

activities and experiences provided by the Centre;

child development outcomes and goals set to achieve these.

Please inform the Centre of any change of information outlined in your child’s enrolment form (especially if there are any changes in custody
arrangements) as this could save any future inconvenience or
misunderstanding.

At our Centre we have no discriminatory policies and we
welcome children and their families from all walks of life.

 

STAFF

Staff members at Creative Play are Early Childhood professionals with the appropriate experience, qualifications, knowledge and training in Early Childhood development and care. Centre staff members work together as a team to provide a relaxed and friendly environment for the children and families. Staff members are encouraged to upgrade their qualifications and keep up-to-date with Early Childhood Development through in-service training.

The National Law determines the staff ratio. These ratios are:

15 months – 2.5 years 1 : 5

2.5 years – 3.5 years 1 : 8

3 years – 6 years 1 : 12

All Educators at the Centre have a current First Aid certificate, Anaphylaxis and Asthma training.

Information about staff qualifications and room allocations can
be viewed in the Centre foyer, with the photographs of each
Educator.

 

WHAT TO BRING

You provide food for your child allowing you to maintain an awareness of your child’s eating habits and preferences. Educators will advise you if your child is not eating what you send; uneaten food is sent home. Families are asked to supply their own nappies, allowing you to choose the most appropriate brand for your child.

Please remember to NAME EVERYTHING, bags, clothes, lunch boxes/bags, shoes, sheets, etc.
Every child needs to bring a bag containing:

  • 1 hat
  • 1 spare set of clothes
  • Spare knickers/underpants if toilet training, (4 pairs)
  • Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea in small separate containers.
  • Drink bottle for water.
  • Fitted cot sheet in a drawstring bag.
  • Nappies, if required, (at least 5 per day).

On enrolment / the beginning of each year parents are asked to pay a levy.

Levy for Toddlers – Pre-Kindy – $35.

Levy for Junior Kindy – Kindy – $25.

 

FEES

Creative Play Ferny Grove Child Care Centre is an accredited recipient of the Commonwealth Child Care Benefit. Parents can apply for Child Care Benefit from the Commonwealth Family Assistance Office.

The Nominated Supervisor is available to assist you with any queries regarding the benefit entitlement from the Family Assistance Office.

Fees are payable weekly, fortnightly or monthly in advance.

Subject to availability, places may be allocated for casual care during the day in response to a request made to the Nominated Supervisor.

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Full fees will be payable if the child is normally booked on that day.

The Nominated Supervisor is available to assist you with any queries regarding the benefit entitlement from the Family Assistance Office.

 

PROGRAMS

Copies of the programs are available for viewing in each room. Parents are encouraged to provide input to these programs. A copy of the room routine is attached to this handbook.

Parents can ask to see their child’s developmental records at any time.

 

GOALS

Each room has a set of goals for their group. These can be viewed in the relevant room.

 

PERSONAL TOYS

Sufficient toys are provided for the children’s use at the Centre. It would be appreciated if the children’s own toys and possessions are not brought to the Centre.

 

STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS

The Centre will occasionally provide students and volunteers undertaking Early Childhood studies with practical work experience in child development. You will be informed of these visits by your child’s group leader.

 

STAFFING DURING REST PERIODS

For the Toddlers Group which includes children under 2 years of age the number of staff will be 2 to comply with the ratio for the group as stated in Schedule 1.

For the Pre-Kindergarten Group, the Kindergarten Group and the Preschool Group the number of staff will be 1 less than the number required to comply with the ratio for the group stated in Schedule 1 (but at least 1). In addition to these qualified carers, there will be always be at least 2 adult staff members present at the Centre working in these rooms and able to attend with any of these groups immediately if required.

 

EMERGENCY AND EVACUATION DRILLS

A fire drill will be held monthly to provide staff and volunteers at the centre with adequate instruction for safety evacuation of the child care centre in the case of fire or other emergencies and in the use of fire safety equipment.

 

PARENT CONCERNS

Should you have any concerns or queries regarding the service provided, the Nominated Supervisor is on hand to discuss the matter with you. We will value these concerns for the opportunity they give us to improve our service.

The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care has approved Creative Play Ferny Grove Child Care Centre in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011.

Information regarding these regulations is available from the Nominated Supervisor or can be obtained from the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.  Their address and telephone number is:

The Office for Early Childhood Education and Care has approved Creative Play Ferny Grove Child Care Centre in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011. 

Information regarding these regulations is available from the Nominated Supervisor or can be obtained from the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care.  Their address and telephone number is:

                         Nundah Regional Office

                        Early Childhood Education and Care

                         Level 2, Circa Building

                         1231 Sandgate Road

                         Nundah, 4012.

                         Phone: (07) 3634 0532          

                         Fax: (07) 3634 0593

                         Website www.deta.qld.gov.au

The Centre is rated overall at:

MEETING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD.