Partnerships with Families
We believe strongly in:
- creating and maintaining collaborative partnerships with families, children and educators; and
- creating respectful supportive relationships with families.
These are developed and maintained through an effective enrolment and orientation process and continues throughout the time at the Centre. In consultation with families, we offer a settling in timetable that assists to ensure children settle into Kindergarten at a comfortable pace. This involves an initial interview where you and your child meet the staff, discuss information and allow your child to become familiar with the environment. We have an Open House policy that means you are always welcome to visit the Centre to support your child’s needs.
We believe that an open line of communication is very important between the Centre and the child’s parents/guardians. Our staff are available at various times to meet with parents/guardians to discuss any issues that may arise throughout the year. We also regularly communicate through emails, newsletters and noticeboards.
We welcome family involvement in our curriculum, you are welcome to come and play during a kinder session, or chat to our teaching staff about ways you can participate in the program. In the past, we have had parents share a special skill, a song, a recipe, or teach the children about their culture. Some parents help with fixing broken equipment or weeding the garden. There are lots of ways to be involved!
We welcome our families to share any special skills with us at Kinder. We can incorporate these skills in our curriculum – these could include cooking, playing a musical instrument, acting, a craft, wood work, gardening, storytelling etc.
We seek the assistance of a parent representative for each class. This role plays a very important part in supporting our Educators and acts as a liaison between Educators and parents. The class representative assists in fundraising and organising social events for parents to help them get to know each other. Events might include family picnics and dinners.
Board of Management
Our Kinder is run by a voluntary Board of Management, and we welcome new members to become involved with helping to oversee the strategic direction of the Kindergarten and Community Centre.. If you are interested in contributing to the development of our service, please contact the office for further information.
For more information, go to http://acecqa.gov.au/