Policies Information

Preschool Policies

You are welcome to look at the Wingham District Kindergarten Preschool’s policies and procedures which are located in the entry area of the preschool.
Wingham Preschool Policies meet the Education and Care Services National Regulations and are listed below.

A & B

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Policy; Additional Needs Policy; Administration of Authorised Medication Policy; Animal and Pet Policy; Bike Safety Policy; Bush Fire Policy

C & D

CCTV Policy; Chemical Spills Policy; Child Protection Policy; Continuity of Education and Care Policy; Cystic Fibrosis Policy; Death of a Child Policy; Death of an Educator Policy; Delivery and Collection of Children Policy

E & F

Education, Curriculum and Learning Policy; Educator and Management Policy; Emergency Management and Evacuation Policy; Emergency Service Contact Policy; Enrolment Policy; Environmental Sustainability Policy; Epilepsy Policy; Excursion Policy; Family Law and Access Policy; Fees Policy; Food, Nutrition and Beverage Policy

G & H

Governance Policy; Grievance Policy; Head Lice Policy; Health, Hygiene and Safe Food Policy; HIV AIDS Policy

I & J & K & L

Immunisation and Disease Prevention Policy; Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy; Infectious Diseases Policy; Lock Up Policy; Lockdown Policy

M & N & O

Medical Conditions Policy; National Quality Framework Policy; Orientation for Children Policy

P

Parental Interaction and Involvement in the Service Policy; Photography Policy; Physical Activity Promotion Policy; Physical Environment (Workplace Safety, Learning and Administration) Policy; Policy and Procedure Review Policy; Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

Q & R & S

Record Keeping and Retention Policy; Relationships with Children Policy; Sand Pit Policy; Sleep, Rest, Relaxation and Clothing Policy; Social Media Policy; Staffing Arrangements Policy

T & U & V & W & X & Y & Z

Technology Usage Policy; Tobacco, Drug and Alcohol Policy; Transportation Policy; Unenrolled Children Policy; Work Health and Safety Policy

A summary of a number of policies are listed below.

Governance Policy

The Board of Directors works in partnership with the Preschool Authorised Supervisor/Manager to operate the centre based ‘Wingham Preschool’ service and the ‘Flying Fox Mobile Preschool’ service. As part of your child’s enrolment, a parent becomes a member of ‘Wingham District Preschool Kindergarten’ and are welcome to join the ‘Board of Directors’ at the annual general meeting in March. Attending board meetings is a way to be actively involved in the Preschool’s management and planning.

Parental Interaction and Involvement in the Service Policy

Educators welcome you to be a part of your child’s learning and development. You are welcome to share with educators any ideas or ask for information about how you can be involved in the preschool service. Newsletters include events and suggestions of how you can be involved with the preschool service. If you have a skill you would like to share with us e.g. sewing, pottery, playing an instrument, cooking, teaching us another language, please discuss this with educators. Any way you are involved is welcome and appreciated.

Medication

Medication will only be given to your child at Preschool if:

  • the relevant details are given on the medication form and the form is signed
  • the medication is given to a staff member, please do not leave medication in your child’s bag
  • the medication is clearly identified with a doctor’s label with your child’s name, dosage, expiry date etc.

Immunisation and Disease Prevention Policy & Infectious Disease Policy

To enrol any child in a New South Wales childcare service, it is required by law that all children must provide a copy of their immunisation status with their enrolment forms, prior to commencing preschool. Health and hygiene procedures included in the daily routine by children and educators, are to ensure a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

If you suspect your child of having an infectious disease or early symptoms of illness, your child should be kept at home until you have the symptoms checked out by your local doctor, thereby protecting your child and other children in the Preschool from unnecessary exposure to illness.

A Summary of communicable/infectious diseases requiring exclusion from the Preschool, is included below:

Conjunctivitis – until discharge has cleared from eyes
Diarrhoea – If symptoms persist after 24 hours see your doctor
Chicken pox – 7 days after spots appear and no new spots
Measles – At least 5 days from appearance of rash
Rubella – At least 5 days from appearance of rash
Mumps – At least 10 days after swelling appears
Head lice – Until treated and head is free of nits
Impetigo – no exclusion if being treated and covered. Uncovered, excluded until sores are treated.
Ringworm – Until treatment has begun and a medical certificate is produced indicating so
Whooping cough – for at least 3 weeks and until a medical certificate is produced.

Signs and symptoms to be alert for:

A high temperature or fever above 38°C, a severe cold, the child seems sick without obvious symptoms e.g. unusually tired, pale, irritable or lethargic, vomiting or loose bowel motions and/or rashes – any irritation you cannot identify, red, swollen or discharging eyes.

The director may request that any child who is unwell be taken home, especially if they have symptoms of an infectious illness. Parents will be contacted if their child falls ill while at Preschool. If the parent cannot be contacted someone on your emergency contact list (on your enrolment form) will be contacted.

Privacy and Confidentiality Policy

Why do we collect information?

Educators can provide a better learning environment for your child when they know them well. Sometimes, that includes collecting information to help them create a program that meets the individual needs of your child. Collecting information from parents and guardians also allows us to calculate the correct fees you should pay e.g. if you are entitled to a fee reduction.

What information do we collect?

Examples of information that we collect, include your child’s name, age and special needs, emergency contact details and any other relevant information or information specified by the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the Department of Education.

Who do we tell?

We share your information with the educators of the Preschool, where necessary. The pink enrolment form allows the service to obtain parent/guardian’s permission authorising the exchange of personal or sensitive information. We may request parent/guardian permission to share information with doctors, speech therapists, counsellors etc.

If you would like to read the policies and procedures at the preschool, they are located in the entrance area of the preschool.