"Parent Information Sheet - Namut Occasional Care"
Childrens Services Parent Information Sheet - Namut Occasional Care NAMUT OCCASIONAL CARE CHILD CARE CENTRE 5 Hurley Street Campbelltown 2560 Phone - 4627 4527 DATA AND DOCUMENT CONTROL Childrens Services Revised Date: 10/08/2009 Page 1 DW1532752 Review Date: 30/09/2011 Version: 4 Introduction Welcome to Namut Occasional Child Care Centre. We look forward to a long and happy partnership with you and your family. For more detailed information about how our Council centres operate please read the Childrens Services Long Day Care/Occasional Care Parent Information Booklet. Please keep this information sheet with your booklet, as they will help you to understand how the centre operates and may be useful for you to refer to throughout the year. If you have any questions, please ask the centre staff. History Of Service Namut, which is a service provided by Campbelltown City Council, has been open since 1996 and provides a quality child care service. Licensing The centre is licensed by the Department of Community Services to care for children aged 0 – 6 years each day. Staff Who Work At This Centre If you look at the noticeboards in the foyer of the centre you will see photographs and information about all the staff who work here. If you see someone working in the centre and you cannot identify them, please ask a member of staff and they will tell you about this person’s role. Hours Of Operation The centre is open from 8.15am – 4.45pm Monday to Friday. The centre is unlicensed outside these hours so if you arrive in the morning before the centre opens we ask that you remain with your child until the opening time. A late fee of $1.00 per minute will be charged if you are late picking up your child. DATA AND DOCUMENT CONTROL Childrens Services Revised Date: 10/08/2009 Page 2 DW1532752 Review Date: 30/09/2011 Version: 4 Fees Fees need to be paid prior to care taking place. There are several options for payment of fees. Payment in Person Payments may be made in person at the following locations At the centre by EFTPOS or Credit Card (staff at the centre can not accept cash or cheques) or Council offices located on the corner of Queen and Broughton Streets Campbelltown and Eagle Vale Central located on the corner of Emerald Drive and Feldspar Road, Eagle Vale by Cash, Cheque, Money Order, EFTPOS, Mastercard of Visa. All credit card payments will incur a Merchant Service Fee surcharge as indicated on the back of your statement of fees More details about your fee payments are in the Childrens Services Parent Information Booklet. Meals Meals are not provided at occasional care therefore parents are asked to pack a lunch, for example sandwiches, sultanas, yoghurt, cheese etc and a drink. Morning and afternoon tea is served to the children. You will need to bring a piece of fruit or packet of biscuits for the children to share. What To Bring The staff try to make sure the children are clothed properly for indoor and outdoor play and for rest time. Please help us by providing the following items labelled clearly with your child’s name A sunhat for all year round clearly labelled with your child’s name. Spare clothes 1 – 2 sets (include undies and socks). A bag for belongings that your child can undo and do up. Soft toy for rest time, if your child needs one. Supportive closed in shoes that fit (sandshoes, sneakers or sandals in summer). No thongs or reef shoes please. A top with sleeves (singlet tops and strappy dresses do not provide adequate sun protection). Winter Warm coat, sloppy joe or jumper. Gloves. In winter the staff will check the weather before deciding whether to let the children play outside. Babies and toddlers should also bring the following Enough baby formula made up for the day in your baby’s plastic bottle. Please label the bottles with your child’s name and give them to staff when you get to the centre so they can place the bottles in the fridge. A spare change of clothes – labelled. A dummy (if needed) – labelled. Favourite rest time toy (if needed). Disposable nappies or cloth, pilchers and nappy pins to go home in – labelled. Numerous pairs of training pants (when necessary) – labelled. DATA AND DOCUMENT CONTROL Childrens Services Revised Date: 10/08/2009 Page 3 DW1532752 Review Date: 30/09/2011 Version: 4 Please don’t let your child bring the following things to the centre: Any food containing nut products (please see your Parent Information Booklet for more detail). Thongs, reef shoes or clogs. Toy guns/knives/handcuffs. Plastic bags. Lollies, chocolate, chips or chewing gum. “Best” clothes. Valuable jewellery. Money. Toys. Please do not leave medication in your children’s bag – please hand to staff. Our Nappy System Namut has a disposable and cloth nappy system. Please supply enough cloth or disposable nappies for your child to last each day they attend. All nappies should be clearly labelled and placed in the “nappy box”. Your child’s nappy will be checked and changed according to their individual needs and before and after sleeps, before meals and before they go home. Please check our nappy changing chart in the room for details at the end of each day. If you would like any cream, powder or wipes applied at nappy changing time, you will need to fill in and sign a medication authorisation form. Label the cream or powder with your child’s name and give it to a member of staff. In Conclusion Please feel free to talk to any of the staff if you would like more information or are unsure about something, which is happening at the centre. Let us know about your childcare needs and suggestions. Some other Council community services for children are outlined in the Parent Information Booklet. We look forward to caring for your child and to all of your family’s involvement in our centre. DATA AND DOCUMENT CONTROL Childrens Services Revised Date: 10/08/2009 Page 4 DW1532752 Review Date: 30/09/2011 Version: 4