Open communication between Parents and staff is essential. A parent sharing child health and developmental information strengthens the connections between home and the centre, and the program can be tailored to meet the individual’s child’s needs. In light of these factors it is important we provide ways to promote a partnership with parents. The centre provides all families with a ‘Communication Plan’ on enrolment, which details the regular opportunities to communicate about your child with staff at the centre. There are many ways the centre will endeavour to communicate with you and facilitate your communication including:
- Noticeboards for each room and the hallway displaying general information
- “Today We Did” daily activity Information sheets/reflection diaries
- Daily care sheets and Whiteboards
- Communication books – next to attendance books in each room for passing on daily messages and reminders to room staff
- Informative Quarterly Centre Newsletters – informing you of program developments special events, policy changes and information on Child related issues and areas
- Regular Room newsletters – From the room Team Leader, highlighting program objectives, experiences and outcomes.
- Brief informal daily discussions for passing on of information at arrival and collection, (please remember that staff cannot have lengthy discussions at these times, as they must be also supervising the all children at all times). If you feel you need to discuss an issue at length please book an appointment time
- Parent/Staff Interviews are offered formally mid-year and available on request at any time, if you have any concerns or queries regarding your child an appointment can be made to discuss these with the Qualified Room Leader or the Coordinator.
- Providing families Information on Child rearing issues and practices via handouts and through the Adult Resource Library, containing books and videos for borrowing (anyone wanting to access these resources should see the Coordinator)