Aberfoyle Park Campus Preschool - General Information

CLOTHES

 

WHAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BRING EACH DAY

Your child will need a suitable bag that is large enough to hold fruit, a cup and clothing etc. Please ensure that your child is able to manage the fastenings of the bag.

Please name bags and all other items clearly. E.g. cups, jumpers hats etc
It is good training in independence for children to be responsible for both hanging up and collecting their own bag.

Children need to bring a named unbreakable cup and a sun safe hat.

CLOTHES - WHAT TO BRING

Please dress your child in comfortable clothing that he/she is able to manage on his/her own. This is especially important for toileting. Please keep a spare change of clothing in your child's bag (accidents do happen).

Hats are essential all year. A broad brimmed or legionnaire style is recommended. Sunscreen should also be applied before Kindergarten.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

Sign-on folders are placed outside at the beginning of each session. Please mark off your child's name. This is important for your child's safety, as in an emergency it will provide an accurate record of the children in attendance.
There is a separate folder for Group 1,Group 2 and Pre-Entry.

Parents are most welcome to stay and participate in activities at the commencement of a child's session.

Please do not leave your child unattended in the playground before a session, as staff are unable to supervise them at this time.

If someone different is to collect your child on a particular day please write this in the diary on the kitchen bench.

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LIBRARY

Children will visit the Campus Resource Centre once a week. All children are given a library bag when they enrol. Please name it for them.

  • Group A Monday mornings
  • Group B Wednesday mornings

PARENT PARTICIPATION
Please feel free to share any skills you may have (such as gardening, cooking, music, craft etc) with the children. Arrangements can be made with staff.

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PARENT LIBRARY
Books, videos and community information brochures are available for borrowing.

LITERACY KITS
These are available for loan. Please fill out the card with child's name, date borrowed and date returned.

SNACKS AND DRINKS

Please send along a healthy snack for your child each day. This could include fruit, vegetables or cheese. Muesli bars, chips, etc are not suitable, as they are very high in fat and sugar. Please send small pieces of fruit that your child can manage to eat easily and without too much waste.

On your child’s full day a lunch box with a healthy lunch.  This could include a sandwich, salad or cold meat.  A small extra item is also fine to include i.e. small yoghurt, dried fruit or rice crackers.  Please remember we are a nut and egg aware centre and ask that you support this by not sending any products with these items in them i.e. no cake, muesli bars. 

Filtered water is offered when children are thirsty and they are encouraged to help themselves. Please do not send cordial, juice or soft drink to kindergarten as this encourages wasps and ants.

Children will need to bring a named plastic cup or water bottle so they can help themselves to water when they are thirsty.

No nuts of any kind please.

NO WAR TOYS
The kindergarten is a war toy free zone. Please do not allow your child to bring weapons, Batman capes or media - type toys to kindergarten. These tend to inhibit creativity and produce aggressive, stereo type play.

WE WOULD PREFER THAT CHILDREN DID NOT BRING ANY TOYS TO KINDERGARTEN, AS THESE ARE OFTEN LOST OR DAMAGED

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