We have a range of policies and have selected small snippets from what we think will be most valuable for parents/caregivers. You will find the full policy folder, located by the sign in desk if you wish to review these further.
Developing children’s social competence
At Star Early Learning we believe that developing children’s social competence should be a positive and nurturing experience and that individual needs of the children must be taken into account. It is important that the boundaries of acceptable behaviour are made clear and consistent so that they can feel secure and happy in their environment.
Illness and infectious diseases
At Star Early Learning we aim to provide an environment where your child’s health is a priority. It is under the discretion of the individual’s parent/caregiver to decide if their child is well enough to attend, however if the child is or becomes unwell at Star and they can no longer happily participate in the programme, the child’s parent/caregiver will be contacted and requested to collect the child. If a child/adult has had been unwell with a contagious illness they must not return to the centre until cleared, although a 48 hour period is essential for tummy bugs, conjunctivitis and other infectious diseases.
Star Early Learning is open:
Monday to Friday 7.45am—5.15pm.
*We require a minimum booking of six hours per week, over two days.
- Children will be put to bed by their primary caregiver where practicable.
- No child will have access to fluids or food while in bed, including bottles.
- Routines are flexible to meet the individual sleep needs of children in consultation with parents. When needed children are able to bring comfort items from home.
- In keeping to the individual sleep needs of children, we do not wake children from sleep but allow them to wake naturally when possible.
We aim to ensure all children and staff are protected from the harmful effects of excessive ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun. It is the parent’s responsibility to apply sunscreen before their child comes to Star and to provide a suitable named sunhat for their time here. We will reapply sunscreen when required and encourage the children to wear their hat while outside. We will also use shade sails in terms 1 and 4 to provide suitable shaded areas.