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Medication

The medicine book is located just inside the main entrance. All medicines to be given to a child must be authorised by the parent or a caregiver in writing each day.  

Parents and/or caregivers must sign the date, time, medicine, and dose each day upon entry of the Centre. This includes all inhalers, puffers for asthma and all other types.

Allergies to Food

Please parents and/or care givers, advise AAPE staff if your child has any type of intolerance to food or food allergy.  

We at AAPE are very vigilant as practically possible in this area.  

This information must be contained in your childs enrolment form and will be displayed on a white board in the kitchen to inform all staff.

Settling

Parents and/or care givers are always welcome to stay with their child to help settling in.  

We at APPE want all children to have a happy day and as smooth a transition as possible.  

We AAPE therefore before your booking commences, we do require parents and /or care givers to visit the Centre 2-3 times and stay with your child.  

After this our staff are always available to advise on settling and any concerns you may have.

Medication

The medicine book is located just inside the main entrance. All medicines to be given to a child must be authorised by the parent or a caregiver in writing each day.

Please parents and/or care givers the (date, time, medicine, and dose) must be signed each day upon entry of the Centre. This includes all inhalers, puffers for asthma and all other types.

Allergies to Food

Please parents and/or care givers, advise AAPE staff if your child has any type of intolerance to food or food allergy.

We at AAPE are very vigilant as practically possible in this area.

This information must be contained in your childs enrolment form and will be displayed on a white board in the kitchen to inform all staff.

Settling

Parents and/or care givers are always welcome to stay with their child to help settling in.

We at APPE want all children to have a happy day and as smooth a transition as possible.

We AAPE therefore before your booking commences, we do require parents and /or care givers to visit the Centre 2-3 times and stay with your child.

After this our staff are always available to advise on settling and any concerns you may have.

Daily Food

AAPE Centre provides nutritious morning, lunch and a late snack for the children. Our vegetable garden provides much of the daily vegetables for lunch and snacks usually consists of fruit and carrot or cheese sticks and crackers or sandwiches (vegemite, jam etc) or baking e.g. muffins, scones etc).We encourage a healthy diet for our children and humbly request that you also pack a water bottle only and fruit, dried fruit, crackers, plain biscuits, cheese, carrot sticks, hummus etc as supplements. We strongly discourage the children bringing sweets, chocolate bars, coloured snacks, chippies of any high salt, sugar etc. Please label all containers.

We at AAPE we enjoy and love to acknowledge by celebrating Childrens birthdays and those children that are leaving our Centre. If you wish a cake from home is hugely appreciated.

Thank you for your support!

Daily Clothes

Parents and/or givers please ensure your child brings a change of clothes to preschool each day. Please label, name all clothes and shoes.

Please note, Gumboots are great for winter but the children are allowed only to wear these outside. Therefore please include shoes or slippers for inside wear.

Warm jackets and hats or sunhats are essential within season.If your child is in nappies we ask that about five (5) disposable nappies per day are provided.

Toys

As AAPE cannot be responsible for breakages or loss of toys, we humbly ask that you support us by reinforcing this by not allowing the children to bring along their own treasures from home. Please note: This does not include that really special cuddly that a young child may need to ease settling in or sleep time.

Toilet Training

Children that are going through toilet training need lots of extra clothes.

As a suggestion say 3 to 4 pair of undies, extra trousers, shorts, dresses and socks and spare shoes if possible.

We ask not to send the children to the Centre who are being toilet trained in overalls or clothes that are hard to remove in a hurry.

Policy on Child Health and Infectious Diseases

Parents and/or care givers are asked to keep their child at home if she/he is unwell. This policy must be enforced at all times to avoid the spread of infection to staff and other children.

All children with severe colds, infected nasal discharge, conjunctivitis, childhood illness like chickenpox, mumps etc, must not be brought to the Centre.

Children with diarrhea, vomiting must not return until 48 hours after the last incidence of this.If a child becomes unwell while at the Centre, the Admin Officer will contact you.Based on clinical advice we recommend 24 hours of antibiotic treatment if prescribed, before your child returns to preschool.

Accidents at AAPE

All staff at the Centre are as vigilant as practically possible in ensuring that a safe environment for our children is available, but accidents can happen. All accidents are reported and written in the accident book. As a matter of policy, you will receive a copy of this. It will also indicate any treatment given to the child.

Any concerns about your child after a knock or fall will necessitate the Centre phoning you or your contact- the Centre will contact a doctor if necessary, if any charges are incurred these will be billed to you. All staff holds current first aid certificates and are always available to attend to accidents or administer prescribed medication.

Communications

PLEASE you are welcome to contact the Centre Administrator or Licensee, should you have complaints, questions or problems. Constructive feedback is always welcome, please feel free to contact the Centre or speak with staff. It is very important to us that we work collaboratively with you to ensure the best for your children.

Notice Board

Upon entrance you will notice a huge notice board in the hall.

Please check this out for information on all sorts of child related topics and happenings.

All copies of our important policies and relevant manuals that you should read as part of your enrolment are also displayed on this board.

Parents Pockets

These are located in the hallway, with your childs family name.

Any information, newsletters, or receipts are put in these pockets.

We urge you to PLEASE remember to check them daily.

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