Parent communication /involvement

our teachers are our greatest asset

This is vital to ensure maintenance of a quality service. Your contribution of ideas, experiences and skills are welcomed and greatly valued. You may be able to share your skills and experiences in Music, Craft, Cooking and Storytelling etc to enhance your child’s program at the Service.

Parents are welcome to visit or call the Service at any time. If you have any talents or hobbies, we welcome and encourage to please share them with the children. Our Service has an open door policy. You and your family are welcome to visit the Service at any time.

 
A partnership of care

We believe the best way to work with you and your child is by building a partnership of care. To do this we want you to feel:

■ Welcomed, recognised, acknowledged and respected by all our Educators.

■ That your child is really known by, and really knows, the people who care for him or her.

■ You are given lots of information about what is occurring and are asked for your views.

■ You are involved in making decisions about your child's experiences.

■ You and your child are received and greeted upon arrival.Your child is happy, secure and engaged.

■ Your child is not just looked after but really cared for.

Communication channels

We endeavour to keep parents up to date with what's happening at our centre in the following ways:

■ Notice Boards

■ Monthly Newsletter

■ Children's Pockets

■ Assessments of individual children

■ Daily Diary – an overview of the day

■ Health and safety issues, e.g., immunisation

■ "How is my child today" book

■ Parent Interviews

Parent Grievances

We welcome parents comments and concerns in any area of our work and encourage parents to speak with us if you have any concerns or comments that may help us improve Little Diggers Preschool or our performance. Staff are always available to discuss the day-to-day care and education of your child. If you would like a longer time to discuss your issues, please make an appointment with the director. We really need to hear your concerns so that every endeavour can be made to resolve any issues and assist with our continual improvement.  

A copy of our grievance policy is available from our Centre Policy Binder.

Information received through written and spoken communication with families will be treated with discretion. At any time if you require a private discussion with our Educators, please inform us. This can happen face to face or by phone.

 
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What's on
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A friendship is formed....Visitng our Grandfriends in the care homes

As a part of our weekly programme, we just love visiting the residents in the care homes, affectionately known as the 'Grandfriends'. It is so heart warming to see friendships form between the residents and the children at Little Diggers.   ►   details...

 

  Wednesday 20th April, 2018
RSL ANZAC Service

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  Friday 21st December 2018
Christmas Holiday Period

Little Diggers Preschool will be closed for 2 weeks only at Christmas Time. we will re open on Monday 7th Jan 2019   ►   details...

 

What other's say

A centre at the War Vets - that's amazing – well done! As a family with no grandparents in the country we would have loved our children to have had that experience. How special for the kids and the residents. I also think it would be a fabulous news story and the amazing relationships that will develop. Let me know if and when you are keen to get some publicity as I can think of heaps of publications that would be keen to feature that story!
Katie