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Policy Documents

Kallista Kindergarten’s Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Kallista Kindergarten is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Kallista Kindergarten has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Kallista Kindergarten is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in Kallista Kindergarten has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

Our Policies

At Kallista Kindergarten, our practice adheres to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and the National Quality Standard. Our kindergarten is supported by comprehensive policies and procedures.  All current policies are available for viewing in the foyer at kinder, and some are available below to download in PDF format.

From time to time we review our policies and we welcome feedback from parents during this process.  If you would like to comment on a policy currently under review,  for details of proposed new or amended policies or asked for it to be emailed to you or download from this page.

After a period of review and feedback, the Committee will decide to adopt a draft policy and then implement the policy including giving 14 days notice to parents/guardians before making any change to a policy or procedure that would affect fees, have a significant impact on any child or affect a family’s ability to use the service.

 

The following policies are under review with the Committee of Management.

Parents have 14 days to review and respond before they are adopted into kindergarten practice.

If you would like to provide comment on a policy or have questions, please contact the Committee of Management.

Our policies include:

Children’s health and safety

Physical environment

Staffing arrangements

Relationships with Children

Partnerships with families and communities

Leadership and service management

Educational Program and Practice

 

The abbreviated policies accepted by parents / guardians during enrolment offers are available here.

A child-centred 3 and 4-year old kindergarten program inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education