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The Centre promotes open communication and consultation between families and staff in all aspects of its operation. Information is conveyed via emails, foyer displays, telephone and family pockets.
- Staff discuss matters concerning each child only with the relevant caregiver/s. Staff use the arrival and departure times to ensure information is exchanged with families including children’s eating habits and food preferences. Staff are available to discuss matters of concern, developments or issues about the daily routine at a mutually agreeable time.
- Parents are encouraged to offer suggestions about the children's program. Suggestion sheets, which allow for management response, are situated in the front foyer.
- Information about the program is placed in each room and emailed home to families. Information about events, activities in the Centre and the weekly menu is placed in the foyer and rooms.
- The Centre publishes regular newsletters, which include information about the Centre, news from each of the rooms and notice of upcoming events. Parents are invited to contribute to the newsletters.
- Families are invited to actively participate in the running of the Centre by attending Committee meetings or joining the Committee of Management or Sub-committees.
- Parent-Carer information sessions, at which parents can schedule interviews with staff to discuss individual issues, are held at least once a year. Parents are encouraged to make additional times to discuss children’s development and programs throughout the year.
- Notices of special events are emailed to all families and displayed prominently in the entrance hall.
Daily Communication Sheets
Room staff use a variety of methods to communicate information to families.
Each day, all families receive a photo communication sheet via email. The sheet provides parents with images of individual children and of the group as a whole, detailing friendships, peer interactions, responses to experiences along with funny comments made by children throughout the day. Information about routines, sleep times and the day’s lunch menu is also included. In addition to the communication sheets, staff in the 0-2 room send home a booklet outlining the child’s daily routine.
Communication sheets are emailed out mid afternoon and allow parents to gain an insight into their child’s day prior to collecting them. The communication sheets are a valuable resource for prompting conversations with children about their day.
For families who do not have regular access to the internet a printed copy of the communication sheet will be available on request.
View a sample communication sheet
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 16:08