Toddlers playing in Natural Playground and running Creek at Glandore Child Care
Our parents are very important to us.
We value our relationships with parents, and aim to ensure that parents feel happy and secure leaving their children in our care, seeing it as an extension of family life. We are proud our our reputation of “The Friendliest Centre” and our goal is that families will find their stay with us an enriching experience. We have a longstanding reputation as an excellent centre, that encourages parents to work in partnership with us for the best outcomes for children.
If you are a new parent, interested in finding out more about us, contact the Director to arrange a time to tour the Centre, or call in mid morning, or mid afternoon. We are happy to show you the area where your child will be cared for, and introduce you to the Educators. We can spend time explaining how the Centre works, and how we will care for your child’s individual educational and physical needs. The room leaders can discuss our educational programs, and how we keep you informed about your child’s activities and progress. We send parents regular digital updates, and messages through the Parent Portal.
To secure your child’s place at the Centre, please email or ring the Director to ensure there is a vacancy. Please carefully fill in the Enrolment Form, and Glandore Direct debit form. Bring these forms, your bond payment, as well as your child’s Immunisation record for enrolment. When enrolling, we will give you an Information Packages for the room your child will be in. You can call our friendly admin staff on 8293 6744 who can assist you with any information you may need
Please download our Handbook for Families, for your use throughout your child’s stay. At enrolment, please share information about your child’s health, allergies, food preferences and any special care requirements. If necessary, the Director will advise you about the Medication Form and Health Care Plans for your child. To ensure that we can optimally cater for your child’s needs please share all relevant information. We value promoting a culture of inclusivity, where all are recognised for their contribution to society. We value the well-being of all children and families.
To keep you up to date with the centre please follow our Facebook page. We will also email or sms you regular updates, and place notices in the foyers. Check out our Pinterest page for a huge amount of ideas in topics such as Parenting, Early Learning, Nutrition, Play and Children’s Development. Daily reports are sent to parents by the Educators, and via the Parent Portal.
We ask families to provide us with feedback about your experiences with us, so we can continue with improving our Quality. The feedback from parents and families is essential to improving our operations and facilities. Please consult with your room leader, or the Director about any concerns you may have in any area of our service.
Parent Consutative Committee
We have a Parent Consultative Committee who assist us with reviewing Policies and Procedures, and giving valued input to our Quality Improvement Plan and discusses ideas in all areas of our operations . All parents are welcome to become part of this ongoing committee which makes a valued contribution to our Centre. If you are interested in attending these meetings, please consult Sarah or Kerry. We’d love to welcome you onto the committee. Meeting dates, agendas, and minutes will be emailed to you.
Special Events or Parent Meetings
Ensure we have your email and mobile details and we will send you notice of special events. Please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have regular special events such as Red Nose Day, Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Special Person Day, Book Week, Multicultural Celebrations, Christmas Concert, and Parent Education Meetings.