Blossoming Butterflies (Nursery)
We are registered for 8 children each day with a ratio of 1 adult to 4 children.
Parents are asked to provide the following items each day they attend:
- Water bottles or drinking cups
- Sun hat (bucket or legionnaire)
- Formula milk or breast milk. Alternative cow’s milk is supplied by the centre and only an empty bottle needs to be provided.
- Disposable nappies (minimum 4 each day) these will be clearly labeled with your child’s name and be placed in the nappy baskets within the change facility. Full time children may leave a packet at the centre.
- Change of clothing (labeled) in a clearly marked bag (non plastic) including socks and jumper for cold days and gumboots and water proof jackets for rainy days.
- Toilet training children are required to bring 4 changes of clothing which includes trainer pants. All personal items need to be labeled and placed in a clearly marked bag (non plastic). Please do not use overalls, tights, stockings, jeans, belts or tight fitting clothes during this process.
- Comforters – dummy, teddy, blanket.
Families are kindly asked to donate a piece of fruit daily for Crunch & Sip.
Children in this group could start to show signs of toilet training, this is begun after consultation with parents. Best results are achieved through working together.
Must be clearly labeled and handed to staff on arrival. Full cream milk is provided by the centre so only an empty bottle needs to be provided. This will be rinsed after use and placed in your child’s bag. As dental care is starting to become important at this stage, we try and discourage the use of teats and promote drinking cups for milk. Leaflets on dental care can be located in the foyer.
The centre follows the SIDS & KIDS safe sleeping routines, leaflets can be located in the foyer. Mattresses are provided for children to rest between 11.30am and 1.30pm. All sheets and blankets are provided by the centre and washed regularly in our centre laundry. Sleep patterns may vary as group care does have many distraction. Educators will do their best to follow parent’s request. Children will not be forced to sleep but encouraged to rest. Children who do not sleep will be able to participate in quiet activities within the classroom. However, parents who request a child not to sleep must acknowledge that at times some children may require a short nap due to recovering from an illness or busy weekend. Cosy corners are provided for children who wish to rest at other times during the day.
Four disposable nappies are to be provided each day. Baby wipes are provided by the centre. If you would like your child to have nappy cream applied, a medication form must be completed before it can be used.
Please dress you child in clothing that is easy for them to remove. Please no overalls, tights, stockings, jeans, belts or tight fitting clothes during this process. Children will be praised with stickers, stamps and words of encouragement. Helpful leaflets are available to assist families in the process.
We discourage parents from bringing food, lollies and toys to the centre.
We understand that many children like to bring in their own toys, however ‘sharing’ these items can be a difficult concept for young children to grasp. The centre takes no responsibility for lost or broken items. To avoid the loss of personal items, which are brought into the centre, please make sure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Each classroom has its own lost property box for all unlabeled found items. All unclaimed class items will be moved to the foyer stand at the end of each month, then donated to St Vincent’s charity shop on the 20th of each month.
Sometimes children accidently take the centre’s toys/hats home in bags and pockets. We kindly ask that you return any items to an educator so we can clean and place them away. Replacing ‘lost’ items is very expensive.