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Welcome to The Kinder Garden

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A Place Where Children Grow and Learn!

 

Bossley Park

121-133 Prairie Vale Rd, Bossley Park, NSW, 2176

Phone: (02) 9822 3322

Email: thekindergarden@outlook.com

Opening Hours: 7:30am-6:00pm

Engadine

36 Waratah Rd, Engadine, NSW, 2233

Phone: (02) 9548 3058

Email: engadine@thekindergarden.com.au

Opening Hours: 7:00am-6:00pm

Menai

Level 2, Club Central Building, 44 – 60 Allison Cres, Menai NSW 2234

Phone: (02) 9543 9873

Email: admin@thekindergarden.com.au

Opening Hours:7:00am-6:00pm

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Hill Top

12 Linda Street, Hill Top NSW, 2575

Phone: (02) 4889 8330

Email: hilltop@thekindergarden.com.au

Opening Hours: 7:00am-6:30pm

Renwick – NOW OPEN

3 Whitfield Lane, Mittagong NSW, 2575

Phone: 0447 972 698

Email: renwick@thekindergarden.com.au

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About The Kinder Garden

The Kinder Garden is a family owned and run long day care service, with locations in Bossley Park (in the grounds of Club Marconi), Engadine, Hill Top, Menai (in the grounds of Club Central) and Renwick (MIttagong).

The Approved Providers, Martyn and Helena Downs, have run and established a number of child care services since 1992.

At The Kinder Garden, we understand the need to cater for all families, including the working parent. Our services cover all ages groups and specialise in creating a comfortable, caring environment for each age group individually.

We believe that quality childcare is a vital element in giving Australian children the best possible start in life. This is why we employ passionate and dedicated Educators that provide the children with the much needed education that is required in the early learning years to become confident learners.

Our Philosophy

We, the Early Childhood Educators of The Kinder Garden, will be recognised for our professionalism, our dedication and commitment to provide our 0-5 year old children with an environment that is:

Happy, Warm and Friendly      Creative, Fun and Exciting      Challenging and Stimulating

Supervised, Safe and Secure           Hygienic and Healthy            Loving, Caring and Respectful

We Believe:

Philosophy Part One – Our Children

Philosophy Part Two – Our Families and Educators

Philosophy Part Three – Our Program, Our Environment, Our Community

FAQ

Q. What does The Kinder Garden provide?

Q. What do I need to bring?

Q. How do I enrol my child?

Q. Is there a Bond?

Q. What is the orientation procedure?

Q. Are the Educators qualified?

Q. What are the educator to children ratios?

Q. Can I visit my child whenever I like?

Q. What if my child gets sick?

Q. What activities are provided?

Q. What will my child eat?

Q. What are the hours of Operation?

Q. Do I have to pay for Public Holidays, Sick Days and Holidays?

Q. Can I have make-up days?

Q.How do I apply for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate?

Q. Am I eligible for Child Care Rebate?

Q. How is the Child Care Rebate paid?

Policies and Procedures 2017

 

At The Kinder Garden, we have a number of policies and procedures in place to ensure the smooth and effective running of each of our services. These policies help us to ensure that each child’s health, safety and wellbeing are our number one priority. We invite our families, educators and the community to regularly read and provide us with feedback of each of our policies. As we review our number of policies each month, we will continue to upload them to this space. Click on the link to view each policy

 

General Service Information

Code of Conduct 2017

Management Policies

Assessment and Rating under National Quality Standards Policy 2017

Determining Educational Leader Policy 2017

Determining Responsible Person Policy 2017

Educators and Other Staff Orientation Policy 2017

Enrolment and Orientation Policy 2017

Fees Policy – Renwick 2017

Fees Policy – Hill Top 2017

Fees Policy – Menai 2017

Fees Policy – Engadine 2017

Governance and Management Policy 2017

Open Doors Policy 2017

Policy and Procedure Review Policy 2017

Priority of Access Policy 2017

Recruitment of Educators and other Staff Members Policy 2017

Volunteers Students Visitors Policy 2017

Children Policies

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Policy 2017

Arrival and Departure Policy 2017

Child Orientation Policy 2017

Child Protection Policy 2017

Death of a Child Policy 2017

Guiding Childrens Behaviour Policy 2017

Interactions and Relationships with Children Policy 2017

Providing a Child Safe Environment 2017

Supervision of Children Policy 2017

Water Safety Policy 2017

Parent/Guardian Policies

Family Law and Access Policy 2017

Parent Guardian and Family Involvement Policy 2017

Parent Guardian Communication Policy 2017

Parent Guardian Complaint Grievance Policy 2017

Partnerships with Families Policy 2017

Education and Development Policies

Development Educational Policy 2017

Environmental Sustainability Policy 2017

Excursion Policy 2017

Program Policy 2017

Routine and Transition Policy 2017

Screen Time Policy 2017

Show Tell Policy 2017

Health and Hygiene Policies

Accident and Illness Prevention Policy 2017

Acute Fever Policy 2017

Administration of First Aid Policy 2017

Allergy Policy 2017

Anaphylaxis Policy 2017

Asthma Policy 2017

Bed Linen and Bedding Policy 2017

Bottle Preparation and Hygiene Policy 2017

Child Educators Staff Immunistation Policy 2017

Dental Accidents Policy 2017

Dental Health Policy 2017

Food Preparation Policy 2017

Food Safety Hygiene Policy 2017

Food Storage Policy 2017

Hand Washing Policy 2017

Head Lice Policy 2017

Incident Injury Trauma Illness Policy 2017

Infectious Diseases Policy 2017

Medical Conditions Policy 2017

Nappy Change and Toileting Policy 2017

Nose Wiping Policy 2017

Notifiable Disease Policy 2017

Nutrition Food Beverages Dietary Policy Offsite Prep 2017

Pet Policy 2017

Sun Protection Policy 2017

Water Bottle Policy 2017

Staff Policies

Educator Staff Dress Code Policy 2017

Educator Staff Grievance Policy 2017

Educator Staff Meeting Policy 2017

Educators Staff Returning After a Period of Extended Leave Policy 2017

Ethical Conduct Policy 2017

Illicit Drugs Alcohol Illegal Substances Abuse Policy 2017

Personal Hygiene Policy 2017

Professional Development and Training Policy 2017

Program Policy 2017

Social Media Policy 2017

Staff Appraisals 2017

Staff to Staff Interaction Policy 2017

Working With Children Check Policy 2017

Workplace Health and Safety Policies

Bush Fire Policy 2017

Confidentiality of Records Policy 2017

Emergency and Evacuation Procedures Policy 2017

Equipment Policy 2017

Hazardous Plants Policy 2017

Lock Down Policy 2017

Maintenance of Building Policy 2017

Minimising Use of Toxic Products Policy 2017

No Smoking Policy 2017

Pest Control Policy 2017

Sandpit Policy 2017

Use and Storage of Dangerous Goods Policy 2017

Use of Computers and Email Policy 2017

Work Health and Safety Policy 2017

Helpful Links for Families

MyChild.gov.au

Mychild is Australia’s online childcare portal containing information for families, carers and providers. The website provides information about children’s early learning, care and wellbeing. It includes information on different types of childcare, how to access help with the cost of childcare, a searchable database of local child care services, other relevant links and support.

Family Assistance Office

Family Assistance Offices have been set up in Medicare offices and Centrelink Customer Service Centres across the country, offering a range of payments to support families with their work and family responsibilities. It gives Australian families better access to government services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one place – the Family Assistance Office. Financial assistance includes the Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and Baby Bonus. The Family Assistance Program is the responsibility of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Staying Healthy in Childcare – 5th Edition

Staying Healthy in Childcare is a guide to preventing infectious diseases in an early childhood facility. This guide is used in our policies and practices to ensure effective action is taken to minimise risk and spread of infectious diseases/

Kidsafe

Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia. The Kidsafe website is dedicated to providing parents with information to keep their children safe and prevent injuries around the home and in daily activities.

Healthy Kids

The Healthy Kids website is a joint initiative between the NSW Ministry of Health, NSW Department of Education, Office of Sport and The Heart Foundation. It provides information, resources and support materials about physical activity and healthy eating.

Raising Children Network

Find resources, articles and information from all stages of raising children, from pregnancy to young adults

Playgroup Australia

Visit this website to find organised playgroups in your local area for a chance for you to meet parents with children of a similar age to support and guide each other, and for your children to socialise and play!

ACECQA – Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) oversees the implementation of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and works with the state and territory regulatory authorities to implement and administer the NQF.

Cancer Council Australia

The Cancer Council Website provides information in regards to Sun Safety, including daily UV ratings.

Keep Them Safe – Child Protection

Keep Them Safe is a tool used by ALL Mandatory reporters who suspects a child is at significant risk of harm. Through this website, the Mandatory Reporter Guide can be accessed, and with information inputted by the reporter, the guide will inform them whether or not to call the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

Contact Us

For each centre’s individual details, please click on the Welcome to The Kinder Garden drop down menu and select Our Locations