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WESTPAC CHILD CARE. MISSION STATEMENT We succeed only when we meet and exceed the expectations of our parents and children. We have a passion for excellence.

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1 WESTPAC CHILD CARE

2 MISSION STATEMENT We succeed only when we meet and exceed the expectations of our parents and children. We have a passion for excellence and endeavor to set and deliver the highest standards of service, values, integrity and fairness. We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas and cultures. We respect and enrich the communities in which we are involved.

3 TEAM Gary Thomas- CEO. Gavin Weston- COO. Dr Don Zakroczymski- Human Resources Manager Janet Weston- Operations Manager/Education and Planning Kerry Long- Staff Development and Training Blaze Sedgwick- Staff Induction, Education and Training Clare Simmons- Head Chef

4 ADVISORY Kerry Long- Principal Education Officer Ben Clark- Nutritionist Dianna Adams- Naturopath Emma McCahon- Pediatrician Kerry Long---------->

5 FORMS OF COMMUNICATION General room forms Room photos Portfolios Info Boards Program overviews Parent Input Newsletter Emails

6 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Emergent Curriculum Child Centred Curriculum Count-Me-In (Hands on Numeracy program) Literacy/Literature immersion (including LOTE) Smart Start Program (Group learning) P.E. (including Music and Movement) Writing (Scribble to Script) Preschool Computer Program School Readiness Program

7 FOOD AND MENU PLANNING Weekly Menu- (Eat Right Start Right Program) Allergies/Dietary requirements catered for Foods- incorporating a multicultural menu Recipes available for families Baby meals- catered for individual needs Produce large number of meals on site Children’s Celebration Cupcakes available

8 INCUSIONS Zoo Mobile - Pony Rides Dental Hygienist - Sports Day Dance Groups - Magic Shows Cultural Groups - Mad Hatters Tea Party Police - Pyjama Day Fire Brigade - Teddy Bear Picnic Puppet Shows - Themed Days Kindifarm Grandparents day

9 EXCURSIONS Aquarium Taronga Zoo Fairfield City Farm Kidseum Babies Proms Opera House

10 DESIGN TEAM Bart Bennison- Consultant/Designer Richard Williams- Builder Janet Weston- Early Childhood Consultant

11 SCHOOL READINESS Lunch box program Introduction Package -Books, videos, posters, group discussions Self help skills program -Health & Hygiene, dressing, care of belongings Orientation Days

12 BUILDING DESIGN Superior fixtures and fittings Carpet- high wear, easily cleaned & durable Colours- Dulux professional consultant Indoor/Outdoor play spaces - Lyn Evans -Megatoy

13 MAINTENANCE Daily cleaning regime Cyclical maintenance program Pest Spray- 3 monthly Carpet Steam Cleaning - 8 weeks Vinyl floor cleaning - 3 months Garden/Landscape maintenance

14 CHILD CARE STAFF Qualified early childhood staff - Degree, Diploma, Associate Diploma Registrated Nurse and/or Mothercraft Nurse Trained/experienced staff and Trainees (Cert 3)

15 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Australian Child Care Associations Rotary & Youth RYLA Links with local TAFE colleges- Petersham Accreditation Council & Lady Gowrie Resource Centre Australian/World Conference of Child Care

16 CHILD ASSESSMENTS Portfolios -annotated work/child work samples Observations Anecdotal records -daily diaries Checklists Parent/teacher meetings Yearly reports

17 SAFETY & SECURITY First Aid Trained Staff Food Handling/Health & Hygiene Certificate Emergency & Evacuation training/drills Confidentiality of Information -RTMS Data security Adherence to all Govt Regulations Allergy wristbands/posters

18 ORIENTATION PROGRAM Staff meetings with parents and children Room visits/short day visits Needs related forms completed Individual room information packages Orientation visits between rooms


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