Policy Pages

Fee Policy

Fee Policy Mellow Spring Childcare Development Centre is a not-for-profit facility with charitable status. The Centre receives grants and organises fundraising for specific items and projects, but the main source of funding comes from fees paid by and on behalf of Parents/Guardians. Fees are to be paid each week or monthly if preferred, in advance.…

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Registration Policy

Registration Policy It is the policy of Mellow spring Childcare Centre to provide each child with an individual registration file in order to maintain records as outlined in the Preschool Regulations under the Childcare Act 1991 such as: Child’s and parents name address and contact details Childs family doctors details, medical details and immunisation record…

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Biting Policy and Procedures

Biting Policy and Procedures It is the policy of the centre that biting another child is not allowed. However, young children often bite out of frustration, from teething etc. It is often a phase they go through for a short period. If one child bites another the worker should first of all comfort the bitten…

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Behavouir Managment Stategies used in the Centre

Behavouir Managment Stategies used in the Centre Keep choices to a minimum and age appropriate. “Do you want a red or a blue cup?” Have several toys/activities, etc. available. Sharing does not come easily to some Children Break a task down into its parts when introducing a new skill. Some Children’s poor observation skills have…

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Curriculum Policy

Curriculum Policy The service is committed to developing a curriculum which creates a child-centred, play-based environment which empowers young children to actively pursue their own learning. This process is facilitated by adults, who provide appropriate, timely, balanced intervention, as well as support, continuity and progression. They will encourage positive attitudes towards and a love of…

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Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality Policy Confidentiality is paramount in Mellow Spring Childcare Development Centre and it is our policy to include in all contracts of employment a secrecy and integrity clause, which is signed and strictly adhered to in the interest of child protection, the family and all Centre matters. Confidentiality Procedure We do not discuss details of…

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Key Policies

Key Policies Mellow Spring Childcare have put in place policies and procedures in areas such as child protection, child development, health and safety and human resources to reflect the most recent and best practice in the childcare area. Policies and procedures are constantly being reviewed and improved. Samples of our policies include:

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Settling In Policy

Settling In Policy It is the policy of this service that every effort is made to ensure that the settling in period is as easy and pleasant as possible for the children and their parents/carers. Settling in procedures

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Arrears Policy

Arrears Policy Mellow Spring recognises that individual circumstances can change and the ability to keep track of payments can be a challenge. Since Mellow Spring’s primary responsibility is to provide Childcare, the needs of children will always take precedence. However, there is a responsibility placed upon Parents/Guardians to commit to maintaining payment of fees on…

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