Individual Development Portfolio (IDP)
We observe children at play and record these observations in a narrative style called a LEARNING STORY. These are then pasted into a file called an Individual Development Portfolio (IDP). Using this information we assess where your child is at, where they may progress to, and how we can help them get there. When we plan for your child, we share our findings with you and ask for your input.
Also contained in your child's IDP is their artwork and photographs. It is a wonderful record of your child's time at GCK. We encourage you to look at your child's file at any time and take it home to share with your family. Please give us feedback on how we can improve our IDPs. Please only review your own child's IDP. More detail available here.
GCK provides a safe and healthy environment, therefore we are unable to look after sick children. Children need to be kept at home if they have any of the following symptoms:
• High temperature
• Inflamed throat or eyes
• Unidentified rash
• Upset stomach or diarrhoea
• Other symptoms indicating your child is unwell
We will contact parents immediately if their child falls ill during the course of the day. Your child will be isolated from children and kept comfortable with a teacher until his/her parents arrive. If your child's illness is communicable, the centre requires a doctor's release statement.
Parents are asked to supply their child's immunisation records during their enrolment and teachers need to be authorised to give medication to children. Parents are required to sign the medicine book and give the authorisation to teachers. Please do not leave the medicine in your child's bag. Medicines must be labelled with the child's name, doctor's name, name of medication, dosage and when to be taken.
A conference will be held between parents and the kindy to determine the best methods required to serve the child throughout the day in the centre. If we cannot meet your child's needs, alternative care will be suggested.
Arrival and Departure
When bringing your child to the kindy make sure your child is left safely with one of the staff members before you leave. Also make sure you sign the attendance register on arrival in the morning and when collecting your child in the afternoon. Your child will be allowed to leave the kindy only with those authorised adults named in their Enrolment Form.
There is always a certified first aid teacher with first aid equipment. All bumps and injuries are recorded in our accident book and reported to parents. In times of emergency, if it is in the child's best interest, he/she will be transferred to a hospital and parents will be contacted immediately.
Our typical day will include painting, outdoor play and eating. Please provide your child with an extra set of washable clothing. It is important that clothing is appropriate for the weather. Please label your child's clothes to prevent loss.
We provide our children with educational toys and would appreciate if you do not send toys to the kindy.
Morning tea and packed lunches are to be provided by parents. Note that, for allergy reasons, GCK is nut and egg free. Parents are asked to be vigilant on this please.
GCK operates two separate programmes.
The first is for all ages (2.5 - 4yo) and the times are:
• Daily - 08h45 - 12h45
When your child turns four years of age he/she is eligible to join the "Focus Fun Club" programme. This programme is offered to all four year olds within the kindy, as well as applicants not currently on the kindy roll. Sessions are daily from 13h15 - 14h45. If your child attends kindy on the same day as their "FFC" day, they are welcome to stay and wait for the afternoon session.
Fees / Charges
Hourly Discretionary Charge $ 2.00 All Children for all hours
Enrolment Fee $ 92.00 Non Refundable
More than 20 Hours per week? $ 4.60 Per Hour from 21st Hour
Wetbag Recovery (once) $17.25
All fees include GST