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North Haven KindergartenNorth Haven Kindergarten

Information for Parents

Communication

To achieve optimum outcomes for your child we need to work in partnership with you. You, as the parent, will always know more about your child than we will. It is important for us to know about your child’s passions and interests to ensure the curriculum is relevant and useful for your child. Feedback from parents is encouraged and greatly valued. The Kindy produces regular newsletters and notices which are distributed via the children's Kindy pockets. We also have an information board and pamphlets inside and outside the kindergarten. Our educational program is available for you to read and be involved in.

Transition to School

We are very fortunate to be adjacent to North Haven Primary School (http://www.nhavenr7.sa.edu.au). This enables the children to enjoy an excellent extended transition programme to school. This programme often includes visits from the school teacher to the kindergarten and 4 visits by the child to the new teacher and classroom. A parent information session is also available. It also lends itself to ongoing, spontaneous contact between the kindergarten and school involving weekly visits to the library and classes from school visiting the children at kindergarten. We aim to continue to support and extend the positive partnerships we are building with North Haven Primary School. We acknowledge that not all children will be attending North Haven Schools and we will support their transition to the school of your choice. It is important to enrol your child at your school of choice as early as possible to enable schools to be well prepared.

Policies

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Download File Size File Type
Behaviour Management Guidelines 209 KB Adobe PDF
DECD Behaviour Management Information   Web link
Nutrition 383 KB Adobe PDF
Payment of Fees 274 KB Adobe PDF
Sun Protection 285 KB Adobe PDF
Water Safety 202 KB Adobe PDF

 

Protective Behaviours

The physical and emotional well-being of children are priorities in early childhood settings. Children are taught and encouraged to be safe with each other and to communicate their feelings in various situations. This is important in their play and is developed further in their ongoing education. Creating and maintaining a safe and happy kindergarten environment involves using the language of Persistence, Resilience, Cooperation, Organisation and Respect. Teaching the children strategies to deal with unacceptable behaviour and most importantly, building strong relationships with each child and their family ensures them having a strong sense of belonging and wellbeing.

 For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.