Enrolment & Orientation Policy
Orientation and Enrolment Policy
The creation of a sense of belonging is integral to our philosophy and programs. Developing partnerships with parents where all parties feel able to communicate honestly and effectively is essential to the understanding and development of a child. Orientation is a special time as it is the first contact a family has with this service and it is the beginning of forming good relationships and partnerships.
Welcome BBQ and Orientation. Families will get a chance to meet their educators talk informally and view their rooms. Welcome packs will be available.
There will be opportunities to discuss the philosophy, routines and to see the environment.
Orientation visits are encouraged for all children.
Parents are encouraged to visit the centre as many times as they wish before starting. Some children benefit from many short visits; others establish themselves with a morning visit. It is important that parents stay with their children during these visits as it helps to have a familiar adult to show them around the environment.
During the beginning of the year we have scheduled visits as well as informal visits. If a child begins at other times of the year the teacher and parent may discuss a schedule of visits to suit the individual child.
First formal visit (after orientation visits)
We recommend a short stay for each Child’s first time at the centre without their families.
References: Seeds framework / Belonging Being and Becoming Policy introduced October 2006 / reviewed 12/10/2016