Arrival at and Departure from the Centre
Children must be brought to the Centre and collected by a responsible adult of at least 18 years of age. On arrival, the adult must complete and sign the Attendance Book and take the child to a staff member.
When departing, the adult collecting the child must come into the room and ensure that staff are aware that the child is leaving. A signature and departure time as well as a printed name are required in the Attendance Book on departure.
Staff must be informed if someone other than a custodial parent will be collecting the child. If your child is collected by someone who you have not authorised in the Enrolment Booklet, a “Temporary Authority to Collect” form must be completed.
What does your child need to bring?
Your child should bring the following items to kindergarten (all clearly named):
One plastic mug with handle
Change of clothing
Two shady hats
*One small hand towel no larger than 30cm square with a curtain ring or loop attached to the centre, NOT the edge.
*One drawstring bag approximately 60cm square to hold sheets. Named clearly on the OUTSIDE of the bag.
*One bottom sheet made from summer material
*One light summer top sheet
One small pillow (optional)
One small blanket during winter
*One drawstring library bag measuring 50cm x 60cm. Named clearly on the OUTSIDE of the bag.
Lunch in a SMALL compact plastic lunch box (NOT insulated) and some fruit for morning tea (no drink bottles, ‘poppers’ or cooling bricks required as lunches are kept in the fridge). (Children in the Magpie group can bring a small container of fruit/ veggies and/or crackers for 'Munch and Crunch', as they may be hungry before morning tea.).
Items marked with a * are available as a set from the Kindy at a cost of $55.00.
All items should be clearly labelled with the child’s name
Book and Puzzle Lending Libraries – special programs/ offerings
Did you know that Kindergarten age children who are read to 3-5 times a week have a reading ability similar to children 6 months older? Regular reading time also promotes enhanced communication, speech and numeracy skills, logical thinking, and imagination opportunities, and of course, the enjoyment that comes from sharing a cuddle and a book with our children.
Kenmore District Kindergarten is well-resourced when it comes to books and puzzles and over the years has built up a wonderful collection for both learning and fun.
Our Kindy operates 3 lending libraries providing borrowing opportunities for both parents and children:
200+ puzzles for beginners and beyond
1000+ children’s picture books covering a huge range of topics
70+ resource books available for parent borrowing
In addition to the lending libraries, our teachers operate a separate and substantial puzzle and book collection to share with the children as part of the daily learning and fun opportunities available at Kenmore District Kindy.