Please provide a clearly named bag to keep your child’s belongings, including the below items. Your child’s bag and belongings must go home each day.
Please provide your child with a clearly named blanket/comforter for rest and sleep times.
Please provide your child’s bottles, pre-made up, each day with the correct formula your child requires. Educators will rinse your child’s bottles; however, they will need to be washed at home. If your child drinks cow’s milk, we will supply the milk; bottles will need to be washed at home.
Please provide a clearly named, drink bottle for water.
Please provide a named wide brimmed hat for your child. Bubup Womindjeka hats are available to purchase at reception for $10.
Please provide your child with a spare change of clothes in their bag. During the colder months, your child should be provided with gumboots, a weather proof jacket and beanie. During the warmer months, please ensure your child is protected from the sun by providing long sleeved tops.
Please apply sunscreen on your child before you sign in. There is sunscreen in the rooms and at the front desk. The educators will support children to re-apply sunscreen as necessary. Sun Smart season is from 1st October to 31st March. If your child has sensitive skin, please bring your own sunscreen.
Nappies are provided. We encourage toilet training for children over the age of 2 years.
Please ensure your child does not bring toys from home. It can be distracting for the children and can often cause distress if the toy gets broken or goes missing. Children will have many other opportunities to share special interests from home within the learning program. A child’s comfort toy or item that helps your child rest or feel calm is permitted if it will support your child’s wellbeing.
Our service includes breakfast and lunch, as well as morning and afternoon tea. Our chef prepares healthy, nutritionally balanced meals and caters for all types of dietary requirements and food intolerances. Our menu's are assessed by the Healthy Eating Advisory Service Victoria to ensure all meals met the recommended nutritional requirements for children.
In our sessional kindergarten, your child will need clearly named, 1 x lunch box and 2 x snack boxes. Please ensure your child has a healthy food choice in their snack and lunch box. Please avoid processed and packaged foods (no chocolate or ‘junk’ foods). We have children with life threatening allergies to nuts and egg within the service. Please DO NOT provide nut or egg products (including peanut butter and nutella spread).