Our Policies

At Birrahlee we take the care and safety of your child very seriously. Please click on the links below to read our policies:

1. Sun Protection Policy
2. Infectious Disease Policy
3. Anaphylaxis Policy
4. Complaints Policy
5. Unenrolled Children Policy

Sun Protection Policy

During warm months of the year from October through to March, outdoor activities should be set up under shaded area.  Staff should minimise play in the sun for any length of time between 11 am and 3 pm.  On hot days, children need to be reminded to drink water and they may be cooled down with ice blocks or going inside for quiet time.
From April to September, outdoor activities can take place at any time of the day.  Activities where children remain in one spot for a period of time, such as painting, should still be set up in the shade.
Parents/guardians are advised to apply sunscreen to their child on arrival to pre-school.  Sunscreen is supplied at the sign-in table.  The child’s hand may then be stamped to inform staff that sunscreen has been applied.  This applies to all months except for June and July when the ultra violet index is mostly below three.
Children must wear hats during outdoor play, except during the months of June and July.   All children are provided with a school hat when they start at Birrahlee.  Subsequent hats must be purchased. Click here to read the NSW Cancer Council’s UV alert.

 

Infectious disease policy

The Director reserves the right to:
Call in medical advice if considered necessary
Send home any child who in the opinion of the Principal is not well enough to be at Birrahlee.
Parents are requested to:
Have their children immunised.  The health department now requires you to show proof of immunisation before your child commences kindergarten. If your child is not immunised he/she may be excluded if an outbreak of measles of whooping cough occurs at the kindergarten.
Notify the Director if your child catches any infectious or contagious illness
Observe the usual quarantine period.

Anaphylaxis Policy

Due to the increase in allergies, in particular anaphylaxis shock due to peanut and asthma allergies, all staff are trained in the administration of epi-pens.
Should your child require an epi-pen, a management plan must be given to the Kindergarten so that all staff are aware of the nature of the allergy.
Birrahlee is a nut-free zone.

Complaints Policy

We welcome contributions from parents and if a problem arises, we wish to solve it quickly by keeping the lines of communication open.
In order for complaints to be resolved please contact the following people or groups in order:
1. Your child’s teacher and if they cannot help;
2. The Director
3. The Board of Management
4. Department of Education and Communities
5. Community Services
6. Community Services Commission
The full complaints policy is available upon request.