In order to maintain the Centre at the high standard we are accustomed, parents are strongly encouraged to participate in our quarterly Working Bees. These are held on one Saturday each semester and consist of participating in cleaning, maintenance and upkeep tasks. This is also a great way for parents to meet with Educators and other parents from the Centre and to further build our Kirinari community.
As part of our involvement with the University of Canberra community, Kirinari's children and Educator's participate in a number of activities which are arranged by the University. These activities include experiences such as face painting for Harmony Day, shows for Chinese New Year and Thai New Year, activities for Reconciliation Day and NAIDOC celebrations as well as taking part in the University Open Day. Kirinari is a member of the University Library where we can borrow books for the children and the Educators to use.
We also engage with the wider community in various ways. We have recently established a relationship with the Calvary Haydon Retirement Community in Bruce and have been facilitating visits between our children and their residents. These visits are very rewarding for all involved.
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.
The Code of Ethics is a set of statements about appropriate and expected behaviour of early childhood professionals. It reflects current pedagogical research and practice, providing a framework for reflection about the ethical responsibilities of early childhood professionals.
The National Regulations and Laws outline a number of operational requirements that early childhood education and care settings must adhere to in their day to day operation.
The Child Care Subsidy is the main way that the Government assists families with their child care fees. There are three factors that determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy. These are :
- Combined annual family income
- Activity test- the activity level of both parents
- Service type- type of child care service and whether the child attends school.
We have a range of services and payments to help new parents, including Parental Leave Pay, Dad and Partner Pay, and Baby Bonus
Useful links and information for families
The National Quality Framework (NQF) provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education and care and outside school hours care services across Australia.
Recommended minimum exclusion periods for infectious conditions for schools, pre-schools and child care centres
Parentline offers a free telephone counselling service to parents and carers. If you would like to talk with a counsellor about any issue regarding bringing up children and family relationships, please phone us on 6287 3833 between 9am and 5pm