Camp Hill Kindy adheres to the policies set down by the C&K Association. Outlined below are some of the Camp Hill Kindy policies. You can also read all C&K Association Policies and Procedures here.

Anti-Discrimination Policy

When children enter an Early Childhood setting they bring with them a rich variety of cultural and social backgrounds and experiences. This Centre recognises the individuality of each child and family and observes the policy of acceptance regardless of race, creed, gender, disability or culture.

Children with Additional Needs

C&K’s Additional Needs policy covers issues of equity, disclosure, communication, staff, finance and enrolment/attendance. Our Centre is committed to the inclusion of additional needs students wherever possible. Each case will be considered individually and all efforts will be made to cater for a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual needs. The Centre undertakes to apply for funding to provide support staff to ensure the best educational outcomes for all children.

Waiting List Policy

Children’s names may be put on the waiting list from the date they are born. This can be done in person or forms can be downloaded from our Website or sent to you. A charge of $10 is made and a receipt issued once the parent/carer has checked that all details on the form are correct.

Offers of places begin in August of the year prior to attendance, in the order children’s names appear on the waiting list.

Our centre introduced a Sibling Preference Policy from 2008 onwards for siblings entered on the list prior to them turning 2yrs 6 months.

Risk Management Strategy and Child Protection Policy Statement of Commitment

The Camp Hill Kindergarten and Preschool Association Inc. is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who use the Centre. The Centre is a child safe centre, promotes the protection of all children and encourages a culture of awareness and education. A child-safe environment is one in which all participants feel safe to make constructive suggestions and voice concerns at any time.

In line with the above policies, the Centre takes the position that everyone dealing with protecting children needs to feel they can speak up when they have a problem or concern, knowing they will be heard. We believe that voicing a concern about the safety of a child should not be viewed as an accusation. Staff, parents and volunteers can be confident that all concerns will follow due process and be treated seriously. All information will be dealt with confidentiality and with respect for all concerned. Through our affiliation with C&K, we have adopted and implemented a range of policies that reflect best practice as well as mandatory requirements and ensure both staff and those involved in the Centre are catering for the highest standards of care, health and safety of our children. They are continually reviewed and are amended where opportunities for improvement become evident.

In addition to child protection, we strongly uphold and promote the prevention of harm to all children with the result that the Child Protection and Risk Management Guidelines promulgated by C&K have been adopted by this Centre. These Guidelines provide a framework about processes in the Centre and those wishing more information can access the Guidelines through the Kindergarten handbook. Queries can be directed to the Committee President or the Directors.

Remember: The responsibility for protecting children is everyone’s business.

Camp Hill Kindergarten follows the policies set down by C&K Associated Ltd. For more information please follow the link to C&K Policy and Procedures.