Families are the first and most important educators in their child’s life. We encourage you at all times to contribute your involvement in your child’s early learning experiences outside the home. You are welcome to join in and or, volunteer at Preschool. This may be gardening, cooking or reading to the children.
If you have any concerns or queries at any time, please feel free to discuss them with the preschool educators or the Paracombe Principal. We look forward to working with you and your child.
As we are a school based preschool, we are a part of the Paracombe Primary School Governing Council. The governing council meets twice a term to discuss and make decisions about the running of the School or Preschool.
The members include the Principal, School staff member and parents elected by the School/Preschool Community.
The governing council aims to provide a forum for two way communication between the staff/school/preschool and the parents/ school/preschool community.
All members of the school and preschool community are welcome to join Governing Council or attend meetings.
*Please consider joining the Governing Council it is held at Paracombe Primary & Preschool twice per term on Tuesday’s at 7pm in conjunction with the school Governing Council.
What governing councils do.
We welcome parent involvement and encourage you to assist in the Preschool, especially if you have any talents or areas of interest.
All volunteers are required to have specific clearances to work within the classroom environment, please see link below for further information.
Health and Safety
Every child’s health and wellbeing is important to us!
Healthy eating: Healthy eating is encouraged and we ask that you do not send ‘sometimes’ food like lollies, fruit snacks that are high in sugars and look like lollies, chips and chocolate. Healthier options are fruit, vegies, cheese, yogurt and salad wraps etc.
We are a nut aware preschool and ask you not to pack foods which contain nuts. We will notify if we have any children with severe allergies of any kind associated with food.
Food brought from home – healthy food choices
Illness and absences: Please let us know if your child is going to be absent from preschool through the Dojo app, whether for sickness, family reasons or holidays.
We are guided by the Australian Health Commission guidelines and when children have a contagious illness like;
Vomiting and/or diarrhoeas- Please keep your child home for 24 hours from the last symptom. If in doubt, please see a doctor, pharmacist or talk to us.
Infectious diseases and exclusion from child care, preschool and school
Medications: We cannot legally administer any medication without your own or your doctor’s written consent. A Medical Health Care Plan is required for children who have a chronic illness/conditions such as asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis etc.
Please note that we cannot administer any Non Prescription medication such as Panadol, cough medicine etc. If your child is unwell enough to require these, then they should not be attending preschool.
Medication management in education and care services
Sun and Hot Weather Safety: Our Sun Protection and Weather Policy states all children, educators and volunteers to wear hats terms 1 and 4. Please send a broad brimmed hat and ensure your child is wearing shoulder covered clothing.
Please apply sunscreen to your child before attending preschool and children will reapply when required. If your child requires a particular brand please bring it to Preschool.