It is Kool Kidz policy that after accepting a position at Kool Kidz you must start care within four weeks, as we will not hold a position for more than four weeks. Special consideration may be considered leading up to the Christmas and New Year Period when some vacancies can be offered and confirmed in advance (a period greater than four weeks) to assist families in planning for their next year commitments.
- the age of the child (which will determine which room the child should be enrolled in)
- the required days (some families require one or two days while others require full time)
- the preferred start date (some families require care to start as soon as possible while others are not wanting to start for 6 months)
- the Priority Access Guidelines set by the Government
Unfortunately once a Kool Kidz location is operating at full occupancy, we can only rely on existing families to voluntarily change their care requirements or cease for a vacancy to be created. When a vacancy becomes available the Approved Provider will refer to the family waiting list register.
It is important to ensure your families’ registration on the Kool Kidz waiting list so we are fully aware of your care requirements and can attempt to meet your needs when and if a position becomes available. Usually a month or two before you require care you will receive a courtesy phone call from Kool Kidz alerting you to any possible vacancies for your consideration.
- a beanie and warm jacket for winter
- change of clothes for all weather conditions (enough underwear if toilet training)
- ready made up bottles or pre measured formula and sterilised bottles (if required)
- comforters (dummy, teddy, blanket etc.)
- drink bottle with strictly water only
- one nappy for your child to be changed into before home time (if required).
As more children arrive, the educators will then move children into their age appropriate rooms to begin their day. Each room then adopts their own planned programs and routines for the day. As well as meeting the children's routine of meal times and rest/sleep times the basic outline of the room routine will include both indoor and outdoor educational programs which have been specifically developed to cater for the strengths, interests and learning opportunities for the children. Each program is age appropriate and has been planned to meet individual and group objectives that have been developed through observations of the children.
Towards the end of the day as children start to go home, the remaining children will once again participate in an integrated age group program.
In each of the children's rooms the educators will record important information about your child in the daily information sheet or into communication books which are always available for families for a quick reference. Educators will record what your child has eaten, hours they have slept and what bottles they have had for that day. The educators will discuss with you which activities your child has participated in throughout the day, allowing you the opportunity to discuss the day’s events with your child. Digital photo displays also allow you to see your child’s day in action.
- For every four children under the age of three, there must be a minimum of one educator.
- For every fifteen children aged three and over there must be a minimum of one educator.
- There must be at least one qualified educator for every twelve children under the age of three and one qualified educator for every thirty children aged three and over.
Kool Kidz always adheres to these minimum ratios however additional educators are rostered on in each room to provide the extra care and education your children deserve.
Assistants are required to hold a Certificate 3 in Children’s Services qualification. Kool Kidz encourages and supports all educators to continually upgrade their formal qualifications. Kool Kidz provides traineeships to support educators to be able to achieve this.
Kool Kidz 4 year old Kindergarten programs are delivered by University Degree Qualified teachers. From January 2014, 50% of all educators caring and educating for children must hold a minimum Diploma of children’s services or be working towards this qualification.
All Kool Kidz locations have access to a Central Support Team that employs trainers and mentors to support each teacher and educator’s professional development.
Any person collecting a child who is unfamiliar to staff must produce photo identification, which will be cross reference with the child's enrolment form. If a person is requesting to collect a child but is not on the enrolment form Kool Kidz will not under any circumstances release that child.
Kool Kidz uses the latest security access system’s which allows only authorized families and staff to access the facility. Any unauthorized person will not have automatic access so must use the front door bell to request access. Upon entry all visitors must sign our visitors register book to ensure only authorized persons gain access into our premises at any time.
Will Kool Kidz help with toilet training my child?
Kool Kidz educators will work together with you and your child on individual, appropriate strategies to overcome toilet training challenges. Kool Kidz services are purpose built facilities which are fitted with convenient nappy changing benches up to and including our 3 year old Kindergarten program and age appropriate toilets.
Families will be asked to advise the FAO whether they want the 50% to be paid directly to the childcare service to reduce their weekly gap fee or paid directly to them. The preferred option is for the 50% Child care tax rebate to be paid directly to the childcare service weekly to assist families to have as small a weekly gap fee as possible.
Kool Kidz locations employ a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher to operate a fully funded and recognised 4 year old Kindergarten Program during the time the children are in attendance for no additional cost to families.
Kool Kidz Approved Providers and educators welcome any additional enquiries, questions and concerns you may still have, and invite you to come along and meet us at any time.....