Your child’s heath and well being
Supervision and safety
Supervision is a key aspect of ensuring that your child is safe whilst at Chatterbox.
Our Educators will actively supervise all areas and ensure that children are within sight and/or hearing of an educator at all times, including during toileting, sleep, rest and transitions. Educators will adjust supervision to suit the situation and they communicate with each other to ensure all educators, including relief staff, are aware of their role. Our equipment and activities are arranged to ensure effective supervision and educators are alert to and aware of any potential risks and hazards.
At Chatterbox we are committed to ensuring that sun protection behaviours are integrated into our daily activities, planning and procedures.
We will therefore use multiple sun protection methods which include:
- Planning outdoor activities at times during the day when UV levels are lower
- Supplying SPF 50 + sunscreen which is applied to children’s skin 20 minutes before going outside
- Providing adequate shade in our outdoor environment
- Encouraging children to wear appropriate hats which cover their face, neck and ears
- Encouraging children to wear clothing that covers a much of their skin as possible
- Ensuing Educators role model appropriate sun safe behaviour
- Incorporating sun protection information into our learning programs
Chatterbox understands that your child’s well-being depends upon an active lifestyle and physical fitness.
Physical activity is therefore embedded into our daily programs and combines a balance of planned and spontaneous activities.
Our indoor and outdoor areas are set up in ways to promote safe physical play and activity for children of different age groups and capabilities, your child will be encouraged to participate to a level that she/he is comfortable with. Educators will also talk with the children about how their bodies work and the importance of physical activity to people’s health.
Your child’s health
Chatterbox understands that maintaining high standards of hygiene is essential in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and ensuring that children are in good health.
The Centre endeavours to minimise the spread of infection by ensuring that children learn proper hygiene practices.
This process is actively supported by our educators and routines within the program will provide opportunities for children to discuss and learn about health issues and practise proper hygiene skills. Our educators will model and reinforce personal hygiene practices with children and implement the health and hygiene policies consistently.