I have worked in the childcare field for over twenty years in several different fully licensed centres. I have a strong familiarity with the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Health Unit. My standards and practices strive to exceed these health and safety requirements with the added benefit of flexibility to adjust children?s daily schedules and routines to meet the children?s individual needs.
Safety is everyone?s responsibility. A first aid kit containing a manual is available and accompanies all field trips and daily excursions. Any accidents are accompanied by a written report and signed and by a parent before being filed.
Please remember the following rules and guidelines:
Please do not leave your car running while you are dropping off or picking up your little one. Fumes are bad for the environment and for children who may be playing in the backyard.
Children should always hold hands securely with the adult until safety into the house / car.
If you are dropping off or picking up from the backyard please ensure that you close the gate securely.
Accidents can happen quickly.Never leave a child unattended in the car - even for a moment.
Please ensure that until you have dropped your child off or once you have picked up your child that they remain with you at all times.
Ensure that you do not store anything in your child?s backpack / tote bag that may be dangerous to children. I.e. anything that is labeled keep out of reach of children (lotions, creams, medication, etc.) should be either kept at home, the car or in a secure area of the house such as the lock box or diaper bins. Do not keep lighters, matches or other hazardous materials in your child?s bag.
My house is smoke free zone. Please so not smoke in or around our playground or in the house itself.
To ensure that the children, parents and I are prepared in an emergency we will practice regular fire drills. All parents in the house at the time of a drill must participate and stay with the group exiting via the nearest exit.
Thank you for your cooperation in working together to ensure the safe arrival and departure of all our families.