FIRST DAY AT BAMBINOS

Signing in and out

As we are required to keep a record of attendance, we ask you to sign your child in on arrival and out when your child leaves in our attendance register.

We ask that you also to talk to the caregiver before leaving with your child.
In the case of other adults collecting your child, they must have your written consent, or in the case of an emergency, a phone call will suffice. vSettling in your child

First Day

We are aware that the initial separation of you and your child may not be easy.

To make the transition easier:

Every child is different so we understand how important it is to work closely with that new child and family prior to the child starting at Bambinos. The more effort we all put into settling the child into a centre makes it easier for the child and parent, making the initial separation easier to handle. Our procedures are:

  • We encourage parents/guardians/whanau to visit the childcare centre with their child prior to the child’s first day to become familiar with the caregivers and the other children for at least 5 days prior to starting.
  • We recommend that you say good-bye to your child when you leave as this develops trust between yourself, your child and the caregiver.
  • We encourage phone contact during the day.
  • We acknowledge the importance of our teachers/caregivers provide daily communication with the child’s family.
  • We welcome your child’s special comforting toys and blankets, but we will not take responsibility for any toys the children bring from home.

What to bring

Infants

  • All items must be clearly named
  • Child’s bag
  • Change of clothes
  • Shoes, sandals or slippers
  • Nappies – Cloth or disposables
  • Bottle
  • Milk formula
  • Sun hat/winter hat

Toddlers and young children

  • All items must be clearly named
  • Childs bag (named)
  • Change of clothes
  • Nappies (if Necessary)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sun hat/winter hat

During summer sunscreen is provided by the centre. If your child has skin irritations, a sensitive sunscreen can be provided by parents and kept on site.

Daily Routine

Nutritious homemade meals of fresh fruit and vegetables are provided for the children for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Please advise Bambinos management if your child has any special dietary requirements or food allergies.

All children have the opportunity for an afternoon nap in an assigned bed
(refer to sleeping policy).

Picking up your child

It is important that you show consideration to our staff by picking up your child promptly at closing times as staff will often have bus connections to make as well as other commitments.

When dropping your child off in the mornings, it is also important that parents note that we are licensed from :

Stlukes : 7:30 Am – 6:00 Pm

Manukau : 7:00 Am – 6:00 Pm

Mt Maunaganui : 7:30 Am – 5:30 Pm

Therefore, unfortunatley we cannot have children dropped off before this time, even if staff within the premises.

Charges will apply if children are picked up after licensed hours.

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