Who works at Roseberry House?
Roseberry House prides itself on our high quality staff. Each room has at least two qualified staff in attendance who are supported with a team of experienced educators. All of our assistants have had formal training or are currently undergoing studies. All staff members credentials are displayed on the staff photo board located in front reception.
Staff members, students and volunteers hold a current National Police Check and a Current Working with Children Check as per regulations. Any potential staff are carefully screened, interviewed and given a trial in a room prior to being selected.
Our relief staff are called upon to cover staff on annual leave or sick leave. We occasionally use reputable agencies for our staff and request, where possible, staff who have been with us before.
Our staff display a high level of commitment, enthusiasm and support to the development and nurturing of children.
What Happens To My Child’s Routine?
Each room has its own individual routines, which are displayed in the room. We are aware that each child has their own routine at home and specifically put time aside during orientation to discuss this with individual families. We aim to offer a balance between home and centre life and will follow your home routine as much as possible.
What are learning programs?
Each year group has an experienced, qualified leader and educator developing a program for them that aims to meet the individual needs and interests of each child. Our programs are designed to foster development in all areas - cognitive (thinking), social, emotional, language and gross and fine motor skills. We believe each child is an individual and this is reflected in our program, which are based on reflections of the child and parent input and feedback.
We believe children learn through play. We place more emphasis on the “process” of doing rather than the “product” of completion.
The variety of experiences, activities and equipment offered assists the children at Roseberry House to become successful, confident and independent learners.
Do you offer a Kindergarten program?
Yes, our full kindergarten program, run by fully qualified and experienced kindergarten teachers, means that when your child reaches the age of four, they can stay at Roseberry House and still benefit from a full kinder program while families can still benefit from extended hours care.
During each year we have a kinder information evening on the following year's program and at the beginning of the New Year a booklet is given to all kinder parents detailing the year's activities.
How Can I Be Involved At Roseberry House?
We appreciate what valuable resource families can be to us. If you wish to have any input into the program or the daily running of your child's room, please talk to your room leader. We value feedback from our parents - positive or constructive - so please feel free to talk to us at any time, write down or email any suggestions through to us.
What Is The Centre’s Policy On Sun Smart?
Our sun smart policy has been written in line with the anti-cancer council’s recommendations on the best ways to prevent skin damage from the sun. it is adhered to, supported and enforced by all staff at Rosebery House all year round with particular emphasis placed whenever the UV index level reaches 3 or above from the beginning of September until the end of April.
As staff and children all follow the “No hat, No outdoor play” policy, all children must have a named hat (broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket) which remains at the premises at all times. Children and staff wear hats from the 1st of September until the 30th April. Sun cream, SPF 30+ (or above), is applied to all children at least 20 minutes prior to going outside to ensure that it is absorbed into the skin for optimal protection, during these months. Parents are encouraged to not dress children in ‘skimpy’ singlets as these do not provide adequate sun protection.
Roseberry House provides many informal opportunities for children to learn about skin and ways to protect their skin from sun by incorporating it into daily life and programming. Parents are also educated, advise and kept up to date with changes through newsletters.
For more information please view our full policies at front reception, with take home copies available for your perusal. If you have any further questions about the Sun Smart practices of the Centre, please feel free to talk to your room leader, co-ordinator or Sharon.
What About Incursions And Excursions?
We offer regular specialist programs to the children including singing and dancing on a weekly basis, beginning in the 2-3 year old room. Please check with the staff in your child’s room for confirmation of days and times.
We also have special visitors to the centre, e.g. farm animals, wild action reptiles, fire department; puppet shows etc. throughout the year. When we book these in we take into consideration the days and attempt to ensure that they are spread out to ensure each child has the opportunity to attend at least one.
Excursions are predominantly with the children in the 4-5 year old room and we ensure that they are spread over a range of days to ensure each child has at least one. There may be some cost incurred by the family for an excursion when a bus is needed for the transportation of the children
For more information please view our full policies at front reception, with take home copies available for your perusal. If you have any further questions about the Incursion and Excursion practices of the Centre, please feel free to talk to your room leader, co-ordinator or Sharon.
What Events Are Celebrated At Roseberry House?
We observe many celebrations throughout the year, and encourage families to share with us any significant holidays or ways in which special days are celebrated. Some of the cultural holidays which we may celebrate include; Chinese New Year, Greek Easter, Pesach, Easter, Ramadan, Christmas, Chanukah. We may also celebrate many community days such as; Red Nose Day, Jeans for Genes Day, Pyjama Day, Book Week, Dental Week, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day.