Rosebarry 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 give a trial in 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 nurturning of children.
Each room has its own individual routine, which are displayed in the room. We are aware that each child has their own routine at the 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 possible.
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), socical, 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 expericences, activities and equipment offered assists the children at Roseberry House to become successful, confident and independent learners.
Yes, our full kindergarten program, run by fully qualified experienced kindergarten teachers, mean that when your child reaches the age of four, thay can stay at Roseberry House and still benefit from extended hours care.
During each year we have a kinder information evening on the following year’s program and at the beginninng of the New Year a booklet is given to all kinder parents detailing the year’s activities.
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.
Our sun smart policy has been written in line with the anti-cancer council’s recomendations on the best ways to the prrevent skin damage form the sun. It is adhered to, supported and enforced by all staff at Roseberry House all year round with particular emphasis placed whenever the UV index level reaches 3 or above form beginning of September until the end April.
As staff and children all follow the “No hat, No out door” 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 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 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 protect their skin from sun by incorporating it into daily life and programming. Parent are also educated, advise and kept up to date with changes through newletters.
For more information please view our full policies at front reception, with take home copies available for perusal. If you have any further questions about the Sun Smart practices of the Centre, please fell free to talk to your room leader or Management.