Preschool

Florey Preschool Philosophy

At Florey Preschool, children are valued as curious, capable and collaborative learners with their uniqueness celebrated. Throughout the environment, children are free to explore, investigate and pursue their individual interests to learn through play. We promote respect for ourselves, each other and our environment.

Florey Preschool Guiding Principles

We believe in acknowledging the original custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal people and their language and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community.

We believe that each child, family and educator is a unique and valued individual. We value and honour diversity and accept and celebrate differences in other people. We believe each person and their family's values, culture, beliefs, abilities and language should be acknowledged and accepted and reflected in the preschool's environment.

We believe that each child should be provided with 'mirrors' which reflect our own personal values as well as providing 'windows' into the lives and values of the children around us.

We believe in a happy, caring, safe and secure environment for the children, families and educators. We believe in an environment where all educators work towards the same goal, show support and respect for each other.

We believe that the environment is the 'third' educator and it should be an area where the children can grow, learn and develop together to their full potential.

We believe children should learn about sustainability and it should be incorporated into everyday life. This is to help our environment and to influence the quality of life now and for future generations.

We believe in a play based approach to learning, where children are provided with opportunities and resources through which they can explore and navigate and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them.

We believe children are capable, resourceful and valued members of the community. We believe children should be encouraged to 'have a go' and to explore the environment and feel safe in doing so while taking a minimal risk.

We believe that Literacy and Numeracy is a fundamental skill in life. We believe in developing these skills through incorporating them into our programs and introducing the basics of literacy and numeracy to all children.

We believe in building a community that values children, respects their rights and gives them love. We believe in building a community that enables children to develop a readiness for the transition to school and more meaningful, a readiness for life.

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

Corresponding Regulations Florey Preschool Procedure
168 Florey Preschool Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisation (pdf icon 257KB)

Dealing with Complaints

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure
168 Complaints Resolution Policy (CRP200601) Florey Preschool Complaints Resolution (pdf icon 269KB)

Delivery and Collection of Children

Corresponding Regulations Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 99 Florey Preschool Delivery of Children to Preschool Procedure(pdf icon 269KB) Additional Authorisation Form (pdf icon 412KB)

Emergency and Evacuation

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 97

Temporary Closure of Schools Policy (TCS199711)

Critical/Non-Critical Incident Management and Reporting Policy (CNCIMR201301)

Critical/Non-Critical Incident Management and Reporting Procedure

Florey Preschool Unexpected and Immediate Closure of Preschool Site (pdf icon 256 KB)

Florey Preschool Emergency and Evacuation Procedure (pdf icon 263KB)

Evacuation Plan (pdf icon 63.2KB)

Lockdown Plan (pdf icon 87KB)

Risk Assessment for Emergency Situations (pdf icon 175KB)

Enrolment and Orientation

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 158

Education Participation (Enrolment and Attendance) (EP201111)

Enrolment in ACT Public Schools (Early Childhood Schools – Year 12) Procedure

Student Immunisation Record Keeping Policy

Florey Preschool Enrolment and Attendance Procedure (pdf icon 439KB)

Florey Preschool Enrolment and Orientation Procedure (pdf icon 268KB)

Florey Preschool Immunisation Record Keeping Procedure (pdf icon 267KB)

Transition Information (pdf icon 423KB)

Preschool Handbook(pdf icon 623KB)

Intent to Enrol(pdf icon 265KB)

Excursions

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 100, 102 Excursion Policy (EMP200607)

Florey Preschool Excursion Procedure (pdf icon 274KB)

Preschool Excursion Risk Assessment (pdf icon 861KB)

Preschool Incursion Risk Assessment (pdf icon 861KB)

Preschool Sample Permission Note (pdf icon 560KB)

First Aid

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 137, 136(2), 94, 90, 89

Health and Safety Policy – First Aid (FAP2003)

Administration of Prescribed Medication, Catheters & Injections to Students (APC199703)

Florey Preschool First Aid Procedure (pdf icon 291KB)

Florey Preschool Administering Medication Procedure (pdf icon 292KB)

Florey Preschool Medical Conditions Procedure (pdf icon 285KB)

Preschool Incident/Injury/ Trauma Record (pdf icon 194KB)

Governance and Management

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure
181, 168, 150 Student Record Keeping Policy (SRK200610)

Florey Preschool Governance Procedure (pdf icon 295KB)

Florey Preschool Determining the Responsible Person Present Procedure (pdf icon 307KB)

Florey Preschool Confidentiality of Records Procedure (pdf icon 277KB)

Incident, Injury, Illness and Trauma

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation

168, 85, 86, 87, 88

Student Accidents/Incidents Policy (SAI200811)

Infectious Diseases – Outbreak Procedures and Exclusion Periods (IDO2002)

Florey Preschool First Aid Procedure (pdf icon 291KB)

Florey Preschool Infectious Diseases Procedure (pdf icon 106KB)

Florey Preschool Administering Medication Procedure (pdf icon 292KB)

Illness Record (pdf icon 106KB)

Incident, Injury or Trauma Record (pdf icon 194KB)

Interactions with Children

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure
168, 155, 156

Working with Children and Young People – Volunteering

Policy and Procedures (WCY2003)

Code of Conduct for Volunteers

Information Pack for Volunteers

Florey Preschool Interactions with Children Guidelines (pdf icon 269KB)

Florey Preschool Toileting Considerations Procedure (pdf icon 275KB)

Florey Preschool Inclusion Procedure (pdf icon 305KB)

Medical Conditions

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96

Students with a disability: Meeting their educational needs (SWD200810)

Management of Eating and Drinking Support in ACT Public Schools (MOEADS201002)

Florey Preschool Meeting the Educational Needs of Students with a Disability Procedure (pdf icon 262KB)

Florey Preschool Medical Conditions Procedure (pdf icon 285KB)

Illness Record (pdf icon 188KB)

Risk Minimisation Plan (pdf icon 256KB)

Nutrition, Food, Beverages, Dietary Requirements

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure
168

Eat for Health Educator Guide Australian Dietary Guidelines Summary

ACT Food and Drink Policy 2015 (FAD201502)
Florey Preschool Nutrition and Food Safety Procedures (pdf icon 265KB)

Payment of Fees

Corresponding Regulations Florey Preschool Procedure
168 Florey Preschool Payment of Voluntary Contributions Procedure (pdf icon 256KB)

Providing a Child Safe Environment

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168

Child Protection and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in the ACT (CPRCAN201007)

Child Protection and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect – Guidelines for ACT Public Schools

Providing Safe Schools P-12 (SSP200704)

DHS – Keeping Children and Young People Safe – A Guide to Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in the ACT

Florey Preschool Mandatory Reporting Procedure (pdf icon 326KB)

Florey Preschool Considerations for Setting up Outdoor Equipment (pdf icon 261KB)

Florey Preschool Outdoor Learning Environment Procedures (pdf icon 265KB)

Florey Preschool Cleanliness of Equipment (pdf icon 255KB)

Florey Preschool Sleep and Rest Procedure (pdf icon 258KB)

Florey Preschool Child Wellbeing Procedure (pdf icon 1.54MB)

Florey Preschool Sustainability Procedure (pdf icon 256KB)

Outdoor Checklist (pdf icon 43KB)

Indoor Checklist (pdf icon 48KB)

Cleaning of Equipment Checklist (pdf icon 60KB)

Preschool Dynamic Risk Assessment (pdf icon 176KB)

Staffing

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedure
168

Teachers Code of Professional Practice

ACT Public Service Code of Conduct

Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics

Florey Preschool Staffing Procedure (pdf icon 296KB)

Florey Preschool Volunteer and Visitor Procedure (pdf icon 278KB)

Florey Preschool Code of Professional Practice (pdf icon 308KB)

Sun Protection

Corresponding Regulations ACT Education and Training Policy and/or Procedure
(http://www.det.act.gov.au/publications_and_policies/policy_a-z)
Florey Preschool Procedur Florey Preschool Specific Documentation
168 Sun Protection Policy (SP200609)

Florey Preschool Sun Smart Procedure (pdf icon 448KB)

Florey Preschool Clothing and Footwear Procedure (pdf icon 264KB)

Florey Preschool Family Handbook (pdf icon 623KB)

Water Safety

Corresponding RegulationsFlorey Preschool Procedure
168Florey Preschool Water Safety Procedure (pdf icon 261KB)