This page contains useful information about our Centre's procedures as well as a number of handy forms that parents can download.
We would appreciate notice from parents if your child is going to be absent from the Centre.
For parents claiming Child Care Benefit, a maximum of 42 days absence per financial year applies. Full fees will be charged to parents if they exceed the allowable absence limit.
Parents are required to give two weeks notice of cancellation of permanent care arrangements.
Emergency contacts, as per enrolment form, will be contacted in the event of an emergency, an illness or late collection when the parent/guardian contacts have not responded.
If a Parent/Guardian decides to cancel their child's permanent care arrangements, they must give two weeks notice of cancellation. Parents will be required to fill out and 'exit form' which is located in the family resource room of the Centre.
Written permission is required prior to any child leaving the Centre with an Educator. This authorisation can only be given by the parents.
If educators have located live head lice in a child's hair the parents will be telephoned to collect the child. (Information about head lice is available to parents at the Centre).
The Centre has adopted the Department of Health's recommendations regarding the exclusion of children from the Centre because of illness (please see Centre exclusion policy in the Policy Handbook).
If your child requires medication while at Gumnuts, it must be recorded in the Medication book located in your child's room. For more detailed information about Medication refer to the Parent handbook.
Each room at the Centre is limited to a maximum number of places. On occasions where parents/guardians require ongoing extra child care days the child's details will be added to the Centre waiting list . See the Booking Page for further information.