Once you have decided to place your child at a TRY centre, we recommend you visit the centre a day or two in advance so your child and family can familiarise themselves with both the environment and the staff. It is also an opportunity to discuss any specific allergies or illness or emotional needs your child may have with TRY staff.
Make sure to sound encouraging and excited when talking about daycare with your child. Emphasise all the fun things they can do there. Maybe you can read some books about daycare with your child. An example of a great children’s story about daycare is “See You Later, Alligator” by Laura McGee Kvasnosky.
Below are some pointers for your child’s first day.
Our Sunsmart Policy
It is an essential part of your child’s care and early learning is spending time outdoors in the envronment. All our Kindergartens and Childcare centres are accredited by Sun Smart and in every centre we promote the guidelines as recommended by the Cancer Council of Victoria. It is important that your child has the appropriate clothing for sunny days.
Our Sun Smart policy recommends that all children wear suitable clothing that protects as much of the child’s skin from the harmful UV effects of the sun whilst at kindergarten. This includes the following:
- A hat that covers the face, neck and ears.
- Clothing that protects the body as much as possible.
- Sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum and water resistant.
Children that do not have appropriate sun protection clothing will be encouraged to play in shaded areas.
Our staff will follow the appropriate sun safe practices and we encourage parents who are staying at the kindergarten to also model these practices.
2018 TERM DATES
Term 1 29 January (teacher’s start) to 29 March
Term 2 16 April to 29 June
Term 3 16 July to 21 September
Term 4 8 October to 21 December
2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY DATES
Term 1 holidays 30 March to 15 April
Term 2 holidays 30 June to 15 July
Term 3 holidays 22 September to 7 October
Term 4 holidays 22 December to 29 January 2019
2018 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Australia Day Fri 26 Jan
Labour Day Mon 12 Mar
Good Friday Fri 30 Apr
Easter Sunday Sun 1 Apr
Easter Monday Mon 2 Apr
ANZAC Day Wed 25 Apr
Queen’s Birthday Mon 11 Jun
AFL Grand Final Fri 28 Sep
Melbourne Cup Tues 6 Nov
Christmas Day Mon 25 Dec
Boxing Day Wed 26 Dec