Rules & Regulations
Our aim is to provide an educational support facility for young children.
TO THIS END WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING:
- An educare centre where children, through example, will acquire a set of moral values based on Christian principles.
- Hygienic conditions where healthy habits are inculcated.
- A quiet, stimulating environment conducive to learning.
- Safe and controlled recreational areas to foster physical development.
OUR FACILITIES PROVIDE FOR:
- Full day care or half day care for children aged between eighteen months and five years.
- Grade R classes for children who are turning six.
- Aftercare for children aged between six and twelve years.
Parents are expected to be punctual when delivering and collecting their children.
- Full day: 07h00 to 17h30
- Half day: 07h00 to 13h00
- Grade R: 08h30 to 12h45
While we do undertake to care for children beyond 17h30, we charge an overtime rate for providing the extra service. Please note that this is strictly enforced.
Hours include school holidays, but exclude public holidays. We close for our annual holiday (15 working days) in the third week of December, and re-open in the third week of January.
NOTES WITH REGARD TO FEES:
- Fees are paid monthly in advance and are not negotiable. No deductions are made for absenteeism.
- Fees are due on the last working day of every month.
- Fees for December are charged in full, but a discount is offered on early payment of January fees.
- Fees are increased annually in January.
- An initial administration fee of R500 is payable on admission, and is not refundable.
- A non refundable deposit of R1000 is payable by all children applying for our Grade R class.
A calendar months notice must be submitted if you intend to remove your child from our care.
If you are travelling overseas for an extended period of time a 50% retainer fee must be paid for each month that your child is absent in order for us to retain his/her place at our facility.
DISCIPLINE AND PUNISHMENT:
We do not believe in petty discipline. We use time out as a method of discipline for inappropriate behaviour.
Children are encouraged to behave in a socially acceptable manner and to show respect for themselves, their peers and their surroundings.
WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE TAUGHT:
- The alphabet, numbers, shapes and colours.
- Drawing, painting and writing of their names (older children only).
- Songs, nursery rhymes, music and movement.
- Social graces, manners and hygienic habits.
- Dressing skills.
GRADE R children follow the national curriculum as laid down by the Department of Education.
WE ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF INITIATIVE, SELF-DISCIPLINE AND INDEPENDENCE.
EXTRA ACTIVITIES WE OFFER:
- MOTORWORX: A fun physical program devised and run by a qualified Foundation Phase teacher, which is aimed at enhancing motor skills and development. For children aged between three and five years.
- SPEECH & DRAMA: A weekly cultural activity to enhance self confidence and build self esteem.
- DANCING: Dance programs including hip hop and ballet for fun and enhanced gross motor development.
- CLICK-A-MOUSE: Weekly computer classes (as a basic introduction to computers) offered on site by a mobile computer school. Currently only available at Endeavour Educare Centre.
- EXPERI-BUDDIES: Weekly “junior” science classes aimed at children between 3 and 6 years.
- HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES: Entertainment, guest performers and extra-ordinary activities to make the school holidays fun and exciting. A nominal fee and/or donations are usually requested to allay costs.
- HAIRCUTS: A service offered by a qualified hairdresser on our premises every second month.
- DEWORMING: A service offered to all children twice a year.
- TUCKSHOP: This is open every Friday morning and children are encouraged to do their own “shopping” for the weekend.
A rest period from 13h00 to 14h15 is compulsory for all children.
PARENTS PLEASE NOTE:
- Full day and half day children are to bring a portion of edible fruit to crèche every day.
- Grade R children are to bring their own snack box every day (including during school holidays). This snack should include a sandwich or yoghurt, a piece of fruit and a juice. NO sweets, chocolates, energy drinks or fizzy sodas.
- A change of clothing is to be kept in your child’s bag at all times.
- A hat must be provided and left at the crèche during the summer months.
- The wearing of sunscreen is recommended in the months from September to April. Parents are to apply this at home.
- All clothing and shoes must be clearly and indelibly marked.
- No sweets, toys or personal possessions may be brought to the crèche.
- Absenteeism must be reported.
- Children with infectious diseases must be treated and cared for at home.
- Children must be able to feed themselves and drink from a cup or a pull top bottle.
- We do not cater for children with food allergies. In these instances we would ask parents to supply the necessary food for their child.
- Where potty-training is necessary, it remains primarily the responsibility of the parents concerned. However we will assist you with this if you are prepared to follow our recommendations, and work together with us in your child’s best interests. We potty-train during summer months to provide the least amount of discomfort to your child.
- A box of tissues and four toilet rolls are to be provided on request, usually every three months.
- All parents must sign an indemnity form before admission to SHUTTLE KIDZ is approved.
- All children are enrolled at SHUTTLE KIDZ on a one-month trial. During this time a twenty four-hour notice period will apply, either way.