Pymble Public School

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Activities, Education & Behaviour

Activities, Policies, Education & Behaviour

Activities

Activities my child can enrol in At Poosh we offer a play-based learning program which includes incursions and excursions. External organisations also offer a range of activity programs which your child can attend whilst at Poosh. Popular activities include drama, mandarin and swimming. For a full list of activities and enrolment information please visit the school reception, then complete the link

Activities Form 

to provide consent for your child to attend the activity whilst at Poosh. This link can also be found on the school website under the For Parents tab, Poosh newsletters, or emailed to you.

Can my child be walked to an activity? Kindy children will be walked by a more senior student to an activity whilst they are getting used to their new environment during the first 4 weeks of term 1, however Poosh is an extremely busy service, so for advice on returning to Poosh please contact the activity coordinator. Staff cannot walk children to activities as this will compromise our educator: child ratio and the quality of our care.

Can someone help my child get changed? Please talk to the activity coordinator about this issue. At Poosh we would recommend delaying the start date until your child is confident to get ready independently.

Policies & Procedures A full list of the policies and procedures are available at the service. If you require a copy of a policy, please email pooshcare@gmail.com

How do we educate your children?

At Poosh our philosophy is the driving force behind our service. We have both structured and unstructured play-based learning opportunities which are explained to your child before they choose an area of the service to play in. We encourage children to imagine, explore and create both independently and collaboratively. We encourage children to develop their social skills and teambuilding skills alongside their friends. Each educator is allocated a maximum of 15 children to care for. They educate their children about our safe play rules, our programs, as well as our environmental impact, how we respect each other, our surroundings and community at Poosh.

Behaviour management

How do we encourage positive behaviour at Poosh? At Poosh we allocate points to children who are demonstrating exemplary behaviour.  This could be for using excellent manners, assisting with afternoon tea, sharing with friends, initiating a great play activity or showing respect to the educators, peers, the environment or our resources. When a child retrieves 5 points, they can choose a Poosh prize.

How do we manage inappropriate behaviour? We understand that Poosh is a fun, exciting place for our children however when inappropriate behaviour is displayed such as disrespect for another child, the environment or an educator the child will be asked to sit out for 5 minutes to think about their actions. An educator will then discuss the issue and why the witnessed behaviour is not acceptable. The educator will always remind the child of the positive interactions they have been involved in previously to encourage the child to display these traits and ensure that the child feels comfortable re-joining the play environment. If the same inappropriate behaviour occurs or physical violence is witnessed an orange card will be issued.  The parent/guardian collecting the child will be informed and the behaviour will be discussed. If two orange cards are received within a term the child may be asked to leave the service.

Bullying We view any ongoing intimidating behaviour from one child to another as an act of bullying. It is the aim of the centre to encourage the child (victim) to deal with bullying situations whilst making it clear staff are available for support and to discuss the behaviour with the children involved.

As child attendances change daily, we encourage children to inform educators of any concerns or worries they have as soon as they occur, so that issues are dealt with immediately rather than followed up at a much later date when both children are attending care.