- The kindergarten is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 to 17.30.
- The best time for the child’s arrival is at 9.00 o’clock before the start of the morning circle.
- The parents are expected to bring the child to the kindergarten personally as well as pick the child up personally. Other arrangements could be made in case of written consent with the kindergarten. The personnel is not allowed to hand over the child to an underage family member or any other unauthorized person.
- The parents are expected to notify the kindergarten of the child’s absence via phone or e-mail.
- In case of the child’s preplanned absence a notification should be sent on the previous day before 11.00 o’clock. Timely notification will free the parent from the catering fee on the day(s) of absence.
- The child is expected to be healthy when coming to kindergarten.
Meals and food
There are 3 meals in the kindergarten – breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
The meal times and weekly menus can be found on the group’s notice board. Breakfast is optional and the cost can be deducted from the catering fee.
Children on a special diet can bring their own food or replace some products according to personal necessity. The kindergarten has to be notified of a child’s food intolerance.
Children can offer reasonable amount of fruits, sweets or cake to other children on their birthday.
Chewing gum is not allowed in the kindergarten.
Clothing and personal items
CLOTHING, BED LINEN AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS
The kindergarten’s daily routine includes time for outside play or a walk. An extra pair of clothing is suggested for outside playtime. Parents are expected to take care of their children’s clothes regularly.
Children need a reasonable quantity of spare clothes for indoor use. Clothes are expected to be comfortable and easy to put on.
The child’s name inside the clothes and footwear avoids unnecessary confusion.
Parents should provide the necessary amount of specific personal items – diapers, wipes etc (in case of need).
Children need their own blanket and pillow with bed linen during nap time. The bed linen are sent home for laundry every two weeks.
Toys can be brought to the kindergarten, preferably a soft cuddly one for nap time, or a book. Safety, as well the appropriateness of the toy, ought to be the main concern when choosing the toy.
The kindergarten does not take the responsibility for the child’s toys getting lost or being broken. The toy should have a mark or the child’s name on it for identifying the toy’s owner.
The toys are for sharing with other children.
The child is expected to be healthy when coming to kindergarten. A child with symptoms of illness cannot join the group.
In general, taking medicaments in the kindergarten is forbidden, unless by a doctor’s prescription in the case of chronic diseases.
Parents will be notified immediately if their child falls ill in the kindergarten.
Cooperation with parents
All parents are encouraged to actively participate in the kindergarten’s parental events, sharing ideas and suggestions. Families are annually invited to a parent-teacher meeting to discuss the child’s progress.
Tips for helping your child to settle in the kindergarten
- Sufficient amount of time and patience are the two key elements during the adjustment period.
- Help your child create a positive attitude towards the kindergarten. Explain to your child why children attend the kindergarten and what are the positive outcomes for them.
- Briefly describe the daily routine to your child.
- Take time to get acquainted with the kindergarten. Let the child explore, discover and play in the classroom.
- Building a positive and trustful relationship with teachers helps the child to feel encouraged and secure.
- Shorter days in the beginning of the adjustment period are recommended.
- Maintain a positive attitude – the child is a reflection of your emotions.
- Trust your child! Developing in positive atmosphere allows the child to build trustful relationships and enjoy their stay in the kindergarten.