Clandeboye Preschool prides itself on its great family involvement. All parents with children enrolled at preschool assist with parent help duties. . A roster is made up each term with each family expected to do one parent help duty per term. The parent help works alongside the teachers to help with the day to day activities There are various folders relating to OSH regulations and emergency evacuation procedure which are available for parents to read as part of the parent help responsibilities.
Parent Help Session Information
- Sessions start at 8:30am. If you are parent help you are expected to arrive at 8.30 am and stay until 12pm
- help set out equipment
- keep the inside and outside areas tidy and inviting during the session
- spend time at each play area, talking and working with the children, extend and challenge them!
- encourage the children to finish activities they’ve started e.g. puzzles
- encourage other children and adults to join in too
- write the child’s name as close to the top left hand corner as possible and hang the piece of art work up to dry
- if you are inside; paintings need to be placed in the file box. Be aware of the colour coding procedure with the
- dish cloths: yellow is for morning tea/lunch table and sink and blue is for floor spills
- prepare morning tea for the children (fruit and a sandwich), help them find their drink bottle and clean up afterwards. Be aware of which children have allergies
- table tops need to be wiped and chairs set out for lunch
- try not to talk over children to other adults
- be alert to any problems, move in before they happen, re-direct
- be positive, have fun with the children (your own as well) and enjoy your parent helping. We can’t run a good session without your help!
- if you have any questions ask the supervisor
- we have an interesting booklet on parent helping which you are encouraged to read.
There is a selection of early childhood reading material kept in the office. These include “issue” related materials i.e. Toilet training, death in family, sharing etc. Parents are most welcome to borrow these resources.