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What to Bring & Authorised Collectors

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

The first thing you'll need to do is, label a bag for your child's name and ensure all individual items inside the bag are clearly labelled too.

Consider packing the following items:

  • A sun-safe hat which covers your child’s face, neck and ears

  • Spare clothes which are suitable for the current weather conditions. Where children are toilet training, we may ask for several items to ensure we can meet their needs throughout the day, in addition to extra nappies and spare clothes.

  • Comfort item such as a dummy or blanket

  • Dummy in a sealed, named container

  • Sleeping sheet set or blanket for nap time

  • Bottles

  • Expressed milk

  • A sufficient number of nappies

  • Any medications (please give these to centre staff to manage directly)


Upon enrolment, parents are asked to provide a list of responsible adults (must be over 18yrs of age) who may collect their child. Authorised collectors must provide photographic identification prior to a child being released into their care. Authorised collectors are responsible for passing any relevant information onto parents/guardians. Families must ensure that information about Authorised Collectors are updated as required


Parents/ are responsible for supplying the Nominated Supervisor with current court and custody orders. It is important that authorised collectors understand that without a court or custody order, educators are unable to restrict parents from collecting their child. Educators will take every precaution to ensure that children are only released to those authorised to do so.


Arrival and departure times are extremely important in ensuring children’s health, safety and well-being. Parents/Guardians play an important role in settling children in early childhood care and communicating openly with educators.


On arrival at the centre each day, parents/guardians need to sign-in their children on the form provided. Adults must record their full name, the actual time of arrival and sign the record. The parents/guardians bringing the child to the centre must communicate with an educator and pass on any relevant information, including medication requirements, where required forms will be provided by educators.


On departure, parents/guardians need to sign-out their children on the form provided. Parents/guardians can go into the centre to greet their children and are encouraged to have a quick chat with an educator before they leave.


Where a child is not collected prior to the close of the centre, late fees will apply. Educators will make all attempts to contact parents/guardians and any authorised collectors, however if they are unable to speak to an authorised collector 30 minutes after the centre's closing time, the local police will be contacted to assist in locating the parent/guardians.

Our educators will respectfully treat such circumstances with sensitivity and always in the best interests of the child and family.

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