Funtasia

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MORNING dROP-OFF

Children can be dropped off between 06:30-07:45 to ensure that they have breakfast at 08:00. Please take children directly to the classroom where the teacher or class assistant will check them in.

Afternoon Pick-Up

Please collect your child no later than 18:00.

All must be collected from the teachers or teachers’ assistants, no child may leave the premises, without a parent present. No children will be allowed to leave with someone else if we don’t receive written instruction from the parent.

In case of an emergency or circumstance beyond your control, we do offer babysitting. The babysitting fee is R40.00 per child for 30 minutes and then R60.00 for 30 per minute child after that.

On a Friday there is a penalty fee of R150.00 per child for half an hour as there is no babysitting staff available.

Please phone ahead if you think you might be late.

SCHOOL ITEMS & CLOTHES

All items sent to school must be clearly marked for example bags and clothes. Please dress your child in comfortable clothes that can get dirty and always have an extra set of clothes in their school bag. No external toys will be allowed at the school.

Illnesses

Your child’s health is very important to us, that is why we have the following procedures in place for when your child is sick:

  • We require parents to contact the school as soon as possible if your child is ill and will not be coming to school.
  • Allergies are also handled with the utmost care.
  • If your child requires any medication which must be administered during the school day, it should be written in the medicine book. No medicine will be administered without the parent’s written permission.
  • If your child becomes ill or injured at school, we will contact you immediately.
  • In case of an extreme emergency, your child will be taken to the nearest hospital or medical practitioner immediately.

birthdays

We love celebrating birthdays at Funtasia, and we understand the importance of making their birthday a special occasion. To make the day extra special we have an onsite company (Funtabulous Parties) to provide party packs and/or a birthday cake, at an extra cost. You are also more than welcome to supply your own treats. Please call the office or speak to the teacher to make arrangements, accordingly.

Concerns and School Meetings

If you experience any problems regarding your child, your child’s’ progress, another child, a teacher, school rule, finances, etc. we have an open-door policy, so please make an appointment with one of the owners, either Adre or Mariaan and we address your concerns.

We request that you do not discuss any problems with other parents or in front of the children, as this might lead to insecurity.

Regular meetings will be held to keep you informed on all school-related issues, but if you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We value your input greatly.

Contributions

We are always open to non-monetary contributions from our parents, this includes any skills, talents, or contacts you might have to benefit the children.

We also request any materials that can be used in the classrooms like scrap paper, toilet rolls, wool, material, old magazines, etc. can be handed in at the office.

Registration And Cancellations

Our open-door policy allows for registrations to take place throughout the year. The success or your registration will depend on if we have reached our classroom capacity for the specific age-group you are registering for.

There is an annual fee of R1000.00 to secure your child’s place in the school. This fee will be used for the extra activities that we offer, like make-and-bake day, etc.

We need 1-months written notice for the termination of day-care. November and December are not accepted as a notice month.       

Hygiene

We have put the following processes in place, to ensure a hygienic environment for your child:

  • All nappies are disposed of in closed bins and these bins are cleaned at least once a day.
  • Staff uses surgical gloves in the case of stomach flu, diarrhea, or vomiting. This hinders the spread of the disease.
  • Staff has to wash their hands after every nappy change with anti-bacterial soap.
  • Babies get changed on their own changing mat and we only use the products supplied by you on your baby. The product doesn’t get mixed.
  • We have ample ventilation in all classrooms for fresh air and temperature control.

As part of our fun daily routine, we teach your child to take responsibility for their own hygiene like teaching them to brush their teeth, washing hands before eating, etc.

Reporting

We value parental participation and have put the following in place to keep you up-to-day with your child’s progress:

Baby (6 weeks to 12 months) Daily Report:

  • Nappies (wet or dirty and the number of nappies used)
  • Feeding (what they ate and what)
  • Bottles (when they drank and the amount)
  • Sleeping (when and how long)

Baby Weekly Report Booklet:

This booklet will be updated with information regarding the activities your baby participated in and any other information regarding your child (observations etc.). This booklet can also be used to provide information to the teacher. This is just one of the tools to create effective communication between parents and teachers.

Bi-Yearly (Every 6 Months) Progress Report:

We evaluate the progress of all of our children every 6 months, to ensure they are on the right track, in terms of their developmental milestones. Our in-house school kineticist also gives feedback on the progress and how they are responding to our specialized kinetics program.

Special Reports:

If your child has an appointment with Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, etc. they will leave a report at the school for your perusal.

 

school & Class requirements

0-12 Months

  • 5 x Disposable Nappies Per Day
  • 2 x Packets of Wet Wipes Per Month
  • 2 x Bibs
  • 2 x Face Cloths
  • 2 x Packets
  • 1 x Box of 200 Tissues Per Month
  • 1 x Container Bum Cream Per Month
  • 2 x Sets of Clothes Per Day (remember to include old clothes; we want to motivate independence and during these activities, children may become dirty; also include a newer set so that we can send them home in this. Remember to add something warm in case of a change in the weather)
  • Bottles with Boiled Water
  • Formula Milk OR Breast Milk in Bottles
  • A copy of your baby’s immunization records
  • Baby’s current daily routine
  • Plastic Bags for Dirty Clothes
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste (when they have teeth)

12-36 Months:

  • 5 x Disposable Nappies Per Day (preferable pull-ups for potty training)
  • 2 x Packets of Wet Wipes Per Month
  • 1 x Bar of Soap Per Month
  • 2 x Face Cloths
  • 2 x Packets
  • 1 x Box of 200 Tissues Per Month
  • 1 x Container Bum Cream Per Month
  • 3 x Sets of Clothes Per Day (remember to include old clothes; we want to motivate independence and during these activities, children may become dirty; also include a newer set so that we can send them home in this. Remember to add something warm in case of a change in the weather)
  • 1 x Old T-Shirt for Painting
  • 1 x Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • 1 x Sippy Cup
  • Bottles Boiled Water & Milk Formula (if applicable)
  • A copy of your baby’s immunization records
  • Plastic Bags for Dirty Clothes

We start potty training from 24 months, we also then decrease the use of drinking from bottles.