Welcome! Thank you for considering Snowflakes Childcare.
We are a dedicated team of Early Childhood Educators striving to provide a safe and stimulating environment that enhances each child’s growth and development.
The centre is licensed for 50 children from 3 months to 6 years. Our service provides care for ‘drop in’ children as well regular, permanent care. The centre is located next door to Snowplanet, Small Road, Silverdale. We are open 7.30am-6pm.
Healthy meals are included in price (except milk formula) - morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
The days menu will be on the Parents noticeboard at front entrance.
Parents are required to bring clearly named water bottles for their child, that can be refilled with water.
Parents are required to bring clearly named bottles and formula for children on formula.
Allergies - If your child has any allergies, please ensure it is clearly noted on enrolment form, and all relevant medication/creams given to staff. This is to be recorded in the centres medication book.
If we take children into Snowplanet, Snowflakes Childcare provides the following snow gear for Snowplanet days: Pants, Jacket, Mittens, Boots, Ski/Snowboard, Toboggan (Parents to be provide hats and warm underneath clothing, eg. thermals).
What to Bring - A clearly labeled bag and clothing for your child.
At least two changes of clothes.
Enough nappies for each day.
A clearly labeled sunhat for summer months.
Warm hat for winter months and snowplanet days.
Thermals or warm underneath clothing for snow gear.
Any unidentified clothing left behind can be found in lost
Please notify if your child is unwell and unable to attend.
If you suspect your child is unwell, especially if infectious, please keep them at home.
If your child becomes ill while at the centre, we will notify you for a parent/guardian to collect them immediately.
Please refer to our policy folder for further information on infectious diseases.
Identification and Health
We are required to keep a copy of your child’s:
- id (birth certificate or passport) and
- Certificate of Immunisation on file.
Please bring these with you on your first day.
It can sometimes be challenging to settle children into new environments.
We recommend if possible, to stay until your child has settled into an activity or is happy with a teacher or peer.
We recommend to alert the teacher you are leaving, say goodbye to your child once, and then leave immediately, as frequent coming a going is unsettling for children.
Collecting your Child
Please consider our staff by collecting your child promptly at your booked times. In any emergency or unforeseen circumstances please phone the centre immediately so alternative plans can be made. Late fees will be charged as per our fees policy.