Condy Park Kindergarten

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ABOUT US

Our Code of Conduct for Interacting with Children

Introduction

As a professional provider of quality early childhood education, Condy Park Preschool and Kindergarten Assoc. Inc. supports the rights of children and is committed to providing a standard of service which ensures their safety and wellbeing.

 

As such Condy Park understands the importance of ensuring that all staff, volunteers, parents and carers as well as the children themselves understand the types of behaviours that are expected of them whilst on Condy Park’s premises or an activity associated with Condy Park.  This document sets out the various codes of conduct applicable to these groups.

 

Related Documents

Condy Park Rules of Association – copies available from administration office

 

Standards of Appropriate Behaviour

 

Staff/Volunteers

This Code of Conduct applies to all paid staff and volunteers, including work experience students, SITE students etc.

 

Staff/volunteers agree to:-

  • Conduct themselves in accordance with Queensland College of Teachers Code of Ethics and Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics.
  • Conduct themselves in a calm and positive manner and use appropriate language ie no swearing, derogatory terms or sexual jokes/innuendos.
  • Welcome, acknowledge and farewell each child and family daily where possible. 
  • Value and support family interactions and participation
  • Promote positive behaviour management, by assisting children to develop self control and learn methods of resolve conflicts.
  • Respect and keep the confidentiality of all children and families attending Condy Park.
  • Nurture collaborative and reciprocal relationships with staff, C&K, parents and carers, children, community organisations with a child development and education focus, through honest and open communication.
  • Be honest, open and respect the values, beliefs and perspective of others.
  • Make sensitive decisions about what to do and how to respond to each child
  • Be respectful and equitable to all children.
  • Use words, facial expressions, touch and closeness sensitively.
  • Llisten sensitively and deeply to all children and respond with genuine warmth and interest
  • Respect children’s need for personal space
  • Talk with children rather than at them
  • Adapt a range of teaching strategies that are responsive to different children in different contexts.

 

Parents and Carers

This Code of Conduct applies to all parents and carers of children attending Condy Park, including extended family members, friends, day care providers etc who drop off or pick up children from Condy Park premises, or who attend events organised by Condy Park.

 

Parents/carers agree to:-

  • Support all efforts to prevent any form of abuse at Condy Park and encourage a child safe and child friendly environment.
  • Abide by any procedures or codes adopted by the centre. Our code of practice ensures that high standards are sought and expected and reinforce the ideals of the community.
  • Adhere to Condy Park’s Rules of Association
  • Behave in a respectful and courteous manner that sets a good example for the children in the centre.
  • To use appropriate language ie no swearing, derogatory terms or sexual jokes/innuendos
  • Not to smoke, drink alcohol or use illicit substances while at the Kindy and not to attend the Kindy while under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances. 
  • Show respect for the decisions of all staff/volunteers and Management Committee members and guide my children to do likewise.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person and family regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Children

This Code of Conduct applies to all children attending Condy Park’s premises or who attend events organised by Condy Park, including siblings and friends.

 

Children will be supported and guided by Condy Park staff/volunteers to conduct themselves in the following manner:-

  • To respect themselves and others
  • To use language to express themselves and communicate their wants and needs as appropriate to their level of development
  • To care for their environment and equipment as well as the belongings of others
  • To co-operate and follow the agreed classroom rules
  • Resolve conflict in a peaceful manner
  • To follow the directions and instructions of staff/volunteers

 

It is acknowledged that each classroom teacher will develop, in consultation with their children, rules specific to their classroom which are to be in keeping with the above Code of Conduct for Children and Condy Park’s ethos.

 

Management Committee

This Code of Conduct applies to all members holding positions on Condy Park’s Management Committee including any duly formed sub-committees.

 

Committee Members agree to:-

  • Implement child protection procedures that minimise risk and prevent harm
  • Value and support family interactions and participation
  • Nurture collaborative and reciprocal relationships with staff, C&K, parents and carers, children, community organisations with a child development and education focus, through honest and open communication
  • Be honest, open and respect the values, beliefs and perspective of others
  • To use appropriate language ie no swearing, derogatory terms or sexual jokes/innuendos
  • Respect and keep the confidentiality of all children and families attending Condy Park.
  • Adhere to Condy Park’s Rules of Association.