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PLOT 26, Marvel Parambariyam, Kalapatti Main Road( Opposite to SMS Mahal),
Saravanampatti, Coimbatore - 641035, Tamil Nadu

Policies

  • Admissions Policy

    We welcome all children of the appropriate age group.

    Children accepted from 2 years to school going age. The child can start by joining theplay school, followed by Pre-Kg a,LKG and UKG. We encourage toddlers to join pre-school at the age of 2.The period between 2-4 is the period of maximum growth according to research. And we believe each child should get the exposure, opportunities to explore, run around, enjoy childhood and develop an interest in learning.

    Children will be admitted in order of application.

    An application form must be completed. There will be no discrimination on any basis. Interested parents can pre book a visit to Dino Kids on a weekend . All admission related queries can be forwarded on : admin@dinokids.co.in

    You can also contact us at Helpline No. for Admission related queries : 9699997007

    We offer a discount of 10%  on term fee to parents who seek admission of their child in the school through the corporate route.

    Play Group: Children below 3 years as on 31st March are sent to an organized group called the Play Group

    Pre-KG: Children of 3 years of age as on 31st march are sent to Pre-Kinder Garden

    LKG: Children of 4 years of age as on 31st March are sent to Lower Kinder Garden

    UKG : Children of 5 years of age as on 31st March are sent to Upper Kinder Garden

  • Learning Outside the Classroom(Visits)

    We at Dino Kids encourage out-of-school activities and visits of an educational nature. There are many benefits to the pupils and staff who participate in these and the overall education is enriched as a result.

    Day Visits

    These types of visit are undertaken termly in support of particular aspects of the curriculum or for wider enrichment. Locations will include museums, the zoo, parks, farms, wildlife centres, farms etc. For every such trip we would have carried out the planning process including Risk Assessments.

    Parents are encouraged to volunteer to accompany during such trips. Our parents often play an important supervisory role on school sponsored field trips. We always plan so that we can maintain a minimum of one Supervisor to 8 kids. All forthcoming tours will be notified to parents/guardians well in advance.

    We welcome ideas and suggestions from parents/guardians on suitable day trips for the children.

    There will be no overnight field trips.

  • Behaviour Policy

    At Dino Kids we aim to

    • To apply positive policies to create a caring, family atmosphere in which teaching and learning can take place in a safe and happy environment.
    • To teach, through the school curriculum, values and attitudes as well as knowledge and skills. This will promote responsible behaviour, encourage self-discipline and encourage in children a respect for themselves, for other people and for property.
    • To encourage good behaviour rather than to simply punish bad behaviour by providing a range of rewards for children of all ages and abilities.
    • To make clear to children the distinction between minor and more serious misbehaviour and the range of sanctions that will follow.
    • To treat problems when they occur in a caring and sympathetic manner in the hope of achieving an improvement in behaviour.

    Corporal punishment is not permitted

    Each child is different, so it is important that the cause of the behaviour is investigated and plans made to meet individual needs.

    A wide range of rewards are used to reinforce positive behaviour. These can include:

    • Change in classroom organisation;
    • Using different resources;
    • Using short term targets when small steps are devised for each child (eg sitting on chair for given length of time or putting hand up to answer questions);
    • Rewards of stars/smiley faces on work, on charts or in special books;
    • Use of certificates, special stickers for such things as listening, being kind, helpful etc;
    • Sharing good behaviour with other children/other classes;
    • Celebrating achievement in assembly;
    • Involving parents at an early stage to develop an action plan together.

    At Dino Kids we understand that rewards can be more effective than punishment in motivating pupils and we make every effort to remember this on a daily basis in our dealings with pupils and in our marking policy.

    The School is committed to promoting and rewarding good behavior

    Incentive stickers are available for everyone. In addition, each class teacher gives verbal or written praise as often as possible.

    Children are encouraged to display their achievements in and out of school and in class and through photographic evidence and work displayed around the school.

    Most children respond to this positive approach where their efforts are seen to be valued, and make considerable efforts to improve their work, and, where necessary, their behaviour.

  • Health and Safety Policy

    • To ensure a safe environment, keeping entrances and exits clear at all times.
    • To check all equipment is in good order, appropriately safe and clean, before use, on a daily basis and dispose of or repair any damaged equipment (inform nursery manager).
    • To complete the outside check and complete form before taking children outside.
    • Any spillages to be mopped or swept up appropriately.
    • To be good role models for children when using equipment.
    • To encourage children to take appropriate risks by assessing and managing risks effectively. Help the children to learn for themselves and be involved in health and safety issues.
    • To ensure all children are encouraged to wipe their noses or help them to do this depending on their age, disposing of tissues appropriately.
    • To ensure all staff wash their hands before meals or food preparation and regularly throughout the day when necessary.
    • To ensure all children wash their hands before meals and wash their hands and faces after meals.
    • To ensure bathrooms and eating areas of rooms are regularly cleaned during the day.
    • To use appropriate cleaning materials (storing them in child proof cupboards when not in use) and appropriate cloths. Blue/bathroom, Pink/paints, Yellow/food areas.
    • To ensure appropriate safety at meal times, food at correct temperature (not too hot), appropriate behaviour of children, handling cutlery safely, etc.
    • Record any accidents of children or staff on appropriate forms and administer the necessary first aid, informing carer at the end of the day.
    • Follow correct procedure for administering medicines.
    • To use necessary protective clothing when changing nappies or dealing with bodily fluids. (wash hands after).
    • To be aware of and carry out security procedure for answering the door.
    • To be aware of the emergency evacuation procedure.
    • To be aware of location of first aid boxes and fire fighting equipment.
    • To take all reasonable care of their own and others’ personal health and safety when carrying out nursery activities.
  • Parents as partners

    We aim to promote an open partnership with parents and carers, involving them in our activities and sharing with them their own and our observations and records of their child’s progress and development.

    Dino Kids are committed to ensuring that parents have the opportunity to play an active role in their children’s progress. There is a written reports per term and individual parent/teacher conferences are held once a term for discussion of each child’s development and academic progress. In addition to these scheduled meetings, teachers are always available to discuss parents’ concerns or answer any queries. Parents simply need to contact the Nursery to arrange a mutually convenient appointment time.

    Parents are regularly invited to events such as concerts, Annual Day and Sports Day, and are also welcomed into their children’s classrooms to read stories, share special interests or participate in projects. There is a regular newsletter to keep parents informed of news and events.

    Parents can help:

    • By recognising that an effective school behaviour policy requires close partnership between parents, staff and children;
    • By discussing the school rules with their child, emphasising their support of them and assisting when possible with their enforcement;
    • By attending Parents’ Meetings, parents’ functions and by developing informal contacts with school;
    • By acknowledging that learning and teaching cannot take place without sound discipline;
    • By remembering that staffs deal with behaviour problems patiently and positively.
  • Exclusion Procedure for illness

    The purpose of this document is to help us ensure a safe and healthy environment for all children within our care. At Dino Kids to reduce the risk of infections we:

    • Provide protective clothing and equipment for staff in accordance with company procedures.
    • Have daily, weekly and monthly routine sterilising processes in place.
    •  Cleaners clean premises daily.
    • If an outbreak occurs a deep clean is completed in the appropriate area/s by nursery staff and  cleaners.

    It is a fact that children will get ill.  By following the guidelines in this policy it reduces unnecessary exposure to illnesses and ensures infections are managed effectively creating a happy and healthy Nursery for all.

    If at any time there are any infectious diseases present at the Nursery this will be clearly displayed at the entrance to the room where the infection has occurred.

    Should your child become ill they should only return to Nursery when your child is over any symptoms in accordance with the guidelines shown in this policy leaflet and are well enough to do so.

    A decision is then taken based upon the symptoms including any visible signs and the child’s body temperature as to whether you are immediately informed or whether continued monitoring of the child should occur.

    Should a child’s condition deteriorate you will be contacted by a member of the team and actions will be agreed.  This could include administering of medicines or collection of the child in more serious cases or if more acute symptoms are present (example – vomiting or diarrhoea).

    Exclusion for the following

    • Head Lice
      Conjunctivitis
      Tonsillitis
      Roseola
      Slapped Check
      Threadworms
      Hand, Foot and Mouth
    • 48 Hours Exclusion
      Vomiting – after last symptom
      Diarrhoea – after last symptom
    • 5 Days from symptoms
      *Scarlet Fever
      *Whooping Cough
      *German Measles
      *Measles
      *Mumps
      Chicken Pox
    • Other
      Scabies – until fully treated
      Ringworm – until on treatment
      Impetigo – until lesions have crusted over
    • Information for Pregnant Mothers
    • There are a number of infections which can be harmful to the unborn baby.
    • These include:Chicken Pox
      *German Measles (Rubella)
      Slapped Cheek
      *Measles

    If you or your child has been at the Nursery when one of the above infections is present we advise you to see your Doctor to check if you are immune and seek their professional medical advice.

    As a responsible childcare provider we recommend that all children follow the ‘Routine childhood immunisation programme’.This reduces the risk of exposure to children in our care of infectious diseases.

    What we do :

    • Using the hand sanitizers on entering the building
    • Regular hand washing with soap
    • Covering your mouth when you cough/sneeze and using a tissue where possible
    • Disposing of tissues into the rubbish bin (with lids) promptly and carefully
    • Cleaning hard surfaces e.g. door handles
    • Making sure all children are encouraged and supported to follow the above.
  • Hygiene routine followed

    In our nursery strong focus is placed on hygiene issues, children are taught to cough in the crook of their arm and are let outside to play daily where the risk of contamination is significantly lower than indoors. During infection periods, contact between children playing indoors is limited.

    These precautions are taken to reduce the risk of airborne contamination. Hands are washed regularly and the nappy changing area is cleaned immediately after use. Disposable wipers are used to avoid transmitting respiratory infections and viruses.

    Staff are instructed to wash visibly dirty hands after using the bathroom or helping a child to use it; after being outdoors; after nappy changes, before eating and handling food, and after blowing the nose or helping a child to blow their nose. Dry hands are safe hands and paper should always be used when drying since it is the most hygienic option.

    Hygiene
    • The premises and equipment are clean.
    • The registered person ensures that staff are informed and aware of the importance of good hygiene practice in order to prevent the spread of infection. Staff are informed of and kept up to date with hygiene procedures.
    • Children are encouraged to learn about personal hygiene through the daily routine.
    Sick children

    Please refer to the above  policy about the exclusion of children who are ill or infectious which is discussed with parents. This includes a procedure for contacting parents or another adult designated by the parent if a child becomes ill while in day care.

    Hand washing with soap and running water should be performed:
    • After using the toilet / changing a nappy
    • Before and after eating, drinking or preparing food
    • After sneezing, nose blowing or coughing
    • If hands are soiled/dirty
    • Before going home”

    On the surface, this advice looks quite straightforward and sensible. I’m sure almost all of us would agree that good hygiene routines and practice is essential in any nursery, indoors or out. Soap and running water is best. It’s natural and it’s effective when hands are washed carefully and properly.

  • Infection Control Policy

    Dino Kids has a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of all users and employees as well as a duty of care. In addition to this the prevention and control of infection is essential in helping to establish a safe and secure environment in which children can learn and develop through play.

    Viruses and infections can be easily passed from person to person  by breathing in air containing the virus which is produced when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes. It can also spread through hand/face contact after touching a person or surface contaminated with viruses.

    The best way to prevent a virus or infection from moving around the nursery environment is to maintain high hygiene standards in the nursery. To do this we will follow the guidance below:

    • Ensure all children use tissues when coughing and sneezing to catch all germs
    • Ensure all tissues are disposed of in a hygienic way and all children and staff wash their hands once the tissue is disposed
    • Encourage all children to do the above by discussing the need for good hygiene procedures in helping them to stay healthy
    • Staff will all wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when changing nappies, toileting children and dealing with any other bodily fluids. Staff are requested to dispose of these in the appropriate manner and wash hands immediately
    • All potties and changing mats are cleaned and sterilised before and after each use
    • Toilets are cleaned at least daily
    • Staff are to remind children to wash their hands before eating, after visiting the toilet,playing outside or being in contact with any animal and explain the reasons for this
    • All toys, equipment and resources will be cleaned on a regular basis by following a comprehensive cleaning rota and using antibacterial cleanser or through washing in the washing machine
    • All equipment used by babies and toddlers will be washed or cleaned as and when they need it – this includes when the children have placed it in their mouth
    • Dummies will be stored in individual hygienic dummy boxes labeled with the child’s name to prevent cross-contamination with other children
    • If a dummy or bottle falls on the floor or is picked up by another child, this is cleaned immediately and sterilised where necessary
    • Individual bedding will be used by children and labeled. This will be washed at least once a week and not used for any other child

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