Apollo Parkways Pre-school is committed to providing a child safe environment and upholding children’s rights to feel safe and to be safe. The well-being and safety of all children are at the forefront of what we do and inform every decision we make. Apollo Parkways Pre-school is an inclusive environment where all children of all cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and all abilities are positively recognised and celebrated for being themselves.
Apollo Parkways Pre-school is committed to creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. We recognise and celebrate the history, experiences and culture of aboriginal people and understand that being able to freely express cultural identity is a right for all Aboriginal and Torres Straight children.
Apollo Parkways Pre-school has zero tolerance to any form of child abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse, neglect and racism in any form.
Every person in the Apollo Parkways Preschool community has an important role in keeping children safe and are encouraged and supported to disclose any child safety concerns they have with the Nominated Supervisor or the President of the Committee of Management. All concerns are taken seriously and will be acted upon immediately in an ethical and professional manner.
We listen to and empower children to have their voices heard about decisions that affect their lives. We build trusting and respectful relationships with each child in our care. We teach children about their rights and what to do if they do not feel safe.
We actively protect children by embedding the Child Safe Standard in our organisational culture and governance. We have developed systems in accordance with The Child Safe Standards along with best practice policies and procedures with the protection of children as our priority.
All staff complete the latest Child Safe Training and mandatory reporting training through the Department of Education and remain up to date with current research, in line with National regulations and law and the 11 Child Safe Standards. This ensures that our staff can promote and maintain a culture of safety. All volunteers are required to hold current Working with Children Checks
For more detailed information please refer to our ‘Code of Conduct,’ ‘Child Safe Environment Policy,’ ‘Compliments & Complaints Policy’ and other policies on our website.