70 Clyde Street

Thornbury, 3071

03 9484 4140

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Child Safety

Testimonials

More Than A Kinder

‘Clyde Street Kindergarten is more than a kinder;  it’s a caring, supportive community which has welcomed our whole family with open arms’

Georgia Jahnke

Parent

Engaging Indoor Space

‘Don’t be deceived by the humble facade! The engaging indoor space and the vast, lush outdoor space make CSK one of Thornbury’s best kept secrets.’

Cat Colaci

Parent

Learning through play

‘As an Early Childhood Teacher my goal is to be a facilitator of activating each child’s own natural desire to learn using play to achieve their full potential.’

Maria Callegari

Director & Educational Leader

CHILD SAFETY

Clyde Street Kindergarten is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This is the primary focus of our care and decision-making.

Clyde Street Kindergarten has zero tolerance for child abuse of any kind.

Clyde Street Kindergarten is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the safety of vulnerable children in our community including children with a disability, and the cultural safety and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Every person involved in Clyde Street Kindergarten has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays, individually and collectively, to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

As a service, in our planning, decision-making and operations, Clyde Street Kindergarten will:

  • Take a preventative, proactive and participatory approach to child safety;
  • Value and empower children to participate in decisions which affect their lives;
  • Foster a culture of openness that supports all persons to safely disclose risks of harm to children;
  • Respect diversity in cultures and child rearing practices while keeping child safety paramount;
  • Provide written guidance on appropriate conduct and behaviour towards children;
  • Engage only the most suitable people to work with children and have high quality staff and volunteer supervision, and professional development;
  • Ensure children know who to talk with if they are worried or are feeling unsafe, and that they are comfortable and encouraged to raise such issues;
  • Report suspected abuse, neglect or mistreatment promptly to the appropriate authorities;
  • Share information appropriately and lawfully with other organisations where the safety and wellbeing of children is at risk; and
  • Value the input of and communicate regularly with families and carers.