70 Clyde Street

Thornbury, 3071

03 9484 4140

admin @ clyde street kindergarten .org .au

Ongoing Excursion Permissions

We are endeavouring to create an engaging and responsive program for the children. With a particular focus this year being on Quality Area 6 “Collaborative partnerships with families and communities’, we have been looking at ways in which we can continue to build and nurture existing partnerships within the community.


  • Give children opportunities to be involved in everyday experiences. This may include a visit to the local tennis court (in Clyde Street) for ball games, a visit and play at Clyde Reserve and visiting the local schools.
  • Giving children real experiences in the wider community creates opportunities for discussions and teachable moments around every day processes. (QA 6)
  • Children will become more visible within the wider community. We consider children to be valuable members of our society who have a lot to contribute. (EYLF Outcome 2: Community)
  • It will create opportunities to extend on emergent ideas of the children by establishing ongoing partnerships with specialists in the community. (QA 6)
  • Our emergent curriculum will be strengthened as ideas can be responded to immediately therefore, creating more intentional teaching and scaffolding of children’s ideas. (QA 1)
  • Children’s physical and emotional wellbeing will be fostered as they will have more space to explore. (QA 2)
  • A socio-cultural perspective will be fostered when we look at children’s wellbeing and development and help us to make informed decisions about our curriculum. (QA 1)
  • Children will be active participants in the world around them. Children, educators and families will be able to share in the wealth of knowledge, during shared experiences. (EYLF Outcome 4)
  • Children’s agency is further promoted as they will be required to make decisions in regards to their own wellbeing. (QA 1)
  • Children will have opportunities to transfer ideas between different environments. (EYLF Outcome 4)

Ongoing Excursion permission form

In order to improve our procedures surrounding excursions at Clyde Street Kindergarten Inc, we have developed a blanket excursion consent form, which we will ask parents/guardians to sign. This means that families will not be required to sign a consent form for individual excursions that take place with the highlighted zone. Families will continue to be notified of all pre planned excursions that their child will be participating in, however some excursions will be spontaneous to support an emergent curriculum. All children will be signed in/out of the room by the teacher in charge. Any excursions that are planned outside of the highlighted zone will still require an individual consent form to be signed.

Map of excusion area. Raleigh St to the North, St David St to the West, Darebin Road to the South and Rathmines Street to the East

Risk Assessment

A summary of potential risks on kinder excursions
Identify risk Assess risk (use matrix) Specify how risk will be managed (minimised or eliminated)
First aid emergency High risk Mobile phones, first aid trained staff, emergency contact sheet on excursion. A first aid kit will be accessible during excursions.
Cold/wet weather Low risk Appropriate clothing for children will be required throughout the excursion. Children will be required to wear beanies, rain coats/jacket if necessary.
Hot weather Moderate risk Children will be required to follow the sun smart policy during excursions. Sun hats must be worn by children and educators at all times. Sunscreen will be available throughout the excursion in case it needs to be reapplied. Water will be accessible when required.
Road works Low risk There is generally minimal road works in the area; however, if roadworks interfere with accessibility to paths then an alternative route will be sought.
Road safety High risk Children will be supervised at all times and road safety will be discussed. Educators will endeavour to cross roads with a safety crossing or lights where possible. When not possible, children will cross the road with an educator after safety checks to ensure there are no oncoming vehicles and that it is a safe time to cross.
Children with allergies or asthma High risk Action plans of children with asthma, allergies or anaphylaxis will be brought on excursion as well as required EpiPen or medications. Educators are required to have current first aid training to administer medications. Destination of excursion will need to be considered suitable before taking children at risk.
Trees falling Low risk Ensure roads and paths have no debris lying on them. Particularly after storms or high winds. Seek alternative routes when needed.
Snake or spider bite Low risk Educators on excursion have current first aid and will action in response to the bite.
Dog bite and other animals Low risk All children to practice their dog safety awareness. Staff to remain vigilant concerning presence of dogs and other animals. Staff to apply protocol of requesting minimal interaction with children. Parents will be notified in the case of an accident and first aid will be applied. Complete incident report and notify DET.
Play equipment Low risk Safety check of equipment will be done before children’s use.
Hydration of children Low risk On particularly hot days, water will be available to children during the excursion.
Unwell children Moderate risk Children’s health will be assessed before departure and they will be excluded if considered unwell and the family will be contacted.
Toileting needs Moderate risk Educators will identify possible destinations for toilet stops during all excursions. The conditions of the public/private toilets will be assessed before children’s use. Children will be supervised and assisted when required.
Lost children -
At the park,
At the tennis court in Clyde St.,
At the school,
Within the classroom
High risk Children will be supervised by educators at all times. Educators will implement regular head counts to ensure all children are accounted for. Children will be required to wear name tags with contact details of the centre at all times. Children will be taught procedure if lost - stay in one place (do not move) and call out.
Broken glass, syringes, rubbish or dangerous items in park High risk Upon arrival at the park a perimeter check of the area will be carried out by a supervisor. Any dangerous objects will be reported and/or removed before children use this space.
Cars/cars parked Moderate risk Educators/adults to help children see cars as hazards and to promote road safety. Constant supervision of all children throughout excursion. In the case of an emergency, ambulance will be called, first aid will be administered and emergency contact notified. The department will be notified if required.
Driveways onto footpaths Moderate risk Children will be supervised at all times and road safety discussed.
Walking along footpaths Moderate risk Staff to remain vigilant concerning the presence of other pedestrians. All children to practice awareness of other pedestrians. Children will be supervised at all times.
Crossing roads without a pedestrian crossing Moderate risk All children will be asked to follow road traffic safety rules before crossing road. Children will hold educators hands when required to cross road. First aid kit, mobile phone and emergency contact list carried at all times.
Bicycle users Low risk Children’s awareness to other path and park users will be promoted. Children will be supervised at all times.
Interactions with unknown identities Low risk Minimising contact with other parties. Familiarising children with stranger danger. Constant supervision of children at all times.
Water hazards Low risk Excursion area outlined has minimal exposure to large water hazards. However, if water hazards present, then staff will access the risk before excursion. Will seek alternative route if requires. Children will be supervised at all times.

Risk Matrix

Risk Matrix

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