Parent Handbook


The Parent Handbook outlines the policies and practices of Story Tree to help answer questions about the following:

  • Willow Nest Studio's license to provide chid-care.
  • What Story Tree Playgroup is.
  • The Educational Approach of Story Tree Playgroup.
  • Story Tree Playgroup's opening times and dates.
  • Admission requirements.
  • Fees, payments and termination policies.
  • Policies on video and photo documentation.
  • Media in the classroom.
  • Parent involvement.
  • Settling children in.
  • Daily Routine.
  • Arrival policy.
  • Dismissal policy.
  • How to talk with children about playgroup.
  • Strollers and belongings.
  • Dressing for Play.
  • Napping arrangement.
  • Nutrition.
  • Toys and playthings from home.
  • Birthdays.
  • Walking trips.
  • Contacting staff during playgroup.
  • Emergency playgroup closure.
  • Emergency evacuations, sheltering in place and safety drill procedures.
  • Allergies
  • Illness and infectious disease control.
  • Medication administration
  • Confidentiality
  • Child safety and protection guidelines.
  • Behavior/discipline policy

The handbook is updated when needed with the most recent date of update reflected in the footer of each page. Thank you for reviewing prior to registering.