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.