1. General provisions
1.1. Kindergarten internal rules acts under the Estonian Preschool Child Care Institution Act and other legal acts regulating the activities of preschool child care intuitions.
1.2. The general regulations of the Kindergarten Pääsupesa are available as hard copies in the centre and also can be found at https://www.tallinn.ee/est/paasupesa/.
1.3. The director of Kindergarten forms the internal rules and the board of trustees approve it.
1.4. Rules and regulations apply to all Kindergarten Pääsupesa staff, children and child’s parents.
1.5. Kindergarten’s internal rules are being amended in response to changes in the legislation governing Kindergarten activities, proposals from the Kindergarten board of trustees, the board of teachers or management and the need for improvement in the Kindergarten’s internal evaluation.
2. Arrival and departure, absence
2.1. Kindergarten is open from 7.00 until 19.00.
2.2. Parents have the right to bring their children to and collect them from the Kindergarten at a time which is suitable for the parents, taking account of the daily schedule of the Kindergarten. It is recommended to drop off a child by 9.00 am before organised activities and pick up a child 15 minutes before closing time.
2.3. The parents are expected to bring the child in the Kindergarten personally to the teacher as well as pick the child up personally from the teacher.
2.4. A parent must inform the teacher no later than 9.20 am when the child arrives after 9.30am on that day.
2.5. A parent should pick up the child at least 15 minutes before the closing of the Kindergarten so that there is time to dress the child and teacher could finish her/his work on time.
2.6. Parents are responsible for their children as soon as they have come to pick the child up.
2.7. The personnel have the right to hand over the child to any other authorized person in case of written consent from the parent.
2.8. Teachers are not allowed to deliver the child to a parent or a person who is drunk or under the influence of drugs. According to the law, the teacher will inform the police of it. 2.9. When the child has not been picked up during Kindergarten’s opening hours then the group teacher will contact the child’s parents or appointed contact person and will let the director know about the situation. When contacting the parents is unsuccessful or parent is not picking up the child, the group teacher will contact the police and will follow their lead.
3. Supporting child’s health, welfare and development
3.1. The parent shall inform the Kindergarten director in writing of the child’s special needs, according to which the staff shall, where possible, adjust the daily schedule, the environment and educational activities.
3.2. Kindergarten cannot accept a child who is not well and whos’ health might affect the child or other children.
3.3. The group teacher will monitor the child’s health during drop off and stay in the Kindergarten and inform the parent and where appropriate the director, of any child’s health or behavioural problems.
3.4. We will never give any medicines to children in the Kindergarten. Medicines can only be given to a child in exceptional cases upon chronic disease (for example diabetes) and upon the prescription of the doctor and with parent’s permission.
3.5. If the child has caught a contagious disease, you must inform the teacher as soon as possible. In case of a contagious disease all parents will be informed and Kindergarten will follow Health Department’s guidelines.
3.6. If the child gets ill while being in the Kindergarten, we will immediately inform his/her parents about it. If necessary, we offer first aid and call an ambulance.
3.7. A child has their own personal hygiene products, including comb, tissues and in case of need extra underwear.
3.8. It is recommended for a child to wear non-slippery and sturdy shoes to reduce stumbling and falling risks.
3.9. Depending on the weather conditions, a child must have suitable outdoor clothes, including a hat and footwear.
3.10. For physical activity it is necessary to have sports clothes.
3.11. A child clothes must not have dangerous long ropes, scarfs or other dangerous details.
3.12. Please keep extra clothing in the Kindergarten for emergencies.
3.13. In order to avoid accidental swapping or losing clothes, we recommend to mark them with your child’s name.
3.14. Under favourable weather conditions, as many activities as possible are carried out in the Kindergarten’s courtyard.
4.1. The teachers and the staff create physical and psychosocial environment in Kindergarten that is safe, secure and offers children various opportunities for promoting play, learning, creativity and physical activity. The staff of the Kindergarten always act in the best interests of the child.
4.2. Children have restrictions in place for unauthorised movement out of the building or Kindergarten territory. The child may leave the building and the territory with the staff of Kindergarten with the permission of the Kindergarten director/ manager, by presenting a study tour/outing record sheet or with the parent or a person previously authorised by the parent.
4.3. Departure of children from the premises and territory of the Kindergarten without the knowledge of the Kindergarten staff member and also, unauthorised access to the premises of the Kindergarten, is prohibited.
4.4. While on study tour walking down the streets, the children and group teachers wear reflective vests and the children are accompanied by a sufficient number of adults.
4.5. Parents, staff of the Kindergarten and children must close the gates behind them. Climbing the fence and the gate is strongly condemned to ensure the safety of the children.
4.6. The Kindergarten yard is closed to motorised vehicles, except with the exception of authorised transport vehicles serving the Kindergarten.
4.7. Children can bring their own toys to the Kindergarten only when following rules that are set by the teacher. The teachers are not responsible for the loss or damage of the toys. A bicycle or a scooter may be brought to the Kindergarten in accordance with the procedures established by the teacher and Kindergarten, if the child is wearing a helmet. 4.8. The aim of the staff and parents is to prevent situations that threaten mental and physical security. Children, parents and staff shall respond promptly to any situation that may threaten mental and physical safety, if possible, by resolving it or informing the group teacher and/or the Kindergarten director of it.
4.9. Addressing and taking measures to address the risks to mental and physical safety of children and staff members of the Kindergarten, are dealt with by the management of the Kindergarten in accordance with the emergency plan.
4.10. In the Kindergarten, the key person to prevent bullying, is the teacher, who creates friendly and supportive relationships between her/himself, children, parents and colleagues. The parent informs the group teacher and/ or the director about problems and concerns.
4.11. A sufficient number of staff are present with the children to ensure safety while outdoors. If one group member has a valid reason to go indoors with some of the children, another group member has to ensure the safety of the rest of the children in the yard.
4.12. It is prohibited for staff to disclose any information obtained from a child or his/her parents concerning the family of the child. The information is confidential, its processing, including its use and transmission, is subject to the Personal Data Protection Act.
5. Kindergarten’s fees
5.1. The daily cost of catering for the children shall be decided be the board of trustees. 5.2. In case of opting out of catering, parent must write application to the director.
5.3. Other costs (tuition fee) covered by parents are set by the rural municipality.
5.4. Monthly payments are to be made to Tallinn City Office Service Finance bank account on specified date stated on the invoice.
5.5. In the event the Kindergarten fees have not been paid for 1 month, the director reserves the right to cancel their service contract for childcare services and institute legal proceedings.
6.1. Good co-operation between parents and teachers is a good basis for the integration and development of the children in the Kindergarten.
6.2. Please greet everybody within the premises of the Kindergarten.
6.3. We kindly ask that information concerning the child’s day has been given to the teacher by a parent then we can understand the child better.
6.4. We will keep you informed about events and topical issues in the Kindergarten using the display stand and our website.
6.5. If your contact details (address, phone number) changes please inform of it the group teacher.
6.6. Please find time to look at your child’s drawings and craftworks, observe their development and show interest in their daily activities.
6.7. If you are not satisfied with something, please say it out openly first of all to the teacher. The most important is to find a solution, not to blame somebody.
Kindergarten Pääsupesa internal rules are approved by Kindergarten Pääsupesa board of trustees on the 27.09.2018 (protocol 1-4/4).
Last updated: 20.11.2018