More Frequently Asked Questions

What other requirements are there?
What do I need to bring?
What do I do on arrival?
What is a typical morning?
What if my child is sick or unable to attend?
Does Possums cater for children with allergies?
Can I be involved?
Does Possums offer occasional care?
Can I claim a child care rebate?


What other requirements are there?


Before your child attends Possums they need to be:
  • Fully immunised.
  • Toilet trained

We have some links to some great hints on toilet training in our Resources section.


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What do I need to bring?


Its a good idea to pack the following:
  • A healthy play lunch. Check out our Resources for ideas for healthy lunch boxes.
  • A change of clothes in case of ′accidents′.
  • A hat for outside play.
  • A raincoat and gum boots in winter months.
  • Something for ′Show and Tell′.

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What do I do on arrival?


When you arrive
  • Remember to sign the register at the table just inside the door.
  • Help your child find their name tag and hang up their bag on the hook.
  • If possible stay for a few minutes to help them find an activity.

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What is a typical morning?

  • Possums is run in a semi structured way incorporating a weekly or seasonal theme.
  • Several areas are regularly set up each morning, such as: the climbing frame; puzzles and toys on the mat; the library corner; the play-house; tables with the day's art and craft activities.
  • As the children arrive they are warmly greeted by Lyn, Karin, Lucie and Jo and are free to choose their favourite activity or play a game with their friends.
  • During the morning we have Exercise Time and Show and Tell.
  • Later all the children and staff sit down together to enjoy morning tea.
  • Afterwards there will be play outside in the playground or a walk to the beach, the Possums Garden Patch or to explore the nearby parkland.
  • On our return, if time permits, we might have stories, games or music.

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