00:00 GVs pre-school children doing the
"bird dance" at the Independent Fisheries Creche in Christchurch
0:30 I/V Frances Williamson, Independent
Fisheries Child Care Centre re we want to keep the children safe and we want
to keep the staff safe, parents ask about who is looking after their children
0:42 I/V Steve Jones, Parent/Management
Committee re we had some help from the Early Childhood Development Unit who
suggested we develop an early childhood abuse policy .
0:54 GVs children having hands washed .
1:03 WS toileting area with doors taken off
1:11 WS nappy changing area where a window
will be installed for better supervision .
1:19 I/V Miriam MacPherson, Combined Early
Childhood Union re no one has looked at what specific changes creches should
1:32 REPORTER Tsehai
1:56 EXCERPT "Feeling Safe Video"
put out by the Early Childhood Development Unit and the police male actor to
CAMERA "some people, some big people, when they are around they give you
that not safe feeling" .
2:08 I/V Lynda Hebden, parent re I wanted
to keep my children safe, it made me think about what creche I put my child
2:19 MS Cleo Hebden, daughter at modern
Child Care Centre "Te Ao Tamariki Child Care Centre" .
2:30 GVs visitors at this creche have to
sign in book and wear a badge .
2:47 GVs mirrors in toileting and sleeping
areas for extra security. I/V
Christine Chatfield, Te Ao Tamariki Child Care Centre re we tightened things
up, we were already doing it, we just took it another step further .
3:03 GVs children screaming playfully at
3:06 I/V Beth Wood, assistant to Doctor Ian
Hassall, Child Commissioner, Commission For Children
3:23 MS Christine Chatfield playing with
3:37 I/V Beth Wood re my impression was
there was some sloppy employment in some sections of early childhood,
improving on checking their background, talking to previous employers, making
personal contact with referees .
4:04 I/V Frances Williamson, Independent
Fisheries Child Care Centre re we ask them on their job application form if
they have any previous criminal record .
4:09 GVs staff and children at Independent
Fisheries Creche .
4:20 I/V Frances Williamson re it has certainly
made us think about it like where we are putting our hands .
4:25 I/V Christine Chatfield re we are
hopefully making the children that they are aware of themselves and nobody
including staff can to anything that they don't want them to do .
4:39 I/V Frances Williamson re we give them
the correct names for their body .
4:49 I/V Christine Chatfield re we have not
become distant cold people .
4:59 GVs children at the Independent
Fisheries Creche singing a song .