Transition Year Childcare 2021/2022

Ready-or-Not Tot

Transition Year Childcare 2021/2022

As part of our Childcare TY, your son/daughter has the opportunity in participating in a childcare simulation project. This project involves caring for our lifelike, electronic manikin Amelia for a period of one school evening/night. Your son/daughter will be responsible for providing proper care as if this were a real baby. The manikin should be with them at all times, except in emergency situations.

In order for this to be a positive learning experience, we ask your support in helping to monitor student participation while they are at home. Your insistence that they alone care for their manikin will help to impress upon them the tremendous demands that a baby places on their time, energy and social life.

The Ready-or-Not Tot is an educational tool and not a toy. It is intended for use by persons over 12 years of age.

We are fortunate to have been able to purchase this interactive baby simulator. With proper care, they should last many years. Your son/daughter will be responsible for any damage that occurs as a result of abusive handling or for the loss of the manikin.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please be aware there is a magnet in the body of the manikin and a chance it could cause interference with a pacemaker or implanted electronic device.

The manikin and equipment will be cleaned thoroughly prior to going home with students.

Olivia has explained to students that this information will be available on the website and that a text will be sent home to inform parents of this. They will need a note in school the day they have arranged to take her home. They will be taking her home from next week.

Thank you for your support during this valuable project. __________________________ has requested to take the manikin home on the ____/____/___. It is essential that they are collected and taken home on this day. Under no circumstances should the manikin be taken on a school bus. Please sign the permission slip below and have your child return it to myself by ____/____/_____. Please contact Olivia by note or e-mail ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Olivia Swetak

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I give my child, ________________________. Permission to participate in the interactive childcare simulation using the Ready-or-Not Tot. I understand that my child is financially responsible for any damage due to abusive handling or for the loss of the educational manikin.

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Parent/Guardian Signature Date

25 2021
October Break
30 2021
School Closed
23 2021
Christmas Holidays
17 2022
School Closed
21 2022
February Mid-Term
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