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Accenture Parents

Accenture has engaged YKROK for providing Care of infants and children.

Charges and Payment

Accenture will pick up 50% of the monthly fee for each child.

Please refer to YKROK’s Client Services Manager for Accenture:
bharatkapoor@ykrok.in Or sumankapoor@ykrok.in

The following standards have been set.
Staffing:

  • The day care center must have a child care Manager on site at all times.
  • Early childhood (infant / toddlers) teachers must be at least 25 years old, and should have completed his / her graduation and have a minimum experience of teaching at a Day Care Center / Montessori for a minimum of 3 years with credentials as on date of this contract being effective.
  • The centre must have a pediatric nurse available to attend to children of all age groups at all times
  • The centre should have a child psychologist and child psychiatrist on calls, atleast once a month to attend to children. The psychologist/psychiatrist should be engaged in counseling parents regarding parenting techniques and developmental stages of the children. They should conduct atleast one counseling and guidance session a month with each parent.
  • A well-defined plan and process for reaching a child to an established and reputed hospital in case of an emergency should be in place
  • This process should undergo a periodic drill which is documented and available for review by Accenture
  • All staff at the day care centre should be aware of the above plan and process and their respective roles and responsibilities within this process
  • The validity of the drivers license should be checked prior to joining
  • Prior background of the drivers must be validated and checked for rash driving/accident conviction/negligence/behavior/child abuse
  • Criminal records of the drivers should be checked prior to joining
  • Medical Records of the drivers should be checked prior to joining

Group Size and Staffing Requirements:


AGE OF CHILDREN

CHILD TO

MAX GROUP SIZE

Teacher Ratio

Nurse Ratio

Helper Ratio

Infants (3 months through 18 months)

1 to 6

1 to 6

1 to 4

12

Toddlers (19 months through 24 months)

1 to 12

 

1 to 5

15

> Two years

1 to 16

1 to 16

16

>Three years

1 to 20

1 to 20

20

> Four years

1 to 20

1 to 20

20

Exception:

  • Whenever children of different ages are combined, the staff/child ratio and maximum group size must be based on the age of the youngest child in the group.

General Program Requirements

  • Parents must be allowed to visit the center without an appointment anytime during normal hours of operation.
  • Staff must demonstrate respect for each child enrolled regardless of gender, ability, cultural, ethic or religious differences.
  • There must be a balance of active and quiet activity.  Daily indoor and outdoor activities are to be provided for children to make use of both large and small muscles.
  • Children are not to be left unattended at any time.
  • A refrigerator and sink must be easily accessible.
  • The building stability certificate should be received and a copy submitted to Accenture
  • All emergency numbers should be prominently displayed at all times

Infants and Toddlers

  • Infants and toddlers must be in separate space away from older children.
  • Toys and indoor equipment must be cleaned and disinfected daily.  Safe, durable equipment and play materials must be provided.
  • Either the day care center or the parent may provide food for infants’ not consuming table food.  Feeding times and quantities consumed must be documented in writing in consensus with the parent / guardian.
  • No food other than Formula Milk, Processed Packaged Milk and or purified portable water may be placed in a bottle for infant feeding.  Microwaves are not to be used for bottle warming.

 

Outdoor Play Area

  • Play space must be fenced or otherwise enclosed or protected from traffic and other hazards.  There must be a shaded area in summer to protect children from excessive sun exposure.
  • All areas of the outdoor play space must be visible to staff at all times.
  • Equipment must be free of sharp points or corners, splinters, protruding nails or bolts, loose or rusty parts, the potential for entrapment and/or other hazards.
  • All swimming pools must be fenced or otherwise inaccessible to children.
  • During hours of operation and at all times that children are present there must be a means for parents of enrolled children to have direct telephone contact with a center staff person.

Napping and Sleeping

  • Infants / Toddlers under any age group who remain for five or more hours at the Day Care Center must have the opportunity to rest or nap.
  • Infants must sleep in safe, sturdy, freestanding cribs or portable cribs.
  • Toddlers may use either stacking cots or full-size cribs.
  • Staff must be awake at all times, and in the sleeping area whenever children are sleeping
  • The mattress/sheets used should be cleaned regularly and should be free from dust, stains & mites

Physical Space

  • Infants and toddlers must be housed and cared for at ground level unless special approval has been granted for Ground plus one floor by Accenture
  • Indoor space must provide a safe, comfortable environment for the children. Floors and floor coverings must be washable and free from drafts and dampness. Sufficient ventilation must be provided
  • It is the responsibility of the Day Care Center Management to ensure that all areas accessed by children are maintained hygienically by regularly undertaking Pest Control and Cleaning activities. A daily record of cleaning activities must be maintained.
  • Toilets and lavatories must be readily accessible to the children.
  • Hazardous items must be inaccessible to children.
  • The DG area must be maintained as per legal requirements
  • All electrical wires must be dressed properly
  • Exits must be unlocked and clear of equipment and debris.
  • Consumption of alcohol or the use of tobacco products in any form is prohibited in the child care center or in the presence of children while on the play ground or on trips away from the center.
  • Play materials must be durable and free from hazardous characteristics.
  • All play items should be free from harmful substances like lead, paints, plastic that are not of good quality
  • All furniture accessible to children should be sturdy with rounded edges and of a size appropriate to children
  • The facility must be cleaned daily and kept in sanitary condition at all times.
  • First-aid kits must be maintained and readily available for use.
  • Fire extinguishers must be available and all teachers and staff must be trained in the use of extinguishers
  • Children who cannot turn over alone must be placed on their sides or backs.
  • The facility must have a clearly defined diaper changing area with the procedures for changing diapers clearly posted. A hand-washing sink must be accessible for hand washing.
  • Staff changing diapers must wash their hands and the child’s hands with soap and running water after diapering.
  • Information about feeding, elimination and other important information must be recorded in writing and made available to parents when the child is picked up at the end of the day.

School Attached to Day Care Center

  • The facility must have a designated area for school-age children so they do not interfere with the care of younger children (infants / toddlers).
  • Clear definitions of responsibility and procedures are to be established among parent, day care center and school when children move to and from school.
  • A variety of developmentally appropriate activities and materials must be available for children.  Opportunities must be provided to do home work, if requested in the case of toddlers.

Enrollment and Discharge

  • Parents must be provided the names, business address and telephone number of persons legally responsible for the program.
  • Parents must be provided, in writing, information on the program, fees, arrival and departure policies explaining to the parents and guardians what actions the caregiver will take if children are not picked up at the agreed upon time and the guidance and discipline policies.
  • Parents must complete an enrollment application, which includes emergency numbers and persons authorized to pick up the child.
  • A child may only be released to a parent or other responsible person designated by the parent who is required to carry an ID card issued by the centre.
  • Daily arrival and departure logs must be kept by the center.

Guidance and Discipline

  • Parents must be given a copy of the guidance and discipline policy.
  • The following are prohibited:-corporal punishment-threatened or actual withdrawal of food, rest or use of the bathroom-abusive or profane language-public or private humiliation-emotional abuse, including shaming, rejecting, terrorizing or isolating a child.

Transportation (if provided)

  • The driver must be 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license that has been continuously valid for three years preceding the date from which this contract is effective. All drivers must have current medical reports on file and are subject to background checks for any records of criminal conviction / accident conviction or child abuse and negligent driving.
  • Children must not be allowed to stand or sit on the floor of the vehicle.
  • Age appropriate safety restraints (example: baby seat, etc.) must be used when transporting children in vehicles other than school buses.
  • The driver must make sure that a responsible person is present to take charge of a child when delivered to his or her destination and seek an acknowledgement at the drop off point.

Health Requirements

  • Children’s hands must be washed with soap and water upon arrival at the center, before and after meals or using the toilet, after wiping or blowing their noses, after outdoor play and after coming into contact with any soiled objects.
  • Prescription and non-prescription medication may be accepted only in its original container.  The center must maintain a record of the dates, times administered, dosages, prescription number (if applicable) and the name of the person administering the medication.
  • Medication must be kept in locked cabinets that are inaccessible to children.
  • In the event of any child or member of staff contracting any communicable disease, the Manager should ensure that the child/staff is sent back home and should be allowed to return back only with a medical certificate

Nutrition and Meals

  • For details on Meals, Snacks, Health Drinks & Juices included in the Fee structure, please refer to YKROK’s Client Services Manager for Accenture bharatkapoor@ykrok.in Or sumankapoor@ykrok.in
  • All staff involved in food preparation and serving to wear gloves and aprons
  • Drinking water quality certificate must be obtained every quarter