When we started Cuddles, we wanted to have the best child care centre in Perth. We now have three locations, all of which are very successful. One of the reasons we are so successful is that we are great at identifying, hiring and training those we feel will be great additions to our staff.
One of our most important criteria has always been that no drug use is allowed. We thoroughly vet every employee with a background check before hiring them. We also check all references to make sure they are legitimate.
We interview each candidate about a variety of subjects. Our interview process is long enough that we feel we get to know each applicant as well as we possibly can through an interview. Nobody with a crime on their record is ever hired at Cuddles Childcare Centres.
If we do decide someone is a great fit, they are required to take a drug test. If someone fails a drug test, they don’t get hired: ever. But that isn’t enough to keep your child 100% safe. That’s why we have random drug testing at Cuddles Childcare Centres.
Every month, one random employee from each child care centre is tested for drugs. If they fail, they are gone. No questions asked.
Some may feel this is too severe. Some may feel people deserve a second chance. Some may feel that the testing is “unfair” or that something made them register a “false positive.”
It may be “unfair,” but would you want us to take a chance on someone who is responsible for your child? I think we all know the answer to that.
Child care involves an incredible amount of responsibility. Carers are responsible for watching your children and being alert at all times. Even though we have a lot of safeguards built into our classes and our building, children can still hurt themselves or each other, especially in groups.
It is up to our child care personnel to make sure that your children are safe every second of every day they are here at Cuddles. Greater Perth has a diverse population, socially and economically. It is our job to make sure that children from diverse backgrounds are able to interact with each other and get along.
Learning Through Play
Also, we have a lot of activities for children. These activities embody our motto: learning through play. It is up to the carers to supervise these activities and help give your child gentle encouragement that can get them going in the right direction.
When children play outdoors, there is a whole new set of dangers. While we are set up to provide a thoroughly safe play environment for your children, adult supervision is needed to ensure that nobody gets hurt or they get immediate care if they do happen to fall or scrape a knee.
Our Carers Must be at Their Best
Your child is too important to us for us to allow any of our staff to not be at their best at all times. People who take drugs are seldom at their best. Even those who say they “party at night and work hard in the day” can’t guarantee that they will be at their best 100% of the time.
Your Child is Too Important to Risk
There is no way to sugarcoat this: people who take drugs are more likely to commit crimes. This has been proven statistically in countless studies. We don’t want your children to be around criminals and neither should you.
Your child’s well-being is at stake every time you drop them off at any child care centre. Statistics prove that a totally drug-free workplace is safer than a workplace where drug users are allowed to work.
The only way to ensure that your children are in a safe place is to make sure that the staff is drug-free and crime-free. We are 100% committed to hiring only the finest and safest employees because we refuse to risk your child’s well-being.
We go to the greatest lengths to maintain our zero tolerance policy for drug use and it will always be that way.
Call Your Nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre in Greater Perth
We have three Cuddles Childcare Centres in the Perth area. Call the one closest to you today.