Custody and Access
When a child is born his/her parents automatically have joint access and guardianship of the child regardless of their marital situation. Without certified custody orders staff cannot restrict access of either parent regardless of a parents requests. Every effort will be made to prevent an unauthorized person collecting your child however we must bear in mind our responsibility at the Centre to provide a safe environment for all the children, and the fact a parent is highly unlikely to harm their own child. In the case of disputes over custody the Director must be informed of any court orders and a copy provided with your enrolment details, together with a photo of persons not authorized to collect your child.