Transportation of Children

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Transportation of Children

Our education and care service is committed to providing transportation that is well considered and planned to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children at all times.

Complaints Handling

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Complaints Handling

Our education and care service affirms that people have a right to question and influence decisions made and services provided. We take complaints seriously and manage them in a confidential, timely, transparent and meaningful way.

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

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Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

The Education and Care Services National Regulations require approved providers to ensure their services have policies and procedures in place in relation to the acceptance and refusal of authorisations. These procedures ensure that required authorisations are obtained and kept in the enrolment record an help to ensure that the health, safety, wellbeing and best interests of all children are met. 

Sun Protection

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Sun Protection

We are committed to providing an environment that ensures all children, educators and staff are protected from ultraviolet (UV) radiation for all outdoor activities. This policy has been adapted from the Cancer Council Victoria sample SunSmart policy and procedures for early childhood. 

Sleep and rest for children

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Sleep and rest for children

All children have individual sleep and rest requirements. Children need a comfortable relaxing environment to enable their bodies to rest. This environment must be safe and well supervised to ensure children are safe, healthy and secure in their environment.

Updated: 11 March 2022

Dealing with Medical Conditions

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Dealing with Medical Conditions

Clear procedures are required to support the health, wellbeing and inclusion of all children enrolled at the service. Our service practices support the enrolment of children and families with specific health care requirements. Medical conditions include, but are not limited to asthma, diabetes or a diagnosis that a child is at risk of anaphylaxis. In many cases, if not managed appropriately, these can be life threatening.

Privacy Collection Statement

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Privacy Collection Statement

This statement outlines the type of personal information collected by this service and how information is acquired, used and shared. We will not sell personal information to any third parties. See our full Privacy and Confidentiality policy for detailed information.

Community Early Learning Australia (CELA) provides these policies as general information and they may be used as a foundation for the development of your own education and care service policy.

Participation of Volunteers & Students

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Participation of Volunteers & Students

Our service is committed to providing a safe environment for all children where their health, safety wellbeing is of paramount importance. In order to ensure this is preserved during the engagement of student and volunteers, and in order to remain compliant with regulations and legislation, the service will abide by the strategies and practices outlined in this policy.

Water Safety

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Water Safety

The safety and supervision of children in and around water is of the highest priority. Whilst water hazards at our service are kept to a minimum, we acknowledge that nappy buckets, water troughs, sinks and toilets can all be hazardous for children and diligent supervision is required.

Nutrition, Food, Beverages and Dietary Requirements

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Nutrition, Food, Beverages and Dietary Requirements

Our service recognises the importance of healthy eating to the growth and development of young children and is committed to supporting the healthy food and drink choices of children in our care.

Dealing with Infectious Diseases

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Dealing with Infectious Diseases

The way that children interact with each other and with adults in education and care services means that diseases can quickly spread in a variety of ways. Whilst it is not possible to prevent the spread of all infections and diseases, minimising the risk can be enhanced by implementing appropriate measures. 

Governance and Management

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Governance and Management

Governance is the system or process by which organisations are directed, controlled and held accountable to ensure that the right decisions are made. Our education and care service recognises the importance of having a framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within, and by which authority is exercised and controlled in the organisation. We view good governance and management as essential to our provision of quality education and care.

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