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.

Safe Sleep and Rest Time

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Safe Sleep and Rest Time

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.

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.

Sun Protection

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Sun Protection

A balance of Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) exposure is important for health. Too much of the sun’s UV can cause sunburn, skin and eye damage and skin cancer in later life. Too little UV from the sun can lead to low Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and muscles and for general health Sunsmart 2015.

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.

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.

Providing a Child Safe Environment

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Providing a Child Safe Environment

All children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that promotes opportunities to thrive with adults who safeguard and advocate for their health, safety, security and wellbeing.

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.

Administration of First Aid

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Administration of First Aid

The First Aid Policy, strategies and practices are designed to support educators to ensure that ill or injured persons are stabilised and comforted until medical help intervenes, monitor ill or injured persons in the recovery stage, apply further first aid strategies if the condition does not improve, ensure that the environment is safe and that other persons are not in danger of becoming ill or injured.

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