Dealing with Medical Conditions

Sample Required Policies

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.

Thinking about Children’s Voices

Webinars

Thinking about Children’s Voices

Thinking about Children’s Voices, gives participants the opportunity to reflect on how they include children in the decision making that affects them. It takes a close look at the documents that support the child’s right to speak and to be heard and for their decisions to be acted upon.

Issue 136

Rattler

Issue 136

This edition of Rattler begins with a moving story about CELA member St John’s Catholic Preschool and Long Daycare. Located in the Western Sydney suburb of Auburn, the service’s families were recently subjected to some of Australia’s harshest lockdown rules. Director Cindy Adams and her team have been working tirelessly during the lockdown to support the many CALD, refugee and asylum seeking families who attend. Find out what they’ve been doing to help and how your service may also be able to help by offering a space to a child of a family seeking asylum.

Broadside - Key takeouts from the ACECQA Workforce Strategy

Broadside

Broadside - Key takeouts from the ACECQA Workforce Strategy

The ACECQA Workforce Strategy Report highlights the workforce challenges the sector faces and proposes 21 actions to address them over the next ten years. We share key takeouts and what we are advocating for as the findings are implemented.

Broadside - Why Ventilation is Vital

Broadside

Broadside - Why Ventilation is Vital

With the announcement of a return to early education and care from 18 October, ventilation should be on every service's COVID safe plan. 

Occupational Workplace Violence

Thinking About

Occupational Workplace Violence

This resource is designed to support educators and service leaders to identify situations that may place children, and particularly the staff of an education and care service, at risk of workplace aggression or violence.

Workplace Violence and Aggression

Sample Optional Policies

Workplace Violence and Aggression

At our education and care service, the health and safety of our staff and educators is paramount. Priority is given to protecting our employees and our visitors from violence and/or intimidating behaviours. Such conduct interferes with everyone’s ability to perform their job and is not in keeping with the service’s philosophy of trust, mutual respect and collaborative partnerships.

What should I do if a parent or carer puts staff and/or children at risk?

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What should I do if a parent or carer puts staff and/or children at risk?

During an incident, CELA recommends taking the following steps, which are outlined in our Sample Workplace Violence Policy for members.

Rethinking Literacy

Webinars

Rethinking Literacy

Find out more about the value and importance of literacy and how you can easily incorporate it into your environments and everyday practices.

 

Issue 135

Rattler

Issue 135

This edition of Rattler begins with our Meet the Member feature, where we share a delightful story about how Bermagui Preschool has been part of a project to grow intergenerational friendships and cultural understanding called the Moodji Project. 

Issue 134

Rattler

Issue 134

This edition of Rattler begins with our Meet the Member feature, highlighting how confidence and critical reflection enabled Cooks Hill Preschool to achieve an exceeding rating in all 7 areas in their recent Assessment & Rating.

Issue 132

Rattler

Issue 132

In this edition of Rattler we focus on articles designed to inspire and help you through this uncertain time and into the start of 2021. We begin with our regular spotlight Meet the Member, where preschool director Christine McKnight shares how community, friendship and belonging are helping the fire affected community of Cobargo on their long road to recovery.

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