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.

Emergency and Evacuation

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Emergency and Evacuation

Emergency and evacuation situations in an education and care service can arise in a number of circumstances and for a variety of reasons. In the event of an emergency or evacuation situation, the safety and wellbeing of all staff, children, families and visitors to the centre 
is paramount. 

Transportation of Children

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Transportation of Children

Children are considered to be under the care of an education and care service at the point the service is taken to assume responsibility for their care and wellbeing. At this point the National Law and National Regulations apply.

Privacy and Confidentiality

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Privacy and Confidentiality

Our education and care service recognises and respects the importance of privacy and confidentiality as an individual right and a basis for building partnerships. 

Excursions

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Excursions

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

Delivery & Collection of Children

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Delivery & Collection of Children

A duty of care exists at all times the child is attending a children’s service. In addition, the service has a duty of care to a child while he/she is on the service’s premises even if he/she hasn’t yet been signed into the service or has been signed out of the service, and is legally under the care and supervision of the parent/guardian.

Enrolment and Orientation

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Enrolment and Orientation

Enrolment and orientation procedures form the foundation for strong relationships between families and early education and care settings and promote a quality experience of education and care for children.

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