Sample Optional Policies
Children have the right to an education in an environment that provides for their health and safety. Good cleaning and maintenance of the environment ensures that illness and unintentional injuries are avoided.
The philosophy provides a comprehensive statement reflecting long-term considerations, purpose, values, and beliefs of the education and care setting.
Structure, plain language, short sentences, good grammar, lack of clichés, active voice, passive voice, terminology and jargon, headers, footers, drafting, adapting, colloquial and formal.
Team Resource Kit
The National Quality Standard talks about educators establishing a culture of professional inquiry, collaboration and working together towards common goals.
Being able to speak out about your service’s practices is an integral part of operating an early childhood education and care service.
Sample Required Policies
Our service has a commitment to ensuring our fees are as affordable as possible and that all families have access to any subsidies that are available to reduce these fees. The setting and payment of fees takes into account all requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations, Australian Tax Office, Privacy Act and the guidelines contained within the Child Care Provider Handbook.
A positive atmosphere and the wellbeing of children within an education and care setting is promoted through attentive care and quality interactions with children. Emotional development and social relationships are enhanced through thoughtful and sophisticated approaches to conversation, discussion and promotion of children’s language and communication.
Authorisation must be obtained from parent/guardians or authorised nominees in the following circumstances: administering medication to children (regulation 92), children leaving the premises in the care of someone other than their parent (regulation 99) other than the case of emergency, children being taken on excursions (regulation 102).
This is a simple guide to the role of an Approved Provider under the National Quality Framework (NQF).
Responsible ownership of pets, animals or birds that may reside at the education and care service or visit the premises is vital. Role models of appropriate behaviours with animals and guidance in caring for the needs of animals is beneficial for children. This policy also considers the management of unwanted visitors such as pests and vermin.
ACECQA has many useful forms and templates for services to use and amend where needed. These include the following: Medication record, Incident, injury, trauma and illness record, Compliance history statement, Excursion and Transport Risk Assessment, and Prohibition notice declaration for prospective staff members.
Sample Job Descriptions
As an Administrative Officer, you are expected to be an active team member of a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care to children. This includes all matters relating to administrative and financial nature of the service.
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