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Policies

Centre policies and procedures provide a sound framework within which parents, staff and children can interact on a consistent and cooperative basis.

We believe parents have a right to contribute to the development and evaluation of policies for our centre. Procedures have been developed to enable this to happen on a regular basis.

With an understanding of the policies of this centre, parents are able to make informed decisions in regard to the expectations of our service and the quality of care to their children.

***Some policies are required by the National Regulations and these are available on this website.

We have policies and procedures in the following areas. These are available to parents for borrowing. They cover important issues in the areas of:-

Philosophy

  • Philosophy
  • Code of ethics
  • Policy statement
  • Bexley Jack and Jill Preschool policies
  • Policy review timeline

Management

  • Constitution
  • Roles and responsibilities of Management Committee
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Nominated Supervisor/ Director

Enrolment

  • Access and Equity
  • Eligibility and priority of access
  • Registration/ waiting list/ registration fee
  • Enrolment and orientation
  • Termination of enrolment
  • Acceptance and refusal of authorisations

Programming and Planning

  • Early Years Learning Framework - Belonging Being and Becoming
  • Daily program and routines
  • Class grouping
  • Curriculum and programming
  • Interactions with children
  • Anti Bias, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Gender equity
  • Additional needs
  • Behaviour guidance
  • Self esteem
  • Social skills
  • Rest time/Quiet time
  • Transition to school
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Environmental sustainability

Families

  • Parent participation
  • Communication with families
  • Parent handbook

Staffing

  • Staff handbook
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Recruitment/ Working with children check
  • Job descriptions/ Roles and responsibilities
  • Induction of new staff
  • Training and development
  • Staff meetings
  • Staff appraisals
  • Determining a responsible person
  • Mandatory reporting of child abuse
  • Staff dress code
  • Social media
  • Volunteers and students
  • Volunteer staff

Health and Safety

Controlling Infectious Diseases

 Infection Control

  • General infection control and hygiene
  • Hand washing
  • Toileting
  • Nappy changing
  • Nose wiping
  • Contact with bodily fluids
  • Cleaning

 Infectious Diseases

  • Infectious diseases
  • Exclusions for infectious diseases and acutely ill children
  • Assessing serious or potential infectious diseases
  • Notification procedures in infectious disease cases

Immunisations

  • Managing immunizations

Managing Illnesses and Other Conditions 

Administering Medications and Procedures

  • Administering medications
  • Managing a child with an acute fever
  • Managing children with chronic conditions that require invasive clinical procedures
  • Handling, use and disposing of needles and sharps

Managing Children with Asthma, Diabetes, Eplipsy, Food Alergies and Anaphylaxis

  • Managing children with asthma
  • Managing children with diabetes
  • Managing children with epilepsy
  • Managing children with food allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Reducing the risk of severe allergies and anaphalyxis

Other Conditions

  • Dental and oral health
  • Management of choking
  • Head lice
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Grief and loss

Managing Emergencies

Emergency Procedures

  • First Aid
  • Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness
  • Authority for emergency treatment
  • Procedure for calling an ambulance
  • First aid information and contacts
  • Fire and emergency evacuation procedure
  • Lockdown

Notifications

  • Notifying families in acute illness or injury cases
  • Keeping an illness injury register
  • Communicating with a health professional in an emergency
  • Confidentiality

Legal and Insurance

  • Legal and insurance cover

Food Safety, Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Nutrition, Food, Beverages and Dietry Requirements
  • Safe food handling
  • Physical activity
  • Small screen

Managing Indoor and Outdoor Safety

  • Child Safe Environment
  • Supervision of Children

Indoor Safety

  • Indoor safety checklist
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Disposing of soiled nappies
  • Contact between children, pets and animals
  • Toy safety

Outdoor Safety

  • Outdoor safety checklist
  • Fencing
  • Playground equipment
  • Precautions against spiders and insects
  • Sun smart
  • Water safety
  • Hazardous Plants

Other Environmental Hazards

  • Building maintenance checklist
  • Procedure for renovations
  • Prevention of exposure to lead
  • Prevention of exposure to asbestos
  • Safe use of pesticides
  • Indoor allergens
  • Storage of chemicals, substances and equipment
  • Road safety
  • Hot drinks

Travel and Excursions

  • Excursions
  • Safe excursion locations
  • Child safety precautions on a farm

Child Protection

  • Child protection
  • Touch and nurturing

Health and Safety for Child Care Staff

Child Care Staff Health and Safety

  • Back care and lifting
  • Stress management
  • Immunization and infectious disease issues
  • Non—Smoking
  • Latex allergy

Pregnant Child Care Staff Health and Safety

  • Back care and lifting and other health issues for pregnant staff
  • Stress management for pregnant staff
  • Immunization and infectious disease issues for pregnant staff

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Workplacel Health and Safety
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Workplace Health and Safety
  • Workplace Health and Safety Consultation Policy/Statement
  • Workplacel Health and Safety Risk Management Policy
  • Emergencies and Critical Incidents
  • WHS List of related policies

Financial Management

  •  Affordability
  •  Child care fees
    •  Fee reduction - parent participation discount, fee relief , child care benefit
    •  Bond—fee advance
    •  Overdue fees
  •  Record keeping
  •  Banking and cheques
  •  Budget
  •  Annual financial reports
  •  Fundraising

Information Management (privacy legislation)

  • Confidentiality

Grievances, Complaints and Feedback

  • Grievances, Complaints and Feedback - General
  • Grievances, Complaints and Feedback - Staff





 

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