Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park

Policies

In order to meet its legislative, regulatory and funding requirements, Civic Kindergarten has implemented a Policy Manual, covering the seven Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard per below:

Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice
Quality Area 2: Children’s Health and Safety
Quality Area 3: Physical Environment
Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements
Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children
Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Quality Area 7: Leadership and Service Management
Quality Area 8: Internal Management Policies

Within each of these areas, are individual policies covering a range of requirements. A policy is defined by the ELAA (Early Learning Association Australia) PolicyWorks Manual v2 as “a formal statement of principles, which provides a framework for decision making and indicates the course of action to be taken in specific circumstances. Policies provide services with an approved way of operating in relation to particular matters and improve the management of risk.  They reflect the values and beliefs of a service, current thinking, national standards and community expectations and are relevant in terms of current laws and regulations.”

ELAA PolicyWorks Version 2 – Section 1: Introduction

ELAA PolicyWorks Version 2 – Section 2: Policy Development

Quality Area 1: Educational Program and Practice

QA1 Curriculum Development Policy –  Latest 2020

QA1 Inclusion and Equity Policy –   Latest 2021

Quality Area 2: Children’s Health and Safety

QA2 Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Policy – Latest 2021

QA2 Administration of First Aid Policy  – Latest 2020

QA2 Administration of Medication Policy Latest 2021

QA2 Anaphylaxis PolicyLatest 2021

QA2 Asthma PolicyLatest 2020

QA2 Child Safe Environment PolicyLatest 2020

QA2 Dealing with Infectious Diseases PolicyLatest 2021

QA2 Dealing with Medical Conditions PolicyLatest 2021

QA2 Delivery and Collection of Children PolicyLatest 2020

QA2 Diabetes Policy – Latest 2020

QA2 Emergency and Evacuation PolicyLatest  2020

QA2 Epilepsy Policy – Latest 2020

QA2 Excursions and Service Events Policy Latest 2021

QA2 Food Safety PolicyLatest  2020

QA2 Hygiene PolicyLatest  2020

QA2 Incident Injury Trauma and Illness PolicyLatest  2020
QA2 Incident Injury Trauma and Illness FORM – Latest  2020

QA2 Nutrition Oral Health and Active Play Policy – Latest 2021

QA2 Relaxation and Sleep Policy Latest 2020

QA2 Road Safety Education and Safe Transport Policy – Latest 2021

QA2 Sun Protection Policy – Latest 2021

QA2 Supervision of Children Policy Latest 2021

QA2 Tobacco Alcohol and other Drugs Policy – Latest 2021

QA2 Water Safety PolicyLatest 2021

Quality Area 3: Physical Environment

QA3 Environmental Sustainability PolicyLatest 2020

QA3 Occupational Health and Safety Policy – Latest 2021

Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements

QA4 Code of Conduct PolicyLatest 2020

QA4 Determining Responsible Person Policy – Latest 2021

QA4 Participation of Volunteers and Students Policy – Latest 2021

QA4 Staffing Policy – Latest 2021

Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children

QA5 Interactions with Children Policy Latest 2020

Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with families and communities

QA6 Enrolment and Orientation PolicyLatest 2021

QA6 Enrolment and Orientation Policy 2021 Free Kindergarten – Latest 2021

Quality Area 7: Leadership and Service Management

QA7 Complaints and Grievances PolicyLatest 2020

QA7 Fees for 2021 PolicyUpdated 2021

QA7 Governance and Management of the Service PolicyLatest 2020

QA7 Information and Communication TechnologyLatest 2021

QA7 Privacy and Confidentiality Policy Latest 2021

Quality Area 8: Internal Management Policies

QA8 Birthday Celebrations PolicyLatest 2020

Additional Information and Key Links

Legislative References

Victorian Legislation – Victorian Law Today

Commonwealth Legislation – ComLaw

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

National Quality Standard

Learning Frameworks

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)

Government Authorities

Department of Education and Training

Department of Health and Human Services

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)