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

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

Curriculum Development PolicyUpdated September 2016

Inclusion & Equity Policy –  Updated November 2016

Quality Area 2: Children’s Health and Safety

Acceptance & Refusal of Authorisations PolicyUpdated March 2016

Administration of First Aid PolicyUpdated June 2017

Administration of Medication PolicyUpdated June 2016 – Under Review

Anaphylaxis PolicyUpdated August 2017

Asthma PolicyUpdated August 2017

Child Safe Environment Policy –  Updated October 2017

Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy Updated June 2016 – Under review

Dealing with Medical Conditions PolicyUpdated June 2016

Delivery and Collection of Children Policy Updated March 2016

Diabetes Policy Updated March 2016

Emergency Management and Evacuation Policy Updated November 2016

Epilepsy Policy  Updated November 2016

Excursions & Service Events Policy Updated March 2016

Food Safety Policy Updated November 2016

Hygiene Policy  – Updated November 2016

Incident, Injury, Trauma & Illness Policy Updated June 2016

Nutrition and Active Play Policy Updated September 2016

Sun Protection Policy Updated August 2017

Supervision of Children Policy Updated November 2016 – Under Review 

Water Safety PolicyUpdated September 2016

Quality Area 3: Physical Environment

Environmental Sustainability Policy – Updated August 2017

Occupational Health & Safety PolicyUpdated November 2016 – Under review

Quality Area 4: Staffing Arrangements

Code of ConductUpdated November 2016 – Under review

Determining the Responsible Person Present PolicyUpdated March 2016 – Under review

Participation of Volunteers & Students PolicyUpdated March 2016

Staffing PolicyUpdated October 2017

Quality Area 5: Relationships with Children

Interactions with Children Policy – Updated September 2016 – Under review

Quality Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with families and communities

Enrolment and Orientation Policy – Updated October 2017

Road Safety and Safe Transport PolicyUpdated November 2016

Quality Area 7: Leadership and Service Management

Complaints & Grievances PolicyUpdated May 2017

Fees Policy 2017 – Updated June 2017

Fees Policy 2018 – Updated October 2017

Governance & Management PolicyUpdated May 2017

Information and Communication Technology Policy – Updated August 2017

Privacy & Confidentiality PolicyUpdated October 2017

 

Additional Information and Key Links

Legislative References

Regulatory Overview Table

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)