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Information for Families:

In 2012 the National Quality Framework (NQF) introduced a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care services.  The National Quality Standards (NQS) are how all early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated to ensure a high level of educational and developmental outcomes for children.

Our polices and procedures have been built around the key seven (7) quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS).

So what are the seven (7) quality areas?

1.  Educational program and practice
2.  Children's health and safety
3.  The physical environment
4.  Staffing arrangements
5.  Relationships with children
6.  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
7.  Leadership and service management


For more information regarding the NQF and the NQS please visit:

1.  Educational program and practice


Curriculum Development Excursions and Service Events
Interactions with Children Inclusion and Equity
Inclusive Practices - FDC  

*policy currently under review.

2. Children's health and safety


Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Excursions and Service Events
Administration of Medication Nutrition and Active Play
Child Safe Environment Relaxation and Sleep
Dealing with Infectious Diseases Road Safety and Safe Transport
Delivery and Collection of Children Sun Protection
Emergency and Evacuation Supervision of Children
Asthma Management  Anaphylaxis
Animals & Domestic Pets - FDC specific Illness Procedure - FDC
Transport - FDC Visitors and Visitors Register - FDC

*policy currently under review.

3. Physical environment 


Child Safe Environment Tobacco Policy
Environmental Sustainability Water Safety
Assessment & Reassessment of FDC Venues  

*policy currently under review.

4. Staffing arrangements


Determining Responsible Person Staff Health and Wellbeing*
Participation of Volunteers and Students Staffing
Professional Behaviour Provision of Information, Assistance and Training - FDC
Recruitment of FDC Educators

*policy currently under review.

5.  Relationships with children


Interactions with children  

*policy currently under review.

6.  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities


Enrolment and Orientation Information and Communication Technology
Enrolment & Placement of Children - FDC  

*policy currently under review.

7.  Governance and leadership


Complaints and Grievances Privacy and Confidentiality
Inclusion & Equity Professional Behaviour
Occupational Health and Safety Bannockburn Children's Service Fees
Governance and Management of the Service Fit & Proper Assessment - FDC
Keeping a Register of FDC Educators Monitoring Support and Supervison of FDC Educators
Payment of Fees - FDC  

*policy currently under review.


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Friday, 28 August 2020 - 3:04pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.