Jack & Jill Child Care Centre WA



 
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We have provided a brief outline here of some of your policies though a comprehensive policy file is held at the centre. Parents are welcome to view this at anytime.


Policy 1.

Philosophy

The Management, Staff and families of Jack & Jill Child Care Centre are committed to providing the highest standard of quality care for the children attending the centre and incorporating the vision Belonging, Being and Becoming.

  1. We aim to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which relationships can evolve and each Childs’ identity and sense of self is valued.
  2. To facilitate learning and development through play, both child and adult initiated, as a natural way for children and babies to develop and master skills in the outdoor and indoor environments.
  3. We will endeavour to reduce the daily stress on a child by providing predictable routines and familiar carers, and by offering children time and flexibility to observe others, and experience the joys of play.
  4. To provide quality child care that is sensitive to each child as a unique individual with diverse heritage and culture.
  5. To respect the contribution play makes to child development and provide a programme of planned play-based learning that is responsive to children’s interests, and offers a balance of challenges and opportunities for success.
  6. To create an environment where individual staff and team potential can be optimally developed for the benefit of the children, parents and community.
  7. To promote parent and community involvement to ensure acceptance and awareness of the centre within the wider community.

Updated 10/1/2011, 10/08/2012

Source: Staff and Accreditation Committee at J&JCCC.
               NCAC Principle 3.1
               Research on Cortisol levels and Brain Development by Dr Margaret Sims
               Early Years Learning Framework for Australia by Dr Anne Kennedy
               Childcare and Children’s Health Vol 12 No 4
               YIPSU News Nov 09 (Yoyganup Ass Inc and Indigenous Professional
               Support Unit WA)
               Children and Community Services (Child Care) Regulations 2006,
               Regulation 83.


Policy 2.

Objectives

  1. Provide a programme that enhances children's social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  2. Recognise and plan for the uniqueness and individuality of children. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  3. Offer many and varied opportunities for children to participate in play, and develop their own competencies through their play. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  4. Provide a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for children. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  5. Support children and families in a nurturing and collaborative manner. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  6. Acknowledge, respect and actively encourage cultural and religious preference of families. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  7. Provide an environment which encourages parent participation and involvement in the centre. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  8. Participate in Accreditation and other quality improvement evaluations to ensure consistent and ongoing high standards of care. (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  9. Encourage and provide opportunities for professional and self development for staff. (3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  10. Provide student/volunteer support. (3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  11. Provide an anti-bias environment. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)

*Please note: numbers in brackets refer to the relationship of each objective to the centre Philosophy.

Updated 10/08/2012

Source: Staff and Accreditation Committee at J&JCCC.
               NCAC Principle 3.1
               Research on Cortisol levels and Brain Development by Dr Margaret Sims
               Early Years Learning Framework for Australia by Dr Anne Kennedy
               Childcare and Children’s Health Vol 12 No 4
               YIPSU News Nov 09 (Yoyganup Ass Inc and Indigenous Professional
               Support Unit WA)
               Children and Community Services (Child Care) Regulations 2006,
               Regulation 83.

Emergency Procedures

A fully detailed evacuation plan is displayed on pin up board. We practise emergency evacuation with children on a regular basis.


Policy 45.

Accicent, Incident & Sickness Policy

The welfare of all children and staff is a high priority at Jack & Jill Child Care Centre and this policy aims to ensure that the standard of care is maintained.

  1. Children are not permitted to attend the centre with contagious infection (refer to communicable disease guidelines for teachers, child care workers, local government authorities and Medical practitioners) Examples of contagious infections where children should not attend care at the centre are:
  2. . excessive green mucus,
    . diarrhea,
    . high temp 38+,
    . vomiting ,
    . chicken pox
    . and any other infectious disease
  3. In case of an accident, the matter is dealt with in the centre by the use of a fully equipped first aid kit and administered by a Qualified first aid certificate holder.
  4. A record of all incident, injury, trauma and illness is kept until the child is 25 years of age.
  5. Even with extreme care and sound first aid practices, circumstances may still require that a child receive medical attention. The doctor nominated on child's enrolment form will be contacted in this circumstance. If an emergency situation occurs, an ambulance will be called (at Parents expense) Parents will be contacted immediately.
  6. The centre management reserves the right to refuse care to child they deem is infectious or too sick to be at the centre. Parents are responsible for the child’s normal fees during any absence due to illness. Children who have a medical certificate for the illness will not have their absence count toward their Child Care Benefit allowable absences total (42 absences per year).
  7. In the event of a death of a child at the centre, a record of the events is to be written and appropriate authorities contacted. (ie; Department of Communities) This record must be kept until the end of the 7th year from the date of the death.

Non-Immunised Child Policy

It is a parent's right not to immunise their child, but in the event of there being another child in the centre who contracts an infectious disease that falls in the exclusion category, the child must be removed from the centre and remain away during the time that there may be a possibility of becoming infected, this time being decided by the Health Department. Parents will be responsible for fees during the child's absence. A record of all the children who are not immunised is kept by the centre and parents will be made aware of this policy upon enrolment, and then either verbally or in the newsletter at least twice a year.
See Policy 86 for Immunisation and Exclusion Policy

Updated 10/01/2011, 16/11/2012

Source: Staff and Parents
               Health Department of Western Australia
               Staying Healthy in Childcare 4th Edition Australian Government
               Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012,
               Regulation 85, 86, 87, 168, 177, 178, 183
               National Quality Standard Area 2.3.3, 2.1.4


 


 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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