General

First Impressions of Home

Home is clearly numbered.

Home presents well - lawns mowed, gardens maintained.

Entry to home is accessible, clean and uncluttered.

Children are unable to easily access the road/driveway.

Front door is kept locked at all times.

Displayed

"Required Information" form

Summary of National Quality Standards.

Summary of EYLF Outcomes and MTOP.

Routine Outing Form

Date updated:

Copy received:

Registration Certificate

"No Smoking" Sign

Is this a re-registration assessment?

Other
List of parent communication (e.g. Text/Email/Facebook/Communication Book etc.)

List other types of parent communication used.

How is business promoted (e.g. Bruchure / Care for Kids / Facebook / Business Card etc.)

List other ways business is promoted.

Documentation to Sight - Re-registration

Two sets emergency cards for each child with photo, parent and emergency contact details ((1) house (2) car/pram).

Copy of/digital access to BBFDC Policy Manual, National Regulations, EYLF, MTOP, Quality Standards Guide, Parent Handbook.

Medication Records and Permission Forms

Minor Incident and Illness Records

Visitor's Book

Child Protection Folder

Risk Management Folder

Risk Assessment forms for all outings/hazards and updated annually.

Action Plans for asthma/anaphylaxis/medical conditions

Quality Improvement Pan

Insurance Cover

Insurance Provider

Policy Number

Expiry Date

Copy Received

Program Check - Weekly / fortnightly / monthly program

Cycle of planning evident

Individual learning/assessment profiles including observations

Program Reflections

Personal Critical Reflections

Other
List of parent communication (e.g. Text/Email/Facebook/Communication Book etc.)

List other types of parent communication used.

How is business promoted (e.g. Bruchure / Care for Kids / Facebook / Business Card etc.)

List other ways business is promoted.

Blue Cards

Educator Blue Card Number

Blue Card Expiry Date

Copy of Blue Card received.

Do all adult occupants and frequent visitors have a current Blue Card?

Adult Occupants

Adult

Name

Educator Blue Card Number

Blue Card Expiry Date

Copy of Blue Card received.

Car Safety

Driver's Licence Number

Driver's Licence Expiry Date

Car Registration Number

Registration Expiry Date

The educator has comprehensive car insurance.

How many seats with seatbelts?

How many anchor points?

Car safety check completed?

Car safety check expiry date.

Has a copy of the car safety check been received?

Car restrants check completed?

Car restraints check expiry date.

Has a copy of the car restraints check been received?

Car dashboard ID card is displayed in the car?

Car Seat expiry record completed?

Where is the Car Seat Expiry Record kept?

Other Workers
Are there any other workers supporting the Educator?

Educator Assistant's name

Educator Assistant Doctor's certificate completed?

Copy received?

Do they have full First Aid?

First Aid expiry date?

Copy received?

Do they have Anaphylaxis and Asthma training?

Anaphylaxis and Asthma expiry date?

Copy received?

Do they have CPR qualifications?

CPR expiry date?

Copy received?

Co-Educator Name:

Re-registration completed?

Relief Educator Name:

Re-registration completed?

Fire and Emergency Safety

Fire evacuation plan is at each exit with instructions?

Fire evacuation procedures are practiced at least every 3 months?

What was the date of the last practice?

All fire exits are unobstructed.

Where are the fire extinguisher and/or fire blanket located?

Are there smoke alarms installed?

Date the smoke alarms were last tested.

Written Educator Emergency Plan

Where is the Educator emergency plan kept?

Medical

Doctor's certificate has been completed.

Has a copy of the doctor's certificate been supplied?

List regular medication taken by the Educator

All household medications are stored out of reach.

There are 2 well stocked first aid kits (1 x home / 1 x pram/car)

What lockable container is used for children's medication?

Qualifications

Full First Aid?

First Aid expiry date?

Copy received?

Anaphylaxis and Asthma training?

Anaphylaxis and Asthma expiry date?

Copy received?

CPR qualifications?

CPR expiry date?

Copy received?

Qualifications

Copy received?

Child Protection Training

Child Protection Training expiry date

Copy received.

Has a minimum of 16 hours professional development been completed?

How many hours have been completed?

List any further professional development planned.

Pets

Are there animals kept on the premises?

List all animals kept on the premises.

Animal worming and flea control is up to date.

All pet food bowls and water bowls are out of the reach of children.

Is there a separate area for the pets?

Details of the separate areas.

Resources and Equipment

All resources are well maintained.

All resources and equipment are kept clean and hygienic.

How are resources and equipment kept clean and hygienic?

Small items that are choking hazards are inaccessible to younger children.

There is sufficient furniture.

There are child sized tables and chairs.

There are sufficient resources and equipment indoors and outdoors.

Indoor resources are displayed and stored so they are easily accessible to children to allow self-choice.

Outdoor resources are displayed and stored so they are easily accessible to children to allow self-choice.

Resources are stored in a tidy manner.

Resources are borrowed from the Resource Library.

Natural resources are used/available indoors and outdoors

Details or natural resources.

Sustainability

Evidence of sustainability practices sighted.

Worm farm

Recycling bin

Compost bin

Vegetable garden

Details of water saving procedures.

Details of power saving procedures.

Details of sustainable purchasing procedures.

Any other sustainability procedures.

Indoor

General

There is sufficient space for children to play indoors.

There is sufficient light and ventilation throughout the home.

All stairs and potentially hazardous areas have gates or doors which provide effective barriers.

The home is a smoke free environment.

The home has been sprayed for pests.

When is the next pest treatment due?

Copy of the pest treatment report received?

How is the home environment checked for health and safety issues?

Are there any fire arms or ammunition on the premises?

Fire arms/ammuniition stored safely aqccording to Weapons Act 1990.

Fire arms licence has been sighted and a copy on the file at the office.

The home is clean and hygienic.

There is a regular cleaning schedule in place.

List cleaning products used.

Bathrooms

Is bathroom in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

Bathroom door can be unlocked from the outside.

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Shampoo and conditioner.

Cosmetics, perfumes and deodorants.

Razors, electric shavers, scissors or other sharp objects.

All electrical equipment (e.g. hair dryers etc.)

Medications

Aerosols

Poisons

Curtain and blind cords.

All other hazardous materials.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other bathroom hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Are there any additional bathrooms in the house?

Bathroom

Is bathroom in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

Bathroom door can be unlocked from the outside.

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Shampoo and conditioner.

Cosmetics, perfumes and deodorants.

Razors, electric shavers, scissors or other sharp objects.

All electrical equipment (e.g. hair dryers etc.)

Medications

Aerosols

Poisons

Curtain and blind cords.

All other hazardous materials.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other bathroom hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Bedrooms

Is Master bedroom in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Cosmetics, perfumes and deodorants.

Medications

Choking hazards such as small items like jewellery, toys etc.

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

Other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other bedroom hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Are there any additional bedrooms in the house?

Bedroom

Is bedroom in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Cosmetics, perfumes and deodorants.

Medications

Choking hazards such as small items like jewellery, toys etc.

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other bedroom hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Garage

Is garage in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

The room has adequate ventilation and light.

Garage doors are not visible (i.e. they are covered with fabric or something similar).

There is adequate floor covering (e.g. not bare concrete)

Is the garage also used for car parking?

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

Are all sharp edges on furniture protected?

Are shelves, cupboards, TVs etc. stable or secured where needed?

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Choking hazards such as small items like beads, toys etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other garage hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Kitchen

Is kitchen in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Sharp objects - knives, scissors, kitchen utensils, BBQ utensils etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Plastic bags

Medication

Alcohol

Aerosol sprays

Matches and lighters

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other kitchen hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Kitchen

Is kitchen in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Sharp objects - knives, scissors, kitchen utensils, BBQ utensils etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Plastic bags

Medication

Alcohol

Aerosol sprays

Matches and lighters

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other kitchen hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Living Area

Is the living area in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

Are all sharp edges on furniture protected.

Are shelves, cupboards TVs etc. stable or secured where needed.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Choking hazards such as small items like beads, toys etc.

Sharp items such as knives, scissors etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Curtain and blind cords.

Alcohol

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other living area hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Laundry

Is laundry in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All hot water taps are out of reach of children or temperature controlled.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Plastic bags

Curtain and blind cords.

All buckets which contain waster.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other laundry hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Patio

Is the living area in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The area is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

Are all sharp edges on furniture protected.

Are shelves, cupboards TVs etc. stable or secured where needed.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Choking hazards such as small items like beads, toys etc.

Sharp items such as knives, scissors etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other patio hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Play Room

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

Are all sharp edges on furniture protected.

Are shelves, cupboards TVs etc. stable or secured where needed.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Choking hazards such as small items like beads, toys etc.

Sharp items such as knives, scissors etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Curtain and blind cords.

Alcohol.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other play room hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Study

Is the study area in use or out of bounds?

Out of bounds areas must be inaccessible to children. How is this room inaccessible?

What other ways is this room made inaccessible?

The room is clean and tidy.

Electricity outlets not in use have safety plugs.

All electrical leads are out of reach of children or stored safely.

Are shelves, cupboards stable or secured where needed.

The following items are inaccessible to children:

Choking hazards such as small items like beads, toys etc.

Sharp items such as knives, scissors etc.

Cleaning products and other poisons.

Curtain and blind cords.

All heaters and fans.

All exercise equipment.

All other hazardous objects.

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other study hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Nappy Changing / Toileting Area
Where is the change mat used?

Nappy change mat has an impervious surface and is in good condition.

The nappy change mat is cleaned after every nappy change.

Disposable gloves are used for all nappy changing.

Paper/paper towels are used during the nappy change procedure.

Detergent and water are used to clean the change table after each use.

A hands free lidded bin is used for disposable nappies.

"Nappy Change Procedure" displayed.

"Handwashing Procedure" displayed.

Where are the hand washing facilities located for the educator and children?

What is used to dry hands?

Disposable gloves are used for first aid and dealing with bodily fluids.

All cleaning products are kept out of reach of children.

List cleaning products used.

Outdoor

General

There is sufficient space for children to play outdoors.

There are areas for active and quiet play.

There is adequate shade.

The outdoor play area is fully fenced.

The fence is in good condition.

The fence is non-climbable (i.e. there are no garden beds or climbing structures)

All gates are safely secured with a lock or safety slip.

The yard is mowed and free of debris.

How is the outdoor environment checked for health and safety issues?

There is a regular cleaning schedule in place for outdoor areas.

All areas of the yard can be safely supervised.

There is a barrier at the bottom of stairs.

All sheds are locked.

The following items are inaccessible to children.

Gas bottles

Barbeques

All exercise equipment

Poisonous plants

Plants with sharp thorns / prickles

Glass safety - all glass accessible to children:

List other outdoor hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Play Equipment

All equipment over 60cm is surrounded by soft fall, mats or grass.

The sandpit is covered when not in use.

Trampolines have safety baffles and mesh enclosure attached.

All outdoor equipment is in good repair.

There is adequate space for sun safe play.

List other play equipment hazards and risk management applied to these hazards.

Water Hazards

Is there a pool or spa on the premises?

There is a pool fencing safety certificate.

Has a copy of the pool safety certificate been received?

The pool gate closes automatically and is in good working order.

The pool gate is kept locked at all times.

Is there a pond or water feature on the premises?

The water feature / pond has an effective barrier to prevent child access.

Is there a swimming pool in a neighbour's yard?

List other water hazards identified and risk management applied to these hazards.

Declaration

Educator

Name

I agree to complete the follow ups recorded and comply with and maintain the required standard of safety and hygiene as documented on this Educator Assessment Form
Date agreed:
Coordinator

Name

Initial Safety Check Completed.
Date Initial Safety Check completed:
Follow Ups Completed.
Date Follow Ups completed:

Signed Educator Agreement Contract received:

Date Educator Agreement Contract received:
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.