Nursery

Nursery Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one Nursery Room, please check all Nursery Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the Nursery Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Toddler

Toddler Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one Toddler Room, please check all Toddler Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the Toddler Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Kindy

Kindy Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one Kindy Room, please check all Kindy Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the Kindy Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Junior Kindy

Junior Kindy Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one Junior Kindy Room, please check all Nursery Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the Junior Kindy Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Senior Kindy

Senior Kindy Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one Senior Kindy Room, please check all Senior Kindy Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the Senior Kindy Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

OSHC

OSHC Room

  • Please Note: If the centre has more than one OSCH Room, please check all OSCH Rooms and incorporate your findings on each room. Your action report should clearly indicate which of the OSCH Rooms the 'No' score related to so that the Centre Manager and team can action accordingly.

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bedding in the room appropriate for the age, clean and in good condition?

  • - Sleep area has a warm, home-like setting
    - Sufficient ventilation
    - The appropriate temperature for weather conditions
    - Cots are safely positioned
    - There are no entrapment hazards on the cot/bedding or because of the way the cot is positioned
    - Linen is clean and laundered daily
    - Pillows are clean and covered with pillowcases
    - Bedding is clean and suitable for weather conditions
    - Comfortable seating provided for attending team member
    - Decorative nursery items where appropriate
    - Cots are free from choking hazards such as string, ribbons, ties, beading etc
    - Cots and mattresses in a clean and acceptable condition
    - Sleep music is an appropriate level
    - Emergency evacuation cot is to be kept accessible and clear at all times

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Sleep, Rest and Safe Sleep Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC054%20Sleep%20Rest%20and%20Safe%20Sleep%20and%20Rest%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources in the room clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all safety and compliance records meeting legislative requirements?

  • - All listed safety and compliance checks are available

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Nappy Change Records

  • Sleep Records

  • Incident Reports

  • Cleaning Checklist

  • End of Day Room Check

  • Allergy Plan

  • Bathroom Check

  • Working Directly with Children log (NSW Only - leave unchecked for other states. This will not affect the centres scoring)

  • Ratio Control Document

  • Anaphylaxis Plan

  • Medical Management Plan

  • Centre Daily Checklists/Daily Inspection Centre Checklist (Open and Close Checks)

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Food and beverage requirements are being met?

  • - Menu displays are clearly visible for families and children
    - Meals served within the room are age appropriate
    - An up-to-date healthy eating policy is implemented and adhered to
    -Food and beverages from the five food groups provided daily
    - Tap water is freely available
    - Sugar not provided with breakfast cereals
    - Discretionary choices not on the regular menu (only special occasions and not including sugary drinks, confectionary or deep fried foods)
    - Breakfast and late snack provided to children in care more than eight hours
    - Children encouraged to eat according to appetite (e.g serving themselves, second helpings)
    - Food and beverages available outside of routine meal and snack times if required
    - Breastfeeding supported
    - Adequate facilities for storing infant formula
    - Iron-containing foods offered daily for infants from 6 months
    - Infants from around 6 months provided with foods of progressing textures
    - Children over 12 months provided with foods from the regular menu
    - The menu includes a variety of tastes. colours, texture and flavours
    - Menu accurately describes food and beverages provided
    - Furniture and utensils are age appropriate and developmentally suitable to enjoy meal times
    - Educators demonstrate positive role modelling to reinforce healthy eating practices with children during meal times
    - Healthy eating materials available for families
    - If there is a change to the scheduled menu, centre has completed a change of menu form that is available to families
    - Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines are adhered to
    - Healthy Eating when Service not Supply Meals Policy is adhered to
    - Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirments Policy is being adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Baby and Infant Bottle Food Preparation Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC006%20Baby%20and%20Infant%20Bottle%20Food%20Preparation%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nutrition, Food & Beverage & Dietary Requirements Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Healthy Eating when Service not Supplying Meals Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the Program available and appropriate for the age group? [QA1, R74]

  • - Assessments of the child's developmental needs, interests, experiences and participation in the educational program are documented
    - Assessments of the child's progress against outcomes of the educational program are documented
    - Considerations are made as to the period of time the child is to be educated and cared for as well as how the documentation will be used by educators within the centre
    - The program is displayed in the communication area in a way that is readily understandable by the educators and the child's family
    - The program is clear and informative
    - The program is up-to-date with current centre practices, program and planning
    - Weekly Educational Program available in each room
    - Daily Journal (or equivalent) available in each room and communicated to families daily through KindyHub
    - Program and Daily Journal are linked to the EYLF/My Time Our Place
    - Educational Program reflects the environment set up in the room
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Curriculum (Pedagogy) Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Is there visible parental involvement in the room?

  • - Children's learning journals are clean, well organised, maintained and accessible by families
    - Family photos and stories on display where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all risk assessments completed, up-to-date and reflective of the learning environments in the centre?

  • - Risk assessment completed and documented for each learning environment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are ratio requirements within the room being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all incident, injury, trauma, illness, immunisation and medical records maintained? [QA2, R87, R92]

  • Medical records include:
    - Childs name
    - Authorisation to administer medication, signed by a parent or a person named in the child's enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication
    - The name of the medication administered
    - The time and date the medication was administered
    - The time and date, or the circumstances under which, the medication should be next administered
    - The manner in which the medication is administered
    - If the child is authorised to administer themselves, include the name and signature of the person who checked the dosage and the identity of the child to whom medication is to be administered

    Health information to be kept in the enrolment record of each child includes:
    - Name, address and telephone number of the child's registered medical practitioner or medical service
    - Child's Medicare number (if available)
    - Details of any specific health care needs and allergies including whether the child has been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis
    - Any medical manegment plan, anaphylaxis medical management plan or risk minimisation plan to be followed with respect to a specific need, medical condition or allergy
    - Details of any dietary restrictions for the child
    - The immunisation status of the child

    Incident, injury, trauma and illness records include:
    - The name and age of the child
    - The circumstances that lead to the incident, trauma or injury and any relevant circumstances surrounding the child becoming ill
    - The time and date the incident occurred, the injury was received; or the child was subjected to trauma; or the apparent onset of illness
    - Details of action taken in relation to the incident, injury, trauma or illness which a child has suffered, including any medication administered or first aid provided and any medical personnel contacted
    - Details of any witnesses
    - The name of any person notified or attempted to be notified and the time in which attempted contact was made
    The name and signature of the person making an entry in the record and the time and date that the entry was made

    NOTE: All information should be recorded as soon as practical, but no later than 24 hours after the incident, injury or trauma occured, or the onset of illness presented itself

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Immunisation Exclusion and Notifiable Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC039%20Immunisation%20Exclusion%20and%20Notifiable%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Medical Conditions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC043%20Medical%20Conditions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Completion of Regulatory Authority Forms - Incidents, Illness, Circumstances and Complaints Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC013%20Completion%20of%20Regulatory%20Authority%20Forms%20-%20Incidents,%20Illness,%20Injury%20&%20Circumstance%20&%20Complaints%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Kitchen

Kitchen

  • Are safety controls in place in relation to gas supply to the centre?

  • - Cylinders of compressed gas are stored away from ignition/heat sources
    - Gas isolater valves known in case of fire

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a gas supply/kitchen

  • Food Safety requirments are being met including all Food Safety Plan adhered to, Food Safety records completed, up-to-date and show no evidence of falsifying records?

  • - Kitchen shows signs of daily cleaning procedures being followed (i.e. no build-up of grime/debris)
    - Personal hygiene standards are being met including dress code
    - Temperature records are maintained and within the safety zone (under 5C for refrigeration and under -15C for freezers)
    - Delivery/receipt records are maintained including temperature checks on arrival
    - No signs of cross-contamination (i.e. not washing hands between handling different food products, not washing and sanitising food surfaces between use)
    - All food items are clearly labeled with used by dates and the person who prepared the product
    - Any breaches are recorded and corrective actions steps in place
    - Refer to the Food Safety Act relevant for your state

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a kitchen

  • Click below link to access our Food Handling and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC030%20Food%20Handling%20and%20Safety%20Centre%20Policy%20V2.3.2018.pdf

  • Are all crockery, cooking and serving utensils in good condition and food safe?

  • - No chips or cracks in serving plates or cups
    - No build up of food

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have a communication device

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all allergy, anaphylaxis and cultural dietary requirements being adhered to?

  • - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with allergies and health requirements
    - Appropriate alternatives provided for children with religious/cultural needs
    - The menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures
    - G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy is being adhered to

  • For G8 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy, refer to the link
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=allergy%20policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Allergy%20and%20Anaphylaxis%20Management-%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Foyer and Administration

Administration and record keeping

  • Click below link to access our Governance and Management of Service Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC032%20governance%20and%20management%20of%20the%20service%20centre%20policy%20V4.1.2017.pdf

  • Are children's enrolments records compliant? (QA7, R160, R161, R162]

  • - An enrolment record is kept for each child (spot check four children)
    - Contains the full name, date of birth and address of the child
    - The name, phone number and address is provided for each known parent, any person who is to be notified of an emergency involving the child (if the parent cannot be reached), any person who is an authorised nominee and any person who is authorised to consent medical treatment of, or to authorise administration of medication to the child
    - Details of any court orders; parenting orders or parenting plans provided relating to powers, duties, responsibilities or authorities of any person in relation to the child or access to the child
    - The gender of the child
    - The primary language/s used in the child's home
    - The cultural background of the child (and parents if applicable)
    - Any special considerations for the child such as dietary requirements, cultural/religious needs or any other additional need
    - The relevant authorisations set out in regulation 161 and relevant health information set out in regulation 177

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Does the centre proactively communicate with families? [QA6, R86, R111]

  • - Communication area is clearly signed, clean, functional and uncluttered
    - Current notices are date relevant
    - Daily reflections are issued to families using KindyHub (spot check at least four days across the last month)
    - Weekly catch-up/newsletter distributed to families
    - Families are communicated to in a polite and friendly manner
    - More than one communication medium is used (i.e. KindyHub and Notice Board)
    - Parents are informed of centre phone number at enrolment
    - Parent Handbooks available
    - Family is notified as soon as practicable, but no longer than 24 hours after the occurence, if a child is involved in any incident, trauma, injury or illness while the child is in the care of the centre
    - There is an appropriate space for consulting with families and conducting private conversations [R111]

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Anti-bias Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC004%20Anti%20Bias%20Inclusion%20and%20Cultural%20Diversity%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Parent Participation and Open Door Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC047%20Parent%20Participation%20and%20Open%20Door%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2017.pdf

  • Does the centre have a current staff record scheduling tool?

  • - Staff Scheduling tool completed for each team member (check each team member is fully completed)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • What is the centres current Mandatory Training completion rate as a percentage?

  • Centre foyer is welcoming and reception desk is neatly presented and free of clutter

  • - Instructional/communication signs not located on desk (they should be in the communication area)
    - The desk creates a welcoming environment with easy access
    - Refreshments (water/tea/coffee) available and offered to anyone who has to wait an extended period
    - Team member, ideally Centre Manager, greeting/farewelling families and children as they enter/leave

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Children's attendance records are up-to-date and maintained in compliance with G8 Education and Regulatory Authority requirements:

  • - The Hub set up in a customer friendly location, operational and being used by all families (where appropriate) to sign in and out
    - Sign in and Sign out records are accurate (spot check at least two families signing in and at least two families signing out)
    - iPad operational and in good condition
    - The Hub is located in a central, high visibility area, while not obstructing main thoroughfares
    - The Hub is kept clean and hygienic
    - Attendance records include the full name of the child and the date and time the child arrives and departs
    - Each attendance record is signed (can be electronic signature) for arrival and departure by the person who delivers the child to, or collects the child from the centre.
    - Where an attendance record is not signed for by a gaurdian, the nominated supervisor or an educator may sign on their behalf, however, this should be by exception only.

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Sign in Sheet Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC053%20Sign%20In%20Sheet%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.3.2018.pdf

  • Is the centre up to date with all evacuation and lock down drill procedures? (QA2, QA7, R97]

  • - Ask at least three team members what to do in the event of a fire, lockdown or another emergency event
    - Rehearsals/drills of the emergency and evacuation procedures are documented in line with regulation 97 requirements and G8 Education Policies
    - Evacuation plan is clearly visible in each room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Emergency and Evacuation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC024%20Emergency%20and%20Evacuation%20Centre%20Policy%20V2.2.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members inducted and onboarded according to G8 Education Onboarding & Induction Procedures?

  • - All team members have an induction record (spot check last three hires)
    - Complete 3 spot checks on casual team members to ensure they are also inducted

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre meeting Nominated Supervisor requirements? [QA7, R24, R54, R118, R120, R146]

  • - The nominated supervisor has agreed to the role in writing using the Nominated Supervisor Consent Form [R24]
    - The nominated supervisor has designated a certified supervisor and the certified supervisor has accepted the designation in writing using the Certified Supervisor Consent Form [R54]
    - The nominated supervisor has designated a suitably qualified educational leader [R118]
    - If there are team members under the age of 18, the nominated supervisor is able to produce evidence of how team members under the age of 18 are supervised at all times [R120]
    - Records are kept in relation to the nominated supervisor [R146]

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Qualifications and Evidence of Service Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Qualifications_and_Evidence_of_Service_Policy.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Refusal and Acceptance of Authorisation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC051%20Refusal%20and%20Acceptance%20of%20Authorisation%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Are regulations easily accessible to all team members?

  • - EYLF printed and stored in a location available to all team members
    - NQS and National Quality Law in a location available to all team members

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) easily accessible by all team members, current and at least to a 'Meeting' standard? [QA1, QA2, QA3, QA4, QA5, QA6, QA7, R55]

  • - The centre has a well-organised Evidence Folder that includes a strong focus on critical reflection and continual improvement

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all maintenance jobs logged in the relevant system and appropriate follow up procedures undertaken where required?

  • - Maintenance log is up-to-date and there are no noticable maintenance jobs within the centre that have not yet been logged

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Maintenance of Buildings and Equipment Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC042%20Maintenance%20of%20Buildings%20and%20Equipment%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the centre have an active Sustainability Plan they are engaged with?

  • - Sustainability Management Plan Template completed and up to date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Environmental and Sustainability Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC026%20Environmental%20and%20Sustainability%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Do all team members have a Development Plan and is there evidence of continued professional and personal development throughout the year?

  • - Spot check at least four team members and ask them if they have a development plan, what their development opportunities are and what actions they are undertaking to address these opportunities.
    - Check employment records and ensure all team members have a development plan
    - Ask the Centre Manager to provide examples of development activities that have been completed since your last visit
    - Do development activities meet the needs of the individual/centre?

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Training and Professional Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Training_and_Professional_Development_Policy.pdf

  • Is all Educational Leader documentation up to date and compliant?

  • - Check evidence of Educational Leader training or conversations
    - Is the Educational Leader completing curriculum audits

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the Centre Philosophy displayed in the foyer and embedded in the centre operations?

  • - Completed annually
    - All stakeholders (children, families and communities) are engaged with
    - Is it linked through to the Educational Program
    - Is it available in the QIP
    - Are team members aware of the Centre Philosophy
    - Available in the team room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the Leadership Team following the Probationary Review procedure?

  • - All team members are supported through their probationary period with appropriate assistance given to ensure team member has the maximum chance of success
    - Check-ins completed at one, three and five months to assess how a team member is performing and provide feedback
    - Actions of expectations and behaviours are documented where team members are not meeting expectations
    - Leader is supporting expectations being met

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre following G8 Education 2-up recruitment procedure?

  • - Area Manager participates in the recruitment of Centre Managers and ECT's
    - Recruitment and selection of team is in accordance with the Educational and Care Services National Regulations
    - All centre team members must hold, or be studying towards, a recognised qualification
    - Relevant WDWC clearances apply according to state legislation
    - Anti-discrimination policy is adhered to
    - Job request completed on Mercury e-Recruit for all positions
    - Recruitment agencies are not used without prior consent from the HR team or Area Manager
    - At least two professional reference checks and medical self-assessment conducted for each applicant
    - Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Policy adhered to. Please see below link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Recruitment_Selection_and_Onboarding.pdf#search=recruitment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Recruitment, Selection and Onboarding Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Recruitment_Selection_and_Onboarding.pdf

  • Is all information required to be displayed in a prominent location in the foyer? Once you select 'Yes' or 'No' a checklist will appear. Please only check information that IS displayed. Leave information not displayed as unchecked. For example, if you select 'Yes', we would expect tp see all documents checked/marked/ticked.

  • The service approval (including name, number and conditions) [QA7, R173]

  • The rating of the service in relation to Assessment and Rating [QA7, R173]

  • The nominated supervisor details [QA7, R173]

  • The name and position of the responsible person in charge [QA7, R173]

  • Any waivers held by the service [QA7, R173]

  • Contact details of the Regulatory Authority [QA7, R173]

  • Centre Fees

  • The centres days/hours of operation [QA7, R173]

  • The name of the educational leader of the centre [QA7, R173]

  • Current week roster

  • Contact details (name and number) of the person in the centre where complaints should be directed to [QA7, R173]

  • If applicable, a notice stating that a child diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis is enrolled in the centre [QA7, QA2, R173]. Leave question unchecked if not applicable. This will not affect scoring.

  • If applicable, a notice of an occurrence of an infectious disease in the service [QA7, QA2, R173] Leave question unchecked if not applicable. This will not affect scoring.

  • Click below link to access our Dealing with Infectious Disease Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC019%20Dealing%20with%20Infectious%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • A weekly menu [QA2, R80]

  • Evacuation floor plan [QA2, QA7, R97]

  • Information about the contents and operation of the educational program for the centre [QA1, QA6, QA7, R75]

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The service approval (including name, number and conditions) [QA7, R173]

  • The rating of the service in relation to Assessment and Rating [QA7, R173]

  • The nominated supervisor details [QA7, R173]

  • The name and position of the responsible person in charge [QA7, R173]

  • Any waivers held by the service [QA7, R173]

  • Contact details of the Regulatory Authority [QA7, R173]

  • Centre Fees

  • The centres days/hours of operation [QA7, R173]

  • The name of the educational leader of the centre [QA7, R173]

  • Current week roster

  • Contact details (name and number) of the person in the centre where complaints should be directed to [QA7, R173]

  • If applicable, a notice stating that a child diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis is enrolled in the centre [QA7, QA2, R173]. Leave question unchecked if not applicable. This will not affect scoring.

  • If applicable, a notice of an occurrence of an infectious disease in the service [QA7, QA2, R173] Leave question unchecked if not applicable. This will not affect scoring.

  • Click below link to access our Dealing with Infectious Disease Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC019%20Dealing%20with%20Infectious%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • A weekly menu [QA2, R80]

  • Evacuation floor plan [QA2, QA7, R97]

  • Information about the contents and operation of the educational program for the centre [QA1, QA6, QA7, R75]

  • Are policies readily available to parents/gaurdians/nominated supervisors/team members and volunteers, including: [QA7, R168]

  • Health and Safety matters relating to: - Nutrition, food and beverages, dietary requirements - Sun protection - Water safety, including safety during any water-based activities - The administration of First Aid

  • Healthy Eating when Meals Provided
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=Healthy%20Eating%20when%20Meals%20Provided

  • Healthy Eating when Service Not Supplying Meals
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Sun Protection Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC056%20Sun%20Protection%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=first%20aid

  • Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=water

  • Incident, injury, trauma and illness procedures complying with regulation 85 [R85]

  • Incident, injury, trauma and illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=incident

  • Dealing with infectious diseases, including procedures complying with regulation 88 [R88]

  • Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC019%20Dealing%20with%20Infectious%20Diseases%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Dealing with medical conditions in children, including those set out in regulation 90 [R90]

  • Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=medical

  • Dealing with emergencies and evacuations, including the guidelines set out in regulation 97 [R97]

  • Emergency and Evacuation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC024%20Emergency%20and%20Evacuation%20Centre%20Policy%20V2.2.2018.pdf#search=evacuation

  • Delivery of children to, and collection of children from, the centre, including procedures that comply with regulation 99 [R99]

  • Delivery and Collection of Children Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC020%20delivery%20and%20collection%20of%20children%20centre%20policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=delivery

  • Excursions, including procedures complying with regulations 100 to 102 [R100, R101, R102]

  • Excursion & Centre Event Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC028%20Excursion%20and%20Centre%20event%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=excursions

  • Providing a child safe environment

  • Child Safe Environment Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC009%20Child%20safe%20environment%20centre%20policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf#search=child%20protection

  • Staffing arrangements including the code of ethics, determining the responsible person present at the centre and the participation of volunteers and students on placement

  • Determining the Responsible Person Present Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC022%20Determining%20the%20Responsible%20Person%20Present%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=responsible%20person

  • Interactions with children, including the matters set out in regulations 155 and 156 [R155, R156]

  • Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=interactions

  • Enrolment Orientation

  • Enrolment & Orientation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC025%20Enrolment%20and%20Orientation%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=orientation

  • Governance and management of the service, including confidentiality records

  • Governance and Management of the Service Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC032%20governance%20and%20management%20of%20the%20service%20centre%20policy%20V4.1.2017.pdf#search=governance

  • The acceptance and refusal of authorisations

  • Refusal and Acceptance of Authorisation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC051%20Refusal%20and%20Acceptance%20of%20Authorisation%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf#search=authorisations

  • Payment of fees and provision of a statement of fees charged by the centre

  • Centre Fee Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC029%20Fee%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=fees

  • Complaints resolution and handling

  • Dealing with Complaints and Parent Grievance Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC018%20Dealing%20with%20Complaints%20and%20Parent%20Grievance%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20June%202018%20review.pdf

  • Other suggested policies to be included:
    - Accident prevention
    - Curriculum (Pedagogy) development
    - Guiding children's behaviour
    - Media and Technology
    - Environmental Sustainability
    - Feedback from families
    - Risk Management
    - Inclusion/Cultural Diversity
    - Professional Development/Team Appraisals

  • Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf#search=accident

  • Curriculum Pedagogy - Development Centre Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=curriculum

  • Guiding Children's Behaviours Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Environmental and Sustainability Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC026%20Environmental%20and%20Sustainability%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf#search=sustainability

  • Anti-bias Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC004%20Anti%20Bias%20Inclusion%20and%20Cultural%20Diversity%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Training and Professional Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Training_and_Professional_Development_Policy.pdf

  • Health and Safety matters relating to: - Nutrition, food and beverages, dietary requirements - Sun protection - Water safety, including safety during any water-based activities - The administration of First Aid

  • Healthy Eating when Meals Provided
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC036%20Nutrition,%20Food%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirements%20Policy%20-%20Meals%20Provided%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=Healthy%20Eating%20when%20Meals%20Provided

  • Healthy Eating when Service Not Supplying Meals
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC037%20Nutrition,%20Feed%20&%20Beverage%20&%20Dietary%20Requirement%20Policy%20-%20Service%20Not%20Supplying%20Meals%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Sun Protection Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC056%20Sun%20Protection%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Administering First Aid Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC002%20Administering%20First%20Aid%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=first%20aid

  • Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=water

  • Incident, injury, trauma and illness procedures complying with regulation 85 [R85]

  • Incident, injury, trauma and illness Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC040%20Incident%20Injury%20Trauma%20and%20Illness%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=incident

  • Dealing with infectious diseases, including procedures complying with regulation 88 [R88]

  • Medication Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC044%20Medication%20Centre%20Policy%20v1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=medical

  • Dealing with emergencies and evacuations, including the guidelines set out in regulation 97 [R97]

  • Emergency & Evacuation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC024%20Emergency%20and%20Evacuation%20Centre%20Policy%20V2.2.2018.pdf#search=evacuation

  • Delivery of children to, and collection of children from, the centre, including procedures that comply with regulation 99 [R99]

  • Delivery & Collection of Children Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC020%20delivery%20and%20collection%20of%20children%20centre%20policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf#search=delivery

  • Excursions, including procedures complying with regulations 100 to 102 [R100, R101, R102]

  • Excursion & Centre Event Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC028%20Excursion%20and%20Centre%20event%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=excursions

  • Providing a child safe environment

  • Child Safe Environment Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC009%20Child%20safe%20environment%20centre%20policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf#search=child%20protection

  • Staffing arrangements including the code of ethics, determining the responsible person present at the centre and the participation of volunteers and students on placement

  • Determining the Responsible Person Present Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC022%20Determining%20the%20Responsible%20Person%20Present%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=responsible%20person

  • Interactions with children, including the matters set out in regulations 155 and 156 [R155, R156]

  • Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=interactions

  • Enrolment Orientation

  • Enrolment & Orientation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC025%20Enrolment%20and%20Orientation%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=orientation

  • Governance and management of the service, including confidentiality records

  • Governance and Management of the Service Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC032%20governance%20and%20management%20of%20the%20service%20centre%20policy%20V4.1.2017.pdf#search=governance

  • The acceptance and refusal of authorisations

  • Refusal and Acceptance of Authorisation Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC051%20Refusal%20and%20Acceptance%20of%20Authorisation%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf#search=authorisations

  • Payment of fees and provision of a statement of fees charged by the centre

  • Centre Fee Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC029%20Fee%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf#search=fees

  • Complaints resolution and handling

  • Dealing with Complaints and Parent Grievance Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC018%20Dealing%20with%20Complaints%20and%20Parent%20Grievance%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20June%202018%20review.pdf

  • Other suggested policies to be included: - Accident prevention - Curriculum (Pedagogy) development - Guiding children's behaviour - Media and Technology - Environmental Sustainability - Feedback from families - Risk Management - Inclusion/Cultural Diversity - Professional Development/Team Appraisals

  • Workplace Accident and Incident Reporting Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Workplace_Accident_and_Incident_Reporting1.pdf#search=accident

  • Curriculum Pedagogy - Development Centre Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC015%20Curriculum%20(Pedagogy)%20Development%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf#search=curriculum

  • Guiding Children's Behaviours Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Environmental and Sustainability Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC026%20Environmental%20and%20Sustainability%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf#search=sustainability

  • Anti-bias Inclusion and Cultural Diversity Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC004%20Anti%20Bias%20Inclusion%20and%20Cultural%20Diversity%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Training and Professional Development Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Training_and_Professional_Development_Policy.pdf

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

Communication

  • Is the centre communicating effectively with their team?

  • - Quarterly Team Meetings held with minutes reviewed and documented
    - Team Notice board updated
    - Quality learnings materials made available to team members in the team room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Centre Team Member Meetings and Events Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Centre_Team_Member_Meetings_and_Events.pdf

  • Is the centre up-to-date with tasks issued from Support Office?

  • - Spot check at least 4 recent tasks issued in the Weekly Communication to check for completion by due date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are Weekly Communications read by the end of the week they were released?

  • -Check last two open rate reports and that the centre has opened and engaged with content. Open Rate reports can be found at the bottom of the AM weekly communications each week

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the G8 Education core values embedded in the centre and are team members able to recite them?

  • - Is the Core Values canvas visible to team members and families
    - Is there evidence of the Core Values weeks being celebrated within the centre
    - Spot check two team members to see if they are able to recite the core values

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The centre consistently engages with the community and families and supports this through the centre set up.

  • - Marketing plans are reviewed and actioned monthly
    - Community engagement plan is reviewed and actioned monthly
    - Incursion and excursion plans updated and reviewed monthly
    - The community area is neat, tidy and uncluttered
    - Family information is neat, tidy and uncluttered with the QIP, Parent Support Structure, Family Feedback and Regulatory Authority contact details accessible

  • Is the Programming and Study register compliant and up-to-date?

  • - Refer to state based legislations for appropriate study time
    - Check there is 2 hours allocated to programming per room leader per room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Excursion and Centre Event Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC028%20Excursion%20and%20Centre%20event%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf

  • Is the Centre Manager completing at least one daily walk-through of each room and providing relevant feedback?

  • - Ask the Centre Manager what checks they are completing during these walkthroughs. At a minimum, you should expect the Centre Manager to be inspecting ratios, interactions with children, educational experiences, quality checks are completed, supervision and G8 and regulatory requirements are completed.
    - Centre Manager is leading by example and using the walk-through as a coaching opportunity

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre completing effective tours to maximise conversion?

  • - Ask the Centre Manager to describe and walk through a centre tour with you
    - Do they tailor to the needs of the family?
    - Is the Centre Manager (or appropriate delegate) completing the tour. i.e. a 2IC, not a cook

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

Funding

  • Is the centre eligible for Kindy Funding?

  • Is the relevant funding planner up to date?

  • Are your enrolments up to date as per state process?
    Does the ECT have the correct state qualifications and registrations?
    QLD ONLY: If ECT is working towards does the centre have proof of enrolment and academic transcripts to confirm progress

  • - Please contact Funding Coordinator to confirm
    - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This question will not affect the centres score

  • Are all ISS Funding tasks completed?

  • - Does the centre have a compliant Inclusion Support Plan?
    - Please ensure all rosters are reflective of additional educators (SNSS code in E-Tivity)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link for ISS Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/Inclusion%20Support%20Funding%20Procedure%20V1.6.8.2018.pdf#search=ISS%20Funding

Safety

  • Is the centre following correct security practices, ensuring privacy information is handled sensitively and Information Security Breaches are reported in line with the Information Security Breach policy?

  • - Security touchpad/keypad is in working order
    - Security touchpad/keypad passcode has been changed in the last 12-months
    - Personally identifiable information is not in public view or accessible by unauthorised people
    - Notifiable Data Breach Policy is adhered to and breaches are notified to Service Desk immediately
    - The centre does not share passwords among team members
    - Shared devices are logged out of between uses
    - Security checks are in place to ensure the centre is locked and secured at the end of each day
    - Doorbell is sufficiently loud
    - Only authorised persons are allowed in the centre

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Confidentialty of Centre Records Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC014%20Confidentiality%20of%20Centre%20Records%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Privacy of Information and Confidentiality Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Privacy_of_Information_and_Confidentiality.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Custody, Court and Protection orders Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC016%20Custody,%20Court%20and%20Protection%20Orders%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Social Networking Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Social_Networking.pdf

  • Are appropriate Child Protection controls in place in the centre?

  • - Is In Safe Hands training up to date for all team members
    - Is the centre aware of their mandatory reporting requirements? Spot check at least two team members
    - Are contact details available for appropriate regulatory contacts if a child reports abuse?
    - So all centre team members working directly with children hold a WDWC clearance
    - Reference checks completed for all incoming employees

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Child Safe Environment Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC009%20Child%20safe%20environment%20centre%20policy%20V1.2.2018.pdf

  • Appropriate documentation and risk controls are in place to manage excursions: [QA2, QA7, R100, R101]

  • The following risk assessment has been undertaken for excursions (spot check one)
    - Proposed route and destination
    - Water hazards and associated risks
    - Transport to and from the proposed destination/s
    - The number of adults and children involved
    - Given the risks posed, the number of educators or other respososible adults that is appropriate to provide adequate supervision
    - Adults with specialised skills are considered (i.e. Life-saving)
    - The proposed activities
    - The proposed duration
    - Items that are required to be taken such as mobile phone and emergency contacts

    Are appropriate authorisation mechanisms in place including collection of the following details:
    - Child's name
    - The reason for being away from the centre
    - The date the child will be outside of the centre (unless the authority is for a re-occuring/frequent excusion)
    - A description of the location of the excursion
    - The mode of transport
    - Proposed activities to be undertaken during the excursion
    - The period in which the child will be away from the centre
    - The anticipated number of children attending the excursion
    - The anticipated ratio of educators, staff and other adults to children during the excursion
    - That a risk assessment has been prepared and is available at the service

    NOTE: For frequent or re-occuring excursions, authorisation is only required to be obtained once in a 12-month period.

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre has not had any excursions in the last 12 months

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Excursion and Centre Event Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC028%20Excursion%20and%20Centre%20event%20Policy%20V1.3.2018.pdf

  • Safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

General Maintenance

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

Amenities, Team Room and Storage

Team Amenities/Bathrooms, Team Room and Store Rooms

  • Does the team room has a communication board that is current?

  • - A communication board is neat, tidy and uncluttered
    - Notices are current
    - Any recent directives from Support Office to display information on team communication board are followed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Laundering arrangement are adequate and appropriate to the centres needs [R106]

  • - The centre has hygenic facilities that are inaccessible to children for storage and laundering of soiled clothes, linen and nappies [R106]

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors in this room operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows within the room clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Is any electrical equipment/cords/powerpoints in the room safe and fit for purpose?

  • - All electrical equipment has been tested and tagged in line with state requirements
    - Children do not have access to potentially hazardous appliances without adult supervision
    - Fans are clean, in good condition and child safe (i.e. if reachable by a child they have protective covering)
    - Switchboards are inaccessible to children and have a working safety switch
    - Any printers/photocopiers are well ventilated and not accessible to children (office only)
    - There is a fixed earth leakage protection device for the centre that is checked at least once every 12 months (qualified electrician to check at least every 3 years) and records are kept for 5 years
    - All powerpoints must be covered with powerpoint protectors
    - No hanging cords that could cause a choking hazard
    - No piggy-backing of power cords/power boards (i.e. a powerboard connected to another power board or two stacked double adpaters)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in the room in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Does the room have appropriate fire safety control measures in place?

  • - Fire extinguisher present and tested and tagged in line with state regulations
    - Fire exit lighting is operational
    - Written emergency plan for fire and other emergencies developed, maintained, implemented and displayed at each main exit from the building
    - Smoke detectors in the room and operational
    - Fire blanket available in kitchens
    - Emergency evacuation bag available in each room and appropriately stocked
    - Emergency cot available in the Nursery room

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances within the room safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are personal hygiene standards maintained within the room?

  • - Adequate soap and paper towel in each hand washing basin
    - Only designated handwashing basins are used for handwashing
    - Hands are washed to the elbow and for at least 30 seconds with each wash
    - Gloves are available in nappy changing areas
    - Hand washing sinks are clean
    - Hand washing posters available at each hand washing sink

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click below link to access our Grooming and Hygiene Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the bathroom facilities associated with the room clean, well maintained and well stocked, with children being appropriately supervised? [R109, R112]

  • - There are adequate, developmentally and age-appropriate toilet, washing and drying facilities
    - The location of the toilet, washing and drying facilities enable safe-use and convenient access by children
    - Children's dignity is respected
    - There is access to a bath or shower bath
    - There is adequate stock levels of consumables such as paper towel, soap, sanitiser, nappies, towels etc
    - If the room cares for children who wear nappies, there are adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - For children under three years, there is at least one properly constructed nappy changing bench
    - Hand cleansing facilities for adults are available in close proximity
    - Soiled item containers in use, no plastic bags
    - No equipment stored in shower cubicles
    - Nappy creams and other consumables are within date

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have bathroom facilities associated with it

  • Click below link to access our Toilet Learning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC060%20Toilet%20Learning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the furniture and any soft furnishings in the room in good working order, clean and well maintained? [QA3, R103]

  • - Furniture, including but not limited to, chairs, tables, shelving, desks, cushions are in clean and acceptable condition (i.e. no exposed chipboard)
    - High chairs are clean, in good condition, have safety straps and meet state legislative requirements
    - Desks are arranged so educators can sit and work at adult height

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is instructional signage in the room appropriate, posters etc current and relevant and walls free from unnecessary clutter?

  • - All signage is current and relevant (i.e. Father's Day collateral not appearing in October)
    - No third-party signage is displayed other than Government or G8 Education approved signage
    - Signage is placed in a way that looks neat and tidy and easy to read and understand

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are hygiene requirements being met to ensure the safety of children and team members?

  • - Adequate and appropriate hygienic facilities provided for nappy changing
    - Hand cleaning stations are available in the immediate vicinity of the nappy change area
    - Nappy change facilities are located in a way that prevents unsupervised access by children
    - Linen and children's hats are not touching other children's hats or linen
    - Children's faces and hands are kept clean (i.e. wipes and tissues available)
    - Staying Healthy in Childcare Guide is followed
    - Children's names are clearly printed on their lockers/pigeon holes/storage area
    - Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines are adhered to
    - Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines are followed
    - Nappy Changing Guidelines are followed
    - Cleaning Guidelines are adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Dental and Oral Hygiene Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC021%20Dental%20and%20Oral%20Hygiene%20Centre%20Guidelines%20V1.1.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Hand Hygiene and Use of Gloves Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC034%20Hand%20Hygiene%20and%20Use%20of%20Gloves%20Centre%20guidelines%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Nappy Changing Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC045%20Nappy%20Change%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click below to access our Cleaning Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC010%20Cleaning%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is refridgeration in the room clean, well maintained and in good working order?

  • - Refrigeration is cleaned
    - Temperature check controls completed
    - No expired food or drink
    - Door seals are in good repair

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The room does not have any refrigeration

  • Is the ambience of the room appropriate?

  • - Music is appropriate and at a suitable level
    - The area portrays a warm, welcoming and homely environment
    - Any plants are well looked after
    - The temperature of the room is appropriate for weather conditions
    - No unpleasant smells
    - Bins are emptied regularly, lined with bin liners and secured with a liner
    - Children's art work is displayed respectfully

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are stock levels of consumables and resources within the room adequately maintained?

  • - Resource orders reviewed at least monthly and placed as required
    - Cleaning equipment and chemical orders are reviewed and adequately stocked
    - Stationery orders are reviewed and adequately stocked

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

External/Perimeter/Carpark

External - Carpark/Perimeter

  • Is exterior signage is erected in a location that maximises exposure to the street front?

  • - Please note this is a none-scored question
    - Look at all external signage including, but not limited to, main centre signs, external building signage (if the centre is part of a larger building), frame boards, enrol now signage, promotional campaigns, car park entrances/exits, disabled parking etc
    - All information contained on external signage is current. i.e. trading hours, promotions etc.
    - No third party signage is displayed on the property other than Government approved Kindergarten and Sunsmart signage

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Rubbish bins are clean and stored out of view of public as much as possible

  • - No build up of rubbish/grime that could attract pests
    - Area around the bins is well maintained
    - Bins are secured in a way that prevents pests from entering them
    - The frequency of collection is suitable for the waste produced by the centre
    - No heavy lifting is required to move the bins for collection

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The centre is not responsible for the bins they use (i.e. they are part of a larger centre who manages waste control)

  • Does the carpark provide a safe environment for team members and drop off and pick up of children?

  • - Clear sight lines
    - Lines are clearly marked
    - Pedestrians have safe access
    - Walkways clearly marked
    - Team cars are parked away from the centre entrance and allow sufficient car spaces for families
    - Team cars are parked in a location that is well lit and safe for teams leaving and returning to their vehicles

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a carpark

  • Are trees and plants safe and well maintained? [R155]

  • - Clear of overhanging branches
    - No dead branches
    - No sharp/poisonous/irritating plants
    - Trees are not within reach of powerlines

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have external trees/plants

  • Are paths are clear of slip, trip and fall hazards?

  • - No obstructions on footpaths
    - No raised or uneven sections
    - No root systems lifting parts of the pathway
    - Pathway is clean and hosed/swept as required

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have any external paths

  • Powerlines, fencing, gates and timber surfaces are safe and in good repair
    ? [R104]

  • - No loose splinters
    - Fencing is of a height and design that prevents children of preschool age and under from getting through it, over it or under it [R104]
    - Timber surfaces are in good repair
    - Gates and locks are in good repair and self closing with a child proof lock mechanism functioning correctly
    - Double gating exists on exit points
    - Gate keys are available at all emergency exit points in the centre

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have any gates, fencing or powerlines

  • Are the gutters and drainage clear and in good repair?

  • - Gutters and drainage are in good repair
    - No areas where water pools
    - Gutters are free from leaks

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have any drainage or gutters

  • Lawns, gardens and grounds are well maintained and safe?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Well maintained
    - Lawns trimmed
    - No long grass where snakes etc could be present
    - Free from sharp vegetation
    - No piles or rubbish/decommissioned resources etc which could attract spiders/snakes etc
    - Pine bark is kep at appropriate levels and swept where required
    - Lawn edges are trimmed
    - Hedges are trimmed and maintained
    - Gardens are mulched and free from rubbish
    - Plants are child safe, non-toxic and have no sharp spikes or leaves that could cause harm

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are any external stairs and/or ramps in good repair, safe and fit for purpose?

  • - Free of slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Clean and show regular up-keep
    - Appropriate railings to prevent falls and provide assistance in ascending or descending stairs/ramps
    - In good repair (i.e. no crumbling areas)
    - Handrails are secured adequately
    - Surfaces are not slippery and non-slip finishing applied where appropriate

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have stairs or a ramp

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

Playground

Playground

  • Is climbing/outdoor equipment safe, well maintained and fit for purpose? [R103]

  • - All equipment is stable and in good condition
    - Climbing equipment is located appropriately in soft fall locations
    - There are no hard objects in soft fall zones
    - Outdoor play equipment does not constitute a hazard to children
    - Outdoor space allows children to explore and experience the natural environment [R113]

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have an outdoor playground area/climbing equipment

  • Does the centre have appropriate controls in place around sun safety? [R114]

  • - UV Rating logged daily
    - Adequate shaded areas to protect children from overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun [R114]
    - Hat policy adhered to
    - UV cream applied to children playing outdoors
    - Sunscreen register completed daily

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have

  • Click below link to access our Sun Protection Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC056%20Sun%20Protection%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Hot Weather Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC038%20Hot%20Weather%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the sandpits clean, well maintained and in good condition? If the centre has iSandbox units in the rooms, include these as part of your check

  • - Outdoor sandpits covered when not in use
    - Clean sand
    - Sand is raked, disenfected and checked for dangerous objects/animal faeces etc daily

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have sandpits

  • Are any animals inside the service being well looked after? This could include animals in the rooms as well as outdoor animals

  • - The centre is able to show evidence of procedures that ensure animals are kept clean and healthy and their enclosures are kept clean
    - Animal enclosures are clean
    - Animal enclosures are secure
    - Animals appear healthy
    - There is an appropriate stock of food
    - There are appropriate water levels
    - Fish tanks are cleaned regularly, no slime build up evident
    - Pet risk assessment available near the pet

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have animals

  • Click the below link to access our Pets on Premises and Animals in the Environment Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC048%20Pets%20on%20Premises%20and%20Animals%20in%20the%20Environment%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Sheds are clean, lockable and equipment is stored safely and neatly

  • - Equipment in the shed is stored in a neat and tidy fashion
    - The shed is kept locked and secured when not in use
    - Children are not allowed in the shed without adult supervision
    - The shed is free of visible signs of pest infestation
    - Only approved resources/equipment is stored in the shed
    - Equipment/resources no longer used are disposed of and not stored in the shed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The centre does not have a shed

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This room does not have any windows

  • Are communication devices in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are any chemicals and dangerous substances safely controlled?

  • - MSDS sheets available in the centre
    - All chemicals are stored in a locked cupboard which is clearly labelled
    - All chemicals are labelled with labels provided by the approved supplier
    - Only approved chemicals are used within the centre
    - Chemicals must be kept out of reach of children at all time (i.e. no sanitiser within reach of children for example)
    - No hand written labels
    - Chemicals are not stored near any food substances

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • There are no chemicals or dangerous substances used in the playground

  • Click below link to access our Dangerous Products and Objects Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC017%20Dangerous%20Products%20and%20Objects%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are the toys/learning resources clean, tidy and in good condition?

  • - Resources and toys are adequate and age appropriate to the room
    - Resources and toys are clean and in good condition (i.e books are not torn and have covers, toys don't have missing pieces etc)
    - Resources and toys are put away after use to maintain a clean, safe play space
    - Resources and toys are available to children

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are all team members professionally presented in line with G8 Education Grooming and Hygiene Policy?

  • 1. Grooming and hygiene standards are set for safety reasons as well as professionalism.
    2. Facial piercings will not be permitted under any circumstances except for earrings.
    3. Earrings should be conservative with a maximum of two per ear.
    4. Jewellery/make-up and perfume are to be subtle and kept to a minimum.
    5. Hair should be clean, neatly groomed, and of a natural colour.
    6. Men’s facial hair must be kept trim and must be initially grown whilst on holidays (1-week minimum).
    7. As much as is practicable, visible tattoos must be covered with appropriate clothing. Tattoos must be covered where it is explicit in nature or not suitable for children to view, as deemed by the Centre Manager.
    8. Attire that is representative of G8 Education should not be worn by team members who have been terminated and/or working in a non G8 Education Child Care Centre or similar business.
    9. Team Members are to ensure that they follow general hygiene practices whilst at work and are mindful of body odour and visible dirt on body.
    10. Attire that is offensive or revealing is not permitted. This includes items with large branding, strapless or midriff tops, strappy singlets, ripped jeans, clothes with holes and short skirts.
    11. Team Members are expected to adhere to the G8 Education Code of Conduct whenever they wear an item of clothing (uniforms and promotional attire) that is branded with any of G8 Education’s brands.

    Refer to link for full policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Grooming_and_Hygiene.pdf#search=dress%20code

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are learning environments well set up and clearly zoned? [R105]

  • - The room is set up with a purposeful and planned approach
    - The room provides a stimulating learning environment and distinct learning zones that encourage discovery, exploration and interaction
    - There are sufficient furniture, materials and developmentally appropriate equipment suitable for the number of children in the centre [R105]
    - There are no 'run zones' (i.e. long spaces that encourage children to run up and down the room)

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Interactions with children are warm, friendly, respectful and learning opportunities are encouraged:

  • - Children appear comfortable, relaxed, engaged and having fun
    - The team encourage children's friendships and nurture a sense of community within the centre
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    The centre engages with families to understand children's individual needs
    - When the team are handling a child's adjustment to the centre, they encourage children to express their feelings
    - Team and families work together to set goals for children's social, emotional and intellectual development
    - Team demonstrate that they appreciate each child in the room
    - Team members are available for unsettled children
    - Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy is adhered to
    - Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy is adhered to
    - Positive Interations Policy is adhered to

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Communication and Respectful Conduct Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC012%20Communication%20and%20Respectful%20Conduct%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviour Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Positive Interactions Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC049%20Positive%20Interactions%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Are ratio requirements being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are safety procedures are followed with respect to heavy lifting and storage or heavy items?

  • - Items heavier than 3kg are not stored above shoulder height
    - Children are lifted in line with G8 Education Appropriate Lifting of a Child Procedure
    - Back is kept straight when lifting items

  • Appropriate Lifting of Children Procedure
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Procedures/WHS024_Appropriate%20Lifting%20of%20Children%20Procedure%20v2.0.pdf#search=child%20lift

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Workplace Health and Safety Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS018_Workplace_Health_and_Safety_Policy_v_3.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Manual Handling Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/WHS022_Manual%20Handling%20Policy%20v2.0.pdf

Bus

Bus

  • Click the below link to access our Delivery and Collection of Children Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC020%20delivery%20and%20collection%20of%20children%20centre%20policy%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Transportation of Children Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC062%20Transportation%20of%20Children%20Centre%20Policy%20V2.1.2018.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Private and Company Vehicle Use Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Private_and_Company_Vehicle_Use_20151.pdf

  • Please click the below link to access our Guiding Children's Behaviours Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC033%20Guiding%20Children's%20Behaviour%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Is the bus clean and tidy?

  • - Check that the bus cleaning checklist is completed weekly
    - No build up of grime
    - No litter in the bus

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a bus

  • Are the buses maintenance records up to date?

  • - Check maintenance record has been completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a bus

  • Are employee records up to date in relation to driving the bus?

  • - Bus Guidelines Acknowledgement Letter completed for each person who drives the bus
    - Bus Driver Position Description supplied to each bus driver

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • This centre does not have a bus

  • Has a Child Transportation Permission Form been completed for each child who uses the bus?

  • - Check records to ensure that every child who uses the buses has a current Child Transportation Permission Form that is completed and signed by an approproate parent of gaurdian

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • The centre does not have a bus

  • Click the below link for our current Child Transportation Permission Form
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Forms/FO004_Child_Transportation_Permission_Form_V1_1_-_Reviewed_August_2015.pdf#search=child%20transportation

  • Is the lighting adequate and in good repair? (QA3)

  • - All lights operational
    - Lighting is clean and free of dust build up
    - Lighting is appropriate for the time of day. i.e. dimmed during sleep time, well lit during other times
    - During sleep time, natural light is evident for safety reasons and children who may not be asleep
    - Switches are safe and in good working order
    - All light bulbs must be covered and not exposed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are doors operational and in good repair?

  • - Free from obstructions and slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Handles operational
    - Locks operational, where appropriate
    - Hinges are secure and free-moving
    - Glass panels on doors are free from fingerprints
    - Tracks are clean and free from sand and dirt
    - Tracks slide easily
    - Doors are in general good repair with no chipped painting etc

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the flooring/ground surface appropriate and in good repair?

  • - Free from slip, trip and fall hazards
    - Mats and carpets are clean and in good repair
    - No damage to tiled areas
    - Flooring shows signs of regular cleaning (no build-up of debris in corners etc)
    - Free from items that would obstruct cleaning
    - Vinyl flooring is not lifting
    - Protective surfacing/fall protection in fall areas
    - Free from debris and foreign objects
    - Adequate drainage (no signs of pooling)
    - Needle, broken glass, animal faeces and sharps checks in place, particularly for outdoor flooring/surfaes

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are the windows clean and in good working order? [QA3, R110]

  • - Windows enable adequate ventilation throughout the day [R110]
    - Glass is clean
    - Windows open and close without excessive force
    - Windows are free from stickers, posters and paint
    - Tracks are clean and free from debris
    - Windows under 1m are fitted with safety glass

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Are communication devices in good working order and team members abiding with our Telephone Usage Policy and other related policies?

  • - Operating telephone is accessible to educators at all times (this could be a cordless phone available from another room)
    - Emergency contacts available, including poison hotline, 000
    - Phone cables don't cause a trip or choking hazard
    - Phone located in an area where it can be clearly heard
    - Phone doesn't go unanswered (unless competing priorities warrant it)
    - Any iPads or laptops in the room are in good working order
    - Team complying with Telephone Usage Guidelines
    - Phone is answered within five rings (unless competing priorities don't allow for this), and the phone is answered using the technique provided in the Telephone Usage Policy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click here to access our Information and Communication Systems Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/Information_and_Communication_Systems.pdf

  • Click below link to access our Telephone Usage Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC059%20Telephone%20Usage%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018.pdf

  • Are children appropriately supervised at all times?

  • - Room and furnishings are designed in a way that facilitates the supervision of children at all times while taking into account the need to maintain the dignity and rights of the children
    - Children are not left unsupervised around bathrooms, water or other items that require adult supervision
    - Supervision Policy is adhered to
    - Educators move between areas and effectively communicate with one another
    - Educators are actively involved with children and not distracted
    - Educators are constantly scanning the environment and within visual and hearing lines of sight

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Click the below link to access our Water Safety Guidelines
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC064%20Water%20Safety%20Centre%20Guideline%20V1.1.2018%20April%202018%20review.pdf

  • Click the below link to access our Supervision Policy
    https://g8education.sharepoint.com/library/Policies/PC057%20Supervison%20Centre%20Policy%20V1.2.2018%20May%202018%20review.pdf

  • Are ratio requirements being met?

  • - Ratio control sheet in place and signed
    - Working Directly with Children check completed
    - Nominated supervisor log completed

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

General Business

General Business

  • What is the centres current Wage Hour per Booking (WHPB), written to two decimal places?

  • Are there appropriate wage control measures in place?

  • - Rosters are posted at least two weeks in advance
    - TOIL monitored and all TOIL is taken within one month of accruing
    - Occupancy and Wage Tracker completed daily
    - Staff Schedule updated monthly [R147]
    - Records are maintained in relation to volunteers and students [R149]
    - All rosters are communicated and approved by the Area Manager prior to posting
    - Review agency and casual use is in line with centre needs

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • What is the centres current active debt level?

  • Is the centre current debt below $2000?

  • - Review the top three accounts and assist with training and support
    - Scheduled payments are reviewed and adjusted in Xplor on a daily basis
    - Families in debt are pro-actively managed
    - Families with declined payments are contacted within 24 hours of the declined payment

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • What is the centres current occupancy rate?

  • Is the centre meeting current occupancy budget?

  • - Centre must have occupancy above budgeted occupancy level

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre pro-actively managing their CRM?

  • - Review CRM pipeline for opportunities to promote customer relationships and improve occupancy

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre proactively managing their waitlist?

  • - Centre is communicating regularly with families on the wait list
    - Dates on the waitlist are accurate
    - Ensure tasks are set and information is updated in CRM when family status changes or centre contacts family

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • Is the centre proactively managing their P&L/Budget?

  • - Review the P&L with the Centre Manager and focus on any areas of improvement
    - Occupancy, Childcare Expenses, Wages, Overheads and EBIT are all in line with budget

  • - Include a photo
    - Include detailed information as to why you have selected 'No' (making reference to the criteria that was not met)
    - Include a corrective action that addresses the root cause of the issue

  • What is the centres current discount rate % (taken from the Balanced Scorecard at the time of review)

  • What is the centres current revenue percentage of budget? (taken from the Balanced Scorecard at the time of review)

  • What is the centres current EBIT percentage of budget? (taken from the Balanced Scorecard at the time of review)

  • When is the centres next approxmate A&R due?

Priority Focus Area

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General Feedback

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