Audit

Location

Is the premise in an area that we wish to operate services?

At first impressions, is the general appearance of the home appealing for a home based childcare service.

Indoors

PF1. Does the premise support different types of indoor and outdoor activities?

Comment if necessary

PF1. Is there an adequate area available for quiet time?

Comment if necessary

PF1. Is there an adequate area available for physically active play?

Comment if necessary

PF1. Is there an adequate area available for individual and group learning experiences?

Comment if necessary

PF2. Does the design of the premise allow for effective adult supervision so that children's access to indoor and outdoor spaces are not unnecessarily limited.

Comment if necessary

PF3. The premises have NO noticeable defects in building/building codes that do not appear to not conform to the Building Act of 2004.

Comment if necessary

PF4. Is there a variety of equipment and materials available for the learning and play activities for the children?

Comment if necessary

PF5. If infants and toddlers will be attending who do not yet walk. Is there a safe and comfortable area for them to lie, roll, crawl, pull themselves up at the same time as being protected from more mobile children?

Comment if necessary

PF6. Are floor surfaces durable, safe and suitable for children's activities?

Comment if necessary

PF7. Is there an adequate area available for safe storage of children's play equipment, personal belongings, cleaning materials?

Comment if necessary

PF7. Is there an adequate area available for safe storage confidential administrative records?

Comment if necessary

PF8. Are there facilities available for the preparation and clean up of the various activities like painting and art work?

Comment if necessary

PF9. Is there a telephone available for calls to and from the premises?

Comment if necessary

PF10. All areas accessed by the children in the premise have adequate lighting for all activities, adequate ventilation and have a safe means of maintaining the room temperature above 16 degrees Celsius.

Comment if necessary

PF12. Is there an adequate safe and hygienic area available for children to sit and eat?

Comment if necessary

PF13. Is there an adequate hygienic area available for the preparation, storage (Including refrigerated) and serving of food? Surfaces must be impervious to moisture and easily maintained in a hygienic condition?

Comment if necessary

PF13. Is there a means to hygienically wash clothes/materials? Is there a sink connected to hot water supply?

Comment if necessary

PF14. Is there an area (away from food storage and preparation) where a sick child can be temporarily kept away from the others? Can the child lie down comfortably. Can supervision be maintained?

Comment if necessary

PF15. Is there an adequate first Aid kit? Is it easily accessible to the carer but inaccessible to the children?

Comment if necessary

PF16. Is there a toilet and hygienic wash basin and drying facilities for the use of the children?

Comment if necessary

PF17. Is there a safe and hygienic nappy changing facility?

Comment if necessary

PF18. Is there a shower or tub for washing soiled or sick children?

Comment if necessary

PF19. Is there a restful area available for children to sleep at any time they need it?

Comment if necessary

PF20/21. All furniture or items intended for children to use for sleep are of adequate size that allows the child to sleep flat and is designed for their safety. All shared items must be securely covered with or made of non porous material that protects the item from becomming soiled, allows for easy cleaning and does not present a suffocation risk.

Comment if necessary

PF22. Is there clean individual bedding available for each child (blanket sheet, pillow) that will keep them warm during their sleep?

Comment if necessary

Outdoors

PF11. The outdoor activity area is easily accessible and available for the children.

Comment if necessary

PF11. The outdoor activity area is enclosed by structure and / or fences and gates designed to ensure that children cannot leave the premises without the help or knowledge of the educator.

Comment if necessary

PF11. The outdoor activity area is safe, well drained and suitably surfaced for a variety of activities.

Comment if necessary

Record all necessary information below.
Gate

Area where gate needs to be installed?

Opening size?

Take picture of opening.
Area

Unsafe zone/area eg. Road access, spa pool, pool, unfenced area, steep drop, unsafe deck, dangerous animals, dangerous plants or dangerous insects.

What needs to be done to rectify the above mentioned unsafe area.

Take a picture of the hazard.
Equipment needed - Short term

Number of car chairs needed?

Number of sleeper cots needed?

Number of stretchers/mattresses needed?

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