1.0 - Maintain service approval for operating a long day care centre

1.1 - Centre must operate in a way that ensures the safety health and well being of the children being educated and cared for at the service.

1.2 - Has any requests for information by the licensing body been made during the last month?

1.3 A policy of insurance providing required coverage of a minimum of $10m is current?

1.4 - Is the Quality Improvement Plan readily available for inspection by regulatory authority and upon request by families?

1.5 - The centre is entitled to occupy the premises?

1.6 - Are certified supervisors available as per legislation, and records current within staff qualification spreadsheet?

2.0 - Mater Childcare must have a Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy

2.1 - Strategy must be reviewed annually or after an incident that breaches our strategy

2.2 Do all staff have a current blue card on file, that has been certified, copied and forwarded to HR?

2.3 Have all staff who have left the service during the month had a Blue Card ceasing form lodged with HR?

3.0 - Staff Qualifications

3.1 - Are all staff qualifications captured in the qualification spreadsheet that clearly shows the required percentage of educators hold or are actively working towards a diploma level qualification in Childcare or greater?

3.2 - Are all staffs qualifications in First Aid, Anaphylaxis, Asthma and CPR current in relation to requirements or guidelines of National Quality Standards?

3.3 - Are processes being followed that assist with ensuring staff who are studying for required qualification are demonstrating active enrolment?

4.0 - National Quality Standards

4.1 - Are all policies for the service current and within review period?

5.0 - Childcare Management System Approval

5.1 - All children are signed in and out of the centre daily by their parent or guardian?

5.2 All absences of a child are signed for by a parent or guardian?

5.3 All data regarding a child's enrolment bookings and attendance is uploaded weekly?

6.0 Food Safety Plan

6.1 Food safety plan is accredited and audited by external auditor in line with requirements of BCC?

6.2 Weekly food safety audits are conducted by food safety supervisor?

6.3 Monthly audit of food safety plan submitted to Ancillary Operations Manager?

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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.