• ATT: CDO Photo evidence is required. Attach an image and add comments and actions by clicking the 'paper clip' icon.

    C.D.O needs to wash hands or use hand Sanitizer before entering and leaving the educators home.

  • What needs to be rectified from last Monthly visit?

Emergency / Fire safety Checklist

  • Mobile phone or Home phone is available?

  • Fire extinguisher, fire blanket displayed and easy reach of the educator, but out of the reach of the children ?

  • Smoke alarm installed and tested regularly?

  • Fire evacuation procedure displayed and so everyone can see ?

  • Are Exit signs displayed ?

  • Fire drill practice is done every 3 months?

  • Enter date of last Fire Drill

  • Whistle is available for Fire practice?

  • First aid kit contains everything required (Make sure Asthma puffer (Blue reliever?) Parent needs to provide epi pen if the child is prescribed with one)?

  • Emergency bag and Emergency contact details displayed or in emergency bag?

  • OH&S Checklist must be done everyday?

  • Curtains, tablecloths and bedding away from heaters?

  • Fans inaccessible to children?

  • Heating and cooling units inaccessible to children?

Audit 2

Room Safety Checklist (Access Rooms, Kitchen and Bathroom)

  • Walk ways and play area are clean and free of hazard?

  • Is there barrier or gates on the steps and stairs?

  • Do all unused PowerPoint’s that children can reach have safety plugs?

  • Are all electrical cords out of sight and reach of children?

  • Are all cabinets locked or is there gate provided?

  • Gloves Provided?

  • There are safety locks on the kitchen cupboards & safety plugs in PowerPoint’s?

  • Are cleaning agents and chemicals inaccessible to children? Higher cabinet and closed?

  • All medication needs to be inaccessible put in container and refrigerator if needed and lock fridge?

  • Is there oven lock to keep oven closed all the time?

  • Microware, Kettles and other electrical Items, Cords are out of reach?

  • Hot water cannot be used without Educator supervision?

  • Hand washing signs displayed in the bathroom?

  • Are all mats on slippery surfaces secure?

  • Paper towel provided and bin available for the children?

  • Is hand wash soap available?

  • Are medicines, poisons and toilet deodorising blocks stored in a locked cupboard out of reach of children?

  • Are razors, scissors and other sharp objects stored out of reach of children?

  • Nappy Change area safe and fully equipped (Australian or NZ standard)?

  • There is a mattress for children under 5-years old?

  • There is a baby cot for children under one year (Australian or NZ standard)?

  • Is the house clean and safe for children?

  • Age appropriate indoor toys and activities are provided and in working condition?

  • Activity Educator is going to provide today?

  • Does the Educator discuss safety issues with children?

  • Glass door and surface are glazed or shatter proof?

  • Hat and sun screen are available?

  • Adequate ventilation/heating (Window open)?

Audit 3


  • All signs are displayed on the wall?

  • Children Portfolio and Daily Curriculum are up to date?

  • Daily Routine is Displayed?

  • CPR chart are displayed?

  • Service Philosophy and Code of Conduct are displayed?

  • First aid are displayed and current?

  • Date of Update:

  • Registration Certificate is displayed and current?

  • Date of Registration:

  • Insurance needs is displayed and current?

  • Date of Insurance:

  • Policy and procedure displayed?

  • Regulation and act displayed?

  • Children enrolment is available?

  • Children’s non-routine and risk assessments/ Permission slip are available?

  • Visitor Book is displayed?

  • Menu is available in program and safety book ?

  • Timesheet is displayed and up to date for that day?

  • Online timesheet is accurate ?

Audit 4

Outdoor Area

  • Is the side of the house clear and safe for an emergency evacuation?

  • Is the play area separated from the drive way by a gate or other form of barriers?

  • There are no rubbish placed on the floor/grass area?

  • Is there a lot of resources provided for the children?

  • Is the swing set or other equipment secure and in good condition?

  • Are the garden shed and garage unable to be entered by children?

  • Animals is not required, if so all pet are immunised and put in cage where children won’t have access?

  • Is there a clearly visible, laminated Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) poster near pool or spa?

  • Five star FDC is allowing swimming pool if it is fenced off and in working condition?

  • All Containers are removed or covered?

  • All fences are in working condition and gate or fences are provided?

  • Plants that are hazardous to children should be removed immediately ?

  • Is there at least 50% of the outdoor area covered with shade?

Car Safety

  • First aid kit available in the car at all times?

  • How often do you service your car?

  • Car are clean and safe?

  • Car seat, boosters and restraints are fitted safe and appropriate to children’s age?

  • Is the motor vehicle registered?

Audit 5

  • Children Present/Activities provided:

  • C.D.O Follow up

  • Evaluate Overall Rating:

    Excellent 9 - 10
    Very Good 8
    Good 6 - 7
    Satisfactory 5
    Unsatisfactory 0 - 4

  • List Additional Observation and evaluate if minor, major critical.


  • Provide details:

  • Evaluate Observation:


  • CDO Signature:

  • Educator Signature:

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