Audit

Service Overview

Quality Area One: Educational Program and Practice

Law 168
Regulations 73; 74; 75; 76 and 254
Policies: 2.8; 2.11; 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.8; 3.9; 3.10; 3.13; 6.2.
Standards: 1.1; 1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.1.3; 1.1.4; 1.1.5; 1.1.6; 1.2; 1.2.2;
2.1.1; 2.1.2; 2.1.3; 2.2; 2.2.2; 2.3.1; 2.3.2;
3.1; 3.1.1; 3.1.3; 3.2; 3.3
4.1; 4.1.1; 4.2.1
5.1; 5.1.2; 5.1.3; 5.2; 5.2.1; 5.2.4;
6.1; 6.1.1.1; 6.1.2; 6.1.3; 6.2; 6.2.1; 6.3; 6.3.2; 6.3.3
7.1.1; 7.1.2; 7.1.4; 7.2.1; 7.2.3; 7.3.1; 7.3.2; 7.3.4 7.3.5

Information gathered through conversations with Educational Leader

How is your program organised to maximise opportunities for each child's learning to ensure children's interests are the base of the program?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are you and your Educators focused, active and reflective in designing and delivering the program

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are the Principles and Practices from My Time, Our Place reflected in your program?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is reflection on the outcomes undertaken at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is critical reflection on children's learning and development gathered and how is this knowledge used to enhance the program design and delivery?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you communicate the learning outcomes for children to the families at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is information about cultures, community and their families at your Service gathered and used in the program?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families, children and staff told about the routines at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you document each child's program and progress and how do you make it available to families?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

Do you have children with additional needs or requirements at your Service and how/what documentation do you have and how is this shared with your staff?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What is your Service's program cycle and how are your staff educated on this?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area One - Observations of practices in Educational Program and Practices

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Children explore aspects of identity through role play

Children express their opinions and make choices to resolve problems?

Children work collaboratively with others.

Educators and children engaging in activities.

Educators talking to children about concepts such as sharing

Educators encouraging children to make choices and decisions.

Educators extending children's communication by providing opportunities for children to express ideas.

Planning opportunities for children to relax through play and leisure.

Educators making use of spontaneous "teachable moments" to extend children's learning.

Including children's diverse experiences, expectations and skills in the program.

Educators collaborating with children about routines and procedures.

Educators noticing and listening carefully to children's concerns and discussing fair and unfair behaviour.

Notes:

Quality Area Two Children's Health and Safety

Law 174
Regulations: 77; 78; 79; 80; 81; 82; 83; 84; 85; 86; 87; 89; 90; 91; 92; 93; 94; 95; 96; 97; 98; 99; 100; 101; 165; 167; 168; 169.
Standards: 1.1.5;
2.1.1; 2.1.3; 2.1.4; 2.2.1; 2.2.2; 2.3.1; 2.3.2; 2.3.3
3.1.1; 3.1.2; 3.1.3; 3.2.1; 3.3.2
4.1; 4.2.1
5.1.2; 5.1.3
6.1,1; 6.1.3; 6.2.2; 6.3.3
7.1; 7.1.2; 7.2.2; 7.3.1; 7.3.2; 7.3.3; 7.3.5

How is the Service's menu developed and how is it assessed against the relevant dietary guidelines - what is used?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are physical activities incorporated in the program for children at the Service and how/who comes up with these activities?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are staff educated in relation to their roles and responsibilities to child protection and what evidence do you have?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How often are the Service's Policies and Procedures reviewed and how are parents advised of this and what steps does the Service take in relation to this?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is information about a child's individual health requirements communicated to staff at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

Does your Service have individual medical plans and medication authorisation for children requiring medication?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you plan to ensure that all areas are used by children are effectively supervised?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What methods are used at your Service to identify, assess and manage hazards and potential risks for children?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families informed at your Service about local community resources that may assist them with information to support them?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Two- Observations of practices in Children's Health and Safety

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Checking that medication does not exceed its us-by date and is supplied in its original packaging

Medication is stored appropriately

Educators providing a range of active and restful experiences and supporting children to make appropriate decisions regarding participation.

Safe and hygienic storage, handling, preparation and serving of all food and drinks consumed by children.

Educators implementing the Service's health and hygiene procedures consistently.

Educators actively supporting children to learn hygiene practices (hand washing)

Children being provided with food that is consistent with the menu

Educators encouraging each child's level of participation in physical activities according to the child's abilities and level of comfort with the activity.

Children having frequent opportunities to engage in outdoor play.

Indoor and outdoor areas are set up in ways to promote safe physical play and activity for children of different age groups and capabilities.

Children are being supervised in all areas of the service at all times.

Educators consistently doing safety checks and monitoring the maintenance of building, equipment and the general environment.

Where transport is provided, it is suitable and safe for all children.

Emergency procedures displayed prominently throughout the premises.

Educators having ready access to emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

Notes:

Quality Area Three Physical Environment

Law 167
Regulations 25; 103; 104; 105; 106; 107; 108; 109; 110; 111; 113; 114; 115; 116; 117
Policies: 2.2; 2.2a; 3.7; 4.3; 4.4; 6.1; 10,4; 10.4a
Standards:
1.1.5; 1.2.2;
2.1.2; 2.2.2;
3.1.1. 3.1.3; 3.2; 3.2.1; 3.3
6.1.2; 6.1.3; 6.3.3
7.1.1; 7.2.3; 7.3.5

How is the physical environment evaluated to ensure each child's needs, interests and ideas are included?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are children in the Service educated on the environment

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What sustainable practices are embedded in the services practices

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What professionals have you consulted in relation to this - evidence?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are the children involved in experiences that engage them in appropriately sustainability practices at the Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are children educated at the Service to respect their natural environment? Why do they participate in to do this?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

With the set up of the Service environment who was involved in the way in which the Service is currently set up?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What risk assessments have been completed in relation to the physical environment?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is maintenance and safety checks conducted at the Service and how are the staff made aware of these and what documentation is in place?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do staff become educated on strategies for children with additional needs?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families and children engaged with in relation to their views on the selection of materials, equipment and resources at the Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Three- Observations of Physical Environment

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Environment is designed to foster children's learning and development.

Outdoor spaces include plants, trees etc and other elements from nature.

Environments are designed to assist educators to adequately supervise children.

Children have adequate and accessible toilet and hand washing facilities

There is a balance of natural and artificial lighting, good ventilation and fresh air.

Appropriate areas for food preparation and storage

Space available for administration, private conversations and consultation with parents and for staff respite.

Quiet area for children for resting or sleeping

Use of natural light.

Educators are supporting and encouraging children to participate in activities and experiences.

A relaxed and happy environment is maintained by using positive and effective strategies to modify inappropriate noise levels and activities.

Safe shelving and storage areas from which children can access equipment and resources that are age and capability appropriate.

Children engaging in mealtimes and other routine experiences that are pleasant and comfortable occasions with opportunities for relaxed conversations with adults and other children.

Educators plan learning environments with appropriate levels of challenge where children are encouraged to explore, experiment and take appropriate risks in their learning.

Educators demonstrate the potential of resources to children and suggest new and different ways to use them.

Sustainable practices - recycling, use of recycled resources, energy efficiency and water conservation - embedded in daily routines and practices at the service.

Children participating in planned experiences that engage them in appropriate sustainability practices within the service.

Educators sharing information and providing children with access to information about the environment and the impact of human activities on environments.

Educators provide opportunities for children to increase their knowledge and awareness and respect of their environments.

Notes:

Quality Area Four Staffing Arrangements.

Law 169
Regulations 118; 126; 136; 137; 145-152; 243
Policies
4.6a
8.1; 8.2; 8.3; 8.5; 8.9; 8.10; 8.11; 8.13
10.7; 10.9
Standards
1.1.5; 1.1.6; 1.2
2
3
4.1; 4.2; 4.2.1;
5
6.2.1; 6.3.2; 6.3.4;
7.1; 7.1.1; 7.1.2; 7.1.3; 7.1.4; 7.2; 7.2.1; 7.3.1; 7.3.2; 7.3.3; 7.3.5

How do you ensure that the Educator to Child ratio is maintained at all times?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What are the ratios required for School Age Care: Day to day operations: Walking? Bus? Excursion? Swimming?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What is the staff orientation process at the service and how long is it?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are new staff advised of the NQF and NQS?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are new and existing staff advised of any Service operational changes?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How does the Service acknowledge the personal strengths, professional experiences and diversity that each staff member has?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is new information and creative ideas and approaches gathered and shared at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Four - Observing Staffing Arrangements

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Effective communication systems are in place for families?

Educators discussing and reflecting on the needs of particular children and familes?

Educators sharing tasks and responsibilities and offering assistance to each other?

Educators have a positive working relationships?

Educators are assisting new staff members to belong as part of the team?

Orientation process in place at the Service and Educators are aware of this process?

Quality Area Five- Relationships with Children

Regulations 155 and 156
Policies: 3.1; 3.9; 3.10; 3.12
Standards
1; 1.1.1; 1.1.2; 1.1.3; 1.1.4; 1.1.5; 1.1.6;
1.2; 1.2.1; 1.2.2;
2; 2.1.2; 2.1.3; 2.2.2; 2.3.1; 2.3.2; 2.3.4;
3; 3.1.1; 3.1.3; 3.2; 3.3; 3.3.1;
4; 4.1; 4.1.1; 4.2.1;
5; 5.1.2; 5.1.3; 5.2.1; 5.2.2; 5.2.3;
6.1.1; 6.1.2; 6.1.3; 6.2.1; 6.3.1; 6.3.2; 6.3.3; 6.3.4;
7.1.2; 7.1.4; 7.2.1; 7.2.2; 7.2.3; 7.3.1; 7.3.4; 7.3.5

How does your Service establish and maintain positive relationships with children?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is intentionality responded or observed at your Service with children needing assistance?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What is the new family orientation process at your service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are new families advised of the NQS and NQF?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How does your Service commit to protecting and ensuring every child's rights and dignity is maintained?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are your Service's routines and everyday experiences used to support children's learning?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How does your Service ensure some consistency between school and the Service in the approach taken to guide children's behaviour?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do the staff learn about children's shared interests and how do you use this information to plan further learning opportunities?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What collaboration does your Service have with schools, other professionals or support agencies to enable you to work with children who have diagnosed behavioural or social difficulties?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How does the Service support all staff to enhance their skills, and knowledge in relation guiding children's behaviour?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Five - Observations of Relationships with Children.

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Educators initiate conversations with children during meal times?

Children initiate conversations with Educators about their experiences inside and outside of the Service?

Educators respond sensitively and appropriately to all children?

Educators respond to children's requests when asking for assistance as they try new things or challenge themselves?

Educators use techniques such as sign language and other resources and tools to support the inclusion of children with additional needs?

Educators support children in settling into the services each day?

Educators facilitate effective daily communication with families?

Educators acknowledge children's efforts and achievements?

Educators role model for children strategies to initiate interactions and join in play and social experiences with other children?

Educators encourage children to listen to other children's ideas, consider alternative behaviours and solve problems together?

Educators talk with children about the outcomes of their actions, and the rules and reasons for these?

Educators use positive language, gestures, facial expressions and tone of voice when redirecting or discussing children's behaviour with them?

Quality Area Six - Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities

Regulation 157
Policies 2.11; 9.1; 9.2; 9.3; 9.4; 9.5; 9.6; 9.7; 9.9; 10.17
Standards
1.1; 1.1.4; 1.1.5; 1.2;
2.1.1; 2.1.2; 2.14; 2.2; 2.2.1; 2.2.2; 2.3.1; 2.3.2; 2.3.3;
3.3.3; 3.2;
4.1; 4.2.1; 4.2.2; 4.2.3;
5.1; 5.2;
6.1; 6.1.1; 6.1.2; 6.1.3; 6.2; 6.2.1; 6.2.2; 6.3; 6.3.1; 6.3.2; 6.3.3; 6.3.4;
7.1.1; 7.1.2; 7.1.3; 7.1.5; 7.2; 7.2.1; 7.2.3; 7.2; 7.2.1; 7.3.2; 7.3.4; 7.3.5; 7.5.1

How are families advised about the Service's operational changes?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is information gathered from families in relation to their expectations for their child/ren while they are attending your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What methods of communication are used with your families?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are your families provided information about the Community?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is your Service engaged in the wider Community?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What Partnerships do you have established?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What roles do families play in your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you notify families of documentation available at your Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families in your Service able to contribute to curriculum decision making?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families able to contribute to the Service's self-assessment process and the development of the Quality Improvement Plan?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are families abel to contribute to the development and review of the service's philosophy, policies and procedures?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What opportunities are there for your families to have regular opportunities to provide feedback, make suggestions and contribute to curriculum decision making?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What is the procedure at your Service for when children have not arrived at the Service of for the bus?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Six - Observations on Collaborative Partnerships with Family and Community

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Educators sharing information with families and about how their child is settling into the Service?

Enrolment and Orientation process for families is know by all Educators?

Educators create a welcoming environment for all families using service?

Educators communicate respectfully and sensitively with all families?

Educators contribute to plans for children's experiences and the documentation of children's learning?

Current information about the operations of the service displayed on noticeboards, charts or posters?

Newsletters, communication books or other methods of communication with families is present and used?

Educators exchange information daily with families at arrival and departure times about their child's day?

Educators assist families to locate, contact and/or access local community services?

Children are being supported and appropriately supervised when being transported to or from the service by cars, on foot or by bus?

Children with additional needs participating and engaging in group experiences?

Educators working with families, other professionals to ensure the environment and routines are adapted appropriately to facilitate the inclusion of children with additional needs?

Environment reflects the lives of the children and families using the service and the cultural diversity of the broader community?

Notes:

Quality Area Seven - Leadership and Service Management

Law 55; 170; 172; 173; 174; 175
Regulations: 158; 160; 161; 162; 167; 168; 169; 171; 172; 173; 175; 177; 181; 182; 183; 185
Policies
Introduction
1.1; 1.2; 2.2; 2.2a; 2.4; 2.12; 6.1; 7.2; 7.3; 8.1; 10.1; 10.2; 10.4; 10.5; 10.6; 10.10; 10.13; 10.17
Standards
2.3.2
4.2.1;
6.1.1; 6.1.3; 6.2.2;
7.1.1; 7.1.2; 7.3.1; 7.3.2; 7.3.4; 7.3.5

How are stakeholders informed of governance arrangements?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

what is the induction process for new staff at your Service? How long is the Induction?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How is it identified for Educators professional development and what process is undertaken to provide Educators on performance?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How often are performance measures undertaken at the Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you build staff cohesion and pride in the Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How does the Educational Leader promote children's learning and development to families?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How are complaints addressed at the Service?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

What is the Grievance process?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

On what occasions would you need to liaise with the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

Who was involved in developing the Service Philosophy?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How did the service develop their Quality Improvement Plan - who was involved?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence

How do you ensure that the Service is operated in compliance with the National Law, the National Regulations and the National Quality Standard?

Rate the response from 1 to 6
0 - No Comprehension of requirements and additional training required
2 - Some Comprehension of requirements
4 - Good Comprehension and some documentation
6 - Excellent Comprehension of requirements with evidence
Quality Area Seven - Observing Leadership and Service Management

Provide evidence of where the service is meeting or not meeting the statements listed.

Educator rosters identify Responsible Person, Qualifications, Hours to be worked?

Educational Leader promotes children's learning and development to families?

Documentation that provides awareness of Educators knowledge and their understanding of responsibilities under the relevant Child Protection Legislation?

Service's Individual Service Philosophy is in place?

Performance appraisals for all Educators was sighted?

Educators use information about children's learning and development based on reflection and documentation to inform and evaluate programs and to support children in achieving outcomes?

QIP is reviewed regularly - at least annually - has progress dates and notes?

Service has facilities for storage of confidential records?

Staff Meeting minutes process is in place?

Information displayed in designated staff area about operational changes?

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.