An announcement from the Network Board re. Network CEO
Hepatitis A Alert!
The following template may be useful for services to advise parents of the use of frozen berries.
Network responds to Productivity Commission Draft Report – September 2014.
The Australian Government requested a review of Early Childhood Education and care by the Productivity Commission in 2014. Network prepared a response to the draft report released by the Productivity Commission.
Network writes submission to RIS – January 2015
Network has made a submission on the Draft Regulatory Impact Statement For the NQF Review being undertaken by Government.
Network also worked with the NSW Children’s Services Forum on a joint response.
Sun Protection Policy
Network and the NSW Cancer Council have developed a joint policy on sun protection for implementation across NSW in OOSH services which was endorsed in July 2012.
The policy is available for download below along with OSHC Contact Details/Partnership Commitment Form.
As the SunSmart is approved by Network, you can be confident it follow the “My Time Our Place’ philosophy and will help your service comply with key NQF requirements.
Joining SunSmart OSHC is easy and free, complete the OSHC Contact Details/Partnership Commitment form, remembering to have it signed in the appropriate places then along with a copy of the approved Sun Protection Policy (it is important that you don’t make any changes to the approved Sun Protection Policy) email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 02 83023529 or post; SunSmart Program Cancer Council NSW PO Box 572 Kings Cross NSW 1340.
For more information go to www.cancercouncil.com.au/64442/uncategorized/why-become-a-sunsmart-oshc-service or call Kirsten on 02 93341731.
OOSH Action Research – Expressions Of Interest Open
The Australian Government Child Care Flexibility Trials to provide families with access to more flexible child care options that reflect the changing dynamics of the Australian workforce and modern families are about to being in OSHC!
The trial feature OSHC service providers from across Australia will participating in action based research projects, designed to build capacity of their educators and improve the responsiveness of the sector as a whole.
In addition, 12 Community Coordinators will be employed in identified communities to facilitate the availability of out of school hours care and provide a mentoring role to service providers engaged in action research projects.
There will be an Independent evaluation undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies of the project which will be run over 12 months.
This trial represents the Australian Government’s partnership with the National Outside School Hours Services Association (NOSHSA) and seeks to improve access to out of school hours care and to help build a sustainable and responsive OSHC sector.
Network of Community Activities will be managing the project on behalf of NOSHSA and working with our state and territory OSHC peaks including our key partners QCAN, Queensland and Community Child Care, Victoria.