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It’s Bushfire season…

Everyone will be aware of the long hot summer we have been enduring. There have been quite a number of bush fires already. OOSH services should therefore consider their readiness for an emergency, as well as evacuation procedures. The National Law requires early OOSH services to ensure that every reasonable precaution is taken to protect children.
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ECECD – Quality Improvement Plan Template

ECECD has updated its Quality Improvement Plan template to reflect changes to the National Quality Standard that will commence on 1 February 2018. The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations require services to have an up-to-date Quality Improvement Plan (QIP), which is available to families. Quality improvement plans must include a service philosophy, a self-assessment section.
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Updated Guide to NQF Released

In partnerships with all state governments across Australia, ACECQA has published an updated Guide to the National Quality Framework (February 2018), including an option to order printed copies. https://www.acecqa.gov.au/nqf/about/guide The Guide, which was initially released in September 2017 however, required some minor changes to align with the 2018 National Quality Standard. For example, some regulation references needed.
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6 Work Resolutions for 2018

It’s official: it’s 2018. After relaxing holiday break followed by Vacation care for some of you, we are excited at Network to begin another year of working with OOSH services throughout NSW. The beginning of a new year is always a time for reflection, and many of us like to make personal resolutions such as.
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Children’s Voices

How to gather Children’s Interests at your Centre and give them opportunities to have a “Voice” and be heard.

Some ideas
  1. Graffiti Wall - place a large sheet of paper on a wall in a central location with sticky notes and coloured pens. Invite the children to share their ideas, suggestions, questions and concerns. Maybe.
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