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.Read more
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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.Read more
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.Read more
Many services will be aware of new immunisation requirement, which came into effect from January 2018. These new requirements do not apply to OOSH services. Currently the following children are exempt from the new requirements: Children who are enrolled in formal schooling (for example, attending before and after school care both on school campuses or externally) Service.Read more
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.Read more
Password for the Members-only area will change on Monday 5 February. The new password is currently being sent out with the Member's packs, along with the 2018 Diary..Read more
This Manual provides the policies and procedures for managing and developing Employees. Services need to keep HR policies current and relevant. Order here..Read more
Renewals mailed out in Dec 17. Please contact us if not received. Membership lapses if not renewed by 31/3/18..Read more
The 2018 Diary is free to Network Members and additional copies can be purchased here....Read more
How to gather Children’s Interests at your Centre and give them opportunities to have a “Voice” and be heard.Some ideas
- 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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