Category Archives: OOSH Update

Potential NEW Child Safe Standards

What are the child safe standards? The Royal Commission recommended 10 child safe standards, drawing on its findings and extensive research and consultation about what makes institutions child safe:
  1. Child safety is embedded in institutional leadership, governance and culture
  2. Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
  3. Families and communities are informed and involved
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Supporting children with Medical Conditions (Reg 90 + Reg 92)

It is essential that Educators can effectively respond to and manages medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis at the service to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, staff and visitors. Every service is required by law to have the following documentation in place for Educators to refer to… Read more

Child Protection Training Requirements

Nominated supervisors and responsible persons left in day-to-day charge are required to have completed the child protection courses approved by the NSW Regulatory Authority (s162A Education and Care Services National Law). In-house or non-accredited training is not sufficient. Approved courses:
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCPRT002 -.
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NQS Themes that underpin a rating of Exceeding

The following three themes must be demonstrated in service practice for a standard to be rated as Exceeding NQS: Theme 1: Practice is embedded in service operations This theme means that high quality practice is usual practice & is demonstrated consistently and frequently across the service. All Educators have a clear understanding of each element and how.
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Annual Service Fees Reminder

Annual service Fees are due on June 1st… which is fast approaching. It is important that services ensure these fees are paid on time other wise the service could be operating illegally.  A reminder will be sent to services shortly – so please ensure that the NSW regulatory authority has your most up to date.
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NEW additional information required for Statements

The information provided to families or other users on statements has been substantially streamlined… However, there is one particular addition that service need to note, which is that services have to include the following information: - Daily and weekly totals of the number of hours of care provided during the statement period, including:
  • start and.
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What are written arrangements?

The legislation that covers the CCS discusses a written arrangement between the service (Provider) and the user (Families or other entities) This is essentially a documented agreement. Written arrangements must include the following details:
  • the names and contact details of the parties to the arrangement;
  • the date the arrangement was entered into;
  • the name and.
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Child Care Subsidy Activity Test – encourage families to create a MY GOV account

The activity test is one of the factor determining a families level of subsidy and recognised activities include:
  • paid work, including leave
  • being self employed
  • doing unpaid work in the family business
  • training courses for the purpose of improving the individual's work skills or employment prospects
  • an approved course of education or study
  • volunteering (Being.
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Essential resources to help you transition to the “NEW” CCS (Childcare Subsidy)

The following resource sheets are essential reading for all key staff and management (including members of management, parent management committees. owner operators, P&C committees) overseeing the services transition to CCS
  • PRODA & Key personnel this resource sheet details who in the organisation needs to register for PRODA to access the new Child Care Subsidy System.
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New Course this Term!

Demystifying Reflective Practice Members $125 Non-Members $175
Reflective practice is seen by many as challenging and somewhat tedious - this workshop seeks to take the mystery out of reflective practice and is an introduction to the many different ways reflective practice is undertaken in the OOSH setting.
Some of which you may find surprising and fun!!
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Reg Document Further information