Category Archives: OOSH Update

Did you know – Award Fact?

Do you have to pay Higher Duties? According to the Children’s Services Award 2010: Clause 18.1 Higher duties An employee engaged in duties carrying a higher rate than their ordinary classification for two or more consecutive hours within any shift or day will be paid for the time so worked at the higher rate provided that: (a)  the.
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Managing Diabetes in your service

Take a look at a great new webinar resource for families and educators, which is an initiative of Diabetes NSW. This webinar is free and downloadable making it easily accessible for every educator in your service including casual employees If you have a person in your service that is suffering from Diabetes this is essential information.
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EpiPen Recall

We have alerted members earlier this month through socal media and Be Alert of this recall but here is another reminder to check your EpiPens and encourage families to do the same. Alphapharm Pty Ltd, following consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is recalling 4 batches of EpiPen® 300 microgram adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors, used for.
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Notification of changes to your OOSH services

It is also a legal requirement that all (CCB) approved services notify the Federal department of Education of any changes to their service including closing the service, opening hours. Many of these changes require 42 days notice. Service changes changes are referred to as Notifiable Events. Service management can update some Notifiable Events via the Child.
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Medical Communication Checklist

An important objective of the National Quality Framework is to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of all children attending OOSH services. When a child who has a diagnosed health care need, allergy or relevant medical condition is enrolled at an OOSH service additional requirements must be met to ensure that the child’s safety, health.
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2014 Review of National Quality Agenda completed

Change is in the air for OOSH services!

In 2014 there was a review of the National Quality Agenda and a DRIS (Decision Regulation Impact Statement) has been released (13/2/17) detailing variations to the National Quality Framework…. It also details changes specifically related to OOSH DOCUMENTATION In recognition of the challenges of regulation 74 Documenting of child assessments.
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OOSHCAs 2017 – Don’t forget to nominate

Do you know someone who deserves this prestigious award? This unique opportunity only happens every 2 years in conjunction with Network of Community Activities Biennial Conference. The OOSHCAs recognize outstanding achievements in the NSW OOSH Sector and nominations close on 5 March 2017. The winners will receive their OOSHCA at the Biennial Conference dinner an esteemed occasion for.
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