Connecting with Families

Team Resource Kit

Connecting with Families

How do we connect with families to ensure our service, educational program and caregiving meets their needs and provides the best start in life for their child?

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

COVID-19

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information (and misinformation) circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth.

Administration Officer

Sample Job Descriptions

Administration Officer

As an Administrative Officer, you are expected to be an active team member of a team which provides high quality early childhood education and care to children. This includes all matters relating to administrative and financial nature of the service.

Developing a Philosophy

Thinking About

Developing a Philosophy

The philosophy provides a comprehensive statement reflecting long-term considerations, purpose, values, and beliefs of the education and care setting.

Being an Approved Provider

Simple Guides

Being an Approved Provider

This is a simple guide to the role of an Approved Provider under the National Quality Framework (NQF) for NSW services.

Infectious Diseases Sign

Signs

Infectious Diseases Sign

These are sample forms only. Community Early Learning Australia considers these forms to satisfy what is required under the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and has taken all care in compiling this information. 

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

Sample Required Policies

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

Authorisation must be obtained from parent/guardians or authorised nominees in the following circumstances: administering medication to children (regulation 92), children leaving the premises in the care of someone other than their parent (regulation 99) other than the case of emergency, children being taken on excursions (regulation 102)

Animals in the Environment

Sample Optional Policies

Animals in the Environment

Responsible ownership of pets, animals or birds that may reside at the Education and Care Service or visit the premises is vital. Role models of appropriate behaviours with animals and guidance in caring for the needs of animals is beneficial for children. This policy also considers the management of unwanted visitors such as pests and vermin.

Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten Centre Philosophy

Philosophies

Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten Centre Philosophy

At Collaroy Plateau Community Kindergarten, we believe children to be inquisitive, unique individuals, with different interests, backgrounds, needs and strengths who co‚Äźconstruct their own learning within a social context.  

ACECQA Compliance History Statement

Forms

ACECQA Compliance History Statement

This form may assist when determining a person’s suitability to be the nominated supervisor or to be placed in day-to-day charge of a service. Completed forms should be retained and stored.

Broadside - Pulse Check - How members are faring

Broadside

Broadside - Pulse Check - How members are faring

Thanks to CELA members for your strong response to our recent survey. We were thrilled to hear from 168 of you from across the sector.

Issue 132

Rattler

Issue 132

In this edition of Rattler we focus on articles designed to inspire and help you through this uncertain time and into the start of 2021. We begin with our regular spotlight Meet the Member, where preschool director Christine McKnight shares how community, friendship and belonging are helping the fire affected community of Cobargo on their long road to recovery.

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