A set of policies are principles, rules, and guidelines formulated or adopted by our organization to reach its long-term goals and are published in a booklet or other electronic form that is widely accessible.

Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them. Procedures are the specific methods employed to express policies in action in day-to-day operations of our service. Together, policies and procedures ensure that a point of view held by the governing body of an organization is translated into steps that result in an outcome compatible with that view.

Below is a list of our policies within our organisation. We are always reviewing them and if you are interested in helping us do this you are more than welcome to contact Sarah at the office to register your interest.
1 Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Policy This policy contains information regarding the process where there are activities that require authorisation and describes the methods that need to be used by parents to do so.
2 Additional Needs Policy This policy outlines the steps taken to provide each child regardless of their additional needs and abilities with a supportive and inclusive environment that allows each child to fully participate in their education and care at the service.
3 Administration of Authorised Medication Policy This policy contains information regarding the administration of medication at our service.
4 Animal and Pet Policy This policy describes how our service aims to provide a safe and hygienic environment that minimises the risk of a child being harmed by an animal. We also aim to educate children in the proper care of animals.
5 Bush Fire Policy This policy describes how to keep the children and educator’s safe at all times during a bush fire.
6 Chemical Spills Policy *This policy describes how to clean up a chemical spill should it be spilled in the service.
7 Child Protection Policy This policy contains information for all parties about their roles in child protection and also about signs of abuse and ensures that all requirements of child protection requirements are being met. It also aims to communicate the rights of educators to confidentiality if a complaint against them is made and is found to be unsubstantiated. The service will ensure that all parties affected by this policy are made aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding child protection.
8 Continuity of Education and Care Policy *This policy ensures the continuity of education and care of all children attending the service in the absence of their family members and/or primary carers.
9 Cystic Fibrosis Policy Future Policy: Research required
10 Death of a Child Policy This policy outlines the steps taken in the event of the death of a child whilst at the Service.
11 Educator and Management Policy This policy aims to ensure that positive working relationships are formed between all educators and management. Educators and management will at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and strive to make all interactions positive and compliant with the service’s philosophy.
12 Education, Curriculum and Learning Policy The goal of this policy is to demonstrate how educators aim to create positive learning environments and guide experiences for each child in conjunction with their family.
13 Emergency Management and Evacuation Policy This policy contains information and instructions on what educators and staff must do in the event that the service needs to be evacuated. The aim is to conduct this in a rehearsed, timely, calm and safe manner to secure the safety of each person using the service. The safety and wellbeing of each child, educator and person using the service is paramount above any other consideration in the time of an emergency or evacuation. Any other procedures will be carried out only if it is safe to do so.
14 Emergency Service Contact Policy *This policy describes how to contact emergency services if the centre needs to be evacuated.
15 Enrolment Policy This document outlines the steps that are to be taken when enrolling a child into Snugglepot.
16 Environmental Sustainability Policy The goal of this policy is to demonstrate how the service aims to help children learn about and implement sustainable practices and foster respect and care for the living and non-living environment.
17 Excursion Policy This policy describes the steps that are taken for an excursion to to organised and how they will seek to minimise any risks associated with excursions, and respond promptly and appropriately to any emergency whilst on an excursion. Educators will educate children and families regarding safe road (or other transport) and play practices.
18 Family Law and Access Policy This policy outlines how the service upholds responsibilities and/or obligations in relation to Family Law and access at the service.
19 Fees Policy This policy contains fee information for parents.
20 Food, Nutrition and Beverage Policy This policy aims to promote healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and the wellbeing of all of children, educators and families using procedures and policies. Our service also aims to support and provide adequately for children with food allergies, dietary requirements and restrictions and specific cultural and religious practices.
21 Governance Policy This policy outlines how our service will meet its legal and financial obligations by implementing appropriate governance practices that support our aim to provide high quality child care that meets the objectives and principles of the National Quality Framework, the National Quality Standard and the Early Years Learning Framework.
22 Health, Hygiene and Safe Food Policy This policy covers all aspects of health, hygiene and safe food practices within the service.
23 HIV AIDS Policy This document has been created to demonstrate how the service aims to effectively care for any child that may be infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, AIDS Virus and also minimise the risk of exposure to HIV through effective hygiene practices.
24 Immunisation and Disease Prevention Policy The Immunisation and Disease Policy contains information regarding immunisation and requirements within the service.
25 Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Policy This policy contains guidelines for all educators so that they can effectively respond to and manage accidents, illness and emergencies which occur at the service to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, educators and visitors.
26 Infectious Diseases Policy This document contains information regarding infectious diseases and how the service manages an outbreak.
27 Lockdown Policy *This policy describes how to implement a lockdown within the centre.
28 Medical Conditions Policy This policy contains guidelines so that the service and all educators can effectively respond to and manage medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis at the service to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children, educators and visitors.
29 National Quality Framework Policy Our service participates in the National Quality Framework (NQF). The service aims is to provide the highest quality education and care available across all areas. This policy documents the steps required to do so.
30 Orientation for Children Policy This policy aims to provide children and families with an orientation procedure that allows the family to transition to their child being in care, transition to a new room within the service or transition to school.
31 Parental Interaction and Involvement in the Service Policy This policy encourages communications between family members and the Service which is considered crucial for a child to reach their full development.
32 Photography Policy This policy outlines the rules and regulations with regards to photography of children within the service.
33 Physical Activity Promotion Policy This policy provides children with a physically active program that is developmentally appropriate
34 Physical Environment (Workplace Safety, Learning and Administration) Policy This document contains guidelines which help to provide a physical environment that is safe, appealing, constructive, well-maintained and welcoming to all individuals who use it.
35 Policy and Procedure Review Policy As a part of our commitment to the National Quality Framework (NQF), our service will annually review our policies and procedures to ensure excellence and compliance. This document outlines such practices.
36 Privacy and Confidentiality Policy This policy has been created to address the issues of privacy and confidentiality of children, educators, volunteer workers and parents using the service. It aims to protect the privacy and confidentiality by ensuring that all records and information about individual children, families, educators and management are kept in a secure place.
37 Record Keeping and Retention Policy This policy has been created to ensure that our service maintains appropriate records in line with our regulatory requirements.
38 Relationships with Children Policy This document contains guidelines that the Service uses to ensure that all educators form positive relationships with children that make them feel safe and supported in the Service. Educators will encourage positive relationships between children and their peers as well as with educators and volunteers at the Service.
39 Sand Pit Policy This policy has been created to ensure sand pits are clean and safe for all users.
40 Sleep, Rest, Relaxation and Clothing Policy This policy is based on recommendations from SIDS & Kids. In meeting the service’s duty of care, it is a requirement that all educators implement and adhere to this policy.
41 Social Networking Usage Policy This document describes the steps the service has taken to ensure that our service, children, educators or families are not compromised on any form of social networking or related website.
42 Staffing Arrangements Policy This policy has been created to ensure that our education and care service is at all times compliant in relation to educator/child ratios and qualified educators.
43 Technology Usage Policy This policy covers the usage of technology within the service and outlines the rules which educators must follow with regards to different types of technology within the centre.
44 Tobacco, Drug and Alcohol Policy This policy has been created to ensure children are not subjected to the dangers associated with tobacco, drugs and alcohol and for the service to maintain a healthy and harm free environment where no individual staff member is affected by alcohol or drugs.
45 Transportation Policy The safety of each child and all educators is paramount at all times. The Transportation Policy has been created to ensure the safety of children and accompanying educators who travel on the service’s bus. It also outlines regulations with regards to Proper restraint systems according to current Australian Standards and vehicle maintenance.
46 Unenrolled Children Policy This policy has been created to ensure that educators and the service are only responsible for children who are enrolled at our service to meet our legal requirements and child/staff ratios.
47 Work Health and Safety Policy The work health and safety of all persons within Snugglepot Kindyland Children’s Service is considered to be of the utmost importance. All employers are required under Work Health and Safety Act to accept a duty of care for the health and safety of all people in the workplace. Implementing duty of care requires everyone in the workplace to be aware of potential hazards and take steps to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.
48 Workplace Harassment Prevention Policy *This policy describes what harassment is and how to prevent it.
49 Allergy Aware (Egg & Nut) Policy *This policy describes our service’s commitment to being an egg and nut free centre.

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