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Centre Policies

Policies & Procedures

All childcare services are required to have a selection of policies and procedures so that children receive high quality education and care whilst attending our Centre.  Our Polices and Procedures provide clear and consist information for families about the expectations, guidelines and information of what to expect from our service.  These Polices also support our educators and provide a foundation for accountability.

Policies and Procedures featured at All Day Long reflect local, national and federal regulations and support best practices which will be seen in our Centre's practices.  A complete version of our Policies care be located within the foyer of the Centre.

  • Acceptance and refusal of Authorisations
  • Administration of First Aid
  • Administration of Medication
  • Child Protection and Risk Management 
  • Code of Conduct
  • Delivery and collection of Children
  • Determining the Responsible Person
  • Education Program
  • Enrolment and orientation 
  • Evacuation and Lockdown
  • Excursion
  • Governance and Management
  • Grievance and Complaint
  • Hand washing 
  • Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness
  • Inclusion
  • Managing Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Conditions
  • Nappy Changing and Toileting
  • Nutrition, food and beverage 
  • Payment of Fees and  Provision of statement 
  • Privacy and Confidentiality 
  • Relationships and interactions
  • Safe environments for children 
  • Sleep and rest 
  • Staffing 
  • Students, Volunteers and visitors
  • Sun Protection  
  • Supervision
  • Sustainability and our impact on the environment 
  • Tobacco, Drug and Alcohol
  • Water safety 

Accident and Incident Policy 

Accidents will often occur to a child dependent on their age and developmental stage.  Our educators are all trained to respond to and hazards, take precautions to minimise risks and to respond accordingly to an accident.

All educators employed at All Day Long, hold qualifications in First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis Management.

In the unfortunate event of a child being involved in an accident/incident we will:

  • Respond immediately to the child and administer any first aid required.  
  • Notify the family of the accident as soon as possible, whilst closely supervising the child for any subsequent side effects or further illness.
  • In the event of a serious accident occurs where a child requires medical treatment, an ambulance will be called and the parent/guardian called immediately.

For further information regarding accidents and incidents please refer to our accident and incident policy and procedure located in the Centre foyer.


Medication Policy 

All Day Long is are that at times children require medication and acknowledges the importance of following the correct procedure in managing medical conditions such as asthma, allergies and diabetes to name a few.

We understand that each condition needs to be managed separately with their own procedure detailed in an individual management plan, risk assessment and in consultation with each child's families.

We acknowledge the importance that some medical conditions such as epilepsy needs to be supported by a medical plan set out by their consultant with the families involvement.

Individual children's plans will be placed in their environment, communal spaces and stored within the child’s file located within the office.

For further information regarding medication please refer to the medication and medical conditions policy within the foyer.


Illness policy 

With children’s immunity defensive still growing and maturing in the first few years coupled with a restrictive exposure to a range of viruses and germs which they may not have had the opportunity to mix with previously, it can result with children being susceptible to illness and infectious diseases.

Please be reassured that this is common for all children starting childcare, and supports your child in growing a strong immunity for future years.

We ask families to support us and the children to play a proactive role in minimizing the spread of illnesses by communicating with educators about any illnesses and adhering to all exclusion periods as outlined in the health and wellbeing regulations 2009.

Please refrain from sending your child to us if;

  • Your child has vomited within a 24 hour period
  • Your child has a fever (temperature) above 38 degrees
  • Your child has had diarrhea within a 24 hour period
  • Conjunctivitis until the discharge has stopped
  • Infections, children can return after completing 24hour on antibiotics 
  • Until cold sores have completely dried up (infected areas)

A copy of the infectious disease exclusion table can be found with the illness policy –located in our foyer.  Alternatively you can find it online;

https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/school-exclusion

For further information regarding illnesses please refer to our full policy located within the foyer 

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