Quality Area 2 – Children's health and safety
Standard 2.1 Health – Each child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted.
Educators registered with a family day care service in a large local government area are supported to actively promote and support children’s health through the coordination unit. The unit conducts regular assessments of educators’ homes to ensure the health and safety of all children is protected and ensures educators follow current recommended practice and guidelines from recognised authorities.
This long day care service is situated in a regional city. There is considerable variation in the social and economic circumstances of families living in the city. This includes families who may be experiencing disadvantage, as well as families from a range of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Standard 2.2 Safety – Each child is protected.
This preschool / kindergarten service catering for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, is situated in a school setting in a remote location several hours drive from the nearest city. The service is surrounded on three sides by bushland, which poses increased risks during the bushfire season. Additionally, many family members volunteer as firefighters at this time.
This outside school hours care (OSHC) service is situated on the grounds of the local school in a small regional town. Both the service and the school are well known within the community for championing children’s rights. Upholding children’s rights is a critical consideration in the service’s philosophy, which recognises and celebrates children’s competence and capabilities, and welcomes and respects their ideas and opinions.