Quality Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Standard 4.1 Staffing arrangements - Staffing arrangements enhance children's learning and development.

Case study 1

This inner-city long day care service makes deliberate decisions about the continuity of care for children and families to align with their service philosophy and the Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics. Decisions are also informed by the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child, which state that “all organisations concerned with children should work towards what is best for each child.”

Standard 4.2 Professionalism - Management, educators and staff are collaborative, respectful and ethical.

Case study 1

This before and after school and vacation care service is located in an outer suburb of a major city. The service is operated by an approved provider managing a number of OSHC services. The provider has a strong induction process, which has been key to establishing and sustaining a positive workplace culture in each of their services. This process has also provided strong support to those in designated leadership positions. This includes coordinators, assistant coordinators and educational leaders.