Policies


"A policy is an agreed set of decisions with a common purpose that provides information about what we do, what we don't do, and in some cases, what we cannot do."
Source: ELAA (formerly KPV) PolicyWorks

At Albert Park Pre-School, our Philosophy is our guide and our Policy Manual outlines what families can expect from us. Our Policies are regularly reviewed and updated in consultation with families and we provide them here below for easy reference.

Our Mission Statement

The Albert Park Pre-School Centre Inc is committed to providing a quality Kindergarten program which meets the needs of our children and their families.

We believe that our Kindergarten is a unique and individual place. We, therefore, deem it important to preserve the individuality of all children both for their own happiness and for what they can contribute to society. 

Our Policy Manual

The Albert Park Pre-School Centre Committee of Management originally adopted a Policy Manual at its AGM held 4 March 1998. All Policies are subject to ongoing review.

Introduction:

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Good Governance

Our Philosophy (Review commenced Oct 2018)

Our Health Charter (Formally adopted 2016)

Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics (Revised 2016)

Our Family Code of Conduct 

Area 1: Educational Program & Practice

Curriculum Development Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Inclusion & Equity Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Area 2: Children's Health and Safety

Acceptance & Refusal of Authorisations Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Child Safe Environment Policy   * (Updated 2018 - To be reviewed June 2020)

Delivery and Collection of Children Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Emergency Management and Evacuation Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Excursions & Service Events Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Hygiene Policy (Under revised NQF review)

Nutrition and Active Play Policy  * (Updated 2018 - To be reviewed June 2020)

Relaxation and Sleep Policy  (Introduced Dec 2017 -To be reviewed June 2019)

Road Safety and Safe Transport Policy (Under review)

Sun Protection Policy * (Updated Oct 2018 - To be revised June 2020)

Supervision of Children Policy (To be reviewed June 2019)

Water Safety Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Management of Medical Conditions

Dealing with Medical Conditions Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

- Anaphylaxis Policy (Source: Education Department)

- Asthma Policy (Source: ELAA in association with Asthma Australia)

Administration of First Aid Policy (To be reviewed June 2019)

Administration of Medication Policy (To be reviewed June 2019)

Incident, Injury, Trauma & Illness Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy * (To be reviewed June 2019)

Area 3: Physical Environment

Environmental Sustainability Policy (To be reviewed May 2020)

Occupational Health & Safety Policy  * (Updated 2018 | To be reviewed June 2020)

Prevention of and Response to Harassment and Bullying (Adopted Oct 2018 | To be reviewed May 2020)

Area 4: Staffing Arrangements

Staffing Policy *  (To be reviewed May 2020)

Code of Conduct Policy *  (To be reviewed May 2020)

Staff Health & Wellbeing Policy  (Draft)

Determining the Responsible Person Present Policy *  (To be reviewed May 2020)

Participation of Volunteers & Students Policy * (To be reviewed May 2020)*

Area 5: Relationships with Children

Interactions with Children Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021

Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families & Communities

Enrolment & Orientation Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021)

Area 7: Governance and Leadership:

Governance & Management Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021)

Complaints & Grievances Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021)

Fees Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021)

Privacy & Confidentiality Policy * (To be reviewed May 2021

Appendix

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 Amended 2017

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 Amended 2017

The National Quality Standard Revised 2017 effective 1 Feb 2018

Our program development is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VEYLDF) as revised in 2016, and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).  An information guide for families regarding EYLF is available for download at the following link:

Information for Families: Belonging Being and Becoming - The EYLF for Australia

School Exclusion Table References the minimum period of exclusion from schools and children's services centres for infectious diseases cases and contacts