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 (Reviewed 2018)

Our Health Charter (Formally adopted 2016)

Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics (Revised 2016)

Area 1: Educational Program & Practice

Curriculum Development Policy   * (Revised 2021 | Subject to review 2023)

Inclusion & Equity Policy   * (Reviewed 2021 | Subject to review 2023)

Area 2: Children's Health and Safety

Acceptance & Refusal of Authorisations Policy * (Under review 2021)

Child Safe Environment Policy   * (Under review 2021)

Delivery and Collection of Children Policy * (Under review 2021)

Emergency Management and Evacuation Policy * (Under review 2021)

Excursions & Service Events Policy * (Under review 2021)

Hygiene Policy (Under revised NQF review)

Nutrition and Active Play Policy  * (Under review 2021)

Relaxation and Sleep Policy  (Under review 2021)

Road Safety and Safe Transport Policy (Under review)

Sun Protection Policy * (Under review 2021)

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Supervision of Children Policy (Under review 2021)

Water Safety Policy * (Under review 2021)

Management of Medical Conditions

Dealing with Medical Conditions Policy * (Under review 2021)

- Anaphylaxis Policy (Source: Education Department)

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

Administration of First Aid Policy (Under review 2021)

Administration of Medication Policy (Under review 2021)

Incident, Injury, Trauma & Illness Policy * (Under review 2021)

Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy * (Under review 2021)

Area 3: Physical Environment

Environmental Sustainability Policy (Under review 2021)

Occupational Health & Safety Policy  * (Under review 2021)

Prevention of and Response to Harassment and Bullying (Adopted Oct 2018 | To be reviewed 2021)

Area 4: Staffing Arrangements

Staffing Policy *  (Under review 2021)

Code of Conduct Policy *  (Under review 2021)

Staff Health & Wellbeing Policy  (Draft)

Determining the Responsible Person Present Policy *  (Under review 2021)

Participation of Volunteers & Students Policy * (Under review 2021)*

Area 5: Relationships with Children

Interactions with Children Policy * (Under review 2021

Area 6: Collaborative Partnerships with Families & Communities

Enrolment & Orientation Policy     * (Revised 2021 | subject to review 2023)

Area 7: Governance and Leadership:

Governance & Management Policy   * (Revised 2020 | subject to review 2022)

Complaints & Grievances Policy * (Revised 2020 | subject to review 2022)

Fees Policy * (Under review 2021)

Privacy & Confidentiality Policy   * (Revised Mar 2019 | subject to review Feb 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