Early years policies

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You can provide comments on these policies by emailing info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au


Educational Program and Practice Policies

Educational Programs(PDF, 445KB)

Excursions(PDF, 342KB)

Sleep, Rest and Relaxation(PDF, 361KB)


Children's Health and Safety Policies

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations(PDF, 266KB)

Assessment of Family Day Care Educators and other adults residing in the Family Day Care Residences(PDF, 243KB)

(PDF, 3MB)Child-Safe-Organisation.pdf(PDF, 3MB)

Delivery of children to, and collection from, education and care service premises(PDF, 370KB)

Emergency Management and Evacuation(PDF, 393KB)

First Aid(PDF, 287KB)

Health, hygiene and safe food practices(PDF, 347KB)

Incident Injury Trauma and Illness(PDF, 576KB)

Infectious Diseases(PDF, 829KB)

Medical Conditions and Medications(PDF, 594KB)

Nappy Changing and Toileting(PDF, 251KB)

Nutrition and Healthy Eating(PDF, 441KB)

Occupational Health and Safety(PDF, 244KB)

Sun Protection(PDF, 433KB)

Supervision of Children(PDF, 314KB)

Tobacco Smoke, Drug and Alcohol Free Environment(PDF, 196KB)

Visitors Register for Family Day Care Residence or In-Venue(PDF, 232KB)

Use of Electronic Devices(PDF, 206KB)

Animals and Domestic Pets(PDF, 271KB)

Bush Kindergarten Play Benefit and Risk(PDF, 359KB)

Bush Kindergarten Delivery and Collection of Children(PDF, 292KB)

Bush Kindergarten Snake Awareness and First Aid(PDF, 379KB)

Bush Kindergarten Protective Clothing(PDF, 207KB)

Bush Kindergarten Management of Dogs(PDF, 235KB)

Bush Kindergarten Identification and Visibility (PDF, 210KB)

Bush-Beach-Kinder-Extreme-Weather(PDF, 302KB)

Bush-Beach-Kinder-Emergency-Evacuation(PDF, 236KB)

Safe Transportation of Children and Road Safety(PDF, 635KB)


Physical Environment Policies

Child Safe Environment(PDF, 300KB)

Family Day Care Equipment(PDF, 250KB)

Family Day Care Glass(PDF, 243KB)

Water Safety(PDF, 323KB)

Sustainability(PDF, 240KB)

Assessment Approval Reassessment of Approved FDC Residences Venues(PDF, 239KB)


Staffing Arrangement Policies

Staff Code of Conduct(PDF, 219KB)

Determining the Responsible Person Present(PDF, 451KB)

Employment of Qualified Staff Ratios, Volunteers and Students(PDF, 359KB)

Engagement or Registration of Family Day Care Educators(PDF, 241KB)

(PDF, 200KB)Family Day Care Educator Professional Development(PDF, 200KB)

Engagement or Registration of Family Day Care Educator Assistant(PDF, 211KB)


Relationships with Children Policies

Interactions with Children and Behaviour Guidance(PDF, 355KB)

School Aged Children Behaviour Guidance(PDF, 425KB)


Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities Policies

Access and Inclusion(PDF, 319KB)

Enrolment and Orientation(PDF, 334KB)

Family Code of Conduct(PDF, 235KB)


Leadership and Service Management Policies

Family Day Care Advertising(PDF, 190KB)

Confidentiality-Information-Sharing-and-Storage-of-Records(PDF, 402KB)

Governance and Management(PDF, 261KB)

Keeping a Register of Family Day Care Educators(PDF, 258KB)

Maternal and Child Health Service Responding to Birth Notification(PDF, 236KB)

Payment of Fees(PDF, 435KB)

Responding to Subpoenas and Witness Summons(PDF, 326KB)

Family Day Care Support Visits by Coordination Unit(PDF, 266KB)


Policies Under Review

The following policies have been reviewed and are open for public comment for 28 days. You can provide comments on these policies by emailing info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au by 6th April 2023.

QA5.1-Interactions-with-Children-Behaviour-Guidance.pdf(PDF, 353KB)

QA5.2-School-Aged-Children-Behaviour-Guidance.pdf(PDF, 422KB)

QA7.8-Payment-of-Fees.pdf(PDF, 465KB)


Council's Early Years Unit is currently reviewing the following policies

QA 4.2  Determining the Responsible Person Present

QA 4.3 Employment of Qualified Staff / Ratios Policy

QA 2.6 First Aid