Early years policies

woman and child

Educational Program and Practice Policies

Educational Programs(PDF, 280KB)

Excursions(PDF, 225KB)

Sleep, Rest and Relaxation(PDF, 247KB)


Children's Health and Safety Policies

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations(PDF, 42KB)

Assessment of Family Day Care Educators and other adults residing in the Family Day Care Residences
(PDF, 164KB)

Child Protection(PDF, 189KB)

Delivery and Collection of Children(PDF, 55KB)

Emergency Management and Evacuation(PDF, 321KB)

First Aid(PDF, 200KB)

Food Safety(PDF, 51KB)

Incident Injury Trauma and Illness(PDF, 355KB)

Infectious Diseases(PDF, 283KB)

Medical Conditions and Medications(PDF, 371KB)

Nappy Changing and Toileting(PDF, 48KB)

Nutrition and Healthy Eating(PDF, 54KB)

Occupational Health and Safety(PDF, 112KB)

Sun Protection(PDF, 55KB)

Supervision of Children(PDF, 217KB)

Tobacco Smoke, Drug and Alcohol Free Environment(PDF, 39KB)

Visitors Register for Family Day Care Residence or In-Venue(PDF, 113KB)

Use of Electronic Devices(PDF, 158KB)

Animals and Domestic Pets(PDF, 736KB)

Bush Kinder - Play Benefit and Risk(PDF, 310KB)

Bush Kinder - Delivery and Collection of Children(PDF, 43KB)

Bush Kinder - Snake Awareness and First Aid(PDF, 203KB)

Bush Kinder - Protective Clothing(PDF, 101KB)

Bush Kinder - Management of Dogs(PDF, 177KB)

Bush Kinder - Identification and Visibility(PDF, 156KB) 

Bush Kinder - Extreme Weather(PDF, 208KB)

Bush Kinder - Emergency Evacuation(PDF, 170KB)


Physical Environment Policies

Child Safe Environment(PDF, 41KB)

Family Day Care Equipment(PDF, 44KB)

Family Day Care Glass(PDF, 56KB) 

Family Day Care Transport/Vehicle Use Authorisation(PDF, 42KB)

Water Safety(PDF, 168KB)

Sustainability(PDF, 606KB)

Assessment Approval and Reassessment of Approved Family Day Care Residences and Venues(PDF, 35KB)


Staffing Arrangement Policies

Code of Conduct(PDF, 49KB)

Determining Responsible Person Present(PDF, 228KB)

Employment of Qualified Staff/Ratios(PDF, 213KB)

Recruitment of Family Day Care Educators(PDF, 158KB)

Family Day Care Educator Professional Development(PDF, 620KB)


Relationships with Children Policies

Interactions with Children and Behaviour Guidance(PDF, 176KB)

School Aged Children Behaviour Guidance(PDF, 167KB)


Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities Policies

Access and Inclusion(PDF, 220KB)

Enrolment(PDF, 143KB)

Orientation of Children & Families(PDF, 50KB)


Leadership and Service Management Policies

Family Day Care Advertising(PDF, 31KB)

Family Complaints(PDF, 91KB)

Confidentiality, Management and Storage of Records(PDF, 233KB)

Quality Framework(PDF, 247KB)

Governance and Management(PDF, 136KB)

Keeping a Register of Family Day Care Educators(PDF, 93KB)

Maternal and Child Health Service Responding to Birth Notification(PDF, 110KB)

Payment of Fees(PDF, 349KB)

Responding to Subpoenas and Witness Summons(PDF, 166KB)

Family Day Care Support Visits by Coordination Unit(PDF, 188KB)


Policies under review

The following policies are open for public comment for 28 days, closing date 17 August 2018.

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

Bush Kinder - Play Benefit and Risk(PDF, 674KB)
Bush Kinder - Identification and Visibility(PDF, 38KB)

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

Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness
Infectious Diseases
Bush Kinder - Extreme Weather
Bush Kinder - Emergency Evacuation
Child Safe Environment
Employment of Qualified Staff/Ratios