Continuing Improvement

CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT POLICY

Purpose
To encourage ongoing reflection and development of Education and Care practices.

Policy
The Family Day Care Association of Qld Inc (FDCAQ) promotes the ongoing reflection and development of education and care practices by collaborating with and working alongside all stakeholders for the benefit of children attending care and their families.

Procedure
Families will be asked to complete a survey after their initial enrolment into Education and Care, which will seek information about their experience with the Family Day Care service from the initial contact for placement, enrolment and ongoing support.

Relevant Documents
Educator Training and Development Policy Service Participation Policy
E007 - Educator Survey
E008 - Continuous Improvement Plans
E009 - Professional Development Plan
E010 - Annual Review - Up Date of Information Form
F005 - New Family Survey
F012 - Family Survey
S003 - Home Visit Record
SR007 - Advisory Committee Information Sheet

References
GR001 - Education and Care Services National Law 2010
GR002 - Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Act 2011
GR003 - Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
GR006 - The Guide for the National Quality Standards

Play Sessions

PLAY SESSION POLICY

Purpose
To provide stimulating and enriching experiences for children in education and care.

Policy
The Family Day Care Association of Qld Inc. (FDCAQ) recognises the importance of each child’s environment and how they learn and grow in relation to the family, community and wider world and supports this learning by providing opportunities for children to participate in stimulating and enriching Play Sessions.

Procedure
Play Sessions provide an opportunity for Educators and the children in their care to interact with other children, Educators and staff in an informal way and to model and share fun activities, knowledge, skills and experience. All Play Sessions are planned in a way to provide positive, healthy and enjoyable experiences for children. Play sessions reflect the Early Years Learning Framework and My Time our Place.

The aim of Play Sessions is to:

In particular, Educators and staff will consider the following:

Relevant Documents
Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy
Sun Safety Policy
E002 - Emergency Evacuation Drill Form
ST001 - Play Session Plan Template
ST003 - Play Session Evaluation Form
ST002 - Play Session Routine Template
ST004 - Play Session Attendance Record Template

References
GR001 - Education and Care Services National Law 2010
GR002 - Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Act 2011
GR003 - Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011
GR006 - The Guide for the National Quality Standards
Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming
My Time Our Place – School age Framework

Experiences and Interactions for Development of the Whole Child

EXPERIENCES AND INTERACTIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD POLICY

Purpose
To provide a stimulating, safe and caring environment while responding to the individual needs of children in care.

Policy
The Family Day Care Association of Qld Inc (FDCAQ) values and supports the development and growth of each child. We will support Educators to provide an unstructured, flexible, safe and caring family environment that responds to children’s group and individual needs, allowing opportunities for children to be competent and confident learners.

Procedure
An Educational Leader will ensure Educators are able to meet their commitment to our aspiration for children; “Children’s early learning influences their life chances. Wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism
and engagement enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning” Belonging, Being and Becoming.”

The experiences Educators offer are based on the approved learning framework;

The Educational program should contribute to the following outcomes:

Policy:
When planning experiences for children, Educators will consider the following:

When undertaking experiences with children, Educator’s will:

Relevant Documents
Excursions Policy Play Session Policy Positive Behaviour Guidance Policy
Environment & sustainability information paper
E002 - Educator Engagement Assessment
HT001 - Positive Behaviour Guidance Action Plan
ER006 - Move Baby Move series

References
GR001 - Education and Care Services National Law 2010
GR002 - Education and Care Services National Law (Qld) Act 2011
GR003 - Education and care services (National Regulations 2011)
GR006 - The Guide for the National Quality Standards
Early Years Curriculum Guidelines, the State of QLD (2006)
Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework 2009
My Time My Place - Framework for School Age Care in Australia 2009