Hazardous Substance Register

Animal and Pets

ANIMALS AND PETS POLICY

Purpose
To ensure health and safety precautions are maintained when children and pets share an environment.

Policy
The Family Day Care Association of Qld Inc. (FDCAQ) recognises the value and importance that keeping pets can bring to an environment and encourages the development of children’s skills in the care of and interaction with animals and Pets.

Procedure
Educators must ensure health and safety precautions are maintained in relation to all animals and pets in their care. In particular:

Relevant Documents
Hygiene Policy
Education and Care Environment Policy
E003 - Environment Audit

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
GR013 - Guidelines, R.S.P.C.A. Australia

Education and Care Environment

EDUCATION AND CARE ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Purpose
Educators, service staff and FDCAQ will work together to ensure children’s environments are safe and purposeful.

Policy
The Family Day Care Association of Qld Inc. (FDCAQ) will ensure all children’s equipment, facilities and environments are safe and in a proper state of repair for children to comfortably explore and learn.

Procedure
Service staff and mentors play an important role in enhancing the educators understanding of child safety needs and educational environments.

Coordinators will:

Educators will:

Outdoor environment

Educators will:

Indoor Environment

Educators will:

Other considerations when planning and providing a safe environment for children in care are clearly documented in the Risk Management Plan document which is an integral part of this policy.

Relevant Documents
Bedding and Rest Policy
Risk Management Policy
Pool and Water Safety Policy
Dangerous Chemicals and Toxic Products Policy
Animals and Pets Policy
E001 - Risk Management Plan
E003 - Care Environment Audit
CR010 - Plants and Fungi Poisonous to People in Queensland
ER011 - Keeping Children Safe (PDF)
HR001 - Keeping Baby Safe- Guide to Nursery Products’

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
GR022 - Staying Healthy - 5th Edition
Playground Safety Resource Kit, Kidsafe Qld
Family Day Care Safety Guidelines, Kidsafe Qld, 2008
ACCC Australian Standards and resource sheets on: Baby Walkers, Blind and Curtain Cords, Bunk Beds;
Children’s portable folding cots, Cot safety, Prams and Strollers, Bean bags, Blind and Curtain Cords, High
Chairs, Trampolines, Safe Furniture, Safe Toys, Exercise Cycles, Treadmills.
Glass Safety in Family Day Care, Family Day Care Australia, 2008
Glass Safety Fact Sheet, Kidsafe Qld