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National Quality Framework


ACECQA means; Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority

http://www.acecqa.gov.au/, this is the new national governing body that form the framework for overseeing childcare and kindergarten services.

The National Quality Framework comprises Quality Areas, Standards and Elements. There are seven Quality Areas in the National Quality Standard that all services need to meet.

They are:

  • QA1 Educational program and practice
  • QA2 Children’s health and safety
  • QA3 Physical environments
  • QA4 Staff arrangements
  • QA5 Relationships with children
  • QA6 Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
  • QA7 Leadership and service management

The Range achieved high quality in 2010 under the National Childcare Accreditation Council.

We have been through Rating and Assessment in 2014

with a rating of exceeding in all 7 areas.

Quality Assessment Rating 2014



Policies


Policies are available to view at the Centre, just ask at the office and we’ll be happy to show you. These include:

  • Behaviour Guidance Policy
  • Clothing and Comfort policy
  • Sun Protection Policy
  • Smoke Free Policy
  • Rest and Sleep Policy
  • Maintenance of Buildings and Equipment Policy
  • Medication Policy
  • Immunisation and Health Related Exclusion Policy
  • Illness Policy
  • Hygiene Policy
  • Nappy Changing Policy
  • First Aid Policy
  • Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Asthma Management Policy


  • Head Lice Policy
  • Emergency Policy
  • Uniform Policy
  • Expenses Policy
  • Dental Policy
  • Healthy Eating Policy
  • Food Hygiene and Safety Policy
  • Diversity and Equity policy
  • Occupational Health & Safety Policy
  • Dangerous Products Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Role of the Committee of Management Policy
  • Terms of reference: Committee of Management
  • Terms of reference: Policy Sub-Committee
  • Terms of reference: Human Resources Sub-Committee
  • Responsibility and Task Framework


  • Communication Plan
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
  • Supporting Children’s Individual Needs Policy
  • Supervision Policy
  • Employment of Childcare Professionals Policy
  • Planning and Evaluation Policy
  • Routine Policy
  • Biting Policy
  • Long Day-Care Waitlist Priority of Access Policy
  • Excursion Policy
  • Manual Handling Policy
  • Code of conduct
  • Grievance and Complaints Management


Child Care Subsidy CCS


Child Care Subsidy

CCS is the new childcare package. The package will help parents with children aged 0-13 work, train, study and volunteer. The package includes a new child care subsidy, which will replace child care benefit and child care rebate. It will be paid directly to services. Please click on the link below for more information.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Please note:

Although the forms are available from The Range Children’s Centre at the time of enrollment, the application and renewals for CCS are the SOLE responsibility of the family.


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