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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.
- 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 are currently working towards the new National Quality Framework which has replaced the National Childcare Accreditation Council.
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
Childcare Benefit (CCB) and Childcare Rebate (CCR)
Child Care Benefit
Child Care Benefit -CCB – is a payment made by the Commonwealth Government to assist families with the cost of child care. Eligibility for this payment is determined by Centrelink’s Family Assistance Office.
After Centrelink has received and processed your application, The Range Children’s Centre will then be notified of the percentage of fees which must be paid by the parent. Parents can opt to claim their CCB on their daily fees, or make a bulk claim at the end of the financial year. Further information and application forms for CCB are available from your Team Leader.
Child Care Rebate
Child Care Rebate is different to Child Care Benefit. To receive Child Care Rebate you must first claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care and be eligible for that payment (even at the zero rate.) Child Care Benefit is based on your income and is different for everyone.
Child Care Rebate is paid in addition to Child Care Benefit and covers 50 per cent of out-of-pocket child-care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year. If you claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit–approved child care and you and your partner meet the Child Care Rebate “work, training, study test” (or are exempt from it), you may be eligible for Child Care Rebate. For more information, visit Centrelink. If you are eligible for CCR, please provide The Range with your customer reference number (CRN) for each child and preferred rebate method. The parent’s or guardian’s and child’s DOB (Date of Birth) is required for all enrolments. Your CRN is required so that the Range Children’s Centre can provide Centrelink with a statement of usage in order for families to receive the CCR.
Although the forms are available from The Range Children’s Centre at the time of enrollment, the application and renewals for CCB are the SOLE responsibility of the family.