Health and Safety Overview
Designed especially for the Childcare Sector, our childcare health and safety quality improvement plan ensures that your centre is prepared with the appropriate policies and procedures to optimise your communities Health & Safety.
The Help2Group’s Childcare health and safety quality improvement plan optimises your centres overall Health and Safety through an extensive and specialised centre overview which covers areas concerning health and safety related both to National Regulations and the National Quality Framework, as well as state related Work Health and Safety Regulations Acts, and all relevant Codes of Practice for the sector.
Our Childcare health and safety quality improvement plan can be referenced as part of the service QIP (Quality Improvement Plan) as it covers areas from Quality Area 2 (Children's Health and Safety), Quality Area 3 (Physical Environment), and Quality Area 7 (Governance and Leadership).
The Childcare health and safety quality improvement plan is completed onsite at your service’s availability and around your centre’s hours of operation. Once completed, the Help2Group will supply you with a detailed report outlining your centres Health & Safety strength and weaknesses. Also supplied is a proactive action plan for your educator team to implement at your service, as well as templates for relevant missing policies and procedures to help your centre achieve the action plan, where needed.
This service is available across each state in Australia.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Quality Improvement Plan in Childcare?
All approved childcare providers must ensure a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is in place for each service location.
A QIP must:
Include an assessment of the programs and practices at a centre’s service, as compared against the National Quality Standard and National Regulations
Identify areas for improvement
Include a statement about the service’s philosophy.
A Quality Improvement Plan should also document and celebrate your childcare service's strengths.
What is the aim of the QIP?
The aim of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) is to help childcare providers self-assess their performance in delivering quality education and care, and to assist in the planning of future improvements. The QIP also helps Australia’s Childcare Industry regulatory authorities with assessing the quality of each service.
What is the National Quality Standard?
The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a high national benchmark for Australia’s Childcare Industry, with all early learning and outside of school care providers expected to adhere to a strict code of regulatory processes and procedures.
The NQS includes 7 quality areas that are important outcomes for the healthy development and early education of children.
Care providers are regularly assessed and rated by their regulatory authority against the NQS, and given a rating for each of the aforementioned quality areas, with an overall rating based on these results given as a summary of a childcares quality standard.
*The advice provided in the Help2Group’s Frequently Asked Questions is general in nature and may not take into account all local and industry regulatory requirements for child care and early learning health and safety.
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