There are a total of 38 policies covering all mandatory and best practice areas related to the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF). These policies have been developed based upon information provided by the national peak body Early Learning Association of Australia (ELAA) to meet legislative, regulatory and funding requirements.

Highmount Preschool values and encourages family input into decision making and strives to draw upon this input to continuously improve the quality of the preschool. We are pleased to invite you to view the preschool’s policies, particularly those that are in draft form and provide any feedback via email highmount.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Hard copies of the policies can be made available upon request.

Further information on the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood and Care (NQF) is also available on the Australian Children’s education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website via www.acecqa.gov.au

For Policy General Definitions, please click here

PolicyMandatory (M) or Best Practice (BP)VersionPolicy Review StatusReview FrequencyDate Last ReviewedDate of Next Review  
Curriculum DevelopmentBest Practice2CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
Acceptance and Refusal of AuthorisationsMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Administration of First AidMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Administration of MedicationBest Practice4CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
AnaphylaxisMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
AsthmaMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-20Feb-20
Child Safe EnvironmentMandatory5CompleteAnnually or as RequiredAug-18Aug-19
Dealing with Infectious DiseasesMandatory4Under ReviewAnnually or as RequiredOct-17Feb-20
Dealing with Medical ConditionsMandatory4CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Delivery and Collection of ChildrenMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
DiabetesMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Emergency and EvacuationMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredAug-18Aug-19
EpilepsyBest Practice3CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
Excursions and Service EventsMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredAug-19Aug-19
Food SafetyBest Practice2CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
HygieneBest Practice2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Incident Injury Trauma and IllnessMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Inclusion and EquityBest Practice3CompleteEvery 2nd YearAug-18Aug-20
Nutrition, Oral Health and Active PlayMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredAug-18Aug-19
Relaxation and SleepMandatory3Under ReviewAnnually or as RequiredOct-17Feb-20
Road Safety and TransportMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Sun ProtectionMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Supervision of ChildrenBest Practice3CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
Water SafetyMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Environmental SustainabilityBest Practice2CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
Occupational Health and SafetyMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Code of ConductMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Determining Responsible PersonMandatory5CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Participation of Volunteers and StudentsMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
StaffingMandatory5CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Interactions with ChildrenMandatory3CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Enrolment and OrientationMandatory3DraftAnnually or as RequiredMar-18Mar-19
Complaints and GrievancesMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Fee PolicyMandatory4CompleteAnnually or as RequiredOct-18Oct-19
Governance and Management of the ServiceMandatory2CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)Best Practice2CompleteEvery 2nd YearOct-17Oct-19
Privacy and ConfidentialityMandatory4CompleteAnnually or as RequiredFeb-19Feb-20