There are a total of 37 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 

 

Quality Area (QA) Policy Mandatory (M) or Best Practice (BP) Version Policy Review Status Review Frequency Date Last Reviewed
1 Curriculum Development Best Practice 2 Complete Every 2nd Year July 2019
1 Inclusion and Equity Best Practice 4 Complete Every 2nd Year Feb 2021
2 Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Administration of First Aid Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required Oct 2021
2 Administration of Medication Best Practice 4 Complete Every 2nd Year July 2019
2 Anaphylaxis Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Asthma Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2019
2 Child Safe Environment Mandatory 5 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
2 Dealing with Infectious Diseases Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
2 Dealing with Medical Conditions Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Delivery and Collection of Children Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required June 2020
2 Diabetes Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2020
2 Emergency and Evacuation Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2020
2 Epilepsy Best Practice 3 Complete Every 2nd Year July 2019
2 Excursions and Service Events Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Food Safety Best Practice 2 Complete Every 2nd Year July 2019
2 Hygiene Best Practice 2 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Incident Injury Trauma and Illness Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
2 Nutrition, Oral Health and Active Play Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required February 2021
2 Relaxation and Sleep Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Road Safety and Transport Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
2 Sun Protection Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required February 2021
2 Supervision of Children Best Practice 3 Complete Every 2nd Year October 2021
2 Water Safety Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
3 Environmental Sustainability Best Practice 2 Complete Every 2nd Year July 2019
3 Occupational Health and Safety Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required February 2021
4 Code of Conduct Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
4 Determining Responsible Person Mandatory 5 Complete Annually or as Required May 2021
4 Participation of Volunteers and Students Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required May 2021
4 Staffing Mandatory 5 Complete Annually or as Required May 2021
5 Interactions with Children Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
6 Enrolment and Orientation – FREE KINDERGARTEN 2021 Mandatory 1 Complete Annually or as Required February 2022
6 Enrolment and Orientation Mandatory 3 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
7 Complaints and Grievances Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
7 Fee Policy – FREE KINDERGARTEN 2021 Mandatory 1 Complete Annually or as Required February 2021
7 Fee Policy Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021
7 Governance and Management of the Service Mandatory 2 Complete Annually or as Required July 2019
7 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Best Practice 3 Complete Every 2nd Year October 2021
7 Privacy and Confidentiality Mandatory 4 Complete Annually or as Required October 2021