Safety and Quality Practice Program

The Safety and Quality Practice Program (previously known as the Sector Development Program) supports the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector to provide safe and quality education and care. Individual initiatives address challenges facing NSW ECEC services through webinars, guidance material, resources and podcasts.

Supervision and medical management in OSHC

This package of resources, guidance and support is tailored for outside of school hours care (OSHC) services, educators and staff, with a focus on supervision and medical management in an OSHC setting.

Delivered by Gowrie NSW, this package aims to drive quality practices that are in line with the National Quality Standard and Approved Learning Frameworks. Enhancing outcomes for school- aged children through improved knowledge of best practice supervision principles and management of medical conditions within an OSHC setting and their implementation into service delivery and practice.

The package consists of two toolboxes each equipped with multiple resources, recorded webinars and support materials examining policy, procedure and practices associated with supervision and medical management in an OSHC environment.

Family Day Care PD in Your Pocket program

This NSW Family Day Care Association initiative offers recorded webinars, podcasts and resource booklets to support FDC services to improve quality of practice and meet the National Quality Standards.

Webinar topics focus on FDC issues including:

  • Child Safe Standards
  • embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
  • safe transportation
  • safe sleep
  • emergency management.

More information and registration

Visit the NSW Family Day Care Association website.

Early Childhood Inclusive Education webinar series

This series of 7 interactive webinars from Special Teaching and Research (STaR) outlines the delivery of quality educational programs for children with disability and developmental delays. These resources are relevant to all early childhood educators working in preschools, family day care, long day care and outside of school hours care services.

Webinar topics include:

  • inclusion in early childhood services
  • observations and planning for inclusion
  • strategies to support inclusion
  • developing and implementing individual learning plans
  • transition to school for children with disabilities and additional needs.

More information and registration

Visit Inclusive educational programs for children with disability.

Understanding and supporting children’s behaviour

This webinar series and accompanying workbook from Pheonix Support teaches educators about understanding and supporting children’s behaviour in early childhood education and care services.

This course is available to all early childhood educators working in preschools, FDC, long day care and outside of school hours care services.

Webinar topics include:

  • children's emotional development

  • children's brain development

  • connections with children

  • supporting children's behaviour

  • working together with families and communities.

More information and registration

Visit the Phoenix Support website.

IncludED@OSHC

This series of resources and self-paced learning modules were developed with the support of the NSW Government for outside school hours care educators working with children with disability and developmental delays.

Learn about Included@OSHC on the Department’s OSCH Educator website. The modules are featured on the Victorian Government’s website and educators from across Australia are encouraged to access them.

More information and registration

Visit the Victorian Government website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Safety and Quality Practice Program, please email us at ECE.QPRS@det.nsw.edu.au.

Category:

  • Early childhood education

Business Unit:

  • Early Childhood Outcomes
  • NSW ECEC Regulatory Authority
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