Policies and procedures
The following policies and procedures are required under the Early Childhood and Care Services National Regulations 2011 (regulation 168).
The department has policies and guidelines that meet the requirements of regulation 168 and that support preschools to develop their own localised procedures. This section outlines the relevant department policies and/or guidelines that relate to each area under regulation 168 and provides links to useful resources and information.
Policies and procedures are required in relation to the following:
The Preschool Handbook (PDF 7.2MB) also provides detailed advice for staff, principals and supervisors to support the management and operation of department preschools and to guide the development of localised procedures.
The preschool notification fact sheet (PDF 117KB) and the preschool notification guidelines (PDF 182.24KB) outline procedures and information requirements for department preschools in the event that a notification must be made to the regulatory authority. Notifications must be made in writing to the regulatory authority following a serious incident, change of circumstances and complaints.