Child Care Northern Beaches Sydney – First Aid course HLTAID004
NORTHERN beaches parents can check on the health and safety standards of childcare centres to find out which ones make the grade.
The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, which assesses childcare services nationwide, has released results for about one fifth of services on the peninsula.
While the majority have yet to be assessed, the ones that have been through the rigorous new benchmarks either meet or exceed the standard, with only a couple of the centres working towards meeting the national standard.
The new standards rank childcare services, which include long day care, outside school hours care, family day care and pre-schools, in seven quality areas education, health and safety, physical environment, staffing, relationships with children, partnerships with families and service management.
Allambie Heights Children’s Centre is meeting five of the seven standards and exceeding two.
Director Jo Owen said she was very pleased and proud of the centre.
“We have a range of equipment that meet the safety standards to cater for children aged two to five years and for all abilities.
“We also have policies in place as well as a maintenance checklist and daily safety checks of the playground.”
Mrs Owen said they followed the Staying Healthy in Childcare recommendations as well as implementing their own policies for managing illnesses.
CHECK IT OUT
Visit acecqa.gov.au and search the national registers for your local centre
Simple Instruction offers the Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004) course that satisfies the ACECQA and TAFE requirements. To book a simple and easy to complete weekend or night first aid or CPR training course at the Dee Why RSL (DY RSL), please make a booking online.