Fencing and security

Any outdoor space used by children at a family day care residence or venue must be enclosed by a fence or barrier that is of such a height and design that children of preschool age and under, cannot go through, over or under it.

Family day care educators should ensure that the placement of any outdoor play equipment or permanent structures (such as a shed) in relation to the fence or barrier, nothing that some equipment may provide potential foothold to scale a fence.

Where possible the fence should be designed to allow children to view the outside world. The construction of the fence should be appropriate to any additional safety concerns



July 2019


July 2020


Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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