Glass Safety

If a glazed area of a family day care residence or venue is accessible to the children, and situated 1 metre or less above the floor level, the following is required

  • Safety glazing, if required by the Building Code of Australia, or
  • Treatment with a product that prevents glass from shattering if broken (such as safety film),or guarding with barriers that prevent a child from hitting or falling against the glass
  • Family day care educators should ensure placing easy-to see stickers at adult and child height on glass panels or doors, and ensure that glass areas are well lit

National Quality Framework

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

National Quality Area

National Quality Standards


30, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109,

110, 116, 117, 169


3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1,


7.2.2, 7.3.1, 7.3.5

Related policies

  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing Act 2009
  • Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005
  • Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1992
  • Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)
  • Public Health and Well Being Act 2008
  • Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 (Cwlth)
  • Information Privacy Act 2000
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Working with Children Act 2005

Related Policies

  • Assessment of Educators, Assistants, and Persons Residing at the Family day care Residence Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Code of Conduct Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Complaints and Grievances Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Emergency and Evacuation Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Engagement or Registration of Family day care Educators Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Mentor, Support and Supervise Educators and Assistants Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Sun Protection Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Visitors to Family day care Residences Policy and Procedures V3.2016
  • Water Safety Policy and Procedures V3.2016



July 2018


July 2019


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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