Immunisation

Purpose
To provide clear guidelines to ensure that the children who are intending to enroll/ enroll are immunised in accordance with the immunisation schedule of the Department of Health.

Scope
These guidelines will apply to the Approved provider, nominated supervisor, Certified supervisor, educators, staff, students on placement, volunteers, parents, children and others attending the service.

Objectives
To ensure children being educated and cared by the educators under FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, are immunised in accordance with the immunisation schedule of the Department of Health, be safe from being infected through which we can focus on their development. To reinforce the legislation in relation to immunisation requirements for children’s services – NO JAB NO PLAY.

Policy
We at FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, will require an immunisation history statement for enrolment
(if needed contact- Australian Immunisation Register). Children can be refused enrolment or enrolment can be cancelled if these immunisation requirements are not met. If an outbreak occurs, unimmunised children may be excluded from family day care for the period until the situation is back to normal.

Procedure

  • The Approved provider will ensure that the coordinators, nominated supervisors, educators are given proper induction about the requirement of immunisation history/record for enrolling any child or cancelling an enrollment.
  • We ensure the parents/guardians are aware of the requirement of the immunisation history, and produce it for the enrollment.
  • We make sure the education and care is not provided to the children who are not meeting these requirements.
  • The children who are not immunised will be excluded from the family day care until the situation is back to normal or they are immunised

National Quality Framework

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011

National

Quality

Standard

National Quality Standard Elements

Early Years

Learning Frameworks

161-175

4,77, 85-88, 90, 162

2.1,2.3

2.1.1,2.1.4, 2.3.1,2.3.3,2.3.4

1,3

7.3

7.3.1

Related Policies

  • Infectious disease policy
  • Authorisations – Acceptance and Refusal Policy and Procedures
  • Code of Conduct Policy and Procedure
  • Confidentiality Policy and Procedure
  • Engagement or Registration of Family day care Educators and Assistants Policy and Procedures
  • Enrolment and Orientation Policy and Procedures
  • Immunisation and enrollment policy

Related Legislation

  • No Jab No Play (Vic)
  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing Act 2009
  • Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005
  • Health and Safety Act 2004
  • Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)
  • Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 2001
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008
  • Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009

Related sources

  • Guide for Family Day Care Educators
  • DET Emergency Management Guidelines
  • Protecting the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People
  • Children’s Wellbeing Act 2005

REVIEW

POLICY REVIEWED

July 2018

NEXT REVIEW DATE

July 2019

MODIFICATIONS

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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