Register of FDC Educators

Purpose
To create and maintain a register of Family Day Care educators and assistants in accordance with regulation 153 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.

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

Policy
FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, will ensure that the register is developed and maintained of Family Day Care Educators as per regulation 153.

Procedures

  • The Nominated Supervisor is responsible for recording and updating required information
  • Ensure the register of FDC educators, Co-ordinators and assistants is kept in the principal office of FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, (94 Doveton avenue, Eumemmerring, Vic,3177).
  • Ensure the FDC educators register is accessible to the Certified supervisor, supervisors, any authorised delegates from the regulatory authority.
  • The register will include the following information in relation to each Family Day Care Educator engaged by or registered with FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES.
  • The full name, address and date of birth of the Educator.
  • The contact details of the Educator.
  • The address of the residence or approved Family Day Care venue where the Educator will be providing education and care to children as part of the service, including a statement as to whether it is a residence or a venue.
  • The date that the Educator was engaged by, or registered with, the service.
  • When applicable, the date that the Educator ceased to be engaged by or registered with the service, for the period of three years following that date.
  • The days and hours when the Educator will usually be providing education and care to children as part of the service.
  • Evidence of any relevant qualifications held by the Educator, or if applicable that the Educator is actively working towards that qualification.
  • Evidence that the Educator has completed; current approved first aid training, current approved anaphylaxis management training and current approved emergency asthma management training.
  • Evidence of any other relevant training completed by the Educator.
  • If the Educator will be providing education and care to children in a jurisdiction with a working with children law or a working with vulnerable people law, a record of the identifying number of the check conducted or card issued under that law and the expiry date of that check or card (if applicable).
  • For each child educated and cared for by the Educator as part of the Family Day Care service; the child’s name and date of birth and the days and hours that the Educator usually provides education and care to that child.
  • If the education and care is provided in a residence; the full names and dates of birth of all persons aged 18 years and over who normally reside at the Family Day Care residence, and the full names and dates of birth of all children aged under 18 years who normally reside at the Family Day Care residence.
  • If the educator is a certified supervisor, the number of the supervisor approval and the date it was granted will be documented.
  • A record of the identifying number of the Working with Children Check, Working with Children Card, Working with Vulnerable People Check or Criminal History Record Check or teacher registration of each person referred to in paragraph (xiv) who is required to provide the check, card, record or registration under regulation 163 and the date of expiry of that check, card or registration, if applicable, and:
  • The date that the check, card, record or registration was sighted by the approved provider or Nominated Supervisor of the service.

Educators are responsible:

  • To ensure to give the required information and documents
  • To provide accurate and true and current information

Relevant Legislation:

  • Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011 Regulation 168 (2) (i)
  • Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
  • Australian Government Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations Child Care
  • Services Handbook 2011-2012

References:

  • Education and Care Services National Regulation 2011 Regulation 168 (2) (i)
  • Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010
  • Australian Government Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations Child Care

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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