To provide clear guideline to the person in charge to ensure to provide support to family day acre educators at all times the service is educating and caring for children, being available includes being available by telephone.
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.
Guidelines to be followed
Prescribed information about the nominated supervisor must be kept in the staff record
The approved provider must notify the regulatory authority if the nominated supervisor for the service changes.
Be available to the family day care educators at all times the service is educating and caring for children.
Purpose of the Role
In the absence of the Approved Provider, the Nominated Supervisor will act as the person with responsibility for the day to day management of the approved service and will ensure
- Ensuring that the service is operated in compliance with the National Law, the National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
- Assisting with communication between the Approved Provider and the regulatory authority.
- Must accept Nominated Supervisors role in writing.
- Range of Responsibilities Include:
- Educational Programs
- Ensure education programs are:
- Based on and delivered in accordance with an approved learning framework.
- Based on the developmental needs, interests and experience of each child.
- Designed to take into account the individual differences of each child.
The name of the nominated supervisor must be displayed in the principal office at any given time as per regulation 173(2)(c)
Person -Day to day in charge
- Responsible for the day to day management of the service; or
- Exercising supervisory and leadership responsibilities for part of the service, or
- In the absence of the Approved Provider and the Nominated Supervisor, the person designated as placed in day-to-day charge of the Education and Care Service will act as the person with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the approved service.
- Ensure that the service is operated in compliance with the National Law, the National Regulations and the National Quality Standard,
The most effective educational leader views their role as collegial and seeks to play an integral role in mentoring, guiding and supporting educators.
As part of continuous improvement, the educational leader should consider what strategies are needed to improve the educational program in the approved service. Strategies might include:
- leading and being part of reflective discussions about practice and implementing the learning framework
- mentoring other educators by leading quality practice
- discussing routines and how to make them more effective learning experiences
- observing children and educator interactions, and making suggestions on how to improve
- interactions and intentional teaching
- talking to parents about the educational program
- working with other early childhood professionals such maternal and child health nurses and early childhood intervention specialists
- considering how the program can be linked to the community by working with other community services and groups such as Aboriginal Elders
- establishing systems across the service to ensure there is continuity of learning when children change room or attend other services, and then in their transition to school
- assisting with documenting children’s learning and how these assessments can inform curriculum decision making. Resources
NEXT REVIEW DATE
Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations