Westgarth Kindergarten's Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Westgarth Kindergarten staff, volunteers, committee and community is committed to the wellbeing and safety of all children

Westgarth Kindergarten

  • has zero tolerance for child abuse
  • will actively work to listen to and empower children
  • has systems to protect children from abuse, will take all allegations and concerns very seriously and responds to them consistently in line with the organisation's policies and procedures
  • is committed to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • to providing a safe environment for children with a disability


CURRENT POLICIES

New legislation governing Education and Care Services in Australia came into effect on 1 January 2012. 

During 2012 the Westgarth Kindergarten Committee of Management endorsed a full suite of new kindergarten policies developed in accordance with the new legislative requirements. Westgarth Kindergarten’s policies have been developed collaboratively with input from staff, parents, committee members and early childhood professionals and are scheduled
for periodic review. The Kinder Policy Manual is available for viewing at the kindergarten at any time.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND PRACTICE
Learning Through Play Policy
Assessment Through Learning Policy

CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

See also 'Hazards, Risks and Dangerous Substances Policy' under Children's Health and Safety.

STAFFING ARRANGEMENTS

Staff Code of Conduct                                                                                                                                  

Employment of Staff and Induction Policy                                                                                                               ProfessionalDevelopment  and Performance Review Policy

Volunteer and Student Participation Policy                                                                                                              Determining the Responsible Person Present Policy

RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN

Interaction with Children Policy

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Family Participation and Communication Policy
Enrolment and Orientation Policy

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT



Refer to the Bush Kinder section for Bush Kinder Polices.