2021 Wheels On The Bus Tour

On the next Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW's Wheels on the Bus Tour (Saturday, 30 October 2021), you will explore three (3) early childhood education and care (ECEC) services that are rated Exceeding.

This is your opportunity to ask questions of the approved provider and their staff and learn from:


  1. Little Academy, Strathfield (Sydney)
  2. Being Early Learning, Pymble (Sydney)
  3. Mi Kids Childcare Centre, Warriewood (Sydney)

You will draw educational inspiration and operational insights from these Exceeding rating services!

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You will also learn about:

  • the realities and challenges of ECEC services (eg labour shortages, regulatory costs, assessment & ratings, childcare oversupply/undersupply, industrial relations, parental demands, educational trends)

  • the architectural and design merits and their rationale (including the local councils' and NSW Department of Education’s DA and Service Approval Process respectively as well as the impact of the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017)

  • the external support available, including third party suppliers

  • the Federal and State Governments’ direction(s) for early childhood education and care (eg the Review of the NQF and various governments’ funding)

  • the national and global trends of ECEC and how they could affect Australian services and educators

Emphasis will be on the National Quality Framework, especially:

  • Quality Area 1 - Education Program and Practice
  • Quality Area 6 - Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
  • Quality Area 7 - Governance and Leadership.

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Wheels On The Bus Tour's Code of Conduct:

 

By invitation of the above three Exceeding rated services, as well as for your safety, a condition of participation will be agreement to a Code of Conduct.

 

The Famous Lunch & Drinks:

 

All tour participants will enjoy lunch at the Terrey Hills Tavern as part of the tour. Drinks will be available from the bar. And the Tavern will enforce their Responsible Services of Alcohol requirements. Please note that menu selection per participant will be made during registration and ticket purchase.


Each Wheels on the Bus tour will:


  • Begin registration at 8.30 am
  • Leave the ACA NSW office in Parramatta by 9.00 am sharp
  • Visit 3x Exceeding rated ECEC services
  • Return to the ACA NSW office by 4.30 pm
  • Refreshments and lunch will be provided

Car Parking at the ACA NSW office (19 Fennell Street, Parramatta):
 

Free off-street car parking at the ACA NSW office's car park is on a first-come-first-served basis. On-street car parking may be subject to the local council's car parking meters.

 

What to bring with you:

 

  • A curious mind
  • A respect for others, especially the services you are visiting and their children
  • A camera
  • A notepad
  • A form of identification (eg driver's licence)
  • Your Service NSW mobile app (for QR code scanning)

COVIDsafe Plan, Cancellation & Refund Policy:


Every ACA NSW Wheels On The Bus Tour has prepared and will operate a COVIDsafe Plan.


If Government COVID restrictions are invoked requiring a reduced capacity, ACA NSW will wherever possible, continue with the event offering places in order of purchase, and if still viable.

 

All registrations not taken up will be offered a full refund or transferred to the next Wheels On The Bus tour.


Participant(s)' requested refunds can only be accepted up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Refund will be less Eventbrite fees.


Certificate of Participation:

Every participant will receive a Certificate of Participation via their registered e-mail address.

 

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