Producing the Best Possible Policies & Documentation

For 2022, the Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) NSW has updated and expanded its Quickies series of short but to the point presentations that help existing and new providers.

The ACA NSW Quickies are only 2 hours or less and held throughout the year in face-to-face, live webinar and video-on-demand formats. They are for Approved Providers, Owners, Directors and Nominated Supervisors with industry-specific information, advice, tips and even “tricks”.

The topics to be covered in the ACA NSW Quickies – Producing the Best Possible Policies And Documentation are:

  • What do best possible policies and documentation look like?
  • What systems does your service need to adopt to develop best possible policies and documentation?
  • What does an Authorised Officer look for in policies and documentation and why?
  • How does the quality of policies and documentation directly affect outcomes?
  • How do you demonstrate that policies and documentation are embedded in your practices?
  • What are some recommended sources for best possible policies and documentation?

All early childhood education and care services rely on effective policies and documentation to ensure compliance with legislation and regulations, and also importantly to ensure consistent best-practice of educators, teachers and staff when it comes to educational, social and safety outcomes.

Legislation, regulations, and best practices are constantly evolving. This means approved providers and centre directors are faced with the difficult task of keeping pace, especially when policies, documentation, and your embedded practices have a direct impact on the assessment and rating of your services.

This ACA NSW Quickies session is designed for Approved Providers and your staff who want to not only comply with regulatory requirements but exceed them.

Alignment with National Quality Standards:

  • 1.2 – Practice
  • 1.3 – Assessment and Planning
  • 2.1 – Health
  • 2.2 – Safety
  • 3.1 – Design
  • 3.2 – Use
  • 4.1 – Staffing
  • 4.2 – Professionalism
  • 5.1 – Relationship between educators and children
  • 6.1 – Supportive relationships with families
  • 6.2 – Collaborative partnerships
  • 7.1 – Governance
  • 7.2 – Leadership

The 2022 sessions are as follows:

Ticket Prices (not including EventBrite fees):

  • ACA NSW Members: $100 inc GST per person
  • Non-Members: $170 inc GST per person (or $150 inc GST per person for early birds up to 8 weeks prior)

Your Presenters:

Dr Brenda Abbey is a well-known early childhood education and care professional, and an Approved Provider with four services rated Meeting and Exceeding. In over 35 years of experience in the sector, she has operated as a Regulatory Authority Officer and consulted in the development of more than 70 centres. Her assistance is widely sought in all matters to do with compliance, and in optimising and improving the operations and business performance of childcare services. Brenda’s qualifications include Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Master of Education (Educational Administration), Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is also a highly experienced teacher, centre director, author and presenter.

Chiang Lim is the CEO of the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW. He brings over 20 years of professional industry advocacy, organisational and business administrator, political agitator, entrepreneur and solutions seeking. His experiences include not-for-profit industry associations, information technology, telecommunications, defence, national and international standards development, human rights, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), local governments, and early childhood education and care.

Other Benefits:

  • Live and interactive for all participants (face-to-face and on-line)
  • Video recording sent post-session with access to expire 3 months after
  • Handouts distributed before the start of the presentation
  • Certificate of Participation sent post-session (with references to relevant Quality Areas)