Amberley O.S.H.C.

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10.21 Service Closures

Amberley OSHC acknowledges that there may be times when Amberley OSHC is required to close due to planned or unforseen circumstances.  Amberley OSHC recognises that effective communication procedures must be in place to ensure all families are notified if closure of Amberley OSHC is expected.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and Regulations 2011
  • Australian Government Department of Education Children’s Services Handbook
  • NQS Area: 7.3.2, 7.3.5
  • Policies: 3 – Communication with Families, 9.3 – Communication with Community.

Procedures

 Amberley OSHC will operate as per the approved and advertised opening hours for each session of care where Child Care Benefit is claimed unless approval is given by the regulatory authority (Office of Early Childhood Education and Care (OECEC)) and the Australian Government Department of Education.

Amberley OSHC will not close early due to children being collected prior to the approved and advertised closing time, unless prior approval has been granted by the regulatory authority (Office of Early Childhood Education and Care (OECEC)) and the Australian Government Department of Education.

Closure of Amberley OSHC may occur in the following instances:

  • Extreme weather conditions;
  • Emergency situation, such as fire or other external threat;
  • Loss of power and/or water.

Determination for closure will be made in consultation with management and/or other emergency services personnel, if relevant.

In the case of closure of Amberley OSHC, the Nominated/Certified Supervisor  will:

  • Contact families to collect the children from Amberley OSHC;
  • Ensure the safety of all children and educators involved; and
  • Notify the Regulatory Authority via closures.det.qld.au.
Reviewed 27 April 2015, Updated 12 May 2015, Updated 19 June 2017


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