Amberley O.S.H.C.

Children are our future, We are dedicated to their success!

2.1 Respect for Children

Amberley OSHC recognizes and acknowledges that the children, their wellbeing, health and safety are the main focus.  Children are to be treated by educators and other staff members at all times as unique and valued individuals and with respect and dignity.

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
  • ‘My Time, Our Place’ Framework for School Age Care
  • NQS Area: 1.1; 1.2; 2.1.1, 2.1.2; 2.3.4; 4.2.1; 4.3.2; 5; 7.1.1, 7.1.2; 7.2.1, 7.2.3, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 4 – Arrivals and Departures of Children, 2.6 – Behaviour Management and Support, 2.5 – Reporting of Child Abuse, 2.8 – Anti-bullying, 2.9 – Inclusion and Anti-bias, 2.11 – Including Children with Special/Additional Needs, 2.13 – Use of Photographic and Video Images of Children, 2.15 – Children’s Property and Belonging, 3.3 – Educators Practice, 4.9 – Children’s Toileting
  • Amberley OSHC Parent Handbook and Educator Handbook.

Procedures

The children are to be considered and, as far as reasonably possible, actively involved in the ongoing development of:

  • Program and activities
  • Behaviour expectations of Amberley OSHC
  • The physical aesthetic environment of Amberley OSHC
  • Educators & other staff members will:-
  • Foster all children’s self-esteem and confidence, empowering them to make choices and guide their own play;
  • Respect the diversity of all children’s backgrounds and abilities and accommodate the individual needs of each child.
  • Have realistic expectations for each child, taking into account their abilities and interests, valuing their individual capacity to achieve and ensuring they experience pride in their achievements;
  • Promote children’s sense of belonging, connectedness and wellbeing by interacting in a consistently positive and genuinely warm and nurturing manner;
  • Treat all children equitably, respond positively to all children who require their attention and attend to children as a priority.
  • Communicate with children respectfully, taking the time to listen and value what they say.
Reviewed 9 February 2015


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