Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.15 Children of Employees

Amberley OSHC strives to provide a supportive environment for all families and children using Amberley OSHC. This is extended to children of employees who attend Amberley OSHC however, Amberley OSHC also acknowledges the complexities that may arise when children of employees are participating in Amberley OSHC’s program and activities. This policy strives to articulate a model for best practice when employees are providing direct care to their own children in the course of their employment within Amberley OSHC.

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
  • Duty of Care
  • NQS Area: 1.1.5; 4.2.1; 5; 7.1.2; 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.4, 7.3.5.
  • Policies: 2.6 – Behaviour Support and Management, 2.7 – Exclusion for Behavioural Reasons, 8.1 – Role and Expectations of Educators,, 8.3 – Recruitment and Employment of Educators, 8.10 – Employee Orientation and Induction.

 Procedures

Children of employees shall be permitted to be enrolled in and attend Amberley OSHC using the priority of access guidelines as defined in this policy and procedure document.

Children of employees must be eligible to attend a school age care program as described by relevant legislative instruments, namely the Education and Care Services National Law 2010 and Regulations 2011.

Employees shall be expected to professionally carry out all duties as expect of them while they are employed in Amberley OSHC regardless of the attendance of their own children.

Children of employees shall be provided with consistent care, consideration and involvement in Amberley OSHC as any other child participating in the program.  The behaviour of children of employees shall be managed as it would any other child participating in the program.

For services located on a school site, if the employee’s child has been excluded from the school, the Nominated/Certified Supervisor will:

  • Contact the school to confirm exclusion;
  • Speak with the Principal to confirm if exclusion applies at the OSHC service;
  • Contact the employee to confirm exclusion from Amberley OSHC (in accordance with Principal’s direction).
Reviewed 13 April 2015


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