Amberley O.S.H.C.

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8.19 Staff Handbook

We shall ensure that all staff are made aware of the terms, conditions, acceptable behaviours and routines of Amberley OSHC by providing an Educator Handbook.

Relevant Laws and other Provisions

The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include:

  • Education And Care Services National Law & Regulations 2011
  • Privacy Act 1988 and Regulations 2013
  • National Quality Standard
  • Queensland Work Health & Safety Act 2011
  • Fair Work Australia


An Educator Handbook shall be developed by Amberley OSHC.

The handbook will be updated at least annually or more often if required.

Staff shall be invited to participate in the development and review of the handbook.

Where appropriate, the ideas and suggestions made by staff shall be incorporated in the handbook.

The educator handbook shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following information:

  • About Amberley OSHC
  • Service philosophy statement
  • Our goals
  • Our structure and licensee
  • Key staff expectations
  • The rights of the child
  • Duty of care
  • Code of ethics (team rules)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Accident and incident reports
  • Alcohol, drugs and medication
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Award
  • Behaviour management
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Car parking
  • Child protection
  • Cleaning
  • Communication standards
  • Communication with management (staff meetings)
  • Communication with children
  • Communication with parents
  • Computer and internet use
  • Confidentiality
  • Continuous improvement
  • Dress code
  • Emergencies
  • Enrolment and fees
  • Equipment use and care
  • Footwear
  • Hygiene and cleaning
  • Infectious diseases
  • Intellectual property
  • Leaving employment
  • Lost property
  • Medication
  • Opening and closing of Amberley OSHC
  • Orientation and induction
  • Personal items
  • Probation
  • Professionalism
  • Programming
  • Report writing and record keeping
  • Rosters
  • Smoking
  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.)
  • Staff absences
  • Staff appraisals/evaluations
  • Staff disciplinary process
  • Staff grievances
  • Staff surveys
  • Sunsafe/SunSmart
  • Supervision of children
  • Telephone and private phone (including mobile phone) use
  • Time sheets
  • Training and professional development
  • Workplace health and safety

The educator handbook is a procedural document of Amberley OSHC and forms a part of the conditions of employment.

Breaches of the statements in the educator handbook will subject the staff member to disciplinary action.

The educator handbook applies to all workers at Amberley OSHC, both paid and non-paid.

Reviewed 13 April 2015, Updated 12 May 2015

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