Amberley O.S.H.C.

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9.6 Parent and Community Participation

Amberley OSHC values the important role that parents and the community take in the overall development, understanding and awareness of children.  For this reason, Amberley OSHC shall endeavour to encourage parent participation and engage with the local and wider community in mutually beneficial and supportive relationships in an effort to support children’s lifelong learning and recreational enrichment.

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
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and Regulations 2011
  • Family and Child Commission Act 2014
  • NQS Area: 2.2.2; 2.3.3; 4.2.1; 6.1.1,6.1.2; 6.2.1, 6.2.2;  6.3.1, 6.3.3, 6.3.4; 7.1.5; 7.2.1, 7.2.3; 7.3.2, 7.3.4, 7.3.5.
  • Policies:  3.5 – Excursions, 8.5 – Volunteers,  9.3 – Communication with Families, 9.4 – Communication  with Community, 9.8 – Parent Conduct, 10.9 – Risk Management and Compliance,

 Procedures

Parents

Amberley OSHC shall develop and implement strategies and processes that identify:

  • Parent skills and interests suitable to the program;
  • How such parent involvement will support the overall objectives of Amberley OSHC and in particular program delivery; and
  • When such parent skills and interests may be utilized as part of the program throughout the year.

Parents will be encouraged to participate in Amberley OSHC through attendance at management meetings and/or service events.

Community

Amberley OSHC shall develop and implement strategies and processes that identify:

  • Accessible Community Resources;
  • The methods in which such resources can be utilized eg excursions, incursions, support activities etc;
  • How such Community engagement will support the overall objectives of Amberley OSHC and in particular program delivery; and
  • When such Community resources may be able utilized throughout the year.

The Nominated/Certified Supervisor, Management and employees shall identify local and wider community resources, where mutually beneficial and supportive relationships require establishment or enhancement.

Families of Amberley OSHC will be encouraged to suggest suitable and appropriate community venues that may be considered for excursions, incursions etc.

Reviewed 20 April 2015, Updated 12 May 2015


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