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National Quality Standard - Quality Areas Home Introducing the National Quality Framework The National Quality Standard National Law and Regulations Assessment and ratings Key changes National Quality Framework Snapshots Information sheets NQF Library NQF video resources National Quality Framework FAQs Working with your Regulatory Authority Qualifications Applications and notifications Assessment and ratings Excellent rating Review of ratings National Registers Educators and Providers Library Educators and Providers FAQs Useful links for Educators & Providers Professional support coordinators contact details Indigenous Professional Support Units contact details Inclusion Support Agencies contact details What's Changed The National Quality Standard The NQF and ACECQA Useful links for Families National Registers Families Library Translated resources NQF video resources Families FAQs Contact your Regulatory Authority Operational Information Authorised officer training National Registers Useful links for Regulatory Authorities Regulatory Authority Library Menus

Child Rights - Welcome Child Protection Protocol ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ​​Protecting children from abuse is a whole of community responsibility. Approved/licensed early childhood services operating under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 or the Children's Services Act 1996 (early childhood services) and Victorian schools play an important role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through their access to information about family functioning and the needs of children.​ Protecting the safety and wellbeing of c​hildren and young people (docx - 4.87mb)​ is a joint protocol between the Department of Health and Human Services Child Protection, Department of Education and Training, early childhood services and Victorian schools. It is a resource to promote and support the safety and wellbeing of all children in early childhood services and schools. The protocol ensures a unified and consistent approach to protect children and young people.

National Law Home Introducing the National Quality Framework The National Quality Standard National Law and Regulations Assessment and ratings Key changes National Quality Framework Snapshots Information sheets NQF Library NQF video resources National Quality Framework FAQs Working with your Regulatory Authority Qualifications Applications and notifications Assessment and ratings Excellent rating Review of ratings National Registers Educators and Providers Library Educators and Providers FAQs Useful links for Educators & Providers Professional support coordinators contact details Indigenous Professional Support Units contact details Inclusion Support Agencies contact details What's Changed The National Quality Standard The NQF and ACECQA Useful links for Families National Registers Families Library Translated resources NQF video resources Families FAQs Contact your Regulatory Authority Operational Information Authorised officer training National Registers Useful links for Regulatory Authorities Regulatory Authority Library Menus

"What's Up, Croc?" Children and young people are often denied their rights. Sometimes we don't know what our rights are and what to do if they are violated. This website is about the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC). CROC is a United Nations (UN) declaration that Australia signed up to in December 1990. It represents a set of rights that nearly every government in the world has agreed that all children are entitled to. To have a look briefly at what CROC covers check out the summary of CROC. If you are a child or young person we want to know what you think. If you work with children in the youth sector this website has something for you as well. Non Government Organisations who work with children and young people in Australia currently have the opportunity to contribute to the NGO report to the UN on whether Australia is meeting its obligations under CROC.

Healthy Eating Advice for Early Childhood Services Page Content Early childhood services can now access practical healthy eating advice from the Victorian Healthy Eating Advisory Service. The Healthy Eating Advisory Service offers telephone and email advice, menu assessments and planning resources, advice on promoting healthier options, information and resources on healthy food and drink options, recipes and training. It also offers workshops for staff including cooks, management, educators and health professionals who work with these services. The service, which is a joint initiative of the Department and the Department of Health, aims to support staff and management to provide healthy food and drinks to give children the best start in life.

Welcome to the REAIE Rights of the Child Posters | About Children's Week | Children's Week WA Children's Week is a time to promote awareness of Children’s Rights as proclaimed in 1954 by the United Nations, and a suite of posters has been developed to celebrate our children. In 2012 Meerilinga were excited to partner with WA artist Kerry Anne Jordinson, to develop the third poster in the series, entitled 'A Child's Right to Speak'. Kerry Anne will again provide artwork for the next poster in the series 'A Child's Right to be Safe'. The new poster will be launched on Wednesday 23rd October 2013, Universal Children's Day at the Children's Week Award Ceremony. To buy one or all of these beautiful laminated A3 posters please visit our shop. For further information contact us via email info@childrensweekwa.org.au or phone 08 9489 4022 or Regional freecall 1800 200 702. Singapore born, UK raised, and now living in Australia, Kerry Anne Jordinson is a self taught artist working successfully across a broad range of media.

Victorian Prevention Strategy 2011-2015 Through the Victorian Healthy Eating Enterprise, the government is undertaking a range of activities to promote healthy lifestyles and tackle obesity in Victoria. This includes the state wide Victorian Healthy Eating Advisory Service (VHEAS), which provides healthy eating advice for early childhood education and care services (ECS), primary and secondary schools, hospitals and workplaces, and the Victorian Prevention and Health Promotion Achievement Program (VPHPAP). Nutrition Australia is leading the delivery of the VHEAS. The service is funded by the State Government of Victoria and the Australian Government and currently includes: menu assessments, the provision of resources, over the phone advice from nutrition experts on providing healthy food and drinks to children and support across early childhood services, primary and secondary schools. A dedicated website is currently under development that will have information on food and drink options and healthy menus. Further information

Home How to Use Positive Parenting Discipline has nothing to do with punishment. Punishment is imposing something unpleasant on a person in response to behavior deemed wrong by the punisher. Discipline comes from the Latin verb to teach or guide, as does the word Disciple. This page gives you ten tips for practicing positive parenting at your house. Here's how to use positive parenting, or Gentle Guidance, to raise an amazing, emotionally intelligent, child. 1. 3. Stoop down to her level and look her in the eye: "You are mad but no biting!" 4. "You’re very very mad and hurt, but we don’t bite. 5. If the parent is not involved in the consequences (for instance, if they don't study and flunk their test, or they don't brush and get a cavity) -- and if you can handle the bad result -- kids can learn a lot from suffering the consequences of their actions. To the degree that Consequences are seen as punishment by kids -- and they almost always are -- they are not as effective as positive discipline to encourage good behavior.

Welcome to OHS in Early Childhood Services | www.ohsinecservices.org.au Interpreting & Translation - Community Relations Commission Language Services unit provides comprehensive interpreting and translation services in 106 languages and dialects, including Auslan. Our services are available to all New South Wales Government departments and agencies, as well as private and commercial organisations, community groups and individuals. Our professional interpreters and translators play a vital role in achieving our mission. The provision of linguistic services through the Commission is part of the New South Wales Government's commitment to ensuring the full, fair and equal participation of all people in programs, services and processes, and enables the New South Wales' Public Service to achieve community participation by breaking down barriers. Interpreting We offer onsite interpreting in a wide range of areas including legal matters, police investigation, community interviews, licence testing, educational and health situations, workshops and seminars, as well as individual or client-group interviews. Translation Translation:

What's Wrong with Timeouts? Parenting "experts" these days are united in their opposition to physical punishment, which research repeatedly shows hinders kids' moral and emotional (and maybe even intellectual) development. (If you have questions about this, please see this article on spanking.) But of course, that leaves the very real question of how parents can guide a two, three or four year old, who may have no interest in following our rules! Most experts advise parents to use Timeouts. But any child can explain to you that timeouts ARE punishment, not any different than when you were made to stand in the corner as a child. And any time you punish a child, you make him feel worse about himself. What’s wrong with Timeouts? On the surface, Timeouts seem sensible. And it’s true that timeouts are infinitely better than hitting -- and also better than yelling. 1. 2. 4. 5. So timeouts, while infinitely better than hitting, are just another version of punishment by banishment and humiliation.

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