Saltwater Child Care Centre proudly meets the National Quality Standard set out by the Department of Education.

During the period of 1995 – 2011 Saltwater received a High Quality rating issued under the National Childcare Accreditation System. Presently, we are partaking in the National Quality Framework and developing children’s programs based on the Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming. In November 2017, Saltwater participated in our second Assessment and Rating process under the National Quality Framework and received our notice of rating in January 2018.

Rating 2017.PNG

The National Quality Framework aims to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten and outside school hours care. Read more at the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority website

Saltwater provides policies to ensure an ongoing high standard of care and education which are reviewed on a regular basis. All centre policies are displayed in the front foyer for parents to view. Parents are welcome to receive copies of the Centre's policies at any time. A listing of our Centre policies and procedures is written in the Parent Information Handbook as well as the Centre's Parent Information Pamphlet.

On enrolment, parents are provided with some of the most important policies they need to become familiar with ie; Infectious Diseases and Illness Policy, Administration of Medication, Sun Protection, and Guiding children's behaviour Policy.

Saltwater staff and committee of management have endorsed the following policies:

  • Food Safety Policy
  • Birthday Celebrations Policy
  • Anaphylaxis Policy
  • Infectious Diseases and Illness Policy 
  • Immunisation Policy
  • Child Safe Environment Policy
  • Accident / Injury Policy
  • Administration of Medication Policy  
  • Dental Hygiene Policy
  • Hygiene Policy
  • Asthma Policy 
  • Blood Borne Policy
  • Sun Protection Policy 
  • Sleeping and Resting Policy
  • Safe Sleeping Policy 
  • Employee Leave Policy
  • Flexible Working Arrangements Policy
  • Time In Lieu Policy
  • Interactions with Children Policy
  • Water Safety Policy 
  • Code of Conduct Policy
  • Diabetes Policy
  • Governance and Management of the Service Policy
  • Determining Responsible Person Present Policy
  • Participation of Volunteers and Students Policy
  • Acceptance and Refusal Policy
  • Planning for Return to work Policy
  • Staff Review and Development Policy

  • Enrolment Policy
  • Orientation Policy
  • Grievance / Complaints Policy
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Policy
  • Fees Policy
  • Delivery and Collection of Children Policy
  • Parents/Guardians Involvement Policy
  • Inclusion and Equity Policy
  • Anti Bias / Social and Cultural Diversity Policy
  • Guiding Children’s Behaviour Policy
  • Electronic Media Policy
  • Toys from Home Policy
  • Excursions Policy
  • Nutrition and Active Play Policy
  • Children’s Bottle  Policy
  • Nappy Changing and Toileting
  • Clothing Policy  
  • Sustainability Policy
  • Emergency Management and Safety Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Manual Handling Policy 
  • Smoke Free Environment Policy
  • Dangerous Products and Substances Policy
  • Employee Immunisation Policy
  • Employees Clothing Policy
  • Prevention and Management of Harassment and Bullying Policy
  • Employee Counselling and discipline Policy
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy