Taking care of our people

Policies relating to child protection, positive guidance, health and safety and employment.

7 Child Protection Policy

Last updated 01/04/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Child Protection Policy Purpose Playcentre Aotearoa is committed to the prevention of child abuse, to the protection of our tamariki, and to supporting an increasing...

7.1.1 Child Protection Procedure Contents

Last updated 01/04/2022
Child Protection Procedure Contents There is a written child protection policy that meets the requirements of the Children Act 2014. The policy contains provisions for the identification and...

7.1.2 Child Protection Procedure

Last updated 01/12/2021
Playcentre Aotearoa’s Child Protection Procedure 1.0 How we keep tamariki safe at Playcentre 1.1 Tamariki are supervised at all times, with a minimum of a 1:5 Adult to Child...

7.2.1 Safety Checking Procedure Contents

Last updated 01/05/2022
Safety Checking Procedure Contents All children’s workers who have access to children are safety checked in accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. Safety checks must be undertaken...

7.2.2 Safety Checking Procedure

Last updated 01/05/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Safety Checking Procedure Children’s Act 2014. Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care Services 2008 (as amended May 2016): GMA7A: All children’s...

7.2.3b Safety Checking Renewal Form

Last updated 01/05/2022
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8 Positive Guidance Policy

Last updated 01/11/2021
Playcentre Aotearoa's Positive Guidance Policy Purpose Playcentre Aotearoa requires all of our people to treat each other, and to expect to be treated, with respect and dignity. For our...

8.1 Positive Guidance Procedure

Last updated 01/11/2021
Playcentre Aotearoa's Positive Guidance Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 43 Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008: C10: The...

9 Health and Safety Policy

Last updated 01/02/2020
Playcentre Aotearoa's Health and Safety Policy Purpose Playcentre Aotearoa is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all our people in our Playcentre community, as far as is...

9.1 Laundering Procedure

Last updated 01/08/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Laundering Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. Regs 46(1)(b) Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care Services 2008 (as amended...

9.1.1 Laundering Sign

Last updated 01/08/2022
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9.2 Nappy Changing and Disposal Procedure

Last updated 01/08/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Changing and Disposal Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. Regs 46(1)(b) Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008...

9.3 Sleeping Children Procedure

Last updated 01/08/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Sleeping Children Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008 (as amended January...

9.3.1 Sleeping Children Sign

Last updated 01/08/2022
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9.3.2 Sleeping Children Check

Last updated 01/08/2022
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9.4 Illness Incident Injury Contents

Last updated 01/09/2022
Education (ECS) Regulations 2008. Regs 46(a), 46(b). Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 Licensing Criteria for Centre based Education and Care Services 2008 (amended May 2016) HS26: All...

9.4.1 Injury Illness and Incident Procedure

Last updated 01/09/2022
Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008. Regs 46(a), 46 (b), 57 Health and Safety at Work Act, 2015 Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care Services 2008 (as...

9.4.1.1 Illness Incident Injury Sign

Last updated 01/09/2022
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9.4.2 Child Washdown Procedure

Last updated 01/09/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Child Washdown Procedure Education (ECS) Regulations 2008. Regs 46 Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008 (as amended May 2016): HS30:...

9.4.3 Sick Child Isolation Procedure

Last updated 01/09/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Sick Child Isolation Procedure Education (ECS) Regulations 2008. Regs 46(a)(b) Licensing Criteria for Centre based Education and Care Services 2008 (amended May 2016)...

9.4.3.1 Sick Child Isolation Sign

Last updated 01/09/2022
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9.4.4 Notifiable Events Sign

Last updated 01/09/2022
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9.4.5 Infectious Diseases Card MOH

Last updated 01/02/2022
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9.5 Medicine Administration Contents

Last updated 01/10/2022
Medicine Administration Contents Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care Services (as amended May 2016), HS28 –...

9.5.1 Medicine Administration Procedure

Last updated 01/10/2022
When administering medicine to any child, ask What type of Medicine is it? Category i A non-prescription preparation (such as arnica cream, antiseptic liquid, insect...

9.6 Hazard and Risk Management Procedure

Last updated 01/10/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa’s Hazard and Risk Management Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008 (Regulations 45 and 46) Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care...

9.7 Excursions Procedure

Last updated 01/07/2019
Playcentre Aotearoa’s Excursions Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 46 (1a), (1b) Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008 HS17:...

9.8 Food Drink Procedure

Last updated 01/07/2019
Playcentre Aotearoa’s Food and Drink Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 46 (1a) Licensing Criteria for Centre-based Education and Care Services 2008: HS19 Food...

9.8.1 Food Record Template

Last updated 01/07/2019
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9.9 Emergency Planning Procedures Contents

Last updated 01/07/2022
Emergency Planning Procedures Contents Emergency Planning Procedures Contents Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 46(1d) Licensing Criteria for Centre Based Education and...

9.9.1 Emergency Planning Procedure

Last updated 01/08/2022
Playcentre Aotearoa's Emergency Planning Procedure Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, 46 (1d) Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire Safety, Evacuation Procedures, and...

9.9.2 Fire and Evacuation Procedure

Last updated 25/03/2022
9.9.2 Fire and Evacuation Procedure Includes Fire Drill Guidelines Evacuations happen for a number of reasons, including in the event of fire. Fire Drills are to be conducted as per the...

9.9.2.1 Fire and Evacuation Sign

Last updated 25/03/2022
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9.9.3 Earthquake Procedure

Last updated 25/03/2022
9.9.3 Earthquake Procedure Including Drill Guidelines An earthquake can strike at any time. It will be sudden and unexpected. It will demand immediate action by people at Centre. Items in...

9.9.3.1 Earthquake Procedure Sign

Last updated 25/03/2022
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9.9.4 Sheltering in Place Procedure

Last updated 25/03/2022
9.9.4 Sheltering in Place Procedure In a number of emergency situations, it can be safer to remain inside a building and not evacuate outside. For example, in storms, floods, high winds, with...

9.9.4.1 Sheltering in Place Sign

Last updated 25/03/2022
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9.9.7 FENZ Fire Evacuation Report

Last updated 25/03/2022
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9.9.8 Emergency Drill Education Guidelines

Last updated 01/07/2022
9.9.8 Emergency Drill Education Guidelines RECOMMENDED RESOURCE Consider using these guidelines to educate both tamariki and adults at Centre prior to any Emergency Drill. Fire Drills –...

9.9.10 Fire Action Sign

Last updated 01/07/2019
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9.9.11 Earthquake Action Sign

Last updated 01/07/2019
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10 Employment Policy

Last updated 01/07/2021
Playcentre Aotearoa's Employment Policy Purpose Playcentre Aotearoa is committed to being a good employer for the benefit of our employees and our Playcentre communities. We will endeavour to...

10.1 Employment Procedure

Last updated 01/07/2021
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