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Summative Assessment brings together information on what the child knows, understands and can do. You analyse this information, you tell a story and give an overview of a child's progress so far. This is the basis of summative assessment.

It's important that all Educators currently working in services to take care of their health and safety as well as others including children, parents and visitors. Services must do all that they can to minimise the risk of exposure of COVID-19 as reasonably practicable.

The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) includes Special Circumstances funding to support child care providers experiencing financial viability issues as a result of COVID-19, for example, withdrawals, reduced enrolments or service closures.

The following outlines your workplace entitlements and obligations if you're affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.

Due to the unfortunate incidents of young children being left on buses which tragically resulted in the death of a 3-year-old boy, approved providers are encouraged to review their policies and procedures to ensure the safe transportation of children during excursions, drop off and pickups.

Policies are an important part of an early childhood setting. They are a legal requirement that identifies and minimise risks of various tasks and responsibilities demonstrated by Educators and provide information for families of how situations are handled.

Policy and Procedures are an integral part of the documentation that is required to meet legislative requirements. They prevent uncertainty about how particular situations are handled and support staff to understand their roles and responsibilities.

As we come towards the end of the year, it's time to get ready to store the documents and records that have been made throughout the year, such as incident, injury, illness records, documentation relating to a child etc.. The National Regulations provides details on how long records and documents need to be stored and kept.

While working with children, early childhood educators have an increased risk of contracting a range of vaccine-preventable diseases through their daily interactions with children.

After, making the switch to the new child care subsidy systems, FDC Educators have raised frustration over software issues that have led to delay in pays or incorrect remuneration.

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