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Prams and Strollers
Children’s Portable Folding Cots Mandatory Standards Guide
From 1st March, 2009 the Mandatory standard for folding cots was introduced and applies to the supply of new and second hand folding cots. Some of the key requirements of the mandatory standard include no inflatable parts, minimum height measurements that apply to the sides or ends, positions of features that might be used as footholds, mattress requirements, child proof locking mechanisms, and safety markings.
Keeping Baby Safe – A guide to nursery furniture
What are your obligations?
As a Family Day Care service provider your first priority is to provide a Child Safe – Child Friendly environment for all of the children and families who use your service.
NSWFDCA has received written confirmation from the NSW Commission for Children and Young People that Family Day Care Educators do not require a Certificate for Self Employed People. FDC carers continue to be covered by the Working with Children Check and current practices will not change.
Copy of letter from NSW Commission for Children and Young People
Household members and the Working with Children Check
On the 19th February, 2010 new regulations were gazetted that allow Adult Household members over the age of 18 years access to the Working with Children Check. Carer’s family members living in the FDC home over the age of 18 years are required from the 31st March 2010 to undergo the Working with Children Check. Being checked becomes mandatory when:
- you turn 18 while in residence with a carer
- your are 18 years and over and have been living in the carer’s home for 3 months or longer
- you are 18 years and over and have been living in the carer’s home part time over 3 months or longer
- your are a boarder or lodger 18 years and over and have been living in the carer’s home for 3 months or longer
Forms are available for download at check.kids.nsw.gov.au/adult-household-member-consent.php.
For further information visit: www.kids.nsw.gov.au.
Notifications required under Regulations
New forms have been developed by Community Services for Notifications required by Children’s Services Regulation.
- Notification of Person ceasing to be in Control or Management of Licensee – CSDF 10 (clauses 107 and 108)
- Notice of Changes Relating to Children’s Service- CSDF 11 (clauses 106 and 109 to 115)
- Notification of Serious Accident at Children’s Service – CSDF 12 (clause 80)
- Notice of Death of a Child – CSDF 13 (clause 80)
- Notice of Complaint – CSDF 13 and Response to Complaint (clause 88)
These forms can be found at :
Under the terms of the Funding Agreements Service Providers are obligated to notify DEEWR within 48 hours if a serious event occurs. A serious event is a circumstance in which a child requires medical attention or hospitalisation, and/or an incident that draws the attention of the Police, and/or where the child dies during the activity .
Serious Event Reporting Requirements for Service Providers
Please advise DEEWR by telephoning DEEWR on tel: 133397 or directly to Sonja Marte on (02) 9297 9324
Following on from the telephone report an email containing all the relevant details of the “Serious Event” and any followup action is to be forwarded to: NSWHomeBasedCare@deewr.gov.au
A template is available to use to ensure you are meeting the requirements but is not compulsory to use Download template
If you have questions about this obligation contact Sonja Marte on (02) 9297 9324
Department of Education and Communities
Services are also required to complete Notification forms that are available here.