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Busy Bees at Mirrabooka. (SE-00012477.) Unit 1, 1 Chesterfield Road Mirrabooka.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 10-Aug-20 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service
Outcome
On 11-May-21 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $14000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $1500 towards the Department’s legal costs.
24312/05/2021 2:02 PM
  
Mulberry Tree OSHC - Leederville. (SE-40004372.) Loftus Recreation Centre, 99 Loftus Street Leederville.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 29-Oct-20 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service
Outcome
On 03-May-21 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $15000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $1000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
2425/05/2021 9:07 AM
  
Moolanda After School Care (SE: 00012928) Halidon Street KINGSLEY WA 6026  
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children • Section 174 - notify certain information to Regulatory Authority.

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 6-Jan-21 requiring compliance by 5-Feb-21. Notice required AP to:

Develop and implement processes and practices to ensure compliance with section 174 of the Education and Care Services National Law (Western Australia), especially the prescribed timeframes set out in Regulation 176. 
Review and update the following: Lockdown Policy, Missing child and Risk Assessment Plan to reflect the current terminology and legislation.  
Ensure all educators are trained and competent in any new or updated processes, practices and policies. 



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
24110/02/2021 1:49 PM
  
Child Australia OSHC Lockridge (SE: 00012478) 34 Diana Crescent LOCKRIDGE WA 6054
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children • Section 174 (2)(a) (4) Offence to fail to notify certain information to Regulatory Authority

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 19-Jan-21 requiring compliance by 5-Feb-21. Notice required AP to:

  • Review and update all risk assessments and authorisations for transporting children to and from school and for excursions in accordance with Regulation 100, 101, 102, 102B, 102C and 102D of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012. 
  • Provide training to ensure all staff are competent in the ‘Xplor’ transport system, and any other system used by the service to ensure no enrolled child is left in a vehicle.
  • Develop and implement a monitoring process that ensures all staff are following the transportation procedures.
  • Review processes and procedures to ensure awareness of reporting requirements in accordance with Section 174 of the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 and Regulation 176 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 are met. 



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe (on 27-Jan-21) and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2408/02/2021 10:29 AM
  
Nido Early School Hillarys (SE: 40017626) 2 Banks Avenue  HILLARYS  WA  6025
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 167 – Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 13-Jan-21  requiring compliance by 29-Jan-21. Notice required AP to:

Ensure that adequate shade is provided to all outdoor areas at all times.
Review current processes and procedures relating to all outdoor play areas, with consideration being given to the elevated nature of playground areas, Kidsafe advice and guidelines relating to playground equipment and surfaces, including (but not limited to):
o Playground equipment and surfacing can heat up rapidly and retain heat;
o A temperature scale/guide for educators on what playground equipment temperatures are considered appropriate for use by children;
o Playground equipment can exceed safe temperatures during mild weather;
o Children are at risk of burns even if the exposure to the surface is for a short period;
o Regular re-checking of playground equipment temperature during use;
o Guide/scale for educators to follow on safe playground temperature for use by children.
Provide training to nominated supervisors and all educators on the revised processes, policies and procedures;
Review ‘Providing a child safe environment’ policy with all nominated supervisors and educators to ensure they are aware of their roles and responsibilities relating to ensuring the environment is safe for children at all times by identifying potential hazards in all outdoor environments. 
Re-assess shade requirements of all outdoor areas and increase to ensure appropriate coverage of equipment to cater for varying angles and periods of the day;
Provide evidence of any other changes that have been implemented at the service since the incident that occurred on 16 December 2020.
Implement process and procedure, in the case of a serious incident and/or where a child sustains harm, to ensure CCTV footage is accessed and stored in a manner to be available for viewing by the Regulatory Authority.
Provide training and access to all nominated supervisors and responsible persons in the CCTV process.
 



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2393/02/2021 9:16 AM
  
Bluebird Busselton (SE: 40017666) 15 Albert Street BUSSELTON WA 6280
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children

Compliance Notice (S 177) issued 24-Nov-20 requiring compliance by 18-Dec-20. Notice required AP to:

Develop and implement a detailed transportation procedure that includes but is not limited to: 
- LIsting each task educators are expected to complete when collecting and delivering children to and from the service. That includes school runs and excursions.
- Having a list of names of children and any requirements of those children to be transported in each bus so all educators are aware which children they are collecting.
- Having a process that ensures all children transported on a bus are not left on the bus.
Review and update all risk assessments for transporting children to and from school; to and from home and for excursions in accordance with Regulation 100, 101, 102B and 102C of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012.
Provide training to all educators on the updated transportation procedure and risk assessments.
Develop and implement a monitoring process that on a regular basis identifies any gaps in the newly implemented procedures.
Make all transportation procedures part of the induction process for all new educators including relief educators. 



Outcome
The AP submitted evidence of compliance within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
23811/01/2021 8:39 AM
  
Sparrow Early Learning High Wycombe (SE:00012709) 1 Berle Way HIGH WYCOMBE WA 6057
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 167 – Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 15-Oct-20 requiring compliance by 20-Nov-20. Notice required AP to:

Develop and implement a procedure and strategies to ensure all outdoor equipment, structures and ground cover (i.e synthetic turf), are temperature tested prior to children being able to assess them. This should be conducted at but not limited to, the start of each day, prior to going outside and on a regular basis on sunny days.
Put in place a formal method for documenting when a temperature check is completed.
Update the service’s Sun Safety Procedure, Physical Environment Policy, Supervision Policy, Supervision Plan and the safety checklist which is completed each day.  These must document the educator’s roles and responsibilities regarding testing the outdoor equipment, structures and synthetic turf to ensure they are safe for the children to play on.
Provide training to all educators on the changes to all the policies, procedures, plans and checklists. 



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
23723/11/2020 2:36 PM
  
Gummi Bears Child Care Centre (SE: 00012671) 53 Wilcock Ave BALCATTA WA 6021
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Regulation 155 – Interactions with children

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 22-Oct-20 requiring compliance by 13-Nov-20. Notice required AP to:

Cease the use of the cloth restraints (seatbelts) by all educators and ensure that all furniture and equipment used at the service conforms to Australian Standards. 
Engage an inclusion support agency to discuss the past use of “seatbelts” and to determine alternative strategies.
Provide training to the nominated supervisor and all educators on recommended inclusion support strategies with documentation to be provided identifying the alternative strategies and that all educators attend.
Review, the service’s Interactions with Children Policy so it promotes children’s agency, dignity and rights.
Provide a copy of the Interactions with Children Policy and documentation identifying that the nominated supervisor and all educators declare that they have read and understood the policy.
Provide training to the nominated supervisor and all educators on promoting children’s agency, dignity and rights with documentation to be provided of notes taken during the training and identifying that all educators attended. 
Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
23623/11/2020 2:44 PM
  
4 Big Kids (SE-00012359) North Mandurah Primary School in Park Road Mandurah WA..
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 19-Jun-20 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.
Outcome
On 16-Nov-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $9000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $1000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/reminder-for-childcare-service-providers/
23520/11/2020 8:51 AM
  
North Fremantle School of Early Learning. (SE-40002289.) 101 Stirling Highway North Fremantle
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 167(1) of the National Law on 03-Feb-20 by failing to ensure that every reasonable precaution was taken to protect children being educated and cared for by the service from harm and from any hazard likely to cause injury.
Outcome
On 15 Oct 20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $9,000 for the contravention of section 167(1) and to pay a contribution of $1,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/hot-weather-a-reminder-for-childcare-service-operators/
23422/10/2020 10:24 AM
  
YMCA Carnaby Rise OSHC. (SE-40008191.) Carnaby Rise Primary School, Pomodoro Avenue LANSDALE.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 21-Jan-20 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.
Outcome
On 08-Oct-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $17,000 for the contravention of section and to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/supervision-reminder-for-childcare-service-operators/
23312/10/2020 8:23 AM
  
Nature's Atelier. (SE-40013179) 132 Rendezvous Road Vasse.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 21-Jun-19 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.
Outcome
On 11-Sep-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $12500 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $3500 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at
2327/10/2020 2:26 PM
  
Great Beginnings Byford (SE: 00012658) 38 Larsen Road BYFORD WA 6122
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 165 Offence to inadequately supervise children

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 20-Aug-2020 requiring compliance by 4-Sept-20. Notice required AP to:

Review the service Supervision Procedures and amend accordingly, to ensure children are adequately supervised and accounted for at all times. This may include implementing frequent head counts and developing a handover procedure for educators, that requires educators to keep an accurate record of child numbers and other relevant information to be passed on to an educator who is relieving in a room.
Review the service Supervision Policy with all educators, including the nominated supervisor, to ensure they are aware of their individual roles and responsibilities relating to providing adequate supervision.
Implement strategies to ensure that children do not have access to the laundry area.
Provide training to all educators at the service on Supervision including the service’s new or reviewed policies and procedures mentioned above, to ensure that all educators are fully aware of the service supervision requirements. 



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2319/09/2020 8:45 AM
  
Nido Early School QV1. (SE-40012790.) QV Building - UpperLevel East, 250 St Georges Terrace Perth.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 167(1) of the National Law on 02-Dec-19 by failing to ensure that every reasonable precaution was taken to protect children being educated and cared for by the service from harm and from any hazard likely to cause injury.
Outcome
On 07-Sept-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $15,000 for the contravention of section 167(1) and to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/another-hot-weather-incident-reminder-for-childcare-service-operators/
2308/09/2020 1:20 PM
  
Freo Kids Early Learning Port Coogee (SE: 40017214) 53 Pantheon Avenue, NORTH COOGEE WA 6163
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 167- Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 1-Aug-20, requiring compliance by 17-Aug-20. The notice required AP to do the following:

 ensure that the Arbour Domes in the outdoor spaces and any other high-risk playground equipment and/or resources are used in line with manufacturers intended purpose, and where the usage is changed, additional strategies and processes are implemented to ensure that all children are protected from harm or hazards.  
develop procedures for all staff working directly with children to identify hazards and minimise risks to children and ensure that staff are trained in these new procedures



Outcome
The AP submitted evidence within the timeframe, however, the evidence provided did not fully satisfy the requirements of the Compliance Notice. Further information was requested. The AP submitted the required evidence and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2294/09/2020 9:50 AM
  
Mosaic Early Learning Centre (SE- 00014316) 2 Lawler Street, South Perth
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: • Section 167 - Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazards • Regulation 79 - Service providing food and beverages • Regulation 80- Weekly menu • Regulation 87- Incident, injury, trauma and illness record • Regulation 151 - Record of educators working directly with children • Regulation 170- Policies and procedures must be followed

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 23 July 2020 requiring compliance by 20 August 2020. Notice required AP to:

Develop and implement processes and practices to ensure the risk of food allergen exposure in meals provided to enrolled children by the service is minimised.  This process must clearly identify all staff members responsibilities including communication between staff, when serving food to children with known dietary requirements.
Develop and implement a risk minimisation plan and communication plan for each child enrolled in the service who is diagnosed with a medical condition requiring a medical action plan. This must be in accordance with Regulation 90 of the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 (the Regulations).
Supply an incident, injury, trauma and illness record, as per the requirements of Regulation 87 of the Regulations in relation to an incident on 6 July 2020 whereby a child was served food containing a known allergen.
Provide evidence that all staff members, including the nominated supervisor, are aware of incident reporting processes. This includes the completion of an incident, injury, trauma and illness record, as per the requirements of Regulation 87 of the Regulations, in the event of an incident, injury, trauma or illness. 
Provide evidence that all staff members, including the nominated supervisor, are aware of their responsibilities in notifying serious incidents to the regulatory authority as per Section 174(2) of the National Law. 
Provide evidence that a record of educators working directly with children is developed and implemented in accordance with Regulation 151 of the Regulations. This must accurately record the hours that each educator works directly with children being educated and cared for by the service, including the times of their breaks. 
Provide evidence that a process or procedure is in place to ensure that the weekly menu is planned having regard to children’s dietary requirement and the displayed menu accurately describes the food and beverages to be provided by the service each day. The evidence must identify a process for updating the menu in the event of changes to the pre-planned menu. 
Provide training to all staff members, including the cook and the nominated supervisor, on the above implemented policies, processes, procedures and practices.



Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2281/09/2020 3:05 PM
  
Success Early Learning. (SE-40013314) Unit 10, 660 Beeliar Drive Success
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 167(1) of the National Law on 02-Dec-19 by failing to ensure that every reasonable precaution was taken to protect children being educated and cared for by the service from harm and from any hazard likely to cause injury.
Outcome
On 26-Aug-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $14,500 for the contravention of section 167(1) and to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See media statement at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/media-statement-hot-weather-a-reminder-for-childcare-service-operators/
22727/08/2020 1:33 PM
  
Bicton OSHClub. (SE-00012408.) View Terrace Bicton WA
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 8-Feb-19 and also on 13-Feb-20 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.
Outcome
On 19-May-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $18,000 for the two contraventions of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $3,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See Chief Executive Officer, Department of Communities -and- OSHClub Pty Ltd T/As Treendale OSHClub [2019] WASAT 101 for reasons for higher penalty for subsequent contravention. See also https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/media-statement-industry-warned-on-securing-premises/
22621/08/2020 11:29 AM
  
Treendale OSHClub. (SE-40001453.) Cnr Opal Drive and Azurite Drive Australind WA
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 11-Feb-19 by failing to ensure that all children receiving education and care at its service were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.
Outcome
On 19-May-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP/FDCE to pay a penalty of $18,000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $3,000 towards the Department’s legal costs. See Chief Executive Officer, Department of Communities -and- OSHClub Pty Ltd T/As Treendale OSHClub [2019] WASAT 101 for reasons for higher penalty for subsequent contravention. See also https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/news/media-statement-industry-warned-on-securing-premises/
22521/08/2020 11:29 AM
  
Waabiny Out of School Hours Care (SE: 00014385) 340 Yangebup Road YANGEBUP WA 6164
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened section 165 - Offence to inadequately supervise children

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 9-Mar-20 requiring compliance by 23-Mar-20. 

Notice required AP to:
• Review the service ‘Supervision Procedures’ and amend accordingly, to ensure children are adequately supervised and accounted for at all times, particularly during transition periods.  This may include developing a headcount procedure, that requires educators to keep an accurate record of child numbers at appropriate intervals throughout a care session.
• Review the service ‘Supervision Policy’ with all educators, including the nominated supervisor, to ensure they are aware of their individual roles and responsibilities relating to providing adequate supervision.
• Review the service procedures to ensure educators are working directly with children at all times to maintain educator to child ratios.
• Provide training on the new or reviewed policies, procedures and processes mentioned above, and ensure all educators are fully aware of the service supervision requirements.

Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
22419/05/2020 2:50 PM
  
ASILO Bilingual Childcare And Learning Centre (SE-00012379) 136 Swan Street Yokine WA 6060
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: Regulation 103 - Premises, furniture and equipment to be safe clean and in good repair. Regulation 177 (2) - Prescribed enrolment and other documents to be kept by approved provider

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 24-Jan-20 requiring compliance by 10-Feb-20. Notice required AP to:

• remove all items of furniture that are in disrepair, including the outdoor kitchen, outdoor tables with exposed chipboard, bamboo screen and outdoor trolley;
• repair the damage to the soft fall in the baby’s garden;
• repair any damaged window frames and glass pains
• replace the nappy change mat;
• repaint the half door at the entrance to the kindy and baby room;
• ensure that outdoor environment and play equipment are free from cobwebs;
• repair the peeling paint around the patio door of the baby room;
• develop and implement a procedure for monitoring and maintaining the service premises to ensure they are safe clean and in good repair at all times;
• develop and implement a procedure to ensure that children’s attendance records accurately reflect children’s actual hours of attendance;
• ensure that staff who are responsible for recording children’s attendance records are aware of their responsibility to accurately record children’s actual hours of attendance;
• take measures to educate and inform all parents about their responsibilities regarding signing children in/out of the service and maintain accurate attendance records.


Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
22330/04/2020 3:13 PM
  
KidsHQ Jacaranda  (SE:00012623) 35 Foxton Boulevard HIGH WYCOMBE WA 6057
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened:
• Section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children
• Section 167 – Offence relating to protection of children from harm and hazard

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 17-Mar-20 requiring compliance by 20-Apr-20. Notice required AP to:

• Review the service ‘Supervision Procedures’ and amend accordingly, to ensure children are adequately supervised and accounted for at all times, particularly during transition periods. This may include developing a headcount procedure, that requires educators to keep an accurate record of child numbers at appropriate intervals throughout a care session.

• Review the service ‘Supervision Policy’ with all educators, including the nominated supervisor, to ensure they are aware of their roles and responsibilities relating to providing adequate supervision.

• Review the service ‘Providing a child safe environment Policy’ to ensure that all hazardous materials are stored in a manner that prevents children from gaining access to them, including chemicals stored in the laundry and the adjacent outdoor area.

• Provide training on the new or reviewed policies, procedures and processes mentioned above, and ensure all educators are fully aware of their individual requirements.

Outcome
The AP submitted evidence of compliance with the requirements of the Compliance notice within the required timeframe.
22229/04/2020 7:51 AM
  
Goodstart Early Learning Thornlie (SE: 00012649) 54 Geographe Way, Thornlie WA
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children.

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 12-Mar-20 requiring compliance by 27-Mar-20. Notice required AP to:
• Develop and implement strategies to ensure adequate supervision including supervision during transition times, yard checks and frequent headcounts.
• Review and implement procedures relating to headcounts.
• Conduct training with all educators at the service in relation to supervision, headcounts and yard checks.

Outcome
The AP submitted evidence within the required timeframe and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
22131/03/2020 10:21 AM
  
Jelly Beans Childcare Wellard (SE-40007346) 50 Breccia Parade Wellard WA 6170
The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened Section 165 Offence to inadequately supervise children.

Issue of compliance notice (s177) on 5-Feb-20 requiring compliance by 19-Feb-20. The notice required the AP to do the following:

  • submit evidence that the service has a robust supervision policy and procedure developed with reference to recognised guidance.
  • submit evidence that all staff are aware of those procedures and that assessment have been conducted to ensure all staff have a shared understanding of the supervision requirements.
  • submit evidence that staff have undergone further training regarding adequate supervision.
  • submit evidence that the induction process for new staff members covers adequate supervision arrangements and ensures the new staff members understand the conditions on the service approval.  
Outcome
The AP submitted evidence within the timeframe, however, the AP requested more time to satisfy the requirements of the Compliance Notice with regards to completion of further training on adequate supervision. The AP submitted the required evidence and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
22026/03/2020 11:59 AM
  
Kids Active. (SE-40006554.) 40 Liffey Street Canning Vale WA
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 04-Sep-19.
Outcome
On 21-Feb-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $12500 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $2000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
21917/03/2020 1:17 PM
  
Goodstart Early Learning East Bunbury. (SE-00012616) 17 Herbert Street East Bunbury.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 27-Sep-19
Outcome
On 28-Feb-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP/FDCE to pay a penalty of $10,000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $2,000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
21817/03/2020 12:50 PM
  
Helping Hands Inglewood. (SE-40005300.) Inglewood Primary School, 38 Normanby Road, Inglewood.
The approved provider (AP) contravened section 165(1) of the National Law on 28-May-19.
Outcome
On 09-Mar-20 the Tribunal ordered the AP to pay a penalty of $15000 for the contravention of section 165(1) and to pay a contribution of $2000 towards the Department’s legal costs.
21717/03/2020 1:17 PM
  
CYC Camp Cooloongup (SE-00012530) 861 Mandurah Road BALDIVIS WA 6171
The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened: Section 51 An approved provider must comply with the conditions of a service approval held by the approved provider, Section 167 Offence to protect children from harm and hazard and Regulation 97 Emergency and evacuation procedures.

Issue of compliance notice (s177) on 22-Jan-20 requiring compliance by 6-Feb-20. The notice required the AP to do the following:

  • ensure the service has a robust supervision policy and procedure that aligns with the conditions placed on the service approval.
  • provide on-going training to all staff members on the service supervision policy and procedures, and ensure all staff are fully aware of the supervision procedures and their individual responsibilities in regard to adequate supervision.
  • Must ensure that the service induction process for new staff members includes the above supervision policy and procedures and ensures that new staff members have an understanding of the service approval conditions. 
  • ensure all staff members have completed a training on assessing risk and completing risk assessments.
  • review the 'maintenance of child safe environments' and 'equipment' policies and to ensure they align with the recognised safety guidelines.
  • ensure all playgrounds, equipment and areas of risky play have been adequately assessed to establish safe and suitable for the use of children.
  • ensure that all playgrounds, equipment and areas of risky play meet the Australian Safety Standards.
  • have a robust procedure in place which ensures a risk-assessment is conducted prior to commencing all high risk activities. 
  • ensure that a risk assessment is conducted to identify potential emergencies that are relevant to the service, including bush fires.
  • ensure a robust procedure is in place that ensures emergency evacuation rehearsals are conducted at least every three months, as per regulatory requirements.
  • ensure staff are aware of the potential emergencies relevant to the service, the emergency procedures in place and the requirement to conduct rehearsals at least every three months. 
Outcome
The AP submitted evidence within the timeframe, however, the evidence provided did not fully satisfy the requirements of the Compliance Notice. Further information was requested. The AP submitted the required evidence and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2169/03/2020 7:21 AM
  
Buggles Child Care – Spearwood (SE-00012446) 6 Barrington Street SPEARWOOD WA 6163
The approved provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened Regulation 170 Policies and procedures to be followed and Section 165 Offence to inadequately supervise children.

Issue of compliance notice (s177) on 11-Feb-20 requiring compliance by 25-Feb-20. The notice required the AP to do the following:

  • ensure that a robust process is in place to ensure the nominated supervisor and staff members follow the service's policies and procedures.
  • ensure that an ongoing training and support is provided to the nominated supervisor and staff members to ensure the service's policies and procedures are followed.
  • review the service's supervision policy and procedures, including supervision arrangements during excursions.
  • ensure that all staff share an understanding of the service's supervision policy and procedures.
  • provide on-going training to all staff members on the service supervision policy and procedures, and ensure all staff are fully aware of the supervision procedures and their individual responsibilities in regard to adequate supervision.
Outcome
The AP submitted the required evidence within the timeframe and now satisfied the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
2159/03/2020 7:20 AM
  
ACE Early Learning Centre  (SE: 00012357) Service Address: 17 Fraser Entrance GREENFIELDS WA 6210
The Approved Provider (AP) is alleged to have contravened section 165 – Offence to inadequately supervise children

Issue of Compliance Notice (S 177) on 24-Jan-20 requiring compliance by 10-Feb-20. Notice required AP to:

  • Review the service supervision policy and amend accordingly, to ensure children are adequately supervised and accounted for at all times, this may include developing a headcount procedure, that requires educators to document child numbers, and align with child attendance records, at appropriate intervals throughout a care session.
  • Develop a process that ensures a suitable handover of child information is completed prior to educators exiting and entering rooms within the service. This should ensure that educators are fully aware of critical information such as child numbers, child health or wellbeing needs and any behaviour management information for children within their room at all times.
  • Provide training to all staff on the above implemented policy and procedures, and ensure all educators are fully aware of the service supervision and communication requirements.


Outcome
AP failed to comply by 10-Feb-20. The AP submitted evidence within the timeframe, however, the evidence provided did not fully satisfy the requirements of the Compliance Notice. Subsequent information was requested. The AP submitted the required evidence and now satisfies the requirements of the Compliance Notice.
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