Our Policies

We are regulated under the National Quality Framework including the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011.

Exceeding National Quality Standards

Our Pre-school has a rating of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard,’ which means going ‘above and beyond’ what is expected.  Our service was assessed and shown to go beyond meeting the requirements of the National Quality Standard in at least 4 of the 7 quality areas, with at least two of these being quality areas 1, 5, 6, or 7.

 Zero Tolerance of Child Abuse

WHPS has zero tolerance for child abuse. We adhere to the seven ‘child safe standards’ set out by the Victorian Government in response to the Betrayal of Trust Inquiry, as outlined here.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety
West Hawthorn Pre-school:

    • has zero tolerance for child abuse,
    • actively works to listen to and empower children
    • is committed to promoting physical, emotional and cultural safety for all WHPS children
    • is committed to providing a safe environment for all WHPS children
WHPS Policies

Please find a list of all of our policies below. Those without links can be requested via email. Alternatively, currently enrolled families can find them in the password protected area of our website, as well as hard copies are kept in a folder under the sign in table in the foyer area.

General Definitions used in the Policies.

Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice
  • Curriculum Development Policy
  • Inclusion and Equity Policy
Quality Area 2 – Children’s health and safety

Management of Medical Conditions

Quality Area 3 – Physical environment
  • Environmental Sustainability Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Quality Area 4 – Staffing arrangements
Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children
  • Interactions with Children Policy
Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Quality Area 7 – Governance and leadership