Child Care Resources
Working With Children Check
From 1 July 2014, if you work or volunteer with children you may need to apply for a Working with Children Check. The new laws are designed to reduce the likelihood of harm to children and create safer environments for all children. The process involves a national police check and background checking which includes a person’s criminal history, non-conviction information, relevant offences and other information. For more detailed information, you will find a series of information documents in the Neighbourhood House Resources Toolbox under Working With People (including Working With Children).
Tasmanian Child Care Unit
In Tasmania the Department of Education and Childcare Unit administer both adjunct and licenced child care. Their website is full of some great resources supporting child care providers, including licensing requirement, fact sheets and contact numbers for your questions.
Centre Based Child Care 4
Centre Based Child Care Class 4 is the new standard of Child Care that allows parents to leave Children on site at a House while attending House activities. A copy of the licencing standards can be downloaded by following this link.
The Tasmanian Child Care Unit website offers some useful Child Care links that may be helpful