New eLearning launched for early childhood education and care services
The first modules of three courses for the early childhood education and care sector are now available.
The courses have been developed as a joint project of the Office of the Children’s Guardian and the NSW Department of Education, the regulatory authority for the sector in NSW.
They have been designed for three settings:
- Centre-based services
- Family day care
- Outside school hours care
The courses align with the updated National Quality Framework and are the first child safety eLearning courses tailored to support educators and providers to meet their requirements under the Child Safe Scheme.
The courses will each have 6 self-paced modules, with new modules to be released in the coming months.
Now available, the first module, ‘A Child Safe Service’, provides an overview of the Child Safe Standards and what the Standards look like in the context of each type of service.
Creating and maintaining a child safe culture is the responsibility of all early childhood and care professionals. The eLearning will help empower services to deliver best practice in child safety in all aspects of their operations to keep children safe from harm.