The “National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care” (NQF) was introduced in January 2012 with the aim of providing every Australian child with the best start in life through the access to high quality early childhood education.

The National Quality Framework includes National Regulations and the National Law. The policies adopted by Friend Street Kindergarten sit within the Law and the Regulations as well as addressing issues specific to the kindergarten community. All policies are approved and adopted by the Committee of Management.


Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations

Administration of First Aid Policy

Administration of Medication Policy



Child Safe

Closure Policy

Code of Conduct Policy

Complaints and Grievances

Curriculum Development

Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy

Dealing with Medical Conditions

Delivery and Collection of Children

Determining Responsible Person


Emergency and Evacuation Policy

Enrolment and Orientation Policy

Environmental Sustainability

Epilepsy Policy

Excursions and Service Events Policy

Fees Policy

Food Safety Policy

Governance and Management of the Service


Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness

Inclusion and Equity

Information Technology

Interactions with Children

Nutrition and Active Play (including Food, Beverages and Dietary Requirements)

Occupational Health and Safety

Participation of Volunteers and Students

Privacy and Confidentiality (including Confidentiality of Records) 2018

Relaxation and Sleep

Road Safety and Safe Transport

Social Media

Staffing (including Qualifications, Supervision and Working with Children Checks/Criminal History Record Checks)

Sun Protection

Supervision of Children

Water Safety