Further books and manuals to assist in implementing the EYLF natural environments components (pp14-16) and the new Education and Care Service National Regulations 2012, will forthcoming in the next few weeks.
Finally, after numerous requests and much appreciated feedback and field testing we have created a comprehensive manual for use by educators, parents (and in supervised circumstances, children) who want to be involved in the maintenance of their playspaces. The manual covers the Who, What and Where questions and the appendices provide checklists and all-inclusive proformas for reports, letters and links to research and organisations.
The manual specifically addresses the AS/NZS 4486.1:1997 requirements for developing and maintaining a program of inspection and maintenance for all items of playspace equipment (including the frequency of inspection and the elements to be inspected) and includes recording procedures to be followed in the event of injuries, near misses and equipment damage.
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