Answers to Question 4 for Diploma in Childcare Services in Australia Essay

Planning, delegating, organisational process A. 1. StationaryApprox $20 per week totalling $1040 yearly MaterialsApprox $40 per week totalling $2080 yearly FoodApprox $100 per week totalling $5200 yearly

Cleaning SuppliesApprox $30 per week totalling $ 1560 yearly Building maintenance ( including cleaners, gardeners)Approx $80 per week totalling $4160yearly Electricity billApprox $900 per quarter totalling approx $3600 yearly Water billApprox $300 per quarter totalling approx $1200 yearly Petty cashApprox $100 per week totalling approx $5200 yearly Nappies / wipes / toiletriesApprox $150 per week totalling approx $7800 yearly Other suppliesApprox $50 per week totalling approx $ 2600 yearly MiscellaneousApprox $50 per week totally approx $ 2600 yearly TOTAL:Approx $ 37,040 . Staff requirements (based on 2004 Docs regulations staff: child ratios) and including ancillary staff. – Nursery room: 1 caregiver to 5 children – Toddler room: 1 caregiver to 8 children -Preschool room: 1 caregiver to 10 children The service is a 29 place long day care centre, operating 48 weeks of the year. The children include: five 0-2 year olds so this room would need 1 carer, eight 2-3 year olds this room would also need 1 carer. Sixteen 3-5 year olds would need 2 carers.

I would also have 1 to 2 extra staff to cover sick leave, holiday leave, maternity leave and days off that FT staff may take. 3. The nursery staff would need to be diploma qualified only one staff is necessary according to the regulations. The toddler room would also need 1 carer this person can be a certificate III qualified according to the regulations. For the preschool room they would need 2 carers one can be the preschool room leader who would be qualified Diploma and the assistant that would have a certificate III

Nursery Staff wages: Step 1 Advanced CCW Diploma permanent part time, 40hrs @ $18. 17 = $726. 8 per week ($37,793. 6 per year) Toddler staff wages: Step 1 CCW cert III permanent part time, 40hrs @ $17. 41 = $696. 40 per week ($36,212. 80 per year) Preschool Diploma staff wages: Step 1 Advanced CCW Diploma permanent part time, 40HRS @ $18. 17 = $726. 80 per week ($37,793. 60 per year) Preschool Certificate III staff wages: Step 1 CCW Cert III permanent part time, 40hrs @ 17. 41 = $696. 40 per week ($36,212. 0 per year) Ancillary staff Step 1 Junior Cert III casual total combined 15hrs @ $17. 27 = $259. 05 per week ($13,471. 12 per year) Director Level 4, full time = $1123. 82 ($58,438. 64 per year) Total Salaries = $219,922. 56 per year Total Expenditure = Approx $37,040 + Salaries Approx $219,922. 56 = $259,962. 56 For the Childcare centre to be able to balance the budget, the centre would need to have a daily charge of at least ($259,962. 56/336 days= $773. 70) $773. B) Responsibilities of staff -Nursery staff Diploma trained/ room leader:

Responsibilities: -To plan the centres program -To display the centres program for all staff, parents and children -Monitor and evaluate the program regularly -To make sure staff and children leave the centre tidy each day -To monitor staff ratio at all times and keep in accordance with regulations -To make sure that children with additional needs are always involved in activities -To make sure staff, children, and parents develop a positive relationship -To remove any unsafe equipment -To fill in the day book To ensure the security of the centre by following the locking up and alarming procedures of the centre -To keep accurate records including enrolment forms – Certificate III untrained/ assistant 5. Consultation and resource committees and strategic alliances A)I would notify my supervisor in case that the centre requires new equipment, my supervisor would then talk to the Director as we also have to consider the centres budget. I would not purchase anything without first asking permission. Report (Regarding broken nappy change area gate) To Management,

I am writing to you in regards to new equipment that is required for the nursery nappy change room due to the notification of recent change to “best practise”. There is some serious issues that will be fixed by the installation of a gate in the nursery room (nappy change area) One of the reasons that this new equipment is required is because as the way the nappy change room is at the moment children can freely enter the nappy change area which contains soiled nappies, heavy duty cleaning products/chemicals amongst other things which are extremely harmful and unhygienic for children.

Considering these alarming issues the implications for the service if something did happen would be enormous, consider if a child managed to get inside the nappy change room without anyone knowing and drank some harmful cleaning products, the results could be devastating.

Consider another situation where if a child once again manage to get into the nappy change room and has contact with the soiled nappies and then contracts diarrhoea and spreads it to other children at the centre, the results of these issues as you could imagine could be quite severe resulting in possible loss o income and possible lawsuits. I would highly recommend the purchase of a gate so as to remove these issues and increase the security and safety of the children at the centre. I have gotten a quote from a reputable company totalling $200 which includes supply and installation of the gate. Regards,