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The Mary MacKillop Childcare NQ vision for safeguarding children is a critical component of our education and care services. We provide quality education and care in an environment that safeguards and promotes children’s health, safety, and wellbeing.

MMCNQ Operations Manager Tanya Amos said “we have established policies and procedures in place to ensure our services align with the current child protection legislation whereby early childhood education and care professionals are mandated by law to report child safety concerns.” “All our services maintain positive relationships with our families to provide support and access to services at every possible opportunity to support each child’s growing competence, confidence, and independence” Tanya said.

Having robust procedures in place within our operations ensures anyone coming into MMCNQ is suitable to work with children, understands their role in relation to child protection, and is able to work within our organisational culture of safe working practice. All MMCNQ staff participate in face-to-face professional development training to provide confidence and capacity, to readily identify and respond to child safety or wellbeing concerns.

“This includes ways we can work in partnership with families to enable children to learn and thrive in a safe and supported environment” she said. Mary MacKillop Childcare NQ services maintain close relationships with all families and key service providers. Tanya said “we believe that all children within our care have the right to an education that lays the foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability, and respects their family, cultural and other identities, and languages.” “The rights and best interests of children within our care are paramount.

Therefore, we strive for every child in our services to experience quality education and care in an environment that provides for their physical and psychological wellbeing.”

To find out more about the services offered by Mary MacKillop Childcare North Queensland, visit our website http://www.mmcnq.catholic.edu.au or contact us on 4726 3299