Sustainability Practices

Sustainability Practices

Schools can move towards becoming sustainable organisations by committing to identifying, conserving and improving the environmental and heritage values of their school site, and by reducing their ecological footprint. As a starting point they can reduce waste, minimise energy, transport and water usage, increase recycling, encourage biodiversity in the school grounds, conserve the heritage value of the site, use sound purchasing practices and ensure canteen products are environmentally appropriate. Moving towards sustainability needs to become an important feature of how the school organises its daily operations. The savings made can be used for other sustainability initiatives.  (Outdoor weatherproof sign www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Aug 16, 2016
Bush Tucker Garden

Bush Tucker Garden

Planting a Bush Tucker garden is a great way to educate children more about Aboriginal Traditions.  PDF Education Supplies have made this weatherproof sign to display in your Bush Tucker garden www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au Benefits of Bush Tucker Tea According to legend, tea originated over 5000 years ago when a couple of tree leaves fell into a cup of boiling water. Today, tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world, second only to water. "Indigenous Australians have been harvesting, collecting and making excellent use of the land's natural resources for thousands of years," says native bush food expert and author of The Outback Chef, Jude Mayall. "The unique flavours of Australian spices, fruits and herbs make spectacular teas that have endless health benefits." What can Australian bush tea do for your health and wellbeing? • Strawberry Gum, Rose & Blackberry – Relaxes your body and soul • Roasted Wattleseed &...
Kelly Huntley - Aug 15, 2016
Suncream Stations in Early Education

Suncream Stations in Early Education

To encourage self help and also to assist with your sun policy we have created this great weatherproof sign is perfect to leave outside where you have set up your suncream station(don't forget to see our Acrylic Sun Safety Mirror which will complement it very well. www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world and sun exposure during childhood significantly increases the risk of developing skin cancer and melanoma. Sand, concrete and water can reflect up to 85% of sunlight and intensify exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Children’s centre staff and centres can play a vital role in the long- term prevention of skin cancer and in teaching healthy sun habits to young children, and are responsible for preventing and reducing the risks from excess sun exposure while children are in their care Apply sunscreen in the amount according the instructions on the bottle. • Be aware...
Kelly Huntley - Aug 11, 2016
Encourage good hygiene practices

Encourage good hygiene practices

Encouraging families to support good hygiene practicesWhen a family practices good hygiene, it greatly assists the child care centre as it will minimise the chance of carrying and transferring infectious diseases. Once again, one of the best ways for families to support the good hygiene practices of a child care centre is by washing and drying hands regularly. More so, if families get in the habit of washing their hands upon arrival and departure of the clinic, they will greatly help to minimise the transferal of infections. Resource from www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au
Kelly Huntley - Aug 04, 2016
First Aid Kit Sticker

First Aid Kit Sticker

Recommended First Aid Supplies, please keep a fully stocked first aid kit within easy reach of all caregivers but out of reach of children.  Check your kit(s) regularly, and restock as necessary.  Your first aid kit should include; Box of nonporous disposable gloves Sealed packages of alcohol wipes or antiseptic Small scissors Cold pack Tweezers (for removing splinters) Thermometer Adhesive bandage tape Sterile gauze squares (50mm and 75 mm) Triangular bandages Flexible roller gauze (25mm and 50mm widths) Safety pins Eye dressing Insect-sting preparation Pencil and notepad Syrup of ipecac Small Splints Sealable plastic bags for soiled materials PDF Education Supplies also have a weatherproof outdoor CPR Chart which is handy to display. www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au  
Kelly Huntley - Aug 02, 2016
Egg Allergies Stickers

Egg Allergies Stickers

Food allergies in children are common and can be due to peanuts, other tree nuts (brazil, cashew, hazelnuts, almonds), fish, shellfish, eggs, wheat, milk, milk products, soy, seed and some fruits. Food allergies are more common in children under 5 years of age than in older children because young children may grow out of food allergies. The commonest food allergies are due to milk, egg and peanut. Peanut allergy is the most likely allergy to need availability of adrenaline. Other substances to which children can have a severe allergic reaction are drugs (especially antibiotics and vaccines), bees, other insect stings, and some plants. The most severe form of allergic reaction to any substance is anaphylaxis and effective immediate management requires adrenaline. Where a child is known to have a susceptibility to severe allergy or anaphylaxis to a particular food, have a “food free policy” for that particular food, e.g. a...
Kelly Huntley - Jul 28, 2016
Action plan for a medical emergencies

Action plan for a medical emergencies

To ensure immediate action and appropriate procedures are undertaken in a medical, dental emergency or accident when contacting an ambulance,please have knowledge of the following :  Assess the injury or illness, the severity and degree of urgency, administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as appropriate, call for an ambulance dial 000.  Provide the following information: - your name, the name of the centre, address and phone number, Whether an ambulance, police or fire brigade is required, The name of the ill or injured person, Whether they are an infant, child or an adult, The name of the next of kin, parent or guardian, The nature of the illness, injury or emergency,  An assessment of the severity of illness or injury, With the ambulance, you will be asked to state the urgency of the situation,  If the person is unconscious, whether they are breathing or have a pulse,  If the...
Kelly Huntley - Jul 27, 2016
Storage of Dangerous Goods

Storage of Dangerous Goods

This vinyl sticker will ensure that it does not fall off the cupboard and all are aware of potential dangers storage only $5.00 gst inc www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au The centre will protect child centre staff, children, families and visitors from the risks associated with chemical products, medicines, other dangerous substances and dangerous equipment used in the centre and environs. Accidental poisoning is the second most common hospital admission for child injuries in Australia, and 75% of accidental poisonings are attributed to medications. The most common accidental poisonings involve respiratory and cough medications, antihistamines, paracetamol, iron tablets, benzodiazepines, and eucalyptus and other vapouriser oils. Other main agents of poisoning in children are household chemicals, especially pesticides including snail bait and mothballs, bleach and other cleaners, detergents, solvents, petroleum and kerosene and cosmetics. Many of these chemical products are routinely used in children’s centres and are potentially hazardous, either by ingestion, inhalation or skin...
Kelly Huntley - Jul 25, 2016
Baby Bottle Preparation Area

Baby Bottle Preparation Area

Safe Food Handling practice includes having a designated area for preparation of bottles for children under 2. We have made this vinyl sticker to assist with this www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au Use the following principles in preparing infants’ bottle feeds: 1. Store bottles of milk in the refrigerator, do not store in the door of the refrigerator. 2. Use only sterilised bottles and teat assemblies for all infant feeds. 3. Wash hands before preparing or handling expressed milk or formula. 4. Prepare formula strictly according to instructions on the container. 5. Do not use a microwave for heating expressed breast milk, formula milk, or any bottled milk or fluid. 6. Warm bottles by standing in warm/hot water. 7. Warm infant milk bottles only once. 8. Test the temperature of the milk on your wrist before giving it to the baby. 9. Discard any unused infant milk leftover after each feed or that has...
Kelly Huntley - Jul 22, 2016
Different sinks have specific purposes

Different sinks have specific purposes

For health and safety reasons sinks have different uses within an Early Childhood Service.  PDF have created a range of vinyl sticker to show the ONLY purpose of a particular sink and water will run off them so they are perfect for wet areas. www.pdfeducationsupplies.com.au * Dishwashing only sink * Paint only sink * Handwashing only sink   
Kelly Huntley - Jun 25, 2016
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