The Business of Child Care,
3rd Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9781486002122 | ISBN-10: 1486002129

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

List Price USD $58.50


Focuses on becoming an early childhood service manager. The management of an early childhood education and care service is challenging for educators who assume the role of manager. The role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities such as workplace health and safety, human resource management, strategic planning, financial and resource management, and sustainability. Importantly, it also includes ensuring compliance with legislative requirements such as the regulations for early childhood education and care services, which also now include compliance with the National Quality Standards. This edition has been written to support training and delivery of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Each chapter in the The Business of Child Care relates to one or more competencies from the Community Services and Health Training Package (Children’s Services): Chapter 1 provides an overview of management in the context of the regulatory environment. Chapter 2 looks more closely at how services can provide evidence of the NQS using a Quality Improvement Plan. Risk management and WHS is the focus of Chapter 3, while Chapter 4 explores innovation, change and sustainability. Chapters 5 and 6 focus on the challenges of managing and supporting teams. The final chapter, Chapter 7, addresses the strategies needed to manage, organise, access and use information from both internal and external sources. Throughout the text scenarios are used to demonstrate how management practices can be applied to the workplace. The scenarios also offer learners an opportunity to review information and critically reflect upon their own personal attitudes and beliefs. At the end of each chapter, exercises titled Think About, Discussion and Activities can be used as part of group or individual assessment.

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Karen Kearns Grad. Dip. Ed (Spec. Ed.), B Ed. (ECE), M Ed (ECE) has worked in teaching, consultancy, advocacy and legislative compliance, and lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is CEO of International Child Care College (ICCC), which delivers vocational education and training in Early Childhood Education and Care, face-to-face and online.

  • Includes coverage of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework, National Law and Regulations and National Quality Standards
  • Updated to reflect recent changes to legislation, terminology and best practice services
  • Written to support training and delivery of core and elective units of competency from the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification
  • Value-pack with the Frameworks for Learning and Development textbook to cover the full CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification
  • Real life Scenarios show students how the theory is applied
  • New Think About and Activities questions put the theory into context and encourage students to reflect on their learning
  • Discussion activities encourage classroom debate on important issues
  • Available as print book, eBook and eChapters
  • Explores challenges, regulations and day-to-day management skills of running a child care centre

Table of Contents

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1. Managing the Organisation
2. Managing for Compliance and Quality
3. Managing for Health and Safety
4. Managing for Innovation and Sustainability
5. Managing Teams for Quality Outcomes
6. Skills for Leadership
7. Managing Information Needs

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The Business of Child Care

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