All staff employed with Jigsaw OOSH maintain a current verified Working with Children check. All qualified staff as per regulations are required to have a current First Aid Certificate and undergo a thorough reference check, interview process and induction prior to employment. Current staff photos will be displayed at the Centre and all Educators will wear ID at all times.
Volunteers and Students
Volunteers are most welcome to work in the Centre, however prior to their commencement they are required to be interviewed by Management.
During the year students from training colleges and secondary schools will complete practical placements at the Centre. The experience they gain is invaluable to their studies and they also contribute to the provision of the children’s program.
Students and volunteers are never left alone with the children and they are not permitted to give advice to parents. Qualified staff closely supervise all students and volunteers. All volunteers and students can be identified through their distinctive “visitors” or “student” badges.
When permanent staff are absent, relief staff are employed to look after your children. We believe that continuity of care is important for young children, therefore every endeavour is made to use the same relief staff so that the children know them.
Relief staff can be identified through their distinctive “Relief staff” badges. Casual staff also come in to cover staff planning and lunch breaks.