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Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisation Procedure


Wellington Public School Preschool requires authorisation for actions such as administration of medications, collection of children, excursions and providing access to personal records. This procedure outlines what constitutes a correct authorisation and what does not, to ensure all families and educators are informed appropriately.  We will ensure that we only act in accordance with correct authorisation as described in the Education and Care Services National Regulations, 2011.


Legislative Requirements

·         Education & Care Services National Law

·         Education & Care Services National Regulations 2011

Links to the National Quality Standard

·         Quality Area 7 – Governance & Leadership

o   Standard 7.1.2 – Management Systems

Who is affected by this Procedure?

Families and staff members at Wellington Public School Preschool



The Nominated Supervisor will: 

·         Ensure documentation relating to authorisations contains

a. the name of the child enrolled at the preschool;

b. date;

c. signature of the child’s parent/guardian, or nominated contact person who is on the enrolment form; 

·         Apply these authorisations to the collection of children, administration of medication, excursion and access to records. 


·         Keep these authorisations in the enrolment record or other appropriate location e.g. Excursion Folder for excursion notes and Medication Folder for medication permission forms. 

·         Exercise the right of refusal if written or verbal authorisations do not comply. 

·         Waive compliance where a child requires emergency medical treatment for conditions such as anaphylaxis or asthma. The service can administer medication without authorisation in these cases, provided they contact the parent/guardian as soon as practicable after the medication has been administered. 


Related Policies/Procedures

NSW Department of Education Preschool Handbook – January 2016


This procedure will be reviewed annually.  Review will be conducted by School Principal, Preschool Staff, parents/carers and any interested parties.