Published enforcement and approval decision actions

National Quality Framework

Enforcement actions under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 and Education and Care Services National Regulations.

Information published on this page only relates to those enforcement actions permitted to be published under the provisions on section 270(5) and regulation 227.

Please note that entries in the attached table are provided in the following format: service name and address (if applicable), approved provider name/number, nature, reason, date and details of enforcement action.

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Children’s Services Act 1996

Information published on this page relates to enforcement and compliance action under the Children’s Services Act 1996 since 25 May 2009.

LicenseeServiceNature of BreachDate action imposedStatutory ActionCurrent Status
Lilydale Community Childcare Inc.Swinburne Children's Centre Croydon
10-52 Norton Road
Croydon, Victoria
The licensee failed to ensure that all children being cared for or educated by the service are adequately supervised at all times the children are on the premises where the service operates or in the care of that service. Specifically, a child aged two years was able to leave the service without the knowledge of staff and unsupervised.7 April 2011Prosecuted under section 27(1) of the Children's Services Act 1996.The licensee pleaded guilty to a breach of section 27(1). The court imposed a fine of $3,000 without conviction.

The licensee has rectified the issues that contributed to the incident.

The service was inspected by authorised officers on 15 February 2011. It was found to be operating in substantial compliance with the Children's Services Act 1996 and the Children's Services Regulations 2009.
PC Epping Operations Pty Ltd (ATF) PC Epping Operations Unit TrustPenguin Childcare Epping
(formerly Pelican Childcare Epping)
9 Church Street
Epping, Victoria
The proprietor of the children's service failed to ensure that all children being cared for or educated by the service are adequately supervised at all times that children are on the premises where the service operates or in the care of that service. Specifically that a child aged three years old who was enrolled and attending the service was left alone at the service when the centre closed.15 December 2010Prosecuted under section 27(1) of the Children's Services Act 1996.The licensee pleaded guilty to a breach of section 27(1). The court imposed a fine of $1,000 without conviction and $2,500 costs payable.
ABC Developmental Learning Centres Pty Ltd (Receiver and Manager Appointed)(Administrator Appointed ACN 010 788 502)ABC Developmental Learning Centre - Hoppers Crossing
100-102 Barber Drive
Hoppers Crossing, Victoria
The licensee failed to take every reasonable precaution to protect a child being cared for or educated by the service from harm and from any hazard likely to cause injury, specifically a child was left unattended on a nappy changing table, allowing the child to fall and suffer injury.25 November 2010Prosecuted under section 26(1) of the Children's Services Act 1996.The licensee pleaded guilty to a breach of section 26(1). The Court imposed a fine of $500 without conviction.
West Wimmera Shire CouncilKaniva Kindergarten
23 Baker Street
Kaniva, Victoria
Licensee failed to ensure health, safety and wellbeing of children being cared for or educated at the licensed children's service.30 August 2010S43A - Notice to take emergency actionThe licensee is currently rectifying the non-compliance by arranging professional development for staff; and developing a service improvement plan in consultation with service users
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