The ECU is committed to safeguarding children attending education and care services and implementing the objectives and guiding principles of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (the National Law), particularly ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of children.

The ECU acting as the Tasmanian Regulatory Authority (RA) has determined that enforcement action as outlined in section 270 of the National Law will be published on the ECU website register Published Enforcement Actions under the National Law – Education and Care under the ‘National Quality Framework – Current Enforcement Action‘ tab. Once the required remedial action has been taken, the website will be updated and the published information edited to note this has occurred.

The ECU will regularly review the enforcement action register, and archive enforcement actions to the ‘National Quality Framework – Archived Enforcement Action‘ tab two years after the date of publication.

National Quality Framework – Current Enforcement Action

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

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

Name and Address of the Service: Gumnut Long Day Care Centre & Outside School Hours Care, 33 Dial Road, Penguin, Tasmania 7316

Approved Provider name and number: BUMBLEBEE FOREST PTY LTD PR-40002961

Nature of the enforcement action: Compliance Notice

Reason for taking the enforcement action:

Gumnut Long Day Care Centre & Outside School Hours Care was determined to not be complying with provisions of the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 particularly, in relation to multiple breaches of the following – failure to;

  • Ensure that all children being educated and cared for by the service are adequately supervised at all times that the children are in the care of that service (s. 165)

Date of the enforcement action: 15 March 2023

Details of the enforcement action taken: Issue of Compliance Notice pursuant to section 177 of the National Law requiring compliance by 15 June 2023. The Compliance Notice requires the approved provider to;

  • Develop a supervision risk assessment specific to the service.
  • Engage a consultant to assist with the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to supervision.
  • Engage a consultant to deliver training on the revised or developed policies to staff members and provide evidence to the Regulatory Authority of staff members attendance at this training and the utilised training materials.
  • Develop an induction and staff monitoring processes addressing the key points of the training to ensure current and future staff are aware of supervision expectations and the services specific supervision policy and supervision risk assessment requirements, and that these are implemented in practice.

National Quality Framework – Archived Enforcement Action