While Australia has a large number of accredited child care providers, there are a limited number who provide mobile services that are suitable for the conference environment in multiple states i.e. provide services outside of the state/city they are based in.
As this is the first time RACGP has provided crèche services, we undertook research to see where similar services are already provided and what those services include. Currently in Australia there is no benchmark or minimum level of service. Some conference crèche facilities offer all-inclusive and some have only basic inclusions. We’ve tried to identify what appears to be the standard practice and mirror those offerings.
Of the service providers available, Crechendo offered the greatest level of flexibility for the RACGP to adjust the services provided according to the needs of the children and their guardians. Their flexibility has allowed us to hear your feedback and adjust the services provided to better meet your needs. Crechendo were able to explain to the RACGP the requirements that need to be met to ensure that the services provided meet with national guidelines and legislation ensuring a safe environment for your children.