Developing a complex system for managing health and safety at Early Years Care and Education (EYCE) centres. An in-house practitioner research project.

Status: Completed

Dates: 2011 - 2012

Māori Relevant Content: No

Project Abstract

This project focused on creating a complex system to manage health and safety at EYCE centres that has the following features: (1) the system consists of two coupled aspects, i.e., the documented and enacted aspects, that interact with each other on an on-going basis; (2) it is a living and emergent system that changes as different parts of the system interact with each other.

The documented aspects of the system has emerged in the form of a Health and Safety Toolkit which includes tools, policies and procedures that guide teachers in their health and safety-related decisions and practices.  This toolkit is updated when there is a change to the tools, policies and procedures, which enables teachers to have access to consistent and up-to-date information on the policies, procedures and tools that have been agreed upon at the centres.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Lindsay Ogilvie Barker: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Jewels Leah Carson: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Bernadette Louise Dawson: Collaborator; College of Education, Health and Human Development; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Joanne Michelle Ducrot: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Vasati Ta'apega Fa'au: Collaborator; Te Ao Tamariki Childcare Centre
  • Natalie Elizabeth Harmer: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Hanin Binte Hussain: Principal Investigator
  • Ruth Maynard Hynam: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Joanne Gaye McCormick: Collaborator; Te Ao Tamariki Childcare Centre
  • Megumi Nakata: Collaborator; Te Ao Tamariki Childcare Centre
  • Julia Maree Saunders: Collaborator; College of Education, Health and Human Development
  • Shabana Shareef: Collaborator; Te Ao Tamariki Childcare Centre
  • Harriet Louise Todd: Collaborator; Early Childhood Learning Centre
  • Pao-Fong Tsai: Collaborator
  • Cassandra Wei Yean Yeo: Collaborator; Early Childhood and Education

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines