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Sleep & Rest Risk Assessment - FREE Template

Stay Compliant with Sleep & Rest requirements under the NQF

What is a Sleep & Rest Risk Assessment?

and why you need one...

Services have already been required to have these risk assessments developed:

  • Emergency and evacuation
  • Regular transportation of children
  • Excursions

But from 1 Oct 23, services have been required to develop the following risk assessment, which in turn are to be used to develop corresponding policies and procedures at the service:

  • Safe arrival of children
  • Sleep and rest

These risk assessments must address certain matters, which means a generic risk assessment template won’t meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations.


Download your FREE template for sleep & rest risk assessments to make sure you’re complying with the National Quality Framework and minimising the risk of harm to children in your service.

Meet Steve

Steve holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law) and Certificate IV in Children’s Services (Outside School Hours Care). He has over 15 years experience working in OSHC, and is currently studying a Diploma of School Age Education and Care.

Throughout his career, Steve has worked for a variety of providers, from large corporate providers that operate multiple services to small community and faith-based organisations that operate just one service, and everything in between.

Prior to joining Firefly HR Steve worked at the National Authority (ACECQA), within the Sector Information Services team and the Quality Support Program. The latter role saw him provide mentoring and coaching to service leaders from across NSW.

A natural motivator and skilful leader, Steve has a proven track record of transforming services, making him a sought-after consultant and workshop presenter.

Acknowledgement of Country

At Firefly HR, we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we work & connect with you from today. As a base, Firefly HR connects from the land of the Garigal or Caregal people, and would like to acknowledge all 29 clan groups of the Eora Nation.

At Firefly HR, we connect – although online, and meet by story sharing, learning, taking on non verbal queues, deconstruct and reconstruct information, and move in non linear directions at times. We use symbols without realising, and link with our own land and community.

This is all interconnected. We are utilising Aboriginal pedagogy with these processes and in our daily work.

We acknowledge the land that we are on today has been the core of all spirituality, language, knowledge, and sacred sites. This knowledge is what us and others need to embrace to ensure a future for our children and our children’s children.

We need to hear, respectfully, and listen.

As a guiding principle to the National Quality Framework that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are valued, we are working on building the foundations here and believe a strong, meaningful acknowledgement of country is important.