Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16933
Title: How high was Humpy Dumpty? Revised Australian playground equipment and surfacing standards
Contributor(s): Elliott, Sue  (author); Jeavons, Mary (author)
Publication Date: 2014
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16933
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: undefined
390305 Professional education and training
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390302 Early childhood education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160205 Policies and development
Abstract: The Playground Equipment and Surfacing AS4685, 2014 (Parts 1-6 and 11) was published by Standards Australia to replace the previous documents AS4685, 2004 (Parts 1-6 and 11). The new documents contain specific clauses that relate to Supervised Early Childhood Services (SECS), and apply to: '... defined play spaces used by an educational and care service, or children's services, for children under school age, which is supervised by educators (i.e. early childhood practitioners who work directly with children in education and care services or children’s services)'. In early childhood settings, the Standards provide the basis for educators to make effective decisions regarding the design and placement of both fixed and moveable play equipment, and overall play space arrangement and management. These Standards also emphasise the importance of accessible, inclusive play spaces in recognition of all children's rights to play (UNICEF, 1989)
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Every Child, 20(4), p. 6-7
Publisher: Early Childhood Australia Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1322-0659
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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