Donna Field

Donna Field

Donna Field has been working in the children's services industry for over 20 years. Donna has worked in many service types for both local government and community-based managing small mobile preschools, long day care services and OOSH services with a specialty for managing budgets. Currently, Donna shares her time teaching at TAFE and delivering mobile training.

Donna started with an Associate Diploma in Social Science (child studies) many years later completing her Bachelor of Education (EC) at University of New England and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (including LLN). Donna has continued to keep up to date through ongoing professional development as well as training including contract work under North Sydney TAFE for Premier and Cabinet of the NSW Governments Keep Them Safe five year project. Donna facilitated many of the initial information sessions in 2009 and continued in 2010 to deliver the Early Childhood and Non-Government sessions.

Donna specialises in teaching child protection and partnerships with families along with managing and supported OOSH Diploma students through their units. Donna also managed groups such as Diploma flexible delivery, Diploma trainees, and Certificate 3 on the job trainees. Donna advocates for students who have worked in the industry as quality educators by assessing for recognition of prior learning (RPL). This has also involved completing assessment in group Recognition of Prior learning.

Donna has written and reviewed TAFE CHC08 and CHC113 Community Services (Children's Services) Training Package learner guides and learner resource material specifically for OTEN TAFE and was the winner of a Teacher in Excellence award for TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute- Staff recognition awards in 2008 and again in 2014.

Donna strongly believes in equity for all students and strives to ensure all her students receive support to allow them to complete their studies in a positive and encouraging environment. Donna is one of the Director's of Because it Matters P/L.

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Applications and Notification Forms

Published in Out of Scope

The Department of Education is where Mobile services and Occasional Care services go to resource the applications and forms they need to complete for their service. As they are not part of the National Quality Framework they are not expected to use ACECQA for these purposes.


QA 2 Child Protection

Published in QA2

Child Protection is something that we rarely talk about because its not a nice subject. Unfortunately we have far too many children who need us to talk about it and advocate for them. QA 2.2Safety-2.2.3 Child Protection- advises, all educators, staff members including relief staff and volunteers have had information provided to them in regards to the child protection policy and procedure in the service.


What's happening?

Published in News

Well we hope you have all noticed that we have been trying to get your attention. Why? Well we've gots lots of exciting news to share.


My Time, Our Place

Published in School Age Care

My Time, Our Place is  the Framework for School Age Care services better known to many as either OOSH or B&A. You can find links to the My Time, Our Place at ACECQA or at the Department of Education website.  This site also provides the document in a variety of languages. The My Time, Our Place also as its own Educators Guide. This guide will assist you with ways to record information, reflecting on your program and using a pedagogical approach.


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Collaborative Partnerships with Schools

Published in School Age Care

To view this small booklet in PDF which has some nice suggestions on building your relationship with your local schools.


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