Our child care services operate under the principles, practice and learning outcomes of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care established by the Australian Government.
The National Quality Framework (NQF) is the result of an agreement between all Australian state governments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children using education and care services.
The NQF introduces a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
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All children’s education and care services approved under the NQF are working to meet the National Quality Standard (NQS). Services are assessed and quality rated against the NQS by regulatory authorities in each state and territory. Services receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas in the NQS as well as an overall quality rating.
Authorised officers from regulatory authorities in each state and territory visit services to assess and rate their performance against the NQS. Quality rating began in mid 2012 and over time all services will be assessed and rated.
The NQF aims to ensure that all Australian children, regardless of their location, will get the best possible start in life through high quality early childhood education and care and school age care services.
- Early Years Learning Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming
- School Age Care Framework – My Time, Our Place
These frameworks mean our services focus on the areas that impact on a child’s development and ensure that children in all early childhood and school age education and care settings experience quality teaching and learning.