NATIONAL QUALITY FRAMEWORK
The National Quality Framework aims to improve the quality of early childhood education and care services in Australia.
Providing children with quality experiences early in life can lead to better health, education and employment outcomes, building a productive and fair Australia.
The National Quality Framework includes legal requirements that all services must comply with.
These include requirements for:
- the number of staff and their qualifications
- ensuring children’s health and safety
- the amount of space at the service and how it is set up
- the quality of developmental and learning experiences for children.
NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS
The National Quality Framework sets a higher National Quality Standard to encourage services to continue to improve their programs and practices. Services are assessed and rated against seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard:
- Educational program and practice Your child is supported to participate in play and learning
- Children’s health and safety Your child is protected from illness and hazards
- Physical environment Your child plays in a safe and well maintained environment
- Staffing arrangements There are enough qualified staff to give your child the attention they need
- Relationships with children Your child is made to feel supported and welcomed
- Partnerships with families and communities’ Local community involvement and respect and inclusion of all beliefs and values
- Leadership and service management Your child is cared for in a positive environment.
Our Service will be rated by the The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) on how its meeting these standards.