Although there are many things that contribute to an enriched and loving early learning journey for your children, understanding the government’s National Quality Standard (the benchmark for care) and how each centre measures up is a good place to start.
Once a childcare centre gains approval to open its doors, it is subjected to ongoing assessment under the National Quality Framework (NQF). This framework sets a high benchmark for early childhood education and care. It also helps families make sound decisions around the type of care they want for their children. Read more
On October 1 2017 some important changes to the National Quality Framework (NQF) will come into effect. These changes will give child care providers more authority over who they put in charge and cut through a lot of the red tape that often gets in the way of offering quality care.
The NQF is an agreement between Federal and State governments to provide quality and consistent education and care to children. The NQF introduced a Quality Care Standard in 2012 which set a minimum standard of care and established a rating system across long day care, family day care, preschool, and out of school hours care. Read more