National Quality Framework (NQF) presented the Annual Performance Report, 2021 on behalf of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This report shows the impact of covid-19, on children’s health and safety, educational programs and practice, the effect on children from disadvantageous and vulnerable backgrounds, and how the workforce is working with intention of the well-being of children and with the public awareness of service quality.
Celebrations are among the most important binding factors in any community or society. In childhood services too, celebrations can be a great way to nurture a sense of being and belonging in children, when planned and implemented with sensitivity and reflection. Here are a few things to keep in mind when incorporating celebrations in early childhood services.
A key objective of the National Quality Framework is to promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care services. Every service is required to be assessed and rated for quality by regulatory bodies and self-assessment is one of the most important steps in this entire process. Here is a bit more about the importance of self-assessment in the early care and education context.
A service assessment and rating visit is an opportunity to demonstrate the strengths of your service and seek useful feedback. It is important to be able to articulate your achievements and practices effectively. Here are a few tips for discussing practices that can stand you and your educators in good stead during your next assessment and rating visit.
When writing Summative Assessments it provides you an opportunity to summarise all the documentation you have collected on each child's learning and development and "sum" up to emphasize children's strengths and make learning visible.
The following National Quality Areas Posters include a definition of the Quality Area and the standards for each. These standards are high-level outcome statements. These can be displayed within the service and for Educators to use as a quick reference guide.