Childcare and Pre-school in Glendenning, Childcare and Pre-School in Erskine Park
National Framework
Meeting National Standards

Connections with the National Quality Framework (NQF)

 

The National Quality Framework (NQF) came together as a result of the agreement of all Australian Governments to establish a national approach to services provided in the childcare industry.

Under the NQF sits the NQS (National Quality Standards) which is made of 7 quality areas that dictate ‘how’ the service must be delivered. It covers the key elements of quality early childhood learning and care - every childcare centre is assessed in their performance against these Standards.

 

The NQS is made up of rules around:

 

  • the educational program

  • children’s health and safety

  • the physical environment

  • the leadership and management of a centre

  • relationships with children

  • partnerships with families and communities

  • staffing arrangements

 

The Standards dictate how child care centres are required to operate but they are also a great tool to help families understand what they should expect of their centre; what to look for and what questions to ask.

 

KIDZSPOT & the NQS

 

At KIDZSPOT our service delivery is aligned to the Standards. Everything we do reflects the academic, social and/or emotional development of our children to ensure we build a strong foundation for a successful future.

 

Quality is an ongoing process.

 

At KIDZSPOT we use the Standards to measure our strengths and identify areas in which we can excel. Our approach to quality is to monitor the success of what we do with a focus on constant and consistent improvement.

 

On a day-to-day basis, our children are involved in a range of activities which are mapped to the following 5 key learning outcomes aligned to the Standards:

 

  • Children have a strong sense of identity

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world

  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • Children are confident and involved learners

  • Children are effective communicators

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