Quality Area 4 - Staffing arrangements

Thursday 11 April, 2013

The Quality Area Staffing arrangements requires services to ensure they are meeting adequate staffing arrangements as required under the National Quality Framework.

This means the provision of qualified and experienced staff who are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program.

Quality Area 4: Standards and elements

Standard 4.1

Staffing arrangements enhance children’s learning and development and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Element 4.1.1

Educator-to-child ratios and qualification requirements are maintained at all times.

Standard 4.2

Educators, co-ordinators and staff members are respectful and ethical.

Element 4.2.1

Professional standards guide practice, interactions and relationships.

Element 4.2.2

Educators, co-ordinators and staff members work collaboratively and affirm, challenge, support and learn from each other to further develop their skills and to improve practice and relationships.

Element 4.2.3

Interactions convey mutual respect, equity and recognition of each other’s strengths and skills.


Read about the other quality areas here.

Additional information about the quality area, standards and elements can be found in the Guide to the National Quality Standard.