Ratings review panel decisions

Under the National Law, ACECQA is responsible for administering applications from approved providers for second tier reviews of rating levels.

Second tier review decisions are made by a panel of three experts drawn from ACECQA’s ratings review panel pool. Summaries of the decisions that have been made to date are available below:

STR0057

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Education Standards Board South Australia [2020] ACECQA RRP STR0057 (6 February 2020)

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Program – Learning and development – Program learning opportunities – Routines - Maximise opportunities for children’s learning

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

OVERALL RATING: Working Towards NQS

STR0056

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education [2020] ACECQA RRP STR0056 (29 January 2020)

Catchword summary: Educational program - practice - framework - documentation - observation - planning - learning - development - rights - physical environment - relationships - educators collaborate - partnership - governance - leadership - exceeding theme - supporting evidence - embedded - critical reflection - staff meeting - robust discussion - robust debate - meaningful engagement - families - community - collaborate - partnership - inclusion

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0055

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and WA Department of Communities [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0055 (10 December 2019)

Catchword summary: Relationships - babies - toddlers - children - educators - dignity - rights - privacy - routine - transition - bathroom - toilet - toileting - nappy change - rest - sleep

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 5

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1.2

Not Met

Met

STR0054

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0054 (21 November 2019)

Catchword summary: Children’s health and safety – Health - Practices and procedures – Physical environment – Design – Fit for purpose – Use – Inclusive environment – Governance and leadership – Leadership – Development of professionals – Working Towards NQS – Meeting NQS

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

3.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR0053

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0053 (21 November 2019)

Catchword summary: Educational program - practice - children - physical environment - design - relationships - governance - evidence - submission - exceeding theme - learning - development - educators - staff meeting - critical reflection - meaningful engagement - families - community - inclusion

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0052

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Department of Education Queensland [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0052 (3 December 2019)

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Enhances each child’s learning and development – Facilitate and extend – Assessment and planning – Planned and reflective approach – Children’s health and safety – Physical environment – Design – Use – Staffing arrangements – Professionalism – Relationships between educators and children – Relationships between children – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities - Supportive relationships with families – Governance – Leadership – Meeting NQS – Exceeding NQS – Exceeding Themes

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0051

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Department of Education and Training Victoria (2019) ACECQA RRP STR0051 (15 October 2019)

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Program – Program learning opportunities – Relationships with children – Relationships between educators and children – Positive educator to child interactions – Responsive and meaningful interactions – Trusting relationships – Governance and leadership – Effective leadership – positive organisational culture – Working towards

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 5

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR0050

Decision: Approved provider’ and WA Education and Care Regulatory Unit [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0050 (9 October 2019) 

Catchword summary: Exceeding NQS – consideration of evidence – educational program and practice – physical environment – staffing arrangements – relationships with children – collaborative partnerships with families and communities – governance and leadership.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

1.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

1.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

1.3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

3.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

4.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

4.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

5.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

5.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

6.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

7.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

7.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding

STR0049

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0049 (23 August 2019)

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Educators facilitate and extend each child’s learning and development– Assessment and planning – Planned and reflective approach – Children’s health and safety – Health – Safety – Physical environment - Design – Use – Staffing arrangements – Professionalism – collaborative – respectful – ethical – Relationships with children – respectful and equitable relationships – Relationships between children – sensitive responsive relationships – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Supportive relationships – Governance and leadership – operation of a quality service

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

1.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0048

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education and Training (2019) ACECQA RRP STR0048 [6 August 2019]

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Program – learning and development – Design – Staffing arrangements – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Enhance children’s inclusion, learning and wellbeing – Governance and leadership – Operation of a service – Exceeding Themes – Exceeding NQS – Meeting NQS

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0047

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and Western Australian Department of Communities [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0047 (1 August 2019) 

Catchword summary: Leadership - educational leader - planning - planning cycle - assessment - educational program - documentation - reflection 

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 7

Working towards NQS

Working towards NQS

7.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0046

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and WA Education and Care Regulatory Unit [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0046 (10 July 2019) 

Catchword summary: Meeting NQS – assessment and planning cycle – critical reflection – educational leader – staff qualification

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.3.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.3.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0045

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and Western Australia Department of Communities [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0045 (9 July 2019) PDF

Catchword summary: Program – Approved Learning Framework – Practice – Assessment and Planning Cycle – Critical Reflection

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1.1

Not Met

Met

1.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.3.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.3.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0044

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0044 (10 July 2019)

Catchword summary: Children’s health and safety – Safety – Each child is protected – Physical environment – Design – Staffing arrangements – Professionalism – Relationships – Relationships between educators and children – Relationships between children – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Supportive relationships with families

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0043

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education (13 May 2019)ACECQA RRP STR0043 PDF

Catchword summary: Staffing arrangements – Exceeding themes – Practice is embedded in service operations – Practice is informed by critical reflection 

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

 

STR0042

Decision: Approved provider’ and NSW Early Childhood Education Directorate, NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0042  (23 April 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: exceeding themes – Practice is embedded in service operations – practice is informed by critical reflection – practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0041

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Department of Education and Training Victoria [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0041 (5 April 2019)

Catchword summary: Educational program and practice – Program – Child-centred – Program learning opportunities – Practice – Responsive teaching and scaffolding – Assessment and planning – Assessment and planning cycle – Critical reflection – Relationships with children – Relationships between children – Self-regulation

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

1.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.3.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.3.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 5

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.2.2

Not Met    

Not Met    

STR0040

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education (12 March 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: Safe sleeping practices – Adequate supervision – Management systems – Professional development of educators

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

2.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

7.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR0039

Decision:  ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education (12 March 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: Effective illness and injury management – Healthy eating – Adequate supervision – Self-regulation – Management systems – Meaningful engagement with families and community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

2.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

2.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 5

Working Towards

Working Towards

5.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

5.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

7.2

Meeting 

Meeting 

STR0038

Decision:  Approved provider’ and Western Australia Department of Communities [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0036  (25 February 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: Exceeding themes – Practice is embedded in service operations – practice is informed by critical reflection – practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0037

Decision:  ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0037 (15 February 2019)  PDF 

Catchword summary: Working Towards NQS – hygiene – medication – allergies – safe sleep practices – rockers – behaviour guidance – implementation of policies and procedures

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

Quality Area 5

Working Towards

Working Towards

5.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

Quality Area 7

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

STR0036

Decision:  Approved provider’ and Western Australia Department of Communities [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0036  (25 February 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: Exceeding themes – Practice is embedded in service operations – practice is informed by critical reflection – practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0035

Decision: Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education (18 January 2019) PDF 

Catchword summary: Effective illness and injury management – Upkeep of premises

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards

Meeting

3.1

Working Towards

Meeting

3.1.2

Not Met

Met

STR0034

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2019] ACECQA RRP STR0034 (18 January 2019)  PDF 

Catchword summary: Working Towards NQS – illness and injury management – evacuation procedures – risk assessments – rehearsal of emergency procedures – minor adjustments

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

2.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

Quality Area 7

Working Towards

Working Towards

7.1

Working Towards

Working Towards

STR0033

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education [2018] ACECQA RRP STR0030  (13 December 2018) PDF 

Catchword summary: Exceeding themes – practice is informed by critical reflection – practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting

Meeting

1.2

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 5

Meeting

Exceeding

5.1

Meeting

Exceeding

5.2

Meeting

Exceeding

STR0032

Decision: Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education [2017]  (30 October 2018)     PDF

Catchword summary: Exceeding themes – practice is embedded in service operations, practice is informed by critical reflection and practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community – health practices and procedures – upkeep – environmentally responsible.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting

Meeting

1.1

Meeting

Meeting

1.2

Meeting

Meeting

1.3

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 2

Working Towards

Meeting

2.1

Working Towards

Meeting

2.1.1

Met

Met

2.1.2

Not Met

Met

2.2

Met

Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards

Working Towards

3.1

Working Towards

Meeting

3.1.1

Not Met

Met

3.2

Working Towards

Working Towards

3.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 4

Meeting

Meeting

4.2

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 5

Meeting

Meeting

5.1

Meeting

Meeting

5.2

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 6

Meeting

Meeting

6.1

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 7

Meeting

Meeting

7.1

Meeting

Meeting

7.2

Meeting

Meeting

STR0031

Decision: Approved provider’ and Department of Local Government and Communities, Education and Care Regulatory Unit (WA) [2018] ACECQA RRP STR0031  (12 November 2018)     PDF 

Catchword summary: Exceeding themes – practice is informed by critical reflection – practice is shaped by meaningful engagement with families and/or the community

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting

Meeting

2.1

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 3

Meeting

Meeting

3.1

Meeting

Meeting

3.2

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 5

Meeting

Meeting

5.2

Meeting

Meeting

Quality Area 7

Meeting

Meeting

7.1

Meeting

Meeting

7.2

Meeting

Meeting

STR0030

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education [2018] ACECQARRPstr0030  (08 October 2018)    PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: significant improvement required rating – sleep and supervision – swimming pool in NSW family day care – softfall – emergency drills – risk assessments

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Significant Improvement Required

Working towards NQS

2.2

Significant Improvement Required

Working towards NQS

2.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

2.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0029

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education [2018] ACECQARRPstr0029  (26 March 2018)    PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: using routines to maximise children’s learning - adequate, safe use and convenient access to bathroom facilities - working directly with children – appropriate supervision – sleep/rest time

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working towards NQS

Working towards NQS

1.1

Working towards NQS

Working towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1.1

Not Met

Met

Quality Area 4

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1.1

Not Met

Met

STR0028

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and  NSW Department of Education [2017] ACECQARRPstr0028  (19 January 2018)   PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: children’s health, safety or wellbeing - notify regulatory authority - proposed change to education and care service premises - replacement of boundary fence - notifiable event

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 7

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

7.3

Working towards NQS

Meeting NQS

7.3.3

Not Met

Met

STR0027

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Queensland Department of Education[2017] ACECQARRPstr0027  (18 September 2017) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: safe sleep practices – recommended guidelines – sleeping environment – comparability of ratings – respecting families’ practices

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working towards NQS

Working towards NQS

2.1

Working towards NQS

Working towards NQS

2.1.2 

Not Met

Not Met

STR0026

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and Regulatory Authority [2017] ACECQARRPstr0026  (26 April 2017) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Assessing risk -  minimum standards – compliance - cumulative risk – point in time assessment – role of Significant Improvement Required rating 

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Overall rating

Significant Improvement Required

Significant Improvement Required

STR0025

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and SA Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board [2017] ACECQARRPstr0025  (28 February 2017) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Regular critical reflection – inconsistencies in planning – enhancing the program and learning through the environment – consistent promotion of sustainable practices – arrangement and organisation of educators – engaging families to significantly contribute to decisions – review governance arrangements at service level 

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

7.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0024

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2017] ACECQARRPstr0024 (28 February 2017)   PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Children self-serving at mealtimes – children’s agency – compulsory group times – children’s being asked to wait – promoting health – minor adjustment policy – effective steps and strategies – risk assessments – effectively organised – flexibility to respond – encouraging environmental responsibility in the community – panel to conduct reviews as it sees fit  

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

3.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0023

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2017] ACECQARRPstr0023 (23 January 2017)  PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Reassessment – point in time assessment – inconsistent practice – each child experiences warm and responsive interactions – each child is able to engage with educators – conflict resolution with younger children

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 5

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

5.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

5.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0022

Decision: ‘Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2016] ACECQARRPstr0022 (15 August 2016) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary:  Evidence of practice that exceeds the standard - child protection awareness actively raised with families - opportunities for self-initiated play and exploration - children actively contributing to sustainability - organisation of educators contributes to a high quality environment - children display confidence in their environment - range of opportunities for families to  contribute to service decisions - each child participates fully in the program - review of governance arrangements contributes to effective management - evaluation of service in partnership with families

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0021

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of SA [2016] ACECQARRPstr0021 (13 January 2016)  PDF DOC

Catchword summary: The difference between Meeting and Exceeding – inconsistent implementation of ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluation

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0020

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education and Communitities [2016] ACECQARRPstr0020 (13 January 2016)) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: The difference between meeting and exceeding – interactive process that drives development of program - critical reflection – establishing links with community and support agencies – facilitate access to inclusion and support assistance – review of governance arrangements – good quality practice expected at a Meeting NQS level

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

6.3

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

6.3.1

Not met

Met

6.3.3

Not met

Met

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0019

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and NSW Department of Education and Communitities [2015] ACECQARRPstr0019 (8 December 2015) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Working Towards NQS – staff performance review and appraisal –performance sometimes evaluated – plans to encourage continuous improvement

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.2

Not met

Not met

STR0018

Decision: 'Approved provider’ and Qld Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education and Training [2015] ACECQARRPstr0018 (11 November 2015) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Exceeding NQS – attuned to the needs of all children – effective supervision – actively raise awareness of child protection issues – active participation by children – enhance the learning environment– actively encouraging engagement – modelling strategies – children learning collaboratively – positive behaviour guidance – families offered opportunities for active service involvement – opportunities for families to be actively involved and significantly contribute to service decisions – information provided to families in accessible format – information available to families to support parenting and family wellbeing – seeking feedback from families

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

STR0017

Decision: ‘Approved Provider’ and WA Department of Local Government and Communities [2015] ACECQARRPstr0017 (11 September 2015) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Exceeding the NQS – educational leadership – ‘suitably qualified’ educational leader – effective curriculum – induction processes – governance arrangements – continuity of educators – statement of philosophy – self-assessment – Quality Improvement Plan – continuous improvement – individual development plans – performance management – action plans – professional development

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0016

Decision: ‘Approved Provider’ and NSW Department of Education [2015] ACECQARRPstr0016 (30 June 2015) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Exceeding the NQS – insufficient evidence – design and location of the premises – all outdoor and indoor spaces – inclusive environment – promoting competence – independent exploration – learning through play – professional standards embedded in practice, interactions and relationships – high level of collaboration – respectful and equitable relationships – consistently warm and responsive interactions – open interactions – each child is consistently included and involved in the program – sensitive and responsive relationships – collaborative learning opportunities

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 5

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

5.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0015

Decision: 'Approved Provider' ACT Government Education and Training Directorate [2015] ACECQARRPstr0015 (02 March 2015) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Maximising learning through routines and the broader program – transitions – critical reflection – child protection – legislative requirements across jurisdictions – educator collaboration – respectful interactions – children’s decision making – positive behaviour guidance – dignity and rights of children

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

2.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.3.4

Not Met

Not Met

4.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

4.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

4.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

5.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

5.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR0014

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0014 (15 October 2014) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Each child – foundation of program – assessing routines on an unusual day at the service – ongoing cycle of planning – critical reflection – first tier review timeframe

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR0013

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0013 (9 September 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Asthma and anaphylaxis qualification requirements – at all times – reassessment – practice of emergency procedures

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1.4

Not Met

Not Met

2.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.3.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR0012

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0012 (9 September 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Comparability of ratings – relationships with families

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

STR0011

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0011 (21 May 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Programming documentation, Critical reflection, reflective practice, critical reflection pro-forma.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

1.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR0010

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0010 (21 May 2014) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Routines and maximising learning – changing practice on the day of the visit – each child’s learning – participation in the program – maximising learning in the broader program – allocation of time within a visit – each child’s agency – choices – planning for individual children – integration of observations into planning cycle – critical reflection – opportunities to provide information.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.6

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

STR009

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria [2014] ACECQARRPstr0009 (16 April 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Routines and maximising learning – each child – participation in the program – inconsistent quality – supporting children’s engagement – each child’s agency – choices – planning for individual children – ongoing cycle of planning – information clearly displayed – protecting children from harm and hazard – bottle feeding supervision – appropriate opportunities to meet each child's needs for sleep, rest and relaxation – plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies are practised and implemented – limited resources available – provisions to support open ended experiences – staffing arrangements – interactions with children that build trusting relationships – opportunities for meaningful, open interactions between children and educators – positive behaviour guidance – dignity and rights of children – effective administrative systems.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

Quality Area 3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

Quality Area 4

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

4.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

Quality Area 5

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

5.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

STR008

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2014] ACECQARRPstr0008 (24 February 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Routines and maximising learning – each child – participation in the program – assessor verbal feedback – critical reflection on children’s learning and development – physical activity indoors – flexible use, and interaction between indoor and outdoor space – access to resources – quality experiences in both built and natural environments – sustainable practices – performance evaluation of educators, co-ordinators and staff members – individual development plans – support performance improvement.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.5

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

1.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

3.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

3.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

3.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.3.1

Not Met

Not Met

3.3.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR007

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria [2014] ACECQARRPstr0007 (6 February 2014) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: inconsistent quality and routines – consistent use of routines to support learning opportunities, inconsistent quality and promoting children’s agency, importance of observations during the Assessment and Ratings process.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.3

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.6

Not Met

Not Met

STR006

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0004 (21 November 2013) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Exceeding the NQS - each child’s health is promoted - rest and relaxation experiences - healthy eating and physical activity are embedded in the program - spontaneous activity – insufficient evidence - each child is protected - supervision practices - analysis of incidents and risk assessments - family and community awareness of child protection issues - design and location of the premises – absence of any accidents - flexible use and interaction between indoor and outdoor space - inclusive environment - independent exploration and learning through play.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

2.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR005

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0005 (21 November 2013) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: First aid qualifications – compliance with regulations, documentation of staff development plans

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1.4

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 7

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

7.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

STR004

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0004 (21 November 2013) PDF DOC

Catchword summary: Approved learning framework informs the development of a curriculum – each child – program is organised in ways that maximise learning - ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluation – plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies are practised and implemented – plans are developed in consultation with relevant authorities.

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.3

Not Met

Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.3.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

3.2

Meeting NQS

Exceeding NQS

3.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 4

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

4.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 6

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

6.3

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

Quality Area 7

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.1

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

7.2

Meeting NQS

Meeting NQS

STR003

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0003 (27 August 2013) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Planned and spontaneous physical activity – each child –sustainable practices

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.2.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

3.1

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

3.3.1

Not Met

Met

STR002

Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0002 (24 July 2013) PDF | DOC

Catchword summary: Approved learning framework informs the development of curriculum – each child – critical reflection – routine sleep times – natural environments – sustainable practices – professional standards guide practice

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.1.1

Not Met

Not Met

1.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

1.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

1.2.3

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

2.1.2

Not Met

Not Met

2.1.3

Not Met

Met

Quality Area 3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

3.3

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

3.3.1

Not Met

Not Met

3.3.2

Not Met

Not Met

Quality Area 4

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

4.2

Working Towards NQS

Working Towards NQS

4.2.1

Not Met

Not Met

STR0001
Decision: 'Approved Provider' and NSW Department of Education and Communities [2013] ACECQARRPstr0001 (26 March 2013) PDF | DOC
Catchword summary: Appropriate opportunities to meet each child's needs for sleep, rest and relaxation - routine sleep times and non-sleepers

 

Regulatory authority decision

Ratings Review Panel decision

Quality Area 2

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1

Working Towards NQS

Meeting NQS

2.1.2

Not Met

Met