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The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 30th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…

ACECQA’s seventh occasional paper shares detailed analysis and insights into the quality of children’s education and care services based on the socio‑economic status of their location. Children from more disadvantaged…

ACECQA has today published findings from a Quality improvement research project, undertaken during 2019. The research was commissioned by ACECQA and conducted by Macquarie University, in partnership with Queensland University…

The Australian Government continues to support education and care services and providers with up to date information about COVID-19. Health Information The Australian Government Department of Health is sharing information…

ACECQA’s latest quarterly National Quality Framework Snapshot finds the proportion of services rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above has remained steady at 80% since December 2019. As at…

The Australian Government today announced a new national toll free helpline for families looking for early childhood services and child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister for Education, Dan Tehan…

The Australian Government has announced that around one million families are set to receive free child care during the coronavirus pandemic under a plan that will help the early childhood…

Health Information The Australian Government Department of Health has created a webpage sharing information on management of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia as a health emergency. This page will be…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s (ACECQA) family focused brand, StartingBlocks.gov.au, has launched exciting new quality early learning videos for families and the community about the importance and…

For the first time, 80% of education and care services are Meeting or Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS). This significant milestone was highlighted in the quarterly NQF Snapshot released…

As previously advised in the ACECQA Newsletter, this year changes to the National Regulations bring in new staffing requirements. The National Regulations now require centre-based services to have a second…

Today the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, released its third Annual Performance Report on the National Quality Framework (NQF). With around one…

The Australian Government has announced ongoing funding for ACECQA, to ensure the continued provision of high quality early learning services for Australian families. This commitment by the Australian Government was…

From 16 November 2019, ACECQA will be the assessing authority for two occupations: Child care centre manager - listed as part of the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List Child…

StartingBlocks.gov.au - Your first step into early childhood education & care - provides families with information about quality education and care. It’s a great starting point to: learn about children's…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 26th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…

On 28 June 2019, Education Ministers agreed to extend a number of transitional workforce provisions to address the ongoing challenges faced by the children’s education and care sector in building…

We want to hear from educators and in particular teachers to understand more about the workforce in our sector, including how you find and use information and resources about the…

In June 2019 the ACECQA Board decided to extend an existing transitional measure that recognises primary trained teachers who have completed an approved early childhood diploma as ‘equivalent early childhood…

ACECQA wants to hear about families’ experiences choosing an education and care service for their child, and information they used to make their decisions. This survey is open to current…