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Throughout 2021, Australian governments and sector stakeholders closely collaborated to develop Shaping Our Future, a ten-year strategy (2022–31) to ensure a sustainable, high-quality children’s education and care workforce. In August…

Every child has the right to access, participate and be included in all aspects of community life, including their education and care setting. A key piece of legislation which protects…

The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot finds 88% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the highest proportion since quality ratings began in 2012. The report…

ACECQA has published its eighth occasional paper, marking the first decade of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care. The NQF includes the Education and Care Services…

Across July and August, we’re rolling out a digital campaign to communicate and engage with families and communities. The campaign raises awareness of the StartingBlocks.gov.au website and the benefits of…

The Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) for the 2019 National Quality Framework (NQF) Review has now been published. Based on findings from the 2019 NQF Review, Commonwealth, State and Territory…

All approved providers are encouraged to share their views, experiences and perceptions of the administrative requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF). The results of the research will be included…

Approved providers are asked to share their views, experiences and perceptions of the administrative requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF). This is the sixth time ACECQA has run this…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 37th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…

New features are available on the StartingBlocks.gov.au website. Families can: find local services and view their vacancies, costs, quality ratings and inclusions compare services side-by-side estimate their out-of-pocket costs get…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University was engaged by ACECQA on behalf of all governments earlier in 2021 to…

The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot finds 87% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the highest proportion since quality ratings began in 2012. The report…

Today the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), in collaboration with all governments, released the fifth Annual Performance Report on the National Quality Framework (NQF). This year's report…

From 7 February 2022 service fees, vacancies, quality ratings and inclusions will be published on our Starting Blocks.gov.au website. This information will stop being published on the Child Care Finder…

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) today released its 35th NQF Snapshot report, summarising quality rating results for education and care services operating under the National Quality…

Commissioned by Education Ministers, and facilitated by ACECQA, national sector stakeholders and all Australian governments have closely collaborated to co-design a new ten-year workforce strategy to help ensure a sustainable…

On 7 July 2021, Education Ministers agreed to amendments to the Education and Care National Regulations (National Regulations) regarding the transportation of children. Children are sometimes transported, or travel on…

For children’s education and care services operating in multi-storey buildings, there are increased risks when evacuating young children and babies. This is why ACECQA has recently published National Quality Framework…

A national consortium led by a partnership between Macquarie University, Queensland University of Technology and Edith Cowan University was engaged by ACECQA on behalf of all governments to deliver the…

Approved providers must ensure each of their services has a range of policies and procedures to support all educators and other service staff to deliver quality and safe education and…