New research examines quality in family day care

Family Day Care Australia has released the findings of the ‘Perspectives on quality in Australian family day care’ research that was conducted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Social Policy Research Centre.

The research, the first of its kind, examined the factors which influence the quality of a family day care service and explored the attributes that high quality services have in common.

Six family day care services participated in the research, which consisted of interviews with educators and parents, visits to services and analysis of what each service had in common and how this could constitute best practice for the sector. Five of these services have been rated Exceeding under the National Quality Standard and the other, Wynnum Family Day Care and Education Service, was rated Excellent.

ACECQA’s Chief Executive Officer, Karen Curtis, spoke at the launch, congratulating FDCA and the services involved in the development of this important publication.

See photos from the launch on the Family Day Care Australia Facebook page.

Read ‘Perspectives on quality in Australian family day care’ on the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre website.

Family Day Care Australia have published an accompanying podcast interview with researchers from the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre