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We have published our ninth occasional paper, analysing serious incidents relating to injury, trauma, or illness. Supporting children’s safety, health and wellbeing is the first and most important objective of…

The proportion of children’s education and care services rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above remains at 89%, according to the latest quarterly NQF Snapshot. “There has been a…

In October 2021, Education Ministers approved the publication of Shaping Our Future: the National Children’s Education and Care Workforce Strategy (2022-2031) to support the recruitment, retention, sustainability and quality of…

In 2022, Education Ministers agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework based on findings from the 2019 NQF Review. The 2019 NQF Review included extensive consultation with the sector…

From today, the following new regulatory requirements now apply to centre based services that provide regular transportation: Approved providers and nominated supervisors must ensure a staff member or nominated supervisor…

Standards of children’s education and care services continue to rise. The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot finds 89% of services are rated Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above – the…

In acknowledging their continued importance supporting high quality education and care, all Australian, state and territory Education Ministers have now collectively approved updates to Australia’s two national approved learning frameworks…

As transportation can present heightened risks to the safety of children when children get in or out of vehicles and when they arrive at or leave the service, the following…

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

The latest quarterly NQF Snapshot shows there are more than 17,000 services approved under the National Quality Framework (NQF) to provide children’s education and care services across Australia. Importantly, 88%…