Latest news

Read the latest news updates from ACECQA. You can also subscribe to the ACECQA Newsletter and read our blog We Hear You.

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…