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On this page you will find resources to help you communicate the changes to the National Quality Framework (from 1 October 2017) and the National Quality Standard (from 1 February…

On 15 September 2017, the Education Council made the Education and Care Services National Amendment Regulations 2017 (Amendment Regulations).

As at 30 June 2017, 14,106 children’s education and care services (91 per cent of all services approved to operate under the National Quality Framework) have received a quality rating, with 73 per cent rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above. There have also been almost 2,500 quality rating reassessments.

From 1 October 2017 there will be less paper-based forms for the National Quality Framework.

As at 31 March 2017, 73% of children’s education and care services are rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, up from 69% a year ago.

ACECQA has published its fourth occasional paper, analysing one of the most challenging areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS), Quality Area 3 – Physical environment. The NQS assesses the safety and suitability of the physical environment, as well as whether it offers a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.

This news item is no longer current. For up-to-date guidance materials for the family day care sector, click here ACECQA is working with representatives from state, territory and the Australian…

More than 70 per cent of children’s education and care services have been rated at Meeting National Quality Standard (NQS) or above, according to new data released in the latest National Quality Framework Snapshot.

ACECQA has published its fifth occasional paper analysing Quality Area 7 – Leadership and service management.

Ms Gabrielle Sinclair will be appointed by the Board of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as the new ACECQA Chief Executive Officer.