ACECQA Newsletter Issue 4 2017
In her first We Hear You blog as the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) Chief Executive Officer, Gabrielle Sinclair shares her thoughts about the way ACECQA works with its government partners to support quality improvement for every child.
- a PowerPoint presentation outlining the key changes for centre-based and family day care services which can be used at staff meetings and for training purposes
- an information sheet explaining the revised National Quality Standard and other changes from 1 February 2018
- a copy of the revised National Quality Standard, in handout and poster formats
- a helpful comparison of the current and revised NQS.
Visit the ACECQA website for the full range of resources and for more information.
- what they do well and why (linking to best practice, philosophy, ethics and standards)
- the value or benefit of the outcomes to all stakeholders
- the effectiveness of service processes in contributing to these outcomes
- areas for improvement.
Documenting and sharing progress
- if making minor changes or additions to the service philosophy, document any resulting change to policies and procedures
- evidence any change in practice that leads to improved outcomes for children (for example, implementing the outcomes of an action research project)
- document outcomes of the service’s self-assessment (for example, meeting minutes where practice is discussed, notes in newsletters, actions derived from feedback surveys).
Integrating other plans
The next step
Reflections for your next team meeting:
- How and when is quality improvement discussed and documented?
- How does the self-assessment process work and who contributes to the strengths of service practice?
- How is the leadership and responsibility for QIP goals distributed?
- Is everyone at the service familiar with the strengths identified through self-assessment?
- Stepping into the shoes of an authorised officer, what do you think they would look for when determining if an element or standard was met?