Quality Area 4 – Staffing arrangements

Introduction

The aim of Quality Area 4 under the National Quality Standard is to ensure the provision of qualified and experienced educators, coordinators and nominated supervisors who are able to develop warm, respectful relationships with children, create safe and predictable environments and encourage children’s active engagement in the learning program.

Staffing arrangements

Standard 4.1 Staffing arrangements Staffing arrangements enhance children's learning and development.
Element 4.1.1 Organisation of educators The organisation of educators across the service supports children's learning and development.
Element 4.1.2 Continuity of staff Every effort is made for children to experience continuity of educators at the service.
Standard 4.2 Professionalism Management, educators and staff are collaborative, respectful and ethical.
Element 4.2.1 Professional collaboration Management, educators and staff work with mutual respect and collaboratively, and challenge and learn from each other, recognising each other’s strengths and skills.
Element 4.2.2 Professional standards Professional standards guide practice, interactions and relationships.