National Quality Framework

The National Quality Framework is an agreement between all Australian Government Child Departments to work together to provide better educational and developmental outcomes for children. This framework provides a new quality standard for early education and covers care across day care centres including long day care, family day care, kindergarten and outside school hours care.

The National Quality Framework Includes:

  • The National Law and National Regulations

  • The National Quality Standard

  • An Assessment and quality rating process

  • National learning frameworks

What this means for you is:

  • Educational Program and Practice: your child is supported to participate in play and learning

  • Children’s Health and Safety: your child is protected from illness and hazards

  • Physical Environment: your child plays in a safe and well-maintained environment

  • Staffing Arrangements: there is always a high ratio of caring educators to give your child the attention they need

  • Partnerships with Families and Communities: local community involvement and respect and inclusion of all beliefs and values

  • Leadership and Service Management: your child is cared for in a positive environment

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The major benefits of the National Quality Framework include:

  • Improved educator to child ratios, ensuring children have greater individual care and attention

  • Educators with increased skills and qualifications

  • Better support for children’s learning and development through approved learning frameworks

  • Consistent, transparent information on educators, providers, and services in the national registers