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More than 14,000 education and care services quality rated

Thursday 10 August, 2017

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.

Removal of paper-based forms from 1 Oct 2017

Friday 4 August, 2017

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

Children's education and care service standards on the rise

Thursday 11 May, 2017

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’S Occasional Paper 4

Thursday 20 April, 2017

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.

Guidance materials for family day care sector

Monday 27 February, 2017

New resources are available for family day care educators, providers, nominated supervisors and coordinators.

Ministers agree to changes to the National Quality Framework

Monday 13 February, 2017

The Australian, state and territory education Ministers have agreed to changes to the National Quality Framework, following a review of the National Partnership Agreement on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Assessment and rating data show continued quality improvement in children’s education and care sector

Thursday 9 February, 2017

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 Board appoints new CEO

Tuesday 3 January, 2017

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.  

Minor amendments to National Regulations

Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Education and care providers can continue to decide who their certified supervisors are without needing a separate approval from the regulatory authority.

Board Chair and Deputy Chair announced

Friday 16 December, 2016

Ms Judy Hebblethwaite and Ms Catherine Hudson have been appointed as Chair and Deputy Chair, respectively, of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority Board.


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