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Ministers agree on changes to support NQF implementation

Friday 11 April, 2014

Amendments to the National Regulations to support the implementation of the National Quality Framework were agreed to by all state and territory ministers and the Australian Government today. Ministers also discussed actions to streamline the quality rating process.

New training videos for the NQA ITS

Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Three short training videos showing services how to register and use the National Quality Agenda IT System (NQA ITS) are available on ACECQA’s website. 

ACECQA’s submissions to two Senate inquiries

Monday 24 March, 2014

ACECQA has submitted its submissions to the Senate inquiries into:

  • The immediate future of the childcare sector in Australia, and
  • The delivery of quality and affordable early childhood education and care services.

Both submissions can be read here.

NSW Outside School Hours Care service recognised for exceptional practice

Thursday 20 March, 2014

A second NSW children’s education and care service has been awarded the Excellent rating, the highest rating a service can receive under the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Warrawee Care Centre joins 10 other services across Australia that have been rated Excellent by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), including the only other Excellent rated service in NSW, Amarina Early Learning Centre. 

Planning for Harmony Day

Thursday 20 March, 2014

If you are planning Harmony Day experiences and activities with children, families and educators, remember the overall message of the day – ‘Everyone Belongs’.

It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.

South Australia continues excellence in children’s education and care

Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Chancery Lane Montessori Preschool is the fourth children’s education and care service in South Australia to be awarded the Excellent rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

Queensland long day care service awarded Excellent rating

Wednesday 26 February, 2014

The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) has awarded Condy Park Preschool and Kindergarten with the Excellent rating, the highest rating a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Bribie Island kindergarten recognised for its excellence

Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Bribie Island Community Kindergarten has been awarded the Excellent rating by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the highest rating a service can achieve under the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Wynnum Family Day Care Presented Excellent Award

Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Queensland Education, Training and Employment Minister John-Paul Langbroek today presented the first family day care service in Australia to receive the Excellent rating with their award.

The Excellent rating is awarded by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and is the highest rating a children’s education and care service can achieve under the National Quality Framework (NQF).

NQF continues to raise quality standards of children’s education and care

Thursday 6 February, 2014

Almost 60 per cent of assessed children’s education and care services are Meeting or Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS), according to the latest National Quality Framework (NQF) report.


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