Getting to know the NQS

It’s finally here! We are very pleased to launch our new video series, Getting to know the NQS. Over the course of eight episodes, this series explores and explains each of the Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS), including each of the 58 Elements. The series features footage of children and educators in a range of services, along with animation developed for the project—all to keep you interested and engaged!

A new series of Case Studies is out now!

The first of two short articles focusing on Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management is now available. In this set of case studies, we visit two services to discuss leadership: the first, a long day care centre in western Sydney; and the second, a family day care service in Brisbane. This series of articles are published on the Case Studies page from the Resources section.

New Talking about practice video!

The latest video in the Talking about practice series—‘Achieving quality in educational programs and practice’ —is now available for viewing. In this video, Judy Radich visits the Karana Downs Early Education Centre (KDEEC) in western Brisbane, where she talks with Trisha (the director) and Scott and Sharon (the owners/licensees). Their conversation highlights the significance of a shared vision between all those involved at the centre—owners, director, educators, families and children.

What's New

  • Newsletter 75: Reflections on the journey so far   In this e-Newsletter, Jenni Connor takes a look at how far the early... more information
  • The quality improvement process In this video, Luke Touhill visits two services, Campbell Street Children’s Centre and AIS Caretaker’s Cottage Child... more information
  • Quality Area 7: Leadership and service management The importance of leadership in early childhood services is a feature of the... more information
  • Discussing butterflies’ markings This vignette shows using an image on an iPad™, an educator and several four-year-old children discuss protective... more information
  • Quality Area 3: Physical environment The National Quality Standard reminds us that the physical environment plays a ‘critical role’ in contributing... more information

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