Getting to know the NQS
Welcome to 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 is designed to encourage educators and others to get to know the NQS very well, based on the detailed information contained in the Guide to the National Quality Standard, published by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The series is suitable for all the service types covered by the NQS.
Presented by early childhood expert Anne Stonehouse, each episode explains the purpose and content of the Quality Areas, providing examples and suggestions. 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! Each episode concludes with a list of questions for discussion among colleagues. The series is accompanied by a Resources guide, which contains the scripts for each episode and a compilation of NQS PLP resources that are relevant to each Quality Area.
Each episode in the series can be viewed separately, in any order, but we strongly recommend that you watch the Introduction first.