When asked what documents guide their work, most early childhood practitioners would identify the National Quality Framework (NQF), National Quality Standard (NQS), the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the ECA Code of Ethics. Sometimes omitted from this list is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which underpins each of these documents, and forms the foundation of holistic, inclusive professional practice, writes family day care educator, Kylie Turner.

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