Tag: NQF

Insights into the updated National Quality Framework 2018

Research shows quality education and care early in life leads to better health, education and employment outcomes later in life. The early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn. Quality education and care shapes...

/ June 18, 2018

How Bayside Park Early Education Centre achieved an ‘Exceeding’ NQS rating

The director at Bayside Park Early Education Centre, says “we pride ourselves on our relationships with parents – and feel that our open and honest communication provides a solid foundation for us to work together to support, develop and enjoy...

/ February 27, 2018

Plan for everything from QIPs to appraisals with Storypark’s planning tools

Shirley Fyfe from East Sale Kindergarten shares her experiences with using the new Storypark planning tool, and the outcomes the service has seen since using planning across all aspects of their service. East Sale Kindergarten is located at the RAAF...

/ October 4, 2017

From start to review – the ongoing nature of reflective practice

Some practical advice for when undertaking the continuous improvement process is to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable. The sooner we are, the better we can accept the ongoing nature of true reflective practice. From Start to Review: the ongoing...

/ September 6, 2017

Are we protecting or exposing children?

All children have the right to experience quality care and learning opportunities in an environment that provides for their well-being, health and safety, let’s explore what that really means… So we know that a strong sense of health and wellbeing...

/ June 29, 2017

Top 5 Storypark Tips to support the EYLF and the NQF

Storypark is an important tool for communicating with parents about the development of their children and it can also be used in other ways to support the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework. As an advocate for...

/ May 2, 2017

Sustainability and the NQS: program priority or area of focus

Growing gardens, nurturing worm farms, recycling and saving water are all a great start… but let’s ask ourselves, how they are impacting the bigger picture, the outcomes for children and overall community? Sustainability: Program Priority or Area of Focus The...

/ April 5, 2017

What does it take to achieve an ‘Excellent’ NQF rating?

This blog post is written by Narelle Dawson, Director/Teacher at Bribie Island Community Kindergarten, one of only 33 centres in Australia that have achieved an ‘Excellent’ NQF rating. Narelle shares some background, ideas and reflections about being ‘Excellent’.  “The Bribie Island...

/ April 12, 2015