The NQF introduces a new quality standard to improve education and care across long day care, family day care, preschool/kindergarten, and outside school hours care.
The National Quality Standard (NQS) promotes continuous quality improvement.
Children’s education and care services covered under the Education and Care Services National Law are assessed and rated against the NQS. The process reflects a uniform approach to assessment and reporting across the range of service settings. The relevant regulatory authority in each state and territory undertakes the assessment and rating process. It is also the point of contact for any questions services may have about the assessment and rating process.
The National Quality Standard ratings
Ratings promote transparency and accountability and help parents assess the quality of education and care services available. Every service receives a rating for each quality area and an overall rating. These ratings must be displayed by each service and are published on the ACECQA and the MyChild websites.
Our Pelicans Early Learning Centres participate in the Rating and Assessment process and aims to exceed the National Quality Standard.
For further information on the Rating and Assessment process please speak with your Centre Manager.