Starting from scratch: scrapping the QIP on the path to exceeding NQS

Spensley Street outside school hours care (OSHC) co-ordinator Lisa Heard describes deleting the quality improvement plan (QIP) for her service as “the best thing” she ever did, and an integral part of supporting her service to move from a rating of “working towards” to “exceeding” the National Quality Standards (NQS).  

4 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Q4 2018 ACECQA snapshot shows more centres re-assessed as exceeding

The latest ACECQA snapshot report, released yesterday in relation to Q4 2018, showed 270 or 26 per cent, of all services that were subjected to a reassessment by their state or territory regulatory authority between October and December 2018 either maintained their prior rating of exceeding or saw an improvement from a working towards or meeting rating to exceeding.

7 days ago

by Jason Roberts

Reconciliation Australia invites ECEC services to nominate for Narragunnawali Awards

Reconciliation Australia has launched the Narragunnawali Awards 2019 for exceptional commitment to reconciliation in education, encouraging early childhood education and care (ECEC) services to apply.

11 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

No celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, SNAICC says

January 26 is a day “to recognise the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”, but there can be no celebration when “our children still face the devastating impacts of colonisation” the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) have said.

17 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Number of NSW children and young people in out-of-home care declining

The rate of children and young people entering out-of-home care in New South Wales is declining, new data from the Productivity Commission in its Report on Government Services (RoGs) has shown.

22 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark